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Post  gus on Tue 07 Feb 2017, 8:37 pm

There has been a very rough looking Bandit (2003) on Gumtree the last week . (Huge 9'' headlight )
It looked about a 2 out of ten ,unknown mileage ,filthy , no front fairing due to it hitting a parking metre . Asking price $900
It's now living in my shed and i'm $800 poorer .
It hasn't moved for 3 years.
Now it gets interesting after seeing what I have bought home .
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Post  Chalkie on Tue 07 Feb 2017, 8:47 pm

You're killing me with curiosity Gus. What are you up to?
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Post  gus on Tue 07 Feb 2017, 8:50 pm

Look who the cat dragged in . Very Happy Pics tomorrow
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Post  Chalkie on Tue 07 Feb 2017, 9:02 pm

G'day Mate, hope the dam is filling up for you. Looking forward to seeing the pics.
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Post  Chook on Tue 07 Feb 2017, 10:07 pm

We need before shots as well Gus, show us what you've got!!
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Post  gus on Wed 08 Feb 2017, 6:43 am

Dam is now dry,first time ever .
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Post  gus on Wed 08 Feb 2017, 5:02 pm

First surprise was that this headlight was fitted . 9 inch  Has LUCAS ,BIRMINGHAM , ENGLAND stamped on it .ITS HUGE
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Post  Ewok1958 on Wed 08 Feb 2017, 5:39 pm

Looks like 1963 technology fitted to a 2003 bike - he must have had it lying about in a shed.
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Post  gus on Wed 08 Feb 2017, 5:48 pm

Next surprise was this under the seat . 1st owners name and service book with owners manual . Tool kit looked like it had never been removed .
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Post  gus on Wed 08 Feb 2017, 5:52 pm

At this stage the battery is on charge as I start to check things out .
WTF ! have a look at the condition of the underside of the seat . Top is as good .
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Post  gus on Wed 08 Feb 2017, 5:55 pm

Front sprocket cover reveals what looks like original sprockets and chain .
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Post  gus on Wed 08 Feb 2017, 5:59 pm

Battery is stuffed so I fit a spare and turn the key .
Now this explains why everything looks mint after a wash. affraid affraid
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Post  gus on Wed 08 Feb 2017, 6:01 pm



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Post  gus on Wed 08 Feb 2017, 6:02 pm

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Post  gus on Wed 08 Feb 2017, 6:08 pm

Have ordered a 7in headlight ($27) and will go naked.
Had it running ,badly , and found the float height had set itself (no fuel for 3 years at least ) at 9 mm instead of 13mm .
Fuel tap rubbers stuffed .
Tires good

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Post  Chalkie on Wed 08 Feb 2017, 7:21 pm

It looks great already! And no I'm not coming up to buy it!! Razz Can't wait to see the finished product.
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Post  paul on Wed 08 Feb 2017, 7:51 pm

If the parking meter incident didn't bend anything ,looks like you have struck gold .........

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Post  gus on Wed 08 Feb 2017, 8:05 pm

This is like getting a new bike . I'm a bit confused .
Does this model have a plug so you can check C00- setting and error codes ?
If so ,where does the plug live .
Bandit 1200, 2003 model.
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Post  Chalkie on Wed 08 Feb 2017, 8:19 pm

Has the motor kicked over mate?
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Post  reddog on Wed 08 Feb 2017, 8:23 pm

Looks like a bloody score and a half. Well done.
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Post  paul on Wed 08 Feb 2017, 8:43 pm

@gus wrote:This is like getting a new bike . I'm a bit confused .
Does this model have a plug so you can check C00- setting and error codes ?
If so ,where does the plug live .
Bandit 1200, 2003 model.
I thought they were just the old 1200 motor with more pollution crap on them ..................no C00- plug


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Post  gus on Wed 08 Feb 2017, 8:47 pm

Had it running ,new plugs that are not 14 years old might help though .
Still has the pollution stuff fitted . No wonder i couldn't find a plug then .
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Post  madmax on Wed 08 Feb 2017, 9:16 pm

@gus wrote:First surprise was that this headlight was fitted . 9 inch  Has LUCAS ,BIRMINGHAM , ENGLAND stamped on it .ITS HUGE

Lucas eh, surprised it even works

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Post  madmax on Wed 08 Feb 2017, 9:19 pm

@gus wrote:Battery is stuffed so I fit a spare and turn the key .
Now this explains why everything looks mint after a wash. affraid affraid

Excellent find there Gus

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Post  Chook on Wed 08 Feb 2017, 9:20 pm

@gus wrote:
Now this explains why everything looks mint after a wash. affraid affraid


Shocked Shocked

WOW, looks like it wasn't ridden before it tried to mate with a parking meter, great find Gus!!
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