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Old 09-07-2012, 07:05 AM   #1
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Burgman 400 Skelly,Naked, Stripper

Im waiting to get my 07 Burgman 400 I bought crashed up in the front, It was a Salvage bargin and I really dont want to replace the expensive plastic panels. Anybody ever strip the panels on of these and make a naked bike. I Hate the huge back end and really dont like the big ass front end either but I am excited about having a 400. My Zuma 125 all hopped up was still too slow for our roads here and was a major dissapointment. So I am excited about the Burgs power but hate the size and the looks, so I wanted to know if anyone has any info or pics of a panelless Burgman. I love ruckus look and am going to try and adapt the 2 front light style and flat ruckus seat to the bike but would love any input from those who done it. I cant find anyone whose done a skelly type burgman, only 150 and 250 Elites from the 80's. My wife has a Zuma 50 and theres a guy who adapted a Burg400 to a Zuma over on Zumaforums that was truely awsome but Im really not looking to splice in the whole wire harness and computor to a Zuma or Ruckus though I do like that size scooter way better. I dont mind cutting the frame of the burgman down here and there to make stuff work but thats as far as the fabbing skills are going to take me. Any thoughts guys?
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Old 09-07-2012, 07:38 AM   #2
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:22 AM   #3
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Almost forgot Ill have to hide those radiators too
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Old 09-07-2012, 07:07 PM   #4
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Sounds like a cool project.
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:24 PM   #5
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I got her Saturday, man the torque is so cool but what a slug taking off. I swear my wifes Zuma 50 might take this to 30 . Once it gets moving though its nice Nothing a little roller and clutch work shouldnt fix. Holy school busses is this this HUGE. Im not sure where to start its just so BIG. Anyway here how she arrived from the shipper. lotsa broken plastic but fram, forks and running gear are fine

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Old 09-10-2012, 08:13 PM   #6
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Just an opinion but it seems like it would be worth the expense just replacing the plastic up front. I mean the rest of the bike looks fine. Just seems like a waste to strip it all off.

Either way was just my 2c. Good luck!
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:52 AM   #7
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I would have to spend soo much to replace all this tupperware it just is too prohibative for me. Hell a used speedo is $350 on Ebay. I think that is why so many insurance companies total these things out cause the damn plastic is so involved and pricy, Anyway I got a ton of stuff stripped off the front and just have to find a way to hide all the wiring and computer stuff. Once you take all that plastic off its so much smaller in the front I kind of like smaller type scooters. I probably stripped 50 lbs of tupperware off last nite



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Just an opinion but it seems like it would be worth the expense just replacing the plastic up front. I mean the rest of the bike looks fine. Just seems like a waste to strip it all off.

Either way was just my 2c. Good luck!
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:00 AM   #8
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Looks like fun. With enough chopping off of the metal tabs that support the body panel and good wiring concealment, you'll probably end up with something that looks kinda like a Big Ruckus:



My first big bike (after a 50cc Honda Met and a Chinese POS dirt bike) was a Honda Reflex with a totalled front end. I replaced the forks, front rim, front steering bearings, handlebars, and all the plastics. Good luck with your build!
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:27 AM   #9
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Thats my plan exactly, except with a 400cc and 1/4 of the price. It wont be as cool as a big ruckus at all but way cheaper.




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Looks like fun. With enough chopping off of the metal tabs that support the body panel and good wiring concealment, you'll probably end up with something that looks kinda like a Big Ruckus:



My first big bike (after a 50cc Honda Met and a Chinese POS dirt bike) was a Honda Reflex with a totalled front end. I replaced the forks, front rim, front steering bearings, handlebars, and all the plastics. Good luck with your build!
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:51 PM   #10
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:37 PM   #11
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getting closer, way pain in the butt to get all this plastic off
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:20 PM   #12
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paint the front fender black and put a headlight and speedo on it and your good to go !!!
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:19 PM   #13
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johnrrr,
Very interesting project. A big ruckus with 400ccs. I wonder if a naked 400cc scooter would sell here in the USA. I assume that the BR didn't sell so Honda gave up on it like Kawasaki did with my W650 which BTW is an excellent and simple motorcycle. Who needs all that plastic?
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:14 AM   #14
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I love those triumph Kawis. I like the big ruckus but dang do they cost. I lov the burgers power and brakes but all the bulbous plastic is hideous. I got a bunch of ruckus parts coming for the burger



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Very interesting project. A big ruckus with 400ccs. I wonder if a naked 400cc scooter would sell here in the USA. I assume that the BR didn't sell so Honda gave up on it like Kawasaki did with my W650 which BTW is an excellent and simple motorcycle. Who needs all that plastic?
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:17 PM   #15
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What happened to this project? Any current pics?
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