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hey guys and girls, I just got a 400 burgman and can't tell you how happy I am to be here !
have owned over 30 bikes over the years, scooters, harleys, bmw's, triumphs. Also, a BUNCH
of asian bikes, kawasaki's, yammy's, honda's, and even a few Vespa's !! THIS is my first Suzuki,
and I am SO IMPRESSED !! Will try to keep you posted on my progress with this scooter.
It does have a couple of issues, the first being that the seat cable release is broken, so I haven't
been able to see under the seat yet, but no biggie,,,, or is it ??
The dealer is quoting me an hour and a half at $100 an hour; plus $40 for the cable.....
Well, welcome to the REAL WORLD, right ???? From what I read in the blog, that's a bargain, considering
the weekend alternative of removing all the tupperware yourself !
The suspension, braking, performance, quality of fit and finish, not to mention the LOOKS,
and RIDING Comfort, seem to FAR outweigh the alternatives in todays world.
But SUZUKI is WAY under the radar as far as marketing and merchandise is concerned; at least here in south florida.
They have 1, repeat ONE 400 on the showroom floor, 2 Honda 150's, and NO Merchandise or accessories
Available for people who want to buy....... very strange indeed.
Again Hello, hope to be a helpful part of the Club, and RIDE SAFE , Hacker. :cheers:
 

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hacker, welcome to the forum. You have found the best Burgman forum on the web. Before you pay someone to fix your seat cable you may want to search old posts and you may be able to do it yourself. I haven't read thru this post but it may help you to at least get under your seat, so give this link a read. viewtopic.php?f=3&t=58640
You may like to put your location in your profile. You never know you may have neighbours on this forum that could help or find people to ride with if you don't like to ride alone. You can probably do most of your own maintenance with the help of this forum and a service manual, which I would recommend getting. These scooters are pretty easy to work on even though the tupperware can be intimidating with a service manual it's not that hard. Good luck and enjoy your "new" scooter. :thumbup:
 

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2003 owners manual

thanks Wes, and model 28a, for your replies. I am from west palm beach, and work as a bridgetender for palm beach county. any idea where to get an OWNERS manual for a 400? I have already ordered a service manual, but the Owners manual, (if they even came with one) usually tells very simply how to check oil and plug, stuff like that. After reading the thread on changing the seat cable, I am more than happy to let
the dealer do it, if they can do it in an hour and a half, well HOT ****, let them have at it.
I don't have all weekend, and I don't lay on concrete carports any more, FOR NOBODY ! :lol:
 

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Hacker, I have a Service Manual in .pdf format. Send me a PM (Private Message) with your email address and I will forward it to you. Just for the cost of the stamp. :lol:

Wes

Oops! I should have posted this on the Pre-2007 topic!
 

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THANKS WES, but I got a service manual on the way off of the bay. what I was looking for was an
OWNERS manual, they MUST have come with one for the several THOUSAND dollars they charged for them !!
BUT, that mike guy on you tube shows just about every procedure you could imagine for a 2007 +
400, so I guess I'll get by, (ex caterpillar and aviation mechanic). Can you even BELIEVE what new Burgman's
cost these days ?? They have ONE, I repeat ONE on the showroom floor at broward motorsports in west palm beach,
and they want $7795 for it ?? EXCUSE ME ?? 8K ??? Like Eddy Murphy Says, "Get the xx?!*&^ out of here !!"
We are talking a new Hundai for god's sake !! I got mine for a song, but I wouldn't spend that kind of money
for ANY scooter made. I just sold my special Build Harley for $2500 bucks, (I had 5K in it), and THAT is where the market is today my friend, NO BODY has ANY cash; the economy is in the toilet, and the country ain't looking so swift either.
So Ride Em High, Partner, and again THANKS for your generous offer. If you ever get to south florida look me up,
and I'll show you all the great restaurants and drinking spots, hacker.
 

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Most of the stuff in the owner's manual is also in the service manual. About the only thing that is not there that you might need are the instructions on for things like how to set the clock and other things on the dash.
 

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I agree with Buffalo about the info in the OM. I understand dealers charge about $20 for one. I was lucky, I got one with my scoot. Well just shout out if you need help, lots of folks around here willing to share lots of info! Enjoy your Burgie and ride safe! :thumbup:
 
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