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katsd
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Doing a bit of Googling seems to throw up that the ebay ones ain't much cop - the Fuel Exhaust ones seem to have a better write up
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Fuel ones it is then  Updated - 2001 Suzuki VL 800 - bobbed & finished for this year - Page 2 3498837457
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Looks good. You won't stagger out of the pub and jump on the wrong scooter any more. lol
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Cheers Jim - not again anyway !!!
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all I can say when I dry  the saliva off my chin is AWESOME never tire of drooling over this bike hats off to you mucker
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Thanks Ardie.

I'm torn between doing more stuff to it over winter or putting a deposit down on an Indian Scout.  Don't have time for two bikes, so I'd have to sell the Vl.  But I've put a lot of time into getting this one how I want it so I'm conflicted.  

I'm going to have another look at the Scout at the bike show & mull it over

Thanks for the compliment
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As you're probably aware, I decided to keep he VL for the time being & spent more time getting to how I wanted it to look.  So over winter I've had the wheels stripped, powder coated & re-laced with stainless spokes.  The diff unit has been wet sprayed in matt black, the fake swing-arm, fork legs & brake caliper powdered in gloss black.  I've fitted an auxiliary fuse box, a rev counter & a radiator grill.  I also cobbled together a headlight visor/grill which I wasn't sure about till I fitted it - exceeded my expectations.  So I reckon I'm just about done - but I've said that before

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Updated - 2001 Suzuki VL 800 - bobbed & finished for this year - Page 2 428386 Updated - 2001 Suzuki VL 800 - bobbed & finished for this year - Page 2 2215087486 Updated - 2001 Suzuki VL 800 - bobbed & finished for this year - Page 2 276246  very cool!  glasses  a credit to you Dave  Updated - 2001 Suzuki VL 800 - bobbed & finished for this year - Page 2 2170595768
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I have nothing add, another than stunning. ilis
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Those UK sized plates really are a bugbear when fitted on bikes.

We have 21cm x 13cm (new-bike legal size) or 17cm x 13cm (newish bike legal size) and they are both big enough to read and be photographed so the UK 'barn-door' size is bollox really.

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I'm really liking that rear fender Updated - 2001 Suzuki VL 800 - bobbed & finished for this year - Page 2 3498837457
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And that ain't even full size. !
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The plate, not the rear guard.  The guard is just a piece of ally sheet bent to fit between the existing rails with a small upright return to attach the seat to.
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Bugsy wrote:
Those UK sized plates really are a bugbear when fitted on bikes.

We have 21cm x 13cm (new-bike legal size) or 17cm x 13cm (newish bike legal size) and they are both big enough to read and be photographed so the UK 'barn-door' size is bollox really.

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I'm really liking that rear fender Updated - 2001 Suzuki VL 800 - bobbed & finished for this year - Page 2 3498837457

Daft question, but how do you read a French plate, ie. what info is on it?? Just curious.
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Posted info in new thread Andrew to avoid being Off-topic.
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Beautiful work Dave! Love the "blacked-out" look of on the fender and cover.  I did the same to the wheels on my Dodge Avenger as soon as we bought it.
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