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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hey all, I am in the market for a replacement battery for my Wee. I've greatly enjoyed the benefits of Lithium based batteries in my off road bikes, but the benefits for that application are significantly greater than for a Wee since (a) the weight savings is a more significant portion of the...
I have a 2012 DL650 with OEM heated grips. The only two times I've used them, the left grip gets really toasty and the right one is only luke-warm.
Has anyone else had this problem?
Are there any suggestions for troubleshooting?
I'd like to take care of this before the weather turns.
I'm going to have to buy or fabricate some sort of tool tube/tool box to fit with the OEM miniscule side cases. I'm just beginning my search so I thought I would post a thread of inquiry to see if anybody here has come up with any good ideas. There are a plethora of great ideas for the larger...
I did alittle "cutting-up" today while in the shop.....while everyone else was out Black-Fridaying.
If you look closely on a 650 Wee, there is lots of un-used space between the rear side cowlings (L & R) and the frame. I have stowed away some spare levers, patch kit, and even a bicycle-type...
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