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I've been riding all kinds of motorcycles for 47 years. I always rode like a bat out of **** and yet manage to survive without a scratch. The two things I never failed to notice was gravel, and other vehicles. When riding anywhere, I always take note of driveways and intersections.
Never let your guard down and you'll do fine.

I bought my 2007 Burgman this week for two main reasons: 1... I just had full knee replacement and still cant bent my knee far enough to comfortably ride my motorcycle. (My motorcycle is now up for sale... more later) 2... I loved all the trunk space in the Burgman. I am a photographer and often carry equipment. This was hard to do on the motorcycle but I managed.

When I saw the Burgman, I immediately liked what I saw and bought it. Now, I wish I had bought one 3 motorcycles ago. It's fast, comfortable, and looks sleek. I've ridden it for 4 days now and every day get's better. GREAT machine!

My question is the following: Is there anything I should know about this machine that's not covered in the manual? It has 5000 miles on it and was owned by an old guy. It runs perfect in every way but I know that "something" always appears that the owner should know about.

Thanks!
 

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Welcome wvsky. What part of WV are you in? I am in Morgantown.

I, too, bought a used 2007 Burgman 650 last year and am loving it! I also take photos - see my website www.RidingWV.com - and love the room, comfort, agility (especially while exploring those 1-lane back roads in the middle of nowhere), economy, and the ability to embarrass "real" bikers :p in the mountains. I had a Kawasaki Concours 1000 and two Suzuki V-Strom 1000s before I test-rode this Burgman and was hooked immediately.

As far as mods, I only did the CVT stopper bolt because it was cheap and easy (if I remember correctly, less than $10 and only 5 minutes to swap). Go to "Le Dude Suzuki Burgman maintenance" to find his GREAT website with dozens of helpful videos on how to do everything from how to sit down on your bike (just kidding) to major surgery on the engine and CVT. You will want to review the videos on engine oil/CVT oil/ Final Drive oil before doing your first one. Here's the linky: https://sites.google.com/site/testburgmancenter02/

Well, if you're up this way, give me a holler. Enjoy the Burgman!
 

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Thanks! I always embarrassed the bikers because I refused to wear "the uniform". Always wore T shirt and shorts and tennis shoes. (and dont anyone start-in on safety, because as a skydiver for 35 years... well...) So now I will at least look the part. ;)

I'm near the capital city. Only been to Morgantown once in my life, for medical reasons.

Thanks again!
 

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I use the Burgman 650 as a photo platform tho I opted for MFT so I could shirt pocket camera and long lens.
Best all around bike I've owned in 45 years of riding. On my second - only rolled it over to get into an executive.

ANd BTW OP - you can ride the **** out of the 650 in the twists with that power button.
It will keep pace with almost anything.

http://burgmanusa.com/forums/12-general-discussion/70658-high-praise-650-burgman.html

and the VFR800 rider couldn't lose it in the twists here ...

http://www.onewheeldrive.net/2006/10/04/scoot-touring-the-honda-silverwing-and-suzuki-burgman/

That article got me into the category

Enjoy ...nice state to have a twisties bike and for photography.
 

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Welcome from another West Virginian!

I have a 04 Burgman 400, sorry can't help with info about the 650. My home is close about 50 miles north of Charleston in Ravenswood.

If you need tires changed or balanced just let me know or any other riders on this forum. I have balance stands and a manual tire changer.

Like you I had lots of motorcycle over the last 40 years and even roadraced for some years (speed addict). However, the Burgman is perfect for my needs at this point in my life.

Take care,

Bruce
 

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Thanks! We used to operate the parachute club at the Jackson County Airport. Small world.
 

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Welcome from another WV Burgman 650 rider. My wife has a 400 and we cruise the twisting roads of WV whenever we can. :)
 

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Welcome to BUSA from sunny Los Angeles.

Aside from the obvious, oil, filers, drive oil, etc. you might want to change the coolant if it hasn't been done. Otherwise, she's a relatively maintenance free wench.

Enjoy! I love converts.
 
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