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Swapped the Givi for the stock today. Sorry no pictures, but do have notes to share.

First, it is pretty simple. Just take off the front, center panel. Once off, there are three screws on each side of the windscreen to unscrew and the stock is off. The Givi lines up beautifully with the screw holes. Replace the screws and put the front panel on and you are done.

But sometimes things aren't as easy as they should be. My front, center panel did not come out as set forth in the owner's manual. The manual shows two screws attaching the center panel to the black, plastic cover below the front of the windscreen. Once the screws are out, the manual shows that you slide the panel forward and then up to take out.

The screws were in place on my bike, but behind the center panel: not holding the center panel to the other black, plastic panel. I was able to unscrew the srews a bit by going through the screw holes in the center panel. Fortunately, before damaging any of this plastic, I realized that those screws should have been on the other side of the center panel. Thus, given they were behind the panel, I didn't have to remove them.

Next, my panel did not slide down and then up and out from three slots on either side of the panel. Rather, at the top of each side of the center panel and then again about half way down each side, there are pressure or friction type posts that come straight out with a little pressure. The top point is a tab-like and the center point is more post-like.

I think I'm lucky I figured these workings out. If I had blindly followed the manual, I'm sure at a minimum that center panel would have been damaged.

Finally, in replacing the center panel, I put the screws on the outside where, according to the manual, they should have been in the first place. But a note of caution. The screw attaches to a metal sleeve that slides over a hole int the black, plastic dash panel under the windscreen. It could be very easy to loose that sleeve. Be careful when you first remove the screw. Then before putting the center panel back on, remove the sleeve and squeeze it between your fingers. When you re-attach the sleeve, it will fit snuggly and you'll be able to line up the holes in the center panel with the sleeve holes.

Well, if a windscreen replacement is in your future, I hope these notes help.
 

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Hi Tom,
Just wanted to add my experience with changing out the windshield. Yes the correct installation of the two screws is like you suggested, through both the top panel and the black panel. I also was lucky in figuring out that the upper parts of the two top panel 'wings' and the center parts need to be lifted outward to free the two tabs at the top and the two posts in the center. All in all, it was much easier to install the Givi windshield than I expected and the ride experience is MUCH quieter than with the stock shield. I highly recommend this upgrade for the Majesty.
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Steve
 

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I'm going to replace my stock windshield with the Givi one.
 

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The only problem I had was getting the screws out AFTER I had loosened them. It has been so hot lately that I put the original windshield back on & had no problems this time. I am going into Orange County tomorrow & if the Laminar Lip place is open I will probably buy one.

Too bad, they are not open on Saturday. They are only four miles from where I am going & would be an even smaller detour.

I also have the lower wind deflectors. They seem awfully expensive for what they are. That caused me to be very surprised when I priced the two pieces that make up the front fender & found they only totaled $60.
I don't really recall how much difference they made but they are easy to install, look good & I expect they also help to deflect water as well as the wind. Too bad they don't change the design to make this part of the standard design.
 

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The only problem I had was getting the screws out AFTER I had loosened them
gruntled,
Yes the last thread on those screws seems to prefer to stay engaged with the tupperware no matter how many turns you give them. I managed to fish them out of there with one of those shirt pocket, telescoping magnets after losing some of my patience.
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I have just installed the Givi windscreen and the Yamaha Side Wind Deflectors.... What a different ride!! Much more comfortable. Especially at 55-65 on rural highways that I like to ride on. The buffeting wind on head, hands/lower arms and legs is almost entirely gone. The windscreen changes the airflow so that now I feel more wind pressure on my back and back of my helmet, which I'm getting used to.... Definitely the best upgrades for comfort that are available.

Installation Note: The removal of the stock windscreen and installation of the Givi was just as staightforward as others on the forum have stated. 15 minutes total for me. The hardest part is getting the first two screws out of the cowling, and then back in at the end. A magnetic driver would be a great help.
 

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Can you elaborate on how the Yamaha side wind deflectors change the ride, also... last year I used a Termoscud on my Kymco P150 and it made riding toasty all winter long. I'm curious if that will even be necessary on the Maj, as it already has much less air flow across the legs.

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PCM84 said:
Can you elaborate on how the Yamaha side wind deflectors change the ride, also... last year I used a Termoscud on my Kymco P150 and it made riding toasty all winter long. I'm curious if that will even be necessary on the Maj, as it already has much less air flow across the legs.

Thanks.
I found that the side deflectors do much more for appearance than weather protection.

Also, it is not necessary to replace the 2 screws in the front of the windshield moulding, as the snap-in posts will hold it quite securely, making it much easier to remove the next time.

The easiest was to release the snaps is to insert a table knife between the moulding and the turn signal lens (about 1 1/2" back from the front of the amber turn signal) and lift gently. The snap will lift out of the recess, and then the rear of the trim moulding that has the posts can be lifted straight up, releasing the trim cover. It can then be slid forward and off. Notice when reassembling that there is a plastic catch at the very front point of the trim cover than needs to hook in place.

It is not necessary to force anything when removing or replacing the windshield trim. For easy of replacing the screws, put a dab of grease or vaseline on the tip of the screwdriver to hold the screw in place while inserting it in the trim hole. As I mentioned earlier in the post, the trim piece will be held quite securely without the screws, once snapped in place.
 

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Can you elaborate on how the Yamaha side wind deflectors change the ride, also... last year I used a Termoscud on my Kymco P150 and it made riding toasty all winter long. I'm curious if that will even be necessary on the Maj, as it already has much less air flow across the legs.
They basically eliminate the wind blowing on the legs---Period! Before I put them on, the moving air would buffet my dress pants, whipping them around until I thought they would soon start to unravel. Now, assuming I keep my knees tucked in just a bit, it's about like riding in my car. No more of the cloth whipping back and forth like I'm standing on the end of a pier in a windstorm.

They don't look like much in the pictures on the Yamaha parts and accessories web sites, but they really do the job. $95.00 for $2.00 worth of plastic, some heavy duty foam-backed mounting tape and a couple of screws is a lot of money, but the result is worth it.

They should be standard equipment, along with the passenger backrest. OTOH, that would leave two more items not to buy for the new scoot.
 

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I might have to see about a set of those wind deflectors since I ride all winter, mostly at night. Those and the larger windshield might make it more comfortable.
 
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