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Can you tell me why when riding in rain the left side of the burgman650( the side with the side stand ) gets all dirty and wet yet the left side stay's clean and i also get my left leg all wet yet my right leg stays dry.Is there a fix for this???????????


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Hi Redbird 2, from Ladnar, just down the road in Peterborough.
We have been out in the rain, and I find that I am OK, but Gail on the back has her boots and lower legs mudsprayed. It is something to do with the cut outs for putting your feet down when stopped, and the air just seems to funnel up. The front mudguard also has a part to play, as the shape and depth of it creates a lot of run off water from the tyre spray. It is a nuisance, especially if you go dry before you need to stop, then getting your boots and wet trousers cleaned up is a real beast. Won't stop us going out in the rain, we are very happy with the bike. Buying the bike was quite a big gamble, considering we could not get a test ride.

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Randal and Gail
 

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I've seen pictures where guys have mounted some kind of deflector just before opening . This redirects the spray away from the sidestand and opening. I think what's happening now is that some of the road spray is hitting the sidestand and being directed upward towards the rider/passenger left leg. I plan on mounting something similar to the bottom of the left side cowling myself.
 

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It has to do with the side stand, because the right does not produce the road spray on the driver. I tried a couple of deflectors attached to the side stand, but only marginal success. I assume all of you have 2003s (k3)? I read a post from someone who went to a MC show and they reported that the 2004s have a deflector mounted on the lower part of the front fairing. I have not seen a 2004 so I can not confirm this info. If it is true, maybe you can get the deflectors for the 2003s?
 

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Copy of my post on
http://fr.groups.yahoo.com/group/Maxiscooters-fr/

sorry, Translate with SYSTRAN http://www.systransoft.com/

The problem of this wet increase, in fact gone up of very short air, only the left side of Burg650 is known many users. To explain this phenomenon, a report: the dissymmetry of the flow of air enters the right side and it left; notable differences between the two sides, the presence of the side crutch, the cutting of body which it imposes, and the hole of control of the port-hole of oil level. I already tested the blow of the deflector of air assembled on the crutch; not very convincing, I withdrew it. I test these days the stopping of the oil hole; no the result for the moment, it has not rained any more on Nantes (France) for 5 days (rare). But of other solutions exist: a deflector of crutch...


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A tom qui me posait la question... et à tous les autres, bonjour et
bonne année.
cette image du Burgman tout crade du côté gauche uniquement !!!
http://www.hgf.portali.de/03.02.09.GrillenHaltern Bild023.jpg
est extraite de http://www.hgf.portali.de/AN650.htm.
Le problème de cette remontée humide, en fait remontée d'air tout
court, du seule côté gauche du Burg650 est connue de beaucoup
d'utilisateurs. Pour expliquer ce phénomène, un constat : la
dissymétrie de l'écoulement d'air entre le côté droit et le gauche ;
les différences notables entre les deux côtés, la présence de la
béquille latérale, de la découpe de carrosserie qu'elle impose, et le
trou de contrôle du hublot de niveau d'huile.
J'ai déjà essayé le coup du déflecteur d'air monté sur la béquille ;
peu convaincant, je l'ai retiré. Je teste ces jours-ci le bouchage du
trou d'huile ; pas de résultat pour le moment, il ne pleut plus sur
NAntes depuis 5 jours (rare).
Mais d'autres solutions existent :

un déflecteur de béquille
http://www.an650.de/4images/details.php?image_id=306
un deuxime déflecteur de béquille
http://www.an650.de/4images/details.php?image_id=312
ma tentative perso...
http://perso.wanadoo.fr/x9-500/ssiburg/650_meca_deflectbequille.shtml
la mini gouttière (pas bête ça !)
http://www.an650.de/4images/details.php?image_id=161
la bavette qui tue
http://www.an650.de/4images/details.php?image_id=10
une autre bavette
http://www.an650.de/4images/details.php?image_id=162
la bavette suspendue
http://www.an650.de/4images/details.php?image_id=432
là c'est peut-être un peu exagéré
http://www.an650.de/4images/details.php?image_id=429
là aussi
http://www.an650.de/4images/details.php?image_id=126
 

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Hello Pirmil and all the other readers,

On our German 650 Forum there was a lot of discussion about road/rain spray, the causes and the solutions. The aerodynamics of the left cowling is certainly interrupted by the side stand - water comming off the front wheel seems to get deflected up and backwards hence the passenger getting wet. This doesn't occur on the right side because there is nothing to disturb the flow of the spray.

Well several ideas came to light in particular trying to clad the side stand.
According to the inventor it works (it would have to) but imho it looks terrible.
Then there is the flap under the front mud guard - so as to extend it's downward length. This is very effective and is not so disfiguring as the side stand cladding.

I went another route by putting a rubber flap directly under the radiator - this is not so obvious as the mudguard solution and works perfectly.
Hope the idea helps, take a look at the picture.

http://www.an650.de/4images/details.php?image_id=432

By the way, looking just under the front brake and slightly left you'll see a metal protusion with a cable comming from it. This is the wheel sensor for my GPS system.
 

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Salut Pirmil c'est Rasputine ( ou Pépere, ou vieux c.., ou ce que tu veux )

Si tu installe les pare-chocs de Fehling, bein tu verras que ca remonte plus.
En prime ca stabilise mieux la bécane à haute vitesse par temps de pluie.

En ce moment, je me balade entre la France et la Lituanie ( Belgque, Allemagne, Pologne ), je te dis pas les douches que je me prends. Je crois que maintenant mon objectif va être de trouver des suspensions bien meilleures que celles d'origine ( plein le c.l, et mal aux reins ), c'est un peu galère les routes d'europe centrale et orientale, ca vaut pas nos belles autoroutes.

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Have you checked your "Depends" for a leak? :lol:
That could explain it!

Used to have a dog that made my left leg get wet sometimes too, to express an opinion mainly I think. :wink:

Seriously, the 2004's on up do have a deflector that sort of cures that.

Take a look at a newer model from underneath and you will see how that is done.
It's just a rubber lump under there, but it works.

Everyone is correct, it is the sidestand that is the culprit.
 

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The Suzuki part number is: 48183-10G00 and runs about $8.50 or so depending on where you purchase it. I didn't have one on my 03'. I do have it on the Executive and it does make a big difference.
 

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Just turn around in the seat and ride it backwards and your left leg will not get wet anymore. :D Oh not what you needed huh? :twisted:
 

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If you have a 03 burg then you need the rain deflector that can on the 04's and up, don't remember the part number but I am sure someone will post it for you.
 

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Roger,

See my post above! :D

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I've posted about this in an earlier thread. I have an 03 650 which didn't have the rain deflector that the 04 and up are fitted with. I went to the dealership and had them order one and retrofit it on my 03.
Works like a charm. :D
I think it cost approx. $10 with tax.
IMHO it is so cheap to do it this way that I see no real sense in trying to rig your own homemade doodads up.
 
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