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Hey, everyone..I have had my Burgie 400 for a month now and have 301 miles on it..I love riding it very much. :D Before I was introducted to the Burgman I was interested in the Yamaha Majesty 500..But because it was not due into the states until 8/04, My husband sugested looking at the Suzuki scooters..Well, want can I say. It was love at first sight. I had to wait a whole week before I could ride it. The grin is still on my face. Everywhere I go someone asks me what is it..I proudly tell them. I have had it up to 55 mph/5000rpms...I know, I know I'm supposed to stay at 4000 but here in Houston it is hard to go slow...Can not wait until the break in is over so I can give it hell... I do have a question. :?: . I do data entry all day and my right wrist is sore.. Is there an after market hand grip that is larger in size? The stock grip is very small. Please let me know.
 

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Welcome to BurgmanUSA! I'm glad you are enjoying the new AN400. A lot of us do suffer from that "grin" thing - we understand what you're talking about. :wink:

There is currently a thread on thicker grips going on the the Burgman 650 section. You might want to read through it if you haven't.
Thick grips Discussion
One of the riders who comments in that thread did actually install a set on his 400.
 

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Check with your dealer, there are larger softer grips priced around 10 bucks.
I got a pair and they work well. :)
 

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weelena said:
I do data entry all day and my right wrist is sore.. Is there an after market hand grip that is larger in size? The stock grip is very small. Please let me know.
I too spend all day (and most of the nights) on a computer. In addition to larger grips, you might look at some type of cruise control. An inexpensive option is a Throttle Rocker or Cramp Buster for about $10. I added the Cramp Buster and it made longer trips much easier on my right hand. I will also probably add some type of throttle lock at a later date for touring.
 

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Greetings and welcome to the forum :wave: The grin factor goes hand in hand with the Burgman. Speaking of hand, as in grips, there are plenty of choices out there. You can get larger dia rubber , foam or even gel grips. Go visit your dealer and if your a little iffy about how they are installed ask the dealer what it would cost to have them put on.
 

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Weelena, brief runs at higher speeds improve the break-in process, IMHO. Its impossible to hold to the speeds Suzuki calls for. I didn't, certainly not after a couple hundred miles, and was running as high as I wanted well before break-in was over...just not for extended periods tho.
Go for it, you can't hurt that motor.

Suggest you dump the oil out now to get rid of the fine metal particles these engines have in them. And unless you intend to do the 600 mile service yourself, question the dealer thoroughtly as to what he charges, and EXACTLY what will be done for that money. Some dealers are charging big bucks but not doing the valves which is the only labor intensive part of the service. All you get, essentially, is oil and filter change...something you can easily do yourself (filters $5.95).

Some dealers claim that Suzuki says the valves need not be adjusted at 600 miles. From what I have read from other 400 owners this may well be the case, just don't let them charge you for it.
 

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weelena said:
Hey, everyone..I have had my Burgie 400 for a month now and have 301 miles on it..I love riding it very much.
Welcome to the forum, and the world of Burgmans. :hello2:



weelena said:
...I do data entry all day and my right wrist is sore.. Is there an after market hand grip that is larger in size? The stock grip is very small. Please let me know.
I bought both a Throttle Rocker ($8.00) and a Vista Cruise cruise control/throttle lock ($33.00).

I took a long, 10 day trip two weeks ago, and the Throttle Rocker worked so well I never did use the throttle lock -- in fact, I haven't even installed it yet.

Before putting on the Rocker, my wrist, and especially my fingers, used to get very stiff after more than 30 minutes of riding. Now I go two and three hours at a stretch, stopping for gas and then going again. I think they should be standard equipment.

As the old TV commercial used to say, "Try it. You'll like it."
 
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