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Old 10-06-2013, 08:29 PM   #1741
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out of curiosity, why wouldn't you pick the newer, fuel injected, 2007-2011 bandit/1250?

i'm just asking.

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Old 10-06-2013, 09:09 PM   #1742
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Because the new ones are slower.
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Old 10-07-2013, 05:36 AM   #1743
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Because the new ones are slower.
And UGLY!!!!!!
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Old 10-08-2013, 09:55 AM   #1744
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Slower and ugly??? Neither version is an RC45 in the looks dept but I think the old ones are kinda dated and cheap looking.. As far as faster, stock things are pretty close and the old air cooled bikes can be made to really fly but a 1250 with a little help from Dale Walker can make 130 rwhp without much work and stock handle better than the old ones and have a 6 speed..Its my experiance that newer updated versions of a vehicle usually are always better than the outgoing models..
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Old 10-08-2013, 11:33 AM   #1745
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Slower and ugly???
They're just having a little bit of fun.

I like the heritage of the air/oil cooled engine, but am not one who has an attachment to carbs - FI for me any day of the week.
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Old 10-08-2013, 04:05 PM   #1746
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That looks like the later GSXR 600/750 muffler. It could work, actually.

I'm not certain, but I think the GSX650F and the 1250 Bandit used the same muffler. So this might be comparable.

The stock muffler on the 1250 has a small outlet, but a large capacity canister, so there's a lot of volume, but a somewhat restricted output. I'm certainly not an exhaust engineer, and only a dyno can verify how these things compare.

Whatever the case, that muffler should not be a deal breaker. You can swap it for something else provided that the other parts haven't been modified.
The 750/600 cans are part of an under frame exhaust. This is the 1000 silencer.
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Old 10-08-2013, 05:30 PM   #1747
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The 750/600 cans are part of an under frame exhaust. This is the 1000 silencer.
The newer bikes have them under the frame, but that's not one of them. I have one in my garage. It's a 37HO can from a 2008-2009 600 GSXR, like this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2008-09-Suzu...18618d&vxp=mtr
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:09 AM   #1748
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I could use some input on which way I should go. The bikes, in no particular order:

Option 1: a 2012 GSX1250FA, brand new from the dealer, for $9800 OTD.

Option 2: a 2011 GSX1250FA, brand new from the dealer, for $8350 OTD.

Option 3: a 2009 Bandit, from a used bike dealer, 14k miles, $4500 (plus tax)

Option 4: a 2003 1200, 3,200 miles, pristine condition, "asking" $2500.
My '02 B12 with @ 20,000 miles runs like a champ. I don't see the added value of the new bikes compared to $2,500. for one that might have had two oil changes on it. I'd prefer to spend the dough on some really nice gear. You could spring for a custom seat and bars while you're at it and maybe some suspension work (or not) and still be ahead of the game financially. But if the new ones speak to you then go for it.
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:39 AM   #1749
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they're just having a little bit of fun.

I like the heritage of the air/oil cooled engine, but am not one who has an attachment to carbs - fi for me any day of the week.
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Old 11-15-2013, 02:43 PM   #1750
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For those 1250 owners out there, what kind of highway fuel economy do you guys see?
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Old 11-15-2013, 03:08 PM   #1751
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40 mpg on a 2008 abs with 3 bag luggage over 32,000 and 5 years.
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Old 11-16-2013, 03:15 PM   #1752
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Also, I heard that the bandit 1200's valves were adjustible with screw/locknut, is this the same on the 1250's?
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Old 11-16-2013, 03:21 PM   #1753
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Don't know about the 1250, but the 1200 1st gen definitely are screw and locknut

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Old 11-16-2013, 07:19 PM   #1754
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Old 11-23-2013, 10:32 AM   #1755
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Just want to show my B1250-09.
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