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Aminus
07-12-2016, 6:36 PM
I started out with what some would call a perfectly good looking 2001 Suzuki Intruder and am in the process of making it into something that is more me. It is not my favorite bike in the world especially being 6'1" but it is paid for and I have had very little mechanical problems with it since I got it 2 1/2 years ago. Even though I had no plans of messing with this bike I needed a distraction after my father passed away last summer so I decided to tear in to the bike a little bit to shift my focus. I have always liked bobbers so my plan is to shoot for a bobber style look.

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The paint was fading badly and I do not like red so I stripped all the tins off the bike and sanded them off. I work for a auto paint supply and pretend to play painter on the side. I put down Transtar Factory pack black with PPG Shopline JC660 clear on my side covers and neck covers. I also put POR15 Black on the frame what Suzuki was thinking with the colored frames is beyond me especially a red frame.
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I cut down the rear fender and a buddy relocated the ECM and wired up a side mound license plate & tail light. I also put J&P Cycles drag bars on her, I like the feel of the dragbars but still don't know if I like the look of them or not.
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I had to cut the painting of the tank short after I got all the small parts painted black but was still working on the tank I blew out a brake line on my '65 C-10 I was using for to get to work and back while the bike was torn apart at the time so it had to sit for a couple of weeks and I had to throw the unfinished tank back on it. As of today I have pulled the tank back off and am ready to paint the tank. Hopefully I can get it all finished this week.
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I am trying to decide between pearl white paint or a Plum Crazy Purple like color with purple metal flake. right now I am leaning more toward the purple.

Aminus
07-15-2016, 6:59 PM
I went with a purple I made up my self in RM Diamont, covered that with Lil Daddy Roth's Betnik Purple candy and Beatnik purple metal flake. I need to wet sand and buff it this weekend.
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OleDirtyDoc
07-15-2016, 7:47 PM
Looks sweet

Aminus
07-22-2016, 8:21 PM
I got the tank put back on I had to cut and polish the tank off the bike and then it hazed over so I had to re cut and buff with the tank back on. Then I had a buddy do some lettering on it. I was going to do the lettering my self but I have a bad disc in my back so after 5 minutes of being bent over with a brush in my hand I had to tap out. I chose to put the sinner on 1 side only.

I next want to focus on some go fast goodies she is a little underpowered on the interstate . I also want to do away with the awful looking factory exhaust

I normally do not like red but I am liking the red grips with the purple paint. I was going to replace them with red or black grips but they may stay.
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plwae excuse the buffing compound