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Post  2wheelsagain on Thu 02 Oct 2014, 7:36 pm

I upgraded the front end today. A big improvement over the stock B1250 Smile

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Post  Ewok1958 on Thu 02 Oct 2014, 7:53 pm

Mate, that's a bit more than my colored rim and wave brakes.  Wink Wink
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Post  Reardo on Fri 03 Oct 2014, 7:09 am

Wow! Great job:tongue: How much did it cost ya?

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Post  reddog on Fri 03 Oct 2014, 9:52 am

That reflector has to go. How's the v4 up against the mighty bandito?
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Re: Front End Upgrade

Post  2wheelsagain on Fri 03 Oct 2014, 10:41 am

This bike is bloody awesome Smile
Feels no heavier than the B1250 but officially it is.
Seat is good. Brakes excellent. Suspension like riding a cloud. Engine phenomenal and the trip computer is saying mid 4'sL/100km.
99.9% of people won't explore the limits and those who do had better be insured!
Set me back mid teens with the trade in and another $300 and 3 points on the way home  Embarassed   

Had an "issue" with the panniers so they will be fitted next Fri at 1st service.
Bike wasn't pre delivered to what I would have expected. Spent the morning detailing it and removing oily mechanic fingerprints off most surfaces. I hope I get to do a dealer survey.

I won't rave about it because we all still love the Bandit. I know I'll miss mine at some stage Laughing
Happy to post a pic or two if people are interested.

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Post  truck on Fri 03 Oct 2014, 11:59 am

Pics? - yes please. I love my Bandit and am in no hurry to leave it or this forum any time soon but I am aware there are other bikes in the world, so I've heard leastways.
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Post  2wheelsagain on Fri 03 Oct 2014, 12:10 pm

Hot off the press

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Post  Reardo on Fri 03 Oct 2014, 5:28 pm

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Post  Re-Cycled on Fri 03 Oct 2014, 5:49 pm

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Re: Front End Upgrade

Post  Bosco15 on Fri 03 Oct 2014, 6:45 pm

I love the Honda engineering.  
Is the muffler hinged? Or is there enough clearance to get the wheel off?
My Viffer had an incredible design knuckle joint that allowed the muffler to swing out of the way. 
Very nice set of wheels, mate.
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Post  paul on Fri 03 Oct 2014, 7:57 pm

Not sure what exhaust it had , but travelled  part way home ( till I lost him LOL  Laughing ) with a red one &  it sounded awesome . Very Happy
 didn't look so bad   in the flesh depending on the angle  either .
(I think some designs must  take a while to catch on )

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Post  2wheelsagain on Fri 03 Oct 2014, 8:06 pm

Muffler is hinged apparently but I reckon the wheel could come off without swinging it out of the way. Maybe Laughing
They sound much better with a muffler but I haven't seen one that looks good with and without panniers. They need to be a low slung unit and with panniers off look a bit odd to me. The post 12 units sound better. These have larger SS headers Smile 
Here's 3 minutes of your time you wont get back. Turn your speakers on for the first minute or so.



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I wont be harping on about it unless someone wants some info.

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Post  paul on Fri 03 Oct 2014, 8:10 pm

2wheelsagain wrote:Muffler is hinged apparently but I reckon the wheel could come off without swinging it out of the way. Maybe Laughing
They sound much better with a muffler but I haven't seen one that looks good with and without panniers. They need to be a low slung unit and with panniers off look a bit odd to me. The post 12 units sound better. These have larger SS headers Smile 
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Peter would you like to be deleted?  Twisted Evil Laughing

I wont be harping on about it unless someone wants some info.
This one had a very deep growl to it ................I didn't notice anything that looked shitty , so whatever it had on it suited it
( are you offering to delete Peter or his post ? Laughing )

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Post  2wheelsagain on Fri 03 Oct 2014, 9:36 pm

paul wrote:This one had a very deep growl to it ................I didn't notice anything that looked shitty , so whatever it had on it suited it
( are you offering to delete Peter or his post ? Laughing  )

The test bike I rode had a CF Akrapovic muffler and it sounded mean as but it looked crap without panniers on.

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Post  paul on Fri 03 Oct 2014, 9:39 pm

2wheelsagain wrote:
paul wrote:This one had a very deep growl to it ................I didn't notice anything that looked shitty , so whatever it had on it suited it
( are you offering to delete Peter or his post ? Laughing  )

The test bike I rode had a CF Akrapovic muffler and it sounded mean as but it looked crap without panniers on.
This bike wasn't one of the usual mob I see on the way home , but if I see him again I will check it out .

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