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Traded in the '06 Burgman for an '07 Yamaha Royal Star Venture. Definitely went through more than a little buyers remorse, but the RSV is growing on me. This site has been an invaluable resourse for me these past seven years. A lot of smiles, and a lot of miles on the scoot. Just wanted to try something different, and when I get tired of lugging that behemouth off of its kick stand, I am sure the Burgy will be the next logical choice. Still plan to stick my nose in from time to time, always enjoyed the comradre found here. RSV sites I have found so far seem badly disoraganized, or you have to pay to have access. That said, have a wondrous existence and ride safe! DW
 

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Enjoy the ride, DW and, we'll see ya when get the scooter jitters again!
 

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I agree that other forums can't touch this one. This one is the best organized and has the most courteous members of any I have tried. Good luck with your new bike.
 

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Congratulations on your purchase of the 07 RSV. I rode a 03 RSV for 5 years and it ran like a top and we enjoyed many happy hours touring the countryside pulling a tent trailer. Lots of low end torque on that baby.
Venture Rides.org was the most technically helpful forum that I belonged to and gave me plenty of ideas for mods on the bike.
The two best mods I made to the bike were adding an LED light bar beneath the trunk for greater visibility out back and changing out the front tire to a smaller one to aid in slow speed manoeuvrability. As you know, or will find out, the RSV is very top heavy as compared to other touring bikes of a similar weight. Changing out the tire really helped with the handling of the bike when travelling slowly.

Enjoy the ride.
 

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Glad to see you will be checking in every now & then. I'll be in you neck of the woods in a couple of weeks. Wife is flying out of McCarran to Sioux Falls to help our daughter move to Phoenix. (I wouldn't be on my 650) ;)
 

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I went the reverse. I traded my RSTD for a Burgman.. I hope you are as happy as I with your choice. Keep the rubber side down.
 

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I agree that other forums can't touch this one. This one is the best organized and has the most courteous members of any I have tried. Good luck with your new bike.
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I too gave up a Burman but, it was not long before I got another scoot
 

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Had BMWs, bought a Burgman. Sold the BMWs and felt something missing. Bought a V-Star as a backup to my Burgman. You will be back with another Burgman sooner than you think.
 

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Probably right

Thanks for the ideas on the mods. Additional lighting for the back is a must. I will have to check into that smaller front tire. I have found the front tire is a little less stable in the curves than the burgy, nothing dramatic, just doesn't feel like it plants itself as well.
 
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