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Hello Everyone,

I am excited about buying a 2005 Burgman. So I still have a few more questions. I know the tires will have to be changed more often on the scooter than a motorcycle, so how much will tires cost? Also are those hand mitts a permanent part of the bike or can they just be put on in the winter and do they work. The only part of my body that get's really cold now are my fingers to the point of frost bite! Will those hand mitts keep me warm or do I have to purchase grip warmers as well.

Also is it worth the money to change out the stock windshield for a flared Givi Windshield.

Evelyn
 

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One source for tire prices is :

http://store.azmusa.com/tire.html

The mitts can be removed. I can't speak as to how effective they are. I'm sure someone else will chime in.

Most Givi and Clearview shield owners are very happy with them. Given your height, I doubt you will want a much taller shield like the Givi. IMHO, You are much better off looking slightly over a shield rather than thru it in case of rain or the shield fogs up.
 

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The mitts are very effective - they keep the wind off and the rain. The bonus is you can wear thinner gloves (ergo better control).

There is always the option of fitting heated grips too if your hands are particularly susceptible to cold.

I should imagine in combination it would be a real winner but try the mitts first.
 

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I just read your other post.

Mitts are OK on a 400, less so on a 650 as they will impair the mirror function.
 

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I ride down to about 40 degrees F. The mirrors work well on the 650, and I don't use mitts or heated grips, just some lined leather gloves. the part that gets coldest, is my chin, as I use a 3/4 helmet.

Changing the windshield also helps with the wind on the upper body, but I'm 6'2" and needed it for the height. Depending on your height, you may need it or maybe not.
 

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Jim said:
The mirrors wok well on the 650...
I think what Norman was implying was that the 650 mirrors get blocked by the size if the mitts.
 

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Exactly right Bill :)
 

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What I ment was the mirrors work well for blocking the wind. Sorry for the confusion.
 

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NormanB said:
The mitts are very effective - they keep the wind off and the rain.

I should imagine in combination it would be a real winner but try the mitts first.
What about the Hand Guards made for the burgman's
 

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Jim said:
What I ment was the mirrors work well for blocking the wind. Sorry for the confusion.
Ah ... got ya. I did notice a lot less wind behind a stock 650 vrs the stock 400. I commented that the 650 mirrors might be part of that. I didn't pay attention to the wind on the hands at the time (was having too mcuh fun). ;)
 

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What about the Hand Guards made for the burgman's
They don't make them for the 650 that I am aware of, but you could adapt some generic ones. The ones for the 400 would provide some protection and be useful in all types of weather. The mitts would provide more cold weather protection but I wouldn't want them on in summer months.
 

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The Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom comes equipped with handguards. As near as I can tell, they would easily swap over to the Burgman 650. I haven't actually tried it, because the V-Strom needs them more than the scooter does.
 

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Jim said:
I ride down to about 40 degrees F. The mirrors work well on the 650, and I don't use mitts or heated grips, just some lined leather gloves. the part that gets coldest, is my chin, as I use a 3/4 helmet.
There are a varity of face masks that solve that. I currently use a thin balaclava I pull up over my mouth that keeps the air off my neck & covers my ears as well. I don't know about this one but this just shows the idea.

http://www.probuy.net/products/FHOOD.html
 

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Jim said:
I ride down to about 40 degrees F. The mirrors work well on the 650, and I don't use mitts or heated grips, just some lined leather gloves. the part that gets coldest, is my chin, as I use a 3/4 helmet.
I use an AIROH SV-55 flip lid with built in flip up sunvisor....Magic no cold chin, but all the air you need and then some 8)

Whats all this about Mitts ? Do you guys get them with the bike ?
 

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Charlypuss said:
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I use an AIROH SV-55 flip lid with built in flip up sunvisor....Magic no cold chin, but all the air you need and then some 8)

Whats all this about Mitts ? Do you guys get them with the bike ?
Quit taking the p***! :lol:
 
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