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Forum: Road warriors Today, 08:05 AM
Replies: 563
Views: 161,652
Posted By Tundra Tom
Holeshot Fork Brace

Installed Dale's fork brace with no other changes to the suspension.
It makes a surprising difference, especially when encountering bumps mid corner. The Bandit holds a line much better over all....
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 563
Views: 161,652
Posted By Tundra Tom
Windshield

I've been running this Nat. Cycle 22" in the fall & spring and for touring. Wind hits at brow level, just enough for Helmet venting, perfect. Going to be putting on today as I was chillin' into work...
Forum: Road warriors 08-30-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 532,804
Posted By Tundra Tom
I'm not sure it it's actual peg height or...

I'm not sure it it's actual peg height or suspension but the 1250's have more clearance than the 1200's.
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 532,804
Posted By Tundra Tom
It's not the horse power it's the torque... ...

It's not the horse power it's the torque...
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 532,804
Posted By Tundra Tom
LOL !:rofl Dig a hole indeed. I've seen (and...

LOL !:rofl Dig a hole indeed. I've seen (and done) so much crazy shit at BIR it was surreal :freaky. World Superbike was righteous too, yeah I'm that old. I've run a couple track days up there on the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 532,804
Posted By Tundra Tom
Agreed, the one annoying trait that I chased the...

Agreed, the one annoying trait that I chased the entire time I owned the 1200 was vibration and I tried everything to make it better.

Conner I hear ya on the engine mods. Realistically I'd bet...
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 532,804
Posted By Tundra Tom
I beg to differ. Here's the Dyno charts from...

I beg to differ. Here's the Dyno charts from Dales Site showing a 1998 stage two full exhaust and a 2007 with the same. Also note the higher torque earlier with a smoother curve on the '07. The 1250...
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 532,804
Posted By Tundra Tom
I found the 1250 more refined all around and...

I found the 1250 more refined all around and smoother for sure. The suspension is improved but still needs work. Under sprung and over damped. I put racetech 1.1 kg springs and changed fork oil from...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 532,804
Posted By Tundra Tom
Guess I should get my "gens" right. I forgot...

Guess I should get my "gens" right. I forgot there was a revision after the 1997 model.:huh Anyway mines a 2008 1250SA and the stacked headlights work fine.
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 161,652
Posted By Tundra Tom
My 08 came with the Suzuki luggage rack and a...

My 08 came with the Suzuki luggage rack and a trunk. You can buy the saddle bag brackets but I just use a tail bag for clothes, the trunk for gear and the tank bag for easy access stuff and...
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 532,804
Posted By Tundra Tom
Thumb Tim_Tom The Bandits are as solid as stone and...

Tim_Tom The Bandits are as solid as stone and possibly the most versatile Motorcycle ever built. I had a 1997 1200S and rode the wheels off it, touring two and one up, commuting, back road strafing,...
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 532,804
Posted By Tundra Tom
The only two I know of are a recall for the...

The only two I know of are a recall for the rectifier and the starter magnets coming off internally. The rectifier is no big deal, my 2008 did not have it done and a simple call to a Suz dealer with...
Forum: Road warriors 12-27-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 532,804
Posted By Tundra Tom
The first gen 1200 does have more vibration. From...

The first gen 1200 does have more vibration. From 2007 on the 1250 Bandits have counter balancers, liquid cooling, 6 gears, fuel injection etc. Completely different motor built specifically for the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 532,804
Posted By Tundra Tom
Horse power numbers do not make a Motorcycle,...

Horse power numbers do not make a Motorcycle, look at the torque curve for the 1250. You just let out the clutch and it lunges forward at 2000 rpm.
I had a 1997 1200S back in the day, toured one...
Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 563
Views: 161,652
Posted By Tundra Tom
Wan, I did a quick overhaul on the forks,...

Wan, I did a quick overhaul on the forks, Racetech 1.1 Kg. springs (regardless of your weight) and replaced 8 oz. of the stock 10wt. fork oil with Belray 5 wt. I cut the spacers to 5" and may trim...
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 563
Views: 161,652
Posted By Tundra Tom
Back to Bandito

I had a '97 1200S a dozen years ago, loved it. Fast forward a few cycles and scored a 2008 1250SA with just 2400 miles. Still has that "new engine smell" when you shut it off. Feels like a crazy old...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 1,918
Views: 299,367
Posted By Tundra Tom
Marc, Here's the link for the COG rally in Idaho....

Marc, Here's the link for the COG rally in Idaho.
http://concours.org/2013-national-home-page

One main reason for buying the first gen C-14 over the FJR was non-linked brakes. Then there's...
Forum: 2 smokers 07-25-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,625
Posted By Tundra Tom
Well the re-sealed cases, new points and tires...

Well the re-sealed cases, new points and tires (and fork seals) has the H-1 smoking again. It REALLY rides better with fresh rubber....and oil in the forks :evil I also removed the lowering links....
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1,918
Views: 299,367
Posted By Tundra Tom
Pushing 50

Had mine new since late 2007. Rode it to the Grand Canyon via Utah - Maine and the east coast. Going to Yellow stone, Idaho for the COG national and Glacier next month. Will have 50,000 miles on her...
Forum: Regional forums 08-19-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1,853
Views: 147,286
Posted By Tundra Tom
The graphics are righteous !

