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These are the Top Ten Changes I'd like to see on the Majesty:

10. Electronic Cruise Control (Option)
9. Electric Mirrors with a "wide" option. Tall people see only their arms in the mirrors most of the time. (Heated would really be awesome for the colder weather climates)
8. Better Quality Control during Assembly (I wouldn't still have my Majesty if it weren't for some nice members on the Burgman site who helped me diagnose that a mis-mounted tyre was giving me severe steering control problems!)
7. Adjustable/wider windscreen to offer more wind protection to hands
6. Handlebars that have standard LENGTH grips so I can change them out if I wish. (BTW - a handlebar mount kit also would be awesome.)
5. Better availability of parts! (No rider wants to wait 3-6 months for backordered parts!)
4. Engine/crash guards (If the bike simply tips over, the brake lever and tupperware on the offended side are usually toast).
3. Better quality Paint & Clearcoat! If I knew then what I know now, I would have taken my bike and had a substantial UV protective clearcoat added. The paint scratches easily and is more delicate than a cheap MAACO paint job!
2. TWO recessed/externally accessible power sockets (GPS & Ham Radio) [What in the heck were they thinking when they forgot those!!] :shock:

and the number 1 Change I'd like to see on the Majesty:

1. Adjustable height or selection of saddles for different heights. This should be STANDARD and not one of those $500 options that comes out 1-2 years after the bike is introduced!

NOTE: Both Suzuki & Yamaha screwed the pooch on the seats! The saddles on both bikes reek, as evidenced by the number of people who have them rebuilt! At least Suzuki had the foresight to design a butt rest that can be converted into a midback support!
:!: Maybe both companies had Yao Ming design the seat height and the average Japanese engineer design the windscreen height! :lol: :lol:
 

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Can't argue with any one of those. Although I don't find the paint as bad... 8)
 

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A very simple change to the grab rail in the back. All other brands have cutouts where you could pass straps or hook items to. There is no way to secure anything to the rear of the bike. I think I am going to remove the rail & grind some slots into the bottom of them.
 

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A very simple change to the grab rail in the back. All other brands have cutouts where you could pass straps or hook items to. There is no way to secure anything to the rear of the bike. I think I am going to remove the rail & grind some slots into the bottom of them.
I agree with the grab rail problem! I know what I want to do to solve the problem, but I'm not good at fabrication. What I want to do is make a chrome bar that basically follows the same line of the grab rail, that attaches to the underside of the rail by the nuts that are already made in to the rail. The bar would be above the grab rail so you could not only tie to it, but also put your stuff up against it for more security! Did that make since? Basically one would have to have about 4 brackets attached to the bar that come down then have a L bend in it to attach it to the bottom of the rail!!

That's my idea, now just to have someone make it! My husband probably could do it then I would have to find someone to crome if for me. I havn't mentioned it to him yet!!! :shock: I guess I should so I can have a tie down area!!! When I get one made I will post pictures!
 

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I've got a suggestion, but I'm only going by what I see in pictures so it may not work in thre real world.

Would it be possible to make up a couple of straps with loops on each end - just pieces of flat nylon strapping with loops sewn on them - and install them under the rear portion of the seat? I don't even know how the passenger portion of the attaches to the scooter so it may not work.

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Rubble said:
Would it be possible to make up a couple of straps with loops on each end - just pieces of flat nylon strapping with loops sewn on them - and install them under the rear portion of the seat? I don't even know how the passenger portion of the attaches to the scooter so it may not work. Dave
The passenger seat attached with one hex screw in the centre rear of the seat. (Stand at the rear of the bike and push the foam on the passenger seat forward, you'll see the tab with the screw in it.) There is a T-handle allen wrench that comes with each bike; my dealer gave me one.
What I used to attach a soft bag was to purchase some 1-1.5" width x 5-6 ft long webbed straps with the black plastic tension "buckles" on them. I purchased them at a camping & sporting goods store (Academy) and I think they're used on backpacks or to keep sleeping bags rolled up.
I removed the pillion seat and stretched the web straps across and reinstalled the seat. The strap ends were threaded through the 'belt loops' on the soft bag and cinched down with the tension buckles. Cost: $2.95 each for two straps. Time: about 15 minutes. Nice looking, multi-functional, and they don't marr the finish.
 

