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Post  bigboresuzuki on Mon 16 Oct 2017, 3:01 pm

Got that title from Cam's re- introductory. Wow that bike registration in NSW is over the top. All of Oz should be like W.A rego...one price, doesn't matter if it's a V8. Laughing Should make Licences just one, country wide too.
  Welcome back Cam. I have had my Burgundy '08 1250 Naked for a couple years and it had 46,000 k on it when I bought it. Now on 65k.Stock apart from the pipe and deleted 1250 stickers. Have had Suzuki's most of my life my first being a TS 185 at age 15.

  The move to a six speed is awesome, my previous bike being a worked '78 GS 1000. I tell people ( non bikers ) that at 5000 revs, just over half of redline, in sixth gear I'm doing 150 kmh, just cruising for the Bandit. The clutch has the usual Suzuki rattle like all my old air cooled 1000's and 1100's and hasn't slipped yet. The guy I bought it off tried telling me it had a dry clutch Question , what a laugh, I think he thought the clutch was kaput.
 
  I'm about to do a 'Gus' on the fuel pump, and clean the filters / screens. I have a broken foot at present so plenty of time to tinker and troll the pages of this mighty fine forum. I have been a member of the GS Resources Forum in the U.S of A for a number of years and like to throw a spanner at my bikes, so thanks in advance to all you people that have contributed on here.

   Happy days and may The Suzuki Gods be with you. affraid

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Post  Re-Cycled on Mon 16 Oct 2017, 6:45 pm

Welcome, thanks for popping into the intro first.

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Post  paul on Mon 16 Oct 2017, 9:41 pm

Welcome to the forum Mark
glad you are enjoying the bandit   



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Post  jstava on Mon 16 Oct 2017, 10:02 pm

Welcome, Mark.

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Post  Chook on Tue 17 Oct 2017, 6:20 am

Welcome aboard Mark
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Post  bigboresuzuki on Tue 17 Oct 2017, 11:01 am

Thanks for the welcome guys. Wish I had bought the second bandit I looked at as well. A 96 model for 2k, the guy was desperate for cash. Would have made a good visitors bike to show them around the Coast.
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Post  opa on Sun 26 Nov 2017, 11:19 am

Hi Mark, great bikes the GS1000, much better bike to carry a pillion on than a Bandit!  As were the GSX1100's, what happened at Suzuki?  What's the point of  a pillion seat if it's a buttkiller?  That's my only whinge about the Bandit 1250s though, other than that a great bike.  Very Happy
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Post  bigboresuzuki on Sun 26 Nov 2017, 8:11 pm

Hi Opa, yes the old GS1000 seat was like a sofa. My wife used to fall asleep on the back of my shaftie and it wasn't from too much after hours activity...doh. She did say that the Bandit was the best bike I've had, but I think she was referring to the lack of time required working on it...haha.
  I just wished Suzuki would build a Bandit shaft drive. I see Kawasaki have a nice 1400 shaftie sports bike ZXR style. santa Santa ya c... where's my bike? lol!
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Post  Chook on Sun 26 Nov 2017, 8:32 pm

@bigboresuzuki wrote:
  I just wished Suzuki would build a Bandit shaft drive.
Let's just start wishing for a Bandit to be built first   Crying or Very sad

I had a shaft drive for 21 years before the Bandit, honestly, I haven't missed it any where near as much as I thought I would, modern chain "wax" is a hell of a lot cleaner than the old style chain lubes and when I remember how much it was going to cost to rebuild the diff on my shaft drive if I'd kept it Shocked
That alone makes cleaning and adjusting a chain seem so much easier
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Post  madmax on Sun 26 Nov 2017, 9:48 pm

@Chook wrote:
@bigboresuzuki wrote:
  I just wished Suzuki would build a Bandit shaft drive.
Let's just start wishing for a Bandit to be built first   Crying or Very sad

I had a shaft drive for 21 years before the Bandit, honestly, I haven't missed it any where near as much as I thought I would, modern chain "wax" is a hell of a lot cleaner than the old style chain lubes and when I remember how much it was going to cost to rebuild the diff on my shaft drive if I'd kept it Shocked
That alone makes cleaning and adjusting a chain seem so much easier

As you know Chook, I just replaced my chain and Sprockets. Parts were around $240. The service manager said it must be a world record to get nearly 50k out of the originals. I know you can get more using a Scott oiler, but has any got 50,000+ just using chain lube? 'cause I didn't think my old chain looked that bad.

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Post  mtbeerwah on Sun 26 Nov 2017, 11:18 pm

Now now,  they did build a Bandit. ..way back in 1996, they then went wayward. Ha ha
It was a stunt riders choice at one point, you wouldn't use a new one now,  totally different bike. 

It was always a budget bike.
 NO SHAFT DRIVE !!!!!

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Post  bigboresuzuki on Sat 19 May 2018, 3:42 pm


My last GS before the Bandit. Yoshie Cams, 33mm Smoothbores, Wiseco 1100 kit and 125 HP.  Just bought a 1980 Shaftie.
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Post  paul on Sat 19 May 2018, 7:13 pm


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Post  Chook on Sun 20 May 2018, 9:35 am

@madmax wrote:
@Chook wrote:
@bigboresuzuki wrote:
  I just wished Suzuki would build a Bandit shaft drive.
Let's just start wishing for a Bandit to be built first   Crying or Very sad

I had a shaft drive for 21 years before the Bandit, honestly, I haven't missed it any where near as much as I thought I would, modern chain "wax" is a hell of a lot cleaner than the old style chain lubes and when I remember how much it was going to cost to rebuild the diff on my shaft drive if I'd kept it Shocked
That alone makes cleaning and adjusting a chain seem so much easier

As you know Chook, I just replaced my chain and Sprockets. Parts were around $240. The service manager said it must be a world record to get nearly 50k out of the originals. I know you can get more using a Scott oiler, but has any got 50,000+ just using chain lube? 'cause I didn't think my old chain looked that bad.
I recently did mine at just under 47000, it had started to get a bit "clunky" when cold
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Post  Chook on Sun 20 May 2018, 9:36 am

Very nice bbs!

Do you ever wish you'd kept it?
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Post  bigboresuzuki on Mon 21 May 2018, 5:57 pm

Hell Yes, that was my dream machine. My ex didn't help the cause. Let this pretty unmolested GSX go too.
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Post  paul on Mon 21 May 2018, 7:26 pm

LOL ..................



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