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Old 03-20-2011, 02:20 PM   #1
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650 Burgman

I have a repair shop and used bike sales store. i purchased a couple salvage scooters to build and sell. A 650 Burgman and a 125 Vino. They are kind of neat. I just rode the Burgman to town for cigars and holy crap 90 plus mph!!! And Iv'e used the Vino at a vintage swap meet what a terrific little machine to get around with. If I lived in town I'd have one as a personal ride. They are both for sale if anyone's interested but not my point for this thread. Just enjoying the scooter buzz.
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Old 03-20-2011, 04:07 PM   #2
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The Burgie speedo is 10% optimistic so 90 is actually 81.

I saw 119 on mine once several years ago and the windshield started doing weird stuff, haven't been in the triple digits since.
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Old 03-20-2011, 04:45 PM   #3
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Burgman 650? Funny you ask..

Howdy,

I was interested in a Burgy 650 on my local Craigslist. It had too many issues. I've heard nothing but great things about them; 'specially for touring.
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Old 03-21-2011, 12:04 AM   #4
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Hey sporthog, I just got into scooters and know some guys in the Omaha Scooter Club. Any details/pics on the scoots you have for sale?
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Old 03-21-2011, 12:19 AM   #5
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I've heard nothing but great things about them; 'specially for touring.
I've done multiple multi state touring trips on my Burman. The longest I've done in one day is 900+ miles and I never felt fresher afterwards. It is great for touring and is hands down the best commuter you could ever want. Despite having three bikes, my Burgman is my go to for almost all of my riding.
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:54 AM   #6
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So the burgman 650 is the king ? I was looking for a commuter In Socal...my drz is too much frantic craziness and AGATT is a pain I like those skooter skirts..
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:50 AM   #7
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So the burgman 650 is the king ? I was looking for a commuter In Socal...my drz is too much frantic craziness and AGATT is a pain I like those skooter skirts..


So the pavement is softer when you crash on a scooter?
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Old 03-21-2011, 01:01 PM   #8
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So the pavement is softer when you crash on a scooter?
No not what I meant. I have a good jacket(s) and helmet I would wear of course but hauling it to the office and back is annoying. I like the storage and the other protection options on a scoot. I really like the burg- although the new silverwing is very nice.
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Old 03-21-2011, 02:39 PM   #9
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No not what I meant. I have a good jacket(s) and helmet I would wear of course but hauling it to the office and back is annoying. I like the storage and the other protection options on a scoot. I really like the burg- although the new silverwing is very nice.
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Old 03-21-2011, 02:45 PM   #10
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I haven't ridden a honda 600 but the Burgman will get with the program as far as acceleration goes, it doens't seem to be affected by wind much either.
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:07 PM   #11
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The Burgie speedo is 10% optimistic so 90 is actually 81.

I saw 119 on mine once several years ago and the windshield started doing weird stuff, haven't been in the triple digits since.
I hate this optimistic stuff. I find that some of the older Japanese bikes have more accurate speedos than the new stuff.

It pisses me off because if your riding on the highway at an indicated 70 MPH trying to stay within the speed limit, and your speedo is 10% optimistic, this would mean an actual speed of about 63 MPH even though you think your doing 70 MPH. Your not even doing the 65 MPH limit, and this will piss of cagers. I have GPS a few cars, and all have been within 2 MPH accurate to dead on.

Now that I have tightened my speedo cable on my 86 Elite 150, it is dead on by both radar and GPS, its a shame that the same can't be said for 2011 $8,000 motorcycle or scooter.

Some bikes have been even worse [ESPECIALLY with smaller tire sizes] being as high as 15% optimistic! That means at an indicated 70 MPH, your only doing 59 MPH! Or even an indicated 80 MPH is only 68 MPH! At that point I would disable the stock speedo and put a small GPS in it's place!

But other than that the Burgmans are sweet rides! The 650 has an actual top speed of 99-110 actual MPH, and acceleration is great. The only thing I don't like about the 650 is the poor MPG for it's displacement. I love the Burgman 400, is has a somewhat close enough top speed, slightly more underseat storage, great acceleration, and gets in the 60s to very low 70s with slow riding in the MPG department.

Despite my craving for one, I will need to wait a little while for a maxi scoot. I WILL get one, but with the gas prices going up so high, its hard to beat my Elite 150s 85-100 real MPG and 65+ MPH GPS top speed for commuting around! I have picked up a Shadow for distance/highway, but it can't replace the Elite around town! It's 700 cc V twin sucks far more gas, its around 40-60 MPG vs the 85+! But a Maxi scooter is in my future!

The Vino 125 is also nice scooter, but it is too slow for a 125 IMO.
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:04 PM   #12
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I saw 119 on mine once several years ago and the windshield started doing weird stuff, haven't been in the triple digits since.
When this baby hits 88 miles per hour... you're gonna see some serious shit.
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Old 03-22-2011, 02:27 AM   #13
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Don't recall what the top speed was, I was watching the er um track vs. the speedo but I was over 100 even accounting for the optimistic speedo on mine.
No windshield issues with my clearview.

Currently riding an NT700 primarily, but did put 20k on the currently parked 650, & have no real angst about it. A decent solid fun ride with good storage.
A bit of a stigma as an "old man's bike" but no real worries.

If you had to have one bike in your garage you could do a lot worse than a 650.
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Old 03-22-2011, 09:02 AM   #14
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Here ya go.
Holy crap!!!!!!
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Old 03-27-2011, 10:10 AM   #15
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That's what I was thinking when my almost new(900 miles) Michelin SC couldn't be repaired so I thought I'd have a little fun with it.

More of the story here.
http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buel...tml?1283362374
I don't know how big of a hole you had prior to the smoke show, but i have used some plug/patches on MY OWN tires that had a hole we good succes. They are used from the inside and have a plug that is attached to a patch, the plug sticks thru and the patch is glued to the inside or the tire. I say on my own tires because i wouldn't use them on a customer tire for liability purposes. These patches are available at auto parts stores.
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