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Burgman in the Boonies

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Some of you follow The Scooter 'Zine on Facebook and/or Instagram and may have seen a couple of these, so bear with me. My employer has sent me to the wilds of Yuma, AZ for a few months. I elected to bring my Big Burger with me. I had ridden all over AZ but never this far west, so I have really enjoyed being able to explore new areas. There is a LOT of desert here and not so many roads. The Burgman is far from being a good off-pavement bike, but, as long as I'm not in a hurry and pick my line, it does well enough. I do plan on changing the air filter as soon as I get home, though. Here are a couple of pictures from recent rides.
Sky Plant Tire Wheel Mountain

Water Tire Sky Wheel Automotive tire

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Water Bedrock Plant Terrain Grass

Tire Sky Wheel Vehicle Automotive tire
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Howard, let me play with the suspension of your "Big Burgman" and I bet it does better off road. ;)

When I rode up some of the high gravel passes in Colorado in 2006 I pushed my fork tubes down into the triple tree clamps giving the front a 3/4 inch lift. I also added shock extending blocks to the rear shocks that raised the back end up 1 3/4 inch. The combo raised the bike about 1 full inch.

Doing this on the road took less than 5 full minutes each time and when I hit paved roads i could drop it back down.

I now have a set of forks with Suzuki SV650 fork oil dampening rods that give the front 1 more inch of travel, so over all, dropping the fork tubes down in the triple tree will raise the front about 2 inches.
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