Any Burgman riders here?

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by jvinzki, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. nick949eldo

    nick949eldo Long timer

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    I've really started to enjoy my Burgman 650 and have invented a new (for me) game:

    Find a Harley road couch going by and make sure they see that you're on a scooter.
    Pull out behind and match their speed.
    As soon as they speed up, which North American concepts of manhood require that they do, continue to match their speed.
    Stay the same distance behind, regardless, although catching up a bit is acceptable if they slow too much in the corners.
    Back off when you can see they're out-riding the bike or their skill.
    It's great fun. You can sense the testes shrinking :imaposer

    Nick
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  2. Bolzen

    Bolzen Been here awhile

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    Yeah -- sometimes i think of it as a sport cruiser, 'cause it nicely combines two worlds - seating position of a cruiser and faster go of a sport.
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  3. conchscooter

    conchscooter Long timer

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    Isn't this better done with an elderly Moto Guzzi?
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  4. nick949eldo

    nick949eldo Long timer

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    I did once race a group of Harley Riders on my Nuovo Falcone....and won. But that was through endurance, not speed. They would race by then stop for coffee / fag breaks, and I'd just roll on by. Then they'd over take me again, then stop again...etc. etc. Eventually they gave up.

    Nick
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  5. CaseyJones

    CaseyJones Ridin' that train

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    I'll tell ya.

    I'm FED UP with chain maintenance.

    I'm annoyed with gear-shifting needs in traffic,

    Yup...Burgman 400. I had the 650; the complexities of the transmission...made me sell before a mechanical failure

    I had a 400 for a season...nine years ago. A bad situation made me sell on the road.

    Time to start looking again.
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  6. Tromper

    Tromper Sagaciously Annoying

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    I ponder swapping the 650, & even did once, but I came back.
    Next time I may try out a BV350, maybe if I can find a good one a Kymco GT300i, & go with that as a compromise, but for now two bikes is working & there's nothing quite like the 650.
    I heard somewhere it's the only scooter allowed on https://mtwashingtonautoroad.com/drive-yourself since it can be "manually" shifted.
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  7. JoeyZ

    JoeyZ "I'de Like To Take That Ride Again" Might as Well

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    I recently got a Yamaha Qt50 moped recently. I haven't ridden the 1190 in a few days since I got the moped. This got me thinking. So, I got a bergman 400 with 3000 miles from ebay with some scrapes and scuffs for $1300. I've owned @75-100 bikes through the years, this will be my first real scooter. I love the moped for post office, store runs and just cooling off in summer. I can"t imagine not falling in love with a turn key reliable, comfortable automatic scoot with wind protection and a bit of motor to boot. I've done the research and people seem to be getting high reliable mileage out of these things. We shall see!!
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