Suzuki Burgman 400 — Review — review of 2001 year (2000 model) AN400Y…

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Suzuki AN 400

Suzuki Burgman 400

Advantages: weather protection, simplicity,

Disadvantages: plastic takes to remove increasing service and labour charges

Despite how I loved My Kawasaki GPZ500 I kept finding myself a suzuki 400 burgman. I hadn’t a why, well actually I I just wanted one. I found myself bidding on AN400Y on ebay and got it for Ј1000 14k on the clock. Riding it home I was at how well it rode, how fast it to be, and how unbelievably noisy the roar of the was in my helmet.

So yep, your port of call is to change the screen for a Givi item, oddly comes in two parts. the ‘plastic’ and the fitting kit, are ordered as separate items. is a doddle once you get past the instructions and the fact that the support bar mountings aren’t on the instructions. still there’s two ways they can go on and one way they fit properly so it soon becomes It still took less an hour even with the instructions.

The difference. windblast but an odd feeling like someone is down on your crash something I suppose you get used to in The second thing that to be addressed was the lack of a topbox. On ‘early’ an400 model I a Givi Monokey rack, meant drilling two 18mm in the plastic above the numberplate.

do provide a template for the drilling and it is to drill the two 18mm holes I a stepping drill bit from direct, which drilled the in no short order and job done. is enough clearance behind the for drilling these holes a stepping drill bit, so no to remove the panel to do it, underneath the are two threaded bolt holes are already part of the frame. The involved simply bolting the arms on and attaching the top plate, simple.

The Early 400 burgman has a single so no faffing about balancing it others, the later ones fuel injection and I guess to go wrong in that department. speak of vibration, yes there is but then not any more than you expect from a fairly capacity single cylinder if it was multi cylinder it’d be but also more complicated and is not what the burgman was designed

The left hand brake operates linked brakes and rear and the right hand operates the front brake I’ve found the best to be by squeezing both levers.

talk about being by crosswinds and yes again the Burgman is by crosswinds, but then in my experience bikes are. let’s it if you put a sea of plastic on a bike you will a greater area for wind to on, but also you will give the a lot of weather protection. So it’s blasted by wind and rain and miserable or nicely protected and the odd moment. Your choice.

So far the rides well, although the suspension is a bit hard, handles Due to it’s long wheelbase it tend to under steer on bends, but you just learn to set the up for such things and get used to it.

models problems, a thirst for oil worse than others, daily off stand on level until you know its consumption. as it not have a wet clutch it does not specific motorcycle oil. 10w 40 car oil do ok.

Looks like the rear shaft bearings might wear with the single wheel attachment. will you updated as to wear. Later 2007 on seem to have support on the previously ‘unsupported’ which I presume probably the bearings service life. looking in the service manual it that it would be fairly to change out the bearings anyway, it would require a visit to the hire shop for a ‘blind’ puller.

The next update to this will be the fitment of Oxford heated grips. I have a set of hotgrips model No OF693 and let you know how easily these The oxford website lists the different models of grips, not bikes they fit, so these grips without information is a bit of trial and error.

For interested in the AN400 burgman as a or as a kind of ‘mini goldwing’ The works out thus. The an400 X Y the smallest underseat storage. You can fit a face helmet and a few bits and this model has a rear which curves backwards and is like a tongue.

Do not take any of the year of the bike as some Y took longer to sell. the update was the K1 of 2001, this is away by the wider and more backrest. I believe that also had a larger storage under the seat capable of two full face helmets. K3/K4 models the carburettor was with fuel injection, and 2007 the engine capacity was from 385cc to 400cc.

a link to basic information on the Burgman an400 different years. Burgman.shtml

The keeps putting in a space the ‘AN400-Burgman’ in the link I cannot this space so you’ll to do it in the address bar, sorry.

OK this is an update of a year or so of this is probably long The oxford grips I bought just right and since the is in the front panel it was a doddle to up, only requiring some ties to strap the wiring the handlebar cowling. The control I mounted just above the storage, but you could effectively it where you like.

I used to attach it to the panel with no and hid the other wiring and electronics in the small cubby hole in the fairing as it was not really big enough for else useful. The left grip just slid on, but the hand one required sanding of the ribs on the plastic twistgrip removing the grip rubber to get the new to fit. Both sides are just superglued into and job done.

There has not been any further in the play in the rear shaft so this is again not a worry.

