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Post  gus on Mon 11 Aug 2014, 7:05 pm

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Sight unseen in the  flesh . Pics show lots of broken bits . No idea if it would start even if it had power . Unknown history .1400kls away so another
ute road trip .Mileage unknown .$1000
I think I now own a tlr Suzuki .

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Post  gus on Tue 26 Aug 2014, 6:34 pm

If it costs that much i'll be shot .
Bike was $800
Bought ecu $150
Complete fairing set (still in Syd ) $200
Small bits $100
All ive got to do is get it to fire up when ecu arrives ,( may be end of week) and a few days
to sort things if I'm lucky .
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Post  Jimcoleman on Tue 26 Aug 2014, 6:55 pm

not the prettiest bike i have ever seen, but i bet it sounds awesome when you get it going

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Post  2wheelsagain on Tue 26 Aug 2014, 7:57 pm

Jimcoleman wrote:not the prettiest bike i have ever seen, but i bet it sounds awesome when you get it going
What is it with Bandit owners gravitating to V Twins? 
I hope you get her going Gus. I hope Jim still thinks mine sounds good when you do Laughing

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Post  paul on Tue 26 Aug 2014, 9:37 pm

2wheelsagain wrote:
Jimcoleman wrote:not the prettiest bike i have ever seen, but i bet it sounds awesome when you get it going
What is it with Bandit owners gravitating to V Twins? 
I hope you get her going Gus. I hope Jim still thinks mine sounds good when you do Laughing
I think the twins sound & feel more like our perception of a back to basics old style motorbike from days of old ( in our minds eye if you like )than the in line 4s; without any of the drama of the old British twins etc .

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Post  reddog on Tue 26 Aug 2014, 11:16 pm

As bandit members get older they need something slower and louder, but can't bare to own a Harley Smile

A mate owned an early model bandit and then bought a tls1000. I rode both and the Bandit hands down was the better bike. The twin sounded great... The end
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Post  gus on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 5:58 pm

We have a running motorcycle . Took a bit of prompting after sitting idle for two years, and loosing its ecu and starter relay. But it gave in and settled to a nice idle ,with all the correct codes and working lights ect . Waiting for a front disc and we will have movement .
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Re: New project

Post  Bosco15 on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 6:26 pm

You are the resurrection King, Gus.
Bringing the dead to life.
Well done, mate.
You haven't been walking on water or hanging around in caves lately, have you?

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Post  Ewok1958 on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 6:39 pm

In the boonies mate, you'd now connect it up to a pump and be pumping water from your dam to a water tank!  But seriously, well done, wish I could get my XS850 carbs sorted as fast as you got that beast running.
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Post  1wheeldrive on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 7:06 pm

reddog wrote:As bandit members get older they need something slower and louder, but can't bare to own a Harley Smile

A mate owned an early model bandit and then bought a tls1000. I rode both and the Bandit hands down was the better bike. The twin sounded great... The end

I have a 1999 v twin. I have a 2008 Bandit inline 4.  Sure the bandit is "nice" and comparativly new.... but it's a little... sterile?
(Flame suit on)
Early days with the bandit though so just my initial thoughts.

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Re: New project

Post  reddog on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 7:11 pm

@1wheeldrive what have you upgraded on the Bandit? I really like mine, but it;s beenpretty well derestricted too. Just come back from a ride with the wife on board, got to love the torque mid corner.
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Post  2wheelsagain on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 8:02 pm

Engine wise my B1250 is stock.
Its got plenty of poke and is probably faster (just) than the Storm and would certainly get there quicker but its not as much fun.
It serves a purpose and is more than the sum of its parts but we won't be looking at the B1250 when they're 25yrs old and saying I should have kept one. I don't think thats the intent of a UJM.

I could spend $3000 on "fixing" the Bandit. I have no intention of buying it some character. It is what it is.

Each to their own though.

Nice work on getting the TLR going Gus.

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Post  1wheeldrive on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 8:42 pm

Absolutely bog stock standard. That will change bit by bit over time.  Its got grunt to burn, and I feel there are more horses in there somewhere, but its just so smooth. Been quite a time since I had a IL4. Last one was a ninja ZX10. The '88 model.
 No it will be just a matter of getting used to it and making it more "mine" and less "factory".
I will grow to love it. cheers

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Post  paul on Sun 31 Aug 2014, 8:56 pm

Great news Gus  Very Happy

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Post  Jimmy the Boy on Fri 05 Sep 2014, 7:10 am

Where are you up to mate? Can you tear up your driveway yet?Smile
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Post  gus on Sat 06 Sep 2014, 7:43 am

Bike starts like a bike should ,goes through the gears (on paddock stand ) fine, so major work is done . The hardest part is getting a box of
fairing parts from Sydney to Brisbane .99% of couriers will not do domestic freight , one said they don't deal in cash ( wtf ) ,post says too big ( Mad )
another wants $180 ( silent  nearly the price of parts ). Still trying .
Waiting for ,rear master cylinder ($16) Front disc $10. 
Bleeding front brakes today and more cleaning .
Don't own a very strong pigeon do you ? scratch
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Post  Bosco15 on Sat 06 Sep 2014, 7:54 am

Had an RZ delivered by a truckie a while ago.  
I'm trying to track down his number for you.  
I'm sure he'd haul your fairings pretty cheaply.

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Post  Bosco15 on Sat 06 Sep 2014, 8:10 am

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Re: New project

Post  gus on Sat 06 Sep 2014, 4:49 pm

Thanks B
While Im waiting to get other fairing panels I thought I may as well work on the original ones to keep as spares .





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Post  Ghostbandit on Sat 06 Sep 2014, 4:51 pm

Looking good gus! Very Happy
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Post  reddog on Sat 06 Sep 2014, 4:57 pm

Great work. Just needs some carbon fibre pipes now. Trust me the yoshimura cf pipes make these twins come alive
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Post  gus on Sat 06 Sep 2014, 5:03 pm

I have Yoshi's on my S which fit the R  also .
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Post  2wheelsagain on Sat 06 Sep 2014, 8:29 pm

Its taking shape nicely mate Very Happy

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Post  BanditDave on Tue 23 Sep 2014, 7:12 am

Howdy Gus,

Are you still looking to get some fairings from Sydney.

I have a mate down there who is travelling to Hervey Bay next week (he thinks!)

I have sent you a PM with my contact details

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Post  gus on Tue 14 Oct 2014, 7:22 pm

Project tlr is nearly completed to original form .Muffler dents were bogged and painted in heat paint .A fairing appeared on Gumtree for $200 was to good to pass up so I also have a spare .Dented tank I bogged and rattle canned , waiting for one decal .Front fairing I repair and painted as one wasn't in the
used Gumtree kit . Motor runs nice as it came .(handy)
Bike ,as bought $800
Spare fairing $200
Extras including ecu approx. $500
Total (so far ) to pass rwc .-$1500 Oh ,lots and lots of time .
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Post  2wheelsagain on Tue 14 Oct 2014, 7:27 pm

You're a magician Gus.
Well done

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