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Forum: Road warriors 09-20-2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,011
Posted By Jeff49783
It is a great bike for your mission. You could...

It is a great bike for your mission. You could be looking at some serious $$$ if you have a mechanical problem (ABS, final drive). If you can handle that, go for it. I liked mine and it would have...
Forum: Road warriors 02-01-2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 40,482
Posted By Jeff49783
xan, Congrats on the new bike! J

xan,

Congrats on the new bike!

J
Forum: Road warriors 02-01-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 40,482
Posted By Jeff49783
Why did you "hate" it? What type of riding did...

Why did you "hate" it? What type of riding did you do with it other than commute? What can you compare it to?

A little more detail to support your criticism would be appropriate.
Forum: Road warriors 01-31-2010, 04:40 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 40,482
Posted By Jeff49783
It would be great to see some pics of the cases...

It would be great to see some pics of the cases installed, including some of the brackets, please. Keep us in mind when you get them rigged!
Forum: Road warriors 01-31-2010, 06:30 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 40,482
Posted By Jeff49783
Side cases STANDARD? Where can I read more about...

Side cases STANDARD? Where can I read more about this, please?
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2010, 05:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,456
Posted By Jeff49783
If you decided to pull the trigger, I would...

If you decided to pull the trigger, I would recommend you have 3K in repair reserve, along with dealer or competent indy technician CLOSE. Could be fun, just don't be upset if it eats your reserve. ...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-11-2009, 04:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,152
Posted By Jeff49783
Next time there stop at the Lake Superior Brewing...

Next time there stop at the Lake Superior Brewing Company. GOOD grub and good beer. Fantastic pizza.
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 202,110
Posted By Jeff49783
:huh

:huh
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,316
Posted By Jeff49783
I like it. My Bandit has been in the garage for...

I like it. My Bandit has been in the garage for about five minutes, but I think it is up for adoption. Now.

I think Honda will sell plenty. Thanks, Honda, for giving us a choice. Make mine the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2009, 05:11 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 156,163
Posted By Jeff49783
I think you should be able to buy the non-ABS '08...

I think you should be able to buy the non-ABS '08 for 7K.
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2009, 05:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,413
Posted By Jeff49783
If I could have found a nice one w/ABS, I would...

If I could have found a nice one w/ABS, I would have one. DO IT.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8,678
Views: 1,745,663
Posted By Jeff49783
When I was in Cali and ATGATT: Man at gas...

When I was in Cali and ATGATT:

Man at gas station with a crappy smirk, laughing to himself at my gear, "Why do you wear that hot suit?"

Me, "So when you are talking on your phone and eating a...
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2009, 04:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,155
Posted By Jeff49783
Bandito has them...

Bandito has them...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,565
Posted By Jeff49783
I also had mine on plenty of dirt. No issues. ...

I also had mine on plenty of dirt. No issues.

The RT is definitely top heavy. I planned to mount the low seat and keep forever for the SO to ride. Those plans changed after the first ride...not...
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2009, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2,104
Views: 513,492
Posted By Jeff49783
Wow looks like I can have one night of bugs on...

Wow looks like I can have one night of bugs on the way. You are FAR. 734 miles/14 hours to be exact. I hope to get there someday. Thanks for the offer.

JP
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2009, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2,104
Views: 513,492
Posted By Jeff49783
Yes. I'm ready to pull the trigger on a bigger...

Yes. I'm ready to pull the trigger on a bigger screen because I live in the land of many (soon to be squished on me) bugs. Looking at the Givi and the Suzuki touring. I don't want to be a...
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2009, 04:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,565
Posted By Jeff49783
K75rt

I had a short stop on a K75RT. Very smooth ride, super protection, and appliance-like. S L O W. No regrets. I have a pattern of trying new bike flavors and no nearby BMW clinic, so she has...
Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2009, 04:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,058
Posted By Jeff49783
With all due respect to our current economic...

With all due respect to our current economic state, there is really no practical reason for us to own these bikes. On all but perhaps the smallest mounts, the cost of tires, maintenance, and...
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2009, 04:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,963
Posted By Jeff49783
You should be able to do better than $6000 on El...

You should be able to do better than $6000 on El Bandito. I would probably go in at about $5200. I just picked up a new 2008 for $7400+. There are still new 2007's and 2008's out there, too.

I...
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2009, 05:20 PM
Replies: 2,104
Views: 513,492
Posted By Jeff49783
According to my manual (2008), the GVWR is 1048...

According to my manual (2008), the GVWR is 1048 pounds or 475 kilograms.

"Dry mass" is listed as 504 pounds or 229 kilograms.

Fuel capacity is 5.0 gal/19l

Oil capacity is 3.7qt/3500ml
...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2009, 04:34 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 47,005
Posted By Jeff49783
"used as a stunta, has new bodywork, low miles" ...

"used as a stunta, has new bodywork, low miles"

Just what I want, a 600 that had the sh** kicked out of it by Mr. Squid. I'm sure it is like new with those new fairings.
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2009, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2,104
Views: 513,492
Posted By Jeff49783
It was about 8500 OTD (MI 6% sales tax). No...

