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Old 01-05-2013, 02:59 PM   #7
ArtCuisin
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Joined: Sep 2011
Oddometer: 35
I would buy a Burgman 650 in a second were it not for the suspicious transmission/drive
reliability issues.

I believe there are two. One involves the lifetime belt breaking. One involves
something more vague. Ha, ha.

So when you follow the other advice about reading the forum, read not only why
they love them, but also about serious reliability issues. As I understand it, some
bikes have never had a problem. Other bikes have had HUGE problems. I've
seen craigslist ads for 650s that run fine but don't move for fire-sale prices.
One of the forum threads said the cost of repairs, if you do it yourself and
don't mind making a couple or three special tools, is not expensive in $$$$,
just in your time and expertise.

But the 400 gets much better gas mileage if you don't need the freeway speed.

ArtCuisin screwed with this post 01-05-2013 at 03:01 PM Reason: Typo.
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