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Old 04-27-2009, 06:25 PM   #151
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Old 04-27-2009, 07:32 PM   #152
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Old 04-27-2009, 09:41 PM   #153
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GSF650 in USA?

Do they sell the smaller bandit in the states?

What are some of the ergo upgrades that you guys do?
Are they even necessary?

Let's get this thread rockin' cause as soon as I can afford a place with a garage it's street bike time and I can't decide between the Bandit and the WeeStrom.
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Old 04-27-2009, 09:57 PM   #154
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Old 04-28-2009, 07:25 AM   #155
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With help of local BMW club member, I picked up a (new to me) 2003 Bandit 1200, with 14xx mi. on odometer from local salvage yard last week.



Other than minor scaring on body panels, broken turn signals, clutch lever tip, missing barend plugs.. the majority of the impact was absorbed by the front wheel/tire on the brake side..

The bike seems to have been sitting for a while, getting it started at the salvage yard took a bit of effort, I put 1/2 can of SeaFoam along with some fresh gas once home, it started pretty easily and idled smoothly. Up to speed of 65 mph the bike tracks straight, some engine stuble through the rpm range.. but likely that's just due to carbs being dirty.

I put about 26 miles on it over the weekend, have SeaFoam sat in tank over night and ran it some more yesterday, good improvement with throttle response in mid rpm range. Some back firing when I close the throttle at 7000 rpm to slow to 2000 rpm..
A few more days with the SeaFoam, I hope to get it running completely smooth and fill up the tank completely. For now, I'm still at teh break-in mode with the bike since it has so little mileage.
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Old 04-28-2009, 07:55 AM   #156
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With help of local BMW club member, I picked up a (new to me) 2003 Bandit 1200, with 14xx mi. on odometer from local salvage yard last week.

Other than minor scaring on body panels, broken turn signals, clutch lever tip, missing barend plugs.. the majority of the impact was absorbed by the front wheel/tire on the brake side..

The bike seems to have been sitting for a while, getting it started at the salvage yard took a bit of effort, I put 1/2 can of SeaFoam along with some fresh gas once home, it started pretty easily and idled smoothly. Up to speed of 65 mph the bike tracks straight, some engine stuble through the rpm range.. but likely that's just due to carbs being dirty.

I put about 26 miles on it over the weekend, have SeaFoam sat in tank over night and ran it some more yesterday, good improvement with throttle response in mid rpm range. Some back firing when I close the throttle at 7000 rpm to slow to 2000 rpm..
A few more days with the SeaFoam, I hope to get it running completely smooth and fill up the tank completely. For now, I'm still at teh break-in mode with the bike since it has so little mileage.
If you don't mind my asking, how much did you pay for it? Just curious what a "totalled" Bandit would run you. It's ridiculous what insurance scrap a bike for.

There's only one bike salvage yard in my area, and they have a '99 1200 that the owner would want $1200 for, with all lights, both wheels, fairing, instrument cluster, swingarm, and footrests remove, $800 without the motor. I just wanted to pick it up for spare parts, but $800 for the remains seems way too much.
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Old 04-28-2009, 08:46 AM   #157
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Here ya go, filmed this yesterday with a water proof, shock proof, freeze proof Olympus. Picked it up NEW, as a clearance item for a quick hundred bucks! A updated model is water proof to ten feet!, shock proof if dropped from almost 7 feet!, freeze proof, and in a camera body that can stand up to 220 pounds! And if that wasn't enough, the new model (jeez I wish I had it...) has a lens comparable to a 28mm wide angle lens!

Anyway, 11,000 miles on the Bandit so far. Stage 1 done to intake, mapping, and exhaust. Torque, torque, and torque!!! Things about the bike that need to be addressed, suspension, suspension, suspension; it's over-sprung and the front end is over damped... it's a rough ride. Gas mileage and tire wear if you ride like me..... 38 - 40 mpg, 4,000 - 4,600 miles to a rear Pilot Road.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oL7lgRzE_pw
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:07 AM   #158
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Just got mine. I haven't even had the chance to make friends with it yet.
Of course, what happens when you get a new bike? It rains icewater for the next week!

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Old 04-28-2009, 11:59 AM   #159
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:42 PM   #160
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Old 04-28-2009, 02:33 PM   #161
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Riding back to Ga. from CT.

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Old 04-29-2009, 05:32 AM   #162
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There's already a Bandit thread going at

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=412653


but since I'm already here:

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Old 04-29-2009, 05:56 AM   #163
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There's already a Bandit thread going at

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=412653

Thanks for the linky. Merged.
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Old 04-30-2009, 01:14 PM   #164
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My '08 with a topbox installed... It's not a Givi, but rather a knock-off available from JC Whitney for about $85... Fits the Suzuki OEM rack no problem... http://www.jcwhitney.com/MATTE-BLACK...4603_10111.jcw

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Old 04-30-2009, 09:45 PM   #165
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I put conti road attacks on my Bandit last year & like them. Here is a link to a write up on them.

http://www.canyonchasers.net/blog/ar...ks-Tested.html
I also put Conti Road Attacks on mine last year and love them. Good wear also. I am at about 7K miles and still have a fair amount of tread life left.
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