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G'day from Adelaide

Post  Jenks on Sun 25 Aug 2013, 7:10 pm

Just a quick intro from Jenks in Adelaide.
Been reading this forum for a long time .. check it every day .. lots of good info and banter .. love it Very Happy 
I guess I'm officially an 'old bugger', being 57.
Had bikes from a lad but got off them for 20 years - was into sailboarding and then kids - so just wasn't finding the time.
Hit 50 and well, the 'old bloke - let's get a bike' syndrome kicked in - bought a TDM 850.
That did me for a while and then got the urge for something else - Bandit time.
Much like my last bike from the 80's - Suzy 1100G - so was easy to get used to.
Ride it every day and every year or so head off to the Snowies for some fun.
Mods - Scorpion can, MRA Vario screen, radiator guard, Givi top box and cases, Oxford heated grips, and, as of yesterday, full Stage 2 from Dale Walker (and thanks for all the useful info on here - which is what prompted me to join up - have just posted in Mechanical as all went well and then bike has cut out and now refuses to start Sad 
In any event, it'll end up fixed and I really enjoyed actually doing the spannering and appreciated all the info I got from this site.

All the best.
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Re: G'day from Adelaide

Post  Cal on Sun 25 Aug 2013, 7:40 pm

Welcome Jenks, I am in Strathalbyn. There are a few of us from SA. Will have to catch up for a ride!
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Post  Jenks on Sun 25 Aug 2013, 8:02 pm

Thanks Cal - catchup sounds good - ride most week ends, weather permitting.
Often do the Bull Ck, Ashbourne Rd to Strath - pity Bull Ck is now only 80 Sad
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Post  Ewok1958 on Sun 25 Aug 2013, 8:11 pm

Welcome Jenks - nice to have you aboard.
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Post  paul on Sun 25 Aug 2013, 8:51 pm

Welcome Jenks ,see you on a run no doubt  Very Happy

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Post  xpalan on Sun 25 Aug 2013, 9:04 pm

Welcome  Jenks , ride most weekends as well . Might be time for another get together .
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Post  stu on Sun 25 Aug 2013, 9:24 pm

Nice one.

Just a few minutes ago I sent my cashoolie to Dale for just the very same thing....

What is your opinion of the set-up???

I love the look and convenience of the twin k&n oval filters....

EDIT: oh yeah I read your post in mechanical and damn that sounds annoying. Have you asked Dale what he thinks?????

I don't have EFI and I'm paying local dyno specialist to install mine, so hoping I won't have that problem Very Happy

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Post  Jenks on Sun 25 Aug 2013, 9:30 pm

G'day Stu - doubt very much it's Dale's kit - I've disconnected it and still won't start.
For the 50k or so that I had it working, was fantastic - as I think Gus said somewhere, 'takes the bland out of the Bandit' .. or something like that. Bike felt like it had a new motor - more grunt everywhere and the sound of the induction was just magic Very Happy - somehow felt smoother and just more responsive to throttle. Thoroughly recommend it and Dale was fantastic to deal with.

And no - haven't asked Dale yet - will do so now.
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Post  stu on Sun 25 Aug 2013, 9:40 pm

I don't find the bike bland at all, but mine does have it's issues... and I'm thinking that this will go some way to addressing them....

more smoothness and more power  Shocked are just the beginning pirat

Your system completely different from the one I ordered though.... I get lots of new jets for the carbies and a couple of new air filters, completely removing the air box.... bounce

Can't wait now..... 

Yeah it sure is interesting though how the engine "changes" with better fuel / air delivery.... Laughing

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Post  Reardo on Sun 25 Aug 2013, 9:43 pm

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Post  Hammy on Mon 26 Aug 2013, 6:42 am

Welcome aboard Jenks. Post up a pic of your Bandit sometime.  Enjoy.
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Post  madmax on Mon 26 Aug 2013, 7:26 am

Welcome Jenks.

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Post  Chook on Mon 26 Aug 2013, 9:54 pm

Welcome Jenks
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Post  fat pete on Wed 04 Sep 2013, 6:14 pm

g,day jenks and welcome to the club..man i didnt realize that there are so many south Australians here,i got a couple of issues at the moment to sort out and then id love to meet the south ozzies for a get together,it seems everyone is out south.and im out near port wakefield.i know plenty of good rides up this way if everyone decides to come up this way sometime would be more than happy if capable to share my local knowledge,ive bin wanting to get out south for ages as ive never ridden out that way before,really looking forward to meeting ya all.........
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Post  Chief on Wed 11 Sep 2013, 12:32 pm

Welcome Jenks.....

A bit slow, but have not been on for a while. Enjoy!!

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