It was about 8500 OTD (MI 6% sales tax). No pictures yet, but it is bone stock and black. I was out riding on the 2 warm (50 degrees) days so far.
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2009, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2,104
Views: 513,492
Posted By Jeff49783
Found One

Well last week I finally found a 2009 Bandit ABS five hours from home. I was very impressed with the fit and finish, and the ergonomics worked for me. The shop was aware of only a few available in...
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2009, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 830
Posted By Jeff49783
Make sure you have access to reliable warranty...

Make sure you have access to reliable warranty service prior to pulling the trigger. I went through problems with front rotors and the FD on my GS. It was no shop queen, but certainly was not the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2009, 04:14 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,847
Posted By Jeff49783
A couple of weeks ago I called about 10 places...

A couple of weeks ago I called about 10 places looking for a Bandit ABS. I got everything from a very fair OTD price over the phone and almost free shipping, to dealers that would NOT even discuss...
Forum: Road warriors 02-02-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 50,289
Posted By Jeff49783
It is amazing to frequently read everyone...

It is amazing to frequently read everyone bitching and moaning about "bold new colors" for this model year, or how they can't buy the Hoozie Doozie 1200 in this country, yet when Honda puts out the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2009, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2,104
Views: 513,492
Posted By Jeff49783
Same observation here. One store yesterday...

Same observation here. One store yesterday advised that Suzuki cut their order significantly, so they will have NO Bandit ABS.

This will not be a problem if my bike does not sell...

J
Forum: Road warriors 01-14-2009, 04:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,540
Posted By Jeff49783
How about a Bandit ABS? plenty of power ...

How about a Bandit ABS?

plenty of power
ABS for the city people trying to kill you
many reasonably-priced accessories, including bags

It might be similar to your Kaw. The Bandit is on my...
Forum: Ride reports 12-28-2008, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 763
Posted By Jeff49783
Thanks for sharing that. We've had a foot of...

Thanks for sharing that. We've had a foot of snow and an inch of rain this week...
Forum: Road warriors 12-26-2008, 12:32 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 100,645
Posted By Jeff49783
I would like to see the CBF 1100 that Canada has...

I would like to see the CBF 1100 that Canada has sold here....
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2008, 06:20 AM
Replies: 2,104
Views: 513,492
Posted By Jeff49783
I'm thinking about a new Bandit 1250 and I'm...

I'm thinking about a new Bandit 1250 and I'm reading all I can find.

How much is a new chain? Sprockets?

How much are the valve adjustments (or checks)?

TIA
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2008, 04:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,072
Posted By Jeff49783
I recommend the ABS. Even crusty old Harley...

I recommend the ABS. Even crusty old Harley riders are coming around and acknowledging the value of ABS. If it saves your bacon, great. If it prevents any incident, it pays for itself. If you...
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2008, 05:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,867
Posted By Jeff49783
Get the FJR

If thats the machine that blows your skirt up, then get it. The real question seems to be what bike fits your mission, and are you willing to take the time to learn how to ride the FJR?

As...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2008, 05:28 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 35,080
Posted By Jeff49783
Maybe try a K75RT. Certainly not new, but they...

Maybe try a K75RT. Certainly not new, but they are around and can be had with ABS. Close to a Honda in personality and reliability. Good for adding to a stable of other bikes because you'll need...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2008, 05:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,268
Posted By Jeff49783
I had what appeared to be warped rotors on my '05...

I had what appeared to be warped rotors on my '05 GS.

Once the dealer said it was something with the ABS, and the fix (electronic) helped. The second time, at another dealer, they tried to...
Forum: Road warriors 10-26-2008, 06:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,231
Posted By Jeff49783
My K75RT is the smoothest bike I have had, and...

My K75RT is the smoothest bike I have had, and possibly ridden, in terms of buffeting. I have a large Parabellum screen installed, which allows fine tuning of airflow with the power adjustment. It...
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2008, 05:43 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,140
Posted By Jeff49783
I purposely activated the ABS on the first day...

I purposely activated the ABS on the first day out so I would know where the limit was. I had little previous experience on a hog. There were no surprises, and it was confidence inspiring.

Later...
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2008, 03:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,140
Posted By Jeff49783
I rented an '08 Road Glide w/ABS in May, and rode...

I rented an '08 Road Glide w/ABS in May, and rode it 1000 miles on the California coast in 4 days. I was very pleased with the motorcycle, making many of the observations you made. I'm sure the new...
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2008, 05:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,388
Posted By Jeff49783
At others have mentioned, the RT is quite top...

At others have mentioned, the RT is quite top heavy. IMO not a good first bike. I have not ridden the others. I think the power delivery, braking, and handling are superb for less-experienced...
Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2008, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By Jeff49783
I peddled my 1150RT for a 1200GS, so I could...

I peddled my 1150RT for a 1200GS, so I could taste the dirt. The upgrades to the machine were fantastic, but I really didn't need a GS for dirt roads and two tracks. I think you are on the right...
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