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I went to a dealer today to buy a 2012 Burg 650 Exec. I got to the dealer and went to back little room where "those" machines were. No worries about any sales people bothering me when I was in that room. They had a 2012 400 and a 2012 650. Sat on the 650. Ergos okay. Controls fine. I see where people complain about the 12v socket though. Looking good. Then I tried to move it. I know I could use some gym time, but golly, I could barely move that thing on carpet. I'm buying a scoot because of arthritis, tendonitis, and back pain. This thing would kill me if I ever had to push it anywhere. Even jockeying around a parking space would tax me on back up. Then I tried the 400. Easy breezy. No problem moving that around at all. What a difference. But I didn't want the 400. So I left that dealer and went to another dealer that had a Honda Silverwing. I had already owned 2 of those. Cut a deal and now I'm on Silverwing #3. I look forward to the 2013 or 2014 Burg 650's. If they improve that problem, I'll be looking at them again. Thanks everyone for all input on this forum. It's a great resource and I will be back again.
 

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If you switch it to 'Manual' you will find that the bike is as easy to move about as any other bike. The drag is caused by it being in the 'Auto' position at start up. :thumbup:
 

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That because it your first time, you will overcome this easy when you know bike, many women have 650 and can do this.
 

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peelbrow said:
If you switch it to 'Manual' you will find that the bike is as easy to move about as any other bike. The drag is caused by it being in the 'Auto' position at start up.


I'll try that :thumbup:

Pushed my Burgman 650 for the first time the other day into the garage and thought I was pushing a BUICK !
 

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peelbrow said:
If you switch it to 'Manual' you will find that the bike is as easy to move about as any other bike. The drag is caused by it being in the 'Auto' position at start up. :thumbup:
You've posted this trick before, and I've used it successfully ever since the first time I read it.

It works best if the engine is running when you put it in manual and then shut it off afterwards.
 

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I'll have to give it a try, but I found my 400 &650 push the same on level ground. Now up hill is another thing. :roll:
 

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I didn't notice anything but that it can seem heavy... Can't wait tot try it.. It also has a pretty long wheel base that makes it a bit unwieldy sometimes. But that wheel base is great on the road..
 

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I have quite a bit of trouble pushing mine from the side, moving it is no big deal but I worry about dropping it on the side if I let it get out too far over the center of gravity. Due to this fear of dropping it I only move the scooter around if I am straddling it. I wish they put a reverse gear on these things sometimes.
 

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I haven't tried the manual trick but usually let the bike warm up before moving it which makes it a much easier to move around. I'm going to give the manual trick a go.
 

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I haven't tried the manual trick but usually let the bike warm up before moving it which makes it a much easier to move around. I'm going to give the manual trick a go.
The difference is amazing, and you don't need to warm it up.
 

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In the three+ years I've had a 650 never once thought to try that lol. Gives me something else to try out today now that ive got something to try it on.
 

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The day is never wasted when you learn something. Thanks, Peelbrow.
 

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Glad I stumbled onto this thread.
Always great to get an elegant and useful answer to a question I didn't even know to ask.

Thank you for brightening my day....


David
 
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