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After mulling it over for a week, I pulled the trigger and bought a used 2007 Burgie from a local dealer. 48,000 miles, used as a commuter in the Seattle area. Dealer says the previous owner did all his own maintenance, he was going to retire and bought a big Honda road hog and traded this Burgman in.

A big thanks to members of this board who have given me the things to look for before I purchased it. Wheel bearings, tires, brakes, service records, CVT, etc. Aside from the normal scratches you get on the sides of a scooter, this thing looks and drives perfect. I did deglaze the clutch by spinning up to 4000 rpm for 10 seconds while holding the brakes. There is now very minimal stuttering on acceleration from a stop.

So for $1800, I have a scoot that appears to run and drive like a new one. How do I know? I drove a new one to compare and has the same feel, noise, etc.

I changed the oil and spark plug this weekend. (another thank you to the forum members). You guys sure made it easy!! I'm graduating from a 125cc chinese scooter that I bought to see if I would use one before I bought a bigger one. That scoot went T.U. at 9600 miles.

Next on my list as money becomes available is to buy a new CVT belt and do a full CVT inspection when I have it apart. Possible upgrades are DRr.Pulley 18g weights and new clutch pads if needed. I also know I will need a Laminar Lip or some type of homemade fairing.

I will post my adventures as I come across them. Any suggestions or tips are welcome and I look forward to scooting until the weather turns to crap here in Seattle!
 

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Sounds good I sold my 07 400 for $2,000 with 46k+ miles so your cost is right there.
 

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I forgot to add that it has grip heaters installed. I have never used them before and was going to take them off, but you know what? It's like having heated seats in your car. Once you use them, you never know how you lived without them. On a brisk morning with my gloves on, the heat is nice. Maybe I should get a heated seat for the scooter!
 

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I forgot to add that it has grip heaters installed. I have never used them before and was going to take them off, but you know what? It's like having heated seats in your car. Once you use them, you never know how you lived without them. On a brisk morning with my gloves on, the heat is nice. Maybe I should get a heated seat for the scooter!
I have a motorcycle with heated grips and heated seats. I then got a car with heated seats and a heated steering wheel. You don't know you need them until you get them. I think the heated steering wheel is my favorite.
 

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I just get a girlfriend with big hooeeeaters to warm my hands one that has hot flashes as an option is nice
 

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Ordered Dr. Pulley 18g sliders from Buggy Parts NW. They had them in the mail the same day! I should get them tomorrow. The high rpms at 65-70mph (actual) bothered me so I'm looking forward to the reduced stress on the engine. I will pull the clutch apart and inspect the belt too.
 

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Congrats on buying the Burgman. Sounds like you got a good deal. Don't worry too much about the revs the bike is pulling at 70mph. The engine isn't stressed. It's a short stroke motor designed to rev. Inspite of these high-ish revs, the piston speed is comparatively low at any given revs compared to a long stroke motor. This reduces reciprocating weights/forces/stress, and also the distance the piston travels up and down the cylinder for any given miles covered. If you slow the revs too much when the engine will be under load at higher speed, it's actually more stressful for the engine as it increases compressive loading and increases wear. Aim to lower the revs by 500-700rpm at 70 and you'll be fine. I did some dyno testing on the 399cc 400 with Dr Pulley sliders which showed it ran most efficiently at 70 with about 5850 to 6250rpm showing. These were constant speed tests I would add. Below those revs is was using more fuel and the engine was working more at 70 than at higher revs. It was a bit like going up hill all the time in too higher gear. My own 2012 400 shows 6500rpm at 70mph indicated on the flat with standard weights. But what you decide on will depend on how you use your bike. Cliffyk and Daboo on this forum give good info on engine revs/weights to use etc. Just do a search. Experimenting is good to find out what is right for you.

Sorry, just noticed you've actually ordered the 18g. Those are a lot of fun!
 

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I just get a girlfriend with big hooeeeaters to warm my hands one that has hot flashes as an option is nice
I like mikey's idea.....THE BEST!!!!!! ;)
 

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Rgvance, it sounds like you bought Daboo's (Chris) old Burg 400. You can probably get alot of good info about your "new" scooter from him. Also,, he's a wealth of information on the newer Burg 400s.
 

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Rgvance, it sounds like you bought Daboo's (Chris) old Burg 400. You can probably get alot of good info about your "new" scooter from him. Also,, he's a wealth of information on the newer Burg 400s.
No it's not Daboo's 400. He just put it up for sale a month or so ago.
 

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Just put Grip Puppies on. LOVE THEM!
 

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Did the Headlight Mod today

For the next project on my want list I made my headlights dual low beam. Been tired of people saying "you got a headlight out".... and the lopsided look.

After buying a relay, wire splices, butt connectors and a $3.99 headlight connector for the spade lugs inside, I gave up on using the relay system. It was hot, the 3m splicers didn't match the white wire, I tried to do it without taking the front fairing off, and I said screw it. I took the lug connector out of the one I bought, snapped it in the center hole of the high beam light and spliced it to the white/green wire of the low beam light. That literally took 10 minutes.

It works perfectly and they look even. Yes, the high and low beam will be on when you use the high beam, but honestly how often do you do that and leave it on? With the extra low beam I almost don't need a high beam except to flash when passing.

For as simple as it was, everybody should do it on the 2007 400. It should cost 5 bucks total and would only take 10 minutes. Thanks to all on the forum for help and advice!

One last project, 18g Dr. Pulleys and a belt inspection. But that might wait for winter :)
 

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Aim to lower the revs by 500-700rpm at 70 and you'll be fine. I did some dyno testing on the 399cc 400 with Dr Pulley sliders which showed it ran most efficiently at 70 with about 5850 to 6250rpm showing.
What weight sliders did you have when you did this? THX
 
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