Suzuki Bandit

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Erase, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. rollinrob

    rollinrob Long timer

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    And made it way more money
  2. HarveyMushman

    HarveyMushman .

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    Because only a wanker would desire another color? :evil
  3. jub jub

    jub jub frumiousbandersnatch

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    According to the Suzuki website, the last model was a 2011. I figured after they sold the last of the 11s that would be it.
  4. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    I put a search in cycletrader. They aren't anywhere close to being sold out yet. :deal

    Suzuki has been known to skip model years if a model doesn't sell, perhaps they'll offer it for 2013. I saw on Visordown that they are offering it in the UK with bags and a gps, cheap, so they're still making them.
  5. HarveyMushman

    HarveyMushman .

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    I bought a heavily discounted '11 in July. Like Grainbelt said, there are plenty more out there.
  6. jub jub

    jub jub frumiousbandersnatch

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    That's good news. There is hope for all of us then! :lol3
  7. dunno_where

    dunno_where 130km open roads!

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    Hey all.

    The Suzuki Bandit has alot of things I like including the price. I know the Bandit is no Dual Sporter but say if I saw a dirt road that looks intersting and wanted to go up and have a look would the Suzuki Bandit be capable of such a detour? I currently have a 650 V-strom and its getting costly to run and service. (great bike but... wouldnt buy another) Or should go to the BMW website and look at a 800 GS?? My main point of reference is Jacobs Ladder in Tasmania, Australia. (see pic)

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    (Picture by Marilyn Harris)

    I wanna do this trip next year. Would the Suzuki Bandit 1250S get me from Darwin, NT to Jacob's Ladder, TAS and back again, hassle and monkey but free??? :huh
  8. beeper

    beeper Badger tickler

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    The Bandit would be capable, others have ridden dirt on them. That being said I prefer to have the Bandit and a F800GS at my disposal. :wink:
  9. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    You know a dealer with a left over '11? Let me know. Cheers
    Lyle
  10. HarveyMushman

    HarveyMushman .

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  11. treybrad

    treybrad Been here awhile

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    RE: Dirt Roads...

    Anything is possible. I hustled the lard ass 1250 down 100+ miles of unexpectedly rough forest service roads a few years back...

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    It does as well as most big bikes on street tires... Not great, but it'll get you further than you'd think if you never tried it.

    trey
  12. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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  13. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    still have some parts for a 600s.
    fender extender and progressive rear shock.
    $100 shipped. pm me.

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  14. OConnor

    OConnor Bad juju

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    For half that you can get a used one.:deal
  15. Crocodile Tears

    Crocodile Tears Anti-Semantic

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    Anyone here have a set of passenger pegs on hand they could part with? PO removed them from my 2005 B12.

    PM please
  16. OldManSandman

    OldManSandman Adventurer

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    Futzing around with a small piece of ply in my carport ( which is gravel) while trying to line it up to get her on the centre stand. She started to go over (the opposite side I was on) and there was definitely a moment when i thought "Sheeit its going over". Managed to keep it upright and not completely strain my back. It was definitely hovering on the point of no return... :eek1
  17. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    $75 shipped.
    who has a 600???

  18. GI_JO_NATHAN

    GI_JO_NATHAN Long timer

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    Dang! That's a great deal.
  19. OldManSandman

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    Fellas, if you've got the time to post up: I understand the B12 has a vacuum activated fuel delivery system. My searches have come up with little in regards to running it out of fuel. For winterizing, I've been told that I just stabilize fuel, put the fuel valve switch to ON, then drain the carbs with the Drain Screws only (Part 25 on Fuel System 4-7 in the GSF1200S manual - my bike's an '01). I can't seem to run it out of fuel after switching the valve to any of the three positions (or did I not run it long enough?). Forgive the confusion on my end, I admit I'm not much of a wrencher. Last bike was FI, and previous to that I was on 80's bikes and rode on an off in the winter anyway.

    Thanks!
  20. mikenj

    mikenj Adventurer

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    The Bandit petcock SHOULD not flow fuel in on or res when NOT running(know to leak).......either drain each bowl on the carbs or pull and plug the vac line going to the petcock and run it dry in on or res.