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Am fairly new to this forum, and real new to Burgman's. So in my aim to gather more wisdom, I've turned to this forum. I bought my "04" 400 in Sept. 2012 with 9800 miles on it. Am planing a trip to Denver, Lafayette,La., Virginia, Ohio, and back home in Oregon. All this summer. But before I go I would ask those of you that know more than I do, what should I make repairs to first.(before I go). I hear about belts, bushings,bearings, and the like. I have seen the tutorials on this site and I like them. But I don't know this scooter. How long til it'll need a full rebuild? Any info will help. What type of pre trip maintanence should I do, now? Thanks
 

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Besides changing all fluids & filters, I'd look real close
at those tires...may show signs of age-cracking.
Good luck on planning your trip.
 

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check the calluses on yer beehind and the drawstring on yer bladder, its hard to get behind the door on a burgman and pee beside the road
 

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I'd go ahead and put new tires on it. If the ones on there are still ok, save them for later. A trip all the way East and back to Oregon may burn up a set by itself - you don't want to be changing them on the road.
As you prep, pay attention to your oil consumption and prepare a bit for it (even if you don't currently have an issue).
As mentioned, go ahead and change your fluids (at least oil and rear drive) before you go.
You may want to check your belt and roller weights before you go - it's easier at home than on the road and while they reguarly make it past the 14K check, again, you don't want issues on the road.
I'd also make it as user friendly as possible before you go - mirror extensions, foam grips, crap buster, sheep skin pad/beadrider seat pad, throttle locks, etc. Only a couple are needed, but the more comfortable you are the more enjoyment you will get from your trip :D
FWIW, I'll be taking a ST1100 on about a 7K journey this summer (I hope), if I can get everything together.
 

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Highway speeds have been notorious for making oil consumption evident on the '03-'06 400's.
I have not had that issue yet but it is worth checking every gas fill up.
Other than the normal touring things be sure to have fun and take plenty of breaks to stretch and relax.
 

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I would also advise you install a new battery. Not a easy thing to find when out on the road. Change all the fluids and yes I would agree with a new set of tires. Be safe & have a good time. :thumbup:
 
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