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Post  Bill & Ted on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 9:23 pm

Just bought and picked up my new to me 2012 Bandit 1250S, and I could not be more pleased with the bandit, I have eyed these machines for quite awhile and it is definitely all that I expected it would be.
it reminds me of the old school muscle bikes that I used to ride in the 80's ( Z1R's, CB1100's and GSX1100ET), just that wonderful grunt.
Only problem was picking it up today from Albury and riding it back to Wangaratta, it hasn't rained here in two months but it sure as s@#t had to rain today, oh well it is what it is, it also helps when the bike you are riding is so well mannered and easy to ride.
Love this Bandit and can't wait to get to know her better.
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Post  paul on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 9:34 pm

Welcome to the forum Bill & Ted ( split personality ?  Laughing ) I think that rain was part of Murphy's law of riding your new bike home for the first time in winter  Evil or Very Mad

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Post  Ewok1958 on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 9:46 pm

Welcome mate(s).  Basketball
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Post  Bill & Ted on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 10:17 pm

I hate that murphy bloke, he always seems to be waiting roun the corner. Lol
Thanks for the warm welcome, hope to contribute to this forum, when I'm not on this tablet I'll post a link for OE oil filters that only cost 8 bucks.
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Post  Chook on Wed 19 Jul 2017, 6:24 am

Welcome Aboard!!

Bill & Ted, so that's 1 or 2 of you?

..........at least you're not RooTed Wink
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Post  Bill & Ted on Wed 19 Jul 2017, 6:44 am

Nah, but I could be Plum Ducked. lol!


Be excellent to each other.

Well I was going to l post the oil filter link but it seems that I have to wait 7 days before I am able to on this forum, that's OK I can wait.
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Post  2wheelsagain on Wed 19 Jul 2017, 8:34 am

Bill & Ted wrote:Nah, but I could be Plum Ducked. lol!


Be excellent to each other.

Well I was going to l post the oil filter link but it seems that I have to wait 7 days before I am able to on this forum, that's OK I can wait.
Don't take it personally. Its to stop people/bots signing up and spamming.
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Post  Bill & Ted on Wed 19 Jul 2017, 2:28 pm

Thanks mate, I understand and totally agree.
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Post  madmax on Thu 20 Jul 2017, 3:18 pm

Welcome to the forum Bill & Ted, hope you have an excellent adventure

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Post  Bill & Ted on Thu 20 Jul 2017, 9:26 pm

I'm sure I will and not a bogus journey.
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Post  Bill & Ted on Thu 07 Sep 2017, 3:08 pm

Ok, after 3 weeks of ownership I have fitted Renthal Ultra low bars, huge difference in riding position for the better for me anyway.
Had a problem with surging and exhaust popping and crackling and not just on decel, after a spirited run one night got home to find that the inside of the Yosh R77 can was glowing red and orange.
After some research and investigation ( used some hospital clamps on the hose from the air box) came to the conclusion that the PAIR system was injecting air nearly all the time, so ordered the block off kit.
The PAIR system is a real pain in the arse to remove but well worth it, the bike has been transformed no more surging and sounds way better.
I think it was a member named Gus on this site who had a similar problem and found that his PAIR valve wasn't working properly either, great site for info so thank you.
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Post  reddog on Fri 08 Sep 2017, 10:11 am

Yep @Gus is very knowledgeable. If you ever have a fuel pump problem he has the fix for that too. Good to see you have got it sorted now.
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Post  Bill & Ted on Sat 09 Sep 2017, 5:44 pm

Thanks reddog, cant believe it was something so simple.
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Post  reddog on Sun 10 Sep 2017, 10:43 am

Yep anything like that will upset the bike. The pair system is only there for emissions. Cleans up the top of the motor with it removed that's for sure
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Post  madmax on Sun 17 Sep 2017, 6:18 pm

Bill & Ted wrote:I hate that murphy bloke, he always seems to be waiting roun the corner. Lol
Thanks for the warm welcome,  hope to contribute to this forum,  when I'm not on this tablet I'll post a link for OE oil filters that only cost 8 bucks.

He's even worse when he's riding pillion with you.


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