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Hello everyone,

I bought a new 2004 blue Burgman 400 a couple weeks ago. I've been riding a Suzuki SV650S the last three years and decided I needed something that has some built-in storage capacity. The Burgman looked perfect for the job.

I've only had the chance to put on about 500km (half-way to the first service). I'm very happy with my purchase. It's very easy to ride, has good power (I'm not much of a speed demon, but I can see what you all say those highspeed stoplight getaways), and the storage area under the seat is outstanding.

This is a great forum, it's what pushed me forward to my purchase. I've been lurking around here the past month or so and reading about all the good & bad about the Burgmans. Initially I was thinking of waiting till next year and see what Honda and Yamaha had to offer scooter-wise, but after reading so many good things about the Burgman I decided to just go ahead and purchase.

Great site, nice to see such a large and friendly Burgman community. Hope to one day ride with some of you.
 

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Hi

WELCOME to the forum :wave:

I am so glad you decided to 'uncloak' and that the forum assisted you in reaching your purchasing decision.

Of course we are completely unbiaised! :wink:

The 400 is a great machine ( and so svelte :wink: ), if you like the zoom away from the lights do a search on Malossi in this forum and it may gve you something to ponder over for the future. :)

Hope to hear more from you soon

PS: Personally - I will take a rain cheque on the ride-out! :D
 

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Congratulations on your new AN400, and welcome to BurgmanUSA! I'm sure you will continue to enjoy it - and having a nice big place to put stuff sure does come in handy. Ten years or so ago I decided no more motorcycles without lockable storage for me. When I get to my destination I can stow all my riding gear and walk around like a normal person. Well.. assuming that you'd classify me as "normal" before I put the gear on. :lol:
 

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Welcome to the BurgmanUSA forums. Glad to have you de-lurk and join us. I'm sure you'll have a blast on the new toy.
 

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Greetings and welcome to the forum. Congrats on your new 400. Its definetely a different ride over the SV.
 

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Welcome Boo…..it sounds like you enjoyed and learned from the forum as I did. I just moved to Nanaimo after 27 years in the Vancouver area, I am lovin it here having escaped the zoo. There is no traffic to speak of here in Nanaimo and the most bikes I have ever seen in a small city.

I bought my new Burger 400 yesterday and spent part of today riding around town and a bit of time on the highway. I am not disappointed with the Burger, my only issue is…..how do you keep the Burger under 4000rpm? I am very impressed with the performance of the motor given its displacement. The Burger handles well and is fun to ride. My only issue may be the windshield.

Cheers Al
 

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alburg said:
I am not disappointed with the Burger, my only issue is…..how do you keep the Burger under 4000rpm?
Realistically, you don't. The advice I recieved (and followed) is to ride the bike normally during the break in period. The only thing you need to do is vary the RPMs.
 

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Welcome, and we feel that youv'e made the right choice (here again totally unbiased) in a scooter.
 

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BooR4dL3y said:
Hello everyone. ...
Hello, and welcome to the forum. :hello2:

Two questions:

Why'd you wait until late August to buy your Burgman?
The rains are almost upon us! :(
June and July were great though! 8)

Do you want us to call you Boo, BooR, Brad, Bradley, or something else?
"BooR4dL3y" doesn't exactly roll off the tongue...or the keyboard. :p
 

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Reasons for Burger purchase

Hi Brian, sorry about the Boo I didn’t notice the Brian. I purchased the Burger as I got a very good year-end deal and I decided that I would prefer to ride the Burger v/s to Vespa ET 2 for the next 6 months. In Nanaimo we get about 50 % less rain than Seattle or Vancouver, B.C. Many riders here have told me that they ride year around even though that means riding in the rain on occasion. We are selling our second car as we have no need for two cars now and we will now sell the Vespa as a result of the Burger purchase. I very seldom drive the car now as I find I can do most of my shopping and errands with a scooter. Our monthly gas purchases for the cars have plummeted as a result of using the Vespa as a means of transportation.

Cheers Al
 

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Re: Reasons for Burger purchase

alburg said:
Hi Brian, sorry about the Boo I didn’t notice the Brian.
:?:

I think you're combining posts and posters; "Brian" is Brian (me), and "BooR4dL3y" didn't sign his post -- that's why I asked him what he wanted us to call him.

I ("Brian") also asked him ("BooR4dL3y") why he waited so long to buy his Burgman. Seattle and Vancouver share a very similar weather pattern.

Hope that clears up any confusion.
 

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Thanks Brian

Brian said:
I think you're combining posts and posters; "Brian" is Brian (me), and "BooR4dL3y" didn't sign his post -- that's why I asked him what he wanted us to call him.

I ("Brian") also asked him ("BooR4dL3y") why he waited so long to buy his Burgman. Seattle and Vancouver share a very similar weather pattern.

Hope that clears up any confusion.
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Thanks Brian, I won't bother responding to e-mails at 6:00 a.m. again as it appears that I don't have it together enough to do it properly.

Cheers

:oops: :oops:
 

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The rainy days are definately here, but there's usually a few sunny days inbetween.

I guess I bought late hoping that I'll be able to get an "end of the summer - clearout current years stock" pricing rather than wait till next spring. Ayways I was happy with the deal I made. And after having ridden the Burgman the last couple of weeks I do somewhat regret not buy earlier.

As for the name thing... my real name is 'Bradley' --- some people pronounce it like how they would say 'Boo Radley'. Since 'Boo Radley' would be to common to use I had to tweak it a bit and came up with 'BooR4dL3y' which I use on several other forum sites. If you wish to just shorten it down to 'Boo' that would be fine. I'm going to make my signature reflect my real name though.
 

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BooR4dL3y said:
The rainy days are definately here, but there's usually a few sunny days inbetween. ...
I hope so. I had wonderful weather on my Canada to Mexico ride; a light rain near Bellingham on day one, and nothing but blue skies and dry roads for the next nine. 8)

Got back and the doppler hasn't shown a completely clear screen since. I've only ridden once in the last six days. :cry:

But you're right; there should be enough dry days to keep Scooter Withdrawl from setting in, even if I have to wear long johns and a wool scarf under my riding jacket. :wink:
 

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alburg said:
Hi there, this is philtag6000 from BCSB, Vancouver, BC
Welcome to burgmanusa.com and have fun with your new toy.
Thanks, I just can't keep off this bike, it's tooo much fun.

Cheers
The single cylinder vibration however is affecting your keyboard too many ooos in toooo! Not sure where you have it mounted on the Burg but you need a better accel/decel mounting system (Touratech have some nice kit). :wink:
 

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philtag6000 said:
Hi there, this is philtag6000 from BCSB, Vancouver, BC.
What's "BCSB"?

British Columbia Scooter Boys?

British Columbia Submarine Base?

British Columbia Sail Boats?

Boys' Collection of Sexy Babes?

:D
 

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Brian said:
philtag6000 said:
Hi there, this is philtag6000 from BCSB, Vancouver, BC.
What's "BCSB"?

British Columbia Scooter Boys?

British Columbia Submarine Base?

British Columbia Sail Boats?

Boys' Collection of Sexy Babes?

:D


Sorry for the misunderstanding.

I was talking to BooR4dL3Y.
BCSB=bcsportbikes.com
 
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