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Battlescooter has adjustable rear shocks for the majesty 400 !

they aren't cheap, but i thought id post the news here anyway.
$530 US.

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Can you post a link? I looked at both the Battle Scoooter site and Battle Scooter store and couldn't find any mention of Majesty shocks. In fact the only product for the Majesty that I could find were the variator weights

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Except for racing [!?!] I can't see the need.

On my recent blast into the Blue ridge Parkway, I was carrying a LOT of gear...tent, pad, bag, tools, clothes, and food for a week...and the handling of the bike was superb...almost like unloaded!

I was not taking the curves at 95% - more like 75-80%...but, no one passed me, bikes included.

So, why the adj. shock?
 

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Except for racing [!?!] I can't see the need.

On my recent blast into the Blue ridge Parkway, I was carrying a LOT of gear...tent, pad, bag, tools, clothes, and food for a week...and the handling of the bike was superb...almost like unloaded!

Hundreds of miles with a curve every 500 ft. or so.

I was not taking the curves at 95% - more like 75-80%...but, no one passed me, bikes included.

So, why the adj. shock?
 

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many people (myself included) have stated that the rear end is too stiff from the factory.

the shocks are not listed on their web page yet. i emailed them about some other bits, and they sent me a (long) list of bits for the majesty.

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Thanks Jason, can you give some more insight into the shocks (brand etc.) and perhaps a list of other goodies that we can expect to see from them?

Thanks,

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There is a French Yahoo Group dedicated to Maxi scoots... my French stinks, but I can tell they're talking about the rear suspension on the Majesty, and it ain't all pretty. I think they've locked into some kind of adjustable shocks also.
 

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Type Wild rear cowling, pair
Hammer front cowl, cover
Type Wild lower cowl, set
Type Wild upper cowling, pair
Front wave rotor, floating
Rear wave rotor
Type Wild front fender
BSC rear shocks , fully adj.
Rear turn lens, blk tint. pair
Tail light lens, blk tint
Chrome drive cover
Hammer windscreen
Floor board, LED, set
Floor board, set
Clear front signal ass., pair
Tail light lens, clear
Big scooter handlebar, chrome
Bar clamp garnish, chrome
Bar clamp, chrome
Passenger pad, blk
Brake lever set, chrome
Indy mirror, chrome, blue tint mirror, ea.
Roller weight 10gram, set of 4
Roller weight 11gram, set of 4
Roller weight 12gram, set of 4
Roller weight 13gram, set of 4
Roller weight 14gram, set of 4
Roller weight 15gram, set of 4
Jeweled LED tail light assembly, blk
Jeweled LED tail light assembly, chrome

this is the list of items that they have for sale.

i have removed the prices that were there, as the pricing would be subject to change anyway.

anyone that is interested in any of the above items should contact battlescooter.com and ask them for up to date info and pricing.

hope this is helpful.

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Someone posted that HAGON adjustable shocks are now available for the majesty, but I could not find a web site that specifically states that, or prices for that matter. The shocks they did show at the Hagon site looked very similar to the Majesty's and looked to be less than $250 per pair on average.
 

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Ikon shocks make an adjustable unit for the Majesty and they are more expensive than stock but not by much...Ikon is the old Koni shock absorber company under new ownership. You might want to check them out.
 

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This is just my two cents but I doubt aftermarket shocks or springs will do much to improve the Majesty's rear suspension. The problem is too much unsprung weight. Unsprung weight is weight that is supported by the shocks and springs - not the frame. On most two wheeled vehicles this means the rear wheel, tire, rear brake and part of the springarm weight.
With the Majesty the whole engine subframe and all it's contents are basically one enormous very heavy "springarm" - this includes the engine, transmission, air filters, engine cradle PLUS the tire, wheel and rear brake. This has got to equal at least 100 pounds of unsprung weight, probably closer to 200, given the Majesty's dry weight of 420 pounds. Trying to control this going over a speed bump is probably an impossible task for any set of shocks and springs, which is why the Majesty rides "like a hardtail Harley".
Up front things are much better with only the front tire, wheel, brake (here the single U.S. disc wins out over the rest of the world's dual disc)
and fork sliders.
If you want a vehicle with a compliant rear end you are going to have to buy something where the engine and transmission are supported by the frame - again this is just my two cents.
 

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Ishabaka is right about the unsprung weight. If I had another couple of grand to put in a scoot, I would have gladly sprung for the Burgman 650 to get the lower unsprung weight it sports. But economics rule...so I live with its firm and borderline punishing ride over frost heaves and potholes. Fortunately, I can avoid the worst of that riding around here and don't worry about it too much. If I was riding up north where the roads are really dreadful, it would be a much more important consideration.
 

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Hagon lists shocks for the Majesty 250 model # 34501 price 130.00 British pounds. There is no listing for the 400 Majesty. That is not to say that they are not available, just not listed on the web site. If someone was truly interested I think an e-mail would be in order.

Hagon are distributed in the US by Dave Quinn Motorcycles of Bethany CT.

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If some one are intersting in italy is a company doing both items for the majesty400 and in the italian forum they say is working very well, just send me a message and i can give some more info, the company is:

http://www.bitubo.com/
 

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To ishabaka::

What you say is in part true, but sure whit different spring and better rear shock the scooter work a lot better, especialy driving whit to people.
Or if you have money to spend buy a new or used tmax, i think used is good to. If some one are intersting i have a tmax carburetors for 3500 euro, or the new one 9500euro.
 

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My '08 Majesty has adjustable rear shocks with five preload positions. Is this something new that previous models don't have?
 

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Last time I was in Taiwan, I tried to get some performance rear shocks for my Maj. Here is the problem. The USA model uses a U shaped connector for the top and bottom, while elsewhere the top is a eyelet, and bottom is U (fork like) The guy showed me ones for the 250, and 400. Wrong top connector.
My brothers shop he goes to, could order them from Japan, but at around 700/set. I said no thanks.
So look under your scoot, and see how it connects to the frame.
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JMac08 said:
My '08 Majesty has adjustable rear shocks with five preload positions. Is this something new that previous models don't have?
Yes, the older models do not have adjustable rear shocks. Would these model shocks fit into older model Majesty's? Has anyone done this and can give a report on the ride adjustments? How adjustable is the ride on the '08 with these adjustable shocks?
 

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Doesn't Malossi make adjustable rear shocks for the Majesty? At least the info on their web site indicates the spring pre-load is adjustable.
 
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