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Majesty 250, 1996.
Just got back from a fairly major trip, 1000 miles in 7 days, London (UK) to Newcastle, 300 miles non-stop other than refueling. I was a bit concerned before I left, I was sure the Maj was going to be hard work keeping up with the traffic flow on UK Motorways. Well, on the outward trip I had the motorway virtually to myself so I was able to get to grips with the higher end of the speed range and handling, my Maj seems to level out at around 75mph. Our Motorways do suffer from very high cross-winds and it was a bit of a handfull holding the Maj at times. The return journey was in very heavy traffic but the Maj held it's own and was faultless throughout the entire trip. Cruising speed can be 65-70 all day long. Keep the oil and water up to the marks. My only real complaint is that the size of fuel tank leaves you very unsure of reaching the next station so I took a spare canister of petrol. (not needed).
One tip, the Maj takes a full two litres (almost a half gallon) of fuel more on the centre stand than on the side stand.
 

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Cedric,

That's interesting. It sounds like the 250cc version handles almost as good as the 400cc version.
Thanks for the fueling tip. I am going to have to try fueling next time while the scooter is up on it's center stand.

Best, Dave
 

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i have always refueled while in the centre stand, just makes sence as the tank would be level, and will get more fuel in it.

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gpsnut2003 said:
i have always refueled while in the centre stand, just makes sence as the tank would be level, and will get more fuel in it.

jason
Ditto here... always refuel on the centre stand.
 

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Still centre stand-challenged!! :(
 

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Blexcroid,

there is a simple method to getting the maj (or any bike) onto the centre stand.

put your foot on the stand, and push it till both legs are level and touching the ground.

then with one hand on the grip, and the other under the grab rail, simply stand on the centre stand lever. lift your one foot off the ground, and place all your weight onto the lever, while guiding the maj back with the hand on the grab rail.

you will have trouble if you try to "lift" the maj, use all your weight on one foot, and push the lever down. the maj should go straight up.

im not the heavist, and i can do it easily. i weigh about 180lb.
it's all about technique, not brute strength. once you figure out how to do it, it should be easy for you to do.

i might try to get a small video clip of the correct technique as i have noticed a few people that have the same trouble.

most people have trouble, as they are trying to lift the bike up, instead of pushing the lever down.

what do you think about the video idea ?

jason
 

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I agree--it's all technique. I have a very gimpy right leg (much thanks to a landmine in Afghanistan) so brute strength is not something I would be able to do (still in physical therapy trying to rebuild the strength and control in that leg). My dealer showed me this technique, and it really works.

Cheers,

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I had problems at first getting my Majesty onto the center stand as well.

I found it was much easier to do when the bike was on a slight hill pointing up hill. Getting it on the center stand while pointing up hill either taught me how to do it, or loosened the center stand spring, or both. Whatever the case, its now no problem at all on level ground.

Try pointing the bike up hill and see if you can do it there.

Dave
 

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aa6vh said:
Try pointing the bike up hill and see if you can do it there. Dave
Given the terrain here, I'd have to ride more than 100 kms to find a hill! :D
 
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