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Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by cbolling, Apr 6, 2015.
Lots of Burgman info on Burgman USA forum if you are serious.
No comparison on daily miles between a Burgman 650 and a DR650. The only thing they have in common is the total CC's. I would say 300 miles on a Burgman is easier than 100 on a DR.
Taco night grocery store run.
This makes me miss my old Burgman a little. It had plenty of power between 15 and 70 mph. Before 15, it seemed to take forever for the clutch to spool up. After 70, it ran out of steam FAST. Just a bit under-powered for the expressways by me, unless I stayed in the slower lanes. (With the trucks and grannies)
I loved the character of the engine. Brakes, lights, controls were all excellent.
A beadrider pad is your best investment; on par with a leather Corbin for a motorcycle. Keeps the butt ventilated and prevents it from going to sleep.
Enjoy it and don't give it up easily. I traded mine for my ex-wife's Rogue; big mistake.
What's wrong with trucks and Grannies? People have forgotten that a more moderate speed means you can go a lot further on a tank of fuel; especially on a machine of moderate power like a Burgman 400. Gas stops, especially in the West can be big time wasters if you have to ride a fair distance off the Interstate, and then line up behind an RV or two just to get to the pump. Even on a fast bike like my V-Strom 1000, I would pass the same Transport half a doz times on a long day's ride, and I was hauling ass.
More moderate speeds got me just as far in a day, or even farther, because I didn't get as tired. And the savings were huge.
I'll try to remember that, but so far, my butt has been the limiting factor. Usually on those longer rides, I just want to GET THERE.
Been there, done that. On my 400 Burgie, the seat is pretty good. I can cover several hundred miles before it really starts to bite. When it does, I throw my AirHawk2 on and I'm suddenly good for a good while yet. It's funny, just using the AirHawk all day doesn't work for me nearly as well.
The slower you go, the less you owe
Ever compared the Airhawk to a beadrider ?
I'll keep this trick up my sleeve for my next long ride.
I find different things work on different bikes depending on the seat shape and rider position. I didn't like my Beadrider, but kept it because it might work better on another bike. I like the AirHawk on my Burgman, but I didn't like it on my V2 V-Strom 1000. A thick fleece pullover that I folded up and used to great effect on my V-Strom, didn't work as well on the Burgman, at least so far. I'm still experimenting.
Can't wait to do a Blue Ridge Ride on my 650. Had it for three months now and just have not been able to get my schedule right. Plan to ride up from Williamsburg and camp a couple on nights from Galax area (460 or 580) and ride south. This is my 15th bike and third 650 (2009 exec with 4000 miles).
So far the bike has been great after I replace the Stator & rectifier.
Blue Ridge Parkway is fun. I am about an hour from the southern end.