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I just got my 2006 Candy Red Majesty a couple of weeks ago. I haven't ridden a scooter in over 20 years and it was a 50cc machine back then. It took me a few days to get used to the amount of power at my hands and to remember how to turn without going wide (it helps to turn your head and look where you want to go!). But it's all coming back to me as I learn how the Majesty handles. I'll be signing up for the MSF course soon and my protective gear is on order (except helmet - have it already)... just need to find some boots!
 

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Welcome to the forum. My wife (HerMajesty) and I are just down the road in Cary.
 

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Welcome to the forum and the wonderful world of Majesties! :wave: Glad you'll be taking the Rider Safety (MSF) class. By the end of the class, you'll be riding better than you did 20 years ago.
I found the respect from other riders came as I lost my squidliness and became more confident on the bike. Though it was only 15 years for me since I'd last owned a scoot, it took me a couple months before I was really comfortable on the bike again. I noticed that once I lost my 'death grip' and relaxed, other riders seemed to get more friendly! :D
 

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GADawg said:
Welcome to the forum. My wife (HerMajesty) and I are just down the road in Cary.
How did a Georgia Dawg end up in the Containment Area for Relocated Yankees (C.A.R.Y.)? Just kidding! BTW, My dad went to UGA - I was born in Athens!
 

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Welcome to the forum and the wonderful world of Majesties! :wave: Glad you'll be taking the Rider Safety (MSF) class. By the end of the class, you'll be riding better than you did 20 years ago.
I found the respect from other riders came as I lost my squidliness and became more confident on the bike. Though it was only 15 years for me since I'd last owned a scoot, it took me a couple months before I was really comfortable on the bike again. I noticed that once I lost my 'death grip' and relaxed, other riders seemed to get more friendly! :D
I've been commuting to work this past week and have felt comfortable in light to moderate traffic. I'll feel better once I get my jacket and pants in. I'm kind of risking it now with only hiking boots and a pair of gloves. I am wearing a flight jacket with the dayglo orange side out, but its just going to shred if I go down, not to mention my denim pants... UPS says my gear will be here Monday though!

As far as respect goes, well, I actually get waves from just about everyone I pass on the road. I don't think they realize the Maj is a scooter until once they get a good look across and see no tank between my legs! Most of the smirks I get are at motorcycle shops when the guys ask "what do you ride?" It's bad enough to have to say out loud, "Oh, I ride a scooter" but Yamaha went and made it even less macho by naming it "Majesty"! While I really love the scoot, it could could have really used a better name... like the Europe/Japan only TMAX 500 (wish it was offered here!).
 

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not trying to ruffle any feathers, but we in oz get the T-MAX too :D

unfortunately, i couldnt justify the extra AU$2800 to buy one!

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Black Sheep said:
How did a Georgia Dawg end up in the Containment Area for Relocated Yankees (C.A.R.Y.)?
Easy, the schools! We used to live in Durham where the schools are terrible. We moved 5 miles south to get out of Durham County. I just happens that Cary annexed the area around Carpenter so we now live in Cary, but really we live in Carpenter/Morrisville.
 
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