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Old 08-26-2012, 03:35 PM   #1396
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Were they a direct bolt on or did you have to modify for fitment?

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Old 08-26-2012, 06:59 PM   #1397
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Were they a direct bolt on or did you have to modify for fitment?

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Bolted right up. You do need to take care on the left side. The bar runs close to the wire leading to I believe the starter motor. You can blow the main fuse and strand yourself if they touch. This caution is noted in the instructions but it still happened to me. That was 8 years ago and hasn't happened since I spaced them correctly. They are pretty beefy, but luckily I have never tested them.
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Old 08-26-2012, 07:12 PM   #1398
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Put a set of Holeshot nerf bars on my Bandit. Bolted up easily, not obtrusive. Make from solid bar & powdercoated, ships with really nice fasteners. Happily I have not tested them but Dale W reports a few of them have been with good results.

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Old 08-27-2012, 02:58 PM   #1399
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I just picked this one up for a song($1500!) yesterday. Looking forward to putting a LOT of miles on it.
Very nice! I am loving my '01 that I picked up in Feb.

Did the Beaver Power wire kit on the headlamp. Wow, what a difference. Between that and the Silver Star Ultra bulbs, I can see much better. http://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/Pr...n-h4_kits.html

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Old 08-27-2012, 06:49 PM   #1400
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Do you have any before and after pics?
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:37 PM   #1401
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Do you have any before and after pics?
No, I did not get any. The difference is like night and day, almost double the output it seemed. The low beam is not the best but livable, the high beam is great. The wiring is such a small gauge the Suzuki uses it just cannot carry the current. .
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:15 AM   #1402
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6th gear

Can anyone confirm that 6th gear has 1.07 ratio (1250)?

Anyone went +1 up front or -2 at the back?

Doesn't seem to be a big difference (some 200 revs at 60mph), might
result in nice MPG bump, and shouldn't feel much different to stock
considering sick torque.

Chain should last longer too.
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:01 AM   #1403
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Can anyone confirm that 6th gear has 1.07 ratio (1250)?

Anyone went +1 up front or -2 at the back?

Doesn't seem to be a big difference (some 200 revs at 60mph), might
result in nice MPG bump, and shouldn't feel much different to stock
considering sick torque.

Chain should last longer too.
2011 gsx 1250 fa manual confirms 1.071 6th gear ratio. Changing sprocket ratios may help gas milage, but the stock setup is pretty relaxed at cruising speeds on the highway. Milage is good for such a big bike too, as long as you are not repeatedly twisting the throtle to feel that abundant torque.
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:08 AM   #1404
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I've checked the MPG figures on fuelly and it's really not bad at all for
such a big bike, but 3300 revs at 60mph seemed a bit high, I figured
6th was overdrive, but it's close.

+1 at the front would bring the revs down to around 3100.
Not a big difference so it should work well too.
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:21 PM   #1405
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The second gen 1200s have a 5 speed gear box

I have been tempted to +1 the front sprocket because the bike always "climbs" up in speed when I'm not paying attention while cruising at 60-70mph, you aren't kidding about that "aubundant torque".

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Old 08-31-2012, 04:54 AM   #1406
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The second gen 1200s have a 5 speed gear box

I have been tempted to +1 the front sprocket because the bike always "climbs" up in speed when I'm not paying attention while cruising at 60-70mph, you aren't kidding about that "aubundant torque".

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That's why I specified the 1250 in my post.

The 5th gear on 1200 and 1250 is supposedly the same, they just added
6th for a few hundred revs less @ cruising speeds.
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Old 09-01-2012, 04:17 PM   #1407
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Is Suzuki importing the GSX 1250 to the US for 2013? I did not see it listed on their website. The more miles I put on this bike, the more I like it. The power delivery reminds me of the big block Chevy that I had in my youth. It handles better, though.
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:25 AM   #1408
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Is Suzuki importing the GSX 1250 to the US for 2013? I did not see it listed on their website.
Yeah, sorry about that, I live in Europe.
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:56 AM   #1409
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Is Suzuki importing the GSX 1250 to the US for 2013? I did not see it listed on their website. The more miles I put on this bike, the more I like it. The power delivery reminds me of the big block Chevy that I had in my youth. It handles better, though.
Yet another great bike lost from lack of sales.
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:22 AM   #1410
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Suzuki didn't import the GSX 1250 FA for 2012 either... if you look they show the 2011 as the newest.
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