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Old 04-26-2012, 08:34 AM   #1246
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Bandit owners - I have an 03 1200s Bandit. It's fairly stock. I'm considering bar risers, more dirt bike style bend bars, possibly lowering the pegs or thicker seat to increase leg room. If you've done any of these mods, would you give me your thoughts. Or if you are an engineering type and have an opinion.
Cheap bar risers.

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Old 04-26-2012, 03:36 PM   #1247
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Or how I did it... http://rossmz.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/raising-bar.html with washers.



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Old 04-26-2012, 07:43 PM   #1248
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When i see things like that i cant help but wonder how could my brain be so slow that i didnt think of that!
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Old 04-27-2012, 02:04 AM   #1249
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When i see things like that i cant help but wonder how could my brain be so slow that i didnt think of that!
Hey I am the same. Took me for ever to think of this as it is so simple.
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:35 PM   #1250
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Did you change the top triple clamp to that off an "N"? If not how did you mount the gauges? Do you have any photos of how you did this?

The brackets and frame side covers were all made from 1/8" aluminum. I left the fork brackets a little long so I can cut them down and move the headlight closer if I decide to later. For now I wanted to keep the flyscreen assembly as it is, so the headlight sits out a bit to clear the gauges like I wanted. I made a template from the factory fairing stay to mount the gauge cluster, then cut the aluminum and bent it to the angle needed and bolted it to the fork brackets. Hope the pics help explain it better.




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Old 04-27-2012, 07:48 PM   #1251
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The brackets and frame side covers were all made from 1/8" aluminum. I left the fork brackets a little long so I can cut them down and move the headlight closer if I decide to later. For now I wanted to keep the flyscreen assembly as it is, so the headlight sits out a bit to clear the gauges like I wanted. I made a template from the factory fairing stay to mount the gauge cluster, then cut the aluminum and bent it to the angle needed and bolted it to the fork brackets. Hope the pics help explain it better.




Thank you kind sir. You have given me some ideas. If the OEM screen I have coming for my S fairing and I do not bond I shall go the naked route.
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Old 04-28-2012, 02:26 PM   #1252
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Givi PLB 511

Just picked up a lightly wrecked 99 bandit 600s. Looking to put a set of e21 hard bags on it. Part number of the givi rack i need is plb 511 from givi. Having a difficult time finding this rack. Any leads on where i could find this or a good alternative? Would rather pay more for a bolt on solution rather than make my own. Presume its too old of a bike to have great aftermarket support.
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Old 04-28-2012, 02:32 PM   #1253
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I got an older Givi rack w/ E36 bags off craigslist for my '02 1200S. Needed to make bushings for the handrail bracket bolts but otherwise it worked out. Saw but did not buy a similar set on ebay- they're around. I had been working up some DIY mounts for a set of Pelican cases but the givi system is a little nicer- otoh I had some trouble getting the passenger peg brace rods to mount, I ended up drilling and tapping the end of the passenger peg pivot bolt for a screw and some washers.

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Old 04-28-2012, 08:18 PM   #1254
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Just picked up a lightly wrecked 99 bandit 600s. Looking to put a set of e21 hard bags on it. Part number of the givi rack i need is plb 511 from givi. Having a difficult time finding this rack. Any leads on where i could find this or a good alternative? Would rather pay more for a bolt on solution rather than make my own. Presume its too old of a bike to have great aftermarket support.
It has great aftermarket support just not great givi support. Ebay and specially ebay europe has them on from time to time, there is even some new wingrack fitting kits still.
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Old 04-29-2012, 02:43 PM   #1255
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:24 AM   #1256
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Will keep an eye out for mounts on ebay. Looks like they have to be used ones.
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:30 AM   #1257
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Anyone go up to a 120 70 17 in the front where a 110 70 17 was? Lot more choices with a 120. Wanted to go with something that would work on a gravel road better, avon distenzas maybe.
Think i found why the 99 bandit 600 i just got was wrecked. It has the original tires from 99.
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:32 AM   #1258
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I believe that 120/70/17 is the stock size for the 1200
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:43 AM   #1259
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Anyone go up to a 120 70 17 in the front where a 110 70 17 was? Lot more choices with a 120. Wanted to go with something that would work on a gravel road better, avon distenzas maybe.
Think i found why the 99 bandit 600 i just got was wrecked. It has the original tires from 99.
been reading that now myself. some have said yes for the gen 1 600.
120/60 for sure


i've been researching for my gen 2 600s...
stock is 120/60.
will a 120/70 fit?
been reading tire specs on the different years and 2000 is listed as using 120/70 but
2002 600 says it uses a 120/70.
did suzuki size up and did anything else change?
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:50 AM   #1260
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Wanted to go with something that would work on a gravel road better, avon distenzas maybe.
The best thing to do for better performance on a gravel road is to buy a KLR!
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