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Old 07-09-2011, 03:52 PM   #781
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I use 5w 40 Mobil1 for diesel. It's the only 5/40 synthetic readily available in my climate. I don't think you can make a bad choice of the premium brand oils these days. Now FILTERS! There's a subject. Lots of guys with nothing better to do make youtube clips of themselves cutting into various brands. Invariably, WIX seems to have the best quality construction.
I agree with the WIX filters, used them on all my cars.
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Old 07-09-2011, 10:28 PM   #782
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Come on guy's hurry I've been standing in Walmart for 3 hours.....tap! tap!
I just ran my Bandit from Zion NP, UT, through Mesquite, NV, down along Lake Mead (to bypass Vegas,) and hit the 95 to Needles. At a spirited (!) pace and it was freakin' hot. 112 in Needles. Spectro 10-40 and no signs of heat related engine stress. As a matter of fact, on the trip, I hit passes as high as 11,000+ and hit near sea level and never noticed any differences in performance in my naturally aspirated Zook. Stock Suzuki filters exclusively. The engine is as reliable as a claw hammer. Don't over-think it.

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Old 07-10-2011, 07:19 AM   #783
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:42 AM   #784
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I just ran my Bandit from Zion NP, UT, through Mesquite, NV, down along Lake Mead (to bypass Vegas,) and hit the 95 to Needles. At a spirited (!) pace and it was freakin' hot. 112 in Needles. Spectro 10-40 and no signs of heat related engine stress. As a matter of fact, on the trip, I hit passes as high as 11,000+ and hit near sea level and never noticed any differences in performance in my naturally aspirated Zook. Stock Suzuki filters exclusively. The engine is as reliable as a claw hammer. Don't over-think it.
I agree....
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Old 07-10-2011, 12:23 PM   #785
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Old 07-13-2011, 08:27 AM   #786
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I parked my Bandit for the winter at my place in Wisconsin and headed out to Utah with intentions of comming back and winterizing it.....wellthat didn't work out. It sat in the garage all winter ,had to get a battery,new gas,oil change and started it up....I thought for sure the carbs would of been gummed up. Ran great! The clutch on the other hand would engage as soon as you released then flop open.....I hit the road for an hour and it came back to where it should be, Wierd? What would of made it do that?
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Old 07-13-2011, 05:57 PM   #787
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The petcock on my Bandit say's res,pri,and on......is there no off? I think one of the carbs is not seating and leaking gas in cylinder?
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Old 07-13-2011, 06:23 PM   #788
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The petcock on my Bandit say's res,pri,and on......is there no off? I think one of the carbs is not seating and leaking gas in cylinder?
No theres no off, at the on and res position it should not deliver any fuel, if your carbs are empty then there is the prime position to let fuel flow. If it lets fuel through at "on" then its leaking and its not working as it should like mine I hope i can fix it

If fuel is passing through the carbs solve it as soon as posible. Temporarly i put an in line fuel filter and maybe ill try to fit a shutoff valve in the hose if my petcock cannot be fixed.
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Old 07-14-2011, 10:44 AM   #789
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if your petcock is leaking then i bet you just need to take it apart and stretch the spring that is inside of it then put it all back together... takes like 20 min. this spring compresses when a vacuum is applied to it but after a while it will remain compressed slightly and let fuel leak out when no vacuum is applied. inspect the gaskets while you're in there to see if you need a rebuild kit but i bet they will be fine. it is seriously such an easy job and it only needs to be done every few years max... not too often
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:29 PM   #790
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I parked my Bandit for the winter at my place in Wisconsin and headed out to Utah with intentions of comming back and winterizing it.....wellthat didn't work out. It sat in the garage all winter ,had to get a battery,new gas,oil change and started it up....I thought for sure the carbs would of been gummed up. Ran great! The clutch on the other hand would engage as soon as you released then flop open.....I hit the road for an hour and it came back to where it should be, Wierd? What would of made it do that?
Most likely the slave cylinder for the hydraulic clutch leaked down as it sat. Mine does it sometimes too. If the lever travel changes at random times, usually a quick bleed will make it behave.
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:04 PM   #791
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Old 07-15-2011, 03:15 PM   #792
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Holy Cow!! Did you forget anything? Like the kitchen sink? Or is that in there somewhere?
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Old 07-17-2011, 03:42 PM   #793
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if your petcock is leaking then i bet you just need to take it apart and stretch the spring that is inside of it then put it all back together... takes like 20 min. this spring compresses when a vacuum is applied to it but after a while it will remain compressed slightly and let fuel leak out when no vacuum is applied. inspect the gaskets while you're in there to see if you need a rebuild kit but i bet they will be fine. it is seriously such an easy job and it only needs to be done every few years max... not too often

Yep that was the solution so thanks. My new problem was that i forgot about the oring that goes between the petcock and the tank so i missed my sunday ride because it was leaking fuel Hope my local suzuki has one ready for action because i really dont want to wait!!
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Old 07-20-2011, 06:52 AM   #794
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looking for a stock airbox w/boots for a 98 bandit 1200. anybody got one? ;my 2001 air box wont fit!
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:20 AM   #795
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I took a short trip about 450 miles and the chain was adjusted just right before I left I get back and it's sloppy as hell.....Is this normal? My DR650 never stretched like this and I put 1500 miles on it one trip.
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