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#1003546 - 01/12/18 11:11 PM Re: Beginning to start to maybe think about selling my 2014 [Re: markgoodrich]  
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Originally Posted by markgoodrich
I've seen people touring on the Burgman a couple times. Once saw one in a parking lot pulling one of those little motorcycle pop-up campers. Had stickers from all over, all over the camper. Always regretted not going in the restaurant and talking to the owner.

I saw one going the other way last year on the Top of The World Highway between Chicken AK and Dawson YT. The Milepost said it was chipsealed but it lied. 80 miles of dirt/gravel. Then 13 miles of just lovely paved road, then another 50 miles of dirt/gravel. Much like the Dalton Highway.


2016 R1200 GSA
#1003592 - 01/13/18 08:21 PM Re: Beginning to start to maybe think about selling my 2014 [Re: JamesW]  
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Originally Posted by JamesW
I too have given some thought to not riding anymore as my sense of balance seems to have diminished slightly. Should also mention I'm 74 but in good health and not overweight. I walk 3 miles everyday 7 days a week including some pretty strenuous hills. The reason I sold my R1150RT was due to the top heaviness issue and difficulty flat footing when stopped. I had dropped it several times. I replaced it with the 2010 FJR which seems to carry its weight somewhat lower and is easy to flat foot when stopped. I still miss the '04RT. I have thought about going for a new R1200RT but i hesitate because I know in my mind my years left for riding are most likely few. I don't like to think this way but I can't deny what I know to be true. Plan to do a lot of touring this summer forest fire smoke or no. Oh, I should also mention that my wife likes to ride as a passenger and I worry about putting her at risk as well as myself in fact more so. Don't want to be responsible for her being hurt.


Whether it's worth the money at this point is a decision only you can make, but as somebody who's gone from an '04 1150RT to a '15 1200RT, I have to say the '15 is a lot easier to ride. Much lower CG, seat seems lower while allowing adequate leg room (32" inseam here), and the wet clutch is much easier to modulate. And, as a bonus, it's a lot faster!


"Dry-Town" Crew, San Diego
'15 R1200RT
'12 Kawasaki KLX250S
'04 R1150RT (gone)
'02 Suzuki V-Strom (gone)
#1003593 - 01/13/18 08:25 PM Re: Beginning to start to maybe think about selling my 2014 [Re: NoelCP]  
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Originally Posted by NoelCP
I don't know if anyone mentioned this pathway in this thread yet but I know of one older guy who wanted to downsize and bought this very cool Burgman 650 Executive and he absolutely loves it...


And a number of us can attest to the durability of the Burgman 650's final drive! You can ride one from the Bay Area to Death Valley with no oil in it with no apparent ill effects! (Hi, Greg!)


"Dry-Town" Crew, San Diego
'15 R1200RT
'12 Kawasaki KLX250S
'04 R1150RT (gone)
'02 Suzuki V-Strom (gone)
#1003606 - 01/14/18 03:00 AM Re: Beginning to start to maybe think about selling my 2014 [Re: hopz]  
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I have the Yamaha Majesty 400, made for several years now. I redid the tranny, changed oil regularly, etc. just because I could. Rated higher than the Burghman in problems, and many close Yamaha service places out there. Excellent service in my case, and it rides great. A buddy bought one after many years on HD and Yamahas, Honda 4s. etc. Same there, a good reliable rig with low maintanence. Mine has 42 K miles now, can't hurt it. Older models like mine do a comfy 70, on freeways, fast enough and looking for older roads can be more fun to ride anyway. Good web support too, riders groups etc. Later, and have fun, cal


Getting BMW when ready at shop maybe Feb., as fully checked out. Now riding Yamaha Majesty 400 (maxi scoot) after many years of good times.
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