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Post  geesesexar on Wed 20 Dec 2017, 5:22 pm

gday guys and gals  my name is wayne and im a noob on the forum...ive just bought 2010 1250 bandit....just sold my gsxr 7/11 fifgter and decided a change for something different so i chose the bandit...its a suzuki right!!!...nuff said....anyway upon buying it it does everything the lid on the tin says it should do...but...the brakes are woeful....ABS...can anyone tell me of upgrades theyve done to eleviate these problems...thanks in advance


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Post  paul on Wed 20 Dec 2017, 6:25 pm

Welcome to the forum Wayne . Mine is the 2010 non abs model , but I know of others on here who have put braided lines on the abs model & had problems bleeding all the air out of the system .If you type brakes in the search box , that may help ....................( your hoses might be getting a little soft by now anyway ) Different pads might help as well .

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Post  Chook on Wed 20 Dec 2017, 8:35 pm

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Post  Bill & Ted on Thu 21 Dec 2017, 6:41 am

Welcome to the the club Wayne have a great Xmas on the Bandit santa. I have a 2013 Bandit with ABS and have the same problem with the brakes. Have been told I need to use a vacuum pump to bleed them properly which I will be doing in the next couple of weeks, will let you know how it goes.
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Post  truck on Thu 21 Dec 2017, 7:58 am

Gday Geesesexar - AKA Wayne,
A Sunny Nth QLD Welcome to you!

I'll ask the age old question before any of the Bandit Bretheren or Sisters do -
What are brakes? clown
 
From me personally -
What are ABS?  Very Happy Sad

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Post  mtbeerwah on Thu 21 Dec 2017, 9:51 am

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Post  geesesexar on Thu 21 Dec 2017, 10:03 am

thanx for the wecome guys...yes i will be looking at braided lines and different pads...thanx again

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Post  Ewok1958 on Fri 22 Dec 2017, 2:35 pm

Welcome aboard Wayne.  cheers
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Post  madmax on Fri 22 Dec 2017, 2:36 pm

Welcome to the forum Wayne

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Post  opa on Fri 22 Dec 2017, 3:37 pm

Hi Wayne, welcome.  I have a 2010 Bandit with ABS too, no braided lines or anything other than standard and the brakes are great!  I've ridden it back to back with a non-abs 2010 Bandit and they feel similar in action.  Guess it's time to find someone who can vacuum bleed those brakes.  If you are anywhere near North Brisbane, try Ekkie Schafer at Sandgate, he has serviced my bike from new.  Good luck.
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Post  reddog on Sun 24 Dec 2017, 9:23 am

Try a set of ebc HH pads. Then leash or on a Brembo master cylinder
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Post  2wheelsagain on Sun 24 Dec 2017, 4:30 pm

Welcome Wayne. Are you sure you're not expecting too much and comparing the 1250 to the GSX in the braking department?
In what way are they woeful? Bandit brakes are generally considered "adequate" and I've had bikes that braked better and worse.
Front end handling is usually complained about before brakes.

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Post  Brigand on Wed 27 Dec 2017, 5:01 pm

Brembo radial master cylinder, I have a friend that has done it and swears by it.
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Post  2wheelsagain on Mon 08 Jan 2018, 1:55 pm

Remainder of thread moved to Mechanical Clicky

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