26th Oct 2006, 09:13
Although the manual says to change to the V-belt, these last up to about 35000 miles. If they do break, they do not damage the engine.
The belt can be changed easily by opening the case underneath the air filter. Shouldn't cost much really.
28th Mar 2007, 03:08
I bought my scooter one year ago, and only put 500 miles on it. Now, I wonder why!! I have rode it non-stop for the past two weeks, and am now itching to get it back after taking it in for its 500 mile service, and to get a top case mounted. I have truly had a blast with it so far, and plan to put much, much more than 500 miles on it this year.
I would like to take my wife on a weekend getaway somewhere, if I can talk her into riding it long distance.
Incidentally, this was the only way I could talk her into letting me buy a motorcycle. She flatly said no, until I said, "But honey, it's only a scooter!" Well, I fooled her!! It is a scooter, but it has the feel of a bigger bike than what it really is. I truly love it.
8th Nov 2007, 13:50
I've had my Majesty for over a year now, and commute on it daily out in CA. I'm going on 14k miles and just replaced the tires (only because I got a hole in the rear, still had plenty of wear left!).
This scooter has been "trouble free" with only a spark plug replacement.
The v-belt indicator light has been blinking since 12.5k, and since it's so costly to replace, I've been putting that off. It's still going strong, and I've been told that if you don't ride it hard, that the belt could last as long as 20k. I'm in no hurry to spend $300.00 to have it replaced!
I've had numerous bikes over the years, and this is the most fun I've ever had on a bike, and I just love the storage!
I run it between 65-75mph on a daily basis, and although it's no speed demon, it has plenty of passing power along with great gas mileage! One can't beat the price for the performance you get, and the fun of just cranking the throttle and going with no shifting! It gets my vote, especially with the price of gas climbing to $4.00 per gallon!
30th Jun 2008, 23:08
I have been riding this scooter for three years now. I love it. I purchased a V Belt from my Yamaha dealer for 170.00; seemed a little steep, will drive on the old one till it breaks.
I plan to take it to EAA this year from Minneapolis.
23rd Sep 2008, 14:13
I am the proud owner of a Majesty 400. In a period of time of 7 months, I have driven this machine up to 22000km (13200 miles). I changed my tires at 13000.
This machine is fast, easy handling, good braking, and also the protection against the weather is so much better than the regular bikes.
Gas mileage is up 70 MPG imp gal.
We went, me and younger friends (I am 70 years old), and we drove 2700K in 5 days. Out of those were 4 rainy days. But I had no problems being better protected.
To finish I am thinking of driving next year around 25000K (15000M) and I am still the proud owner of a 400 Yam Majesty.
23rd Jun 2009, 15:06
It's time to replace v-belt. Anyone done it? Is it simple to replace? I lost the owners manual and do not know how to replace. Any comment or help will be appreciated. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
22nd Jun 2010, 00:20
Has anyone had problem with both front headlights going out at same time? I already checked the fuses, and all are fine.
I have about 25K miles on it. Great mystery. E-mail email@example.com
31st Jul 2010, 19:06
I own a Majesty also. Bought it off Craigslist with only 200 miles on it. Best buy I ever made. It has 12,000 miles on it and the V Belt idiot light is flashing. I am going to wait and see on the V belt... I ride solo and don't stress the tranny much.
15th Dec 2010, 16:03
I'm having a hard time getting my battery out of my Yamaha Majestic scooter 400 cc. Any helpful ideas?
31st Jul 2012, 19:11
I have had my Majesty since 2005. So far I have put 33000 miles on it. I have never changed the belt. The Yamaha dealer said he has never changed one. Ride on - Enjoy.
6th Sep 2012, 07:06
I guess this is coming way too late for you, but my comment might help others. I recently changed my belt at 12500 miles and it looked like brand new. My mechanic suggested that I extend the interval to 20000 miles for the next change, and go back to the old belt at that time, as he had no doubt that there was at least another 10000 miles on it. I was charged 45 minutes of labor for the change.
11th Oct 2012, 21:44
I have been driving my Yamaha scooter for 22,000 miles.
There are a couple of things that might cause poor acceleration. I have had to change the speed sensor on it. I noticed that it had lost power and the speedometer was not reading. It would only accelerate to 5k RPM and then kick forward. If I kept the throttle on, I would slowly roll to a stop. If I remember correctly, the gas wouldn't read either. After changing the speed sensor, it worked.
However, just recently, I had an issue with acceleration. I spent $468 for them to change out the clutch, change out some weights and other things, I think with the transmission. Also, there was a little wear on my V-belt, and I decided I had already pushed the limit on the V-belt, seeing as how the manual says to change it out at 10k miles, and I was at 20k miles.
After changing all of that, the problem was not solved. The guys at the bike shop rode it and thought that it was working fine, but when I rode it, I realized I had spent $468, and the problem I had taken it in for was not fixed. I took it back and they didn't seem to understand. These guys think that since it is a scooter, that it has no get-up and go. Boy are they wrong. I told them, "All I know is I spent nearly $470 to get it fixed and it's not fixed". It had already spent 6 weeks in the shop. So, they didn't charge me any more labor to find out what was wrong with it.
After two more weeks, they finally called me and said that they had to go online to find out from other Majesty owners what the deal was. They found out that it was a diaphragm. It costs $32 to buy the diaphragm. Thankfully they didn't charge me the 5 hours of labor they spent on figuring that part out.
I hope this information helps others in the future not wait 8 weeks and spend $500 to get theirs fixed. By the way, after they got it running right, none of them could believe it went that fast. I've had mine up to 105 mph. It should easily pass traffic going 60-70 mph. It'll accelerate to 6k RPM until it gets to 60 mph, and then go down to 5k RPM. I note this stuff, because sometimes if the mechanic has never ridden a Majesty, then they will need some measurable readings to understand how it is supposed to work.
11th Oct 2012, 21:47
Does anyone know how how to reset the v-belt indicator? Mine has been flashing since 10k miles, and I just changed it out at 20k miles. But it is still flashing.
11th Oct 2012, 21:54
You must open your seat and look at the back "wall" of your compartment. There are two pins. Take a screw driver and push in the center of each pin. This will loosen the battery cover above your tail lights. Then you must unscrew the bolts on the side of your passenger seat and take off the cushion. You'll need some Allen wrenches. After that, it's pretty easy to find the bolts and screws needed to remove the passenger grip bar and get to the battery.