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PostSubject: New member on his second VL800   New member on his second VL800 Icon_minitimeSun Jan 05, 2014 2:09 pm

New member on his second VL800 3005623951Hello 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.
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PostSubject: Re: New member on his second VL800   New member on his second VL800 Icon_minitimeSun Jan 05, 2014 2:30 pm

New member on his second VL800 2773974287  Peter & good to have you board. 
Nice little write-up that & a good introduction.  New member on his second VL800 3498837457
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PostSubject: Re: New member on his second VL800   New member on his second VL800 Icon_minitimeSun 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.

Jim.
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PostSubject: its a bargain!   New member on his second VL800 Icon_minitimeSun 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 rightNew member on his second VL800 Icon_wink
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PostSubject: Roller   New member on his second VL800 Icon_minitimeSun 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!
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PostSubject: Re: New member on his second VL800   New member on his second VL800 Icon_minitimeSun 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...  New member on his second VL800 2773974287  New member on his second VL800 881924
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PostSubject: Re: New member on his second VL800   New member on his second VL800 Icon_minitimeSun Jan 05, 2014 5:17 pm

Hi Peter  New member on his second VL800 936075699 From the chap in Chadderton  New member on his second VL800 852880  Nice intro  New member on his second VL800 3498837457
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Welcome to the forum  New member on his second VL800 881924
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Glad you have joined us peter, wow great buy  New member on his second VL800 184121345 welcome
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Hi Peter &  New member on his second VL800 304308752  from a chap in Castleford   New member on his second VL800 18617
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Hi Pete welcome m8
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New member on his second VL800 304308752 Sounds like you got yourself a bargain  New member on his second VL800 3498837457
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