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Old 09-02-2012, 02:07 PM   #1411
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That is sad to hear. Suzuki has downsized substantially in the last four years.

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Old 09-03-2012, 02:37 AM   #1412
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We still get the 2010 naked since it isn't selling.
No dealers have them, but the importer says he has 3 available.

Works for me since I like the round headlight on the 2010 better then
the newer "modern" headlight. What were they thinking?!

The only problem is, I probably won't be able to afford the new one.

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Old 09-04-2012, 08:32 PM   #1413
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Got to do a good day trip this weekend around Colorado. Only snapped a few pics though.





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Old 09-06-2012, 08:57 AM   #1414
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Ready for her Bandit trip. :)
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:58 PM   #1415
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We still get the 2010 naked since it isn't selling.
No dealers have them, but the importer says he has 3 available.

Works for me since I like the round headlight on the 2010 better then
the newer "modern" headlight. What were they thinking?!

The only problem is, I probably won't be able to afford the new one.

2012:


2009-2010:

Wow, that is ugly.
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:01 PM   #1416
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Yeah..

It's fine for Gladius, but doesn't belong on a Bandit IMHO.
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:57 PM   #1417
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Yeah..

It's fine for Gladius, but doesn't belong on a Bandit IMHO.
Doesn't even look good on a Gladius.
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Old 09-08-2012, 12:38 PM   #1418
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Yeah..

It's fine for Gladius, but doesn't belong on a Bandit IMHO.
How is the light output between the two designs?

I can't stand the headlights on the new Street and Speed Triples, but apparently, they drastically improve night visibility. If the case is the same with the Bandit, then I could learn to live with it.
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Old 09-08-2012, 12:51 PM   #1419
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How is the light output between the two designs?
I have no idea, the newer design, as I mentioned.. was never imported here,
and the older one supposedly has "adequate" light.

I was rather happy with the light on my Kawasaki 650R, but other then that,
all other bikes I owned and ridden (some are in the sig line) are only "ok".

Even the current scooter with 4 bulbs is just above average - needs some
better bulbs.

I've seen an older bandit naked with HID light.. looked like a train was coming.
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:20 PM   #1420
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Bike wont start!

Today I installed some of the ADVMonster LEDs to my Bandit. I used the carb heater for power. When I first hooked them up, I got them on for a bit, but then they wouldn't work. I even changed to my old on/off switch from the lights I was removing. Nothing. I had power at the carb heater when I started, now all of a sudden I have no power there. I checked all the fuses, one of the 10amps was blown (I think it was for the high beam). Now, not only do I have no power to the carb heater, my horn (Stebel) doesn't work and the bike won't start. All the stock lighting works, main fuse not blown, little fuses not blown. Just took her off a battery charger. Nothing, not even a click.

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Old 09-14-2012, 11:20 AM   #1421
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check the clutch switch? I've bumped mine off before with those same symptoms.
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Old 09-14-2012, 04:16 PM   #1422
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Here is what was happening. Using the carb heater to power the LED lights and the heated grips was a no-no. This DID blow the 15AMP ignition fuse. I just couldn't tell. I got my glasses on and finally noticed a tiny break in the fuse. Have never seen a blown fuse with such a tiny gap (of course these fuses are themselves tiny)
I re-wired so that these items are running off of the low beam circuit. No problems now. The lights come on and the ignition works.
The horn is a different matter. Its a WOLO copy of the Stebel Nautilus. Seems some pieces have come off that are necessary to make it run, no clue how it broke.Don't know what these little bits are called, brushes maybe? They are attached to the lid at the bottom of the compressor where the wires connect it to the bike. Anyhow, luckily I had a spare FIAMM hanging on the wall and hooked that up and now I have a horn again. I would not recommend this WOLO brand. I have a real Stebel on my KLR which has put up with a lot in over a year of being mounted and it has never failed. This WOLO has only been on my Bandit for a couple of months, and it hasn't gotten jarred like the Stebel has.
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:22 PM   #1423
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Glad to hear it was something stupid simple, after all it is a stupid simple bike

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Old 09-15-2012, 08:18 AM   #1424
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I learned a long time ago, it will save you some heart ache if you check fuses with a multi-meter instead of your eyes.
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:33 AM   #1425
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I never have liked chain drives. Of the 14 bikes I have owned 4 had shaft drives. I like shaft drives. No messy chains to adjust. No regular oiling to do. Almost maintenance free is a shaft drive.

I have only in the last few weeks put a new chain and sprockets on the Bandit. The original ones lasted around 47k kms. I think this is because the original owner had fitted a ScotOiler to the bike. It was not on the bike when I bought it. There is evidence that it was one of those vacuum operated ones.

I could not afford a ScotOiler so bought a Tutoro Chain Oiler. I bought the Auto one. Seems to work off the motion of the bike which makes a plunger go up and down allowing the oil to flow. So when the bike is not moving the oil don't flow. See Auto Oiler... for more info.

Fitting it to the Bandit was not easy. This is no reflection on the Tutoro. Its the fact that the frame on the Bandit does not allow you anywhere to fit this oiler. So I mounted it off the left rear footpeg hanger. It is out of the way here and is easy to adjust the oil flow or refill.








As to how good this will be will be shown the more I ride with it. A ride up to the bottle shop this arvo is no where near enough distance to allow the oiler to do its work. I also have to refine the fitting of the oil tube as you can see in the above photo.
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