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Old 07-26-2009, 06:10 PM   #1
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Thinking about a yamaha Majesty 400

Hello Scooter people.. I am thinking about a Yamaha Majesty 400 scooter. Does it have any glaring problems, that would keep you from owning one? Thanks for any input.. Rob
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Old 07-26-2009, 07:07 PM   #2
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Check out Majesty USA

http://majestyusa.com/forums/index.php
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:13 AM   #3
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i have an '07.

my two biggest gripes are:

1. "Wet", it weighs in at nearly 500 lbs and is a beast to manhandle around the garage. take that with a small grain of salt because: a) i'm an old fuck, and, b) my previous ride weighed under 350 "wet" so i'm still getting used to the heft of the maj.

2. at 6', with a 32" inseam, i found it lacking in leg room. however, i've addressed that by removing the butt pad on the seat and this helped a bunch. if you're looking at an 08 or 09 you won't have the luxury of removing the pad. a redesigned seat showed up on the 08s and the pad is integral to the seat, i.e., it can't be removed.


over on majestyusa's site, there is a gripe section in the forum. looking through it you'll find a myriad of problems listed but most are unique to the individual owner or an individual bike. legroom is a common gripe.

overall, the majs are very good bikes.
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Old 07-27-2009, 12:24 PM   #4
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Agreed on Majesty USA. A great site.

I've had my 2008 for a bit over a year, and have put around 8k miles on it. I sent you a PM if you have any questions.

One thing you will want pretty quickly is a set of mirror extenders, unless you like looking at your shoulders. I picked up a pair of mirror extensions from someone (I'mintoscootin? can't remember the username exactly) at the MajestyUSA board, and they work great.

Other than the extenders, I've just hardwired my GPS and added a Givi V46 topcase as far as mods go.

It's been a great scoot so far.

Let me know if you have any questions.

-Rob
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Old 07-28-2009, 05:19 AM   #5
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One thing you will want pretty quickly is a set of mirror extenders, unless you like looking at your shoulders. I picked up a pair of mirror extensions from someone (I'mintoscootin? can't remember the username exactly) at the MajestyUSA board, and they work great.
-Rob

x2 on the extenders, rob. i forgot to mention them.

just got a pair from him in saturday's mail and installed them sunday. i no longer look at the shoulders in the mirrors. great addition to the bike. they were 39 bucks postpaid and very professional looking.
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Old 07-30-2009, 01:03 PM   #6
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Consider a Burgman 400 too.

I was 50/50, but went with the Burgman for a few reasons:

- More legroom
- Slightly more under-seat storage room
- Better brakes (dual front disk vs. single)

The new ones are offered with ABS too, which can be a real life-saver.

I have a local buddy with a Majesty 400. Nice bike. A bit better-looking than the Burgman; doesn't look as porky.

The thing with maxi-scooters is that they carry their weight very low, like Harleys and Goldwings. They are pretty easy to manage, coming from a motorcycle.
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Old 07-30-2009, 03:19 PM   #7
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I don't think you could go wrong with the Majesty or Burgman. I bought a new 08 Burgman 400 this spring and loving it. It's my BAS,Big Ass Scooter.
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:16 AM   #8
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So...did ya buy it or not?

I have an '08 Majesty 400, and it's been as reliable as an anvil.

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Old 08-11-2009, 07:55 PM   #9
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Let's make this easy.. . Can someone tell me how to upload pics, it works fine on the AF1 forum.
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Old 08-12-2009, 10:04 AM   #10
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Easy for who? They have this new fangled thing called SEARCH... you should try it

see: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=919
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Old 08-15-2009, 11:13 AM   #11
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Just buy it

I bought my 2005 MAJ over Ebay. I had it in Florida for a few years and put less than 1500 miles on it. I just shipped it to Boulder, CO and have put 300 miles on the first week!
I love it. The bike has a terrible wind buffeting problem as he only glaring problem. I have heard that an aftermarket screen will help some, but not cure it.
I get 70mpg, its fast enough, handles the Colorado twisties just fine. Brakes good. Overall it is just about perfect.
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Old 08-19-2009, 06:21 AM   #12
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I get 70mpg, its fast enough, handles the Colorado twisties just fine. Brakes good.

that's excellent mileage. i've been averaging a bit over 60, but i've heard reports of as low as the low 50's but i suspect they're flogging it pretty well.
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Old 08-19-2009, 08:48 AM   #13
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34" inseam and I wish for more leg room. Rock solid. Battery cover a PITA (mine keeps trying to fall off). Brakes didn't impress me 2up, ok for me with one. I have been half-heartedly trying to sell it for a couple months and it fails to generate much interest. 60+ mpg. Fun ride, I just don't enjoy commuting with it any longer.

Mine's an 07.

Did you get one?

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Old 08-19-2009, 04:39 PM   #14
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Get it....

Get it and do things like this........

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Old 08-19-2009, 05:01 PM   #15
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Did not make a move yet

Have a XR650L to get rid of first. No bites on it yet, and no new 400 available in the area right now,, or at least at the dealer I like because he does so good on the trade. Want to trade the honda for a scoot if I find the right person,, 08 model with 5,600 miles.
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