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Post  mtbeerwah on Thu 23 Apr 2015, 10:13 pm

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I guess better late than never.

I just realized I`ve never done any formal addition to the introduction section.

So that's them!!!

John.

Edit: Updated view of Red (top photo)


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Re: About time I introduced Red & Blue

Post  paul on Fri 24 Apr 2015, 12:25 am

Now you just need "Black" (1250 ) and you will have the whole set .Oh ,........& then the GSX 1250 FA .Oh yes then there was the 06 model ........  Laughing

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Post  2wheelsagain on Fri 24 Apr 2015, 10:13 am

What a lovely pair you have Smile

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Post  Chook on Fri 24 Apr 2015, 11:25 am

Nice 

If I ever saw a naked 1200 at a super cheap price I think I'd be tempted to get a 2nd
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Re: About time I introduced Red & Blue

Post  mtbeerwah on Fri 24 Apr 2015, 5:51 pm

Hey Cheers !!

For some reason, and I really don`t know why, I want to get one of every Gen. Next will be an 06

Hey Chook, my Gen 1 was a faired model, but I made it nude. Its easy to do, so if you do find a good cheap one,  just convert it.
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Post  truck on Fri 15 May 2015, 6:50 am

I wish for a second Bandit. Coincidentally there is a repairable write off , damage to one side at the Manheim or Pickles Auctions here in Tsv in a week or so.
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Post  Chook on Fri 15 May 2015, 7:20 am

@truck wrote:I wish for a second Bandit. Coincidentally there is a repairable write off , damage to one side at the Manheim or Pickles Auctions here in Tsv in a week or so.
I saw a 07 recently that was on the WOVR, only 13,00km, purchased for $1400 and for just over $2500 it was repaired, inspected and ready for registration
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Re: About time I introduced Red & Blue

Post  Bandit Brad on Wed 30 Nov 2016, 9:55 pm

@mtbeerwah wrote:e

I guess better late than never.

I just realized I`ve never done any formal addition to the introduction section.

So that's them!!!

John.
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As you know from other posts, I'm currently nuding my MK1. Looking at yours in this pic I can't make out what you've done with the rear mud guard. I've been looking for a tail tidy but struggling to find one.
Have you just trimmed the oem guard back? Have you got a pic of what you've done there?
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Post  mtbeerwah on Wed 30 Nov 2016, 10:53 pm

Hi Brad,
That was taken a while go, I`ve trimmed it a bit more since then.

Basically, at the same level as the bottom of the number plate, cut it straight across, and have now, made it a bit rounder.
That shot looks a bit square. I`ve also now, arced/radiused, a bit more on the sides, and bottom corners, so the lines flow a bit better.

I`ve got a complete spare rear fender, that I got from the US, just so if I want, can put it back to standard. I could make my own extender if I had to. Just in case the constabulary have a crack down, cause they need revenue money for doughnuts.

I bid $30 for it, and won it. It also came with the original tool kit. Bargains to be had out there, if your not in a hurry. I`m always looking, and always bidding, but will never pay stupid prices for anything.    If you win, fantastic, if you don`t, who cares.

Fenders do actually stop the spray coming up at the back, but I put up with it, in wet conditions.

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Post  madmax on Thu 01 Dec 2016, 2:38 pm

@mtbeerwah wrote:Just in case the constabulary have a crack down, cause they need revenue money for doughnuts.

It was my understanding that tidytails had been made legal, but maybe that's only Victoria.
Can you confirm Chook?

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Post  madmax on Thu 01 Dec 2016, 2:39 pm

Oh looking good there John.
I wish for a Garage full of bikes but I just wouldn't have time for them all Sad

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Post  Chook on Thu 01 Dec 2016, 7:57 pm

@madmax wrote:
@mtbeerwah wrote:Just in case the constabulary have a crack down, cause they need revenue money for doughnuts.

It was my understanding that tidytails had been made legal, but maybe that's only Victoria.
Can you confirm Chook?

SA's interpretation of the requirements

https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/transport-travel-and-motoring/motorcycling/motorcycles/motorcycles-and-sidecar-requirements#title17

Wheel Guards (Mudguards)

A motorcycle must be fitted with a front and rear wheel guard. The wheel guards must be so designed as to protect other road users, as far as practicable, against thrown-up stones, mud, ice, snow and water and to reduce for those users the dangers due to contact with the moving wheels. If your motorcycle is fitted with a sidecar the sidecar wheel must also fitted with an effective mudguard.

Wheel guards may consist of either permanent body structure or part structure and other components, including mudflaps, provided the specified protection is retained during vehicle operation.


The wheels of a vehicle and the wheel of a side-car must be fitted with wheel guards of width not less than the ‘Section Width’ of the tyre.


If a motorcycle was built to meet the previous version of the ADR we recommend that you do not remove any part of the original wheel guards.

However, if a motorcycle was built with a tail extension so that it met the requirements of the previous version of ADR 42/04, you may wish to remove the extension and fit a tail tidy, in which case you must ensure that:


1.The number plate does not need to be vertical but must be fitted so that it is visible and can be read at:

both 3m and 18m from the rear of the motorcycle; and,
an angle of 45° from either side of the rear of the motorcycle;
an angle of 45° looking down from above the rear of the motorcycle;
2. The number plate must be illuminated when the lights are switched on;

3. The indicators show an orange light when operating and are:

‘E’ marked;*separated by at least 180mm; and,
visible from 80° to the side of the vehicle as well as to the rear;
4. A rear retro-reflector is fitted at no more than 15°from the vertical.

