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Well I've been and gone and done it - ordered a burgy exec. It is due by the end of this month. :D :D
One thing bothers me, after searching through (thru!) this forum - somebody posted pictures of the euro specification model, with adjustable windscreen. Now that would be great!! 8)
.http://burgmanusa.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2887


:?: The question is, does the UK model have it :?:

I'd like to know before I put the question to my dealer. Just in case they try to unload an 04 on me. If the 05 is no different, then there is no problem
 

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Pete,

From what I've read it should be on the 05 650 Executive. We can't know for sure until someone (you?) actually lays their hands on one.
 

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Suzuki Europe website shows it on the 05. Suzuki GB website does not mention it.
Argh! I thought the waiting would be easy. Why can't they be the same all over?? :?
 

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I'd "guess" that the Executive would be the same but they just haven't listed the updated information on the website. Consider yourself lucky ... we don't even have the Executive available here yet. :(
 

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I am wondering where the adjustable windscreen is available. I have read it is on the Executive model on web sites, but not on the Suzuki site. Is the adjustable windscreen just a dream?
 

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The French Suzuki site mentions the "adjustable electric windshield" for the 2005 Burgman 650 Executive.
 

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According to Paul Blez the 05 UK Spec Exec will have power adjust windshield/electric folding mirrors.

If you get an 04 you get neither.
 

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Thanks NormanB.
The 2004 brochure lists ABS and flappy mirrors...

I do hope they (05) have the electric windscreen, that would be really useful, like the ABS (the reason I laid out the extra). The flappy mirrors seem a little superfluous to me.
By the way, how is your new lardy? Been able to get out on it?
 

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Hi Pete.

Yeah just a very short ride - My report here

The electric powered mirrors are a great asset for city driving in mainland UK - you may have little need in IOM! :wink:
 

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NormanB said:
<snip> you may have little need in IOM! :wink:
IOM???
 

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Cracking price, too right!

Reading your report makes it difficult to wait. I'll be questioning my dealer on the exact specs though, tomorrow. Found an interesting link in this forum on interpreting VIN Nos. just in case there are any doubts.
Off to bed now, will need to count flying burgies to get to sleep though :D

Copied below -

Tips to understanding your vehicles serial (VIN) number

They are as follows:

1st character- Identifies the country in which the vehicle was manufactured.
For example: U.S.A.(1or4), Canada(2), Mexico(3), Japan(J), Korea(K), England(S), Germany(W), Italy(Z)

2nd character- Identifies the manufacturer. For example; Audi(A),
BMW(B), Buick(4), Cadillac(6), Chevrolet(1), Chrysler(C), Dodge(B),
Ford(F), GM Canada(7), General Motors(G), Honda(H), Jaquar(A), Lincoln(L), Mercedes Benz(D), Mercury(M), Nissan(N), Oldsmobile(3), Pontiac(2or5), Plymouth(P), Saturn(8), Toyota(T), VW(V), Volvo(V).

3rd character- Identifies vehicle type or manufacturing division.

4th to 8th characters- Identifies vehicle features such as body style, engine type, model, series, etc.

9th character- Identifies VIN accuracy as check digit.

10th character- Identifies the model year. For example: 1988(J), 1989(K), 1990(L), 1991(M), 1992(N), 1993(P), 1994(R), 1995(S), 1996(T),
1997(V), 1998(W), 1999(X), 2000(Y)------2001(1), 2002(2), 2003(3)

11th character- Identifies the assembly plant for the vehicle.

12th to 17th characters- Identifies the sequence of the vehicle for production
as it rolled of the manufacturers assembly line.
 

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NormanB said:
Read Daffman's avatar! :wink:

IOM = Isle Of Man. :)
Duh! should have looked closely. :oops:
 

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Don't worry billmeek, it's a very small island 10mls x 30mls, easy to miss :D

Anyway, I had a chat with my dealer and he revised the delivery date to end of March. Apparently Suzuki UK did not have a black exec. in stock only standard model. (My guess K4)
So I quizzed him on the specs of the K5 exec. He said he knew nothing other than it was black! He did not think Suzuki UK knew either and wasn't prepared to speculate. So I do not know if I will get the electric adjustable windshield or not. I'll just have to be patient. :roll:

This suggests there may be at least one of last years bikes going begging for someone. Perhaps going cheap.... or a "cracking deal" as NormanB would say.
 

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DAFFMAN said:
...somebody posted pictures of the euro specification model, with adjustable windscreen.
That was me.

DAFFMAN said:
...The question is, does the UK model have it.
If it's an Executive (and I think the Exec is the only model for the UK in '05) then it should have it.

One way to tell an '05 from earlier models is by the turn-signal lens color. On the '05s it will be clear, with colored bulbs. Older models will have amber lenses.

You said your dealer was only sure of the color -- black. That worries me, because everything I've read says the '05 Executives will be silver or blue.

I went to the Suzuki GB Web site, and the photo it shows of a black 650 Exec is of an '04 model.
 

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If I get the gadgets, I can live with silver - goes better with my hair. :(
 

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The flappy mirrors seem a little superfluous to me.
I have the 04 Executive, and believe me the electric mirrors are really useful as well as a great gadget!
When going thru' towns you should see the look on car drivers faces when the mirrors fold in and I go thru' a gap!
I also have a tight gateway to get to my garage, it would be a pain if I had to manually move the mirrors.
My executive has the ABS and I have tested it offroad and it works, but I must admit I still don't trust it!
I prefer to ride as I always have in the wet e.g careful and hope if I ever have to brake really, really hard the ABS will save my bacon!
The adjustable screen sounds fantastic and I wish mine had it.........

Andy
 
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