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I have just purchased a used, but you could say brand new, 2007 Burgman 400. It only has 789 miles on it. So it's practically new. I paid $3100 for it. So my guess is that it was a good deal.
I have always had what one can call "Real motorcycles". I have owned all major 4 Japanese manufacturers bikes from 650 ccs all the way to 1500 ccs. I currently own a 204 Honda Aero 750.
Anyway, here's how I ended up buying my Burgman: I found on my local CraigsList a used 1995 Honda Helix 250 that was selling for $1000. It wasn't the prettiest of bikes but it only had 5500 original miles and I decided to buy it to run local errands. So I took it home and found myself having so much fun that I decided I needed something bigger that I can go 2-up on. I narrowed my search to the Burgman, the Majesty and the Silverwing. I could have gone with either one of these but I stumbled across my Burgman and never looked back.
I was leaning toward the Burgman 650, but I realized that I will use my bike for going around town with my wife in tow. So the Burgman 400 won me over. Plus with only 789 miles, you could say that it was practically brand new. The bike is spotless. Not a scratch or anything. It was owned by a lady who didn't do much riding. She put it for sale because it was taking up garage space. She never really rode it much.
What it's missing is a backrest. So my question is: Where can I find a decent backrest, or even a top box, for very little cash so my wife can comfortably ride with me?
I will post some pictures later on because I know the rules: No pictures, no bike. Right?
I am also extremely glad I found this forum. Maybe you guys can tell me what I should do to my bike as basic maintenance? I have no idea what the lady has done with her bike over the years. My guess is nothing. It even has spotless original Bridgestone tires.

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If you got the owners' manual with it check the maintenance schedule in it. That will tell you what you need to be doing for maintenance.
 

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If you got the owners' manual with it check the maintenance schedule in it. That will tell you what you need to be doing for maintenance.
I actually have found the service manual, but I was hoping old timers might tell me what to do with the bike as first maintenance. The service manual is talking about limiting the rpms to under 4000 for the first 500 miles and under 6000 for the next 500 miles. It doesn't talk about anything one should do for the initial break in period.
 

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Those rpm limits are the initial break in items. If it has 789 miles on it then the engine should be seated in. I would just drive it pretty much normal but take it a little easy on acceleration for the next couple of hundred miles.

You probably want to do the 600 miles service items from the maintenance schedule if you don't know what the original owner has done. I would probably go ahead and change out the coolant too as what's in there is likely 7+ years old.
 

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Those rpm limits are the initial break in items. If it has 789 miles on it then the engine should be seated in. I would just drive it pretty much normal but take it a little easy on acceleration for the next couple of hundred miles.

You probably want to do the 600 miles service items from the maintenance schedule if you don't know what the original owner has done. I would probably go ahead and change out the coolant too as what's in there is likely 7+ years old.
Like I have said, the lady probably has never done anything to the bike except let it collect dust in her garage.
I will change all the fluids this weekend and take her for a spin around town. Many bikers will chuckle when they see a scooter, but very few of them really know what a blast it is to ride one.
Now if I feel I need some respect, I can always switch to my Honda Aero 750 with cobra pipes and let the entire neighborhood know I am out for a spin on my bike.
 

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The Bestem 929 backrest is inexpensive, even with the options of a trunk liner and lights and, comes standard if I recall correctly, with a passenger backrest.. Mine has served me well. It also comes with the mounting plate.
 

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Howdy all?

I have just purchased a used, but you could say brand new, 2007 Burgman 400. It only has 789 miles on it. So it's practically new. I paid $3100 for it. So my guess is that it was a good deal.
I got my 2006 in a similar condition. Bought it last June for $2000 with less than 600 miles on it. I got a great deal because the seller was a close family friend.

BTW $3100 for a 2007 Burgman 400 is below KBB retail but not by much.

Check the tires - if there are any cracks in the sidewalls then you might want to change them.
 

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I got my 2006 in a similar condition. Bought it last June for $2000 with less than 600 miles on it. I got a great deal because the seller was a close family friend.

BTW $3100 for a 2007 Burgman 400 is below KBB retail but not by much.

Check the tires - if there are any cracks in the sidewalls then you might want to change them.
The tires are in mint condition. They seem to have come straight out of a showroom.
As for the deal you got, I can only say that you got it for close to nothing.
The Burgman bikes in my area go for a lot more than the retail price. Now one with so few miles as mine is actually a steal.
 

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The Bestem 929 backrest is inexpensive, even with the options of a trunk liner and lights and, comes standard if I recall correctly, with a passenger backrest.. Mine has served me well. It also comes with the mounting plate.
I did not know the name for those top boxes, but I have seen that brand on sale on ebay.
 

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Nice bike and no matter what others and the book says about value / price , you have a basically brand new bike for half of what the PO paid for it . In my book that's a great deal , take care of it and if and when you go to sell it you will get most of your money back .

TheReaper!

I promised some pictures. So here's some Burgman photo porn:



 

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Man that is a beautiful scooter. But then again, I'm partial.

I remember when mine looked that good. Given the amount of use / abuse I've put it through, it still looks good. But that is one CLEAN looking K7. And blue is the fastest color you know.

Enjoy and Welcome to BUSA from sunny Los Angeles.
 

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Nice bike and no matter what others and the book says about value / price , you have a basically brand new bike for half of what the PO paid for it . In my book that's a great deal , take care of it and if and when you go to sell it you will get most of your money back .

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Thanks for your kind words. I knew I made a good deal.
The lady paid close to $8000 just a few years to buy it and I am buying it pretty much new from her at 60% discount. I have never owned a bike with so few miles. The lowest I have ever had was a 2005 Kawasaki Vulcan 800 that had 3200 miles.
 

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The tires are in mint condition. They seem to have come straight out of a showroom.
As for the deal you got, I can only say that you got it for close to nothing.
The Burgman bikes in my area go for a lot more than the retail price. Now one with so few miles as mine is actually a steal.
Looks like a good deal you have there....and a great looking scoot.

Just like to point out a word of warning.....I did read somewhere that the usable 'life' of vehicle tyres was around 7 years, even if not used, due to degradation that you may not even be able to see.

I guess it might depend on climatic conditions/how they are stored etc.

I'm not an expert....there are better 'brains' on this forum than me......maybe someone else might 'chip in' on the issue.

Best of luck with the ride.....ENJOY ! :D
 

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