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johnp

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PostSubject: I'm in Burgerville   Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:05 am

I have sold my Gilera Nexus 500 and put a deposit down on a new Burgman 650 which i hope to pick up next week.
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philmel

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PostSubject: Re: I'm in Burgerville   Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:16 am

Nice one John post a pic when you get it !
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johnp

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PostSubject: Re: I'm in Burgerville   Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:22 am

Sure will.
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Waspie

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PostSubject: Re: I'm in Burgerville   Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:58 am

Nice one John. I don't think you will be disappointed.

It took me a lot to move away from the Burgervan. It was only the fact it wouldn't fit through my back gate.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm in Burgerville   Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:26 pm

Well done John, my one is laid up at the moment, I use the YBR 250 as it's prepared for the elements.
Look forward to seeing it,
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Dave
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Bob

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PostSubject: Re: I'm in Burgerville   Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:47 pm

Nice one JP. Dave when did you get a burger? I take it you sold the T-Maxx
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PostSubject: Re: I'm in Burgerville   Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:57 pm

Bob, As you know a got a very nice light bike, but soon realised I needed something to work out the muscles more, I found the black body building machine in a shop in Essex brand new for £5499. (£2000 px, for the Bandit).
I now push it backwards down the drive with the engine running, by the time I reach the road I am too tired to ride it. God it's heavy, my Pan-European's were easier to push back. Not so bad if you turn the engine off.
I will run it down to Alton soon (can't wait to see if Phil can do a treble)
I will have to save the pennies up if I use the Burgman though, as the 250 Yamaha does about 30MPG more than the Burgman.
The Tmax had 21000 miles on it, and the brake disc all needed replacing and the rear shock looked very rusty, as if it could rust right though the casing. Sometimes the engine sounded very rough, and I concluded it was the timing chain tensioner just before it automaticly re-tensions the chain.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm in Burgerville   Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:34 pm

Sounds like you did the right thing. Look forward to seeing it as I've never had a good look at one.
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philmel

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PostSubject: Re: I'm in Burgerville   Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:49 pm

You just wait ! I will show you ! I will make it there and back and eat Bobs breakfast dammit
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Bob

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PostSubject: Re: I'm in Burgerville   Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:42 am

should make the next one unless uncle falls off his perch, bless him.
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johnp

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PostSubject: Re: I'm in Burgerville   Sat Feb 27, 2010 5:06 am

My only worry about the Burger is walking it backwards down my drive as it is such a heavy beast.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm in Burgerville   Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:20 pm

John. I have a drive that's around 50 foot long and I sit on the Silverwing and paddle it backwards.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm in Burgerville   Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:37 am

If you paddle a Burgman back 50 feet a couple of things happen, initally your feet slip, you slip off the seat, you then keep hitting your knees on the legshield.
I only now move it backwards with the engine off, then holding the grab rail, walk it back. After a while of doing this, my wrists and back ache.
It is no real problem with a new bike, but if the brakes are sticking it could be nye on impossible.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm in Burgerville   Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:00 am

Only one other solution then. Buy a house with in and out drives or a garage on a turntable.
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Derek
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PostSubject: Re: I'm in Burgerville   Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:33 am

You need a set of these

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Waspie

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PostSubject: Re: I'm in Burgerville   Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:54 am

Derek wrote:
You need a set of these

Oh the shame!!!!!!!!!!!!
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johnp

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PostSubject: Re: I'm in Burgerville   Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:56 am

I'm not that bad i need stabilisers.
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Dave Weller




PostSubject: Re: I'm in Burgerville   Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:56 am

The Burgman will be used next week, I look forward to toning up the body parts other bikes can't reach, I really need a leg over device these days.
Spring starts tomorrow, lets go
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PostSubject: Re: I'm in Burgerville   Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:18 am

All you burgeristi are in the half ton bike club! you will have thighs like tree trunks and will be able to crack walnuts with your bare buttocks ! no one will argue with you except goldwing owners
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PostSubject: Re: I'm in Burgerville   Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:07 pm

So not only have i bought a bike but also a gym.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm in Burgerville   Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:01 am

It's arrived at the dealer in the crate and tomorrow they will unpack it and then pdi it. I'm getting more and more excited.
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Dave Weller




PostSubject: Re: I'm in Burgerville   Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:32 pm

Been to Broadstairs today for a workout, 11 degrees C, full sun, I did some backward paddling, no trouble with a warm engine.
John the only thing I am no good at, is having the Bike in overdrive (thats going from auto, press mode button to manual and up gears) the far right green OD light is on, when coming to a stop or slow speed to change back into Auto.
Forgetting to do this, results in the engine changing down for you, but because it's in manual mode, it does not change up until you put it back into auto mode or selecting gears manually, so you are stuck in first gear at a time when you may want to accelerate away from the junction or roundabout.

Found out also that the power button does not function in manual mode.
The owners manual is a bit vague when it comes to the working of the gearbox.

Anyway enjoy the scoot, I certainly have no regrets, BTW the running in max rev's are 4000, which is about 70 in OD.
Good luck mate
Dave
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johnp

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PostSubject: Re: I'm in Burgerville   Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:57 pm

Thanks Dave, i'll play around with it once i get it.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm in Burgerville   Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:24 pm

The Nexus has now gone and typically when i went to take the Nexus to the garage who has bought the bike refused to start.
I have had a problem with the starter button for a while and the day i sell it it packs up.
The garage were very nice and came in a van to pick the bike up and still got my money.
So i hope to get the Burger Thursday or Friday.
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