Subject: Another Sachs Roadster Mon Feb 27, 2023 8:38 pm
Hi All, The new riding season is almost here again and I've been looking back on pics I've taken of my Roadster over the last couple of years of ownership and thought that I would post them here just in case anyone is interested. The bike is pretty standard apart from I've put Hagons on the back, fitted a fender extender which wont be in the earlier pics, and fitted a decent horn and a LED headlight bulb for safety. Other stuff that I've done that can't be seen is added an aluminium header tank, swapped the fan switch down two temp stages, ditched the pair unit and serviced the bike twice since I got it, changed the fluids, callipers cleaned, new air filters etc, in the last oil change that I did over winter I also took that little sump pan off and cleaned the strainer on the oil pump return, no nasty surprises in there I'm pleased to say, it seems that Suzuki build a good motor. It's now got a brand front tyre on it now and is going for MOT this week. All we need now is the weather.
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Subject: Re: Another Sachs Roadster Tue Feb 28, 2023 9:37 pm
Very nice! You even have the EBC pro-lite front discs! They look great on a spoked wheel. Really very few Sachs Roadster 800 owners in the UK.
Which fender extender did you get please? I'm looking for one too.
I googled Sachs Roadster 800 the other day and found one on display at a coffee shop. The private collector of prestigious rare bikes included our little Sachs saying;
"The Sachs Roadster was a big capacity design risk taken by Sachs in the early 2000s... to build a stand-alone classic street bike. Design before it's time, pulled in lots of style cues from a more vintage era. Shortly after this attempt by Sachs, the modern retro bike culture took hold and brands such as Triumph, Ducati, Royal Enfield and BMW began to create similar, everyday road bikes for the emerging heritage market."
I couldn't sum it up any better. All the best for the riding season!
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Subject: Re: Another Sachs Roadster Wed Mar 01, 2023 9:35 am
Cheers Adilmon, yes those Pro Lites look the part although mine came with them on so I was lucky. Regarding the fender extender I bought mine off Amazon, they are out of stock but Ive attached a link below anyway as its got the dimensions on it and you can probably buy the same thing elsewhere. I had to cut mine down as it was too wide and if I remember right I used some masking tape, and a compass to get the cut symmetrical at each edge, I cut it with a dremel with a little saw attachment doing several passes but you could use a junior hacksaw, then sanded it. Interesting bit about the Sachs at the coffee shop, it's certainly keeping some quality company in that collection but I might drop them a polite email and tell them it's not a Honda engine in it though. Did you ever make any headway with the main stand ?
Another question, do you or anyone else know how many Roadsters Sachs made before they went under? Also I know there's usually about 15 or so on the road every season in the UK and total imports here totalled 74 and about ten seem to have been scrapped or possibly exported to Holland, hard to imagine though that there are therefore 43-45 bikes permanently languishing in sheds, seems like a big proportion.
H HILABEE Universal Front Extender Wheel Splash Guard For Motorcycle : Amazon.co.uk: Automotive
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Subject: Re: Another Sachs Roadster Fri Mar 10, 2023 2:08 pm
Thanks for the fender detail. I sent the detailed main stand drawings to a couple of engineering companies, but they weren't interested. A friend help me buy the Sachs B805 stand from ebay classifieds germany, which was almost new condition. Frankly, too expensive for what it is (charged me a bit more than new price), but being very rare and more suited to my longer rear shocks I thought I'd regret missing out and went ahead with it.
I know of a few Sachs owners around me; -The admin of Unloved and Worthless Motorcycles club on Facebook has one -A classic car journalist in kent has a B805 -An architect in IoW has a custom black B805 That's quite a high proportion of owners really, considering that knowing of 5 in the UK is almost a 1/3 of the ones on the road.
Trying to fashion 10L Jerry Can panniers at present, a bit less bulky and far more manly than the Givi luggage.