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Old 09-23-2014, 04:18 AM   #1
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New here with a vx800

Hello there, i'm Fabian, 38 years young according to my wife happily married, father of 2 sons and from the Netherlands.

Allready have to many bikes but just recently bought a Suzuki vx800. Was a bargain because it didn't run for ten years according to the owner.

After some new fuel, sparkplugs and a charged battery it ran. At first i wanted to give it the caferacer treatment but instead it's gonna be turned into an allroad
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Old 09-23-2014, 04:20 AM   #2
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First modification will be the amputation off the subframe. I have a donor dr500 for the rearframe and headlicht. Exhaust will also be modded. It's not supposed to be a full on offroad bike, just a bike for a trip thru the forrest or field.
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Old 09-23-2014, 05:01 AM   #3
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It runs

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Old 09-23-2014, 09:55 AM   #4
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This should be fun

We don't have the VX800's in the US. This could be an awesome bike!
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Old 09-23-2014, 10:27 AM   #5
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I also have a Varadero 1000. Also not availible in the USA.

Just converted it to cbr1000f wheels, never ride it offroad and with the road tyres it handles much better.
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Old 09-23-2014, 11:35 AM   #6
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We don't have the VX800's in the US
Not new ones, but we certainly had them for sale here:

The VX800 was designed at U.S. Suzuki's Design Studio in Brea, California from 1986 to 1989, and produced in years 1990 to 1997. Lackluster sales in the United States brought the model to an end in 1993, European version was produced until 1997.
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Old 09-23-2014, 01:34 PM   #7
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Je komt ook overal de zelfde malloten tegen!

Can't wait to see what kind of creation this will become.
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Old 09-24-2014, 05:31 AM   #8
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Also have a Watsonian Sidecar in my storage...........maybe a good adition to the vx.
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Old 09-25-2014, 05:44 AM   #9
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A friend of mine, a real high milage guy, got a VX 800 to replace his 144,000 mile GS 750 Suzuki. He put 140,000 + miles on the the VX.
He has over 200,000 on a Gold Wing,still riding it. He also has 130,000 + on a V-strom 1000.
He's a deisel mechanic, retired now.
The VX obviously has some good bones. Have fun !
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Old 10-01-2014, 01:45 AM   #10
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After some inner discussion The tank has to go. But because of the stupid way suzuki made the frame i will need a tank made or cut out the bottom of the stock tank and weld some other tank ontop of it............

any ideas?
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Old 10-05-2014, 06:43 PM   #11
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Cool2 Tanked

Most sport bikes have a similar twin tube or spar frame.
Are you near a bike recycle yard where you could wander around with a tape measure?

Or just look at google images for bikes with a similar tube frame and see what might be made to fit.
Most likely nothing will fit without modifications though.
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Old 10-06-2014, 02:59 PM   #12
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We don't have the VX800's in the US. This could be an awesome bike!
We did. I had a 93 for my first bike.
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Old 10-07-2014, 02:33 AM   #13
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Because of massive pressure from our 5 yr old this vx will be fitted with a sidecar. I allready have a watsonian in the archives. Parts are orderded so stay tuned for some welding and hacking.
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Old 10-12-2014, 01:16 PM   #14
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We don't have the VX800's in the US. This could be an awesome bike!

A vx800 was my first bike. In Tucson, AZ.
USA.
We had 'em.
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Old 10-12-2014, 01:17 PM   #15
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We did. I had a 93 for my first bike.
I should start going through a thread before I open my dumb mouth.
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