Burgmans on tour

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Scott_F, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. Scott_F

    Scott_F Been here awhile

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    Not many of my photos actually show our bikes. Here are a few:

    Duffey Lake, BC - July 2012
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    Emile Grandjean, Idaho - June 2011 - nice spot for lunch
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    Yellow Brick Road, outside of Penticton, BC - 2010
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    Wauconda, Washington - 2012
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    Bear Lake, BC (Hwy 31A outside of Kaslo) 2011
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    Jocelyn, my lady
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    me

    There are many more photos, but somehow the bikes never get in them.

    My blog:
    http://t-34.hobby-site.com/moto/limousine_parking.html

    Happy touring
    Scott Fraser
    Calgary, Alberta
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  2. scythe08

    scythe08 Adventurer

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    Wow! That's pretty awesome! I was running in Idaho along hwy12 and didn't see another bike for hours. I stop at the absolute last gas station for an obscene amount of miles and all of the sudden 2 other bikes and a Burgman show up. The Dude was loaded for Bear! We all wanted to talk to him, but he wouldn't have anything to do with us. How long can you guys ride without getting really sore? How much do crosswinds affect you? What is your range on a full tank? LOL Thanks for sharing your trip
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  3. 125uCrazy

    125uCrazy Adventurer

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    Scott_F

    Great photos and I love to see scoot's on tour.

    Nice that your Mrs rides her own steed:clap

    Please post more
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  4. Scott_F

    Scott_F Been here awhile

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    Idaho: We've been from Missoula and across Lolo to Lewiston, past White Bird for the first time and south to Payette before cutting east through Stanley to Salmon and back north. Next year we came through Bonner's Ferry and behind Couer D'Alene Lake to St.Maries and Orofino before returning to Whiter Bird through Kooksia, then back to Lewiston and south through Rattlesnake Grade to the Wallowas. We rode from Baker City for a week and last year went to Washington, toured for a few days from Republic and then went to Victoria before coming back the long way through BC. On our second trip last year we spent ten days in northwestern Montana. There are some great roads and some beautiful spots all through there.

    Q1. We plan our days for 450 km, or 300 miles. That's easy, and if we feel up too it and it is not too late, might press on for another hour. We travel with full kit, prepared to camp and cook as need arises.

    We don't have an itinerary, just an idea of where we are going and a firm date when we must be back. It's the best kind of holiday. We usually start out later than we hope to, spend an hour or two over lunch and for dinner, and we stop frequently, every hour, to walk and stretch and refocus. We do not ride before 8AM or after 8PM because there are just too many deer on the road where we ride. That is our routine when we tour.

    On day trips, it is no problem to cover greater distance, 350 or 400 miles. We have certainly done that, but have found that if we try and go too far, too often we end up pushing to get to our destination. We are lazy travelers.

    As for comfort: the greatest improvement made to our bikes is the addition of an aftermarket backrest bracket that raises the backrest to the small of our back and shifts it back an inch or two. Lumbar support makes an enormous difference. At 5'10", 34" inseam, I am at the verge of being cramped behind the fairing. There are certainly times when I wish I could stretch my legs out to rest on highway pegs, but it is not onerous to do without. The ride is smooth, without the buzziness of a v-twin. Weather protection is supreme.

    Q2: Crosswinds, and high speed in general. Where I live, warm air from the pacific dumps down after it crosses the mountains. It is always windy here and the farther south one goes, the windier it gets. 40mph crosswinds are not uncommon south to the Crownest Pass along any southern Alberta highway. The Burgmans hold the road surprisingly well, although they may be slightly more susceptable to gusts than a fulley dressed cruiser. The rear body does catch the wind, but the bike still handles better than either of my cruisers.

    Q3: Mileage is about 20 or 21 km per liter, which means nothing. That works out to 57 miles per Imperial gallon, or 45 miles to a US gallon. The tank holds 15 liters, so theoretically we can go 300 km, 180 miles, but by then I'm having kittens. We fuel up after 200 km (120 miles) to avoid that. Vacations are supposed to avoid stress, so we do.

    Anyway, there's an answer to your questions. Now go get a scooter.

    Ride safe
    Scott Fraser
    Calgary
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  5. Scott_F

    Scott_F Been here awhile

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    LOL! Funny you should say that. As a girl she had her own horse, so she took to a wee scooter like a duck to water. This is her horse today!

    For more photos go to my website: http://t-34.hobby-site.com/moto/limousine_parking.html. We have been to many fantastic places.

    Regards
    Scott Fraser
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  6. Rutabaga

    Rutabaga Been here awhile

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    Beautiful area you live in up there, have had the pleasure of visiting during all times of the year. Loved roaming around especially during the long Summer days. Your backrest setup set like a great idea for a great scooter.
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  7. Tarka

    Tarka Doesn't wave back.

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    Christ,couldn`t you get any more stuff on that white Burgy ?? :huh :eek1

    What were you doing,moving house ? :wink:


    Nice photos....great to see some other 'Burgermeisters' out travelling.
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