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After reading this forum for 3 months I finally decided to participate. I just bought a '03 400 with less than 5,000 miles and not a scratch on it. What a terrific scooter! Trouble is, the bad weather is here in Seattle, though I had a nice 2 hour ride home (with no rain) from the dealership.

Now I know why everyone is so enthusiastic about their Burgmans. I can't wait for spring, but the Burgman is not going into storage. If it's not raining, it's riding weather (and maybe if it is raining). :p

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Welcome to BurgmanUSA Steve. Congratulations on your Burgman 400. Heck I wish we'd get some rain here to wash the salt off of the roads. We've dodged the snow so far, but they have been salting and sanding the roads a lot due to ice. It's going to be warm enough to ride the next several days, but I don't really want to get that salt on my bikes.
 

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skipper said:
...I just bought a '03 400 with less than 5,000 miles and not a scratch on it. ...
Congrats on the new bike, Skipper.

Summer is great for riding around here. I got my 650 in June, and went for three months without ever unpacking my rain suit.

The last few months, though, I've driven more miles than I've ridden, being a fair-weather rider for the most part. (I did take one trip to Oregon on a weekend that had nothing but rain forecast, just for the experience. Thank heavens for modern rain gear!)

Anyway, welcome to the Wonderful World of Burgmans. Maybe I'll see you on the road.
 

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Congratulations on the 'Pre-Loved' Burgman 400 Steve. Like you, my 400 will not go into storage ... unless ice is covering the road. We're expecting highs of 50s here for the next week. Much better riding weather than we've had lately.
 

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Hi Steve

A formal welcome to the forum and a hello. :hello2:

Congratulations on the svelte purchase, it is a good tactic to let some one else do the running in and take the depreciation hit. :wink: Did you American Express on this - you said you were thinking of it?

I am sure you will have plenty of ride out opportunities the big no no is ice and has been mentioned if you live in an area that salts the road you need to be fairly assiduous in washing the bike down well on return (which is a real pain) - otherwise your bike will age very quickly. If nothing else the alloy wheels and exhaust are particularly vunerable.
 

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Steve....wise choice, the 400. Is it the fast silver, or burger blue?

Bill, maybe you can make a quick trip over to Scotland and ride Norms Lardy home for him. :roll:
 

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Bill, maybe you can make a quick trip over to Scotland and ride Norms Lardy home for him. :roll:
Sounds like a plan to me. All he'll have to do is cover my expenses. :lol:
 

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Greetings Steve and welcome to the forum. Congrats on the new ride!
 

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ted clement said:
Steve....wise choice, the 400. Is it the fast silver, or burger blue?

Bill, maybe you can make a quick trip over to Scotland and ride Norms Lardy home for him. :roll:
Ted (& Bill)

Oh I see - I think I may have unwittingly set myself as a target for some transatlantic derision, merriment and general piss-taking. :roll:

I do not mind. :)

Anyway - I want my bike delivered in Jan 2005 - don't jibe me - I have seen your mpg figures and I know who the real throttle pussycats are - Jan 2006 is just tooooooooooooo looooooong! :lol: :lol:

I also seriously doubt your abilities to survive the cut and thrust over here!! :wink:
 

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"throttle pussycats" ... is that some other way of defining a 2 speed rider? (The 2 speeds being wide open and slam on brakes) :p
 

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Bill, I think Norms poking at me for the high mpg I get, knowing that I seldom exceed 70. You can call me Steady Eddie, however, compare 2171 miles in 7 months against 7689 in 8 months! :p :p

Sorta like the old joke about the young bull and old bull up on the hill looking at the cows below. Young bull says "lets run down and get one" and old bull says "lets walk down and get them all". :wink:

Seriously tho, Norm, I've never understood why you get such low gas milage. Can't believe the Malossi gobbles up that much. Or unless you have an exceeding heavy hand on the throttle. May well find that Lardy gives you about the same. Cheers M8T.
 

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steve,

Glad to have another PNW rider in the group. I've had my 650 since Aug over here in Port Orchard and do like the ride. I've been able to get out about every 10 days since Nov and the scoot seems to like that fine. Starts right up and gets better with every ride. If you want to come across the water sometime when the wx is better maybe we can take a run around Hood canal together.

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welcome to the group! I am still waiting to buy a scooter. I know I am getting one, it's the waiting that is killing me.

ENJOY!!!!!
 

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NormanB wrote
Oh I see - I think I may have unwittingly set myself as a target for some transatlantic derision, merriment and general piss-taking.
Your words cut me to the bone.....To think we would we do anything like that. :twisted: :roll:
 

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I seem to be behind the curve, out of the loop, etc.

Am I to understand that Norman B is getting a "Lardy Arsed" 650?

If so, which one; a standard, or a new Executive with all the bells and whistles?
 

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What I said was that I got a great used scoot. What followed was quite amusing. If you've been following this thread, it went across the Atlantic a couple of times. I'm just excited that I finally got another bike after a 31 year hiatus. Actually started with a 150cc Suzuki in 1965, went to a 350 Kawasaki street scrambler, then had an Hodaka Ace 100 and then in 1970 traded the 350 in for a Kawasaki Mach III. Slid the Mach III across an intersection at about Mach I and decided to grow up and sold everything. It was a mistake that I have now rectified.

I'm looking for y'all in the Seattle/Tacoma area.

steve
P.S. Brian in Seattle, I know you recommended the 650, but the 400 is just easier to backup and I do that a lot and it still has plenty of pep.
 

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Skipper,
Welcome and I am sure you will throughly enjoy your new Burgman 400.
I love my new 650 but it can get a little bit LARDY backing it in and out of the garage. What ever we ride just keep doing it and enjoy!

Take Care,

Helix
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...P.S. Brian in Seattle, I know you recommended the 650, but the 400 is just easier to backup and I do that a lot and it still has plenty of pep.
Hey, whatever flips your pancakes.

Any Burgman is a good one, the 650 is just better. :p
 

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skipper said:
What I said was that I got a great used scoot. What followed was quite amusing. If you've been following this thread, it went across the Atlantic a couple of times. [snipped].

steve
P.S. Brian in Seattle, I know you recommended the 650, but the 400 is just easier to backup and I do that a lot and it still has plenty of pep.
Hi Steve

Sorry your thread got a wee bit hijacked - I will hold my hand up here - it was Ted's fault! :lol:

But isn't this a great community? :thumbright:
 
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