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New member on his second VL800
|Subject: New member on his second VL800 Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:09 pm|| |
Hello to all you Suzuki800 members,
I'm on my second VL and I'm not sure how I missed this site the first time round? But now I've found it, it looks interesting.
I got my first Volusia, 04 plate, from a guy in Twickenham, which is a fair old trek from Sale, added all the usual bits, screen, crash bars, panniers, enjoyed it immensely, toured France and Spain and generally pottered about. Then got distracted, I bought a Suzuki DR Big, for those who don't know them, big single cylinder 800cc trailie, it was like getting off a cruise ship and into a speedboat! I was hooked, what a riot. The Volusia didn't move for 12 months and was in my way, so I posted an ad on fleabay last August and it went to a new home in Melksham, Wiltshire. My baby was gone....... but i still have the DR fruitcake! That was until it developed a rather load knocking sound...grrrr. So a winter rebuild is ongoing, but whilst searching for parts for the DR, I stumbled upon an ad on gumtree for an 04 VL in Bolton, just up the road, not run for 2 years, parked in a lock up, 2350 miles, one owner, £1000!!!!!!!
Empty the van, load a ramp, take a spare battery, tools, cash in pocket, there's a deal to be done. Met the owner, an old boy who had a lock up yard with two very nasty looking guard dogs, and sure enough, there was the VL in an open front garage, covered in sh..t, rustier than a 10 year old bean can!(maybe 30 year old, as they don't rust anymore)
So I listened to his version of the bikes history, this guy must have had more toys than I've had, (he even tried selling me a Rolls Royce), so I put some fresh fuel in her, changed the battery and it fired up!
So now I've a DR in bits and a rusty VL to sort out, and I'm thinking this time I'll do a bobber,........ but that might change.
Having looked through some of the previous postings it'll be nice to meet some other owners, and there seems to be a few around me, Bigmal, in Sale! can't get much nearer than that! and why've I not seen you about? Chap in Chadderton, another in Preston. How did I miss this site last time???
Looking forward to warmer weather and meeting some of you guys, All the best for the New Year and ride safely.
Peter, Sale, Cheshire.
Suzuki800.com Founder ... & ... Senior Administrator
|Subject: Re: New member on his second VL800 Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:30 pm|| |
Peter & good to have you board.
Nice little write-up that & a good introduction.
|Subject: Re: New member on his second VL800 Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:11 pm|| |
Hi mate, enjoyed reading your first post, be nice to see some before pics when you are able to post some in a week or so.
So how much did you end up paying? did you also buy the Rolls Royce too lol !!!
Welcome to the site mate and I look forward to you progress with the VL.
|Subject: its a bargain! Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:40 pm|| |
Thanks for the welcome guys,
I did the deal for £700! and as I got £3100 for my last VL, which had 10500 miles on it, I consider it a real bargain.
I'm sure this post will come back to haunt me when I finally move it on, there'll be no profit in this one........yeh right
|Subject: Roller Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:06 pm|| |
Oh yeh, the Rolls, I did think there was money in it but 'er in doors might have said something about having it on the drive! The neighbours would think I'd had a lottery win and come begging and its a lot of tin to keep clean, it was massive!
Very Valued VIP Member
|Subject: Re: New member on his second VL800 Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:31 pm|| |
welcome to the site Pete from another Peter! You'll enjoy the group as it has some great idea's for mods, help, advice when you get it wrong & when you get it right so don't be a stranger, tea & coffee is in the cupboard but you'll have to buy your own milk...
* Site Guru *
|Subject: Re: New member on his second VL800 Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:17 pm|| |
From the chap in Chadderton
|Subject: Re: New member on his second VL800 Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:31 pm|| |
Welcome to the forum
Mentally Deficient lunatic ..... & ..... Site Moderator
|Subject: Re: New member on his second VL800 Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:46 pm|| |
Glad you have joined us peter, wow great buy
Valued VIP Member
|Subject: Re: New member on his second VL800 Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:40 pm|| |
Hi Peter &
from a chap in Castleford
Very Valued VIP Member
|Subject: Re: New member on his second VL800 Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:40 pm|| |
|Subject: Re: New member on his second VL800 Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:20 pm|| |
Sounds like you got yourself a bargain
|Subject: Re: New member on his second VL800 Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:55 pm|| |
|Subject: Re: New member on his second VL800 || |
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