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PostSubject: elsonico's 2001 VL800C   elsonico's 2001 VL800C Icon_minitimeSat Mar 09, 2013 7:31 pm

So, this is my current ride:

bought it in the Summer of 2011 with only 1000miles on it like this:

elsonico's 2001 VL800C IMG_1698

After a minor accident and a long winter, I decided to make some cosmetic changes:

As my garage is not heated, I decided to head to a more comfortable spot:

new tail&break-light, indicators, stripped licence plate mount, Silvertail exhaust:
elsonico's 2001 VL800C 8409659883_a790f6f141_c
elsonico's 2001 VL800C IMAG0425_zps90c1f965

still a work in progress...

spraypainted speedo-cover and front light:

elsonico's 2001 VL800C IMG_20130127_092536_zps9672c3ac
elsonico's 2001 VL800C IMG_20130213_172511_zpsa45016a4
elsonico's 2001 VL800C IMG_20130309_133143_zpsa63b4c49

still to come: new grips and a slightly differnt tail-light setup

I'm thinking about cutting down the fenders, as well, but haven't ultimatly deciced on doing it...

More pictures to come once the weather gets better...cheers!
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PostSubject: Re: elsonico's 2001 VL800C   elsonico's 2001 VL800C Icon_minitimeSat Mar 09, 2013 7:44 pm

Nice looking Bike. You must be single. Mama would never let me keep my bike in the house
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PostSubject: Re: elsonico's 2001 VL800C   elsonico's 2001 VL800C Icon_minitimeSat Mar 09, 2013 7:53 pm

Love it ! keeping the bike in the living room elsonico's 2001 VL800C 852880 your a ps3 man as well elsonico's 2001 VL800C 3498837457
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PostSubject: Re: elsonico's 2001 VL800C   elsonico's 2001 VL800C Icon_minitimeSat Mar 09, 2013 8:13 pm

wow wish my mrs would let me do that .lol
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PostSubject: Re: elsonico's 2001 VL800C   elsonico's 2001 VL800C Icon_minitimeSat Mar 09, 2013 9:42 pm

Bike looks great, I am also in the process of spraying parts black. Very Nice pipes. elsonico's 2001 VL800C 276246
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PostSubject: Re: elsonico's 2001 VL800C   elsonico's 2001 VL800C Icon_minitimeSat Mar 09, 2013 10:01 pm

I'm going to ask my wife if I can park it up in living room....
If you don't hear from me in next 2 days then come looking for me in the woods...bring a shovel elsonico's 2001 VL800C 852880
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PostSubject: Re: elsonico's 2001 VL800C   elsonico's 2001 VL800C Icon_minitimeSat Mar 09, 2013 10:26 pm

nice bike mate
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PostSubject: Re: elsonico's 2001 VL800C   elsonico's 2001 VL800C Icon_minitimeSun Mar 10, 2013 2:15 pm

Nice bike,the mods sound good to the fenders.
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PostSubject: Re: elsonico's 2001 VL800C   elsonico's 2001 VL800C Icon_minitimeSun Mar 10, 2013 2:41 pm

elsonico wrote:

elsonico's 2001 VL800C IMG_20130213_172511_zpsa45016a4
What a fabulous photograph, well impressed with that. Real insight. elsonico's 2001 VL800C 3492671266
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PostSubject: Re: elsonico's 2001 VL800C   elsonico's 2001 VL800C Icon_minitimeSun Mar 10, 2013 3:35 pm

Nice ride mate elsonico's 2001 VL800C 184121345
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PostSubject: Re: elsonico's 2001 VL800C   elsonico's 2001 VL800C Icon_minitimeSun Mar 10, 2013 6:47 pm

Mr Intruder wrote:
What a fabulous photograph, well impressed with that. Real insight. elsonico's 2001 VL800C 3492671266

thank you, as it turns out, I took this picture with my mobile phone, I didn't expect it to become that good. I took it a couple of weeks ago during my very first ride this year, you can even see snow in the background...
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PostSubject: Re: elsonico's 2001 VL800C    elsonico's 2001 VL800C Icon_minitimeSun Mar 10, 2013 10:27 pm

Shown the pics to the wife she said you've a glint in your eye you can bloody forget bringing the bike in here!! oh well just a thought elsonico's 2001 VL800C 3213823784
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PostSubject: Re: elsonico's 2001 VL800C   elsonico's 2001 VL800C Icon_minitimeSun Mar 10, 2013 10:54 pm

I started through the patio doors with one of my bikes once & my Mrs didn't say a word. The stare from those mad green Irish eyes was enough to tell me to get the fek out of there without delay. elsonico's 2001 VL800C 852880
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PostSubject: Re: elsonico's 2001 VL800C   elsonico's 2001 VL800C Icon_minitimeWed Mar 13, 2013 5:37 am

So, moving the bike into the living room was a result of a long night with a number of cold brews. In the morning, I mentioned that I've been thinking about having the bike in the living room for some time over the winter and my mates went straight to work.

Once it was inside, I realized how big the bike actually is.

The best thing, however, was watching the people's reaction that step into the room, unaware of what awaits them : )

And well, to be honest, my girlfriend wasn't overly pleased but as she has her own apartment, her opinion didn't matter : )
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PostSubject: Re: elsonico's 2001 VL800C   elsonico's 2001 VL800C Icon_minitimeSat May 18, 2013 3:07 pm

Sunny weather, a new smaller license plate and a new camera...do I need to say more?

elsonico's 2001 VL800C P5185195copy_zps9299f6a2
elsonico's 2001 VL800C P5185221copy_zps96166a48
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cheers guys!
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PostSubject: Re: elsonico's 2001 VL800C   elsonico's 2001 VL800C Icon_minitimeSat May 18, 2013 5:21 pm

nice photo's and great weather
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elsonico's 2001 VL800C 3492671266 Great photo's elsonico's 2001 VL800C 433968
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PostSubject: Re: elsonico's 2001 VL800C   elsonico's 2001 VL800C Icon_minitimeSat May 18, 2013 6:13 pm

Very good
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PostSubject: Re: elsonico's 2001 VL800C   elsonico's 2001 VL800C Icon_minitimeSat May 18, 2013 9:54 pm

ok, there's more:

elsonico's 2001 VL800C P5185335copy_zps4d578748

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Love the top one elsonico's 2001 VL800C 3498837457 The Volusia in the sunset.
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elsonico's 2001 VL800C 428386 you have a real talent for spotting a photo opportunity. elsonico's 2001 VL800C 276246
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PostSubject: Re: elsonico's 2001 VL800C   elsonico's 2001 VL800C Icon_minitimeSun May 19, 2013 10:56 am

Nice pictures
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elsonico's 2001 VL800C 3492671266 realy like the vol at sunset
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