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Post up pics of your Suzy!
« on: November 10, 2013, 09:13:53 PM »
My Bandit.  Lots of mods.  Here is a good shot with the big tank in commute mode:
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Full tour mode on the return from James Bay:
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Re: Post up pics of your Suzy!
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2013, 09:21:57 PM »
I can't play. Nice set up on that Bandit!
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Re: Post up pics of your Suzy!
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2013, 09:31:00 PM »
Thanks!  There's not much stock on it anymore.  Jetted, piped, SS lines, big tank I made, fuel bottle holders, risers, big shield, extra tool carrier, pro-oiler, GPS, satellite radio (although I got rid of that when I got the smart phone), engine guards I made, highway pegs, custom seat, and more stuff I'm not thinking of right now.  That's why I don't switch bikes very quickly- once I get them set up like I want them I hang on to them!   ;D
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Re: Post up pics of your Suzy!
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2013, 09:32:15 PM »
Thanks!  There's not much stock on it anymore.  Jetted, piped, SS lines, big tank I made, fuel bottle holders, risers, big shield, extra tool carrier, pro-oiler, GPS, satellite radio (although I got rid of that when I got the smart phone), engine guards I made, highway pegs, custom seat, and more stuff I'm not thinking of right now.  That's why I don't switch bikes very quickly- once I get them set up like I want them I hang on to them!   ;D

BTW, what is the tank off of?
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Re: Post up pics of your Suzy!
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2013, 09:55:47 PM »
Thanks!  There's not much stock on it anymore.  Jetted, piped, SS lines, big tank I made, fuel bottle holders, risers, big shield, extra tool carrier, pro-oiler, GPS, satellite radio (although I got rid of that when I got the smart phone), engine guards I made, highway pegs, custom seat, and more stuff I'm not thinking of right now.  That's why I don't switch bikes very quickly- once I get them set up like I want them I hang on to them!   ;D


BTW, what is the tank off of?


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Buy dented tank on eBay for $20 shipped, cut in half, add 3" of metal all the way around:
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Weld together:
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Put new tank sealer in take to line new metal that you added (no pics).

Add body filler to smooth out the rough spots and spend some time sanding:
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Add high-build primer, sand more, purchase second seat, cut to fit:
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Spray tank with auto paint in black:
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Add decals your buddy made, then clearcoat:
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Send seat to guy in Florida for resculpt to my measurements and to add gel padding in the seat, then reassemble:
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Old tank/seat for comparo (I still have them):
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New tank holds 7.2 gallons.  Plenty to make the James Bay 236 mile run (I built the tank with that trip in mind).  The farthest I went was 272 miles stop-stop during a SS1000 to South Dakota.
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Re: Post up pics of your Suzy!
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2013, 10:08:26 PM »
Thumbs up!
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Re: Post up pics of your Suzy!
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2013, 04:07:04 AM »
Damn! I was going to start this thread this morning.

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Re: Post up pics of your Suzy!
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2013, 07:49:12 AM »
WAY over packed:
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Lessons learned from that trip were that if it doesn't fit in the hard cases it's unnecessary.  Anyone wanna buy a waterproof duffle?  ;D

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Re: Post up pics of your Suzy!
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2013, 10:31:22 AM »
My daughter Sarah on my '03 Vstrom on the canal in Delaware.

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« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2013, 02:18:37 PM »
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Re: Post up pics of your Suzy!
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2013, 10:16:08 AM »
Thanks!  There's not much stock on it anymore.  Jetted, piped, SS lines, big tank I made, fuel bottle holders, risers, big shield, extra tool carrier, pro-oiler, GPS, satellite radio (although I got rid of that when I got the smart phone), engine guards I made, highway pegs, custom seat, and more stuff I'm not thinking of right now.  That's why I don't switch bikes very quickly- once I get them set up like I want them I hang on to them!   ;D

BTW, what is the tank off of?

New tank holds 7.2 gallons.  Plenty to make the James Bay 236 mile run (I built the tank with that trip in mind).  The farthest I went was 272 miles stop-stop during a SS1000 to South Dakota.

DAYMN!!!  that is just F'n AWESOME!!!
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Re: Post up pics of your Suzy!
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2013, 03:55:12 PM »
DAYMN!!!  that is just F'n AWESOME!!!

Thanks!  It works really well, although when she's about 3/4 full and you come to a stop the slosh is noticeable.  If I were to do it again I'd put in some type of anti-slosh device.  That's said, I've been really happy with it. 
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Re: Post up pics of your Suzy!
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2013, 03:52:11 PM »
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Currently not looking like this.   :augie:  New pics to be taken come spring after the remake.
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Re: Post up pics of your Suzy!
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2013, 08:45:57 AM »
09 Gladius 650 in a typical pastoral Lancaster PA setting.

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First real touring bike.
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Re: Post up pics of your Suzy!
« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2013, 09:20:46 AM »
My favorite track bike. 

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Re: Post up pics of your Suzy!
« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2013, 09:24:13 AM »
The bike that made me fall in love with dual sport riding.

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Re: Post up pics of your Suzy!
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Re: Post up pics of your Suzy!
« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2014, 11:52:47 AM »
I just got this last weekend. 2009 DR650 - with only 2600 miles.

