Toby

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  1. Toby added a post in a topic New SMAX XC155 in Taiwan   

    The battery is local from http://www.rce.com.tw/ and it was a bit over 200 USD.  
    The shop had NO IDEA how to explain the broken parts or what they were called in English.  I just googled "Sprag Clutch" and sure enough, that is what it is.  Mine was.....um.....how to put this......non functional is the nicest way.  When I tried to start the bike it would make a strange grinding noise and not start.
    Also I recently put a Diablo on the back and an Angel on the front.  They don't make a Diablo for the front size.  Other than that, all I have done is put KMs on it and fuel in it.
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  2. Toby added a post in a topic New SMAX XC155 in Taiwan   

    Better photo of the battery.  

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  3. Toby added a post in a topic New SMAX XC155 in Taiwan   

    Whatever the thing is between the starter and the CVT thing, mine went kaput in a few places.  Got a new one, bike is happy now.  Got a new super-sexy battery as well.






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  4. Toby added a post in a topic New SMAX XC155 in Taiwan   

    First vid from Saturday's ride.  
     
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  5. Toby added a post in a topic New SMAX XC155 in Taiwan   

    damn...thinking about it, I am grandpa age as well.  Son of a .....how did that happen so quickly?
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  6. Toby added a post in a topic New SMAX XC155 in Taiwan   

    The Smax and Tmax are both something special in most every category:  ride, comfort, power, styling and fun.   When you are driving one, you know it and you smile.  You smile when you look at it.  The Xmax looks like every other 300/400 and while the ride is fine, the bike disappears underneath you when you drive it.  It isn't bad looking and it is Yamaha quality, but it is missing the magical wow POW that the S and T have.   
    It is a bike you buy stock, leave stock and just commute with.  A business bike, or a bike for your dad, a Toyota Camry.
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  7. Toby added a post in a topic New SMAX XC155 in Taiwan   

    I drove the Xmax in Thailand, it was a rental but it was new.  Had it for a week and IMHO, it was.....boring.
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  8. Toby added a post in a topic New SMAX XC155 in Taiwan   

    it is a Kymco Racing King 180.  175cc local bike, ABS and already has a USD fort on the front. Not too shabby at all, driver just got it this week.  If it were mine, I would have the engine half replaced by now.....
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  9. Toby added a post in a topic New SMAX XC155 in Taiwan   

    Everything is going good.  Did a mountain ride today, perfect weather but too many cars...




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  10. Toby added a post in a topic New SMAX XC155 in Taiwan   

    I just got a Diablo Rosso 150 in the rear and an Angel in the front.  They seem to be working out ok, no complaints.  
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  11. Toby added a post in a topic New SMAX XC155 in Taiwan   

    It is doing great with the only issue is it is hard on batteries.  Because of the increased...um...everything in the engine the stock battery physical size, combined with battery choices here in Taiwan, result in a huge strain on the battery during startup.  No biggie, batteries are cheap.
     
    It is about time for new tires.  Currently I have Bridgestones without complaint but the current popular tire of the day here is some Michelin.  Not sure what I will end up with.  I leave for a trip to Thailand in a few days (so I will be driving the Honda PCX while there), when I get back I will go tire shopping.  Anybody have suggestions?  I do city and twisty mountain roads, no highway, and I do not ride in the wet/rain very often.
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  12. Toby added a post in a topic Scooter Girls   

    nope, just a brother
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  13. Toby added a post in a topic Scooter Girls   

    Ok here goes, same bike (only added miles/kilometers) same girl.  Photo is a little NSFW so figured I would just put in a link:  https://www.flickr.com/gp/141035932@N02/bU0P8F
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  14. Toby added a post in a topic Scooter Girls   

    oh I need to get back into this topic and post!
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  15. Toby added a post in a topic Scooter Girls   

    Hold my Scotch, I got this.....
     








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