high mileage

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high mileage

Post by rascaltrousers » Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:45 am

Firstly, I currently own a 2007 Burgman 650 with around 14000 on the clock. Are these good for high mileage with routine maintenance? Also is there anything specific to watch for?

Secondly, Ive seen a nice looking Burgman 400 Mk1 for sale. I used to won a 250 and personally I still think this is one of the best looking maxi scooters. Price is £1495 and mileage is just over 34000. Are there any problems to look out for and would any of you buy one with this sort of mileage on it?
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Re: high mileage

Post by Ferret » Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:06 am

Mileage is nothing , it's more about serving and the way those miles have been accumulated ,I'm sure I've seen burgmans on other forums with 100k on the clock .


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Re: high mileage

Post by Scootypuff snr » Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:37 am

Agree with Ferret though I think a scooter that's done long runs rather than short city commutes is a better buy but it's not just the mechanicals if your Meldrew & Mottza fussy then it's hosed down after every trip whereas my regular ride relies on ACF50 and an end of season blitz.

Apart from the engine going 'bang' on my burgman 400 (No idea of cause & still worked after) it was faultless.

Do you have the 'garage space and ability to maintain it yourself, if the answers yes then your sorted and it'll go on as long as you can get parts.

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Re: high mileage

Post by mottza » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:16 am

I'm not fussy... Just like to keep it in good nick.

Agree lots of good runs better than the short commute.

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Re: high mileage

Post by Meldrew » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:42 am

At the risk of taking Top Poster of The Month crown away from you, I'll correct you there, I don't 'hose down every trip' because it's impractical. I'm hardly likely to be uncoiling and dragging umpteen yards of hose round to my garage along with buckets and brushes to wash my scooter down late in the evening because it's a pain in the arse. It was easier to do at my previous home before I retired, and essential when I owned a lardass dirt trap 650 Burgman.

What I do and have been doing for years is adhering to my regular winter routine of hosing down my scooters to wash off and neutralise the corrosive effect of road salt after riding on roads where I know the council gritters have been out on. I do have anti-corrosion spray I treat vulnerable areas with, and I've never used or relied on ACF50 or any other spray as a substitute for regular winter washing.

I'm not obsessive about cleaning, it's more about preventing rust and corrosion from laziness and neglect affecting the future resale value.

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Re: high mileage

Post by rascaltrousers » Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:04 am

With regard to my 650 I used to use it to commute daily 18 miles each way, plus some longer runs. It hasn't been ridden for several months now as I've been ill but I'm hoping to get out n it more once spring comes. As for the 400 I'm looking at Cosmetically it looks great but I guess a chat with the dealer and a loom at its history will tell more. Garage space is big enough, just. As for mechanical skills, I can do basic maintenance like brakes and fluids. Bogger jobs I'd probably use a local bike shop.
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Re: high mileage

Post by Scootypuff snr » Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:26 am

Meldrew wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:42 am
At the risk of taking Top Poster of The Month crown away from you, I'll correct you there, I don't 'hose down every trip' because it's impractical.

I'm not obsessive about cleaning, it's more about preventing rust and corrosion from laziness and neglect affecting the future resale value.
Your not as anal as your posts suggest then ;)

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Re: high mileage

Post by richie the 1st » Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:31 am

Scootypuff snr wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:26 am
Meldrew wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:42 am
At the risk of taking Top Poster of The Month crown away from you, I'll correct you there, I don't 'hose down every trip' because it's impractical.

I'm not obsessive about cleaning, it's more about preventing rust and corrosion from laziness and neglect affecting the future resale value.
Your not as anal as your posts suggest then ;)

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Re: high mileage

Post by MrGrumpy » Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:40 am

Are you thinking of changing the 650 for the 400?? Or as an addition? You say 'mk1' Burgman 400, but what year is it? Burgman 400s tended to improve as time went on, I believe. 14,000 miles on a 12 year old Burger 650 is nothing. Whilst I've heard of the odd person having a problem with the 650, such issues seem pretty random, and I haven't heard of any systematic faults. In parts it seems pretty over-engineered!

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Re: high mileage

Post by rascaltrousers » Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:48 pm

I don't want to get rid of my 650. It is a great touring bike and my wife feels very secure as a pillion (top box with backrest). I was thinking of the 400 as an extra for local trips as it is quite a bit lighter and more manageable. The one I'm looking at is a 2000 model, the original body shape with the smaller boot. I remember y 250 very fondly except for some discomfort on longer trips. My own opinion is it was one of the better looking maxi scoots along with the Mk1 Majesty 400 (I had 2 of those).
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