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I have a couple questions that I was hoping people here could answer since I can't find many answers myself and none from the original owner.

I just bought a 2014 Burgman 650 and it came with a bunch of neat little "toys", like:

  1. Garmin Zumo 590lm (hard-wired)
  2. Driver Backrest with upper back support (including built-in storage bag)
  3. Front fender Fenda Extenda
  4. Clear hand guard/wind deflectors
  5. Bestem T-Box 929 with Built-in LED Running and Brake Light Kit
  6. Oxford heated grips
  7. Fuze Block FZ-1
  8. Custom Ram mount for Garmin with 1" ball extension
  9. Interphone F5 Bluetooth headsets
  10. Interphone F5 Handlebar Remote
The bike is a 2014 and had under 400 miles when I bought it and all the added equipment for $7500. First of all, would anyone be kind enough to reply to let my wife know that I got a GREAT DEAL?!?! I can tell her till the cows come home, but the minute she sees random, non-biased people say that I did well, its just all words hehehe.

That being said, I need some help with a few of the items since I've never had a bunch of these things, including the Burgman. I came from a Vespa Super 300 GTS and it was just a very "dumb animal" compared to my new bike, and several of these things are just way out of my realm of expertise. So, my questions are:

  • The Bestem topcase came with a wiring harness integrated, and a rubber grommet hole to run the cables, but the ends of the wires have banana plugs on them and I don't want to cut them if they are made to push into a matching female end, so what's the best way to connect the LED light strip in the Bestem topcase to the brake lights?
  • The driver backrest must've been great for the previous owner because he was shorter than me, but when I sit on the saddle with the 2-piece backrest (a lumbar pad and an upper mid-back pad), even when the lumbar backrest is slid all the way back (using the springloaded clips under the seat), it's still too far forward for me and I am scraping my knees on the dash. Is there a way to set the pad back even further so that I can still keep the upper backrest pad which has a built-in zippered cargo bag, or do I have to lose the driver backrest altogether?
  • The original owner said there was also a dealer-installed Battery Tender, but I can't find any plug for it. On my Vespa, I had installed a 12v DC outlet that was connected to a non-switched battery lead (I used the harness that was intended for an alarm) and whenever I wanted to put the bike on the Battery Tender, I'd just plug in the cigarette-lighter type outlet plug into the socket and it would keep my battery always topped up. When I look under the saddle of the Burgman, I can't see any leads to a Battery Tender, and all I can really see are USB wire with female plug, the Fuze Block, and several wires run into the bike in many directions. If you had to guess, how would I go about charging the bike with a Battery Tender and where would the plug be located if its not through the DC outlet?
  • Inside the left storage box next under the left handlebar grip, there are several audio cables. One is a 1/32" female jack, and 2 are 1/16" jacks. The smaller plug is labeled MIC, and one of the 1/16" plugs is marked Audio Out and the other is Audio In. What would you guess these plugs, and the USB female jack under the seat, would be used for?
  • What's the best way to connect my Samsung Note 3? I want to be able to use the Bluetooth functions of the Garmin for things like Pandora, Traffic Updates, and Caller ID, as well as trip logging and all the other cool little features the Garmin does, but I also want to be able to use the Interphone to make an receive phone calls, stream music, and do intercom with both my rear passenger, as well as other riders. Does anyone know how to use an Interphone with Handlebar remote, two helmets for intercom and music sharing, and integrate it all with the Garmin?
  • What should I do as far as maintenance goes? I saw recommendations of doing its first service at 600 miles, but I'm not completely up-to-date with what the maintenance schedules are and whether or not I can do the service myself.
Thanks again for any and all help. I'm very excited to become a member of your community and will be glad to share any knowledge I learn, as well as details and pix of my bike whenever people want them (I'll do my best to keep from spamming everyone with pix of my new beauty).

Jesse from New Jersey
 

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I don't have many answers, but you got a GREAT deal. That sounds like a $15k rig at retail, minimum. The Zumo alone is around $600 plus installation.

If the 600 mile service isn't completed, definitely have it done. I think it is mostly just an oil, filter, gear oil, transmission oil change and then making sure all the bolts are still tight. Not too difficult, but definitely check out LeDudes maintenance videos on YouTube.

Congratulations and Welcome to BUSA from sunny Los Angeles.
 

