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Old 01-09-2011, 11:54 AM
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Question suzuki Intruder chopper- in-the-works

Hi, sirius here...a newbie to the forum, so pls bear with me, as I adjust. I'm getting my 2nd Intruder 1400, a 2003 stocker. I will be doing the usual to help it
breathe and perform (carb jets, pipes, etc. (1) Need advice on pro's & cons of extending the rake, and (2) the maximum rear wheel and tire size I can go without modifying the rear fender. (3) Also - ideal front tire size for maxed rear. Thanks upfront for any help on this.
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Old 01-09-2011, 12:39 PM
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Welcome to CC! Are you talking about cutting the frame, or adding an AME kit to increase the rake.
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Old 01-09-2011, 02:22 PM
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As it's a shaft drive it'll be hard to find a wider wheel set up.

Try using a ruler to measure the tyre/mudguard clearance, and more importantly, tyre/shaft housing clearance.

You may have to look into getting a new rim laced to your hub. Please note also, that a wider tyre is not the be all and end all. In most cases it can take a bike that rides quite nice and turn it into a pig.
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Old 01-09-2011, 05:12 PM
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That particular motorcycle was manufactured for more than 15 years unchanged.
2010 was the first year since introduced that Suzuki did not offer the 1400.
The good news is that they still offer the 800 which looks identical to the 1400 except it has a rear drum brake instead of the disk brake.

It had the total chopper look and is very hard to improve on.
1400 V twin with a 40 lb. frame. Twin 36mm carbs.

The rake was 36 which was radical for its time.

I used to own one. The workmanship on the stock factory bike was flawless.
The side covers were metal and no plastic junk.

It was good for a short person. 5' 9" or less as the frame was a little bit short.
A Corbin gunfighter seat gives you a little more length to sit on.
Corbin went out of business I heard so you better get those seats if you want one.
The bike I used to own.
Completely stock except for changing out the handlebars for Kawasaki 800 bars. Much more comfortable than the narrow stock bars.
Corbin seat.

Even the stock exhausts were very cool.
The fit and finish were excellent.

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Old 01-10-2011, 02:38 PM
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Thanks C.A. No desire to alter the frame - thinking of possibly going the triple tree route. Concerned about low speed flop, however so it's iffy whether I'd just go for the 'look'.
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Old 01-10-2011, 02:41 PM
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Hmmm... thanks David. Any take on max rear tire size for the stock wheel? And ideal tire size for the front? Not finding this info on other sites yet.
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Thanks Donald....great looking bike! Thanks also for the heads-up on Corbin. I had Mustang seat on my last ride - thinking of going that route on the one I'm getting. Still going let the bike breathe better with baffle-free drag pipes, stage 1 jet kit, drilling out the air box. Forward controls and a few other changes to round it out in time for some good riding weather before we hit triple-digit summer.
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Old 01-11-2011, 02:27 AM
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Hmmm... thanks David. Any take on max rear tire size for the stock wheel? And ideal tire size for the front? Not finding this info on other sites yet.
You really need to go to the www.intruderalert.com web forum.
All of your tire questions and other questions are already answered.
If you change intakes you may need to rejet. The lucky thing about that bike is that it came with foam filters. But the stock filters sometimes crumbled into pieces so use the aftermarket foam filters.

It is all on that website.
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Hi, sirius here...a newbie to the forum, so pls bear with me, as I adjust. I'm getting my 2nd Intruder 1400, a 2003 stocker. I will be doing the usual to help it
breathe and perform (carb jets, pipes, etc. (1) Need advice on pro's & cons of extending the rake, and (2) the maximum rear wheel and tire size I can go without modifying the rear fender. (3) Also - ideal front tire size for maxed rear. Thanks upfront for any help on this.
I just noticed your post tonight and thought I'd show ya a few pix of mine , an 05 1400 .....I bought her new in 05 , since then I've added a raked front end (AME kit) it comes complete with the choice of overstock length tubes (I chose 10 in) .....I put on progressive 412 shocks ,forward controls, built a fiberglass seat span, 15 in apes , since these pix were made I've changed to a homeade sidemounted tag......I have youtube clips also just holler & I'll post.....the exhaust are torched out and repolished to remove blue- ing

this is the widest tire I have fit under her, it's a Kings 120/80 15 ......on the subject of wide tire kit .....Thunderbike (German website) sells the kit for intruders shipping and all about 4 thousand, it involves a double u joint drive shaft and diff swingarm ! (OUT OF MY BUDGET !)

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Old 01-17-2011, 07:05 PM
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here's a couple more pix......some were with a windshield , now it's got apes. in some pix I had the stock 19 in frt wheel .....now it has a 21 inch (I bought one from a member of intruderalert from an 800 intruder)....it's an easy swap ! (JUST HARD TO FIND ONE)


GOOD VIEW OF MY HOMEADE SISSYBAR

my first homespun seat attempt

this is how the seat looks now (except I recovered it in black suede)

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[IMG]http://i719.photobucket.com/albums/ww192/mikechambers1001/100_4781.jpg[/IMGthis is how she looks now after I made the vert tag mount


group ride at the canyons

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Old 01-17-2011, 07:22 PM
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Here's a few of the youtube clips:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEw12Wau-5o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vj28laniq0w
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXX3SBBEd2k
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Hey D.O.B..... Thx for the beautiful pix of your awesome ride. I'm a bit envious. Now I'm even more inspired to stretch my vision of what my Intruder can look like. Tell me honestly though.... is the front wheel flop too much of a deal at low speeds in town, etc.? Really appreciated your posting the photos. Thx again.
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Hey D.O.B..... Thx for the beautiful pix of your awesome ride. I'm a bit envious. Now I'm even more inspired to stretch my vision of what my Intruder can look like. Tell me honestly though.... is the front wheel flop too much of a deal at low speeds in town, etc.? Really appreciated your posting the photos. Thx again.
Thanks for the compliments ! No it does not handle bad at low speed , as a matter of fact it's MORE stable ! It sits so low and I'm lower in the frame which makes it balanced better !


watch this vid of her
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The AME kit is NOT just a raked tree. The construction of the AME tree eliminates the need to rake the neck. If you put on a normal raked tree and extend the forks, without raking the neck, you might end up with handling problems.
The AME kit handles very well - just put one on my ex-wife's Vstar 650, and is easy to install too. A job that can easily be done in one day
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