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I am the proud owner of a Suzuki Burgman AN6505K

Don't really know what the AN or the 5K mean but the machine
is parked in my garage

and

GUESS WHAT!!!!!

The very fine chap, wonderul guy, super wanna please me, salesman
in charge of the vehicle ------ FORGOT ------- OR WAS TOO BUSY
------- OR WAS JUST TOO STOOOOOOPID ------ to change the
ownershiip and send my plate from the Shadow I traded in.....

So I can't ride for another day or so until the plate is delivered,
yes, he promised to deliver it personally to my place... HMMMM!

The bike arrived yesterday afternoon on a great big truck, big
enough to deliver 10 bikes (power lift on the back and all)
This big burly guy pushed it up my drive-way and into my garage.

I checked it out and said "Where's my onwership and plate."

"Duh, dunno, guess they forgot it , I'll talk to dough-head when I
get back to the shop".

You can't shoot the delivery man, what does he know?

Guess I'll head out to the garage and take some of it apart to see
how it works - hope I can get it back to-gether......

Lucky it's still kinda chilly here +5 C or +40 F, but is going to warm
up to +7 or +8 for the Easter week-end.

Saw lottsa bikes out yesterday and all going like a bat out of hell

Musta been young whipper snappers, not old matured retired guys

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Congrats on purchasing your new 05' Burgman Bump! :wink: By the way, what color did you get?
 

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Congratulations BUMP,Good thing it's to cold to ride or you mite go nuts ! :lol:
(Go ahead, sit on it and go vroom, vroom we wont tell) :lol:
 

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Congratulations on the new Burgman 650 Bump. Look forward to hearing about your rides.
 

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Oooooh, Bump. You missed your opportunity. :shock:

Read the fine print. You can shoot the delivery man. (Page four, subpaprgraph 2.a.) But only while he's actually on the delivery scene. You can't go back to the shop and get your revenge after the fact. Man. Sorry. We all thought you already knew. :D

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Way to go Bump! I am so happy for you. I am sure you will be sitting on the B this very night fantasizing where you will go with her :lol:

I wish you the very best and keep the faith, the weather will get warmer soon :)

Evelyn
 

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Good move Bump....oh sorry you can't move can you?! Enjoy
 

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Bump said:
... to change the
ownershiip and send my plate from the Shadow I traded in.....
You keep the same plate when you change vehicles?

In Washington the plate goes with the vehicle and only the title and registration change. I guess I just asummed that that was a universal practice.

What do you do if you sell a vehicle outright, without buying a replacement?
 

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Here you keep the plate and change to vehicle. I had the same plate on 4 different vehicles, that would be some thing like 15-16 years. We just did my new car dance and I had to get a new plate as the company that the car was registered to change for me but in my wife's case she changed cars and the plate sayed the same.
 

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Bump's First Ride

Got the bike on Monday
Got the plate on Tuesday (late in the day)
Had on ride on Wednesday

Now the Big Blue Burgman 650 is USED

Rode for about 10 minutes - logged 8 kilos - just up an down a few
streets in the neighbourhood

BUT TOO DARN COLD (+ 3.5 C or about 39 F)

How long does it take to stop looking for the CLUTCH, FOOT BRAKE, ETC.

It is quite different from a regular bike

I hope it warms up here so that I can put some real Kilos on and
get some practice time in before heading into any real traffic....

Couldn't hear or notice any shifting up - really have to roll of the
gas carefully or you get a wee jolt in the posterier from the "bum stop" when coming to a stop

It'll all come with lotsa hours in the saddle

Enjoyed it - can't wait for 10 degree weather

Re Plates - Here we keep the plate and put a wee sticker on each
year SO the plate from the Honda is now on the Burgman with the
appropriate ownership papers describing the Burgman with a number
which corresponds with the number on the annual sticker on the plate.
Seems to work - costs $10 to change the ownership from one vehicle
to another
Then each year the renewal sticker costs $40 or $50 - I forget how much

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Re: Bump's First Ride

Bump said:
...BUT TOO DARN COLD (+ 3.5 C or about 39 F)

How long does it take to stop looking for the CLUTCH, FOOT BRAKE, ETC.
Wimp! :wink:

On my days off, I ride in anything over freezing unless it's raining/snowing. Good gloves, a sweater under my jacket, etc. keeps me comfortable enough on short trips. My long tours have only been in the summer, so far, but I might do one in the winter or fall so I'll probably get an electric vest, and either electric gloves or heated grips after this summer.

On the other note; I kept going for the foot brake for three days after picking up my 650, and I was riding about 4 or 5 hours each day. My "muscle memory" finally got reprogrammed on the fourth day and I haven't done it since.

Because I had ridden scooters more than conventionals, and not ridden anything in 15 years, I didn't have any problem with going for the non-existant clutch, but several members have and they all said it only took once or twice of coming to a screeching halt to learn not to do that. :lol:

Congrats on the new bike, and have fun.
 

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Bump said:
The very fine chap, wonderul guy, super wanna please me, salesman
in charge of the vehicle ------ FORGOT ------- OR WAS TOO BUSY
------- OR WAS JUST TOO STOOOOOOPID ------ to change the
ownershiip and send my plate from the Shadow I traded in.....
Something similar happened to us. They took our plates instead
of doing a transfer. When the next year rolled around, the town
wanted 2 years of personal property tax paid for the motorcycle
we bought. We paid almost an entire year on a motorcycle we
didn't have, and of course the town wouldn't budge. Cost us a
little more then $300. The dealership deducted that much more
off of the final price on a new motorcycle I later bought from them.
We have personal property tax here, but much lower real estate tax.

pauljo said:
5k = 2005 (3k=2003)
So thats what the 4k means.

Thanks!
 

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guess what

Bump,

Congratulations on the new Burgie 650. Does this mean your name will change to "Smooth" since you now own a cool, new smooth-riding machine?
Happy riding!

Burgwoman400 USA
Michigan
 

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Re: Bump's First Ride

Brian said:
On the other note; I kept going for the foot brake for three days after picking up my 650, and I was riding about 4 or 5 hours each day. My "muscle memory" finally got reprogrammed on the fourth day and I haven't done it since.

Because I had ridden scooters more than conventionals, and not ridden anything in 15 years, I didn't have any problem with going for the non-existant clutch, but several members have and they all said it only took once or twice of coming to a screeching halt to learn not to do that. :lol:
When riding my Vulcan 750, I find myself (1) forget that it has a foot brake, and (2) squeeze the clutch when I have to slowdown. The latter is a bit of a problem, but since I use front brakes as well the only thing I miss is to take advantage of the engine brake.
 
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