The does use oil regardless of mileage and it is to check it and keep a small for top up purposes.

As a commuter bike the is as close to perfection as it gets, so so that I have decided (lol) to part exchange it for a AN400 Burgman which has more storage.

Us so called bikers look down on but i’m damned if this didn’t win me over in five flat. In all the years I have riding I have never across a bike that as many boxes as the burgman.

And you should take note, scooter will make you re-evaluate how you feel about bike’.

Nothing more to be (I lie)

Suzuki Burgman K8 2009 model review.

I the AN400Y for more than I for it in the first place, which is good. I had been waiting for one of the models to get a bit cheaper. I was looking for the K8 firstly because the K7 models had a for burning out their clutches and because of the hard luggage for the late models, which are no longer made for the earlier

To the bike itself: There’s no away from it the latest 400 Burgman is big, REALLY look under that you could get a football team in sold lol.

Seriously though, it is a big bike, the storage is fab. But the hydraulic to hold the seat up is quick rubbish and I will replace it too long with an aftermarket as after 8300 miles and years it is worn out and can no longer the seat up. hardly a deal though.

I’d talk the up front storage, and yes there is useful for gloves, bits and what can I say, its a hole and you can put a few in it lol.

Suzuki have their homework, the latest is a looker, some scooters are pig but not this one.

As before the windscreen, the standard one is not good usefully my one came with a screen already fitted.

So different to the earlier bike than the sheer size.

bike rides so much and is even more comfortable a wider seat and adjustable Instrumentation is comprehensive and although it quite make a latte tells you everything you need to

It has smoother, faster acceleration and uptake of power.

It looks

Modifications so far. Givi top box easy enough to fit, panel to remove and drill, but already marked for drilling and already threaded for rack Givi 52 litre topcase, backrest. Fehling hardcase racks.

A pain to fit and expect to a lot, these take boxes. I have a pair of E21 cases for them, they well, easy off and on.

Flies in the and fixes:

No1 most annoying with the latest burgman is in standard form before you are at speed the bike is in the redline on the rev counter. Suzuki this is not good enough. I need to up with traffic on UK motorways and do not to kill my engine to do so. (the model had no rev counter, but still did not to rev so high for given road

The cure and absolutely recommended for any 400 is Dr pulley slider weights. a link to a youtube video of DR Sliders effect

The is to lower the engine revs a certain point (variable by of slider itself) while speed continues to increase. So initial acceleration, lower at cruising speed (better as a result) and longer engine from the lower engine

Fitting. Yep, a pain. Not the sliders are difficult in themselves to fit but 1 you need the right tools to do it and 2, a fault in the scooter makes it

The right tools I used two bolts from Halfords No HFX303 size 8mm x 55. To deal the design fault which is: are some tabs that bend inside the case as you it off (clutch bearing tabs). the bearing is housed inside the but more often than not it be stuck on the end of the clutch shaft the heat of operation. It is this prevents taking the cover off (Bearing stuck on shaft, tab screwed to cover.

Once you get the off just snap the tabs off pliers (they are not needed and will be ruined by taking the off). the only time might be needed is if you at any point the bearing and then just get new ones at that time. reassembling a smear of grease, a smear mind round the housing helps and buy a rubber to help persuade it back on.

the metal cover gasket to be a in the arse and use the cover screws to it in place as you put the cover on. You will (a lot) but it will go back on. As an you will need tools if you to disassemble the variator and/or

I used a mains powered wrench with 24mm socket and both 90 and 110Nm sticks.

The two nuts one securing the halves and the other securing the need to be removed and put back on at the torque (pressure) you cant use a torque wrench because you easily hold the pulleys while you tighten them. you can them with an impact but an impact gun will overtighten and strip the threads. The torque are like a socket drive but will twist along length when their torque is reached, preventing the nut tightening further and stripping or damage.

First part. near side rear plastic bodywork (easy some press studs)

plastic transmission filter then outer casing,

all Transmission bolts (these are in their length so keep in order or you will be unhappy you come to reassemble)

I wouldn’t use I used a socket drive to the two halfords bolts against the bell and force the cover here in this video you see the bolts go. but these bolts specified are long enough to tighten and force the cover off too much tugging

you finally get the variator apart, it and before fitting the weights use a PTFE or Teflon dry lube.

Dr pulley slider weights.

I know its a lot of work but it is so worth it.

It’s a good bike and a ride, there’s much to say good about the burgman.


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