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Only1MADMaN
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PostSubject: From an XV250 to a VX800   Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:42 am

Hi all. 

Names Adam but for the sake of the inter web you can call me MADMaN. 

So I should start from the beginning. 

I've only been riding since 2012. My wife of all people told me 
"You should get you motorbike license"  to which I replied 
"Do you have a life insurance policy on me?"

Shortly after that I booked my "Pre Learners Course" (an 8 hour 2 day course about $80) then completed a knowledge test (about $38) and then have to noted it on my current drivers licence ($28). 

Now I need a ride! Along come the Yamaha Virago XV250. $2500



After a few months general maintenance, some paint here and some cleaning there my custom bobber/cafe racer was read to be unleashed on the public. 



So after 12 months on my L's it was time for my P's ( a full day course with a road ride followed be a rider skill test at the end of the day. About $180
(as being a fully licensed car drive and being over the age of 25 I only had to hold my L's for 3 months but chose to rider the full 12months) 

I held my P's for 12 months (then paid another $28 to note I was a full rider on my licence)

So now we come to the reason I'm on the Suzuki800 forum. 
I've just bought a 91 Suzuki VX800. 



The fun now begins, I'm looking at 
Satin black paint 
New Fork Seals
New tyres
New bars, grips and mirrors
New fuel and vacuum lines
Drop coolant, oil and filter
Lower the rear suspension about 2"
Clean exhaust and heat wrap
New indicators, taillight and headlight 

Basically I'm looking to keep the bike simple but personalise it to suit my style.

Really looking forward to using this forum to update my knowledge of the VX800 and use some know how from the Intruder riders.

Cheers


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PostSubject: Re: From an XV250 to a VX800   Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:46 am

Hi Adam,
There area few VX800 owners on here mate ....hope you enjoy the forum

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PostSubject: Re: From an XV250 to a VX800   Sun Oct 12, 2014 7:12 am


I also own a black VX. Mine is a 1990 and done about 12000 miles from new. The first job I would recommend you do would be to adjust the valves and sync the carbs, besides the normal service stuff you have mentioned I would also fit S/Steel lines and fit the best pads you can as she only has a single front disc she needs all the help she can get.

I am leaving mine as stock for now but good luck with her and enjoy the forum, I am sure Yam will be along shortly to say welcome (another VX owner on here).

Andrew
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PostSubject: Re: From an XV250 to a VX800   Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:41 am

Welcome Adam, you have the right attitude, make the bike your own. Interesting read.
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PostSubject: Re: From an XV250 to a VX800   Sun Oct 12, 2014 9:31 am

Hi MADMaN   Good intro and sounds like a good project 
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PostSubject: Re: From an XV250 to a VX800   Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:22 am

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PostSubject: Re: From an XV250 to a VX800   Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:37 am

Welcome aboard MADMaN 
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PostSubject: Re: From an XV250 to a VX800   Sun Oct 12, 2014 12:05 pm

Cheers. 

I appreciate all the knowledge on tap. 

I know there might be fewer VX800 owners but I've been trying to join the Vx800.com forum with no luck.
I'm looking  to use this forum as a wealth of mechanical knowledge. 

Thanks again
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PostSubject: Re: From an XV250 to a VX800   Sun Oct 12, 2014 12:24 pm

  Adam!
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PostSubject: Re: From an XV250 to a VX800   Sun Oct 12, 2014 2:28 pm

Welcome Adam
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PostSubject: Re: From an XV250 to a VX800   Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:39 pm

 MADMan
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PostSubject: Re: From an XV250 to a VX800   Sun Oct 12, 2014 9:33 pm

Adam, & a big

Nice to see another 'VX' still 'in action' out there.

I can endorse Andrew's comments & suggestions for checking out your new ride .... & change the brake fluid too ... as that probably aint been done in ages !    

Cheers   Yam
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PostSubject: Re: From an XV250 to a VX800   Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:13 am

Cheers Andrew and OldManYam. 

The bike was from an older rider who has had it since new for 23 years. 
Lots to do and I might need some knowledge very soon. 

I've got a smoky exhaust at present and the very next step is to take to to the mechanics before 
continuing with the build to have the carbis synced and the valves done. 

Thanks again.
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PostSubject: Re: From an XV250 to a VX800   Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:27 am

When you say she has a smoky exhaust, does it smoke all the time or only first thing when she is cold and not been started for a while?
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PostSubject: Re: From an XV250 to a VX800   Mon Oct 13, 2014 1:48 pm

It smokers after getting up to operating temp. (Letting it sit on about 3000rpm for 2/3min

I've only had the bike 5 days but it has sat for 2 months

It smells like fuel.


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PostSubject: Re: From an XV250 to a VX800   Mon Oct 13, 2014 3:58 pm

Sorry chaps thread is now locked, this is an introduction section only.

We can not allow the welcome section as with many sites to be an area for new members to ask questions before never being seen again, losing valuable information from the search facility to members at a later date from threads that should be started in the correct area and titled correctly.
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