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NOT about my Burgman 400.......!!!!!!

After having sat idle for close to 7 months.........My GL1800 Goldwing fired up the first time....!! AND with NO STABIL in the fuel tank at all.!! The first few miles were a bit shaky..with having to jockey around close to 1,000 lbs..!!!!! But I got my "sea legs" back today with a 60 mile ride....! Felt **** good to have the wind in my face too.....

Next - gotta work on poor neglected Burgy...... was out but covered all Winter and will need to recharge the battery..... :thumbup: :thumbup:
 

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Me too.. 1st ride.. Lots of bikes out and about... Bettencourts was mobbed when I picked it up and had the inspection done... went down for my 1st run to Plymouth which was quiet but it was only Noon.. so a bit early.. Not too cold.. Took the new 44 to Rte. 3 just to do some higher speed stuff too.. alwas well with the bike, but I really should do a good cleaning hopefully tommorow..
 

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Me too.. 1st ride.. Lots of bikes out and about... Bettencourts was mobbed when I picked it up and had the inspection done... went down for my 1st run to Plymouth which was quiet but it was only Noon.. so a bit early.. Not too cold.. Took the new 44 to Rte. 3 just to do some higher speed stuff too.. alwas well with the bike, but I really should do a good cleaning hopefully tommorow..
OMG............!!!!!!! Too funny - I rode down to Bettencourts for an oil/filter change on my Goldwing............AND....It was mobbed!!! A ton of bikes were out....and with now real wind and 55 degrees and sunny - great day for riding.......... :thumbup: :thumbup:
 

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Today was the warmest day so far this year. 68 and sunny and NO wind.

I went golfing!

But I rode the Burgman to and from.

Tomorrow will be 70 & sunny with little wind. Unfortunately the family has a get-together.
 

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Today was the warmest day so far this year. 68 and sunny and NO wind.

I went golfing!

But I rode the Burgman to and from.

Tomorrow will be 70 & sunny with little wind. Unfortunately the family has a get-together.
OK.. So how do you put your clubs on the Burgman? I used to take them with me on my Piaggio.. Just Bungi.. on the pillion ahead of the top box with the rain cover on the bag.. No issues.. With the Burgman 650.. The swing out mirrors are lower & all I can see in the rear view is my golf bag..
 

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You needed that ride so bad!
Your posts were showing your cabin fever way too much!
Ride Safe and Have Fun.
 

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Noth said:
knucklehead said:
Today was the warmest day so far this year. 68 and sunny and NO wind.

I went golfing!

But I rode the Burgman to and from.

Tomorrow will be 70 & sunny with little wind. Unfortunately the family has a get-together.
OK.. So how do you put your clubs on the Burgman? I used to take them with me on my Piaggio.. Just Bungi.. on the pillion ahead of the top box with the rain cover on the bag.. No issues.. With the Burgman 650.. The swing out mirrors are lower & all I can see in the rear view is my golf bag..
I have a locker at the club. For $2 per month it beats having to tote them on the Burgman. But I have solved the problem of not being able to see behind me when I put the bag on the bike. If I don't have the top case on I can place the clubs on the bike in-line with the bike and ratchet strap them down using the top case bracket and the passenger grab bar. The bag hangs over the back a bit but it works well. With the top case in place I've used an old plastic milk crate - sat it on the passenger pillion and strapped the bag down on that. I gives an unobstructed view to the rear. Kinda funky looking having it hanging out to either side but it works - and the milk crate adds temp storage if I need it. I like the bag in-line since there is nothing hanging out sideways - just to the back which I can't see and does not distract. I made sure the tail/stop lights can be seen - they can. I bungee over the snaps on the bag cover so they don't come loose. I don't need to scatter a set of Ping K 15's all over the highway! Not that too many people could use them - I'm left handed.

I'm looking at getting a bag with a hard cover for a bit more security. I do travel to other courses 8-10 times per year and hate the thought of driving the SUV when the weather is nice. Some times those courses are 60-80 miles away. I feel like I get a two-fer when I do that! A good day of golfing bracketed by a nice ride.

I saw a guy last year on a BMW that had stood his bag on end on the passenger pillion and strapped it down to a top box and to the saddle bags. I think I like my method just fine though.
 

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That's right, I talked to you before... My issue is that I have a Top Box .. If I remove it, I lose storage for a lot of stuff... I did buy a Hybrid Golf travel bag (Callaway) to try that method & to protect the clubs... I have discovered that I like that bag for trips a lot more than my Bag Boy travel bag, so all was not lost.. I talked to a guy that has a golf bag carrier that bolts onto the Givi mount, under the existing plate and the bracket for the bags is basically down outside the rear fender & it looks easy to install.. a perfect road trip for me would be riding my Burgman for three or four straight days and getting to a new golf course each day..
 
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