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Old 04-26-2009, 09:17 AM   #18 (permalink)
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It is about time to report some progress on the Suzuki Burgman project.
The project basically is twofold. Improving the aerodynamics of the Burgman and improve the engine characteristics to support good mileage.

The progress on making an additional gear is not fast, but I made some parts for the shifter. On this photo the center bar is shown that engages the two gear ratios. The banana shaped hollow part brings the movement to the outside of the gearbox. A push pull rod has to go in the aluminum housing. A cable connection then will be made to manually change the gear.
I found out in the mean time that the newest Suzuki Burgman 400 has a changed gear ratio. This is about 5% higher than older models of the 400.
So my choice for the lowest gear is now identical to this.

To improve comfort on the early morning rides to work I added covers over the handlebars. To be able to do this I had to mount the screen and the covers to the steering. By doing this I decided to give the screen a smaller angle for possible improvement of the Cd.

The last picture shows the large potential storage capacity.
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