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Welcome Jesse from New Jersey......that's a screaming deal!! I also just purchased a 2012
I just bought a zumo 699.99 plus had to pay 100.00 to have it hardwired in......with all those extras, you scored!
I wouldn't cut any wires....a lot of the topcases have the light kits....I'm sure you can find all the info you need at their website.
Not sure on the backrest.....maybe there is a different one that will give you more legroom?
i would do the 600 mile service, like Liamjs said
Bluetoothing everything together is interesting. I just did this with EVERYTHING myself.
My helmet is bluetoothed with my iPhone, which is then paired with the garmin, which has surius radio, which all works flawlessly. Thank goodness!
As far as the connections in the left storage box could be for something like a go pro with a mic hookup or something. If you search this website, I'm sure you will find what you are looking for.
Again, you got one SCREAMING deal!
Enjoy!!
 

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I agree a very nice deal! My setup cost me over 11K and it's not modified all that much.

Just purchased from customTAYLOR33 some reflective tape for my rims about 5 min ago so still finding ways to spend money on it LOL.
 

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wow ...tricked out...must be a back story to that deal...what happened to the original owner???

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So I wanted to post an update. First of all, thank you to everyone who chimed in about the deal. I thought it was a steal when I first looked into it myself, and when I saw that the guy selling had just listed it for $8k, I contacted him immediately. I even got him to come down from 8k to $7500, so I am feeling like I hit 00 on roulette with a $500 chip! haha ok - so I like to visit casinos from time to time. I'm 42 years old and retired so I have to find ways to occupy my time. That being said here's a few things that I've been able to determine:

  • The wires in the one compartment are for the Garmin (since the Garmin is hardwired)
  • The USB cable under the seat is still is a mystery
  • I STILL can't see anything even closely resembling a Battery Tender
  • My Samsung Note 3 lives very happily in the compartment with the DC charging port and a cigarette USB charging plug
  • I was able to sync my phone to the Garmin and also was able to pair the Interphone F5 (just the one) to the Garmin and to the Interphone handlebar remote
  • After syncing the helmet to the Garmin, and the Interphone to the Garmin, I can now stream my music from my phone through the Garmin (including Pandora), and the Garmin treats the Interphone as its audio playback device, so music and phone calls works like this:

    Samsung Bluetooth for audio and phone -> Garmin -> Interphone F5 (with paired remote)

    This setup lets me stream my music and phone calls from the phone to the Garmin and listen in my helmet with the Interphone, and change tracks, pause, skip tracks etc with the remote, switch from music streaming to FM radio with RDS, make and take phone calls, and best of all - work as an Intercom with A THREE MILE RANGE! I found out that little ditty just yesterday. A 3 Mile Range is amazing because my wife has a Bluetooth headset, and she was driving the kiddies in the minivan yesterday and we were chatting like we were sitting next to eachother, and what's cool is that while I was streaming music in my helmet, whenever she started talking to me, it would pause the music, automatically switch to intercom, chat, and then switch back to music where it left off!
  • I am pretty handy with installing a quick-disconnect adapter into a brake light wire so I can easily plug the top case wires into it for quick plug-n-play, but I need to do some digging to see how to get at the brake wires and remove all the necessary body panels.
  • I removed a large, hard pad, that was inside the lumbar portion of the driver backrest, and that lets me sit back far enough now, that my knees have about 3 inches of clearance from the dashboard. I also decided to use the zippered pocket that's attached to the back of the mid-back support pad (its a pretty large bag, guessing about 12"w x 10"h x 4" d) and I threw an elastic storage web with hooks, a motorcycle fix-a-flat can, and a 1L fuel bottle with 1L of gas mixed with fuel stabilizer
I also noticed that the Garmin, when it was hard-wired, was mounted on what looks like an aftermarket metal bracket that lies flush with the top of the instrument cluster, and the Garmin bracket itself has a 1" RAM mount on top of it. I'm looking for ideas for places to mount my phone, and possibly a cup-holder. I'm also looking for another Interphone F5 headphone attachment, as the seller only included a second F5 unit, but not the headphones with mic, the helmet mounting clip or the USB cord to reprogram; so there's still a few things I need to buy so if you have suggestions, I'm very happily looking for suggestions.

Thanks again and hopefully I'll see some of you on the road

Jesse
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where'd you get the floor map for the hump?? I've been looking for something to cover and protect it from shoe/boot scuffs. thanks, Tom
 

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You did get a great deal. I paid £6500 for a 4 month old Burgman 650 in the UK and I thought I had got a great deal. Enjoy, they are an amazing scoot.
 
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