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New Burgman 400 Owner...from Canada eh?

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So I traded in my 08 B-King for a new Burgman 400 "Limited".....not exactly quite the same acceleration ;) but insurance here in this province has gone crazy. $200/month for the King and now $38 comes out of my account per month for the Burg. Not to mention the fuel mileage savings.

This one came with heated grips, backrest and a "Limited" decal on the back but cant find anything online about it....must be a Canada thing I guess.

First off, the windshield sucks....which most of you who are 5'9 'or taller already know. When I first rode it home, driving 30-40 mph felt like there was a 40 mph wind gust going on but when I looked at the tree branches standing still, it confirmed my suspicions.
I checked Suzuki OEM accessories the next day and found they actually make a "sport" windshield (which I see nobody here or the other forums has mentioned) which is quite a bit shorter AND tinted. Ordered it that day and hopefully be here next week. In the meantime, complete removal of the w/s was done and that alone made a huge difference.

I'm probably going to get a pipe for it as the stock sound is a bit anemic to me but the Dr Pulley sliders are going to be my next purchase. 18/19G seems to be the weight of choice for performance/RPM drop at highway speeds but as another member mentioned, installing these upside down dramatically increased the performance of this scoot. Any drawbacks to doing this?

There are a lot of Harley/sportbike riders here in this province but I think I'll be seeing more "bigger" scooters if the province wants to keep upping their rates.
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Hopefully taking some pix tomorrow if theres some sun out.

Can you elaborate on the sliders? I'm thinking 16G now as our roads are all flat and long and I can use all the extra acceleration I can get. Should still drop RPM on highway tho correct?
And also, will the clutch engage at a higher rpm from a standstill? Right now it seems around 3000.

I would suggest getting it broke in good before you spend all the $$$$ on accessories as your perceptions might change with some seat time.
I'm interested in modifications to make the bike perform better to suit me. I have less than 200km on it and I'm pretty confident I know which areas the Burg lacks.

$54 for sliders is not that excessive....and IMO, the windshield is a must whether its broke in or not.
There's lots of data on sliders in various threads. Might not be a good idea to start a new one :D
Yes, I've read thru them....only 1 person has tried 16G sliders and only one comment pertaining to clutch engagement has been mentioned.

Just looking for a broader confirmation.;)
In North America the distances are usually larger, that's why most people prefer 18+ g sliders. I know many people go for 16 in Germany and report good taking off results. However Burger is more a cruiser tourer than sport, so the heavier weights seem more justified.
Well the Germans have the Autobahn so 16G must work good.:D
Cant help you much with the 16g sliders. However I went from stock to 18g and they are an improvement in every area, compared to stock.

No times, but seat of the pants so to speak.

Acceleration from 0 to 50 much better. It also eliminated a sag I had around 35 mph, which was very depressing, because the gearing should be better at that speed.

In the US we have a lot of long flat roads (Indiana). The 18g sliders dropped my cruise rpm by 800. I can now run 70 mph (GPS) 6000 rpm on level terrain.

I would be interested in how 16 g turn out, but I have found the sweet spot for my riding and weight.
Yes I notice that the engine doesnt like cruising at that 30-35 mph speed,
Almost a slight jerking motion.

So does your clutch engage at a higher RPM opposed to stock? Not that it matters much as I think the 16G sliders are what I plan on ordering.
It would just be good to know.
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