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I just returned from a short ride on the burgman after a long drive to pick up the scooter. a few impressions, based on very little time in the saddle, so far.
the engine braking will take a little getting used to. probably because I have only ridden motorcycles, and they behave much differently. it is probably a plus, I just need to adjust to it.
the windshield is probably the worst possible heigth for my torso. I am 6'2", with a 32" inseam, so I do have a long torso. the shield not only puts my head into the wind, it seems to concentrate the entire airmass in front of the bike squarely between my eyes. shorter riders may find it perfect. after looking at photos, I think the clearview xxl is probably in order(any opinions about shields, for my heigth?)
with those 2 nits out of the way, I will say that I really like the 650. very good power. similar to the ace750. seating position is excellent.
I am going to take the wife on a ride into town in a few minutes, to get her opinion of the passenger arraingements. after the postage stamp seat on the ace, I think she will be very happy.
I need time to adjust to all of the buttons and characteristics of the burgman. the ace that I have ridden for the last 9k miles is as opposite as it can be. it seat heigth is 24", after lowering the bike quite a bit. and talk about a lack of electronics, it has a speedo. thats about it.
wife just came in from outside. I am going out for another ride. I am very, very pleased with the burgman. I will get her opinion next.
 

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Hi bean! Congratulations on your new 650. You'll adjust to the "scooter" quickly. It took me about 50 miles to stop pressing on the right floorboard whenever I braked.
I recently put a XXL on my 650 and I love it. I look throught the shield but it's now a much quieter and enjoyable ride. I'm 6'-2" with a 32" inseam also. Clearview recommended the XL but I was afraid it wouldn't do the job but, in hindsight and a couple of hundred miles with the XXL, I think it would. Remember, if you keep the protective plastic sheet on the Clearview and test it and aren't happy, Clearview will exchange it. :D
 

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Don,
thanks for the info on the clearview. I will order one. where is the best place to buy?
the wife loves the rear seat and the storage. I am probably going to order a backrest and clearview this season. any suggestions about backrests? the suzuki backrest looks a little low. the givi seems to have a small pad.
we rode about 25 miles. not too far, but I am already adjusting to the bike. I am looking forward to tomorrow. we will probably manage to 100 miles.
 

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Bean,

One of our menbers, Jac Vinson, makes a kit that lifts the stock backrest up much higher. He was installing them at Scootercade this past week. I sat on my friend's Burgman after the backrest was converted - I thought it was pretty comfortable. It can still be adjusted fore and aft with the stock mechanism - and can be returned to stock configuration later if you wish to.

http://www.rvtoys.net/
 

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paul,
sorry, I wasn't specific enough. I was refering to a backrest for my wife. I have seen pics of the givi and suzuki offerings, just wanted a few opinions.
I did see that website a few days ago. looks interesting.
 

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Here's the website for Clearview - http://www.clearviewshields.com/ - just call their 800 number. I think they can only be ordered from Clearview.
I've seen a few online retailers list Clearview shields on their websites as items they offer for sale. I've not checked prices yet to see what the discount is (if any).
 

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I had the stock Suzuki passenger backrest installed on my AN650 last Fri. I'm very happy with it. It's bigger than the stock one on the AN400 and looks nice on the bike. Be aware that if you put the Suzi pass. backrest on you can't also fit the luggage rack.

I've ordered a Givi shield for mine. My dealer had one in stock he'd already sold to another customer, but I was able to hold it up to a shield-less 650 he had in stock and I was happy with the way it looked. He said he's having trouble getting stock from Clearview; after a 3-week wait another customer cancelled his Clearview order and it only took 5 days to get a Givi in. Hope I'll have my Givi in and installed by this Thursday... if not it will have to wait until late next week because I'm going to Sunny Cal. on vac... wish I was going on my Burgie... :)

WLB :)
 

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thanks everyone for the info. if I have to wait for the clearview, I will probably just put up with the stock shield until the new shield arrives.
 
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