Tail tidy
If your tail tidy tucks the lights and number plate in underneath the tail it is unlikely your motorcycle will meet these requirements, so check how your tail tidy will fit before purchasing as it may not have been manufactured to meet the requirements of the Road Traffic Act, Motor Vehicles Act and Regulations. The motorcycle must also continue to meet these requirements when loaded, or when any luggage is attached.

https://www.sa.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/127841/MR1540-Motorcycle-muguards-and-tail-tidies-VS-Fact-sheet-oct14.pdf  

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Post  madmax on Thu 01 Dec 2016, 9:02 pm

So this is ADR's so must assume Australia wide?

Fairly sure mine meets all those requirements

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Post  Chook on Thu 01 Dec 2016, 9:04 pm

@madmax wrote:So this is ADR's so must assume Australia wide?

Fairly sure mine meets all those requirements

Your's would be ok, pre the ADR change probably not Wink
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Post  mtbeerwah on Sat 03 Dec 2016, 5:00 pm

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Hi Brad,
That`s about the gest of it. I could hack it off up to the cowling, and just have the bracket holding the number plate, and still, if I wanted to, make an extender for the aforementioned possibility, of the police.
I still might yet.

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Post  mtbeerwah on Mon 11 Dec 2017, 2:20 pm

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Just picked up another Gen1 to ad to the collection.
Same owner 20yrs, along with owners manual, tool kit, etc:  65000kms, which is good for a 1997 bike. Engines nice and quiet.

Still got the original chain a sprockets, which spins me out a bit, and in good condition.

Needs a good tidy up, and service, will check valves etc: but in all, a good honest bike.

Its got a noisy thing on it, but that will soon go, as soon as I can find and original Can....at a good price.

I`ve already bought an 08 gsxr1000 shock for it, so to be fitted, and will have to service the forks.....that's about it, good to go.

I will do single rego.

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Post  madmax on Mon 11 Dec 2017, 5:32 pm

@mtbeerwah wrote:" />
Just picked up another Gen1 to ad to the collection.
Same owner 20yrs, along with owners manual, tool kit, etc:  65000kms, which is good for a 1997 bike. Engines nice and quiet.

Still got the original chain a sprockets, which spins me out a bit, and in good condition.

Needs a good tidy up, and service, will check valves etc: but in all, a good honest bike.

Its got a noisy thing on it, but that will soon go, as soon as I can find and original Can....at a good price.

I`ve already bought an 08 gsxr1000 shock for it, so to be fitted, and will have to service the forks.....that's about it, good to go.

I will do single rego.

Nice, but now your going to need another blue one

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Re: About time I introduced Red & Blue

Post  mtbeerwah on Mon 11 Dec 2017, 7:00 pm



Nice, but now your going to need another blue one[/quote]


Ha ha....is that a dare.....don't tempt me !!!!!

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Post  paul on Mon 11 Dec 2017, 7:52 pm

65,000km crikey must have pushed it around to get that from the chain ( explains the low mileage LOL ) ..........................good find cheers

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Post  madmax on Tue 12 Dec 2017, 4:09 pm

@paul wrote:65,000km crikey must have pushed it around to get that from the chain ( explains the low mileage LOL ) ..........................good find cheers

The service manager at my local dealership, told me that my 50k was a world record for an original chain and sprockets

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Post  mtbeerwah on Tue 12 Dec 2017, 5:02 pm

I really don't know what's going on there.
I can't get any more than 30 000 when I ride.

The previous owner, was the 2nd owner. She bought it off a guy, that had it only a couple of months, and put 3000k's on it.
She had it the rest of the time, for 20yrs.
I asked her when the chain was last changed, and she said, "it's never been changed, still the original".
I said, how did you manage that, to which she said, "I just keep it lubed". I'm dumb founded......
It lived, and travelled from Northern Territory to Queensland, a couple of times, then used as a daily for a short time, in N.T, then in storage the rest of time.

Put it on the centre stand and spin the rear wheel, and it's as free and quiet as a new one.



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Post  talon440 on Wed 13 Dec 2017, 8:38 am

not sure how you look after you chains my mates bike (2009 1250) did 105,000k on original chain and sprockets, and ive done 90,000k (2010 1250) still original chain and sprockets, guess the ole scott oiler actually works hey
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Post  mtbeerwah on Wed 13 Dec 2017, 9:44 am

@talon440 wrote:not sure how you look after you chains my mates bike (2009 1250) did 105,000k on original chain and sprockets, and ive done 90,000k (2010 1250) still original chain and sprockets, guess the ole scott oiler actually works hey

I think the "Scott" , is going to have to be high on the list of must do's.
They do speak for themselves.

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Post  talon440 on Wed 13 Dec 2017, 12:39 pm

Seriously though MTB ive heard some people complain that they are messy and throw oil everwhere, once you find the right amount of drip rate my rear wheel gets minimal throw off and that small bottle that I fill up lasts me for 1200k, fresh clean oil same as I use in my engine goes on that chain all day as im riding and ive had 2 chain adjustments since new and they were very slight adjustments, but I do try and keep the chain as clean as I can from time to time after riding in shitty weather or lots of road works
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Post  gus Yesterday at 11:23 pm

Ok ,just found this post . I;m going to post the opposite . Someone may need to enlarge the pics though. Evil or Very Mad
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