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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-14-2014, 07:23 PM
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Posted By gpounce
:D might be a stupid question but it'll cost...

:D might be a stupid question but it'll cost you no matter how you answer it...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 472,324
Posted By gpounce
gsxr1000k shock is a nearly drop-in replacement...

gsxr1000k shock is a nearly drop-in replacement on a gen2 1200S but the spring is way too soft- ride height is OK but its vastly plush- maybe unsafely so since it allows so much motion. I have one...
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 472,324
Posted By gpounce
I've had to replace both of mine- rotted out, and...

I've had to replace both of mine- rotted out, and the breather hoses connected to the "T" portion on both (which lead up over the top of the airbox went rock hard.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,951
Posted By gpounce
+1 - perfectly expresses why I love riding, the...

+1 - perfectly expresses why I love riding, the more I learn doing it the more I like it. Cars are of no interest, no matter how fancy or pretty- all just transport. I ride for commuting mostly...
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 472,324
Posted By gpounce
There was enough slack in all the wires, and the...

There was enough slack in all the wires, and the throttle/choke/clutch lines too, though not much extra...
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 472,324
Posted By gpounce
The holeshot risers (holeshot.com) are 1 3/8"...

The holeshot risers (holeshot.com) are 1 3/8" rise- it really helped the pinched nerve in my neck though I still get it during long rides (5+hrs over multiple days, or if I'm tense). The braided...
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 472,324
Posted By gpounce
I put Holeshot bar risers on my Gen2 1200S, comes...

I put Holeshot bar risers on my Gen2 1200S, comes with a braided top hose down to the manifold- it noticeably firmed the brakes, not by a lot but kind of surprising nevertheless. I would generally...
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 472,324
Posted By gpounce
I use Pirelli Angel GT's on my Bandit 1200. I'm...

I use Pirelli Angel GT's on my Bandit 1200. I'm at about 10k on my rear and its doing fine, just replaced the front at nearly 20k. I guess I'm fairly easy on tires being mostly a commuter and low...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,532
Posted By gpounce
Shrug.. plenty of Suzuki Bandits 1200 and 600 can...

Shrug.. plenty of Suzuki Bandits 1200 and 600 can be found cheap, plenty reliable and likely to last forever. Classic UJM with reasonably modern suspension, brakes etc. Lots of parts around,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-19-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 27,648
Views: 6,586,716
Posted By gpounce
To waste your rear tire in a parking lot instead...

To waste your rear tire in a parking lot instead of expending it out on the road? Whatever floats one's boat I guess but I'd rather be riding than dorking around like that...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-24-2013, 06:46 AM
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Posted By gpounce
Y'all don't know... Steve's Prince of Steaks is...

Y'all don't know... Steve's Prince of Steaks is the place. I bought a lathe from a guy in NE Philly, we got everything loaded and had lunch there; north end of 63/Woodhaven near the Pepsi plant,...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 472,324
Posted By gpounce
Lol, mine has a stage 1 w/ airbox mod & timing...

Lol, mine has a stage 1 w/ airbox mod & timing advance but no other hi performance stuff, stock sprockets too. OTOH with all the torque I dont pin it very often...
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 472,324
Posted By gpounce
I commute on my 1200S all the time. I have it...

I commute on my 1200S all the time. I have it set up with givi bags for my tools, raingear etc. I really like the simplicity wrt working on it and parts availability- there are a few "usual"...
Forum: Road warriors 12-11-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 472,324
Posted By gpounce
My 1200S smoothed out a bit when I did the valve...

My 1200S smoothed out a bit when I did the valve clearance, they say the 1250 is very smooth in comparison. I have Hayabusa rearsets on mine which don't have the rubber isolated mounts, so after a...
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2013, 02:31 PM
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Views: 472,324
Posted By gpounce
+1 for the stainless brake lines. I was dubious...

+1 for the stainless brake lines. I was dubious but after I installed the Holeshot bar risers (which include a longer stainless hose), brake feel improved considerably. I put a set of Vesrah pads...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-19-2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 27,648
Views: 6,586,716
Posted By gpounce
If you want to scare the deer, do it like you...

If you want to scare the deer, do it like you should if you want your bike's noise to make other drivers more aware; tape down the horn button. Much better than loud pipes because the sound is aimed...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2013, 04:58 AM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 472,324
Posted By gpounce
It sure can- due to a schedule change and my wife...

It sure can- due to a schedule change and my wife stressing out I pulled a 16hr slab ride from Maine back to Baltimore in 1 day, the Bandit was just fine to ride- though I do tend to get a pinched...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2013, 08:55 AM
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Views: 472,324
Posted By gpounce
I've generally thought my Bandit handled like a...

I've generally thought my Bandit handled like a rhinoceros until I finally started getting my weight off the bars properly, the feel has improved a lot since then; line opening when on the throttle...
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 472,324
Posted By gpounce
I think you need a different color tank to...

I think you need a different color tank to complete the look... :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 27,648
Views: 6,586,716
Posted By gpounce
Maybe smaller contact patch when more upright but...

Maybe smaller contact patch when more upright but lots less traction utilized & suspension more effective so theres more headroom if things get sandy/oily/crunchy/obstructed mid-corner.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-01-2013, 04:31 AM
Replies: 27,648
Views: 6,586,716
Posted By gpounce
I lowsided in a similar way last fall- pannier...

