Suzuki 800 Intruder Club & Forum
Welcome to suzuki800 Intruder forum

A UK Site Dedicated To The Suzuki C800, VL800, VX800, VZ800, VS800, C50, M50, Intruder / Boulevard / Marauder.

You will need to register before all the area's become visible, before doing so please enter & read the first thread in the Introductory area

It will only take a minute to register & it would be great to have you on board
This is a free to access and use site.

Suzuki 800 Intruder Club & Forum

A UK Site Dedicated To The Suzuki C800, VL800, VX800, M800, VZ800, VS800, C50, M50 Model Intruder / Boulevard / Marauder
 
HomePublicationsRegisterLog in

Share | 
 

 What to do this winter?

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
katsd
Very Valued VIP Member
avatar


PostSubject: What to do this winter?   Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:19 am

I said I was going to leave it this year, but there's a few things I fancy doing.  The rims are a bit pitted due to lack of attention from the previous owner(s) & even though the spokes have held up well after the mammoth session last winter, I may as well go the whole hog.  So the wheels are probably coming out to be re-spoked with stainless & have the rims & hubs powdered black.  The lacquer on the fork legs are starting to show their age, so I'm planning on stripping them down & having them powdered as well (anyone stripped their forks down?) & give the calliper a blast of black as well.

I'm also looking out for a tacho, don't really need one, but I think a small traditional, bar mounted one would be good - any recommendations ?  Maybe a headlamp visor for an old-school touch & a oil temperature gauge (again, not needed, but in keeping with the bobber look)

Any thoughts ?
Back to top Go down
simbo
.. Mechanical Tart .. .. Site Moderator ..
avatar


PostSubject: Re: What to do this winter?   Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:42 am

Should look good! Top yoke blacked out would look good too  don't forget the swing arm bag Laughing
Back to top Go down
katsd
Very Valued VIP Member
avatar


PostSubject: Re: What to do this winter?   Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:05 pm

I'd thought about that, but if I went down that road, I'd end up doing the spacers, yoke-clamps, headlight & fork covers & after a bit of colouring-in on a photo (nothing as technical as photo-shop for me), it was starting to look a bit "blacked-out".  Then I'd fell compelled to do the rear frame brackets as well.  Then I'd end up with chrome indicators against the black, which to my eyes, would be wrong, so I'd end up swapping them out for the black versions - at a cost of £130 !!  Although I like black on the bike, at the moment, I feel the need to keep a bit of chrome
Back to top Go down
simbo
.. Mechanical Tart .. .. Site Moderator ..
avatar


PostSubject: Re: What to do this winter?   Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:32 pm

Don't black everything out, go for a bit of contrast, Black yoke and bars, silver risers and fork covers and nuts on top of forks with black fork legs, black rims and hubs and ss spokes, should look good, don't forget the swing arm bag  Laughing
Back to top Go down
katsd
Very Valued VIP Member
avatar


PostSubject: Re: What to do this winter?   Tue Oct 20, 2015 3:50 am

You've got me thinking about the yoke now - that may work.  As for the swing-arm bag - I'm eyeing this one up at the moment - i think it'd fit in the rest of the black quite nicely 

[img][/img]
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: What to do this winter?   

Back to top Go down
 
What to do this winter?
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» winter suits and boots
» Winter Tyres: Feedback please
» Winter 2010/2011 weather prediction
» IOC reject cross country running for winter games
» 2011 Brampton Centennial Winter Classic RESULTS

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Suzuki 800 Intruder Club & Forum :: The Garage :: General Aftermarkets & Modifications-
Jump to:  
Slide Show
A random selection of suzuki800.com member bikes.
Latest topics
» Hello from Sweden
by simbo Yesterday at 9:12 pm

» fuel guage probs
by goshhub Yesterday at 7:02 pm

» Great Site!
by peardrop3 Yesterday at 11:42 am

» xhaust mod or not
by Bluesman Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:17 pm

» My 2004 VZ800 with batwing fairing
by Rob Reimer Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:21 pm

» Hi From Fife
by simbo Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:11 pm

» GMan Bushing
by superdane Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:52 pm

» * Not Lowers But Uppers, Gaining Ride Height *
by simbo Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:17 pm

» VZ800 (2006) single seat conversion
by Trodat Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:56 pm

» o2 elimination or not
by simbo Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:25 pm

» Pillion Backrest
by peardrop3 Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:37 pm

» want to swap the secundary gear transmission of vx 800 with VS 1400
by ardie Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:47 pm

» anybody ever thought to switch to belt-drive primary-drive?!
by Twojobmick Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:04 pm

» Rejetting Help
by SkidzHD Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:43 pm

» the ratio of the primary drive (transmission) of the Intruder 1400
by peardrop3 Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:28 pm

» the biggest rear tire / rim that fits on VX 800
by sayhello Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:46 pm

» Trunk box fitted to M50
by ardie Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:38 pm

» Is 120A battery enough for the M800?
by ardie Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:30 pm

» Hello from sunny South Wales...
by bigmal Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:54 pm

» hack of the dj-drive mod: apply it on VX 800 with swing arm rework
by sayhello Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:30 pm

Log in
Username:
Password:
Log in automatically: 
:: I forgot my password