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PostSubject: Hi from Australia   Hi from Australia Icon_minitimeFri Apr 30, 2021 11:05 am

Hi I'm Haydn from Sydney, Australia.

I own a 1985 VS750 Intruder and a 1990 VX800.

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I've only had the VX for a couple of weeks, bought it for AUD $400 with rego til July.

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The VX is pretty rough looking but it runs and rides well. All I've had to do was do the fork seals and replace the fan switch.

I'll probably have lots of questions, hence why I joined this forum!

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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Australia   Hi from Australia Icon_minitimeFri Apr 30, 2021 11:51 am

Welcome Haydn.    First pic is cool, runs and rides well is good news to hear.

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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Australia   Hi from Australia Icon_minitimeFri Apr 30, 2021 12:26 pm

Thanks Badger! The VX needs a bit of tidying up but Im up for the challenge
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Australia   Hi from Australia Icon_minitimeSat May 01, 2021 1:51 pm

Hi Haydn, Welcome. I am a Sydney-sider as well, I have had a Savage 650, VX800 and now an Intruder 1400.

The VX is a great bike, I stripped mine down and converted it into a cruiser:

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I have a few parts left from the build (both wheels, tyres, triple tree, front chin spoiler) if they are any use to you, let me know.  

Gary

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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Australia   Hi from Australia Icon_minitimeSat May 01, 2021 3:21 pm

Thanks Gary, wow! What a great trio of bikes!
I had to do a double take on your VX, incredible job on turning it into a cruiser! Seriously looks amazing man.
Definitely be interested in the chin spoiler, it’s one of the things I wanted to do to mine.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Australia   Hi from Australia Icon_minitimeSun May 02, 2021 4:15 am

Cheers Hadyn,

Thanks, the Savage underwent some modification as well, stretching out 4":

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And the 1400 even more at 8":

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Let me know if you want to see any parts, I am in the Northern Beaches.

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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Australia   Hi from Australia Icon_minitimeSun May 02, 2021 8:43 am

That’s one mean looking 1400 and love the savage too 😎
Definitely interested in checking out the parts, will send you a message
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Oops, looks like I need 15 posts before I can PM  Hi from Australia 1f602
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Australia   Hi from Australia Icon_minitimeSun May 02, 2021 11:11 am

oh for 004 to to to oh three

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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Australia   Hi from Australia Icon_minitimeSun May 02, 2021 5:16 pm

That 1400 has a real Swedish vibe about it.   Love it.
The Savage was a belt drive, yea?   Almost bought one many moons ago, looks a solid machine.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Australia   Hi from Australia Icon_minitimeMon May 03, 2021 8:09 am

@Blade message sent I think? haha
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Australia   Hi from Australia Icon_minitimeMon May 03, 2021 8:12 am

Recently changed up the headlight to a retro Bermuda
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Australia   Hi from Australia Icon_minitimeTue May 04, 2021 3:04 pm

Hi Badger, yes the Savage is a big belted unit, with a 40mm or over 1&1/2" wide belt. With a 650cc single cylinder it was light weight with plenty of power to keep up with the big boys. It was also pretty easy to ride and forgiving enough to be a perfect learners bike. Even today I get an constant smile if I get to take it for a spin.
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