Rim stickers for Boulevard / Intruder

Started experimenting with rim decals/tapes/stickers or what ever you are supposed to call them. I tried different color combinations, but white lettering against the grey rim looked the best. Bright red/yellow/green might also work, but then you would want some of that color somewhere else on the bike too. Anyway, I measured the rims and…

Fast blinking fix for LED turn signals

Description: easy fix for fast blinking / hyper flash turn signals on a Suzuki Boulevard M50 The new LED blinkers were a bit busy with the stock relay. I don’t see why one couldn’t ride with them as they were, but curiosity got the better of me and I wanted to see if the fix…

Removing the tank from a Boulevard M50

Description: Removing the fuel tank from a Suzuki Bouelvard M50 / Intruder M800 Step 1: Remove the seat Step 2: Undo the big bolt from the rear end of the tank Step 3: Lift up the rear of the tank and place a piece of wood under for support. Step 4: Remove the tank cover…

Boulevard / Intruder turn signal project

Description: swapping the original Suzuki Boulevard / Intruder turn signals to smaller LED ones I’ve never cared for the ice-cream-scooper-with-oranges-at the-end look that most cruiser turn signals have. I prefer much smaller ones, but given the fact that turn signals are primarily safety devices I would not want anything that are actually worse than the…

Suzuki Boulevard / Intruder shaft drive rust issue

Descprition: Suzuki Boulevard M50 / Intruder M800 shaft drive rust issue Well, crap! I decided to take a look inside the shaft drive tube, because of the potential rusting issue this model has (Both M50 and C50). Turns out I should have done this immediately after getting the bike. The lower end was baked in…

Removing the rear fender and rear frame

Description: Removing the rear fender and rear frame from Suzuki Boulevard M50 / Intruder M800 STEPS FOR REMOVING THE FENDER AND FRAME Remove the rear seat by removing the bolt circled yellow. (OR seat cover which ever you have mounted) Remove the three black screws circled red 3. Undo the connector on the left side…

Removing the front wheel and fender

Description: removing the front wheel and front fender from a Suzuki Intruder M800 / Boulevard M50 This is not exactly a hard one either, but in the name of documenting stuff, I’ll put this one out here too. Tool needed– 12mm Hex head bit – for the front axle– 10mm socket – for the axle…

First sign of trouble – Fork seal leaking

The bike has worked perfectly (as it should with those miles) so far. Now at roughly 11 000 kms or 6835 miles I noticed the right side fork seal leaking a bit. Nothing major by the looks of it. I really don’t know how long this has been going on, but I guess something has…

Mystery plug under the seat

It turns out there is no electrical gremlin on the bike. I’m just stupid. For some reason I assumed that the “empty” plug under the seat might be an AUX power source. I haven’t been able to find one on this model. Apparently the previous model had one inside the headlight bucket. Comment below if…