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Post  watto110 on Thu 30 Aug 2012, 9:38 pm

Hi there my name is watto and i just upgraded from a 99 zx6r to a 2010 1250 because the riding position much better suits my dirt bike roots and my aching neck and back!
Have only ridden the bike twice and love it , i have been reading many posts about getting more power but would love to hear other peoples comments on how to get more to start with on a tight budget untill i can afford expensive upgrade parts.
The bike came with a Beowolf slipon and i removed airbox snorkel and drilled 40mm hole .
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Post  paul on Thu 30 Aug 2012, 9:49 pm

@watto110 wrote:Hi there my name is watto and i just upgraded from a 99 zx6r to a 2010 1250 because the riding position much better suits my dirt bike roots and my aching neck and back!
Have only ridden the bike twice and love it , i have been reading many posts about getting more power but would love to hear other peoples comments on how to get more to start with on a tight budget untill i can afford expensive upgrade parts.
The bike came with a Beowolf slipon and i removed airbox snorkel and drilled 40mm hole .


welcome watto to the forum // I don't bounce like I used to so stick to the roads as well ( 40 is the new 30 they tell me Laughing )

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Post  Ewok1958 on Thu 30 Aug 2012, 10:40 pm

Welcome watto - can't help much with your questions though. The Yoshi R77 added about 7% hp & torque increase without any intake side mods. I haven't done any other performance related mods.
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Post  madmax on Fri 31 Aug 2012, 8:13 am

Welcome to the forum mate. where abouts are you from?

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Post  2wheelsagain on Fri 31 Aug 2012, 10:20 am

Welcome aboard Smile

I can’t believe the Kawa had such shit brakes your first mod here is looking for more power.
Surely they’re like chalk and cheese.

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Post  watto110 on Fri 31 Aug 2012, 9:20 pm

I live at Currency Creek , SA where we are in the middle of about a 50 km radius of sweet windy whindy? roads.
The kwaka was a really exiting bike to ride , if you kept it on song it would easily keep up with bigger sports bikes until you hit open stuff , but i couldnt just cruise on it and it was going to get me into trouble eventually.
I picked the bandit for the upright riding position and the big bullet proof motor , just wouldnt mind a little bit more punch .
Going to a supermoto track day at Tailem Bend tommorrow , got some road tyres for my lads kx 85 !
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Post  paul on Fri 31 Aug 2012, 9:40 pm

@watto110 wrote:Hi there my name is watto and i just upgraded from a 99 zx6r to a 2010 1250 because the riding position much better suits my dirt bike roots and my aching neck and back!
Have only ridden the bike twice and love it , i have been reading many posts about getting more power but would love to hear other peoples comments on how to get more to start with on a tight budget untill i can afford expensive upgrade parts.
The bike came with a Beowolf slipon and i removed airbox snorkel and drilled 40mm hole .




Did you buy your bike privately from someone down south & is it grey with a small rack ?

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Post  watto110 on Fri 31 Aug 2012, 9:48 pm

Thats enough about my small rack ! ha ha, yes got it from a nice guy called Allen at Maslins , almost felt bad taking it from him , almost!
You know the bike then ?
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Post  paul on Fri 31 Aug 2012, 9:57 pm

@watto110 wrote:Thats enough about my small rack ! ha ha, yes got it from a nice guy called Allen at Maslins , almost felt bad taking it from him , almost!
You know the bike then ?



Yep Big AL aca Allan is on this forum ( nice bloke ) & we have been on a few rides together . Maybe I'll ride with it again if you do any rides with us .

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Post  Kiwisteve on Sat 01 Sep 2012, 6:09 pm

G'day watto, welcome along
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Post  Cameron on Sat 01 Sep 2012, 7:04 pm

Welcome mate.
Good to see the bike has been kept in the family.

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Post  Reardo on Sun 02 Sep 2012, 11:14 am

G'day Watto. Welcome to the forum. You have your self a very nice & well looked after bike, From a top bloke!

Power mods on the Bandit are cheapish compared to other mades/models.

The Power mod's:
*Open air box lid. Free.
*K&N Air filter. About $60 from eBay.
*Removed Secondaries. Free.
*Arrows headers. About $500
*Yoshi Can. About $400-$500.
*Advanced Timing Retard Eliminator. About $160.
*Powercommander3 About $300
& a good tuner $350. = power & Torque delivery a lot, lot better then standard.
If I was you, When the time comes for a tune. Go to one of the best in Neville Lush!
He got me 130+hp at the wheel!

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*Open airbox lid with K&N.
*Removed Secondaries.
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*Arrow race headers with Yoshimura TRS.
*PC3 with the supplied map and these mod got 123hp with 115nm of torque.
*Neville Lush Racing custom tune = 130hp with 125nm at the Tyre (Standard 98hp/108nm).
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Post  watto110 on Mon 03 Sep 2012, 7:45 pm

Thanks for the info Reardo, i know Nev lush quite well and he is definatly my first choice in tuners.
I am surprised at the price of the headers (cheap) can you recomend a supplier ?
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Post  Reardo on Mon 03 Sep 2012, 9:35 pm

@watto110 wrote:Thanks for the info Reardo, i know Nev lush quite well and he is definatly my first choice in tuners.
I am surprised at the price of the headers (cheap) can you recomend a supplier ?
Yes mate and they are on sale at the moment.
$454.10 SoloMotorParts.com<<<Click<<<<

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*Arrow race headers with Yoshimura TRS.
*PC3 with the supplied map and these mod got 123hp with 115nm of torque.
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Post  watto110 on Mon 03 Sep 2012, 9:48 pm

Nice work! thanks again.
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Post  barry_mcki on Mon 03 Sep 2012, 10:08 pm

The Italian price is US$589 before shipping - same part number - even with their freight charges of between US$75 and $96 that is still a pretty good deal.

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