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Old 01-07-2016, 05:11 PM   #41
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Re: Why migrate to a Maxi Scooter?

The surgeries I need are a result of having my hip replaced. Probably looking at having two bulging disk in the low back addressed. My hip has been extra angry this past month and I'm getting "shocked" repeatedly at the belt line down to the knee from nerve pain.

It would take something drastic to keep me off two wheels, but I'm considering getting a lighter machine for those days when the Ninja feels too heavy. I could not find a suitable maxi scooter as a secondary ride, so perhaps the 400cc machine from Suzuki in Motard livery will fir the bill. Not the maxi scooter I wanted, but still riding all the same. There are just some days I lack confidence that the left leg will hold me and/or the bike upright.
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Old 01-07-2016, 05:19 PM   #42
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The surgeries I need are a result of having my hip replaced. Probably looking at having two bulging disk in the low back addressed. My hip has been extra angry this past month and I'm getting "shocked" repeatedly at the belt line down to the knee from nerve pain.

It would take something drastic to keep me off two wheels, but I'm considering getting a lighter machine for those days when the Ninja feels too heavy. I could not find a suitable maxi scooter as a secondary ride, so perhaps the 400cc machine from Suzuki in Motard livery will fir the bill. Not the maxi scooter I wanted, but still riding all the same. There are just some days I lack confidence that the left leg will hold me and/or the bike upright.
Have you considered a Piaggio or one of the other 3-wheel scooters that lean through the corners. I decided long ago that when my legs won't support the bike at a stop light, I'll go to one of those.
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Old 01-07-2016, 05:59 PM   #43
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The surgeries I need are a result of having my hip replaced. Probably looking at having two bulging disk in the low back addressed. My hip has been extra angry this past month and I'm getting "shocked" repeatedly at the belt line down to the knee from nerve pain.

It would take something drastic to keep me off two wheels, but I'm considering getting a lighter machine for those days when the Ninja feels too heavy. I could not find a suitable maxi scooter as a secondary ride, so perhaps the 400cc machine from Suzuki in Motard livery will fir the bill. Not the maxi scooter I wanted, but still riding all the same. There are just some days I lack confidence that the left leg will hold me and/or the bike upright.
I find that the Burgman has a very low center of gravity, and have no issue keeping it upright with little force when straddling it. I'd highly recommend it if you are looking for something less top-heavy.
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Old 03-15-2016, 02:32 PM   #44
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Re: Why migrate to a Maxi Scooter?

Check out this article. It is a Honda concept of a step-thru design with more aggressive wheels and tires, and presumably a suspension to contend with rough roads in an urban environment. I thought this was interesting enough to share.

http://lanesplitter.jalopnik.com/201...yle-1743185938
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I find that the Burgman has a very low center of gravity, and have no issue keeping it upright with little force when straddling it. I'd highly recommend it if you are looking for something less top-heavy.
I had a Burgman 650 and loved it. As you noted, the COG is low. My only complaints were minor. The center stand would be much easier to use if it were anchored 1/4th inch to the rear and the ride was rough (small wheels). It was a motorcycle disguised as a scooter!
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Old 03-15-2016, 04:41 PM   #46
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Re: Why migrate to a Maxi Scooter?

The rough ride can be contributed as much to the short travel suspension as to the small wheels.
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Old 03-15-2016, 04:46 PM   #47
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Check out this article. It is a Honda concept of a step-thru design with more aggressive wheels and tires, and presumably a suspension to contend with rough roads in an urban environment. I thought this was interesting enough to share.

http://lanesplitter.jalopnik.com/201...yle-1743185938
That bike is built on the same chassis as the NC700X. In my opinion it doesn't have anything that would make me choose it over the NC700X. The step through is so high as to be useless so you would still end up mounting it like a conventional motorcycle. It has no storage which is one of the draws of a maxi-scooter. If you are going to have to swing a leg over anyway you might as well use that step through area for storage like the NC700X does with it's fake tank.
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The Burgman is rough riding? My fav ride report here was Suzy's where she took a Burgman to CA (50 dates?). IIRC she loved the Burgman.
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The Burgman is rough riding? My fav ride report here was Suzy's where she took a Burgman to CA (50 dates?). IIRC she loved the Burgman.
Rough is a relative term. It's fine as long as you are on good paved roads. When the road conditions deteriorate it goes down hill fast. Smaller wheels don't handle pot holes that well and the short travel suspension reaches it's travel limits pretty quick.
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Re: Why migrate to a Maxi Scooter?

So what happened with the OP?
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Old 03-15-2016, 11:15 PM   #51
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Re: Why migrate to a Maxi Scooter?

I think the Burgman650 had a rough ride IF the road wasn't smooth. That said, it obviously wasn't enough to deter me from owning several.

Step thru with low COG in a true cycle is kinda hard to argue with.

I missed my scooter despite the lowered RT being in the garage. I found a deal last month in E. TX and brought home another TMAX.


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Old 03-16-2016, 05:54 AM   #52
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I can't see myself being without my 650 Burgman. Still, the grin factor when I think of riding it instead of taking the truck. My manhood suffers none while on my scoot. I love the car tire on the rear too. I'll be getting another Burgman when I return stateside in a couple of months. I hauled two sacks of ninty pounds of cement, one on the step thru and the other on the rear seat. Did i tell you how much I love this scooter?

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Old 03-16-2016, 08:55 AM   #53
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Re: Why migrate to a Maxi Scooter?

I'm interested in this topic because my ailing father in law has a Yamaha 2009 TMax 500. He can't ride it anymore and I'm going to sell it for him. Is the TMax considered a decent scooter in the maxi-scooter market? Are there shortcomings about this bike I should know?
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Old 03-16-2016, 01:11 PM   #54
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Re: Why migrate to a Maxi Scooter?

The Yamaha TMax 500 is a desirable scooter in the maxi-scooter market. Yamaha has reintroduced it for 2016 in an upgraded style and price making the 2009 models very attractive in the used market.

I looked at it when I bought my Piaggio Mp3 500 and was very impressed. I found a great deal on the Piaggio that I couldn't pass up.

It's a fast, capable scooter, a little tall for some, but a great bike. You should have no trouble selling.
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I agree the Tmax is a good scooter. It's kind of considered the sport bike of scooters. Biggest negative for it is that it's luggage capacity is on the small side for a maxi-scooter. Still it has enough luggage capacity for most uses.
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Thanks guys. That's encouraging. I'll need to get it to the house and get it advertised.
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Old 03-17-2016, 10:10 AM   #57
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One thing your might want to check on with that bike. There were some fuel pump issues with some of the T-Max bikes. I believe there was a recall in some countries but not in the USA. However I know of at least one person that got their fuel pump replaced for free.
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One thing your might want to check on with that bike. There were some fuel pump issues with some of the T-Max bikes. I believe there was a recall in some countries but not in the USA. However I know of at least one person that got their fuel pump replaced for free.
Thanks, I'll look into it.
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Yeah it was called TMAX fever and the consensus is it was a bad fuel pump and you can tell by a code color on the pump. Just to give you an idea on pricing, I found an 09 in blazing yellow with under 3K miles for $3500. It does lack storage the Burgman 650 has and seat height is a bit higher but it is pretty light compared to the Burgman which is a porker so it is not a big issue.


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Thanks for all the advise guys. Below is a link to an ad I put in the FS section

http://twtex.com/forums/showthread.p...17#post1423217
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