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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-17-2011, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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Is the 650 hard to Start?

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"I had to keep my '03 Burgman 650 outside (under a cover) this winter because my son's Jeep needed to be worked on. We had some pretty nasty weather, including a blizzard. Between February 1 and February 8, we got 32" of snow! But when the weather warmed up to above 45 degrees yesterday, I took the cover off, to see if the bike would start so that I could take a short ride. My Burgie started like it had been ridden every day this winter!! What an amaziing vehicle! I had a nice ride. When I got up this morning, the temperature was 48 degrees, so I rode it to the office today. Supposed to be almost 60 degrees today. Not sure how much work I'll get done."
Is this hard to start or what? That is amazing is it not? Same thing could be said of the 650 I owned. The 650 starts every day like you just got off of it yesterday.

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Re: Is the 650 hard to Start?

Had a similar experience. I moved from Seattle to Florida and left the 650 in the garage for 4 months. Had it brought down just before Thanksgiving and it fired right up. It's been outside, covered, but in the cold a lot the past couple of months, but it starts up like it was brand new every time! That's a lot different from my formed 150cc Chinese scoot. Stay safe out there.
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Re: Is the 650 hard to Start?

Yes I had Chinese 250 and had to start it before I pushed it out of the shed never knew for sure if it would start.

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Re: Is the 650 hard to Start?

Chet,
I have a very similar experience.
After my 650 sat for days with a nail in the tire, i rolled it out into the 72 degree Florida sunshine and what do ya know.
It started right up. So now, everyday i roll it out into the 72 degree FLA sun and take a ride.
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Re: Is the 650 hard to Start?

This is one of the reasons I'm glad we don't have to mess with carburetors anymore.

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Re: Is the 650 hard to Start?

Ah, but you haven't lived (!) until you've tried to tune a set of Webers or Mikunis.

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Re: Is the 650 hard to Start?

Mine sits under one of those tent garages and at 12F this winter it took several seconds of slow cranking until it started. After the ride it took me considerably longer to get my blood flowing enough to get off!!

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Ah, but you haven't lived (!) until you've tried to tune a set of Webers or Mikunis.
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Re: Is the 650 hard to Start?

My '07 650 is kept in the garage with a Battery Tender attached between runs. If I leave it untouched for 2 or 3 months the battery is down to less than 10 volts, even with the BT on it. I've had to replace the battery every year at the end of winter as the old battery won't even hold a charge. I have other batteries I keep on the BT and then I use one of them to jump start the Burgman. I bought a trunk just so I can keep a spare battery and jumpers handy. Anyone else have that issue with their 650?
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Re: Is the 650 hard to Start?

I have two 650s, and they crank right up. I did have to replace the 06 battery in 10. Four years is pretty good in the very high Texas heat. tom

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