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PostSubject: Cali.Grrl : 2005 VL800   Cali.Grrl : 2005 VL800 Icon_minitimeFri Feb 01, 2013 3:22 am

Cali.Grrl : 2005 VL800 4070287859 Hello!

Just found this forum researching my new (to me) 2005 Suzuki C50. I have only spent a day here and have already found a wealth of information! Thank you!

This is my first Suzuki...I sold my 2006 Yamaha V-Star in May of 2011 and have regretted it every single day since. I literally cried the day it sold. Yeah, I know. But I AM a chick, so we do that kinda shit.

Thank you again for this awesome forum...I look forward to lurking and learning a lot here!

: ) Cali

Here I am on my V-Star :(

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Here is my new Suzuki VL800

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Hi cali.grrl great to have you on board. Cali.Grrl : 2005 VL800 1530558013
We are a friendly bunch here so lurk away and chip in with the chat.
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PostSubject: Re: Cali.Grrl : 2005 VL800   Cali.Grrl : 2005 VL800 Icon_minitimeFri Feb 01, 2013 6:51 am

hi cali welcome to the forum have fun. great choice of bike.Cali.Grrl : 2005 VL800 1530558013
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Cali.Grrl : 2005 VL800 1530558013enjoy the site.
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Hi Cali Cali.Grrl : 2005 VL800 936075699
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PostSubject: Re: Cali.Grrl : 2005 VL800   Cali.Grrl : 2005 VL800 Icon_minitimeFri Feb 01, 2013 4:51 pm

Really happy that you found us, enjoy the site and the bike Cali.Grrl : 2005 VL800 304308752
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PostSubject: Re: Cali.Grrl : 2005 VL800   Cali.Grrl : 2005 VL800 Icon_minitimeFri Feb 01, 2013 6:52 pm

Welcome!
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PostSubject: Re: Cali.Grrl : 2005 VL800   Cali.Grrl : 2005 VL800 Icon_minitimeFri Feb 01, 2013 9:38 pm

Hi Cali & Cali.Grrl : 2005 VL800 1530558013must say you've got what we need,..........SUN roll on summer!
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PostSubject: Re: Cali.Grrl : 2005 VL800   Cali.Grrl : 2005 VL800 Icon_minitimeSat Feb 02, 2013 7:03 am

Thank you all for the welcome! It seems the post I made this morning on my phone didn't show up, so I will try again.

Since I somewhat have a captive audience:
Any suggestions for maintenance items that you would bring to a deserted island to maintain your bikes? I am going to be moving to the Marshall Islands in the next month and I am trying to think of what items are "must haves" for my bike while I am there. I already managed to put some Performance oil in the container, and I am looking into an anti-corrosive product that would reduce the rust...but any other suggestions?

Thanks again for the welcome and thanks in advance for any suggestions!

: ) Cali
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PostSubject: Re: Cali.Grrl : 2005 VL800   Cali.Grrl : 2005 VL800 Icon_minitimeSat Feb 02, 2013 2:59 pm

Cali.Grrl : 2005 VL800 1530558013cali grrl, what i do is after a good clean and dry take the bike out for a run and when i get back spray the engine with wd40 while the engine is hot it puts a coat of ptfe over the engine.
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PostSubject: Re: Cali.Grrl : 2005 VL800   Cali.Grrl : 2005 VL800 Icon_minitimeSat Feb 02, 2013 5:18 pm

Thanks for the tip, doobie! I've already packed some WD40, so that's good.

I did notice a few spots of rust already that I want to treat before they get too bad. Also noticed some pits on the chrome. Will have to take some fine steel wool to try to buff what I can out.

I know it will be a never ending battle to keep my bike totally rust free on the island, but I want to do what I can do prevent and preserve.

: ) Cali
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PostSubject: Re: Cali.Grrl : 2005 VL800   Cali.Grrl : 2005 VL800 Icon_minitimeSat Feb 02, 2013 6:04 pm

use a good quality chrome polish, i would'nt use wire wool on polished metal. i use preet metal polish as it has no abrasive's in it unlike autosol.
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PostSubject: Re: Cali.Grrl : 2005 VL800   Cali.Grrl : 2005 VL800 Icon_minitimeMon Feb 04, 2013 3:57 pm

Hi Cali,

if the rust isn't too bad, try using a piece of klitchen foil made into a small pad and rub it over your rust spots, Like magic the rust goes away and it doesn't scratch the metal.
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PostSubject: Re: Cali.Grrl : 2005 VL800   Cali.Grrl : 2005 VL800 Icon_minitimeMon Feb 04, 2013 6:32 pm

flat eric wrote:
Hi Cali,

if the rust isn't too bad, try using a piece of klitchen foil made into a small pad and rub it over your rust spots, Like magic the rust goes away and it doesn't scratch the metal.

Dip it in Pepsi and you'll get twice the performance. Tested.
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PostSubject: Re: Cali.Grrl : 2005 VL800   Cali.Grrl : 2005 VL800 Icon_minitimeMon Feb 04, 2013 6:59 pm

MarcinG wrote:
flat eric wrote:
Hi Cali,

if the rust isn't too bad, try using a piece of klitchen foil made into a small pad and rub it over your rust spots, Like magic the rust goes away and it doesn't scratch the metal.

Dip it in Pepsi and you'll get twice the performance. Tested.
explain to me why my ding dong are in a bottle of Pepsi, now i'm confusedCali.Grrl : 2005 VL800 1090754380
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