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Anybody know the average wait time to get parts in for the Majesty, dealer tells me a few weeks. Its been a few weeks ( ok holidays screw up the equation abit ) and he is still telling me a few weeks. I went all out air deflectors, top case , mount and back rest for case, (PLEASE !! Don't remind me of the COST ) for what I'm paying , I feel they should be able to do better than { We hope a few more weeks }.
 

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I ordered the lower wind deflectors on Dec 23rd & so far
they have not arrived. If that's what you are talking about
we should be able to give a good revue on them if they ever
get here.
 

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My dealer got the passenger backrest in 3 days. I don't think its the "Yamaha" one though as it looks larger than the picture on Yamaha's website.
 

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I bought my Majesty October 23rd, 2005 and ordered a Top Box at the same time. I'm still waiting. It's been rescheduled 3 times already. If it doesn't arrive by early March, I'm going to get the Givi.

Anyone know the differences between the OEM and Givi ?

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i believe the givi top case is a little larger, and (imho) looks much better, especially with the color coded lid.

also the givi has an (optional) brake light kit that can be fitted to the topcase. always a good thing to have the lights up nice and high.

both cases are actually made by givi (the yamaha branded one is made under license for yamaha as is the yamaha tall screen)

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I, too, am experiencing the "Backlog Hell" of Yamaha. For what it's worth, I do know that many factories close for several weeks before Christmas in the Far East (presumably to give their workers the opportunity to travel for the holidays) . In addition, if a part runs out, they may not retool to manufacture because of the impending break, thus leaving a shortage (backorder) of several parts by late December.
You can start by calling Yamaha customer service and voicing displeasure LOUDLY! :protest: In addition, ask for the phone & address of Akiro Sano, the president of YamahaUSA, and WRITE him! Whilst this may sound silly, the Japanese take customer comments quite seriously. Several of us writing with the complaint of backordered parts is the kind of feedback he needs to make changes. He needs to recognise that the scooter market in the USA is growing and we want the same add-on parts that are available in Canada and Japan. Secondly, if you take my money and promise me a delivery date, that is your honour. You should keep your promises, even if it means transferring some parts from another market (Japan, Canada, Europe) to the USA. :sign7: Remember, they aren''t going to spend the revenue to import parts unless they know there is a demand.
:) <--- Blex steps off soapbox
 

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I asked about a Yamaha backrest at my dealership and was told that there would be a several month wait. So I went online and ordered a Givi backrest that night and it arrived 2 days later. I installed it in 20 minutes and I was good to go in just 3 days. AND the Givi was about half the price of the Yammi backrest delivered. So I would suggest you consider some alternatives to the backlogged over-priced dealer installed backrest...
 

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Thanks guys,

I guess I'll just order the Givi and be done with it. No hurry as I still have a couple of months before I hoist anchor and ride off into the sunset.

Gimmie a Givi !

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Well since I am a month basically into the wait, I'll take the moderators advice and contact as high up as possible to try to help all those who come after. Anybody happen to have the CEO's email address or snail mail address. Doesn't make much sense to me to offer a product into this market if your not going to support it. The problem may lie abit in the dealers aren't making enough noise for us scooter owners. Their sales of scooters hasn't taken off enough yet for them to be personally stocking parts. They seem to stock most of the motorcycle parts, I would suppose due to their volume of sales. I personally plan to be a pain in the a$$ to my local dealer since he told me personally he didn't just carry a few scooters he IS a scooter dealer as well as a motorcycle dealer.
 

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docsavage01 said:
The problem may lie a bit in the dealers aren't making enough noise for us scooter owners. Their sales of scooters hasn't taken off enough yet for them to be personally stocking parts.
I agree 100%. Scooter riders, particularly in areas where they are more popular, need to 'recalibrate' our local dealers as well as the YamahaUSA corporate and remind them that we aren't a bunch of young kids or old bittys who just use our scoots to go to and from school or the store.
They seem to stock most of the motorcycle parts, I would suppose due to their volume of sales. I personally plan to be a pain in the a$$ to my local dealer since he told me personally he didn't just carry a few scooters he IS a scooter dealer as well as a motorcycle dealer.
When you write Mr. Sano, please also mention the poor service and dishonesty from the dealer. Yamaha prides itself on having great service departments, but they really reek when it comes to the scooters! (With apologies to Howard Beale...)
:protest: I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!
 

