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Hi guys. I'm Justin from League City TX. I just picked up a 2003 Intruder VL1500 LC from a friend that had it rotting in his garage for the last 8 years. I drug it home, rebuilt the carbs, cleaned the tank, flushed the fluids, changed the tires and polished the rust off of the chrome. It's not 100% but it's WAAAAY better. I've been riding it and it's running and riding great. I plan for 12-14" apes and new lines/wires and a vinyl wrap to cover some questionable airbrushing in the very near future.

About me - I'm a network engineer / computer guy by day, firefighter in my spare time and I run a shop where I wrench on whatever needs to be fixed on the side. I also dabble a bit in upholstery. I have a long history of vehicle electronics and electrical systems and definitely know my way around an engine too. I hope to bring as much to the table as I ask to take away.

When I got it home:

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After 2 weeks of all of my spare time:

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That's my story, glad to be here.

-j
 

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Now I understand what you meant about "questionable airbrushing" lol. Fellow computer geek here, I bought a 2004 Suzuki Volusia 800 with 16K on it. It needs some love, but runs good. One thing I've noticed is the chrome can get nice and shiny with #0000 steel wool, but I have aluminum polish for the rims, spokes, and other jobs. Glad to see other "geeks" on here who love motorcycles. Carry on!
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Yeah, 0000 is what I used and backed it up with some good old Eagle One wadding polish. Nice ride, a fairing and bags are on my short list too.
 

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Welcome from Kennesaw GA!
 

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welcome to the family...got the ride looking nice...good luck with it...and ride safe out there.
 

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Greetings from sunny Arizona! Welcome to the Forum. Plenty of friendly folks her with lots of experience to share.

Congrats on resurrecting the bike. You did a nice job. 0000 steel wool does wonders on chrome. I sometimes combine it with a bit of lightweight oil or Simachrome polish to keep things lubricated as I polish.

Rice Safe and Often!
 

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Greetings from Indiana. You have it looking good.
 
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