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Hey there everybody...I'm Susan, I love to travel/drive, & I want to own a Burgman 400.

And, I hafta confess...I'm completely inexperienced when it comes to 2-wheel vehicles. I've never owned one, nor even driven one. A friend recently bought a 650 & took me for my first EVER ride & I fell in love with the freedom of 2-wheel travel!!!!

My friend told me about this site & after reading the forums for awhile, I decided to register. It's a great source of info for what I need to know to own/operate a Burgman. And best of all...it seems like Burger owners are a great group of folks.

So...as I learn enough to ask intelligent questions, I'll appreciate any advice or help anyone is willing to give me!
 

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Hi Susan,

I'm glad you decided to register! You will find others here going through the same decision process. I am sure you will find all the help you need. Welcome to BurgmanUSA!
 

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Welcome, Susan!

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And best of all...it seems like Burger owners are a great group of folks.


We're about as non-threatening as most retirement communities.

Steve
 

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Hello Susan and enjoy your time here. Have a good look around there is tons of info. I'm pretty new to this site myself and don't own a Burgman yet but have my sights set on a 400 as well.
 

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Welcome to the BurgmanUSA forums Susan. Glad to have you join us.

If you haven't already, I HIGHLY advise taking the Motorcycle Safety Foundation's Beginner Rider Course. It will teach you the basic skills required to safely ride a motorcycle. In addition, most insurance companies offer a discount (10%) on your bikes insurance and most states do not require you to take the written or riding tests (vision test is still often required) to get your motorcycle license if you present your certificate showing you passed the course. Check with your local DMV to verify your states acceptance of the MSF BRC certificate in place of testing.

Although some of the skills taught do not apply to scooters (clutch, gears, foot-brake), the BRC course does teach all the fundamentals of scooter riding. The transition from motorcycle to scooter is an easy one. Any rider (even those who have been riding for years) learn something new when taking the course.

For more information, see :
http://msf-usa.org/
 

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Welcome

Ah, another Floridian, the numbers are building. Welcome to the group. Feel free to ask any questions you like. Good luck in your quest for a 400. :wink:
 

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"We're about as non-threatening as most retirement communities"


And many of us are ready for one but just won't give up!


Welcome to the group.
 

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Welcome to the forum. I have had a 400 since March 2000 and it is one of the most enjoyable vehicles I have ever owned. Very little trouble and what there was has been designed out of the later models.
The 400 has plenty of power but we all get greedy and I have a '05 650 on order. :D
Hope you get the bike. Good luck
 

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Welcome!!! 8)
 

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Im new too!!!

:D :p
Hi there,
Im a newbie too....WELCOME and nice to meet you!!!!!!!!
:lol: :p ...lovely bunch of people here.......Im from Australia.
 

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Welcome Susan! Gulf Coast 'eh!?
Cool! Yup - a good place to have a bike!
I wonder who that friend of yours is~! :wink:
Read around in these forums and you can learn a lot about the sport.
Gotta go ta wurk!
Ciao!
 

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Greetings Susan and welcome to the forums. Make sure you tell your friend that a really really really good friend would let you ride his 650. :D


Ahh I like stirring the pot once in awhile......I'm not even close to a retirement villa yet!
 

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Welcome to the group!!!!
I just got my 400 in January and have loved every minute of riding it. It hasn't been as much as I'd like but next month it will be put to the test. "road trip!"

Again, Welcome!!!!
 

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Greetings! You have found the right place, and are looking at the right scoot to boot!
 

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Glad to be here....

Just wanted to thank all the kind folks who sent welcomes.

Hopefully soon I'll have something other than questions to contribute to the forums.

Looking forward to sharing with everyone!

Susan
 

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I'm taking "the class" ....

for totally inexperienced bike drivers.

Thanks...excellent idea!

Susan
 

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Hi Susan

Welcome to the forum. :hello2:

You clearly a woman of great taste - choosing the Svelte Burger and joining this forum. :wink:

Look forward to hearing more from you. :)
 

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Welcome Susan!

Lucky you---you'll probably have good weather for a ride whenever you get your Burgman! I visited 2 Suzuki dealers last fall when I was vacationing in your lovely state. Both dealers said they couldn't keep Burgmans in stock. I was hoping to test ride a 650 or at least sit on one but there were none. I was even asked what ($) I would take for the 400!
Have fun and keep us posted.

Burgwoman400 USA
 

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Welcome

Susan, First let me say that I highly recommend you take a basic riding course (BRC) with Motorcycle Safety Founation(MSF). The cost is worth ever penny.

I have had my Burg 400 3 weeks now and have 1052 miles on it. I'm very pleased with it and feeling more and more comfortable on it each time I'm out on it.

I will be riding it to Mobile, Al next week with my Gold Wing hubby and friends to a Gold Wing Road Rider District rally. This is open to all bikes and scooters too. Looking forward to show it off.

Hope to see you on your own Burgman down the road.

From Mississippi
 
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