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    You definately CAN do what you want with the Sachs bike, maybe without much trouble. Sort of makes me wish I had not sold my VX800--- that's about as close as we could likely get in the States. I've always wanted to do a cafe or at least a standard based on the Intruder 1400, but there is 'way too much stretch in the neck to do either, and Suzuki didn't offer the Intruders any other way. The VX800 routes coolant through the frame. I believe the Intruder does, too. If the Sachs does, too, it might be something to be aware of while doing any modifications.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steveo View Post
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    I have to be honest - what's going on there is way more interesting than a TT1 replica. Everybody does that with a pantah, but you rarely see sporting upright hooligan bikes/street trackers with those old rubber band motors. Put a set of aluminum cross brace renthal bars, and a numberplate instead of a headlight on the front and you are 90% of the way there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steveo View Post
    Thanks for the pics (is that you in the 3rd one)
    This was my first thought
    Now that's the dude from Storz, I stole the pic from his website.

    this is me

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    and yes you guys can take your shots about the davida.

    BTW, that pic was taken in winter of 2006 when it was 30 degrees outside. If you have been following my best gear thread, those are the now almost 30 year old gloves.


    I'm the dipshit in shorts talking to Roper in this photo:
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    That's impressive body armour

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveo View Post
    That's impressive body armour
    Those are Original unused T500 Redline tires, so expensive body armour to boot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnigma View Post
    You definately CAN do what you want with the Sachs bike, maybe without much trouble. Sort of makes me wish I had not sold my VX800--- that's about as close as we could likely get in the States. I've always wanted to do a cafe or at least a standard based on the Intruder 1400, but there is 'way too much stretch in the neck to do either, and Suzuki didn't offer the Intruders any other way. The VX800 routes coolant through the frame. I believe the Intruder does, too. If the Sachs does, too, it might be something to be aware of while doing any modifications.
    Cheers Jim
    The Sachs doesn't have coolant running through the frame

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    Is that one of them new airbag jackets?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geeto67 View Post
    Those are Original unused T500 Redline tires, so expensive body armour to boot.
    You'll bounce well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geeto67 View Post
    I have to be honest - what's going on there is way more interesting than a TT1 replica. Everybody does that with a pantah, but you rarely see sporting upright hooligan bikes/street trackers with those old rubber band motors. Put a set of aluminum cross brace renthal bars, and a numberplate instead of a headlight on the front and you are 90% of the way there.
    That's exactly what the current owner had in mind

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveo View Post
    That's exactly what the current owner had in mind
    well I don't think he's wrong. It is certainly a more "useful" motorcycle in that you aren't in a full racer tuck all the time. With your level of finish I think you'd have something that would draw a crowd, not just stand out in one.

    Small front fender, fork brace, dual disc up front, Stack Tachometer, bar end turnb signals like an old beemer...I mean I could do this all day.
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