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Postby papaballoon » Wed Mar 12, 2014 14:52 14

Ok. Brag time. I got my new morphous on monday! Paid the po the last $500 and scootered home. I have ridden 63 miles in that time just around town. Ii always heardd that it was slow and ungainly....uh. what?a sport bike it aint..but it is smooth and fast enough. I got 126 coming home...uhh. po had gotten it on kmh. So 70 mph. I dont really need muuch more than that.
I added a bar mount windshield just for the protection and got a pair of scooter mitts to keep my hands warm. Its been in the 30s and 40s, and the bike just whirrs to life and after a few seconds I can cautiously head out.
this thing oozes along and I often find myseld cruising at 25 mph or so...it is useful for errand running and may be the PERFECT motorcycle for me. I may never get rid of it. This is possibly the best motorcycle around!.
can you tell that I am satisfied? It had 2943 mi on it. Love me that morf stuff!
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Re: my new morphous

Postby papaballoon » Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:58 09

Update time...ihave been operating the morphous for about 3 weeks now and took my first long ride on business from my home in cedar rapids iowa to mankato min for work. About 200 miles,the morph simply hummed along at 60 to75 mph because i was running short of time. But other than the cold, it was not a bad ride at all. I have a bit to learn about winter riding..and a scooter apron is in my plans. I need to find something better than convienence store napkins to stuff in the gap. Between the scooter mitts and the bars. Icy air blaster over my thumb des p ite the glove and mitts.
crosswinds were pretty fierce but other than heeling over into the wind the silver bullet simply arrowed down the lane. Quite honestly the morphous may well have replaced my legendary helix as the best. Motorcycle I have ever owned.
the 7jurock. Wwindshield should be here in less than a week. I'm still rrunning with the deflector shield bar mount for now, and while it works, it really needs to go back on the honda 125.
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Re: my new morphous

Postby ax1464 » Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:16 11

Congrats on the Morphous and glad you're so happy with it.

I'm sure I'm not the only one who'd be interested in seeing some photos sometime. The Morphous is much rarer than the Majesty and your add-ons and modifications will make yours even more unique.
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Re: my new morphous

Postby papaballoon » Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:34 10

Ok..I am not the best computer person. So photos are still a mystery to me . But all I have done is add a subtle pinstripe along the body panels and a 7Jurock windshield. ..I really like the windshield! Just perfect in my opinion. The bike itself Is proving to be very nice overall. This is my go to transportation. Even in this crappy weather!
A couple of points. .. acceleration is not all that bad. I mean , it is not steller, but it is not bad. It's more than adequate unless you want to compare it to a sport bike that weighs 100 lbs less and has twice the hp! But then a sport bike is not as comfortable and stable as this is either. The morph is relaxing to ride. .. fun yes. But low key.
I would like at some point to have something with more power. . But that will be the time to buy a Maj.
I get confused when people buy an item and expect it to do something it isn't designed to do. A gold wing is very nice. ... But it won't get 100 mpg no matter what you do. A morphous. Simply is not a sport bike. It's not a gold wing and it isn't a Honda cub. Only mohammed ali could float like a butterfly AND sting like a bee. The morphous is the best overall motorcycle I have ever ridden. Ireally like it and it is ideal for me.
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Re: my new morphous

Postby chucktuna » Sat Apr 19, 2014 21:17 21

Congrats!

Also working on my morphous today:
400cc majesty swap.
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Re: my new morphous

Postby papaballoon » Thu Apr 24, 2014 16:56 16

I really need to take some photos. But I bought the 7jurock windshield for the morphous (awesome) and just ordered a large laminar lip to give me a bit better clear air pocket. Tomorrow I ride at least for meto lacrosse wi to teach a class of clowns how to make balloon animals and how to improve their marketing. I am taking the morphous. 160 mi each way. Gonna take the river Road. Then on Sunday, , a fast ride back for two gigs at 10 and 5.
In a few weeks I am taking a trip to tx. 800+ each way. Let ya know how it goes. The morph just gets better and better. It simply whirrs along nearly silently. Smooth and fast, enough, at least for me. After all, why go faster than 80?
Only issues have been minor. A wine from the front caused by the speedo gearbox wick the dealer fixed, and that's it.
I love riding it and have ridden 1900 miles in 6 weeks
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Re: my new morphous

Postby papaballoon » Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:30 12

The lacrosse show went great. The ride up was perfect. The ride back. ?. Not so much. 30 mph winds, sideways rain. Dark.. Pretty crappy. I hung out I in a little 24 hour truck stop in elkader for a couple of hours till it got light. Then boogied. Made the gigs. Later one was marred by a tornado warning. Yuk!
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Re: my new morphous

Postby Sku-Torr » Wed Apr 30, 2014 20:14 20

papaballoon wrote:...I would like at some point to have something with more power. . But that will be the time to buy a Maj.


