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Old 06-24-2011, 02:16 PM   #136
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Here it is, I really like where I put the power outlet.

This is the heated grip control.

This is a reminder of what looked at the beginning.

This is what it looks like today. I have changed it's model letters from VX, to VXA, Very Xciting Adventure.

Here it is on the road at last!





I'll talk a little more about it when you get these up.
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Old 06-24-2011, 02:18 PM   #137
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Old 06-24-2011, 02:19 PM   #138
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Old 06-24-2011, 02:21 PM   #139
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Old 06-24-2011, 02:22 PM   #140
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Old 06-24-2011, 02:30 PM   #141
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Cool2 VXAdventure is right!

Looks great!
It will be a fun ride.
My front suspension looked just about the same before I put stronger springs and much longer preload spacers in the tubes. Looks like you use up at least have the travel just sitting on the bike. I replaced the fork springs soon after my first ride as they bottomed out on just about anything, including braking.
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Old 06-24-2011, 09:03 PM   #142
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Thanks for the compliment. I've put a lot of time and effort into this project, and enjoyed every minute of it. The front springs and front fender extension will be coming next. These are without a doubt these are the weakest springs I have ever come across. Within the next few days, I'll give you a recap of the ride I took, how it ran and handled

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Old 06-27-2011, 09:37 PM   #143
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OK, there are only a few things left to do on this project, front fork springs, GPS mount, front fender extension, and side boxes. It runs fairly good for a bike that has been setting for 8 to 10 years. Had it out on the road and it handled and ran great, except for the front springs when I got it on the gravel. A pair of progressive springs will take care of that. Haven't had it on any real back roads yet, but all indications says that I am very happy with it. Will be taking it on a 500 mile trip in another week, looking forward to that.
Here is an estimate of how much we have invested to date. We paid about $500 for the bike, $400 in missing, broken and replacement parts, and so far about $200 in adventure conversion. That is $1200 so far, springs will about $85 and I'm going to figure on $200 for side boxes and $25 for the GPS mount and $75 for a new tire for front. So for about $1500 I will have a bike that is GOOD TO GO.
Come on guys, give some feed back, I can see that you are looking at it, almost 9500 hits on it so far and that we do appreciate.

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Old 06-27-2011, 09:52 PM   #144
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I no longer call it a VX, It is a VXA Very Xciting Adventure
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:58 AM   #145
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Looking great. You are going to notice a significant improvement in handling with the Progressive springs.

I like VXA. Makes sense to me. Please keep us updated.

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Old 07-01-2011, 07:39 PM   #146
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I like your bike! I haven't followed your entire thread, but what you've done is impressive and the old Suzuki will get to enjoy an entire second life as an adventure bike! People may be asking you if it's a second generation V-strom.

A VX came up for sale, locally, on Craig's List and your thread made me consider checking it out but it looks like someone else probably bought it.
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Old 07-03-2011, 01:01 PM   #147
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OK guys, I see that you are checking out my bike, but I would really like your thoughts, comments, and suggestions on it. This bike is going to Prudoe Bay, Ak. in August 2012, a 9000 mile round trip from Boise Id. Your suggestion just might make a difference. Negative comments will not have any impact on me what so ever, positive comments will make my day, so speak up.

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Old 07-05-2011, 09:12 PM   #148
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Here is my power outlet for GPS, Phone, and what ever.
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:34 AM   #149
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I suspect you are enjoying your 500 mile ride this week. If so, hope all went well. Let us hear about it.

> I would really like your thoughts...Negative comments
> will not have any impact on me what so ever, positive
> comments will make my day, so speak up.

How about just a constructive comment? I do not remember if you serviced the driven joint yet. With 25K+ miles on your VX, you should do that before your AK ride next year.

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Old 07-06-2011, 10:45 AM   #150
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This is what I'm talking about. I checked the gear oil, It was full and I didn't go any further. Thank you very much for the suggestion, I will definitely take your advice bumpathump.

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