Here I am.
If I have said hello before, I don't remember so that alone tells you I am older, and have a lousy memory.
I currently have a '90 VX800 in the shop up on the lift for a resurrection.
It is my second VX, the first one was a '91 that I bought used in '93 and I loved the bike but a few years later when we started building our new house I sold it. Three year of house construction completed I had discovered ADVRider and realized dirt road exploring was what I wanted to do so I bought a Suzuki DR650.
Fast forward ten years and I found another VX800 on CL for a good price so I bought it.
I rode it once and parked it in the shed as a winter project while I rode my other bikes during the summer.
But each winter I had other bike projects to work on...
Then we bought an old house and spent a year renovating it and selling the house we built.
More bike projects during the winters and riding during the summers and the years rolled by with the VX quietly waiting for its turn in the shop.
Finally, this is the winter of the VX! (We've been here ten years now)
I've kept the bike registration current all these years thinking I was going to get to it.
Every forum is different and I will have to learn how this one operates to be able to post pictures.
And if there is a section for bike projects?
This bike was painted flat black so it will need paint at the top of the list.
I'm still taking it apart to see what needs fixing, replacing, or cleaning.
It is stripped to the frame and the forks are off.
I'm making a list as I go along as I like to do.
I'm sure I will be asking questions that I hope you will be able to help me with.
My name is James, married (40 years), no kids, lived in Alaska for about 45 years.
I'm still working full time (I spent my 20's sailing, traveling, and having fun) but plan to retire next summer.
My username is JagLite and that came from my car, a 2000 Mazda Miata (NB - second gen) that I loved and drove year round for 20 years.
To me it was a baby Jaguar. Or a Junior Jaguar. Or a Lite version of a Jaguar.
My favorite car ever and it was sad to see it go but I don't drive much anymore.