The graphics are righteous !
Forum: The Garage 08-14-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,104
Posted By Tundra Tom
Buy a lift, this is a must. The worst thing about...

Buy a lift, this is a must. The worst thing about owning one is kicking yourself for not buying it 10 years earlier. Buy a good one too, not a Chinese POS like I have, paint flaking off, air cylinder...
Forum: Regional forums 08-14-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1,853
Views: 147,286
Posted By Tundra Tom
Dave, you looked like complete shit Sunday...

Dave, you looked like complete shit Sunday morning. :puke1 You should have rode back with us.
Forum: 2 smokers 08-14-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,625
Posted By Tundra Tom
Believe it or not I got the H-1 running...again. ...

Believe it or not I got the H-1 running...again. Turns out it had the wrong coils in it hence the magic smoke coming out of them.:D
Also replaced all the points with new. I was always kind of...
Forum: Regional forums 08-14-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1,853
Views: 147,286
Posted By Tundra Tom
Well I was one of the first timers and am wowed...

Well I was one of the first timers and am wowed by such a kick ass rally. Thanks to EVERYONE that made this happen. Great to meet many new riders and a few blasts from the past. Here's a few shots,...
Forum: Regional forums 08-07-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1,853
Views: 147,286
Posted By Tundra Tom
Last minute entry. Will be there Friday, looking...

Last minute entry. Will be there Friday, looking forward to it!:freaky
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 619
Posted By Tundra Tom
BMW F-650 DIY Bash Plate

Since my relic '99 has limited after market options to replace the cheese plastic bash plate I bent one up from an Aluminum Shovel.
Found the side cases were getting a bit warm so I added 20 - 3/8"...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,091
Posted By Tundra Tom
Gearing

Also have a 1999. The "Chain Gang" suggests changing the 16/47 gearing to 15/47. I did so on mine as it needed new rear sprocket and a chain. BIG difference in off roading at lower rpm's, occasional...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2011, 05:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By Tundra Tom
Opinion: 1999 BMW F-650

I have an opportunity to buy one from a friend. I could not find a dedicated thread on this model, only "X" s and Dakars. Is this a decent semi-off road ride? I currently have an old 350 scrambler...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-11-2009, 10:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,625
Posted By Tundra Tom
I did but used the red high temp. silacone rather...

I did but used the red high temp. silacone rather the recommended 3 bond 1194 which I now have a tube of (of course). Yeah, the triples site is a weath of info. The kick started was never wound right...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-09-2009, 07:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,625
Posted By Tundra Tom
Well shit, went though the carbs, looked good as...

Well shit, went though the carbs, looked good as before.
Starts right up first kick, still revs to 5 grand.:dood
Admittedly I used the case sealer rather sparingly as the previous owner had...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-08-2009, 05:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,804
Posted By Tundra Tom
The fork seals didn't fly. They were too tall to...

The fork seals didn't fly. They were too tall to allow the snap ring back in the lowers. I tried sanding them down but got to the metal core of the seal and you can't re-install as the rubber just...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-07-2009, 05:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,625
Posted By Tundra Tom
Naw I missed it, heck I don't even have "the...

Naw I missed it, heck I don't even have "the dish".
Didn't have time to dig into the carbs yet...soon..soon.
Forum: 2 smokers 05-06-2009, 06:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,625
Posted By Tundra Tom
Could it be a leak between the cases? I applied...

Could it be a leak between the cases? I applied the silicone rather sparingly.
Forum: 2 smokers 05-05-2009, 06:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,625
Posted By Tundra Tom
Come to think of it the carbs where off the Motor...

Come to think of it the carbs where off the Motor and "bagged" on the frame from way back when. Think I'll just yank them and clean them out again real good, especialy the choke circuit.
Ohhh I...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-05-2009, 11:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,625
Posted By Tundra Tom
Well, back to the thread subject... Got the...

Well, back to the thread subject...
Got the coils and hence spark, one coil was bad.
The Kawi starts great but rev's to 5-6 grand and stays there. I've checked all the carbs to make sure the slides...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-26-2009, 06:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,625
Posted By Tundra Tom
Jeez, you guys are are putting the 'ole Norton to...

Jeez, you guys are are putting the 'ole Norton to shame.
I've still got two sets of tires to mount right after the H-1 gets running. I've got no time for the Brit!:1drink
Forum: 2 smokers 04-26-2009, 03:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,625
Posted By Tundra Tom
I got it running when I bought it in '95 but it...

I got it running when I bought it in '95 but it eventually lost compression and sucked trans oil on the right side.
All three coils are powered by the same wire. They each have a trigger wire. I...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-26-2009, 06:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,625
Posted By Tundra Tom
Kinda like this Tyll? ...

Kinda like this Tyll?
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa266/tundratom/DSC04585-1.jpg

Well, I got the H-1 back together but it wouldn't start.
Gas on all 3 plugs, spark on only #3. Strange,...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-24-2009, 10:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,625
Posted By Tundra Tom
If they've been sitting for more than a few years...

If they've been sitting for more than a few years they likey need Con Rods as they tend to rust with no oil in the crank case. I found this shoved in a corner in a machine shop and got it cheap, it...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-24-2009, 08:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,625
Posted By Tundra Tom
H-1 Project

Aka: "The Widow Maker"...
I've reserected a 10 year old project, a '74 Kawi Mach 3 two stroke triple.
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa266/tundratom/DSC00332.jpg

New connecting rods,...
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