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Norman suggested that I come on over here and introduce myself. I'm Marci who lives outside of Buffalo, NY. I've been part of the IA board with my husband Chuck. We own and operate a Funeral Home. Also I'm a Cosmetologist who has many interests. Chuck started with a on/off road bike (which I don't remember the model) then a Intruder 1400 and now the Goldwing. I really enjoyed being on the bikes with the Husband but wanted to get back to having my own. I started with used Suzuki GS400. I chose the 650 so that I won't have any problems keeping up with the Goldwing on the various trips. I figured that there had to be a form for the Burgman's just like the IA Board. I'm very pleased at what I found. Great bunch of info and people. Thanks :wave:
 

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Welcome to the BurgmanUSA forums Marci! Glad to have you with us.
 

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Hi (again) Marci! :thumbright:

WELCOME! :hello1:
 

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hello Marci,
I'm just west of Rochester. I'm thinking of trading in my intruder 1400 on a burgman 650 next spring. What does your hubby think of the burgman versus the goldwing? I to ride with a goldwing group here.
 

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hello Marci,
I'm just west of Rochester. I'm thinking of trading in my intruder 1400 on a burgman 650 next spring. What does your hubby think of the burgman versus the goldwing? I to ride with a goldwing group here.
Chuck here- So you are thinking of getting rid of the 1400!! Really! That is a wonderful bike; I still have my 1996 that is in excellent condition. Marci and I have done 600 mile days on that bike. Each of these bikes are apples and oranges, all completely different and each a great bike in their class. You really can't compare them.

The Burgman has to be [one of] the best scooters out there, of you can call it a scooter. It’s not like any scooter I ever fooled around as a kid. It is solid, smooth runner and seems have some great engineering. The Intruder 1400 is one of the best skinny chopper type power cruisers. However, I have had mine off the road since I got the GL1800 wing. This bike is so much fun to ride that I don't care to ride anything else for a while. Marci and took a 4200 mile trip around the east coast down and back to Florida. We had great weather and the best part of the trip was the ride. She fell asleep 3 times on the back of the wing.

On our trip, she and a bunch of wives were looking at Honda Silverwings and Bergmans. Marci got the bug and started doing Internet searches and looking at everything out there. Bergman looked best at everything except the ABS. Final verdict, she loves her Bergman.

You are about an hour of so from us. If you would like to take her 650 for a test ride, come on down and we’ll go for a ride.
 

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Welcome to the forum!

If your gonna be in the NYC area join us for a ride!
 

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Hi Chuck,
I'd love to meet up for a ride. Do you ride with any goldwing riders group there? I do here. I'm an associate member of group "W". they all ask me when I'm getting a wing, I tell them its not my cup of tea. Too big for me.
I do love my 1400, its the best bike I've ever owned. but I'm looking for something more comfortabel See, with my arthritis, the chilly air and vibrations get to me within a short time. I figure the burger is the perfect solution for me. It will give me the coverage that a wing would, yet still light and easily manuverable.
 

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wilder days said:
Hi Chuck,
I'd love to meet up for a ride. Do you ride with any goldwing riders group there? I do here. I'm an associate member of group "W". they all ask me when I'm getting a wing, I tell them its not my cup of tea. Too big for me.
I do love my 1400, its the best bike I've ever owned. but I'm looking for something more comfortabel See, with my arthritis, the chilly air and vibrations get to me within a short time. I figure the burger is the perfect solution for me. It will give me the coverage that a wing would, yet still light and easily manuverable.
Light - a Lardy 650! It is a quarter of a freaking ton! Probably lighter than a GW though :wink:
 

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its no harder to roll around then my 1400. I've ridden one.
and yes, its a hell of alot lighter then a wing.
I don't mind the extra weight, as it will absorb the bumps better. I know when My wife is on the 1400, the extra weight makes a big difference in the ride, much smoother.
 

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wilder days said:
its no harder to roll around then my 1400. I've ridden one.
and yes, its a hell of alot lighter then a wing.
I don't mind the extra weight, as it will absorb the bumps better. I know when My wife is on the 1400, the extra weight makes a big difference in the ride, much smoother.
Marci here - Go and get the burgman or wait till the 05's come out. What Chuck and I did was we kept the 1400 until we saw how things would work with the GW. I agree about the GW being heavy - about 1300 lbs. fully loaded. Chuck still has the 1400 and is planning on souping it up. This way he has options on which bike to take for that ride.

By keeping the 1400 and then getting the burgman, you and your wife can make choices to what will work for you and the both of you.
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Let me know how you make out.
Marci
 

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Red She-Devil said:
Let me know how you make out.
Marci
Gosh isn't that a bit personal :shock: (or are you very good friends) :?: :wink:
 

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Norman...norman...norman...
shame on you... :lol:
marci and I don't know each other. I talked to her and her hubby because he has a 1400 like me.
Marci, I'll have to trade in my 1400 IF I do decide on a 650 burgie. There is NO way I could finance that much $$ right now. WE're up to our butts in bills.
If I save real hard over the winter, maybe I'll be close to the difference between the trade in and the final cost. That will be much less of a shock to my wife.
 

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wilder days said:
Norman...norman...norman...
shame on you... :lol:
marci and I don't know each other. I talked to her and her hubby because he has a 1400 like me.
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Sorry - guess it was a cultural misunderstanding, but it is only by making these 'faux pas' can I be assisted on the path to true understanding - Grasshopper!:)
 

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...only by making these 'faux pas' can I be assisted on the path to true understanding - Grasshopper!:)
There are many paths to the top of the mountain. :sleepy1:
 

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NormanB said:
Sorry - guess it was a cultural misunderstanding,
It wasn't a cultural misunderstanding. It was an intentional misunderstanding. :p
 

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billmeek said:
NormanB said:
Sorry - guess it was a cultural misunderstanding,
It wasn't a cultural misunderstanding. It was an intentional misunderstanding. :p
:twisted: Dear Bill - you know me so well! :lol:
 
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