Suzuki Bandit

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

  1. nbsdave

    nbsdave Been here awhile

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    excellent, and in the hard to find "fast black" color
    good job!
  2. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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    Happy Birthday!


  3. mickd

    mickd crash test dummie

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    nbsdave,
    and in the hard to find "fast black" color
    good job!

    sorry mate but blacks not for me


    02TAC

    Happy Birthday!

    thanks mate,OMG i am 53 now:D
  4. mickd

    mickd crash test dummie

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    here's the new girl:D and the dog is not happy with the new love of my life:lol3

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  5. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    Lovely!

    I prefer the old headlight, but I'd love to have one of these new bikes!
  6. nbsdave

    nbsdave Been here awhile

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    she is georgeous for sure
    we did not get one here for 2012 and the 2011's were all black and full fairing and called GSX1250FA
    enjoy
  7. FUTURE

    FUTURE Left right out

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    When I took delivery of my Danmoto clips-ons they sent me one clamp that was the wrong size. While the replacement was on its way I played around with this set up. http://rossmz.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/danmoto-clip-ons-done-different.html

    Today the replacement clamp arrived. So I fitted them the way they are intended to be done.

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    They feel great. Just a bit lower than the OEM bars. Yet I can adjust them in so many ways to suit.

    Took the bike out for a bit of a blat and the mirrors do not blur at all now. Vibes are being soaked up by the forks. Hard revs and I get a tingle through the bars.

    They are wider than my fake Jota bar setup. I am very surprised with how comfortable they are.

    I also had to do a real hard brake when out on this blat. They did not move or flex at all.
  8. Harry'O

    Harry'O Vespa 50

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    Can I step off the grid here for just a second and ask if anyone has a really good idea about the Bandit lean angle? Do hard parts ever touch before you are off the bike? I know it depends on the tire but can the bike be ridden relatively hard?
    It just seems I have very little "chicken strip" on the tires and I don't feel like I ever lean the bike over too far. Any thoughts?
  9. Harry'O

    Harry'O Vespa 50

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    18000k miles on one chain. Still in spec
  10. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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    Simply put, yes, hard parts touch. The bottom of the foot pegs.
  11. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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    I put a Scottoiler on mine some time ago and will never be without one again. The difference from periodic spay lube is huge. All reports also show chain/sprocket life in the 50K mile range and judging by what I am seeing; I cannot argue with it.
  12. Harry'O

    Harry'O Vespa 50

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    Great, thanks. That means I can lean it over a little farther.
  13. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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    Have fun, just remember, it is not a GSXR! :evil
  14. FUTURE

    FUTURE Left right out

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    I can not fault these DanMoto clip ons. They have given me a great ride position. The mirrors stay clear. I have now added some Early Barrel-style POSH grips. These are bigger than standard grips which also helps keep the fatigue levels down on the fingers as you grip a larger diameter.

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  15. IGOTTASRT8

    IGOTTASRT8 n00b

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    I've got 35,000 on my stock chain. Tough little bugger.
  16. EvanADV

    EvanADV Big Bearded Boy

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    Got my Givi e21's yesterday. Really wanted the PLX cases but this will do until I splurge on those. These worked on my SW-Motech Evo-style quick release racks with the $25 Givi adapters.

    These should teach me to pack light. :deal

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  17. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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  18. discoganya

    discoganya Been here awhile

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    Good Lookin' Bandit!
  19. aftCG

    aftCG Been here awhile

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    Lets see the bike with the givis taken off. My Bandit came with the givi rack and I got teased that it looked like I was set up for carrying ladders. It really did look like hell without them on.

    I didn't like the amount of bulk it added to the overall size of the bike given the size of the givi 21 liter "bags".

    I sold the whole setup and used the money to buy an entire set of Nelsen Rigg soft bags. No regrets.
  20. EvanADV

    EvanADV Big Bearded Boy

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    Here's the only two shots I have of the rack itself. Four 1/4 turn fasteners and it's off in literally 30 seconds. Ive been very pleased with them.

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    Back when I had pelicans....

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