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Finally broke 500 miles on new 650

Today finally passed 500 mi. on my new 2017 650. Have been keeping the revs in cruise and most accelerations under 4000 rpm as per break in procedures in the Owners Manual. Now manual says can take it up to 6000 rpm until 1000 miles. Pulls hard up to 6000 and feels pretty stable at 6000 and around 85-90mph. Very impressed so far with the Burgman , my first one.
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Glad you're liking it!
But that's why I could never buy a new one, I could never stand to go that slow! I'd have to buy a used one, or else I'd have to break it in Really HARD!

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am so jealous.... breaking in a brand spankin new burgman... ohhhh that inner giggle
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Same machine here Mike. Just passed 300. Been raining for two weeks almost every day. I find I'm using the left break on slow stops as I'm a little worried about the throttle being moved while pulling the break on the right. I'll get use to it I'm sure.

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Today finally passed 500 mi. on my new 2017 650. Have been keeping the revs in cruise and most accelerations under 4000 rpm as per break in procedures in the Owners Manual. Now manual says can take it up to 6000 rpm until 1000 miles. Pulls hard up to 6000 and feels pretty stable at 6000 and around 85-90mph. Very impressed so far with the Burgman , my first one.
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Danmichsr Has seem to figure the slow cornering secret to these beasts.

Yes the best way to corner these is to leg brace into the butt stop and trail the throttle with a bit of rear brake.

Leg bracing is when you want to go around a left hand corner you plant your left foot up in the upper foot pad and push back into the butt stop. Not quite as good as hanging a right knee on the right side of the tank and sliding your butt over left but it helps.

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What kind of speeds where you at around 4000rpm?


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Today finally passed 500 mi. on my new 2017 650. Have been keeping the revs in cruise and most accelerations under 4000 rpm as per break in procedures in the Owners Manual. Now manual says can take it up to 6000 rpm until 1000 miles. Pulls hard up to 6000 and feels pretty stable at 6000 and around 85-90mph. Very impressed so far with the Burgman , my first one.
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Danmichsr Has seem to figure the slow cornering secret to these beasts.

Yes the best way to corner these is to leg brace into the butt stop and trail the throttle with a bit of rear brake.

Leg bracing is when you want to go around a left hand corner you plant your left foot up in the upper foot pad and push back into the butt stop. Not quite as good as hanging a right knee on the right side of the tank and sliding your butt over left but it helps.
I used to kinda be concerned about those slow u-turn type corners. Now I just slow down on the approach and then power thru the corner. That removes the "coasting" effect, as you all well know.
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4000 RPM was around 65MPH.
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Today finally passed 500 mi. on my new 2017 650. Have been keeping the revs in cruise and most accelerations under 4000 rpm as per break in procedures in the Owners Manual. Now manual says can take it up to 6000 rpm until 1000 miles. Pulls hard up to 6000 and feels pretty stable at 6000 and around 85-90mph. Very impressed so far with the Burgman , my first one.
On a 17 model 650 also. I just turned a little over 2K on mine. I traded a MG Norge for it and haven't really missed it at all. It is every bit as stable as any big bike I have ever ridden. Even more so in many situations. I am really impressed at how well it goes down the highway at cruising speed. This whole twist and go thing is alright. Glad to see another really enjoying the new bike.
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I used to kinda be concerned about those slow u-turn type corners. Now I just slow down on the approach and then power thru the corner. That removes the "coasting" effect, as you all well know.
If I have to make a U turn, like if I missed a turn on a country road, and I am usually riding 2 Up, I find it easier to stop on the right edge of the road (we drive on the right here in the States), then turn the bars al the way to the left, and when traffic is totally clear, I start out slowly making my left hand U Turn. Just barely give it a little throttle, feather the throttle and rear brake ever so slightly (SWMBO don't bump my elbow!). I can do that easy on a 16 foot wide road, most country roads are 20 foot wide.
On my first test ride on a 650, I went to a vacant parking lot that had all the parking spaces painted on it, and I practiced making U Turns and manuvers to see how it did, and it did very well. Not bad at all if you are careful.
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