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Post  opa on Wed 17 Jan 2018, 4:18 pm

Hi All,

Scored an MJM converted Bandit seat, like new, from a wreckers, bargain!  Great seat, better than a Corbin or a Sargeant on mates bikes, especially the pillion seat.  MJM are at Goulborn in NSW, here is a link to their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mjm-Custom-Motor-Bike-Seats/1379613235607230
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Post  barry_mcki on Thu 18 Jan 2018, 5:37 pm

He does good work, got mine from an member on here at a very good price.  Missus finds this model much more comfortable than the Holeshot Corbin, I don't mind it for shorter runs, but prefer the Corbin on longer trips, its about an inch lower which is probably what makes it a better sitting position for me.



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Post  GDUB on Thu 01 Feb 2018, 12:33 pm

I was just looking at the pics above when I thought "what? That's got a car tyre on the back..."  then I saw the side car mounts.  Never seen a Bandit outfit before

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Post  paul on Thu 01 Feb 2018, 1:07 pm

Barry , do you run a shorter chain on yours ?......................I've changed mine a couple of times with the correct number of links & have never had that much adjustment .

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Post  madmax on Thu 01 Feb 2018, 3:01 pm

@paul wrote:Barry , do you run a shorter chain on yours ?......................I've changed mine a couple of times with the correct number of links & have never had that much adjustment .

I just had mine changed before I left to go west. I thought shit there's not much adjustment left. I figured the mechanic here might have matched length instead of number of links. I asked the mechanic in WA, he said it looked normal to him.

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Post  barry_mcki on Thu 01 Feb 2018, 3:09 pm

Chain and back cog is standard, front cog is a 17. 

I put it on as I thought I might need a bit more down low as I'm carrying a lot more weight than standard.  Trouble is I've lost a bit of fuel economy as I'm revving more at highway speeds, so not sure if I should revert back.

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Post  paul on Thu 01 Feb 2018, 3:24 pm

That explains it ..............quite a big difference where your adjusters sit .

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Post  Chook on Thu 01 Feb 2018, 4:40 pm

@madmax wrote:
@paul wrote:Barry , do you run a shorter chain on yours ?......................I've changed mine a couple of times with the correct number of links & have never had that much adjustment .

I just had mine changed before I left to go west. I thought shit there's not much adjustment left. I figured the mechanic here might have matched length instead of number of links. I asked the mechanic in WA, he said it looked normal to him.
I wondered how you went with that, seemed like more than 1/2 the adjustment was gone from new when we were looking at it.
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Post  madmax on Thu 01 Feb 2018, 5:49 pm

@Chook wrote:
@madmax wrote:
@paul wrote:Barry , do you run a shorter chain on yours ?......................I've changed mine a couple of times with the correct number of links & have never had that much adjustment .

I just had mine changed before I left to go west. I thought shit there's not much adjustment left. I figured the mechanic here might have matched length instead of number of links. I asked the mechanic in WA, he said it looked normal to him.
I wondered how you went with that, seemed like more than 1/2 the adjustment was gone from new when we were looking at it.

Well if someone know the number of links it's meant to be I'll sit down and count them one day.

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Post  paul on Thu 01 Feb 2018, 5:55 pm

@madmax wrote:
@Chook wrote:
@madmax wrote:
@paul wrote:Barry , do you run a shorter chain on yours ?......................I've changed mine a couple of times with the correct number of links & have never had that much adjustment .

I just had mine changed before I left to go west. I thought shit there's not much adjustment left. I figured the mechanic here might have matched length instead of number of links. I asked the mechanic in WA, he said it looked normal to him.
I wondered how you went with that, seemed like more than 1/2 the adjustment was gone from new when we were looking at it.

Well if someone know the number of links it's meant to be I'll sit down and count them one day.
It's 118 , but mine is the same ( and I counted them ), both this time and last time ......It doesn't seem an issue though as the chain was replaced with a tight spot 35 - 40 thousand km and still had some adjustment left
(you would think that it must be worked out that when the distance between the pins are at replacement point , the chain would be out of adjustment )

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Post  Chook on Thu 01 Feb 2018, 8:18 pm

@GDUB wrote:I was just looking at the pics above when I thought "what? That's got a car tyre on the back..."  then I saw the side car mounts.  Never seen a Bandit outfit before


here's a few pic's from the Parkes (2015) ride report and the Phillip Island/Vic Alps/after Melbourne ride reports (2016) 

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