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So Ive bought a new Bandit.

Post  NZspokes on Tue 17 Feb 2015, 4:45 am

Couple of years back my K1 got taken out by a driver. Always missed it.

I bought a 900 Hornet to replace it. Didnt get on with it. Then I bought a VTR1000 which I love. Im now riding track with it. 

But a few years back my partner had a big accident which she has injuries from which wont heal. VTR is not working out as a pillion bike for us. 

So we just bought this K4 which was a faired S version but the fairing has been removed. We are getting the fairing with the bike but not sure of its condition. I kinda like it as it is. I pick it up next Saturday. Got it for $2000. Its done 95,000ks. Motor sounds tight. It has a Holeshot kit but not sure which stage. Im guessing stage 1. 

It needs tyres, decent indicators and a fork rebuild. Then I will drop the pillion pegs to start getting my girl cumfy and fit my top box as it will become my commuter.

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Post  2wheelsagain on Tue 17 Feb 2015, 7:46 am

Its a tidy looking Bandit for those K's Rob.
I reckon you'll be keeping it as a naked.

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Post  jstava on Tue 17 Feb 2015, 12:21 pm

I reckon it looks real good that way.  Stripping it down a bit would be one way to sort the pathetic lighting.

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Post  reddog on Tue 17 Feb 2015, 1:07 pm

Looks good. Add a small fly screen and you'll be good to go
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Post  reddog on Tue 17 Feb 2015, 1:08 pm

Looks good. Add a small fly screen and you'll be good to go
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Post  NZspokes on Tue 17 Feb 2015, 3:49 pm

@2wheelsagain wrote:Its a tidy looking Bandit for those K's Rob.
I reckon you'll be keeping it as a naked.

Yeah I think it will say that way with a flyscreen which I have. Just needs proper mirrors. 

Was thinking the stiff front could just be to much spring as it was a faired one. I will have a look at the springs and see what they are.
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Post  reddog on Tue 17 Feb 2015, 6:46 pm

What's wrong with the mirrors?
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Post  Chook on Tue 17 Feb 2015, 7:07 pm

I've ridden a couple of bikes with little mirrors like those, I'd want to change them as well
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Post  mtbeerwah on Tue 17 Feb 2015, 8:21 pm

well done mate!!

keep it naked..I reckon they look better, but..if you do a bit of touring, and do like to give it a bit every now and then, you will feel it.

I bought a gen 1 last year, and made it naked, I love it, but like I say, if you get above $1.40, you start to really feel the aerodynamics, but I didn`t, and don`t ride this one for any high speed stuff, so its no problem for me.  I guess another benefit is, you don`t get any fairing buzz, as they tend to get.

Happy ridding!!
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Post  NZspokes on Tue 17 Feb 2015, 9:26 pm

@reddog wrote:What's wrong with the mirrors?

I would see more looking under my arm. 

I mentor new riders so need to be able to see whats going on behind.
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Post  NZspokes on Tue 17 Feb 2015, 9:29 pm

@mtbeerwah wrote:well done mate!!

keep it naked..I reckon they look better, but..if you do a bit of touring, and do like to give it a bit every now and then, you will feel it.

I bought a gen 1 last year, and made it naked, I love it, but like I say, if you get above $1.40, you start to really feel the aerodynamics, but I didn`t, and don`t ride this one for any high speed stuff, so its no problem for me.  I guess another benefit is, you don`t get any fairing buzz, as they tend to get.

Happy ridding!!

I have the below for spirited rides. Bandit is going to be my work horse. 

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Post  mtbeerwah on Tue 17 Feb 2015, 9:49 pm

That's on the list of bikes to get, the VTR!
A mate of mine has got one, and we`ve been for a few rides, and do the swap thing a bit, I really like the handling, and sitting position of the VTR.
We`ve done standing starts, and roll on`s, and the Bandit is a little quicker, but can`t compete in the handling department...god damn they use a lot of fuel, but I wont be buying one for economics.
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Post  reddog on Wed 18 Feb 2015, 3:17 pm

Have you tried swapping the mirrors so they are underneath the bars?
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Post  NZspokes on Wed 18 Feb 2015, 6:03 pm

@mtbeerwah wrote:That's on the list of bikes to get, the VTR!
A mate of mine has got one, and we`ve been for a few rides, and do the swap thing a bit, I really like the handling, and sitting position of the VTR.
We`ve done standing starts, and roll on`s, and the Bandit is a little quicker, but can`t compete in the handling department...god damn they use a lot of fuel, but I wont be buying one for economics.

Yup I reckon it goes round a corner ok. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2-3qUEBsEg
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Post  NZspokes on Wed 18 Feb 2015, 6:04 pm

@reddog wrote:Have you tried swapping the mirrors so they are underneath the bars?

Not got it yet, pick it up on the weekend. But want to put conventional mirrors on it.
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