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« Reply #20 on: February 02, 2014, 05:38:06 PM »
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Re: Post up pics of your Suzy!
« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2014, 07:00:51 PM »
my line of Suzy's...

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I always liked that color scheme  :thumbsup:

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Re: Post up pics of your Suzy!
« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2014, 01:09:25 PM »
me too. I'm actually looking for another one. not hard, but looking. gotta kinda pay things down a bit first. Wife misses that bike. but she hasn't rode the ZX yet. we'll see after that.
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Re: Post up pics of your Suzy!
« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2015, 11:15:09 AM »
Here's mine from a couple of years ago.

it's ALMOST the same now only a bit dirtier and a little more scratched up. Now that i live in a high rise washing and waxing only happens infrequently.

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« Reply #25 on: September 30, 2016, 05:43:08 PM »
It's about damn time.
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Re: Post up pics of your Suzy!
« Reply #26 on: November 14, 2016, 08:34:19 PM »
Looks great!
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Re: Post up pics of your Suzy!
« Reply #27 on: April 09, 2017, 03:54:21 PM »
Latest addition to the garage - 2007 Suzuki SV650 with a bunch of goodies: Race Tech rear shock, Cogent Dynamics front fork cartridges, 4-pot SV1000 brake calipers, radial master cylinder, Galfer stainless steel brake lines, wind screen, heated grips, SW-MOTECH bar risers, Delkevic exhaust, Power Commander III, Vortex rearsets (for track days), Pazzo levers, Jardine fender eliminator, belly pan, and a Powerlet D/C adapter. Clubman bars, Suzuki Gel Comfort Seat, and all the other OEM parts (hopefully). Seller to come out today with the rest of it.

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Re: Post up pics of your Suzy!
« Reply #28 on: April 09, 2017, 03:56:25 PM »
Oooh. Did that take the garage spot of the ST4?
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« Reply #29 on: April 09, 2017, 04:19:22 PM »
Very nice
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Re: Post up pics of your Suzy!
« Reply #30 on: April 09, 2017, 04:27:32 PM »
Oooh. Did that take the garage spot of the ST4?

Not. Yet.
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Re: Post up pics of your Suzy!
« Reply #31 on: April 09, 2017, 04:41:03 PM »
OooooOOOOooooo! Very nice and congratulations! Your turn for review!
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« Reply #32 on: April 10, 2017, 06:03:23 PM »
 :drool:
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Re: Post up pics of your Suzy!
« Reply #33 on: April 11, 2017, 07:40:56 AM »


It's gonna be a fun bike, just needs more goodies.  :bigsmile:

Best of luck with her (him)!
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« Reply #34 on: April 11, 2017, 10:45:44 AM »
So... track weapon?
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Re: Post up pics of your Suzy!
« Reply #35 on: April 11, 2017, 11:05:52 AM »
So... track weapon?

Nope. Downsizing. Sold my VFR to M.Brane and the Ducati ST4 is up for sale. Needed something smaller, lighter, and less likely to be damaged if I drop it (I'm a bit of a klutz). Hence the naked with frame sliders.

We suited it up with my soft luggage to see if all the bags fit and how best to secure them. They will work with some adjustments.

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« Reply #36 on: April 11, 2017, 11:36:13 AM »
So... track weapon?

Nope. Downsizing. Sold my VFR to M.Brane and the Ducati ST4 is up for sale. Needed something smaller, lighter, and less likely to be damaged if I drop it (I'm a bit of a klutz). Hence the naked with frame sliders.

We suited it up with my soft luggage to see if all the bags fit and how best to secure them. They will work with some adjustments.

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Re: Post up pics of your Suzy!
« Reply #37 on: April 13, 2017, 07:00:25 AM »
An excellent sport touring bike.

Couldn't get it in red I guess.  :(
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« Reply #38 on: April 13, 2017, 07:07:19 AM »
An excellent sport touring bike.

Couldn't get it in red I guess.  :(

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« Reply #39 on: April 17, 2017, 08:14:00 AM »
So... track weapon?

Nope. Downsizing. Sold my VFR to M.Brane and the Ducati ST4 is up for sale. Needed something smaller, lighter, and less likely to be damaged if I drop it (I'm a bit of a klutz). Hence the naked with frame sliders.

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You bike looks like it rolled off the showroom! I'm looking forward towards some adventures on it.
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Re: Post up pics of your Suzy!
« Reply #40 on: April 17, 2017, 08:38:56 AM »
Well I am starting a review, so stay tuned.
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« Reply #41 on: April 17, 2017, 10:34:46 AM »
Well I am starting a review, so stay tuned.
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« Reply #42 on: April 27, 2017, 09:33:56 PM »
I bet with that pipe it sounds absolutely deeelish!!!
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« Reply #43 on: April 09, 2018, 07:35:05 AM »
Picked up a leftover '16 DL650A last week.  Really happy with it.   ;D

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« Reply #44 on: April 09, 2018, 07:46:59 AM »
Very nice!  :bigok:

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« Reply #45 on: April 09, 2018, 08:40:32 AM »
Comgratulations!
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