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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Erase, Dec 4, 2008.
just had to prove once again the first gen Bandit 1200 are the best looking of all ..Keener keen
What's with the mirror below the tank?
Can you adjust make-up with the mirrors on the handlebars!?
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...
Nice looking bike!
Thanks for the info!
It's looking a little less glamorous right now though...
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...
and bar ends are the only way to go
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!
Yeah I love the way the wheels look after the strip and polish, well worth it.
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.
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.
Good move on removing the decals...how did you go about it?
I simply used a hairdryer to warm them up and they peeled right off.
Did the same thing on my Ninja, works great.
i thought so , did the same thing with the original safety stickers...
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.
Looks very nice.
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?
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.
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?
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.