What do you ride?

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What do you ride?

Postby 98VS1400 » Sat Sep 13, 2014 12:38 pm

This post is inspired by the Let Me See Your Bike thread on IA. It was a big hit over there, so why not here too?

My current bike is a 1998 Suzuki VS1400 Intruder. She had 23,800 miles when I bought it. I've put about 4,000 on it since February. I love it; has been a great bike. She is mostly stock, but I've upgraded some things. Clutch springs, exhaust & baffles, etc. I've not uncorked it, might not ever. She runs EVERY TIME I push the starter and I'm afraid of hurting that.

This is the picture the PO used in the Cycletrader ad when I first saw her. She had Hard Krome slip on pipes and a horribly torn seat. He never posted pics of the other side, the seat is why. It was a wreck.

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These are a couple from recent days:

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Re: What do you ride?

Postby YoDude » Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:53 pm

Hey! That's a fine looking bike fer sur. Here's a couple of mine....

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I continually find it odd that the clutch side mirror in that second pic is almost invisible. :big grin:

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Re: What do you ride?

Postby 98VS1400 » Sun Sep 14, 2014 3:05 am

The mirror is not invisible at all. There is simply something distracting your eyes! :lolfall:

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Re: What do you ride?

Postby YoDude » Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:49 am

Well, I do need my readers when looking at something close up. Haha

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Re: What do you ride?

Postby jonnycando » Sun Sep 14, 2014 4:58 pm

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Re: What do you ride?

Postby YoDude » Sun Sep 14, 2014 5:04 pm

That's another fine example if I've ever seen one. :thumbup:

Glad you signed up John. I hope you'll come back often! I think I can say that for everyone else as well.

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Re: What do you ride?

Postby DMIntruder » Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:48 am

My 97.

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My 88. An older picture. I don't have the ugly saddlebags on it anymore.

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Re: What do you ride?

Postby 98VS1400 » Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:50 am

David, what is that hanging under your oil cooler?

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Re: What do you ride?

Postby DMIntruder » Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:56 am

That is my horn. I always relocate them there. I point them towards the right. Easy install. Just add about 6" if wire and use the supplied bracket with the horn and done. I found the stock location in the way of the front vacuum port.

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Re: What do you ride?

Postby 98VS1400 » Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:01 am

OK, I thought that might be it. I was looking for a place to mount my Wolo up in that area, but I couldn't figure anything out. So, as you say, I mounted it to the highway bar. The Wolo might be too big to put up there anyway.

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Re: What do you ride?

Postby YoDude » Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:56 am

DM, I really like your new blue paint job. You really did good with that one. The burgundy bike is sweet as well, nice work! :thumbup:

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Re: What do you ride?

Postby DMIntruder » Tue Sep 16, 2014 1:38 pm

YoDude9999 wrote:DM, I really like your new blue paint job. You really did good with that one. The burgundy bike is sweet as well, nice work! :thumbup:

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Thank you. The color of my 88 is not my favorite color by any means. Especially since it is not a stock paint job. I am unsure the history of the bike but it was completely re-painted, quite crappily, prior to my ownership. The thing needs some TLC that I would love to give it but I don't have the funds for. It especially would not add any value to the bike either. Things like a new wiring harness and a paint job. The 87-88 models do seem to hold their value a bit better than all other years based on what KBB says. I just can't justify putting another $1000+ into the bike.

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Re: What do you ride?

Postby Jolsen » Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:51 am

1999 VS1400 GLP 4kmiles when bought 2 years ago. Only home 1 day a week. So now she is at 17k miles.

Here she is almost stock. Just added saddle bags and a seat prior to my 1st trip with my dad, little brother, and the ol' lady for a week of fun.
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at our camp site.
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After some time.
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I grew tired of the monster Memphis Shades Fats after some time.
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So as of about 2 weeks ago a local shop was shutting down I picked up a slim for only $75 OTD.
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VS1400 Wiring Diagram INFOWARS

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Re: What do you ride?

Postby DMIntruder » Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:56 am

Jolsen, nice ride. I don't do really any distance riding but when I did commute 30 miles each way to work I had a National Cycles flyscreen on my VS800. I am considering another one for the 97 just for looks but I have other items on my list for the bikes that puts this at the bottom. That was a great deal on the Slim.

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Re: What do you ride?

Postby Jolsen » Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:23 am

DMIntruder wrote:Jolsen, nice ride. I don't do really any distance riding but when I did commute 30 miles each way to work I had a National Cycles flyscreen on my VS800. I am considering another one for the 97 just for looks but I have other items on my list for the bikes that puts this at the bottom. That was a great deal on the Slim.


yeah they have helmets such a Bell Revolver for 90 bucks. All kinds of stuff super cheap. I wish I had the cash I would buy out the store and relist the stuff on ebay for profit.
VS1400 Wiring Diagram INFOWARS

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Re: What do you ride?

Postby MadCow » Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:23 pm

2009 VROD Muscle...that is about to go on Craigslist. I want an FJR.
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Re: What do you ride?

Postby 98VS1400 » Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:25 pm

MadCow wrote:2009 VROD Muscle...that is about to go on Craigslist. I want an FJR.

Man, so if I wanna test ride it, I gotta buy it, right? Oh, well. I've never ridden an FJR either. :cheers:

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Re: What do you ride?

Postby MadCow » Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:28 pm

98VS1400 wrote:
MadCow wrote:2009 VROD Muscle...that is about to go on Craigslist. I want an FJR.

Man, so if I wanna test ride it, I gotta buy it, right? Oh, well. I've never ridden an FJR either. :cheers:


You got it, lol

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Re: What do you ride?

Postby tc1400 » Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:58 pm

Here's my S83. Ain't she a beauty? That's 83cc's of raw 'seat of the pants' tire-smoking power!
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Designer's springs are a wonderful thing.
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Seriously...
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Re: What do you ride?

Postby YoDude » Sun Sep 21, 2014 11:49 am

Oh, that is a nice one...The seat is sweet!

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