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Thanks for all the great camaraderie and technical assistance the last 5 years. I sold the last Burgman last week and I'll be hanging out at the ADVRider,com web site while I run the R1200GS through the gravel and backroads for a few.

I don't doubt that I'll be back one day. The Burgman never let me down and always brought me home.
 

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Now that's what I call a change of pace!

Ride safe.
 

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Have fun, stay safe and more importantly keep in touch. :thumbup:
 

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+1 to what NormanB and Jeff said. :thumbup:
 

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make sure the gravel stays on the back road and not in the back side :shock: we'll keep a post open for you
 

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Shalom, be careful !
 

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I sold my '09 Exec in Jan 2013 and bought it back. I did go through 3 other motorcycles before buying back my '09 Exec last month with another new 2013 motorcycle in the garage. I joined another motorcycle forum for my other motorcycle and have no plans on mentioning my Burgman on the other motorcycle forum.

No need to say "Good Bye". When you get another Burgman, just post as if you were always here :thumbup:
 

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Seeing the surface of the roads, I can see why the bike is built like it is. "Duel sporting" around here is a lot different.
Have fun, and that shouldn't be a problem :thumbup:
 

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Off topic some. The challenge for someone to do is rebody and lift a Burgman and make a Dual Sport model. Then riders like Goldburg may just stick around. :D Move the much larger fuel tank back to where the trunk is now, lower the seat to where the fuel tank is now, a bit longer front fork tube and longer rear adjustable shocks to raise the seat back up and to add ground clearance. Add some engine crash bars, 17" Knobby Dual sport type tires and.......

Hello SUZUKI, take note here. A Dual Sport Burgman 650 in Power mode would kick some serous butt. :D But make the power mode a true lower gear ratio by putting a planetary gear reduction in the final drive, like a 1.22:1 drop for the power mode. It may require a computer intervention so you had to come to a near stop before it shifted down, or the computer could raise the RPM to match the speed at the shift time.
 

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Dave_J - I'm doing a bit of rough extrapolation here (my numbers may be off, slightly) . . . .

Number of years it took Suzuki to move the 12v plug to a useful position: 11 (2001-2013)

Number of years Suzuki engineers celebrate the 12v plug upgrade: 3 (2013-2016)

Number of years Suzuki engineers plan B650 dual-sport modifications: 42 (2016-2058)

Number of minutes Suzuki decides there really isn't a market for a dual-sport Burgman: 0.5 (2058)
 

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Mike337 said:
Seeing the surface of the roads, I can see why the bike is built like it is.
One cannot compete with wheel size and clearance with that of potholes, as latter will win every time in the long run -- better to drive smart i.e. drive a Burgman 8) :D
 

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Enjoy the new bike, and don't be a stranger!
 

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Mike337 said:
Seeing the surface of the roads, I can see why the bike is built like it is. "Duel sporting" around here is a lot different.
Have fun, and that shouldn't be a problem :thumbup:
What is going to be a real headache with the new BMW is that it is a first year BMW and BMW is going to try and figure out why the bike is built like it is :?:

When I had two BMWs in my garage, everyone at the dealership knew me on a first name basis. When I swapped out for the Metric Asian motorcycles, the staff from sales, parts and service ask why I'm never around? EASY ANSWER -nothing goes wrong with my motorcycles now :D

When I got rid of my Burgman, one of my replacements was going to be the 2012 BMW 1600 GTL.. but too many problems not on recall list.
http://www.k1600forum.com/forum/bmw-k16 ... blems.html
The R1200 2013 has it's own set of problems so not even going to get into this... more recalls on the way than listed below.
http://lookup.feedreader.com/2013_R1200gs_Recalls

BMWs have a great feel to them and feel really solid, but as an owner of multiple BMWs... I need some time to rest from the recalls and quirks I've had to deal with before I get another BMW. Then everyone at the motorcycle shop will know me on a first name basis *AGAIN*. I'm not bitter against BMW, but just need some rest in between buying another BMW 8)
 
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