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Moderator Note: This is a continuation of the discussion from the Feedback for Yamaha section on Kickstands, mirrors, etc.:

I had the same problem with the center stand at first.
Rock the bike a little to be sure the stand is centered,
grab the railing in the back with one hand & put your
weight on the protrusion on the centerstand. It pops
right up.
 

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gruntled said:
I had the same problem with the center stand at first.
Rock the bike a little to be sure the stand is centered,
grab the railing in the back with one hand & put your
weight on the protrusion on the centerstand. It pops
right up.
It probably helps to weigh more than 105 pounds. I still am centre-stand challenged!!
 

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The key to getting it on the center stand is "standing" on the center stand, NOT trying to "pull" the scooter "up" onto the center stand. That's with all center stands.
 

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lclem said:
The key to getting it on the center stand is "standing" on the center stand, NOT trying to "pull" the scooter "up" onto the center stand. That's with all center stands.
I agree. The important thing is to use leverage, not brute strength.
 

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Before getting off bike lock the emergency brake first..Never had a problem this way..
 

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I love the seat (I am 5' 8"), the mirrors are great (especially compared to sport bikes that I normally ride), I can see the display fine (I do not look at it that often while riding as the road in front of me is more entertaining), and I have only had one problem with the kick stand and it was because the hook that sticks out for your shoe, stuck in my fancy sport shoes sole with all those gel holes and vents ... shouldn't have been riding with those on anyhow.

I am all for improvement on the machine, but I just don't have the same gripes.
 

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Just forget the center stand. Lock the rear break then drop the sidestand and step off. It is less likely to roll with the rear brake set. It is also much more stable on the side stand. I know many will disagree but it is a proven fact that the side stand gives a wider footprint and a lower center of gracity, add the parking brake and it is the safest bet.

If you need the centerstand just set the sidestand and dismount. With your left hand on the grip step on the centerstand and rock the bike until you feel both centerstand feet on the pavement, then brab the rear rail with the other hand and step on up.

John
 

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Yup........dashboard sucks in daylight. Very nice at night
No place to lash a tailbag without rubbing the paint.
 

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After a few tries with center stand I usually do not have a problem, the first few times it was a challenge. Visability of the instrument panel is not only a Yahama problem, it carries over to Toyota Prius GPS, in some daylight situations you can't see it either. I have been told that cell phone companies are tring to develop new colors that will work in direct sunlight. Maybe it will carry over to other areas.
 

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With the center stand it was hard at first until I learned to have the bike completely vertical and the front wheel pointed exactly forward before standing on the center stand and helping it with the right hand under the lift area under the passenger seat. It sort of rocks up that way.

In order to strap something on the passenger seat I bought 18" bungee cords, put black cloth 2" wide tape down and hooked the poly hooks from the bungee on the forward sides where they work fine. I also put two machine scres in stainless in the two openings under the passenger seat near the back, one on each side, that could take a thin cord if need be.

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In order to strap something on the passenger seat I bought 18" bungee cords, put black cloth 2" wide tape down and hooked the poly hooks from the bungee on the forward sides where they work fine. I also put two machine scres in stainless in the two openings under the passenger seat near the back, one on each side, that could take a thin cord if need be.

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An easy way to lash a bag onto the pillion seat of the Majesty is to remove the pillion seat, replace the rear hold-down screw with an "L-shaped" piece of brass rod, then run 2 nylon straps across the plastic under the seat area. Replace the pillion and you have the straps extending from both sides, making it very easy to secure a duffel for travelling. With the pin instead of a screw holding down the rear seat, it takes only seconds to position or remove the straps.
 

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There are four tapped holes under the grab rail. I have no idea what they are for but you can use them to create attachment points for bungee cords or straps. I used picture hangers & screws but there may be other ways to do it as well.
 
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