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Just had the shocks replaced and do notice a positive difference in the ride. There is less rebounding in the rear. Haven't really done a lot of twisties yet but it seems to corner better, more stable and follows the line very precisely. The contrast between the from and rear suspensions is really highlighted going over multiple bumps or rutted roads. Its kind of rock and roll in the front and very good dampening in the rear.

I had my front tire changed and repalced the bearings, They were shot, the mechnic said they wwould have seized. Yes, as everyone is aware on this site Suzuki had a bright cost saving idea of sealing only one side of bearings. My recommendaiton is if your Burgman is afffected then change the bearings for fully sealed ones per the discussion thread.
 

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Looks like he swapped out the rear shocks with Ikon ones for the Burgman AN 650 Scooter 03-10 7610-1609 and just changed front wheel bearings only.
 

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Correct I used the Ikon shocks for the Burgman and the part number is correct. I am planning to replace the rear bearings next week. the more I ride the more convinced I am that changing the rear shocks was a great idea.
 

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re: sealing only one side of bearings. Would you happen to know what year Suzuki started sealing both sides of the front wheel bearings for the 650? I was just curious?
 

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claymore said:
Would you happen to know what year Suzuki started sealing both sides of the front wheel bearings for the 650? I was just curious?
Looks like '05 based on the '03-'04 superceding to the '05- up parts number.
 
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