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Greetings I'm Phil from London UK have a 400 (04)Berg now a year old, have just found this site and it looks so good I thought I might share some experiences and problems with you all.
Im 55 and have two Triumphs as well. Had my burg for a year now and use it to commute most days 22 miles into London. Been excellent so far with 70 mpg (uk) with some restraint of the right wrist. The original tyres now up to 5000m are some what skittish over the white lines but hold well in the wet. Fitted Daytona heated grips and they are very good, car radio in the glove box wired to helmet speakers, twin 55/60w Philips power2night bulbs., Givi screen with 6inch off top, turned the mirrors 180 to get more clearance between cages. Front pads went at 3000 miles, dealer would not entertain a warranty claim as he has 16 year olds getting less than 1000 miles out of the pads! oh to be young again. Like to remove the seat hump to get some more room or change the bars. Well that will do for now.
 

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Hi Phil

WELCOME :wave:


Great intro - :D

It would be good to hear more details of your radio mod and possibly see some pics up in the gallery!

I will drop you a PM idc. :)
 

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Greetings Phil and welcome to the forum! :hello2: Glad you finally found this site. Looking forward to your input.
 

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Welcome Phil!
 

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Thanks

Hey
A friendly bunch of chaps, is this what riding Burgmans does? Nice to be able to give some input, being a compulsive tinkerer helps. Looks like I have got to do some work and get the camera out. Fitting a radio does have a lot of limitations, I fitted an old radio out of a Ford and am limited to one station and constant volume on the move, but I have seen the Sony fitted to a similar Burgman with the wired remote pod fitted on the bars which gave most common features. The glove box on the K4 will take most car size radios or you can fit under the seat on an earlier model. Dropping the glovebox allows station and volume change but doing it on the move is not recommended.
On another subject does the muffler need to be removed on the K4 to get the rear wheel off? The rear pads are up for change.
PS Norman
ozzy osborne contest?
 

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phil thunder said:
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A friendly bunch of chaps, is this what riding Burgmans does? Nice to be able to give some input, being a compulsive tinkerer helps. Looks like I have got to do some work and get the camera out. Fitting a radio does have a lot of limitations, I fitted an old radio out of a Ford and am limited to one station and constant volume on the move, but I have seen the Sony fitted to a similar Burgman with the wired remote pod fitted on the bars which gave most common features. The glove box on the K4 will take most car size radios or you can fit under the seat on an earlier model. Dropping the glovebox allows station and volume change but doing it on the move is not recommended.
On another subject does the muffler need to be removed on the K4 to get the rear wheel off? The rear pads are up for change.
PS Norman
ozzy osborne contest?
Hi again Phil

1. Yes.
2. I understood not, that was the secondary reason for the redesign.
3. Only Ozzy would beat me :wink: (I have the mannerism weighed off, do a fair brum accent and being ex -mil -profanity is part of my repertoire (at my choosing)!!

:)
 

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Rear end

Thats a relief, I was looking at all the bits that might have to be removed and decided an evening job was at least a weekend job! :?
So your mpg is your drinking rate not the Burg, whats the profanity rate? :D
 

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Thats a relief, I was looking at all the bits that might have to be removed and decided an evening job was at least a weekend job! :?
So your mpg is your drinking rate not the Burg, whats the profanity rate? :D
Phil

I have responded by PM - check messages at the top of the screen.

I did not want to shock our American cousins. :wink:
 

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Cousins eh?

Cool !

But now I'm curious - what did we miss out on? Just kidding

It's been quite a few years - Last time I was in London, a couple of young boys (I was 13) took me all around, to the top of St. Pauls, to see a picture of "the ugliest woman" hanging down stairs in the museum right on Trafalagar Sqare (sp?) and over to "row" at the Pallace. At the end I thanked them by giving them my change (my father and I were leaving the next morning) a few pounds. I retruned to a panic strickened Father, and his friends, I returned a 3pm, while Dad thought he said 1pm!

Sorry, rambling on...
Rob
 

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Welcome to the BurgmanUSA forums Phil. Glad to have you join us. Look forward to reading more posts from you.
 

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Phil, welcome. My service manual for the K4 says you have to remove both the muffler and the bracket behind the muffler to get the wheel off. If you find out differently, let us know.
 

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tallyho!

Look I want to ride it not jump it, though if it could get that Fox that keeps pissing in my garden................
 

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Look I want to ride it not jump it, though if it could get that Fox that keeps pissing in my garden................
They actually sell Fox urine here as an "all natural mole repellent."

You lucky dog, you're getting it for free! :lol:
 

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Have you smelt the stuff? If I were a mole and someone sprayed that stuff around I would definatly be off! :shock:
 
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