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Suzuki has theirs and I have seen an aftermarket. Any difference? How much cornering clearance will I lose?

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I bought the Suzuki Stand. The Motech stand sounds like it's a bit flimsy.
Standard feeler for foot peg is 3/8". They give you a 1" feeler for the left side. The trade off for easier chain maintenance is worth it.


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Thanks, Scooter, that's good info.
btw, what is the cost on the Suzuki model? Easy to install?
 

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Welcome to the Site David

Yes, it's easy to install. Just organize your tools first and bring along grease and removable loctite. If you wanted to torque the bolts to correct specs you cannot get a torque wrench into the space. Tighten them firmly but remeber its only aluminum, so do not strip them. Bolts are of different lenghts so put them in the correct spot or you will be removing them again. The stand is 260 CDN so about 200 US. I can also check my head bearings with the stand.

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I've had the OEM centerstand on my '03 Strom since day one. I have had no problems with clearance - maybe I'm not as aggressive through the curves as some, but I do ride briskly. It is very easy to get the machine up onto the stand, and it seems quite stabile. I like it.
 

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Burgman

Heh Paul

What do you think of the Burgman!. I think its one of the top scooters out there.You could tour with that puppy. Its amazing how much storage is under the seat. One of my favorite photo's is a guy in a full set of sport bike leathers in a tuck with the throttle pinned. Whats the top speed of the Burgman!. I find my 02 V-Strom tops out at 220 km/h. Its a little disconcerting when a top sport bike passes you at 260 km/h.


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scooter said:
Heh Paul

What do you think of the Burgman!. I think its one of the top scooters out there.You could tour with that puppy. Its amazing how much storage is under the seat. One of my favorite photo's is a guy in a full set of sport bike leathers in a tuck with the throttle pinned. Whats the top speed of the Burgman!.
The Suzuki Burgman 650 IS the ultimate scooter right now. That'll probably change soon, because there are rumors of 1000cc scooters in the pipeline. The CVT automatic tranny works great - you'd be surprised. It is just as fun to ride as the V-Strom, but very different. It is pretty much all done at 100 mph - it will go at little faster but there isn't really much acceleration left after 100.

Burgman: Performance well beyond what most folks associate with a scooter. Storage comparable to the V-Strom, but easier to use (56 liters under seat, 52 liter Givi trunk added, hump bag when needed, 3 storage compartments in dash). Quick enough to be fun. Best machine I've ever had for windy conditions. Better cold weather ride 'cause my legs aren't out there in the wind. Holds it's own in the twisties. Way easier to ride in traffic due to the auto tranny. No chain maintenance to deal with :)

V-Strom: My rowdy ride - sounds great with the Remus cans. More acceleration and top speed. Way better when the road surface gets rough.
Love the Yellow color. More aftermarket stuff available. :D

It's nice to have choices...
 

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I have the stock stand also. I have not had any cornering clearance issues but I'm not a real hard rider in the corners. I use the centerstand all the time and after over 19,000 miles it is still holding up great.


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What kind of mileage do you get around town on the Bergman? I would really like to get a scooter for commuting the 20 round trip miles to work. I think the auto like tranny would be great for that. During the winter here in Oregon I get about 34 miles to the gallon on the V-strom. Would be nice to find something that gets better than that.
 
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What kind of mileage do you get around town on the Bergman?
Worse mileage I've gotten was 45 mpg. Best was in the low 50's - I forget exactly what it was. I typically get 47 or 48. I didn't check the mileage during the first 300 miles or so - it may have been lower due to tight engine (pre - break in). I weigh 225 lbs, I have a larger windshield and the Givi trunk which probably create some extra wind resistance, and I am not real light with my throttle hand. So some folks probably get better mileage.

For comparison, I got 41 mpg on my last tank with the DL1000 V-Strom, which is similarly equipped with factory luggage and a big windscreen. You'd think the difference would be more, but the scooter weighs more (535 lbs) and has the automatic transmission.

Both machines get good mileage, given their performance abilities - and they both run great on 87 octane.
 
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