Author Topic: Hello from lower Alabama  (Read 2053 times)

Buddy

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Hello from lower Alabama
« on: December 01, 2013, 05:55:28 pm »
Just joined. Been interested in the VT Ascots since a friend bought one new in 83. Then later his brother picked up a used one. They both still have theirs and Mike's has only 8100 miles on it. Although time has not been kind to ether of them.

I picked up one a few month ago and have been having a ball fixing it up. Rejeted the carb, built a custom exhaust, new tires, painted and polished a few things. Here's a pic. I've changed a few things since this pic and will get up a new/better one soon.

I've had lots of experience with vintage Suzuki's. 80 to 82 850s to 1100s. Thought it would be neat to get a really unique bike for a change. Few people have ever seen an Ascot. Mike and I took our bikes to a show in Mobile last month and had a lot of fun with them. The folks that knew what they were hadn't seen one in a long while much less two at a time.

 
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83 VT500ft Ascot (x3)
09 Yamaha Venture Royal(Miss Vivian)
If ya can't dazzle 'em with brilliance, baffle 'em with B. S.

Buddy

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Re: Hello from lower Alabama
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2013, 06:15:10 pm »
Another pic. Took this one Thanksgiving morning. Yep, I ride year round.
83 VT500ft Ascot (x3)
09 Yamaha Venture Royal(Miss Vivian)
If ya can't dazzle 'em with brilliance, baffle 'em with B. S.