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Old 01-27-2009, 09:51 AM   #76
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To change tack just a bit, How does one "simply " identify Bandit year other than color? Dropped by the dealer yesterday and asked if they had any on the floor. One. It's black. How much? $7899. ABS? No. Last time the web-site shows Black (non-ABS) is '07. Didn't think to ask while there but he didn't offer either. Not a real bad price given that the '09's jumped a $1000. Any issues if it is indeed an '07?
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Old 01-27-2009, 09:55 AM   #77
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To change tack just a bit, How does one "simply " identify Bandit year other than color? Dropped by the dealer yesterday and asked if they had any on the floor. One. It's black. How much? $7899. ABS? No. Last time the web-site shows Black (non-ABS) is '07. Didn't think to ask while there but he didn't offer either. Not a real bad price given that the '09's jumped a $1000. Any issues if it is indeed an '07?
Nearly $8000 for a 07 Bandit, that's seems a bit high to me.
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:12 AM   #78
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I really REALLY like Maxima chain wax. I spray it on a hot chain and then wipe off the excess.

NO fling off whatsoever. Chain stays clean and resists grit. The waxy substance protects the O-ring seals. Water literally beads on the chain.

I used to use PJ black and the stuff got everywhere, no matter how much I was careful to apply it sparingly and wipe off excess.
*Continuing Off topic but...* I just read up on the Maxima chain wax, seems like a good product. I will have to give that a try when I get my bike. Is it readily available in the USA?
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Old 01-27-2009, 01:14 PM   #79
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Finding a 1250 ABS is getting harder than a Yeti sighting.

Might be the winter season, but I hope things look up in the spring.
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Old 01-27-2009, 03:09 PM   #80
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*Continuing Off topic but...* I just read up on the Maxima chain wax, seems like a good product. I will have to give that a try when I get my bike. Is it readily available in the USA?
Seems to be; I buy it at a dealer or local shop. I have found it both on Florida and Georgia, pretty common product from what I have seen.
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Old 01-27-2009, 05:30 PM   #81
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Same observation here. One store yesterday advised that Suzuki cut their order significantly, so they will have NO Bandit ABS.

This will not be a problem if my bike does not sell...

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Finding a 1250 ABS is getting harder than a Yeti sighting.

Might be the winter season, but I hope things look up in the spring.
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Old 01-28-2009, 02:52 AM   #82
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I am waiting on a new DL from my dealer and he claims Suzuki Motor Corp cut production by 35% across the boards. A lot of models will be in short supply this year
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Old 01-28-2009, 05:52 AM   #83
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*Continuing Off topic but...* I just read up on the Maxima chain wax, seems like a good product. I will have to give that a try when I get my bike. Is it readily available in the USA?
Yes, I bought it at a local Cycle Gear. If I can find it locally in NM, you sure as hell can get it.
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Old 01-30-2009, 07:25 AM   #84
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I am waiting on a new DL from my dealer and he claims Suzuki Motor Corp cut production by 35% across the boards. A lot of models will be in short supply this year
So, are you going to be selling your Bandit?
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Old 01-30-2009, 08:07 AM   #85
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Nearly $8000 for a 07 Bandit, that's seems a bit high to me.
Seems high to me too. My 08 Bandit with ABS wasn't much more than that OTD (sales tax included).
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Old 01-31-2009, 02:17 PM   #86
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Nearly $8000 for a 07 Bandit, that's seems a bit high to me.
Agreed. I picked up an '07 1250 with ABS for $8K OTD.
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Old 01-31-2009, 05:37 PM   #87
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So, are you going to be selling your Bandit?
No I will be keeping my Bandit for now. I just picked up a stock air box so I can take the K&Ns off (when I ride in the rain they get so wet that the bike gets no air, I think the filters get so wet they choke off the airflow )

Any how I am also doing a valve job, changing the fork oil and adding front braided brake lines.

There is such a difference between a Bandit and a V-strom that I think I should keep both around to break things up,and the wife agrees
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Old 02-01-2009, 03:14 AM   #88
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No I will be keeping my Bandit for now. I just picked up a stock air box so I can take the K&Ns off (when I ride in the rain they get so wet that the bike gets no air, I think the filters get so wet they choke off the airflow )

Any how I am also doing a valve job, changing the fork oil and adding front braided brake lines.

There is such a difference between a Bandit and a V-strom that I think I should keep both around to break things up,and the wife agrees
I asked cause I am looking for a good used bandit 1200S preferably a 2nd generation.

BTW, Let us know about the differences between the V-Strom and the Bandit. I was thinking of getting a V 1k also but the Bandit seems more economical value wise.
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Old 02-01-2009, 05:35 AM   #89
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I asked cause I am looking for a good used bandit 1200S preferably a 2nd generation.

BTW, Let us know about the differences between the V-Strom and the Bandit. I was thinking of getting a V 1k also but the Bandit seems more economical value wise.
I am looking to the Strom as a 2-up tourer for the wife and I. And since I live in Maine we have an abundance of rough paved roads and smooth gravel roads to ride. I also plan to start to do more multi day trips/camping I hope
I think the strom has a little more comfortable of a riding position for these rides.

The bandit will be my solo bike and probably see alot of my back and forth to work riding. As well as a little corner blasting.

Once I get the Strom and spring arrives I will post my comparo
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Old 02-01-2009, 06:34 AM   #90
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Is there an aftermarket seat thats more suited for two up on the Bandit?
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