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Post  gus on Sat 07 Jan 2017, 8:12 am

$400 for a good looking Bandit 600 . How could I go wrong . After I got it home this is what I found .
Looks good

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Post  gus on Sat 07 Jan 2017, 8:18 am

With a P plate under the seat and a purple chain the warning bells were ringing .They should have made me deaf .


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Post  gus on Sat 07 Jan 2017, 8:20 am

NO air box lid or filter . Seems a little damp inside .
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Post  gus on Sat 07 Jan 2017, 8:23 am

That looks very bent .
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Post  gus on Sat 07 Jan 2017, 8:25 am

Wiring
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Post  gus on Sat 07 Jan 2017, 8:28 am

A Bandit takes 3300ml of oil . It seems 5lts will fit in so it must be better ,right .
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Post  gus on Sat 07 Jan 2017, 8:31 am

Throttle cable seems stuck .
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Post  gus on Sat 07 Jan 2017, 8:32 am

Stop laughing ,no , keep going.






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Post  gus on Sat 07 Jan 2017, 8:36 am

And the punch line


Piston welded solid in bore .

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Post  gus on Sat 07 Jan 2017, 8:55 am

Straightening jig (pat .5671)  fixes the bent subframe .
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Post  gus on Sat 07 Jan 2017, 9:04 am

I find a set of barrels WITH pistons (and rings ) in Spain for $60 and $60 freight . Arrives in 6 Days .I only need one piston so have 3 spare .
Head cleans up fine with a little lap of valves on stuffed cylinder . Other 3 look good .
Use old gaskets as they are alloy . I have done this before and never had a problem .
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Post  gus on Sat 07 Jan 2017, 9:19 am

Carbs take hours to clean and free up , surprisingly, even the jets can be removed and cleaned . Needles (and seat type ) are shot so 4 new ones get ordered . ($50)
Only blinker wiring bad rest like new .
I borrow the carbs from Carols 600 (awaiting seats ) and fit it all together .
Hook up car battery and engine spins over .
Takes a bit of coaching but finally fires up ,with a cough and a splutter .
Carol gets her carbs back and I wait till Monday for some new needles .
I better say this is just going to be a run around bike . If it uses oil ,I don't care . I didn't hone barrels , measure pistons or rings .or any thing like that .
Its a $400 hack .
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Post  reddog on Sat 07 Jan 2017, 11:48 am

The p plater must have thought the air box needed washing out Smile wtf were they thinking?
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Post  Chook on Sat 07 Jan 2017, 1:34 pm

Had it been for a swim or was the water just in through the air box (rain/hose) ?


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Post  madmax on Sat 07 Jan 2017, 3:24 pm

another miracle Gus!

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Post  reddog on Sat 07 Jan 2017, 5:17 pm

Will that piston not free up with some WD-40?
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Post  gus on Sat 07 Jan 2017, 6:35 pm

I got the piston out ,but the barrel was so pitted ,it was unusable . The rings did a good job though as the water did not get past them . Only
number 4 piston was affected . I guess  it had been outside for a while .
This is the second Bandit 600 I have bought with no air filter. Must be a market in second hand k@n;s .
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Post  Ironman on Sun 08 Jan 2017, 10:46 am

Was the previous owner under 21 years old?

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Post  Ironman on Sun 08 Jan 2017, 10:47 am

Gus, did you write on the side of your ute or the window of your shed?

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Post  gus on Thu 19 Jan 2017, 6:26 am

At last the needles turned up so in they went . Carbs look vastly cleaner ,
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Post  Chalkie on Thu 19 Jan 2017, 7:51 am

You've been busy Gus - I still think you should open a motorbike mechanic workshop. 
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Post  mtbeerwah on Thu 19 Jan 2017, 10:20 am

Just a thought... if your going to continue doing a few bikes, albeit for fun or extra kitty, why don`t you consider buying an ultrasonic cleaner???

Good thing for carbs!!!! .....obviously totally stripped though.

People love tringkits and shinny things, and a set of gleaming carbs looks a treat, upon sale.

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Post  gus on Thu 19 Jan 2017, 2:14 pm

Cutting down on bikes . The Yammie's gone touring ,the 3 TLs's have been sold , the Ducati nearly went , the 1200 Bandit may have to go also .
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Post  gus on Thu 19 Jan 2017, 8:17 pm

Fit the carbs attach a big car battery and she fires up with a strange "TICK" coming from headers .Take them off and notice 2 and 3 are further out than the others .
Add an extra gasket to 2 and 3 and it seals . No more noise .
Rob an airfilter from another bike because the one I ordered was too small . Cheap but doesn't fit . Rolling Eyes
Press starter and it fires up to a nice idle (surprisingly )
Tomorrow I see how many gears I have .
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Post  Chook on Thu 19 Jan 2017, 8:21 pm

@gus wrote:Fit the carbs attach a big car battery and she fires up with a strange "TICK" coming from headers .Take them off and notice 2 and 3 are further out than the others .
Add an extra gasket to 2 and 3 and it seals . No more noise .
Rob an airfilter from another bike because the one I ordered was too small . Cheap but doesn't fit . Rolling Eyes
Press starter and it fires up to a nice idle (surprisingly )
Tomorrow I see how many gears I have .

Good work Gus

....and good luck for tomorrow
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