Suzuki Intruder
Close

Suzuki Intruder

This is a discussion on Suzuki Intruder within the General forums, part of the Caferacer.net Forums category; What do you all think my chances are of making a VS800 Intruder resemble this?...

Page 1 of 12 12311 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 120
Like Tree1Likes

Thread: Suzuki Intruder

  1. #1
    Senior Member steveo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Colchester, England
    Posts
    1,478

    Suzuki Intruder

    What do you all think my chances are of making a VS800 Intruder resemble this?
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  2. #2
    Senior Member kerosene's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Southern Finland
    Posts
    2,080
    My bet is zero.

    Pointless. The bikes are extremely different.
    -

  3. #3
    Senior Member hillsy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Brisbane, QLD, Australia.
    Posts
    6,043
    You'd have more of a fighting chance with one of these:



    The Yamaha's engine is a stressed member like the Vincent.

  4. Remove Advertisements
    CafeRacer.net
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Senior Member goldy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Nova Scotia
    Posts
    477
    There would be very little on the original machine that you could actually use without some very serious modifications...it would pretty much have to be a frame-up build. Unless you are some sort of mechanical wizard, I would chalk this one up as a daydream. Your profile doesn't say much about you, so I don't know what sort of skill sets you have, but if you are indeed capable of such a feat, I would love to see what you could come up with.
    “And this you can know – fear the time when Manself will not suffer and die for a concept, for this one quality is the foundation of Manself, and this one quality is man, distinctive in the universe.”
    John Steinbeck

  6. #5
    Senior Member steveo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Colchester, England
    Posts
    1,478
    Sorry all, I should have been more accurate with the doner bikes description. It is in fact a Sachs 800 Roadster, which does have the Suzuki engine, but the similarity ends there.
    I don't know if this model was ever sold in Oz or the US. There's not many around in the UK.
    The frame will need minimal mods just de-lugging and some brackets welded on for the seat.
    As you can see in the pic the bike already has wire wheels, usd forks and Grimeca front brakes.
    This build is a bit of a gamble. All the doner bikes that I have used up to know have needed a total restoration as well as any modifications. This time I'll be altering a perfectly good (not so good looking) one.
    If anyone's interested I'll post some pics tomorrow.
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Last edited by steveo; 02-11-2014 at 05:36 AM.

  7. #6
    Senior Member hillsy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Brisbane, QLD, Australia.
    Posts
    6,043
    Is that shaft drive or chain?

  8. #7
    Senior Member steveo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Colchester, England
    Posts
    1,478
    It's a shaft Hillsy

  9. #8
    Senior Member Geeto67's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Columbus, Ohio
    Posts
    22,415
    Instead of making it look like a norvin, why not get really crazy and restyle it with an original design? Something that speaks more to the roadster name. Get a little crazy like a one piece Tracy style body in polished alloy, or something more flat tracker looking. Challenge yourself.


    In stock trim and painted black it isn't that ugly of a stock bike. It just isn't old looking.

    Only a a norvin is awesome. Anything that tries to be but isn't is just a disappointment.
    Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.

  10. #9
    Senior Member goldy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Nova Scotia
    Posts
    477
    OK, that's definitely a better place to start! Yes please...post some pics.
    “And this you can know – fear the time when Manself will not suffer and die for a concept, for this one quality is the foundation of Manself, and this one quality is man, distinctive in the universe.”
    John Steinbeck

  11. #10
    Senior Member kerosene's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Southern Finland
    Posts
    2,080
    Yeap - my words don't apply anymore
    -

Page 1 of 12 12311 ... LastLast

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. 83 Suzuki 450
    By JohnJolley in forum Project Builds
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 09-02-2013, 05:44 PM
  2. 83 Suzuki GS 550 L
    By kmpfled in forum Project Builds
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-16-2012, 08:04 PM
  3. 74 Suzuki GT 185
    By TerrorShark in forum Project Builds
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 04-02-2011, 09:42 PM
  4. Suzuki T500 fenders, or any older suzuki tach
    By mitchberry in forum Wanted
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-27-2010, 04:19 PM
  5. Suzuki TC 90, possible?
    By Tigertree in forum Project Builds
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-19-2009, 01:22 AM

Search tags for this page

intruder cafe
,
intruder cafe racer
,
suzuki intruder 1400 cafe racer
,
suzuki intruder cafe
,

suzuki intruder cafe racer

,
suzuki vx800 cafe
,
suzuki vx800 cafe racer
,
vx 800 cafe racer
,
vx800 cafe racer
Click on a term to search for related topics.