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Hello from Colorado

Postby wyomech2003 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:00 09

I recently purchased a 2007 Majesty 400, silver-grey, for my girlfriend. I've been riding motorcycles since 1972, but am new to the scooter world.

I do ALL of my own repairs & maintenance on my autos and motorcycles...and now a scooter! I'm looking forward to benefiting from the experienced scooter riders here.

Best wishes! Rodger, a.k.a. "wyomech"
On 2 wheels since 1972, Japanese Motorcycles & BMW Twins,...now a scooter!
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Re: Hello from Colorado

Postby rocky69 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 15:17 15

Welcome to the forum.hope u enjoy your majesty
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Re: Hello from Colorado

Postby wyomech2003 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 22:38 22

Thanks, Rocky...Rode it home tonight (girlfriend has never ridden). First time ever on a scooter, although I've ridden motorcycles since 1972. Fun...but my left foot kept looking for the gearshift! lol
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Re: Hello from Colorado

Postby jggimi » Fri Jun 23, 2017 15:06 15

You will continue to search for the gearshift until you discover that your pegs are more than a yard long. And that you can stretch from crusing, to standard, to sport foot positions. And that you can do this on both sides, independently.

Just ... avoid reaching for the clutch. :roll:

Welcome!!
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Re: Hello from Colorado

Postby wyomech2003 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:32 09

Hi, jggimi,

There's a carry-over from my current motorcycle, a 2015 Suzuki S40 Boulevard to the Majesty: neither will start unless the left-hand lever is pulled in!

Since my girlfriend has never ridden, it was up to me to ride the Majesty home...through Colorado Springs city traffic, no less. Before taking off, I DRILLED it into my head that the hand levers were BOTH brakes! After just a couple miles, I was getting accustomed to it, and learned that one has to "nail" the throttle somewhat leaving a stop. Low-speed manuvers, a la the MSF course, are a bit tricky since one can't slip the clutch like on a motorcycle.

Nonetheless, we went to a nearby large, empty parking lot last evening, her following in her car, and she took her first ever ride on 2 wheels. As soon as possible, will get her scheduled for a beginner's MSF course.
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Re: Hello from Colorado

Postby kramnalap » Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:05 06

Welcome to the world of scooters. Enjoy!
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Re: Hello from Colorado

Postby wyomech2003 » Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:16 09

Thanks, kramnalap,

I have to admit, the Majesty is a lot of fun...my Suzuki S40 is, too, in a "flashback to my younger days" way. Quite a difference in technology between the two! lol
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