I lowsided in a similar way last fall- pannier grounded & lifted the rear- lots slower, mine was about 20mph on a right onto a highway entrance ramp. No cars involved. Hyperextended left knee,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 472,324
Posted By gpounce
Repeat test with tank filler open- ie maybe your...

Repeat test with tank filler open- ie maybe your tank vent line is constricted?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 27,648
Views: 6,586,716
Posted By gpounce
outside, middle or inside are all lane...

outside, middle or inside are all lane positioning, but each needs its own sufficient steer rate and lean to make the corner. The consequences of throttle and brake vary as well. Middle is fine as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2013, 05:04 AM
Replies: 27,648
Views: 6,586,716
Posted By gpounce
also he's a pretty slow turner and tends to early...

also he's a pretty slow turner and tends to early apex to the inside, probably freezing on the bars a bit too. +1 for trying to shift weight but his upper body tends to be crossed up. agree with...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,449
Posted By gpounce
Don't need a gs for bumpy shit, I tool my suzi...

Don't need a gs for bumpy shit, I tool my suzi Boulevard M50 down a logging road a cpl years ago. I only turned around because the trees were growing out of the tire tracks' and i was out in the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 57,861
Posted By gpounce
'02 Suzuki Bandit 1200S. Prev owner made it...

'02 Suzuki Bandit 1200S. Prev owner made it naked. I have handlebar risers on it now. Stage 1 jet kit, gsxr clutch and a chain oiler. 7-9hrs a day riding no problem- 48 to 50mpg, 200 miles before...
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 472,324
Posted By gpounce
I'm 6', on a '02 1200S w/ stock seat & stock...

I'm 6', on a '02 1200S w/ stock seat & stock bars. I was having problems with a pinched nerve in the base of my neck on longer rides, so added Holeshots bar risers, seems to help a bit. Posture is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2013, 03:47 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,473
Posted By gpounce
I took the Harley msf basic rider via a local...

I took the Harley msf basic rider via a local dealership because HD was offering many more classes than the local colleges etc so I got in faster. Course was very good, the extra day tacked on for...
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 472,324
Posted By gpounce
I like the Bandit for long rides, last summer I...

I like the Bandit for long rides, last summer I spent 7 to 9 hrs each day riding, one about 15. The bottom end torque makes it easy to poke along on slower roads without a lot of trouble lugging,...
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2013, 04:34 AM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 472,324
Posted By gpounce
Lots of Bandi tech stuff over on maximum-suzuki...

Lots of Bandi tech stuff over on maximum-suzuki too,its a nice board.
Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 472,324
Posted By gpounce
I have a similar pair of PSR levers, really like...

I have a similar pair of PSR levers, really like the feel compared to the stockers. I did the gsxr clutch upgrade w/ the stronger Barnett springs, in heavy commuting traffic the shorter lever does...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 1,583,779
Posted By gpounce
Guess I'm crazy too- I want no fairings, no...

Guess I'm crazy too- I want no fairings, no shield- nothing, just me and the wind and the road. I layer up as needed and work out some kind of scarf/buff combo to keep the wind & noise out of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-31-2013, 04:59 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,833
Posted By gpounce
@bctn, HD's don't have a corner on the long ride...

@bctn, HD's don't have a corner on the long ride comfort market. Over the summer I had a 15 hr day on the Bandit, stopping for lunch and gas. I quit because it was getting on to midnight and I was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,833
Posted By gpounce
If it has to be a vtwin, how about a SV1000. ...

If it has to be a vtwin, how about a SV1000. Only slightly less HP/torque than a 1200/1250 Bandit but lighter, shorter and easier steering, and no 5k rpm limit like the HD's or workalikes- take it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-04-2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 7,880
Views: 1,583,779
Posted By gpounce
Just me and the Goldwing rider left that dude...

Just me and the Goldwing rider left that dude rides in anything short of a hurricane or blizzard. All I get is the head shake now from the cow-orkers. Since its winter the cages are invading the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 472,324
Posted By gpounce
There are a few "standard" mods for the forks and...

There are a few "standard" mods for the forks and carbs, cheap upgrades for the clutch too.

Check holeshot.com for the Bandit jet kits, fork upgrades. A gsxr 600/750 clutch is an excellent...
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 472,324
Posted By gpounce
Packing the loose junk into suitable bags is very...

Packing the loose junk into suitable bags is very helpful so stuff doesn't fall out as readily and keeps it sort-of organized, REI or equiv sells mesh zipper bags of various sizes. Never had any...
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 472,324
Posted By gpounce
I find the side loading annoying. The strap that...

I find the side loading annoying. The strap that came in mine was stretchy but it won't hold anything more substantial than folded up raingear on the downhill side; stuff just falls out around it...
Forum: The Garage 12-08-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,878
Posted By gpounce
If you can swing it, welding a nut on is a common...

If you can swing it, welding a nut on is a common technique, the sharp spike of heat also helps break loose any corrosion/locktite etc that may make removal more difficult. I've never yet had any of...
Forum: Road warriors 12-08-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 472,324
Posted By gpounce
I have a Gen2 Bandit 1200 w/ Givi E36 cases, the...

I have a Gen2 Bandit 1200 w/ Givi E36 cases, the storage is nice but they make the bike pretty wide. I was dubious about the monokey system & thought the plastic cases weren't rigid enough OTOH I...
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