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Old 05-06-2015, 07:38 PM   #1
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Mini Gold Wing

I just got back from a trip. Los Angeles to the pacific northwest and back. 3 thousand total miles in luxury aboard a Burgman 400. Most milage was on interstate 5 at red line speed. What an awesome bike! After many years on 1500, and 1800 Gold Wings, the Burgman has been my commuter in Los Angeles for over a year. It would be my bike of choice to do it all over again.

The storage was ample for tent camping and clothing. The 55 Liter Givi top box helped with immediate assessable things. Givi Air Flow double windscreen work flawlessly. Absolutely no problems. Longest day was the last, coming home. Rogue River-LA. 699 miles. What an awesome machine!

Any more stories you folks have of travels on the mighty B400? Lets hear them!
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Old 05-06-2015, 07:55 PM   #2
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Great review, as I keep muling around the purchase of a more long haul travel scoot.

Where's the pics?
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Old 05-07-2015, 08:45 AM   #3
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Packed and ready to go.
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Old 05-07-2015, 08:53 AM   #4
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One of many fuel stops heading north in the Central Valley. I stopped every 100 miles or so to fuel up with on average 1.5 to 1.8 gallons of regular.
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Old 05-07-2015, 08:59 AM   #5
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My first night camping was at Woodson Bridge state park just south of Redding. Here is the price board at the ranger shack. It's good to be old!
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My camp. There was only one other motor home that showed up later that night.
Not many campers, especially in tents, this early in the season.
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Camping brings out the Mc Giever in me. I forgot to bring my tin cup to boil water. This is Starbucks instant Italian coffee done right!
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Old 05-07-2015, 09:26 AM   #8
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The second camp was at Millersvania state park just south of Olympia Wa. It's located in a grove of very tall fir trees. It's almost always in shade and all the campsites were wet and tunneled up from moles or voles. I just kicked the lumpy soil level as I could and had a great nights sleep with my inflatable thermarest roll.
The reason I picked this campsite was because of this wildflower.
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My camp.
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Old 05-07-2015, 09:39 AM   #10
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This is the sunrise through the forest about 5:45 am.
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The towering trees looking up through the mesh net on the roof of my tent. A little after 6:00am I crawled out of the mummy bag. Damn cold and dewy.
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Old 05-07-2015, 09:49 AM   #12
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NICE!

I think a 400cc is the sweet spot for an all around scoot.
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The Burgman is looking good. I am really enjoying mine.

What backrest is that?
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The Burgman is looking good. I am really enjoying mine.

What backrest is that?
I bought the powder coated metal bracket from an inmate over at Burgman USA. The actual backrest is the stock butt rest positioned higher. Carry was his name. He makes and sells lots of them for around $100. Look for any recent backrest thread and you will find an email link to him. It works better than the $325 backrest on my old 1800.
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Still boiling my coffee water the old fashioned way.
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