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Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-23-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 66,778
Posted By LikeItLoud
I got the bags on ebay, they are rather...

I got the bags on ebay, they are rather inexpensive, something like $40 for the pair, but they are holding up very well. On mounting them, I have a metal strap bolted on the inside and outside of the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-22-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 66,778
Posted By LikeItLoud
shanekfalcon If you think leaving that big...

shanekfalcon

If you think leaving that big hole in the side of the VX looks ugly, I agree, In fact I couldn't live with it. When I was putting this bike together, the handle for the valve was...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-04-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 66,778
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VXA, Ready for Alaska

Alaska, here we come, we're ready, the bikes are ready, and the count down has begun, June 3rd, 181 days until departures. The VXA passed a couple of rigorous test last summer, a few days up in the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-14-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 66,778
Posted By LikeItLoud
Vxa

I finally got some progressive springs for the rear, I knew they would make a big difference, but they by far exceeded my expatiation. They are about 1.5in longer than what I had, however when...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-14-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 66,778
Posted By LikeItLoud
Tiger

The Tiger looks great Unc.


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Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-01-2012, 11:17 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 66,778
Posted By LikeItLoud
VXA Ready to go.

Not much going on here, the VXA is ready for Prudhoe Bay. Thought I better add a new intery, It was getting near the bottom of the second page. All suggestions, recommendations and ideas have...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-23-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 66,778
Posted By LikeItLoud
Thanks

Got it, thank you, and thank you for all the VX pics, It will take me 2 months to look at all these VX machines. I may have to get another VX so I can copy some of the things done to these.
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Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-23-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 66,778
Posted By LikeItLoud
Advice taken

Thanks a lot for the advice Tworide, I was not aware of the rubber mounted one piece top clam on the newer version, I will look into that right away. It is suggestions like that, that has helped...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-16-2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 66,778
Posted By LikeItLoud
Spot

Thanks Joe for providing the SPOT thread, it was very helpful in strengthening my view of the product. I only read 30 pages starting with Jan. 2011, that only took about 4 hours. I kept track of the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-14-2011, 11:23 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 66,778
Posted By LikeItLoud
VXA new tank bag

Two more items to get yet. the 2 gallon Rotopax fuel container that I keep putting off in order to buy other things, and I have also decided to get a SPOT, Global Position Tracker & Messenger. After...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-14-2011, 10:56 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 66,778
Posted By LikeItLoud
VXA new tank bag

I took the top section off so it wouldn't be so tall. With the side bags, trunk & tank bag, this is more than enough storage space. Going to have to do something different with the GPS If I'm going...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-14-2011, 10:45 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 66,778
Posted By LikeItLoud
VXA new tank bag

Got a new tank bag today, I haven't even considered one until M@gneto suggested it. I started looking at them on ebay and decided that if I were to get one, it would have to be something like this, ...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-08-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 66,778
Posted By LikeItLoud
July 16th

Actually I don't mind hooking up with you in Glacier, either Sunday evening the 15th or Mon. morning the 16th than head north from there, In fact I think Mag and I might like to see a little of...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-07-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 66,778
Posted By LikeItLoud
VXA & Tyler

My buddy and his new bike.
Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2011, 01:17 AM
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Views: 29,041
Posted By LikeItLoud
Adventurer

Hello Sean, My name is Gene, I just discovered your ADVENTURE a few days ago. I also went to the beginning of your adventure on Face Book. At the age of 64, I have never envied anyone in my...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-28-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 127,164
Posted By LikeItLoud
Suzuki's

The first one is a VS1400, next a VX800 converted to Adventure Tour, the other ones are VS700s. How about that 5.7 gallon tank on the 1400? Although my dream bike is a Victory Vegas, I got enough...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-28-2011, 02:08 PM
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Views: 127,164
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Suzuki's

My first Suzuki was a DR250 back when the boys were growing up, we nearly lived on those dirt bikes for about 8 years back then. we had Yamahas, Hondas and Kawasakis, the DR out loved them all. ...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-26-2011, 09:00 PM
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Views: 720,364
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VXA ADV Stickers

This bike is going to Prudhoe Bay this next July or August, than I will submit Pics again with the bike covered with mud.

