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Old 10-04-2011, 09:37 PM   #886
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I've had an itch to spend money at holeshot performance lately.

either the bar risers that come with the steel braided front brake line,

or the tfi box and stage one stuff.

$145 to ride more comfortably and stop better or $300 to open up a can o' whupass.

Stopping is always good. but right now i'm blueing up the header and cat cause i have a non restrictive Hindle can on there and i'm probably running just a touch lean.

decisions decisions.. the bad part is he takes orders during the day when i'm sober. if he took orders at 10pm on a saturday night, i'd pop for both in a heartbeat and blame it on the beer..
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Old 10-05-2011, 03:37 AM   #887
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I've had an itch to spend money at holeshot performance lately.

either the bar risers that come with the steel braided front brake line,

or the tfi box and stage one stuff.
Me too! I want the bar risers, nerf bars, highway pegs, and a Kaoko "cruise control."

Right now the bike has more power than I know what to do with (my other bike is a KLR)!
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:44 PM   #888
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I have the genmar 1" up 1" back bar risers. They make for a very comfortable ride.
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Old 10-05-2011, 04:18 PM   #889
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A comfortable Bandit

Hey Pittsburgh Bill - good to know the Bandit held up so well over a long haul. Someday I hope my 1250 will be making trips like that. I'm not 6'4", but I find the leg angle a little cramped on mine as well. I found that a taller seat (Corbin) on my 919 made a world of difference there, you might want to check whether you can get a thicker saddle...
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:07 PM   #890
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Has anybody tried the Corbin/Holeshot Performance seat for the first or second Gen Bandit? I just saw it on the Holeshot website.
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:13 PM   #891
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Has anybody tried the Corbin/Holeshot Performance seat for the first or second Gen Bandit? I just saw it on the Holeshot website.
I just installed that seat about 2 weeks ago. Havent had much saddle time on it, but, I am planning a 1200 mile trip in 2 weeks, will post the results, Hopefully good, when I get back, or during if I can.

One thing I did like about it initially though, I can plant my feet, which is nice.
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:08 PM   #892
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Great! Please post your review! Have a great ride, my brother.
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:31 AM   #893
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Has anybody tried the Corbin/Holeshot Performance seat for the first or second Gen Bandit? I just saw it on the Holeshot website.
I HAD THat seat on my 1250 (that i traded for the wing). I rode from the middle of NC to New York for 15.5 hours without getting out of the seat. i put 3400 miles on the bandit in 5 days. i had lots of squirmin and position changing going on. the one thing i could not fix was the legs...they wanted to stretch out bad! that bike ran like a bat out of he11 and had all the holeshot mods and a $2000 suspension. It was good! but i like the distance and going places...hence the GOLDWING.

PS...i've had a variety of corbin seats on zx9r, z100, 1200 bandit and the holeshot/corbin on the 1250. i much preferred the regular corbins...
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Old 10-06-2011, 06:26 PM   #894
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Hi Sniff,


I really love the Bandit 600 - it has more than enough power for me. I just wish I could find someway to sit on the bike without my long legs coiling like springs and exerting force on the pegs through my feet. Nearly two months after taking this trip, the tip of my right big toe is still numb. I think I caused some minor nerve damage in my big toe.
Sargent makes a seat that can be ordered "high" or "low". Might do the trick.
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Old 10-07-2011, 04:34 PM   #895
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Anyone have suggestions for a stripped cam cover bolt? I have read about the Helicoil option, and the APE over sized self tapping bolt option. I am just wondering if anyone has done either one and can comment.
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Old 10-07-2011, 07:51 PM   #896
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Anyone have suggestions for a stripped cam cover bolt? I have read about the Helicoil option, and the APE over sized self tapping bolt option. I am just wondering if anyone has done either one and can comment.

I used a cheaper Helicoil on mine, should have bought the better kit as I had some problems but I managed to make it work. I don't like the idea of a self tapper here, the Helicoil is a much stronger and more permanent fix in the long run.
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Old 10-19-2011, 08:37 PM   #897
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tonights best run: 12.56 @ 109mph w/ .212 reaction time. I'm good with that. of course there's always room for improvement on reaction time.

tonites worst run: stalled it at the light ran 14 something and got my clock cleaned by an AMG mercedes. c63 i think.

the scales at the track say me and the bike weigh 820 lbs.
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Old 10-19-2011, 08:42 PM   #898
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any mods?
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Old 10-19-2011, 10:44 PM   #899
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any mods?
just a hindle titanium can but haven't retuned for it so it probably runs lean. well, not at w.o.t. then the computer lets it pour doesn't it?

was about 60 degrees f and the track is about 550 ft above sea level.
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Old 10-20-2011, 03:30 PM   #900
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This Bandit will run in the 10's at around 122 to 126 with a just about stock engine. Run at 1500 feet at mid 10's and a 58 year old rider. Am gonna run in Tucson after the first of the year at 3000 feet and see how it will do. I do have the swing arm extended and am down to a 14 on front. 152 1/2 mains, pods, lowered and advancer is about it. Its a fun bike to run. And I hollowed out that Yoshi to a nice 2 incher all the way to the shorty tailpiece. Why the heck they have a tapered silencer I can't figure out!!
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