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Just bought a 2009 650 with 3000 miles for 5500 in Winston Salem. Im currently deployed to the Middle East. My wife went and did the paperwork and says it looks very impressive. Cant wait to get home and try it out. Been searching the site for some time and there are a lot of knowledgeable people on here. So thanks to all who give advice to us new owners on here
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Just bought a 2009 650 with 3000 miles for 5500 in Winston Salem. Im currently deployed to the Middle East. My wife went and did the paperwork and says it looks very impressive. Cant wait to get home and try it out. Been searching the site for some time and there are a lot of knowledgeable people on here. So thanks to all who give advice to us new owners on here
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I am a prior service US Marine who served 8 1/2 years active duty and helped with the Evacuation of Saigon during the Fall of South Vietnam and the Evacuation of Phnom Penh during the Killing Fields. Welcome aboard!

As to the Burgman 650, you are going to love it. I have a 2009 Burgman 650 Executive that I bought a couple of months ago. You have found the place where I have got the most information about my Burgman. Sit down, pull up a chair and stay a while. You have lots to learn and the people here are among the best I have found. Good folks, they will have your six on matters regarding the Burgman.

Keep your head down, get back here stateside to your wife. Then... Enjoy your Burgman.

Namaste'
Doug in Kentucky
 

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Thank you for your service! And welcome to the family of Burgman Owners.
 

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Just bought a 2009 650 with 3000 miles for 5500 in Winston Salem. Im currently deployed to the Middle East. My wife went and did the paperwork and says it looks very impressive. Cant wait to get home and try it out. Been searching the site for some time and there are a lot of knowledgeable people on here. So thanks to all who give advice to us new owners on here
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My first post on this site, so I'm honored to say "Thanks" to you for serving our country. I am retired US Air Force (MSgt / E7). Stay safe so you can come back and ride your Burgman.

I'm going to the dealer this afternoon to put a deposit on a 2007 Burgman 650 with only 2,500 miles. After several Honda Nighthawk 750s, a Kawasaki Concours, and two Suzuki V-Strom 1000s, I decided to downsize. I reluctantly test rode the Burgman after reading about them here. I loved it! Smooth, comfortable (even at 80mph on the interstate) and easy to maneuver.

Again, thanks for serving and be safe!
 

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:usa2:Thanks for your service from another Vet that served Jan 17 68-Dec 24 69
 

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My first bike and im really excited. I have to take the DOD Safety class and the Basic Riders Course when I redeploy back home to NC. I just want to say thanks to ones who have served before giving me the chance to serve you now. Nineteen years ago in August 1994 I enlisted. I appreciate Doug and Desert Rat for your service. Not a day goes by that I don't think about the men and women who have sacrificed their lives to give me the chance to serve after them.
 

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My first bike and im really excited. I have to take the DOD Safety class and the Basic Riders Course when I redeploy back home to NC. I just want to say thanks to ones who have served before giving me the chance to serve you now. Nineteen years ago in August 1994 I enlisted. I appreciate Doug and Desert Rat for your service. Not a day goes by that I don't think about the men and women who have sacrificed their lives to give me the chance to serve after them.
That DOD Saftey Class and the Basic Riders Course will make you a better rider. I guarantee it. I had been riding for over 40 years when I took the Basic Riders Course so I could get a insurance discount. I was amazed at how much I had learned wrong and how much I still didn't know when I took it. Impressed me so much that I returned for the Advanced Riders Class the next summer. Now every year as spring comes along I reread Proficient Motorcycling (and More Proficient Motorcycling) and go out and practice riding in a empty parking lot. Helps me to stay sharp. It is a lot like your skills in the military. If you don't keep your skills up, you will come home dead unless you are very lucky. Both in motorcycling and in combat tours.

I stand in admiration of you people over in the mid-east. I pulled just one tour in Vietnam and it was a short one at that. Things were unpleasant enough for me even with this. I still dream about it. I just can't imagine what you all are going through.

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Doug and Desert Rat I appreciate your service and sacrifice bc that was not a good time to be serving. I say thank you for all you done for your country.
 
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