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just picked up the burgman

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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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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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