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Post  gus on Tue 21 Jun 2016, 6:37 pm

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The idea is to leave 2 bikes in Tasmania and fly down whenever time allows . This saves 2 weeks in travel alone and probably $2000  per trip.
Carol chose anEr5  cost $2000.
I spotted this near home and got it for $800 .
So project Bandit 600 starts .


2 hour later .Carbs on on the bench , impact driver used once .
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Post  Ewok1958 on Sat 25 Jun 2016, 9:52 pm

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Re: Bandit project

Post  gus on Sun 26 Jun 2016, 6:41 am

The idea was to sell them but I get this "bond" after working on them . Esp, a gearbox rebuild .
Bikes in the shed the last 2 years so .
vfr 750 -Sold ,Boring
Yamaha sr400- Sold fun but to slow
Bonneville-Sold Great but heavy
sv 650-sold Loved it
Bandit 1250 -Sold Good .but like the 1200 better
Honda sl100 -Sold .to slow and hard work .
Aprilia 2005 Tuono  bought for $16'000  11 years ago
Suzuki tl1000s in red  $1000
Suzuki tl1000s in black  $200
Suzuki tl1000r  $800
Ducati 2001 900ss $4000
Kwaka er 5 $2000
Bandit 600 $800
There you go Dave show your wife. this .


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Post  Ironman on Sun 26 Jun 2016, 8:26 am

hey gus, I saw your old 1250 at the drags last night. unmistakably yours. carbon bits still there.

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Post  Ewok1958 on Sun 26 Jun 2016, 9:03 am

@gus wrote:The idea was to sell them but I get this "bond" after working on them . Esp, a gearbox rebuild .
Bikes in the shed the last 2 years so .
vfr 750 -Sold Boring
Yamaha sr400- Sold fun but to slow
Bonneville-Sold Great but heavy
sv 650-sold Loved it
Bandit 1250 -Sold Good .but likes the 1200 better
Honda sl100 -Sold .to slow and hard work .
Aprilia 2005 Tuono  bought for $16'000  11 years ago
Suzuki tl1000s in red  $1000
Suzuki tl1000s in black  $200
Suzuki tl1000r  $800
Ducati 2001 900ss $4000
Kwaka er 5 $2000
Bandit 600 $800
There you go Dave show your wife. this .
Thanks Gus - I have found one that looks (from the ad) to be promising.  Wink
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Re: Bandit project

Post  gus on Sun 26 Jun 2016, 6:17 pm

Which one have you got your eye on ? There is a Fireblade for $700 on gumtree in Brisbane but i'm not getting any vibes for it .I tend to go for twins as its cheaper in case of a rebuild .
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Post  Ewok1958 on Sun 26 Jun 2016, 8:34 pm

PM sent Gus.
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Post  Ironman on Sun 26 Jun 2016, 8:37 pm

Gus, did you want a ventura rack for the back of your new 600?

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Post  gus on Mon 27 Jun 2016, 6:36 am

THanks for the offer but it came with one ,
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Post  gus on Wed 29 Jun 2016, 5:08 pm

Been waiting for an air filter to turn up from dealer . After 5 days waiting the wrong one turns up .


Bike is idling all over the place ,don't see much point hunting for the problem without a filter .
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Post  Chook on Wed 29 Jun 2016, 5:57 pm

@gus wrote:


Bike is idling all over the place ,don't see much point hunting for the problem without a filter .
Nice pun there gus Smile
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Re: Bandit project

Post  gus on Thu 30 Jun 2016, 7:47 pm

Sick of waiting for a air filer I hit the starter button . Crank ,crank ,crank , no go. Pull the Carbs off and check float height . Should be 17 mm they all are 12mm ,way out .
Fix and put them back in . Crank ,crank , crank , no go . Pull plugs , 2 look very old . Have one spare and rob one from another bike .
Crank, fires and splutters , crank, fires and say "ok you win " settles into a nice idol .Victory ,at least it goes ,tomorrow I see if it has a gearbox .
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Post  Chook on Thu 30 Jun 2016, 8:02 pm

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relates to gus's broken bolt

Post  Boatz on Thu 30 Jun 2016, 11:02 pm

Had similar problems at work with broken taps and drill bits that break below the surface in the hole, Something that can work is to spray the bit with "Freeze your nuts off"( in a can) I think its a Loctite Brand, then hit broken drill bit with centre punch or something similar and drill or tap will shatter into little pieces, use compressed air to blow out debris.  Have done this many times with success.

