I really enjoy my car but my knee resting against the hard plastic on the shifter console always bugged me. I was talking to my friend who is a Yamaha mechanic and he gave me a piece of foam from a snowmobile that is used as a damper for the plastic panels.

Oh, blessed relief! I should have done this years ago. I might look goofy but it works. The Yamaha part number is 1D7-21639-00-00.