Suzuki VX 800

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

  1. M@gneto

    M@gneto Esoteric Moto-Nomad

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  2. M@gneto

    M@gneto Esoteric Moto-Nomad

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    Exactly! If the windshield keeps the wind and bugs off you, who cares. You'll probably have to replace it by the time we get back from Alaska anyway. I expect to have to replace something by then.
  3. Jeff Watts

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    Looks good, but I can't find my magnifying glass. Any bigger pics?
  4. M@gneto

    M@gneto Esoteric Moto-Nomad

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    Working on it. I'll have to have him resend them to me and I'll give it a shot. Sorry about the small pics, hopefully we'll have them full-sized soon.
  5. LikeItLoud

    LikeItLoud Adventure Seeker

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    Sorry about the small pics. When I loaded them up, a message said there were too many and gave me the option of putting them into a album, I didn't know they couldn't be enlarged from there. I send them again.

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    Tho I grow older with each day, I REFUSE to grow up!
  6. M@gneto

    M@gneto Esoteric Moto-Nomad

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    How's that look?
  7. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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    The pics are now fullsize and easy to see. Bike looks good.
  8. M@gneto

    M@gneto Esoteric Moto-Nomad

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    The sun is shining Unk. We may luck out this weekend for Swinging Bridges after all.
    If any of you have never heard of the Missouri Swinging Bridges ride, check out this link: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=653112
  9. John Steed

    John Steed Too cheap to buy one

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    Who knew? I liked the color after all! :lol3:lol3

    It's different ON the bike!

    Everything looks good and taking the final form, I like your spirit LikeItLoud! :evil



    As for the Windshield, you can soak some 2000 waterproof sandpaper and give it a good hand, and then rub some toothpaste on it with your hand to go everywhere and leave it for about 5 to 10 minutes. After that wash well and you are done!


    Keep up the spirit of innovation! :freaky
  10. theWolfTamer

    theWolfTamer Lupie on a Mission

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    Looks great! I'm all inspired now. Maybe when I get done with the dream mod on my FZ1 I'll get crazy with my VX.
  11. M@gneto

    M@gneto Esoteric Moto-Nomad

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    Here are some updates from Dad. A picture speaks a thousand words, so you can see what he's done.

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  12. M@gneto

    M@gneto Esoteric Moto-Nomad

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  13. M@gneto

    M@gneto Esoteric Moto-Nomad

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  14. M@gneto

    M@gneto Esoteric Moto-Nomad

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  15. M@gneto

    M@gneto Esoteric Moto-Nomad

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    Something to protect the hands.

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    Skid plate is done.

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  17. M@gneto

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  18. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    Love it. Freind of mine has put well over 150,000 on a VX. Solid bikes.

    I modified a Yamaha XV920 in a similar manner. Here it is on the dirt roads outside of Hell's Canyon in Idaho last year.

    [​IMG]

    It's heavy and way low but , if you go slow and pick your line it'll go alot of places.


    Back to your build. I really like having alternate places for my feet on long days. On the Yamaha I cut down a UJM crash bar to have a place to mount the skidplate and hung some highway pegs on it. I can also get my feet on the passenger pegs for a more sporty possition. Also the riders and passengers pegs are close enough together that I can rest my feet on both for a total of 4 different options. I use them all in a long day.

    Also I added a Vista-Cruise throttle lock. Great to have on long days also.
    With the metal sidecases I was able to add a couple of shelves to the back that carry 5 liter S-100 jugs for spare gas. I made the shelves from road signs and the extra weight isn't really noticable. Last year on a nine day trip I used the gas from those jugs 4 times.

    Anyway, looking good! And I'm betting you will bring it in within your budget. I have about $1000 in the Yamaha also.
  19. M@gneto

    M@gneto Esoteric Moto-Nomad

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    Thanks for the info on the foot pegs. I'm sure Dad is already looking at options for that, but the information you provided might come in pretty handy. I've thought about a throttle lock too, especially since I have one and use it quite often.
    Are those Happy Trails panniers? Whatever they are, they look great and really give the bike the "Adventure" look Dad was going for with the VX(A). Not sure he's going to be able to go with the aluminum panniers right now, but we'll find a set eventually for him to mount on there. In the meantime, some pseudo pelican cases will get the job done.
    Thanks for the input. We'll keep you posted on his progress.
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    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    I don't know if Happy Trails makes them this large.
    These were made by inmate jakewojo as a college design progect. He made these big ones and soime small ones and a rack to hold them all for a KLX 650. With the big boxs on the sides and the small ones stacked on top of the rack , well there was plenty of cargo space. The big boxs will hold my 7 and 5/8" full coverage helmet when I'm at the watering hole.