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Hello,
I've been reading your forum for the last week, and have found it to be a great place to find information.
I am about to purchase either a Burgman 650 or a Silverwing. I was wondering how easy, or difficult it is to get service and parts for Burgmans as compared to Honda Silverwings. I've been told that there is a better network for Honda service.

Any thoughts or arguements would be appreciated.

ABQ
 

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Hi ABQ,
You don't need service and parts that often so it is really down to your preference and how close you are to a dealer.
I am getting the only 650 in Saudi Arabia and will be doing all the servicing myself.

Ian :D
 

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Welcome to the BurgmanUSA forums ABQ. From what I've heard, neither of the dealer networks keep parts for their scooters in stock very well.
 

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Hi ABQ

Welcome to the forum :hello2:

You will not find many motorcycle retailers holding spares as stock other than service items. Bad economics. Your best bet is to talk to Suzuki and Honda owners in your area as to their experience of order fulfilment times.

Here in UK which is not relevant to you I know most stuff is within 3 days, unusual items maybe 7days.

Hope you enjoy whichever machine you eventually buy.
 

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PARIS SUPPLIES

HELLO
Sad to say I went down in oct 2003 before I Got home after picking
up my new 650 burg here in Ohio, All [ $3000 wurth of past including
ft and rr tires] where in with in a week!!! I thought that was very good.
I now have 4300 miles on it and it is a great bike ??? scooter.
Have a great day.
 

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It seems that there are more large multi-brand dealerships these days, and fewer single brand dealers. I guess it depends on where you live. The local dealership where I live sells all four Japanese makes. The service manager there says that there isn't much difference in parts supply handling between those manufacturers.

Honda did get an early jump on establishing dealerships back in the 60's. They probably do still have a few more dealers in the USA than the other brands, but I don't consider it to be a significant factor. I generally look at what dealerships are reasonably close to where I live, and try to find out what sort of reputation they have for sales & service.
 

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Albuquerque does have a fair assortment of dealerships. Most of them are multibrand. Two are all Honda w/polaris atv's. Two are all Yamaha w/atv's and ski doo. One is all Triumph all the time. Another is all Victory. There are four stores that are multi Japanese w/ a couple of European brands thrown in with the atv's and ski doos. And, of course there is a large new Harley and Buell dealership/boutique, not far from the highend custom chopper dealership/boutique featuring BigDog, IronHorse, And other overpriced/over-rated chrome queens.
Not to be forgotten, ever, are the independent shops of motorcycle mechanics, customizers, restorers and salvage yards.

Cruise into this city and you should have little trouble finding somebody that can take care of you.
 
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