Change to Dr. Pulley Sliders! More oomph off the line, better passing/acceleration at speed, and the SAME mileage! What's NOT to like?

Here is a thread on this forum by another Morphous owner. it uses the same SIZE weights as Majesty/Tmax, just need to go even lighter, 13 or 14gm, depends what you want. (AND-do the Sliding Pieces, also...)

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=10105
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Re: my new morphous

Postby papaballoon » Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:08 07

Hmmm.. ok.. update. The morphous just seems to get better. I took a ride to visit family in Texas. About 900 miles each way. The speed sensor died on me which alarmed the he'll out of me. But it ran perfectly for the remaining 1500 miles of the trip. I'm showing about 7300 miles on the clock, but actual is about 8500 or so I guess. I put on michilin pilot dual compound tires just before the trip and am absolutely pleased with them. I did a couple of 500+ mile days on the trip with no drama. I have ridden two up a couple of times recently. It works. Not a great two seat ride for more than around town. At least not with two full size adults. The x just doesn't care for the rear seat anyway. (One reason she is an x) . Recent events have limited my riding quite a bit. So not many long cruises lately. Though I did manage a ramble through the amana colonies on pleasant back roads.
Tip for you. Want pleasant rides through peaceful countryside? Come to iowa. Lots of green. .. Lots of nice camping and low key fun. Dis be Da place.
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Re: my new morphous

Postby wyd » Wed Jun 25, 2014 19:25 19

My dad loves his Morphous. He has about 11k miles on his. Mainly rides it around town and then some longer 100 to 150 mile rides with me. We added a Cee Baily front wind screen that was taller and a sheep skin seat cover. Only other things have been tires, oil changes, battery, filters and today a new front head light (low beam). Been total bullet proof for him. It is a very fun to ride scooter. My dad loves the lower seating position it has vs my Majesty which is a little high for him.
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Re: my new morphous

Postby papaballoon » Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:38 10

Yet another update... the silver morph just keeps going. I'm still pleased with it. But I'm just thinking that adding the maj swap at some point. Just casually looking around because it still. Is the best bike I have ever owned. I have put nearly 10,000 miles on it so far and it is flawless for its design. There are some "improvements" to suit my taste yes but nothing urgent. I give my grand daughter (5) a ride to school most days with her little helmet (it gots butterflies onit!) And home often as well. She thinks it's her motorcycle and I just drive it for her. She waves to her friends and yells , "hi Brody! Hi Scarlett ! Hi gemma!" To all her friends along the way.
I really lOve the feel of the bike. I tried a Maj at one point and except for the phenomenal cosmic power, I wasn't all that impressed except for the slight increase in storage capacity.
best part is the stone cold reliability. I would do some mods...... But. ... why? It is so great the way it is! I can honestly say that this was one of the best vehicle purchaSes I have ever made.
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Re: my new morphous

Postby bugsplatz » Wed Nov 05, 2014 14:14 14

Absolutely the finest quality 250cc scoot out there! Tight tracking, comfortable rideing, and excellent gearing.
Yamaha Morphous rules! :cheers: :cheers:
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Postby Hip001 » Sat Jan 17, 2015 21:05 21

Congrats on your Morph!
We have two 2006 Morphous(his and hers). Hers is the blue one with 7000 miles and mine is the black one with 11000 miles.
We love them but at 6'3" I have not found the right windshield yet. Maybe trying the laminar lip style of lip on top of the tall CeeBailys windshield. The CeeBailys is perfect for her at 5'6" height. We rode 436 miles last weekend and it was a blast! I will be doing a variator weight change and even thinking about the final drive gear swap to have a lower rpm at highway speeds.
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Re: my new morphous

