Suzuki Bandit

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

  1. keenerkeen

    keenerkeen Adventurer

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    just had to prove once again the first gen Bandit 1200 are the best looking of all ..Keener keen:evil:evil
  2. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    What's with the mirror below the tank?
    Can you adjust make-up with the mirrors on the handlebars!?

    ;)
  3. Incredulous

    Incredulous Peanut Gallery

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    JJ-

    I got he racks for the V35's off of another inmate. They cam off of a GSX650F. The racks fit perfectly as I understand the frames of the two bikes are nearly identical.

    If you are searching for used racks, that might help to broaden your search...

    Good luck.

    -Incredulous
  4. Incredulous

    Incredulous Peanut Gallery

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    Nice looking bike!

    -Incredulous
  5. jub jub

    jub jub frumiousbandersnatch

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    Thanks for the info!
  6. beeper

    beeper Badger tickler

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    Thanks!

    It's looking a little less glamorous right now though...


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  7. keenerkeen

    keenerkeen Adventurer

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    beeper ...hope you do not mind me showing off your bike again
    I have the same only a 1998 in black and did not have a pic to down load to show the great style lines the first gen 1200 Bandits have...
    Keener
    and bar ends are the only way to go:wink:
  8. beeper

    beeper Badger tickler

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    Indeed.. :D


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  9. TexanInSeattle

    TexanInSeattle Been here awhile

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    Beeper, I have the exact same model and color. I was on the fence about the polished lip on the wheels but now I know for sure its the way to go.

    I see you took your decals off too, was there any noticable fading?


    Going to be installing an '89 750 intake cam this weekend, heres hoping I dont fuck anything up!
  10. beeper

    beeper Badger tickler

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    Yeah I love the way the wheels look after the strip and polish, well worth it. :D

    No faded paint issue after decal removal. It's always been stored inside, even when ridden to work it spends it's idle time inside. :wink:

    Looking at these pics again I like the way it looks with the fairing but I'm ready for a change to the naked look, the fairing is now carefully stored away to re-appear another day.
  11. keenerkeen

    keenerkeen Adventurer

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    Good move on removing the decals...how did you go about it?
    Keener
  12. beeper

    beeper Badger tickler

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    I simply used a hairdryer to warm them up and they peeled right off. :D
  13. YJake

    YJake Roaming

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    Did the same thing on my Ninja, works great. :deal

    -Jake
  14. keenerkeen

    keenerkeen Adventurer

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    i thought so , did the same thing with the original safety stickers...
    thanks
  15. beeper

    beeper Badger tickler

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    Got it mostly back together today, still some details needed to finish. Decided against using the original blinkers so I'm shopping for L.E.D. replacements. I need to save up some more coin for the stainless brake lines and the horn will be relocated at the same time I do the lines. Otherwise I just need to install the bar ends and mirrors and do the final adjustments on clutch and brake lever positions.

    I'm really liking the Delkevic headlight, old school look with a modern flair.


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  16. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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    Looks very nice.
  17. YJake

    YJake Roaming

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    If I have a slight forward rake, would it be a bad idea to lower the fork tubes in the triple clamp just slightly to even things out?

    Is there something I'm missing here? :ear

    -Jake
  18. FUTURE

    FUTURE Left right out

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    I have decided to get clip-ons for the Bandit. As much as I like the Renthal Ultra Low bars I am searching for more comfort. Less vibration through my hands.

    So after reading some reviews on the DanMoto clip-ons and seeing as they are around $100 I thought I would give them a go.

    Yes I know they are made in China. Hey come on Kawasaki make some of their 650 Twins in Indonesia and sell them around the world. Yes i know that some of the first batch of these clip-ons had some breaks under heavy braking. That was a few years back now and I have yet to any feedback since then to suggest that they are still crap. So I thought I would give them a go.

    I ordered them just as Chinese New year was happening. So had to wait for that to finish and then they were sent via EMS. Real quick postage this. I had them within 4 days. Open the packet and find they sent one fork clamp that was way to big for my forks. Quick emails between me and them and they have sent me a replacement clamp no questions asked.

    So while I wait on this to arrive I thought I would do a "dry" fit of the one I have that will fit. I replaced all the hex bolts supplied with stainless steel ones. The ones supplied were, well, a bit not so good.

    I will pass judgement when I have them fully fitted and have had a bit of a spin on the bike to see how they feel.

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  19. MerlotMax

    MerlotMax Adventurer

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    I was thinking about changing the front lighting on my Bandit. Replacing the mirrors with similar units w/turn signals and going to the flush LED's on the faring as running lamps.

    How are you finding those mirrors?
  20. FUTURE

    FUTURE Left right out

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    Mirrors are great. The LEDs in them are not so bright hence me using a setof led indicators attached to the bottom headlamp bracket. So I have 2 sets of indicators at the front on both sides.