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Post  gus on Sun 18 Sep 2016, 6:55 pm

I'm a bit sick of looking at tl'S  so it was time to have a look at the Bandit before the fuel turned into varnish .Bike comes from a forum member .
Everything comes apart without a problem .

Why do Suzuki put this screen in ,isn't  that the job of the airfilter ?

Danmoto exhaust goes in the bin . Somewhere around Newcastle there is some exhaust packing because there was none left in the can .

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Post  gus on Sun 18 Sep 2016, 7:08 pm

Charlie says he used to have one of these . Laughing

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Post  gus on Sat 24 Sep 2016, 7:11 pm

I wanted something that said Suzuki Retro Racing  . Rattle can job ,still to put on clear finish coat after changing it a few times .Waiting for braided lines .




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Post  paul on Sat 24 Sep 2016, 7:38 pm

Bloody hell Gus that looks a lot different.... good job .................Recycled may even consider buying it back  Laughing

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Post  Re-Cycled on Sat 24 Sep 2016, 8:01 pm

Wow! It's own mother wouldn’t recognise it. Very Happy

What are those mirrors off Gus?

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Post  Ewok1958 on Sat 24 Sep 2016, 8:10 pm

Great job Gus. I'm impressed.
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Post  gus on Sat 24 Sep 2016, 8:11 pm

Off my Aprilia , E-Bay ,cheap . Put in Aprilia Turono mirrors .
 6 kg here alone ,so with lighter can and headers I think about 20kg lighter .

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Post  gus on Sat 24 Sep 2016, 8:20 pm

I had a huge problem with the "make your own " style braided lines . Once I did disturbed them ,they leaked . I put them in the bin and ordered some others .
Not they type of thing I wont to be unsure of.
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Post  gus on Sat 24 Sep 2016, 8:51 pm

Its not often I cut a speedo in half, but it was the only way I could get to the inside of the glass to clean it.
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Post  Re-Cycled on Sat 24 Sep 2016, 8:52 pm

@gus wrote:I had a huge problem with the "make your own " style braided lines . Once I did disturbed them ,they leaked . I put them in the bin and ordered some others .
Not they type of thing I wont to be unsure of.

They were on the bike when I got it, I'm glad I was never tempted to play with them. Surprised

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Post  gus on Sat 24 Sep 2016, 8:57 pm

Once I played with them they said "that's enough ,we retire " . And fair enough .
This thing weighs a lot .
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Post  gus on Tue 04 Oct 2016, 3:43 pm

The paint job was not " doing it for me".I started to sand it back and got an interesting effect ,




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Post  Bosco15 on Tue 04 Oct 2016, 8:39 pm

In the furniture world they call that look "distressed" or "shabby Chic" 
In the Bandit world, we can call it " Gussed"  Razz

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Post  gus on Tue 04 Oct 2016, 8:45 pm

It actually looks better than it does in the pics . Paint isn't pant any more ,candys ,pearls ,metallics  heat booths .
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Post  reddog on Tue 04 Oct 2016, 10:17 pm

Kind of remind me of a Macintosh bike 
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Post  #Tag on Wed 05 Oct 2016, 10:08 am

@reddog wrote:Kind of remind me of a Macintosh bike 


My guess was Gus was going for the Barry Sheene XR 69. (And I thought it was a pretty damn good attempt)
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Post  gus on Wed 05 Oct 2016, 2:56 pm

Yes Tag, I was . The black motor made it a bit dark for me though ,
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Post  Ironman on Sun 30 Oct 2016, 7:08 pm

So Gus, how's the b1200 project going?

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Post  gus on Sun 30 Oct 2016, 8:05 pm

Yes its changed again . I''ll take a pic tomorrow
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Post  gus on Mon 31 Oct 2016, 7:54 pm

Apart from being blury its a fine looking donk (old school talk for a " motor" for anyone under 35, lol )Unlike motors of today when no one  give a shit about plumbing or wiring .(old school talk for " i'm a grumpy old fart " )
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Post  gus on Mon 31 Oct 2016, 7:57 pm

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Post  Ironman on Thu 03 Nov 2016, 4:24 pm

i reckon the fairings overpower the rest of the bike. too much black. Maybe one of the low gloss metallic colours which seem popular with the hot european car hoons.

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Post  reddog on Thu 03 Nov 2016, 5:12 pm

That exhaust looks like a cannon Smile
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Post  gus on Thu 03 Nov 2016, 6:07 pm

Yep its big .I have 8 of them sitting unloved in the shed . I'll wait till I get a rwc and replace it .
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