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Dale Eardnhardt.1951-2001.Thanks Dale,For a lifetime of Sunday afternoons.Race in Peace

 

 

 

This is my 2000 Suzuki VZ800 Marauder

 

 

Marauder Features

NEW FEATURES
New frame cover design with smooth contour.
KEY FEATURES
805cc 45° V-twin, liquid cooled engine tuned or strong low-end torque andacceleration. 45° phase, dual pin crankshaft minimizes engine vibration. Engine is accented with polished cooling fins, cylinder head covers andengine covers. Mikuni 36mm constant velocity carburetors provide excellent throttle responseand fuel efficiency. Silent-type cam chains with automatic tensioners. Tensioners are built-in thecylinders to maintain the clean look of the engine.
Digital ignition system for optimum ignition timing at all engine speeds. Ignition
is powered by a compact maintenance-free battery. 5-speed transmission and cable operated clutch with back-torque limiter,transfer power through a low-maintenance o-ring sealed chain.
Narrow width double cradle frame is strong and rigid with low center of gravity,
low 27" seat height and 35° rake angle. Cast aluminum covers provide
reinforcement at the swingarm pivot while adding a custom look. High strength inverted front forks feature a unique machined and chrome finishon the outer tubes.
Rear shock absorbers are chrome/covered and feature 5-wayadjustable preload. Custom-styled 3-spoke aluminum front wheel and unique dished-styled aluminum rear wheel. Custom style, tear-drop shaped fuel tank featuring a flush mounted, aircraft style fuel filler cap. Two-piece seat blends with the contours of the tank, frame and rear fender.Rear seat can be removed to expose the lines of the painted rear fender. Large 2-liter storage compartment and built-in helmet hooks can be accessedby removing the key operated locking seat. Storage compartment can beeasily removed to reach the battery. Flat T-bar style handlebars accent street racer styling. Large, easy-to-read speedometer with indicator lights for engine temperature,oil pressure and high beam, plus separate panel for neutral and turn signal indicators. Push-to-cancel turn signal switch for easy turn signal operation.
Optional accessories:

Fairing
Windshield
Lower cowling
Gel seat
Custom saddlebags
Rear rack with backrest
Billet footrests
Case guards
12 month unlimited mileage warranty.
Engine: 805 cc, four-stroke, liquid cooled, 45 degree V-twin, SOHC, 8-valves,
TSCC Bore/Stroke: 83.0 x 74.4mm Compression Ratio: 10.0:1 Carburetor:
FRONT: Mikuni BDS36 REAR: Mikuni BS36 Lubrication: Wet Sump Ignition: Digital/Transistorized Starter: Electric Transmission: 5-speed Final Drive: #530 chain Overall Length: 2365 mm (93.1 in.) Overall Width: 750 mm (29.5 in.) Overall
Height: 1110 mm (43.7 in.) Seat Height: 700 mm (27.6 in.) Ground Clearance
: 135 mm (5.3 in.) Wheelbase: 1645 mm (64.8 in.) Dry Weight: 207 kg
(456 lbs.) Suspension: FRONT: Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
REAR: Swingarm, oil damped, 5-way adjustable spring preload Brakes:
FRONT: Single hydraulic disc REAR: Single drum Tires: FRONT: 130/90-16
67H REAR: 150/90-15 M/C 74H Fuel Tank Capacity: 13 liter (3.4 gal.) Color:
Blue/Black, Black

In case you missed it.Move your pointer over the two Marauder emblems at the top onf this page.

With only 1,300 miles on it .I do enjoy riding my bike,but Iam limited to time and mother nature.It seems to me like it has rained everyday.As I predicted it would the day I bought it. I only have a few things I would change.
1.I would like the foot pegs a little more forward than what they are.
2.The mirrors are a little too long for me.They just stick out to far.
3.The seat gets kind of hard after a 100 miles or so.
4.No gas gauge gas stop after 150 miles is a must.
5.A tach built into the speedo.
6.A little more ground clearence,on the left side (the kickstand) low on the left.I like to leeeean.....................
Everything considered I would recommend it to anyone wishing to buy a bike.