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Hello from central Washington state. My son graduated from high school this year and wants to get his first road bike. He's ridden dirt bikes for quite a while but never on the highway so he is reading Proficiant Motorcycling in preperation for the adventure. He said he "wants to ride with Dad while we still can" which gives me a good reason to look for another bike. While not the most experienced rider ( as in neo-newbie ) I've owned a 650 Savage and more recently a Honda 750 Shadow Spirit. These Burgmans caught my eye and I can't see any reason NOT to get one rather than another Harley look-alike. The comfort issue really plays into the picture since I am 6'2", 240lbs. and not as limber as I used to be. Anyway, I stumbled onto this awesome website and I'll will be reading and asking questions for a while if you don't mind, til the right Burger comes along... 8)
 

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Greetings, Dad, and welcome to the forum. :hello2:

There seem to be quite a few Washingtonians coming to the board recently.

I love my Burgman 650. I've made two trips from Seattle/Everett to Spokane (most recently just 3 days ago), one from Everett to Olympic National Park/Hurricane ridge, and lots of just plain riding.

On Saturday I'll be joining a dozen or more big cruisers and tourers on a trip to Snoqualamie Falls, Roslyn, and Leavenworth.

I usually get a few smirks at the start of the group rides, and some amazement and lots of questions by the first or second stop.

It's so cool! 8)

Next time I'm passing your way I'll be keeping my eyes open. :shock:
If you see a tall guy an a silver Burgman, wave. :wav:

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Welcome to BurgmanUSA! Lots of information & opinions available here - and we tend to have some fun in amongst the serious stuff. I think you'll enjoy the forum.

The Burgmans are a great way to ride. Nothing's perfect of course, but they sure are more useful than a cruiser bike - and easily as much fun to ride. I had a Honda Shadow 1100 several bikes ago. Very pretty, but I'll never go back to that type of ride.

Browse around a bit first. There are numerous categories of information (although we do tend to drift off topic sometimes..). There is also a Search function link at the top of each forum page. You'll find a lot of answers. Then feel free to ask whatever you like. We've got experienced riders, newbies, and neo-newbies of all ages & sizes - on both 400's and 650's. I'm sure we can help.
 

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pauljo said:
...There are numerous categories of information (although we do tend to drift off topic sometimes..). ...We've got experienced riders, newbies, and neo-newbies ....
Okay, speaking of going off topic a bit: what's a "neo-newbie"?

"Newbie" means "new person," and "Neo" means "new."
So "Neo-newbie" would be "new new person." :?
 

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Greetings and welcome to the forum :wave: Browse around and feel free to ask anything if you don't find an answer. I'm sure someone will have an opinion :lol:
 

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Brian said:
Okay, speaking of going off topic a bit: what's a "neo-newbie"?
A person who used to ride, stopped riding for a significant period of time, and is now starting to ride again.
Not sure if I prefer being called a "neo-newbie" or being called an "oldbie". :?
 

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I guess last year I was a "neo-newbe".
Maybe I still am, with 8,000 miles since then.
 

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pauljo,

You nailed it :

I used to ride, stopped riding for a significant period of time, and am now starting to ride again... this time with a riding partner

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I guess that make me a non-neo-new-oldbe, because. Ahhhhhh forget it


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The comfort issue really plays into the picture since I am 6'2", 240lbs. and not as limber
I think you will find the the Burgman's to be as comfortable as any bike and more so then some. The step through and low center of gravity makes it easy and fun just going to the store and coming home the long way :lol:
 

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I have a bad back but also the need for two wheels. I am just a wee bit over 6'. The Burgman is perfect. Comfort, amazing auto trans (I was missing the clutch/shift for about 2 days), and a breeze/pleasure to drive.
 

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rerun

I thought I was just a "re-run".
 
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