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New Victorian Member, Bandit 1200 1997

Post  Normanby on Tue 01 Dec 2015, 11:12 am

Hello,
Just bought my Bandit 1200 two weeks ago.
I'm a "Returning Rider" and i reckon i'll be very happy with a Bandit - I'm happy already!
Looking forward to getting to know it better, with tips and tricks through this forum.
I've joined the Classic and Custom Japanese Motorcycle Club here in Vic too.
Cheers,
Matt

Dang, can't seem to load an image. Is there a trick for us luddites?
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Re: New Victorian Member, Bandit 1200 1997

Post  Chook on Tue 01 Dec 2015, 11:54 am

Welcome along Normanby and welcome back to riding

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Post  Ewok1958 on Tue 01 Dec 2015, 12:36 pm

Welcome to the group Normanby. Photos are a tricky business for the uninitiated. You may have a short waiting period as a new member that's preventing you posting pics.

A simple guide is here:

http://nswbandits.forumotion.net/t1283-posting-photos-a-picture-story?highlight=posting
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Re: New Victorian Member, Bandit 1200 1997

Post  2wheelsagain on Tue 01 Dec 2015, 1:04 pm

Welcome aboard.
Yes you'll just have to wait a short while to post a pic. Its designed to stop spammers.
If there's really something you want to show us send me a PM and I'll put it up for you.

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Re: New Victorian Member, Bandit 1200 1997

Post  Normanby on Tue 01 Dec 2015, 1:40 pm

Ah ha.
No problem, just thought i'd show off the new toy.
Later, i guess.
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Post  madmax on Tue 01 Dec 2015, 2:02 pm

Welcome to the forum Normanby. Where abouts in Vic are you?

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Re: New Victorian Member, Bandit 1200 1997

Post  Normanby on Tue 01 Dec 2015, 2:21 pm

Thanks for the welcome.
I live in Sth Yarra and work in the CBD. I'm close enough to walk to work, but now that i have the Bandit that'll only happen when it's raining...
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Post  2wheelsagain on Tue 01 Dec 2015, 3:08 pm

@Normanby wrote:Thanks for the welcome.
I live in Sth Yarra and work in the CBD. I'm close enough to walk to work, but now that i have the Bandit that'll only happen when it's raining...

That's Ducati and Aprilia territory Laughing

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Re: New Victorian Member, Bandit 1200 1997

Post  Normanby on Tue 01 Dec 2015, 3:38 pm

Yes and no...
The posers do come out to park outside cafes, but i suspect none of them actually live in the neighbourhood.
They park in between the European 4WDs that the ladies in their active wear drive...
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Re: New Victorian Member, Bandit 1200 1997

Post  paul on Tue 01 Dec 2015, 6:07 pm

@Normanby wrote:Yes and no...
The posers do come out to park outside cafes, but i suspect none of them actually live in the neighbourhood.
They park in between the European 4WDs that the ladies in their active wear drive...
Avert your eyes Normanby don't let them corrupt you .... Laughing
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Re: New Victorian Member, Bandit 1200 1997

Post  Brigand on Tue 01 Dec 2015, 7:57 pm

Welcome, I too am a new member and have an 08 1250, I am sure you will get a lot out of the forum as well, the knowledge base is just amazing.
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Re: New Victorian Member, Bandit 1200 1997

Post  mtbeerwah on Tue 01 Dec 2015, 10:09 pm

G`day mate Smile

So..... are you American??

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Re: New Victorian Member, Bandit 1200 1997

Post  Normanby on Tue 01 Dec 2015, 10:36 pm

Heck no!
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Re: New Victorian Member, Bandit 1200 1997

Post  Bosco15 on Tue 01 Dec 2015, 11:33 pm

Welcome Norm. Wink

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Re: New Victorian Member, Bandit 1200 1997

Post  Normanby on Wed 02 Dec 2015, 7:40 pm

Here's the new toy:





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Re: New Victorian Member, Bandit 1200 1997

Post  2wheelsagain on Wed 02 Dec 2015, 7:56 pm

Nice forks. The rest is OK by me too Very Happy

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Re: New Victorian Member, Bandit 1200 1997

Post  mtbeerwah on Wed 02 Dec 2015, 8:13 pm

nice mate,

are they busa forks, or 01-02 gix forks? ---  6 piston calliper!!
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Re: New Victorian Member, Bandit 1200 1997

Post  Normanby on Thu 03 Dec 2015, 7:17 am

The goodies  were put on by the owner before the previous one, so I don't have all the details. Here's what the previous owner told me:
GSXR 1100 front forks, wheel, brakes, etc.
GSXR 1100 rear shock.
Pods and Dynojet kit.
Twin headlights.
Ace well digital dash.
Cut down chain guard.
And a lot of fettling.
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Re: New Victorian Member, Bandit 1200 1997

Post  Hammy on Thu 03 Dec 2015, 9:01 am

Hi Norman and welcome to Ward 7.   I wish I kept my 1200. They are a great bike.  Enjoy.

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Re: New Victorian Member, Bandit 1200 1997

Post  reddog on Thu 03 Dec 2015, 9:24 am

That looks like a pretty well sorted gen1. Looks great, welcome to the forum buddy
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Re: New Victorian Member, Bandit 1200 1997

Post  mtbeerwah on Thu 03 Dec 2015, 10:03 am

@Normanby wrote:
GSXR 1100 front forks, wheel, brakes, etc.
GSXR 1100 rear shock.

There as rare as hens teeth, and they`re close to exact Bandit length, so keeps same geometry, where as Busa and 1000gix forks are about 60mm shorter.
Good score!!
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