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-26-2011, 08:53 PM
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Views: 720,364
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VXA ADV Stickers

If you get a chance, check out the building of this bike in, { Some Assembly Required } Suzuki VX800

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-26-2011, 08:46 PM
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Views: 720,364
Posted By LikeItLoud
VXA ADV Stickers

Just completed converting this bike to an adventure machine. The last thing I put on was the ADV stickers.

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Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-26-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 66,778
Posted By LikeItLoud
VXA New Rider

This is my buddy Tyler, I've been chasing him out of the pictures all summer, which was probably a mistake. After taking the previous pics and was walking back to the house, I looked back tword the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-22-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 66,778
Posted By LikeItLoud
VXA ADV Stickers

These stickers ought to improve the performance

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Though with each passing day I grow older, I REFUSE to grow up!.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-22-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 66,778
Posted By LikeItLoud
VXA ADV Stickers

I really like this one.

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Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-22-2011, 10:07 AM
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Views: 66,778
Posted By LikeItLoud
VXA ADV Stickers

Got the new ADV stickers.


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Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-15-2011, 07:47 PM
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Views: 66,778
Posted By LikeItLoud
[QUOTE=Drunk_Uncle;17308970]Planning on riding...

[QUOTE=Drunk_Uncle;17308970]Planning on riding the Tiger, but the XR will be ready as backup just in case something comes up.[/QUOT


What all are you going to have done to the XR engine?
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Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-15-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 66,778
Posted By LikeItLoud
Just wondering Unc, what do you plan on riding to...

Just wondering Unc, what do you plan on riding to Prudhoe Bay?

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Though with each passing day I grow older, I REFUSE ...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-13-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 66,778
Posted By LikeItLoud
That's cool Unc, You might get her turned into a...

That's cool Unc, You might get her turned into a biker chick yet. Looking forward to seeing your Tiger.
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Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-12-2011, 12:37 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 66,778
Posted By LikeItLoud
Vxa

Thanks a lot Joe. I appreciate your comment on the front fender rack, It wont get anything more than a sleeping bag or maybe groceries for the day. It is very solid, but like you say, bad things...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,536
Posted By LikeItLoud
Dr350

You got a super deal on a super bike. There are 2 fuel jets in that carb, the smallest one is clogged and causing your problem, be sure that both jets are clear and that bike will run like a top.
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Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-11-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 66,778
Posted By LikeItLoud
Vxa

This has been a fun project, next winter I may have to do another project like this one. In a couple weeks there will be some ADV stickers on it. They should make it run even better. OK M@g, Unc,...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-11-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 66,778
Posted By LikeItLoud
Vxa

I have only had it out on one 400 mile trip, after I get another 1000 miles on it this next spring, I'll be satisfied

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Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-11-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 66,778
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Vxa

One of the first items replaced were the carbs, probably the worst condition of carbs I have ever seen. Other than that, no problem, put on another set of carbs and It started right up and it runs...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-11-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 66,778
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Vxa

I did more to this machine than I figured on at the start, but it just seemed to come together.

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Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-11-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 66,778
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Vxa

One of my neighbors told me when I started, he wouldn't give me $10 for it, now he wants to buy it. I told him he couldn't afford it.

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Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-11-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 66,778
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Vxa

This poor machine hadn't run in about 10 years, It had a lot of missing and broken parts, we were hoping to have it ready to go for about a $1000. Would have about made it, but I had to also replace...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-11-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 66,778
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Vxa

O K, everyone, as of now I declare this project complete, done and ready. Eight months and about $1200 latter I have a bike ready for a Prudhoe Bay trip. For a complete explanation of how this bike...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-07-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 66,778
Posted By LikeItLoud
Vxa

On the mark M@g, I didn't put all these hours into this bike to be pretty, but to be functional and hold up to the rough miles ahead.

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Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-06-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 66,778
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Vxa

Thanks Unc, The more see it, the more I like it. One reason it might look a little strange is that bikes today don't have much of a fender if any at all, this one didn't.

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Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-05-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 66,778
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VXA Rear Fender

Some of you may not like it, but I am Quite pleased with it.

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Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-05-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 66,778
Posted By LikeItLoud
VXA Rear Fender

And what it looks like now.

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