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Post  Bosco15 on Fri 01 Jul 2016, 6:39 am

@Boatz wrote:Had similar problems at work with broken taps and drill bits that break below the surface in the hole, Something that can work is to spray the bit with "Freeze your nuts off"( in a can) I think its a Loctite Brand, then hit broken drill bit with centre punch or something similar and drill or tap will shatter into little pieces, use compressed air to blow out debris.  Have done this many times with success.

That is an awesome solution, Boats. Up there for thinking.  cheers

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Post  Chook on Fri 01 Jul 2016, 7:12 am

@Boatz wrote:Had similar problems at work with broken taps and drill bits that break below the surface in the hole, Something that can work is to spray the bit with "Freeze your nuts off"( in a can) I think its a Loctite Brand, then hit broken drill bit with centre punch or something similar and drill or tap will shatter into little pieces, use compressed air to blow out debris.  Have done this many times with success.
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Re: Bandit project

Post  gus on Wed 06 Jul 2016, 10:34 am

Fitted new steering head bearings ($49 ) No real problem but the loose bars and cables get annoying as they want to get in the way .
Linkage arm bearing are terrible but I get lucky with having 2 bearings and shafts in a unused tls part that are the same . Bang out the old ,in with the good used .
That leaves the 2 side buy side ones in the centre .Buy 2 new with shafts ($ 80 Evil or Very Mad )
Try and bang out the old but of cause I can not get a drift to grab the lip of either bearing .  Twenty years of being in one place has them stuck firm .
Two hours later I have the rollers out ,the lips that hold them in ,broken off, but the outer cage still in the same place . No No
The  next time i'll do it this way again and save 2 hours .
Slide the worn shaft half way out of the worn bearing in the linkage arm ,
Tack weld the shaft to the bearing , hit shaft from other side .Plop ,its out .
Repeat other side .
New go in ,bolt it to the shock .
Fit new front sprocket nut ( $21  ,I guess it does hold the chain in place but $21 is a lot for one NUT)
Now , back to that brake kit problem .
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Post  paul on Wed 06 Jul 2016, 4:06 pm

Parts cost can kill a restoration project if you need too many bits , unless it's something worth spending the money on

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Re: Bandit project

Post  gus on Wed 06 Jul 2016, 5:26 pm

I normally don't add it up because the cost can spoil the end result .Bearings are a wear and tear commodity , I expect to have to replace them on a $800 project .
If you don't count items that naturally wear out i'm doing well .
Front screen to replace broken one $60
Sprocket nut $21
Throttle twist  $16
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Post  Ironman on Wed 06 Jul 2016, 6:00 pm

Photos gus.

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Post  gus on Wed 06 Jul 2016, 7:42 pm

Just about finished . Removed the stupid Dan moto exhaust and fitted a spare Tl1000s can .( I have 6 spare )
Just could not live with the red frame  , I tried ,honestly . It just looked  tacky .
There is no way I am going to do another tear down to paint the frame properly ,a mask up every thing and spray satin black will have to do .
I fitted the brake master cylinder from the er 5 while I wait for the proper kit to come in .
New front tyre fitted ,

Still waiting for the bloody air filter (the right one ) nearly 2 weeks now .
Hope to have a ride tomorrow and see if it has gears .
Pics tomorrow I hope .
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Post  gus on Fri 08 Jul 2016, 6:32 pm

Stalled , spent two days in hospital with a racing heart . Nearly funny seeing as all ive done is work on the Bandit . Turns out all good .
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Post  paul on Fri 08 Jul 2016, 6:46 pm

Maybe it was the excitement of going to take it for a ride Laughing ..................hearts can do some funny things sometimes , pays to keep an eye on them .

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Post  Bosco15 on Sat 09 Jul 2016, 8:36 am

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Post  Chook on Sat 09 Jul 2016, 9:40 am

@gus wrote:Stalled , spent two days in hospital with a racing heart . Nearly funny seeing as all ive done is work on the Bandit . Turns out all good .
Good to hear you're ok Gus
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Post  gus on Sat 09 Jul 2016, 5:46 pm

Air filter ,installed .
Brake kit fitted and bleed . fought me all the way .
Thats  it ,clean and polish  should have it done .
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