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Suzuki 800 Intruder Club & Forum
Welcome to suzuki800 Intruder forum

A UK Site Dedicated To The Suzuki C800, VL800, VX800, VZ800, VS800, C50, M50, Intruder / Boulevard / Marauder.

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A UK Site Dedicated To The Suzuki C800, VL800, VX800, M800, VZ800, VS800, C50, M50 Model Intruder / Boulevard / Marauder
 
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PostSubject: Hello from Glasgow   Hello from Glasgow Icon_minitimeTue Jan 24, 2012 12:41 pm

Hi Everyone, SHWB01, its my initials, I am Steve From Glasgow, I bought a Suzuki M800 and rode it from Glasgow to Southampton, Ferry to Bilbao and then down through to Gibraltar were I used the bike for daily commuting from Sabinillias Spain into Gibraltar, I have quite short legs and found the bike quite hardwork with Gear changes and breaking, I am going to try as suggested to get the seat remodelled to push me further forward, the bike has not really been used much in the last 3 years, however, I have another job in Gibraltar so will be making the Journey again soon. I am 54 and have ridden bikes since age 15.
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Welcome Steve, good to have you on board Hello from Glasgow 1530558013
Crikey that's a mighty journey to do from your location, goes to prove these bikes are not just great for pottering around town posing but just the ticket for a distance trip as well as proven by yourself and many others too.
Enjoy the site mate and if need any help give us a shout as we have some very friendly and knowledgeable members Hello from Glasgow 3498837457
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Glasgow   Hello from Glasgow Icon_minitimeTue Jan 24, 2012 1:32 pm

welcome to the site steve glad you've found us lots of good tips on here Hello from Glasgow 936075699
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Hi Steve and welcome m8.
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Hi mate Im in Edinburgh welcome
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Hi andHello from Glasgow 1530558013
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Glasgow   Hello from Glasgow Icon_minitimeTue Jan 24, 2012 7:31 pm

Steve if you do get time and you are looking to meet other bikers in Scotland then look at the Royal British Legion Scotland Riders.

Ive been a member for one year and loved every thing we have been involved with, Charity work all over Scotland.

we are not a gang just bike lovers.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Glasgow   Hello from Glasgow Icon_minitimeWed Jan 25, 2012 4:38 pm

welcome to the forum steve, glad you found us
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Glasgow   Hello from Glasgow Icon_minitimeWed Jan 25, 2012 4:48 pm

I must admit, my backside was aching and the last hundred miles of the trip to Gib was very uncomfortable with frequent stops. I never found the tank range a problem as by the time it was needing a fuel refill it was about time for a break anyway. I quite fancy a change of bike to a more convential riding position but what has a shaft drive (one of the main reasons I got an M800) bags of Torque and is a head turner for a resonable cost?
Thanks "Scotland Warrior" for the invite, but I heading back out to Gibraltar on the 26th of Feb, and probably June return for the bike, or maybe get it shipped over.
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Hello from Glasgow 1530558013 mate thats one hell of a commute to work, but worth it for that spanish sun on your back. done 8 days around spain in 2009.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Glasgow   Hello from Glasgow Icon_minitimeWed Jan 25, 2012 9:54 pm

Welcome Steve, I also have a short leg problem ( well, the two outside ones anyway .. lol ). I've got a VL800 ( now C800 ) and I've got footboards fitted instead of footpegs, and it makes a difference. Might not be suitable on an M800 though ?



Anyway Hello from Glasgow 2610028573 mate
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I absolutley love the bike, I have some mates in Swindon, who are going to see if it is possible to engineer a solution. I think the running board is probably the best option and reduce the gear change linkage and re work the brake peddle. as well as have the seat re-worked, will make all the difference.
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