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Tried a 2003 650 today and I must say the experience is very different than my old goldwing. I think I could really get used to it. The wife did mention though that she felt some buzzing or slight vibration on her left foot coming thru the foot rest. Anyone ever heard of this? Is it a quirk of the 650 Burg? We are looking at an asking price of 8400.00 cdn for this 2003 with 1000km. I might look at the a new 400 though but power two up might be an issue.
 

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Could this be related to the dieseling noise of the 650? Was the vibration only at idle?
 

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My passenger mentioned a slight buzzing the first time she rode on the back. I asked her to move her feet around to different positions and see what happens. This was almost a year ago and she hasnt said anything about it since. I was just reminded about it after reading your post.
 

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Hi!Gilles,(from Canada??)
I bought my 650 last may,and have 2,500 miles on it.I like very much this scooter,even if I had a Honda Shadow before ,for many years.I prefer the "quietnes"of my Burg.650,and the power.
The only thing that boders me to,is the vibration,and I have an appointment to morrow at my dealer.I notice the vibration specially when i start ,1000rpmto 2000rpm.I can feel it under the seat and by the vibration of the 2 rear mirrors....and sometime,at high speed.It doesn't
depend of the roads.
Maybe the idle is not fast enough???
Henry Lacourciere

gilles said:
Tried a 2003 650 today and I must say the experience is very different than my old goldwing. I think I could really get used to it. The wife did mention though that she felt some buzzing or slight vibration on her left foot coming thru the foot rest. Anyone ever heard of this? Is it a quirk of the 650 Burg? We are looking at an asking price of 8400.00 cdn for this 2003 with 1000km. I might look at the a new 400 though but power two up might be an issue.
:idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :D
 

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...The wife did mention though that she felt some buzzing or slight vibration on her left foot coming thru the foot rest. Anyone ever heard of this?
If there's nothing wrong with your Burgman, then any slight vibration is probably something only a Goldwing rider would notice. The 650 is very smooth, for a 2-cylinder bike, but it can't compare to a Goldwing.

Also, the damping of the suspension isn't as good, so road vibration gets through. Again, most people wouldn't notice, but your wife has been "spoiled" by time in the saddle of what I consider to be the greatest touring machine made.

I bet she'll get used to the Burgman quickly. I love my 650, and wouldn't trade it for a bigger machine for anything.

Welcome to the forum.
 

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spoiled

I hope she does not see this but yes spoiled is more like it. I like sporty things myself but as many know, keeping the other half happy is the whole battle and a happy wife makes for more toys! :lol:
 

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Might I suggest getting a Burgman for her too? That way you can say, "We really need <insert new toy here> for both of our bikes don't you think <insert proper endearing term here (ie - honey, love, sweetie, etc)>?" :wink:
 

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Bill, you're such a wise man..and such a smoothie.
I take it you've been married for quite some time, as you know how to "play the game"
 

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Bill, you're such a wise man..and such a smoothie.
I take it you've been married for quite some time, as you know how to "play the game"
Ahh..thanks for the compliment. :oops:

But your guess is incorrect. Been divorced for 13+ years. Was only married for a couple of years and wasn't good at playing the game. I've often been described as "Brutally honest". Never ask me a question if you don't want to know the answer. For example, my ex asked, "Do these shoes go with this dress?" My reply was, "How would I know. I'm lucky if I'm wearing matching socks." I told that story to one of the ladies I worked with at an insurnace company. She looked down and said, "You aren't." I had on a black and a dark blue one. :lol: Guess that's one of the reasons I'm still single. That...and can't find anyone that can 'put up' with me. :)
 

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billmeek said:
wilder days said:
Bill, you're such a wise man..and such a smoothie.
I take it you've been married for quite some time, as you know how to "play the game"
Ahh..thanks for the compliment. :oops:

But your guess is incorrect. Been divorced for 13+ years. Was only married for a couple of years and wasn't good at playing the game. I've often been described as "Brutally honest". Never ask me a question if you don't want to know the answer. For example, my ex asked, "Do these shoes go with this dress?" My reply was, "How would I know. I'm lucky if I'm wearing matching socks." I told that story to one of the ladies I worked with at an insurnace company. She looked down and said, "You aren't." I had on a black and a dark blue one. :lol: Guess that's one of the reasons I'm still single. That...and can't find anyone that can 'put up' with me. :)

Now there is one of the mysteries of the universe where do all those bloody odd socks go to?

Must be an equivalence somewhere of the elephant graveyard - with like, some sort of heaving colourful sock mountain. :wink:
 
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