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Post  ilRazzo on Thu 30 Sep 2010, 11:34 am

Hi All,

Picked up my (new to me) 2009 1250SA yesterday. Have lurked for a while and now joining since pulling the trigger:



Differences from stock:
Staintune muffler
Powerbronze rad guard
Powerbronze hugger
Zero Gravity double bubble screen
Givi V35 panniers

All good so far, but seat needs some work! Wink

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Re: New Bandit owner in Sydney

Post  2wheelsagain on Thu 30 Sep 2010, 1:56 pm

Welcome. Nice example.
How big are you and whats the issue with the seat? Do you have an American arse (ass) lol They all complain........................
I know people who have bought Corbin seats and then gone back to the stocker Wink

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Re: New Bandit owner in Sydney

Post  ilRazzo on Thu 30 Sep 2010, 2:21 pm

@2wheelsagain wrote:How big are you and whats the issue with the seat?

I am 6ft & sturdy size Wink The seat slopes forward and I feel like I am sliding towards the tank a bit.

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Re: New Bandit owner in Sydney

Post  whitey1 on Thu 30 Sep 2010, 3:22 pm

thats easy fixed. Just have to adjust the mounts. I think theres a thread on that here somewhere.
Oh and welcome mate
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Post  Cameron on Thu 30 Sep 2010, 5:31 pm

Welcome buddy.

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Post  Baz on Thu 30 Sep 2010, 5:58 pm

welcome and I love your coloured luggage

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Re: New Bandit owner in Sydney

Post  387sunnyside on Thu 30 Sep 2010, 6:02 pm

Very nice ride! Smile

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Post  rolls on Thu 30 Sep 2010, 6:05 pm

Hello and welcome. The tape on your rims looks the biz. Nice.
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Post  Reardo on Thu 30 Sep 2010, 6:11 pm

Welcome Razzo, great looking bikes those purple bandits Laughing just joking mate, one of our new members is colour blind and the blue looks purple.

Hows the Zero Gravity double bubble screen work for U at 6"?
I have the ZGDB screen to, but at near 6.4" i get a bit of wind buff to my helmet. but its looks sooooo sweeeeeet.


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Welcome Razzo

Post  Big Al on Thu 30 Sep 2010, 8:58 pm

Nice clean bike Welcome!

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Re: New Bandit owner in Sydney

Post  potatomasher on Fri 01 Oct 2010, 6:44 am

hi there

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Re: New Bandit owner in Sydney

Post  ilRazzo on Fri 01 Oct 2010, 7:41 am

@Reardo wrote:Welcome Razzo, great looking bikes those purple bandits Laughing just joking mate, one of our new members is colour blind and the blue looks purple.

Hows the Zero Gravity double bubble screen work for U at 6"?
I have the ZGDB screen to, but at near 6.4" i get a bit of wind buff to my helmet. but its looks sooooo sweeeeeet.

Re the colour, hahaha, I call it 'black-blue'. I was never a fan of blue bikes, but this one pushes all the right buttons.

Re the screen, I will let u know after this long-weekend. I am heading up to Terrigal and will be scrubbing the new tyres in by introducing the bike to the Old Pacific Highway... hehehe

I am coming off a '80 Guzzi LeMans II (now in rehab for a long deserved makeover), so this ride is mega different to say the least!


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Post  Re-Cycled on Fri 01 Oct 2010, 7:35 pm

Welcome, good luck with scrubbing anything in on a long weekend (demerits too).

It's the Dark Pink bikes that are "purple"

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Post  ilRazzo on Tue 05 Oct 2010, 5:51 pm

Damp road allowing (+ double demerits), I did go up and back along the Old Pacific Highway over the weekend to attempt a scrub-in. I took it fairly easy, unlike the two cars that head-on pranged just north of Peats Ridge intersection. Glad I was not coming the other way when that numb nut crossed the double lines on the big wet sweeper....ugly.

Anyhoo, a couple of negative observations:
1. the seat sucks. I will be putting a sheepskin pad on for any rides other than commutes, and will be looking into other seat solutions for the long term.
2. The bars suck also. The pull back angle is too sharp and combined with the forward slide caused by the seat, the outside of the hands take all the pressure. New bars on the horizon for sure, any suggestions for a local solution? (ie here in Aus). I may be tempted to setup a jig and get a length of pipe and make my own adjustments though!

Other than the above, I am heaps pleased with the bike. It should develop into a terriffic all rounder.

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Re: New Bandit owner in Sydney

Post  Ewok1958 on Tue 05 Oct 2010, 8:35 pm

Hi Guys,
I just fitted (literally 5 minutes ago) a sheepskin cover bought from www.goodwool.com.au. It was Australian custom made (model MB778) and the manufacturing seems very high quality. The price was not cheap - $180. I'll be doing about 1,600 kms this weekend so I should be able to give a decent report next week.
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Re: New Bandit owner in Sydney

Post  Dink.1170 on Thu 07 Oct 2010, 6:30 am

Most owners are finding a "superbike" bend set of bars a comfy replacement. I had an upholsterer fix my seat, try Kevin @ VCM cycle seats (hint, he is a member) you need to have the sharp edge removed from the seat.

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Re: New Bandit owner in Sydney

Post  Pete on Mon 18 Oct 2010, 5:59 pm

@ilRazzo wrote:
@2wheelsagain wrote:How big are you and whats the issue with the seat?

I am 6ft & sturdy size Wink The seat slopes forward and I feel like I am sliding towards the tank a bit.

I'm not sure about your model, but the 2010 GSX1250FA has a height adjustable seat.

The simple solution to your problem (as I did with mine) is to put the front adjusters on HIGH, and the rear adjusters on LOW.

Problem solved!

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Re: New Bandit owner in Sydney

Post  ilRazzo on Mon 18 Oct 2010, 6:02 pm

@Pete wrote:
@ilRazzo wrote:
@2wheelsagain wrote:How big are you and whats the issue with the seat?

I am 6ft & sturdy size Wink The seat slopes forward and I feel like I am sliding towards the tank a bit.

I'm not sure about your model, but the 2010 GSX1250FA has a height adjustable seat.

The simple solution to your problem (as I did with mine) is to put the front adjusters on HIGH, and the rear adjusters on LOW.

Problem solved!

Pete,

thanks, I will give it a go.

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Post  Pete on Mon 18 Oct 2010, 6:03 pm

@ilRazzo wrote:

I am coming off a '80 Guzzi LeMans II (now in rehab for a long deserved makeover), so this ride is mega different to say the least!


Not so long ago I had an '02 V11 Sport.

Wonderful, wonderful bike - in fact the only bike that I've ever owned that really had soul.

Severely regretting the need to have sold it. :'(

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