Bandit 400/GSF400

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by AJ.., Jan 20, 2008.

  1. AJ..

    AJ.. Long timer

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    Anyone still rides them?care to share some infos and photos?
    just got one again for as cheap as SGD$600 for a 10yr old bike with unlimited milege..currently i am the 3rd owner.the 2nd used it for 4yrs.

    anyways...my first cleanup on the bike..some photos to see...
    just incase if happen i wont be keeping it...

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    the bike have this clanky sound as you move..so check and replaced the front sprocket...the original ones already beaten badly
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    so after change the sprocket..thought can smile...but the sound still there...next change is the chain and rear sprocket

    after 4hrs.
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  2. AJ..

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    well,...it dont just stop there..

    changed the handlebar to afam dirtbike handlebar,handgrips,cut a few inch both ends..replaced signals to DRZ SM clear signals..and jacked up the rear..removed the no plate light,and shift the no plate upwards
    will do the fork,conebearings,chain and rear sprocket up next.
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    the butt end after the linkage mod.
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  3. Uncle Ernie

    Uncle Ernie Long timer

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    I had one for about a month. I had heard good things, and they are a gorgeous bike.
    I found it very difficult to modulate the throttle, though. About mid-turn, the thing would shoot off like a rocket when it hit the power range. Maybe I wasn't keeping the revs up high enough, but it got on my nerves. That little bike was a stick of dynomite! Hella fast.

    Why do you want to get the back up higher?
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  4. AJ..

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    well...:ear


    anyways..

    back on it right the very weekend.clean the airfilter.
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    and a little paintwork on the plastics.
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    and the very next day to it...got the headlights changed.
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    and some decals job.:wink:
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  5. AJ..

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    anyways..i did the fork oil changed,fork seal,dust cover,engine oil change,grease the conebearings,mod belly pan and a little windscreen on the headlite..[​IMG]

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    dust cover and fork seal..SGD40bux total

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    clean up the entire fork
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    and bellypan installed
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    and a tiny little screen
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    and well...how do i look on the bandit?
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    more to come.
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  6. JamesG

    JamesG Rabid Poster

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    Very nice. Good job! :clap
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  7. AJ..

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    thanks dude..

    well..next is to paint the belly pan and the headlite fairings.

    and here is the bike i had just done respraying the head cowling and the bellypan..
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  8. AJ..

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    and my 1st coffee session with the few local Banditos.:clap

    picture was bad using my camera phone..at night,even worst.

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  9. Tinks

    Tinks Demented Snow White

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    I like the Bandit 400. It is a popular bike amongst the inseam challenged. It is nice, sporty and they can touch the ground comfortably without having to lower it. If you plan to sell, I'll have to think for a quick second, but I thought I knew two people in the Little Rock area looking a while back...never mind if you are in Singapore...saw that a second too late!
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  10. AJ..

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    Little Rock?where is that?:huh
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  11. AJ..

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    here's the latest upgrades...till today,i am still hunting for the gsxr front end in local garage sales..

    added Tag T2 handlebar and clamps.
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    now with this bar setup,i felt the riding posture just right for me.

    here's my ASV lever upgrade..removed the clutch sensor switch.removed the ERP bracket and relocate the ERP unit.
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    and took her on a little spin on the highway.
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    a 12yr old bike with milege that could reach the moon,able to hit 160km/hr.maybe i should change the rear sprocket from 47 to 43.and add one tooth to the front.

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    really had lots of fun on the bandit that day.
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  12. lateral

    lateral Been here awhile

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    Nicely done... $600 is quite a find. Nice to see pictures of Singapore too. Much better weather than here!

    What bike are the screen and bellypan off of?
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  13. AJ..

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    Hey dude..the only pictures of Singapore you see above are mostly under the void deck or carpark...so nothing so great about it.:evil
    The highways,the bikeshop doing the maintaince,modification,and the petrol station are across the borders...its Malaysia.
    The weather here at this very month is somewhat temperamental.its normally so hot about 32-35 deg,and sometimes,it just rain like crazy and temperature about 28 deg.this month however alot of unexpected rain.so doin the trails on my XR would only mean mudsplashing...

    since you like to see some nice shots of Singapore,will do tomoro..:wink:
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  14. AJ..

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    Ooops...sorry..the question.

    well...the headlight comes from this bike.Honda Sonic125cc..its made in Thailand.SGD$30.:1drink
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    i did use the same headlens on my XR too.but with a little fibreglass work.
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    and the bellypan...its from this bike.
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    Its suzuki FXR150.only available in Malaysia.not in Singapore.
    I got this idea 6yrs back when i spotted one malaysian biker and stopped him to ask him where can i buy them...well...i did it on my 1st bandit back then and it looks good to me.most important,its way cheap.50RM.its about SGD$23.
    sounds good rite.:evil
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  15. Downs

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    Sweet I had it's big brother the 1200 Bandit. One of the guys I ride with has a 400cc Bandit. He can ride the piss out of that thing. Pretty quick bike. This guys looks funny on it also.

    Like a monkey F'in a football. He's like 6 foot 7 in tall.:D

    Here's the bike

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    Here's the guy that owns it. One of the best guys you'll ever meet. He had a bad motorcycle accident a few years ago. He's pretty good now.

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  16. AJ..

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    that's one reason why i had to mod to jacked up the rear...becoz when you sit,the bike rear just sank....
    i intended to saw off the rear mudflap and leave the rear no. plate just like your pal's bandit.but during wet day,the dirt will just fly up to the top rear end of the bike.
    i notice a handguard on it.issit AT handguard or the DL1000 handgrd?
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  17. Downs

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    Not sure can't tell you.

    I know he can put his knees on the footpegs and get his butt off the seat.


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  18. AJ..

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    woah....:eek1 ..scary....
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  19. AJ..

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    as promised,got these shot during work today.

    more or less,concrete jungle..welcome to Singapore..

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  20. Krane

    Krane Bandit One

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    Hey.
    I'll join with my bike if i may :evil
    By the way, A.J where did you buy the superbike handlebar kit, because as you can see i have clip-on handlebars on mine.
    Anyway a short description of the bike.
    Suzuki bandit 400cc
    year 1991
    mileage over 35.000 km
    For know is on a break because here winter came. :(

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