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If you scroll about halfway down This Page you will see an extreme custom Majesty and a couple of passenger backrests with chrome guards/handles. They are probably just what the doctor called for. I tried to get a translation via Babelfish but the key word 'Ruckenlehe' translated to 'Ruckenlehe' :shock:
I did manage to find the backrest on a Japanese Yamaha site but closed the tab by mistake and lost it. :?. And too many glasses of red wine to find it again :oops:

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I also removed the seat & put the straps that came with an
old set of saddle bags across. Getting the seat back on was
not easy as it fits VERY tight. I then snapped the saddlebags
to the straps. Bad idea. They scratched the paint very bad
very quickly. To try again I would need bags that have a
pad on the back to protect the paint. You would also have
to be sure the straps would fit under the seat.
 

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gruntled said:
They scratched the paint very bad
very quickly. To try again I would need bags that have a
pad on the back to protect the paint.
gruntled, you might want to apply some clear paint protection film available from 3M and others rather than finding bags with a pad on the back. Even with a pad, dirt and road grime can get between the bags and the tupperware and cause scratching. The stuff is available through most window tint shops etc.

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Rubble said:
I did manage to find the backrest on a Japanese Yamaha site but closed the tab by mistake and lost it. :?. And too many glasses of red wine to find it again :oops:

Dave
If it wasn't TOO long ago, hit CTRL+H while in Internet Explorer and it should being up a history of the sites you went to. Select the day you went to the site and go through the history on that day one by one. If it was within the past several days, betcha find it! :D
gruntled said:
I also removed the seat & put the straps that came with an old set of saddle bags across. Getting the seat back on was not easy as it fits VERY tight. I then snapped the saddlebags to the straps. Bad idea. They scratched the paint very bad very quickly. To try again I would need bags that have a pad on the back to protect the paint. You would also have to be sure the straps would fit under the seat.
Now you know why paint is #3 on my list!
 

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Rubble said:
I did manage to find the backrest on a Japanese Yamaha site but closed the tab by mistake and lost it. :?. And too many glasses of red wine to find it again :oops:

Dave
If it wasn't TOO long ago, hit CTRL+H while in Internet Explorer and it should being up a history of the sites you went to.
Ah, the assumption reply. :D I don't use Windows or Explorer. (I'm not Microsoft bashing, I just prefer some of the alternatives) My history only goes back one day, so it is long gone.

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Rubble said:
Blexcroid said:
If it wasn't TOO long ago, hit CTRL+H while in Internet Explorer and it should being up a history of the sites you went to.
Ah, the assumption reply. :D I don't use Windows or Explorer. (I'm not Microsoft bashing, I just prefer some of the alternatives) My history only goes back one day, so it is long gone.

Dave
Sorry Dave, I wasn't aware that you were that much of a non-conformist! :lol: :lol: :lol: Just trying to help, of course!
 

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A more aerodynamic shield, slant the angle to help with wind buffeting.
Is Craig at Clearview listening?
 

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Originally, when looking at the bike, I envisioned a shorter shield that would give a racier look. I changed my mind after a few miles, and wanted a longer windscreen [6"-2"]

For $137, the Givi touring screen solved the screen problem.

>> A little more adjustability to the seat/backrest for more room.

>> Back grab rail mounting problem. Underneath, there ARE two threaded holes on each side. I've mounted d-ring straps that fold underneath when not in use.

I'd pay for ABS.
 

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Go to a Home Depot...to the picture hanging section next to the nuts and bolts. There you will find various sized d-rings attached to straps with one or two holes in them. They are shiny chrome. I think I got the largest one.

I painted them black and attached them under the grabrail with 4 metric screws. The d-rings are large enough that a 1/4" or 3/8" cord will pass thru, and will fold out of sight when not used.

They are handy, and my main attachment points for hooks from a bungie net.

Somebody...somewhere...makes something that will attach to these holes for holding panniers and the like. Probably in Japan or Europe.
 
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