Suzuki VX 800

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by M@gneto, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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    I guess we do need to keep in mind that this bike is being built primarily to ride up to Prudhoe Bay and run the Dalton Highway. So as long as it has some ground clearance and can mount aggressive tires, I think its a success. Well he also has to be comfortable on the bike. The paint job might now look to bad. He won't be hard to find in a crowd, that's for sure. Keep up the good work on the bike. Look forward to riding with ya'll.
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  2. Jeff Watts

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    Hey M@gneto, How long are the barrels on that SXS up there? Looks like they'd reach into the next zip code!
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    Hello Jeff, LikeItLoud Here. Its funny that I am so focus on my bike project that I didn't realize that I was advertising one of my other hobbys. That is actually a 1872 Remington, first year of their brake open, and it is not a Damascus barrel. The barrel is not as long as the pic makes it out to be, its only 32", but it is certainly a treasure.

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  4. Jeff Watts

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    Cool!

    BTW, I LIKE the color. Hang the haters. Bikes come in so few colors per model that you can tell the year by the paint. It sucks. Glad to see something different.
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  5. Scorch_TX

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    Agreed, this was a really unique model, very capable. As usual, Suzuki makes a really nice bike and no one buys it. :(: Me included, I'm afraid, although I will say, I was planning to buy one and went to make the deal... I took a buddy with my and he talked me into getting another great unsung hero, the GSX1100G. Always loved the VX, though.
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  6. M@gneto

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    Show you what I did for turn signals. The one on the left was an original VX signal, one was broken beyond any repair and another was missing. But I had a bunch of signal lights that I had taken off my VS Intruders, 2nd from left, mounting them was only a slight problem, had to thread the mounting base, 3rd, than a little black paint and I had my signal light problem solved.




    OK guys, It's about 90% done. Got it out in the sunlight today. My only real problem left is the gas tank, this one is garbage. Those of you that are familiar with the VX, know that the bottom of the tank is about half the thickness if a beer can and the top shell isn't much thicker. Will mine is totally rotted out, way beyond any repair. Don't panic over the windshield guys, it will be changed or maybe someone knows how I could re stain this one. I hope you guys like the fork boots, that was bigger job to than I expected, to find boots to fit and look good. It really hurts to take a raiser blade to a new $30 boot when you are only trying to make it look better. I think I nailed it. Another item I am very happy with is the rack over the front fender. I still have to add a support to it. $5 on Ebay. I have heated grips coming any day now, I might not have got them if it hadn't been for my Son, he said that I should have them, and I know he is right. I still need to get progressive springs for the front, new tires, and a few odds and ends. It will also be fitted with a GPS, I have a Garmon and I just found a good mount for it a few weeks ago. And new bark busters, got to block off the cold air from the hands. Probably wont get the side boxes until this fall. There will be more pics as I add new items, but summer is upon us and I still have some work to do on my Cruiser, and 3 other cruisers to polish up for sale. Please guys, don't hesitate to throw in your opinions and comments. Just remembered, in a few days there will be a real cool addition to the bike and a new pic so keep watching. And by the way, the passenger in the box is my Grandson, Seth. And ya, the fat guy setting on the bike, that's me. The picture would have been awesome if it had been my wife setting on it.

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  20. Drunk_Uncle

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    OK so what is wrong with the windshield? I thought this was a budget build, so if it works, then it should be good. Looks good to me. I wouldn't waste time and resources until the rest of the bike is down.