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Is it just me? I find no use for the running board cutouts. In fact, since I ride a lot in the rain, I find that they allow the rain to come up and really mess up the bike, including my seat and the bottoms of my pants. I'd like to see Suzuki eliminate those cutouts - I certainly don't use them when I put my feet down.
 

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Good point.

Perhaps just a little lip around the inside of the cutouts to direct water in some other direction.

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yep get rid of those annoying cutouts. i drove a honda helix for 10 years and never had a problem with the rain getting me wet. in fact i only got wet one time when i got to close to a car driving thru a puddle. that was a good one. otherwise the helix kept me dry on the bottom. com'on suzuki. your smarter that that! huh!
 

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If you are speaking of the cut outs between the rider's foot rest and the passenger's foot rest, I need them. If they weren't there I couldn't straddle the bike and touch the ground at a stop. I am vertically challenged. :lol:

Janine
 

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Ditto what Janine said; at 5'6" the cutouts allow me to barely touch the ground on the balls of my feet. Without them, I'd be balancing on my toe nails.
 

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I have a 29" inseam.
I can barely reach the ground now, even with the cutouts.

I vote for keeping the cutouts and adding some kind of adjustable seat mechanism.
Even a hinge with different holes/settings so that the seat front could be semi pemanently lowered or raised to suit the rider.

The rain problem could be solved too, by adding some kind of deflector underneath the running boards, just ahead of the cutout.

Minor gripes, a great bike, almost perfect.
 

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running board cutouts

I vote for the cutouts. They make it easyer to balance the scoot at a stoplight.
 

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JKerstinJ said:
If you are speaking of the cut outs between the rider's foot rest and the passenger's foot rest, I need them. If they weren't there I couldn't straddle the bike and touch the ground at a stop. I am vertically challenged. :lol:

Janine
I agree. In fact, that is the main reason I am considering the Burgman 400. Easier than the competitors models for me to touch the ground.

Stacey-
 

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I would rather not have them; they limit foot placement options while riding, and I'd often like to have my feet tucked under my center of gravity.
 

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I'd rather not have the cutouts - with my 36 inch inseam they aren't even close to where I would want them. Since there are now different seats and windshields - maybe a some different body pieces too? I'd spend a few hundred dollars to get a set. I'd also be willing to pay to upgrade my 650 to have the fuel usage meter - because the bars to indicate the fuel level are terrible. That should at least be changed to more bars (smaller), and make them proportional tothe tank (1/2 tank means 1/2 of the bars).
 
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