Postby Tball » Thu Jan 22, 2015 18:19 18

I just finished a highway run on my Morph with the 7jurok and it is a 27.5 inch. I am 5'8" so it is perfect for me but for a taller person maybe not, I did stretch up some and got the blast of wind in my face. On my WeeStrom I used a Laminar Lip and it was great. My thinking on the Laminar lip added to the 27.5 windshield is, I would not do it. The reason?
I measured the stock windshield, it is .105 and the thickness of the 7Jurok is .190 these are measured with my vernier caliper so forgive me if I am off a thou or two but it does not matter for this. The windshield is held in place with four PLASTIC screws. If you subtract the shield thickness it is an .085 difference that the PLASTIC screws cannot engage to hold the shield. Do you think the plastic screws can hold the added force of wind while using a Laminar Lip? Just something to think about. Any engineers here? Do you know how thick the CeeBailey is? PapaB how is your LaminarLip working?
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Re: my new morphous

Postby Hip001 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 22:44 22

Plastic screws? Mine are stainless. I've since moved mine up 4" mounting my CeeBailys on top of the original shorty windscreen. Not the most appealing look but it has created the wind protection I desire. Now I question if the Laminar lip will even be enough if I could mount it on top of my CeeBailey??
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Re: my new morphous

Postby model28a » Sat Jan 31, 2015 17:43 17

My windshield screws were plastic too. I bought it used so I don't know what was on it stock. I guess you could look it up at an online dealer if it matters to you.
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Re: my new morphous

Postby Tball » Sat Jan 31, 2015 19:32 19

Mine are now also a metal material with a rubber back against the shield. Just a 5mm button head. I am getting a Cee Bailey for it soon.
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Re: my new morphous

Postby papaballoon » Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:45 10

I am 5,11 the tall 7jrock works great. I got a large laminar lip and it works..but i would recommend the next size down. IF you get one at all..
i did not care for the plastic screws so swapped them for stainless before my trip to tejas last may. Do NOT want that thing coming adrift at 70 mph!
I have tried adding window tint to the inside of the shield to about the height of the stock screen. It looks kinda ugly, but shades the instruments some. Im still looking for suggestions on shading my gps and cell phone from the sun so that you can read them!
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Re: my new morphous

Postby Sku-Torr » Mon Feb 23, 2015 13:24 13

All the Yamahas use plastic screws to retain the windscreens; upgrade to stainless steel. in Europe, when they sell a new "retaining kit", it comes with the rubber inserts with threaded brass pieces molded-in, exactly like OEM, and stainless steel screws... 8)
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Re: my new morphous

Postby papaballoon » Fri Feb 12, 2016 22:03 22

Ok...update..a little over 22,000 miles on my morphous now. Just put in dr. Pulley sliders. Seems to be better. This is still the best bike i have ever owned. There are a few things that are downers. Expensive to work on. Parts are sometimes expensive.
But holy cow. Smooth quiet, easy to ride. ..comfortable for long days. .
Im sort of stuck on it. Beautiful bike
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Re: my new morphous

Postby wyd » Thu Feb 18, 2016 14:04 14

papaballoon wrote:Ok...update..a little over 22,000 miles on my morphous now. Just put in dr. Pulley sliders. Seems to be better. This is still the best bike i have ever owned. There are a few things that are downers. Expensive to work on. Parts are sometimes expensive.
But holy cow. Smooth quiet, easy to ride. ..comfortable for long days. .
Im sort of stuck on it. Beautiful bike
It is more comfortable than my 09 Majesty. My dad got a new Burgman 400 and is selling his Morphous but it is a great mid sized machine for sure. Since we didn't sell it yet I take it out ever so often to ride and other than my Majesty 400 goes faster and has more overall storage I do like the Morphous.
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Re: my new morphous

Postby papaballoon » Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:51 07

Wyd. I thought seriously about your dad's morph as a second bike. ..but the majesty :roll: was 5 miles away. Arrrgh!

Oh..ands it's red!
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Re: my new morphous

Postby Hip001 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 21:35 21

We sold our his & hers 2006 Morphous 2years ago when we started our business. Bought a couple bikes since then (bmw r1200rt, Yamaha Midnight Venture, Majesty)but miss the Morphous! Just picked up a sweet 2008 from a close friend in Florida. Im so excited to have another Morphous!! Maybe ill do the 400cc majesty motor swap :D . That would reallly help here when we ride the mountains. Hope to pick up one more Morphous so we will have two again :lol: maybe 400cc both!!

I do like our 05 Majesty, but at 6'3" tall the seat and windshield are a joke for anything other than short trips to the store. It is a blast on the interstate but the wind noise is so loud i cant hear myself think. Ive hit 90mph a couple times(indicated so really only 86mph or so) i wish Yamaha would put a 400 in the Morphous add abs and some more electronicsn and start selling them again!!
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