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Post  SuzySuzuki on Sat 21 Jul 2012, 8:51 pm

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My name is Lyn a.k.a. Suzy Suzuki, and I am new to the Bandit scene. I have been riding a 2008 Honda CB400 Super Four for almost three years, when hubby suggested I upgrade to a bigger bike to keep up with his Tiger 955i. So I've surpassed him lol....My bike is now a 2009 GSF1250S (ABS), Pearl Dark Blue, and is hard to get used to the weight, compared to the little Honda.

I am not mechanically updated though, so I just read Road Rider reviews, and online stuff, trying to get some knowledge, when I discovered this site, so bear with me while I find my way around.

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Post  Baz on Sat 21 Jul 2012, 9:08 pm

Welcome to the forum Suzy

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Post  paul on Sat 21 Jul 2012, 9:27 pm

Welcome to the forum Lyn , where are you located ( I don't mean the lounge or kitchen etc. LOL ) Very Happy

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Post  Reardo on Sat 21 Jul 2012, 9:49 pm

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Where am I... not in the kitchen making sandwiches...

Post  SuzySuzuki on Sat 21 Jul 2012, 9:59 pm

OOps, my mistake, forgot my location!
I am in North West Victoria, near Swan Hill, where all the my rides are flat roads, and roadkill..... hence my tires get chicken strips realllllly fast...

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Where am I... not in the kitchen making sandwiches...

Post  paul on Sat 21 Jul 2012, 10:07 pm

You should pop over the border to SA & we will see if the Adelaide hills can cure those chicken strips for you LOL Razz

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Adelaide Hills are a callin'

Post  SuzySuzuki on Sat 21 Jul 2012, 10:15 pm

You are so right. My husband will be heading back there in a few months, (just in time for good weather riding) and has ridden the hills on the Tiger. The worst part of going to Adelaide, is the Ouyen to Tailem Bend road... boooooring.. 5 1/2 hours!
By the way, nice to meet you all, and its great that this forum is only for these bikes, and not all the riff-raff Smile

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Post  paul on Sat 21 Jul 2012, 10:21 pm

Is your husband from here ? ( you could send down some of those nice sandwiches with him when he comes Razz Razz )

Yep done the Ouyen to Talem bend run on a really hot day & know what you mean

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I'm not a sandwich maker

Post  SuzySuzuki on Sat 21 Jul 2012, 10:26 pm

Laughing No we are def victorians, but you may have noticed some railway maintenance and construction happening around the area there. Husband has been based in Adelaide for past three years, but currently in Wagga Wagga, while son is now working at Hospital site with a different construction group.
Our daughter and I occasionally drive over to stay a few days during school break, when he was living at Glenelg, facing the beach, love it there, but the drivers are all crazy Evil or Very Mad

I like to add that I have only been riding motorcycles for three years, wishing I had started 20 years ago though.

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Post  paul on Sat 21 Jul 2012, 10:33 pm

I'm about 20 minutes south of Glenelg / our driving is an acquired taste I'm afraid affraid lol! / Ive been riding over 40 years & still love it !

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Post  trip01 on Sun 22 Jul 2012, 6:44 am

SuziSuzuki,

Welcome aboard.

Re the weight factor...

I went from a GS500F to the Bandit 2 mths ago. The weight on the Bandit seems to be top heavy in comparison to the GS's low down.

I put the seat on the lowest setting on the Bandit to help build up my confidence regarding the weight factor. I always put down 2 legs at the stop. As one leg is shorter than the other, this pulls me up leaning a little more to the left which is the norm I think. Right foot supposed to stay on the rear brake pedal.

As you ride your confidence should improve. What worked for me was the appreciation of that extra zing that the Bandit has.

There is no more f'ing around at the lights anymore with the Bandit. I can take off quick and create my own space with a good gap front & rear away from the traffic.

When my missus gets on the back, I put the side stand down in case it goes over on my short side. Once she is on and she's behaving, I am ok. Smile


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Post  Ewok1958 on Sun 22 Jul 2012, 8:06 am

Welcome to the forum Suzi. Hopefully, you'll find you don't need much mechanical knowledge with the Bandit - unless you start fiddling with things of course!
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Post  madmax on Sun 22 Jul 2012, 8:55 am

Welcome to the forum, yeah another Victorian Very Happy

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Post  Hammy on Sun 22 Jul 2012, 9:08 am

Hi Suzy and welcome aboard. Don't let Paul get TOO friendly. Evil or Very Mad If you know what I mean ? He can be a bit Creepy at times. Laughing Enjoy.
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Post  paul on Sun 22 Jul 2012, 9:52 am

@Hammy wrote:Hi Suzy and welcome aboard. Don't let Paul get TOO friendly. Evil or Very Mad If you know what I mean ? He can be a bit Creepy at times. Laughing Enjoy.


lol! You love it Hammy !

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Post  Hammy on Sun 22 Jul 2012, 9:59 am

@paul wrote:
@Hammy wrote:Hi Suzy and welcome aboard. Don't let Paul get TOO friendly. Evil or Very Mad If you know what I mean ? He can be a bit Creepy at times. Laughing Enjoy.


lol! You love it Hammy !

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Post  Bhoffo on Sun 22 Jul 2012, 10:01 am

@Ewok1958 wrote:Welcome to the forum Suzi. Hopefully, you'll find you don't need much mechanical knowledge with the Bandit - unless you start fiddling with things of course!

Hi Suzy (Aka Lyn!) and welcome to the forum... I'm sure you will find your normal 'riff-raff' here so you will feel at home - eventually! lol!

I can only re-iterate what Ewok mentioned about 'fiddling' .... I can speak from experience (or lack of) and it ended up costing me about $1100... even though I'm not a complete dumbo when it comes to mechanical tune ups I found there are certain things that I should not attempt to improve! Twisted Evil

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Post  Kaupy1962 on Sun 22 Jul 2012, 10:14 am

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Fiddling with things I know nothing about

Post  SuzySuzuki on Sun 22 Jul 2012, 6:16 pm

@Ewok1958 wrote:Welcome to the forum Suzi. Hopefully, you'll find you don't need much mechanical knowledge with the Bandit - unless you start fiddling with things of course!

The one thing I wont do is fiddle with anything mechanical, only to attach accessories Smile

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Post  ausrock50 on Sun 22 Jul 2012, 8:53 pm

Welcome to the forums Suzy. Very Happy
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Post  2wheelsagain on Sun 22 Jul 2012, 9:29 pm

Hi Lynn welcome to Bandits.
I'm a big fat bastard with 30+ years on bikes and the weight of the Bandit when pushing on is an issue for me Very Happy
As for the riff raff we have plenty here Laughing Laughing Laughing

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Post  sb1250 on Mon 23 Jul 2012, 10:10 am

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Post  Kiwisteve on Tue 24 Jul 2012, 1:39 pm

Hi there Lyn Suzy, welcome along
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