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Post  daveo on Sat 09 Jul 2016, 7:31 am

hey fellow Suzuki riders  ...  picking up an 08 Bandit GSF1250S tomorrow  ... 11 500km on the clock  ...  after Ive done my standard due diligence maintenance in a few weeks time, will be keen to join fellow riders for a run. Always join a forum when I buy a bike, its the best way to be a part of the community, not to mention to be able to tap into the broad knowledge base of fellow owners!
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Post  Chook on Sat 09 Jul 2016, 7:59 am

Welcome daveo, you should have no problems hooking up for a ride, keep a eye out for national meets as well, this year we did the WSBKs at PI, Mudgee is being tossed around atm for Oct next year
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Post  Ewok1958 on Sat 09 Jul 2016, 8:10 am

Welcome along daveo. Nice to meet you. cheers
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Post  Bosco15 on Sat 09 Jul 2016, 8:35 am

Welcome to the forum, Daveo. 
Where is the Southern Highlands? Scotland?

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Post  paul on Sat 09 Jul 2016, 9:52 am

Welcome daveo ......pretty low km for 2008

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Post  daveo on Sat 09 Jul 2016, 9:58 am

thanks for the warm welcome all! Och aye ... nay laddie ... the Southern Highlands are a beautiful area of wonderful country NSW roads built for spirited Bandit riding .... and yes, pretty low km.. will have to rectify that!
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Post  reddog on Sat 09 Jul 2016, 10:12 am

At that age the fork oil will definitely need a change. My bike is one of the first 07s and the oil was a horrible deep brown. Dust seals were on their way out too.
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Post  daveo on Sat 09 Jul 2016, 10:22 am

will be checking the fork chrome condition too. ... Terry Hays Shock Treatment do a great job...
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Post  reddog on Sun 10 Jul 2016, 9:14 am

My chrome was in pretty good condition. Just had to buff off a very small amount of surface rust

You are right though, Terry Hay should get it sorted. If it hasn't had the suspension sorted make sure the valving and springs get a look at whilst it's apart
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Post  madmax on Mon 11 Jul 2016, 8:25 am

Welcome to the forum Daveo

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Post  2wheelsagain on Mon 11 Jul 2016, 8:42 am

Welcome aboard.
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Post  daveo on Thu 14 Jul 2016, 3:28 pm

thanks for the warm welcome once again  ...

unfortunately  ...  upon taking the bike for a test ride before signing papers and heading off home  ...  the bike had a major 'miss'  ...  unable to accelerate above 30kmh in first gear   ...  spluttering badly  ...   and clearly unable to ride the 100km or so home

so called 'excellent condition'  ...

there are some dickheads out there  ...

the search continues ....
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Post  2wheelsagain on Thu 14 Jul 2016, 3:39 pm

@daveo wrote:thanks for the warm welcome once again  ...

unfortunately  ...  upon taking the bike for a test ride before signing papers and heading off home  ...  the bike had a major 'miss'  ...  unable to accelerate above 30kmh in first gear   ...  spluttering badly  ...   and clearly unable to ride the 100km or so home

so called 'excellent condition'  ...

there are some dickheads out there  ...

the search continues ....
 That will be the common Bandit 1250 fuel pump. Cheap and easy fix and plenty of info on here.
Call it a good bargaining angle.

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Post  daveo on Thu 14 Jul 2016, 4:04 pm

thanks for your reply 2wheels  ..

could it be fuel pump if there is absolutely no miss whatsoever when revving to 8000rpm in neutral?

but under load, a huge 'miss' is noticeable?
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Post  2wheelsagain on Thu 14 Jul 2016, 6:51 pm

@daveo wrote:thanks for your reply 2wheels  ..

could it be fuel pump if there is absolutely no miss whatsoever when revving to 8000rpm in neutral?

but under load, a huge 'miss' is noticeable?
Main fuel pump thread Here

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Post  reddog on Fri 15 Jul 2016, 11:07 am

@daveo as per 2wa it'll be the pump for sure
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Post  daveo on Mon 18 Jul 2016, 12:40 pm

thanks for your feedback all  ...

yes, it does appear to point to the fuel pump  ...  I can sort of understand the price drop (by $1k) now  ...  bet this bloke spoke to Suzuki and they gave him the bad news.  however he deny's the problem existed prior to my test ride.

no, its time to move on  ...  this bloke cant be trusted.

the search continues  ....
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Post  Ewok1958 on Mon 18 Jul 2016, 5:22 pm

Whatever you do, don't spend good $$ on a Suzuki pump. I've had a $100 aftermarket pump in for the last 45,000kms (bought from the US) after my OEM gave out at ~40k mark. DIY installation isn't as bad as you might think - in fact, separating the electrical connectors under the tank is about as hard as it gets. Good hunting.
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Post  daveo on Sat 23 Jul 2016, 7:23 am

looking at a 2010 GSF1250SA Bandit later today, 17k on the clock, one owner, all service details available, Givi box, Yoshi R77 exhaust, looks in great nick  .. just under $7k  .. seems like a reasonable deal  ...  oh yes, March rego too  ...
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Post  Bosco15 on Sat 23 Jul 2016, 10:49 am

Just for your comparo. I picked up the same year bike. Full Givi setup. Shock treatment sorted suspension. New tyres. Six months NSW rego. A few more km 55000. 
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Post  reddog on Sat 23 Jul 2016, 10:49 am

If one of our members is close by you maybe you could ask them to take a look at the bike as well?
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Post  daveo on Sat 23 Jul 2016, 2:19 pm

test ride went well, the bike certainly has more than enough power, went up some steep hills, pulls well in all gears. For the km I think the price is right, will pick up bike next week. ... happy days are coming!
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Post  paul on Sat 23 Jul 2016, 5:08 pm

Great news ..............is it the silver grey or black model ?

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Post  daveo on Sat 23 Jul 2016, 9:10 pm

its the silver grey version  ...  have just updated profile pic  ...  love the look, the sound, and the ooomph!
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Post  paul on Sun 24 Jul 2016, 12:03 am


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