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Re: Suzuki Burgman 650
Luis, The UK and other Countrys got the first year in 2002 but for the USA and Canada we got 2003 as our first year. There was a member fron OZ that has ridden his 02 alround the world, Farquartforever was his name on here but Gary has not posted in MANY MANY months. He could answer most of your questions. Others may jump in here soon.
I would just follow all the 03 problems guide lines of Wheel bearings and Ignition wiring recalls if they have not been done. The 03 had a clutch oil problem too. Good luck and ride safe. Just remember that these bikes have a strong "Engine Braking" that is almost like dropping down two gears and letting the clutch out. the bike will slow down real fast and that Lorry tail-gating behind you will not see any brake lights and squish you flat. Best to get in a habit of applying the brake lever just enough to put the rear brakelights on.
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