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Hi all,

I just started riding last fall when I purchased my Blue 2005 Majesty and am totally loving it! I took the motorcycle safety course, put on over 2,000 miles, and even did a little two-up riding with my wife before winter set in.

This year, I'm really into the thought of doing some trips with my wife aboard and wondered if anyone else has done much two-up riding on the Majesty? Our combined weight is about 350 lbs.

I was also considering adding a top box for the touring, but with all the weight, I'm wondering if I'd be asking the Maj. to do more than it was designed for. Any thoughts or experience with this?
 

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How does your wife like the foot rests?

My wife doesn't care for the toes out position necessitated by the foot peg design and the wide pillion seat. At 70 MPH and above she feels like the wind is pushing her feet up and out :? . She prefers we ride her Burgman (me driving) if we are two up.

There is a German Majesty enthusiast site that shows a wider/taller passenger foot rest someone designed for the pillion rider. (Sorry, I lost the link). If you're planning to go long distances find out now if she is compatiable with the pillion seat and foot rests. I think a backrest would definitely be a plus.

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i have done many rides two up, i also have a givi V46 top case, and have had no problems with the maj.

it does take a little longer to get up to speed, and to stop, but that's expected when two up.

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Thanks for the replies John and Jason. My wife also does not care for the toes out position necessitated by the foot peg design. I did see the German person who modified the foot peg design, but I'm not sure if that's something I have the skill to do. He seems to have cut them out of wood. I still might consider it though.

I definitely will get at least a backrest if we're going to do two-up rides. I'd probably go with the top case and backrest. Thanks again for the replies!
 

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Mackee,

My wife and I together are about 430 lbs, right at the load limit for the Majesty, and we ride two up with no problem. I have a top box too, so you should be able to do it no problem. She and I are pushing the load capacity, but the bike handles it fine.

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Thanks for the reply, Tom. I no longer have the Majesty, :( but did do some two-up riding with my wife while I had it. I'm sure the top case with back rest would have improved my wife's comfort, though. Thanks again and ride safe!

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guido said:
is the weight limit from Yamaha because of the suspension/frame strength or the engine power?
Probably a combination of suspension capability, engine power, and braking potential. Takes a lot longer to stop fully loaded!
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is the weight limit from Yamaha because of the suspension/frame strength or the engine power?
My wife and I, in gear, are probably over 450 pounds ... at the max limit. Acceleration in town if still faster than cars on the flat, and adequate up hills. Stopping is still good. But the rear suspension bottoms on anything more than a minor bump. We need a backrest on the Givi box (which is usually empty) as my wife gets a sore back from hitting it.
We've gotten used to a routine when I see a bump: I back off the gas and lean forward (to transfer weight to the front) and she leans forward when she sees me doing this.
It makes it tolerable if the roads are decent.

When she's not along I'll invite one of the women from church or anybody else who wants to go for a ride, so other than commuting to work I'm usually riding 2-up. Its not a problem with lighter passengers at all. But handling the bike at a stop, or starting in town is trickier with 200+ pounds on that high 2nd seat!
 

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mackee5 said:
Hi all,

I just started riding last fall when I purchased my Blue 2005 Majesty and am totally loving it! I took the motorcycle safety course, put on over 2,000 miles, and even did a little two-up riding with my wife before winter set in.

This year, I'm really into the thought of doing some trips with my wife aboard and wondered if anyone else has done much two-up riding on the Majesty? Our combined weight is about 350 lbs.

I was also considering adding a top box for the touring, but with all the weight, I'm wondering if I'd be asking the Maj. to do more than it was designed for. Any thoughts or experience with this?
I have been riding 2 up and I am up to 43000km. The first year I loaded the bike up. Last year I have purchased a 1 one trailer that I tow. Much improved weight distribution and handling and the bike is happier. My trailer is a cyclope200. http://www.cyclope2000.com

Best

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I have the v46 topcase with the back rest pad on my '05. Most of my riding time is spent with my wife and I on the machine. Longest day was about 500 km. The Majesty handles the weight just fine. I did build wider foot rests and bolted them though the existing bolt hole for the passenger. My wife found them much easier on the feet and legs than having to conform to the narrow spots which force the feet in an outward position. It took a bit of cutting and shaping ( I used a piece of cedar 1x6 and cut them in an oval shape. Painted them black and they fit right in. Good luck.
 
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