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Old 04-14-2018, 04:09 PM   #81
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Re: Why migrate to a Maxi Scooter?

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Yes, I did a test ride on one. Very nice machine, but still a bit concerned about the drive belt issue. Don't know if that is still a problem on the new B650.
Nice. I'm in Livermore, CA, and have a 2004 Burgman 650. You should join the Bay Area Maxi Scooters group on Facebook if you do the FB thing.
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Old 04-14-2018, 04:25 PM   #82
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Re: Why migrate to a Maxi Scooter?

I have owned a couple of them and accumulated over 75000 miles on one. No problems with either. I read about drive belt problems but that's it.
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Old 04-15-2018, 12:02 AM   #83
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Re: Why migrate to a Maxi Scooter?

Yep, Cheez, I'm already on there. I've posted some photos there, but don't post all that often.

Good to know about the B650. It rode and handled well when I tried it.
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Old 04-15-2018, 08:05 AM   #84
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Re: Why migrate to a Maxi Scooter?

jinglebob, did you try a conventional motorcycle with conventional shift or something different? Not to sway you from Maxi Scooter love, but there's a few bikes on the market with options for someone dealing with the issues you are experiencing. I have one of them in the FJR AE model with push button shifting. Honda has done more recently though to my knowledge with their models sporting DCT. Something to think about and possibly explore to maybe help to keep you riding and open up your options and choices.
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Old 04-15-2018, 07:45 PM   #85
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Re: Why migrate to a Maxi Scooter?

Hi, Jasen. I've owned conventional manual shift motorcycles, including a Kawasaki Vulcan 750, Honda Shadow Aero 750 and Suzuki C50T and have ridden many a mile on them. I particularly liked the C50T and the Shadow Aero...very fine machines...but eventually, the repetitive shifting motion caught up with me and I would develop very bad leg cramps during or after a ride. Finally had to give up the manual transmission machines, much as I like them. The FJR is a great bike, but really more weight than I wish to deal with. The Honda CTX with the DCT transmission is nice, but I'm not fond of maintaining a chain.

The Silverwing and Burgman do quite well for me and I have ridden many, many miles on these machines. I thank you for the suggestions and I appreciate your help!
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Old 04-15-2018, 09:14 PM   #86
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Re: Why migrate to a Maxi Scooter?

No worries. I love my push button shifting but she is a bit piggy. I know we have a bunch of FJR riders that the AE models were able to keep them riding when they could no longer operate a clutch or shifter. It's nice to know there's lots of options all across the spectrum to keep people riding.
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