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I took my 1999 burgman on a long private roiad today and I could not get it over 80 mph even when I went down a bit of a hill it refused to go any faster it seemed like it was revving out . I have a good set of stock 18g rollers in it and it works fine otherwise.
 

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There is 37k on it and I checked the belt and rollers 2 weeks ago. The variator is good just a slight groove high up as it was used for touring by the one previous owner.
 

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You need a Bigger Hill if you want to go faster and a tail wind wouldn't hurt.
Unless you do some cylinder boring, port and polishing, or a nitrous add on.
I would start with a carb cleaning/rebuild to see if that gets it going a bit faster.
 

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80 mph top is not enough imo, I had '98 250 up to that speed on flat road with no wind. However my weight was under 150 lbs then.
 

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You need a Bigger Hill if you want to go faster and a tail wind wouldn't hurt.
Unless you do some cylinder boring, port and polishing, or a nitrous add on.
I would start with a carb cleaning/rebuild to see if that gets it going a bit faster.
Carb is all cleaned and rebuilt along with the valve clearances set perfectly.
 

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Went for a ride yesterday on my 2009 Burgman 650 Executive. I came upon a guy driving a large Harley Davidson. He had all accessories, including a leather jacket with Harley Davidson printed across the back. We traveled down a secondary road at moderate speed before both exiting on an expressway. I expected him to give it the gas as soon as he pulled onto the expressway. I was ready and pressed my "power" button in anticipation. Just as I thought, he floored his Harley expecting to leave me in the dust. It didn't quite work out that way, however. I saw him check his mirrors and see me, on a mere scooter, was right behind him. He ultimately slowed down to a reasonable speed. I took an exit and continued my ride back home on back roads.
 

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On my '05-400, top speed is unknown.
Been to 75, but 60/65 MPH fine for me.
 

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Went for a ride yesterday on my 2009 Burgman 650 Executive. I came upon a guy driving a large Harley Davidson. He had all accessories, including a leather jacket with Harley Davidson printed across the back. We traveled down a secondary road at moderate speed before both exiting on an expressway. I expected him to give it the gas as soon as he pulled onto the expressway. I was ready and pressed my "power" button in anticipation. Just as I thought, he floored his Harley expecting to leave me in the dust. It didn't quite work out that way, however. I saw him check his mirrors and see me, on a mere scooter, was right behind him. He ultimately slowed down to a reasonable speed. I took an exit and continued my ride back home on back roads.
Ya, Harley riders don't like that. And I'd never recommend dropping into their formation when they're riding down the highway. They REALLY don't like that. No that I've ever done it., :rolleyes:
 
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