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Just a thought,

I have been thinking about this for some time,

"I realize the Burgman is a disposable cheap bike, and getting money back out of it may not be possible"

I have converted to a full racetech front suspension.

It's ok, at best, not that great really, for money spent.

Rear Goldwing Progressive shocks Made a Big improvement though.

So about a year ago i was looking for a Burgman 650 to Nakedise, I mean totally naked.

I never found one at a really good price for a bike with reasonable miles.

I wanted to get the lowest cost Front suspension, that would provide a Much better ride in the comfort category, and also still handle well and stop well also.

I might as well pass this info on since i cannot find a bike to do it to, and show how.

I started measuring Forks on a couple of my Goldwing's,

I found out that the 86' & 88' Goldwing are very close to being a alternative.

Suzuki Burgman 650, AN650 specs:
1.610" Fork dia., 29" oal with shock lower being 15" of the OAL , 10.5" dia vented disc's, Front wheel/tire 120/70-R15

The whole front end would unbolt from the Goldwing, and mount on to the Suzuki Burgman 650

Using the Goldwing's front forks, Brakes, & wheel/Tire , and front Fender(paint to match), My thought was to make up a front S.S. brake hose to adapt the front brake master fitting to the front calipers.
of course all components would need to be rebuilt before putting into service.

Progressive front fork springs would be a plus, when rebuilding the front forks

These Are very close to the AN650:
1. Best bet, 1986' GL1200, Front fork diameter is 1.610", 31" OAL--with shock Lower being 16" of the OAL, 11" non-vented Disc's (after market vented disc's available), 130/90-H16 Front Wheel/Tire

2. 1988' GL1500 Front Fork dia. 1.610", 30.5" OAL, with lower being 16" of the OAL, 12" dia. vented disc's, 130/70-b18 wheel/tire
the 1988' GL1500 may be a 1" higher in the front do to a 18" diameter rim, to compensate, when mounting fork tubes allow 1"-2" of fork top to stick through triple trees, this will get you back to same ride height as stock.
 

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I have never, Ever bottomed out my 86' Goldwing, and it is a sporty ride, and a comfortable ride, and it stops well too.
 

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I don't think there's room for a bigger diameter wheel, it will probably hit the radiator at full full compression.
 

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The front wheel is 1" in diameter larger, which is less than an inch,

You may not use any more suspension than what you were using before, the only difference is you will not be at the end of the suspension and bottoming out.
 

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I did go out and measure the diameter of the tire because the profile of the Burgman is 70 while the goldwing is profile that I have is 90.

That is a 2" diameter difference, But if a lower profile like a 70 series tire could be put on the gold wing it would be a viable alternative

Update: the 130/70-Z16 tire is available from several manufacturers for the Goldwing rim, Back in business
 
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