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Post  mtbeerwah on Sat 09 Sep 2017, 8:27 pm

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Its taken 13yrs, but 200 000km`s has just rolled over.

Its taken a bit longer than anticipated, due to work, and two other bikes sharing the load.

Summery: This is on my Gen2, which I`ve chucked too much money at, and is now, far removed from a stock Bandit.  Some days I hate it, other days I love.
Looking back, would I not do certain things I`ve done to the bike.... sure, but you don`t know unless you experiment, and this bike, is one bike, I will continue to do so with. Its an R&D bike, that I`ll play with, until I achieve what I want.

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Re: Finally cracked 200

Post  reddog on Sun 10 Sep 2017, 10:41 am

Impressive! My bike turns 10 in October and had a measly 41000 on the clock. Just shows how bullet proof the bandit motors are
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Re: Finally cracked 200

Post  mtbeerwah on Sun 10 Sep 2017, 11:28 am

I might add....still the original clutch, except for one barnet heavy diaphragm spring. !!!!

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Re: Finally cracked 200

Post  truck on Mon 11 Sep 2017, 9:26 am

Congrats on reaching the milestone of 200!
I'm gonna get there but in about 15 yrs time at the current rate.
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Post  2wheelsagain on Mon 11 Sep 2017, 11:14 am

Congrats. The rear axel would almost be worn out from all the tyre changing

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Post  Chook on Mon 11 Sep 2017, 6:08 pm

truck wrote:Congrats on reaching the milestone of 200!
I'm gonna get there but in about 15 yrs time at the current rate.


x 2

44000 in 5 1/2 years, I reckon I'll be about the same
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Re: Finally cracked 200

Post  mtbeerwah on Mon 11 Sep 2017, 9:34 pm

Cheers all. 
Another fun interesting thing,  at 170 000km's, i decided to replace the entire swing arm, linkage bearings, as i thought i should,  given the amount of k's.  So,  after pressing the old ones out at work,  then measuring them,  compared to the new ones,  they weren't worn at all,  and i just wasted my money.  The seals were worn,  so the new ones didn't go astray.  
Every Christmas,  I re-grease everything.  Still the same head set bearings,  but every 100 000, i have and will, replace the wheel bearings.  

There's one helicoil in the head, for the valve cover, and I think...soon to be two, going by the last valve check. 

The axel lock nut does get a work out 2wheels.

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Re: Finally cracked 200

Post  Ironman on Sat 16 Sep 2017, 9:03 pm

200,000km! affraid Most cars shit themselves by then. Congrats!
Would you say that like a favourite pair of Levis and favourite leather jacket, it gets more comfortable and personal the more you live in it?

My 1200 is 10 years old and hasn't cracked 15,000km yet. Shocked

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Re: Finally cracked 200

Post  madmax on Sun 17 Sep 2017, 6:08 pm

Chook wrote:
truck wrote:Congrats on reaching the milestone of 200!
I'm gonna get there but in about 15 yrs time at the current rate.


x 2

44000 in 5 1/2 years, I reckon I'll be about the same

Never going to get there. 46,000 in 6 years. Although I can estimate close to 10,000 in the next 6 months I can't see me keeping the GSX much longer than a year or 2 more.

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Re: Finally cracked 200

Post  mtbeerwah on Sun 17 Sep 2017, 8:06 pm

Come on you lot.....ride them,  don't look at them. 

Three weeks ago,  I cracked 300 000k's in my car. 

Tomorrow, going down to Iluka, in NSW to visit friends,  and on Tuesday,  we're riding down to Dorrigo. 
Can't wait to ride the East Dorrigo Way. 
By the map, when we eventually hit east dorrigo way, it's about 80k's of twisty, then 80k back, before hitting the hum drum again. 
I maybe riding down to Adelaide at Christmas to visit a cousin down they're. I'll be making that journey at least a 7000k return trip.

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Post  paul on Sun 17 Sep 2017, 8:13 pm

mtbeerwah wrote:Come on you lot.....ride them,  don't look at them. 

Three weeks ago,  I cracked 300 000k's in my car. 

Tomorrow, going down to Iluka, in NSW to visit friends,  and on Tuesday,  we're riding down to Dorrigo. 
Can't wait to ride the East Dorrigo Way. 
By the map, when we eventually hit east dorrigo way, it's about 80k's of twisty, then 80k back, before hitting the hum drum again. 
I maybe riding down to Adelaide at Christmas to visit a cousin down they're. I'll be making that journey at least a 7000k return trip.
Let us know if you're in Adelaide ...........it would be good to put a face to the name ................although be prepared , mine is no oil painting  Laughing

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Re: Finally cracked 200

Post  mtbeerwah on Mon 18 Sep 2017, 12:59 am



Let us know if you're in Adelaide ...........it would be good to put a face to the name ................although be prepared , mine is no oil painting  Laughing

That puts us on level field Paul. 
Oil paintings are over rated any how.....

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