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So AN is for Burgman
650 is the CC's (I knew that)
and K5 is 2005

Thank you Paul

Now, I went into my garage about 3 hours ago with Owner's Manual in hand
(the guy who wrote the manual must also write manuals for
computers and expects the reader knows something about the topic -
They should be written with no-nothings in mind)

From what I can see (the diagrams in the manual are poor, at best)
I will have to dismantle half the bike to do simple little things like...
1 Check the oil inspection window
2 Check the rad for ample coolant
3 Replace a bulb - signal, headlight, tail/brake/turn signal/licence plate bulb
4 I can't even find the engine number or the frame number
5 Had a miserable time getting the step-thru cover off and a worse time
getting it back on
6 Fortunately I am farily hefty and getting the machine on the center
stand was easy - my wife could never do it....

NOW

When I buy a new automobile I don't tinker with anything

So

Should I treat this vehicle similarly and forget about tinkering until
something needs tinkering with??????

I always liked to pull the DIP STICK on any other bikes I owned so
this one is a real departure.

BUT I can inspect the tires and add air....if needed

I am really going to rely on all you folk for all the help I can get

REMEMBER I'm a real old guy (had lottsa bikes in the past)
Several Honda's, One Harley, A Vespa 150 Scooter, most recently
a Honda Shadow (750) In the GOOD OLD DAYS one could fix almost
anything on the bike but the GOOD OLD DAYS GOT UP AN LEFT

I really appreciate the photos in the gallery for some of the maintenance

Going back to the garge to fiddle some more - Wish me luck

SURE IS A FINE LOOKING MACHINE

Gone BUMP
 

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Bump welcome,

The following Items do NOT require dismantling anything

Check Oil- Left side, in above of the side stand (check on the centerstand)

Check Radiatior Coolant, Stand in front as you face the bike, right side, lower 1/3 along the radiator, there is a sight window that shows the level.

The engine serial #, (from pauljo post) "Kneel down on the left side of the bike (kickstand side) and look at the side of the engine case. You'll see a rectangular area where the engine serial number is etched into the metal".

Removal of plastics, does get easier with practice. (A good rainy day project when your bored)

The Center hump panel It takes me about 15 sec. to remove and a minute to reinstall, mainly to line up the tabs on the bottom and front.

Never had to change a bulb yet.
 

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Hey Bump I like to tinker as well. I have a few photos in my gallery that will assist you with removal of the panels and other things. There is a close up in there of how the plastic fastners work. Good idea to check that one before you accidently break any off plastic fastners pictures. Have fun and tinker.........but only if it's not nice enough out to ride. :thumbright:
 

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Unlike the picture Billmeek linked to with the panel off, the Oil level is visible through a hole in the plastic panel, right above the side stand lever when it's up. A flashlight helps. Nothing needs to be removed. You WILL have to remove something to add more oil.

In some other post it was mentioned that no oil was visible while the scooter was on it's stand and hadn't run for awhile. My scooter is on it's stand and hasn't been started for more than a day, and (I just checked) the oil IS visible at just a bit below the FULL marking. So whether Oil should be checked with the engine warmed up and off the stand or cold and on the stand I have no idea. But it does appear to matter.
 

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Bump said:
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REMEMBER I'm a real old guy (had lottsa bikes in the past)
Several Honda's, One Harley, A Vespa 150 Scooter, most recently
a Honda Shadow (750) In the GOOD OLD DAYS one could fix almost
anything on the bike but the GOOD OLD DAYS GOT UP AN LEFT
In the "good old days" you HAD to keep fixing things. Today, you just ride it and forget it! Apart from oil changes and tire checks, there's not much else to do, so don't worry about it, just get out and ride and enjoy your great machine!

Cheers,

Bob
 

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Here is a better view of the oil sight glass

http://burgmanusa.com/gallery/rain-defl ... eflector_1

The site glass is above and to the right of the side stand, Not in front of it.

On the centerstand, level surface, with the engine off for at least 3 min. the oil should be between the lines. After an oil change, run it for a few minutes and check again, you will probably need to add some, when the new filter fills with oil.
 

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Your wife must be very small. When I stand on the centerstand lever, just a slight lift with my right hand under the side rail brings the bike right up. I only weight about 160. My wife weighs considerably less (no way I'm gonna put her weight in print - she thinks I don't know it), but it doesn't give her much of a problem, either.

You'll both pick up the tecknikew very quickly.

Steve
 
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