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The dealership called to tell me that some of my parts had arrived. The air deflectors, the top case, and the backrest for the top case. So now I have my top case and its back rest but no way to mount it. So I decided to do the part of it that I can do at the moment, mount the backrest on the top case. The screw hole template they sent me , well lets just say that it appears to be a copy of a copy of a copy of a copy of a copy of a copy , etc........ If there ever was a screw hole layout on that particular page it has now been copied so many times that it now doesn't show. All you see is a large black rectangle on the page with severely corrupted lettering that required a magnifying glass to read. I did however work out a way to put the holes in , and get the backrest mounted which I am going to work into a post, and I will add photo's into the gallery on the procedure. It is currently hovering around 40 degree's here so I will have to hold off a few days before mounting the air deflectors since part of that operation includes adhesive which don't work well in cold temps.
I really wonder about a company which can produce an amazing product like the Majesty, and do such a crappy job of supplying parts for it and the instructions for said parts. I mean I have ridden motorcycles since I was 14 and now at 44 I've learned a few things about em. The dealerships are always great at getting you in and helping you to decide which one you want and then taking your money to purchase it either through taking your cash or hooking you up with financing. They are more than glad to schedule you in to work on your bike be it a problem, scheduled maintenance, or just part replacement, which also makes them money. But , and this has always been the case, no matter which brand of bike, if you want to buy parts to put on your self or accessories to add to your bike, you WAIT on those parts, you get crappy instructions for them, and the crucial parts are delayed. But if you carry it in to have them put the parts on they seem to be able to work magic, parts they you are told will take weeks to get in show up seemingly overnight to be put on your bike the next day, but at a labor cost ranging from 60 to 100 dollars an hour.
 

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I got mine a week ago. Problem is it has been so warm I haven't
really been able to give the wind deflector a good test. It is not quite
as wide as I had expected but at least it doesn't interfere with your
feet in any way. It doesn't seem like you get all that much for close to $100.
 

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docsavage01 said:
the top case, and the backrest for the top case.
My wife is interested in getting a back rest and top case for our 2005 Majesty. Please give us your comments on the value and comfort once you get them installed.
 

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THEIR HERE !! That's right 3/16/06 ! The parts guy Jack at Arkansas Honda finally made the call " Your top case bracket is in " Ordered 12/16/05 gets here 3/16/06, don't get me wrong I've got no qualm will Jack , he's great , damn fine guy. Yamaha however , different story. The case itself fairly nice piece of molded plastic , the reflectors on back should help with visibility ( however I'll post the pics to the gallery next few days, when I look at the bike now from the back , I think cage drivers might watch the reflectors that don't light up for stopping and not look down to see my actual brakelight, got me wondering if i shouldn't put the lights in them. ) The back rest for the case is decent enough ( you'll be drilling your own holes to mount that to the case) . Now to the mount , it's made well enough to not worry about it doing its job , bent piece of 1/4 inch plate . Now to our part of the equation , this requires and I repeat requires you to drill two 3/4 inch holes in that really nice piece of tupperware that exist between the two grab rails . This is to provide for two spacers that make it an all metal hold through the frame. I don't know about you but I've got a small problem with putting huge holes in plastic I've been polishing !! I mean honestly shouldn't I have gotten a replacement piece of plastic with holes in it already matching bike color for my 85 bucks!!!! as part of the durned kit. The rest of the mounting is easy enough, bolt on a plastic molded cover on the plate bracket , put a few screws in the cover for the bracket, then lock the top case into its locking mount. It is big , pretty sure i could stuff my sleeping bag in it. lots more tupperware catching side wind now . My daughter loves it , she now gets to lean back . I feel alot safer now with her on the bike with the rest behind her. She's 8 and there was no way she wasn't gonna ride with me , so that behind her makes me feel safer anyway. I do feel that now I have the storage of a small car , but no cage to have to ride in .
 

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when I look at the bike now from the back , I think cage drivers might watch the reflectors that don't light up for stopping and not look down to see my actual brakelight, got me wondering if i shouldn't put the lights in them. )
the givi top case has an optional brake light kit in the topcase.
it's the main reason i chose it over the yamaha one.

also, when you mount the givi topcase bracket, you DO NOT have to drill into the tupperware. you remove (and store) the center piece of plastic. the bracket that mounts the givi topcase bolts down in it's place.

that way if you later sell the maj you can keep the case and not have any ugly holes in the plastic.

also on the topcase, i made a set of orrange high brightness LED indicators to mount into the topcase as well. that way i have both brake light and indicators at eye level for cagers to see.

pics are in the gallery if you want to see.

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Glad you got your stuff. We ordered a bracket and backrest one week and the topcase the next (from AZ dealer on web) all arrived within a 5 to 10 days of order. We didn't want to leave the topcase on all the time and I wanted to have the backrest. First long trip planned. But I love the support and comfort I have with both backrest and topcase. Enjoy!
 
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