Yes ryrebo they are. Right hand side of passengers seat on the compartment below speaker there is an odd looking lever. Slide it to the right (I believe) & the boards should raise. If they are already up than you need to sit in seat & push down on them while pushing said odd lever. Hope this helps. By the way congrats on the ride.
ryrebo, It sounds as if you didn't get a owners manual with your bike. Jump on this website & you can download one. If that doesn't work let me know & I can give you explanations of all your questions.
ryrebo, To get in P you have to push in on the key and turn. You will not get correct reading unless it is on center stand. On your CB turn it on, set squelch then look on your CB display panel you will have a picture of headset or speakers. Push the squelch button to switch to speakers then you can hear CB. By the way I have to wiggle the handlebar to get mine in P.