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Post  braza on Fri 13 Jul 2018, 5:38 pm

Howdy, Braz  from Melbourne. I have been picking up heaps of great tips here since joining forum. Thanks. Just throught i might share pic of new bike. 

My 2009 GSF has done 95000 klm's and i have been stalking the new bike shops. All the bikes I looked at were too dear $$$$. VFR 1200 X.  Africa Twin. BMW.

I only paid $3000.00 for the 09. Some of the new bikes nearly 10 times as much. I just cant see how i would have 10 times the enjoyment and fun i have had over 

the past couple of years.  I realize  there is still alot of life left in the old girl yet. I am going to keep her for short trips around town, to work etc.

But i also spotted a 2016  GSF  with only 3500 klm's on the clock. Like new. $10,000. As they are not making any more Bandits i bit the bullet.

Only just run in really.  I am going to set it up for touring.  

Regards  Braz.
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Post  paul on Fri 13 Jul 2018, 6:01 pm

   3500 km .............not even run in yet .

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Post  gus on Fri 13 Jul 2018, 7:36 pm

Very nice .
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Post  braza on Fri 13 Jul 2018, 7:59 pm

Thanks gus. Just started adding luggage. Have put on Radguard, bar risers and put in some Narva bulbs.  Looking for some highway pegs. Metric metal

looked interesting.
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Post  barry_mcki on Sat 14 Jul 2018, 1:15 am

Nice bikes, but you just blew it with Gus, mentioning his name and Givi in the same posting, ouch  Razz

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Post  rodent4 on Sat 14 Jul 2018, 5:07 am

Nicely priced scooters  Cool  

There's some nice riding down your way, I enjoy the ride from up my way, down to Flinders(for breakfast), Sorrento and catching the ferry over to Queenscliff and the ride back home. Cool

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Post  Chook on Sat 14 Jul 2018, 5:33 am

@barry_mcki wrote:Nice bikes, but you just blew it with Gus, mentioning his name and Givi in the same posting, ouch  Razz

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My 1st thought too

I'm still wondering what sort of welcome he'll give us turning up onto his adopted island fitted out with all our garden stuff Wink
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Post  Chook on Sat 14 Jul 2018, 5:35 am

BTW, welcome to the forum, plenty of Melbourne members on here for you to catch up with, might find yoyrwy the only one left still on a Bandit though
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Post  braza on Sat 14 Jul 2018, 9:33 am


I was never a fan of hard luggage. Used to just strap everything on. Sorry Gus didnt know you were not a fan of  G---.  
I am just waiting on the panniers. Got the lot online from Motorama Italy. 
Thanks for the welcome Chook.
I enjoy those twisties just after Flinders Rodent. They seem to ride better heading to north into Flinders.

The older bandit has been running rough all week. Will idle but coughing and spluttering. No power . So have the tank off.
Thanks for that sticky Gus.
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Post  madmax on Sat 14 Jul 2018, 10:40 am

@braza wrote:Thanks gus. Just started adding luggage. Have put on Radguard, bar risers and put in some Narva bulbs.  Looking for some highway pegs. Metric metal

looked interesting.

Welcome to the Forum Braza
Got a couple of Metric Metal highway pegs sitting on my work bench. A little worn on the bottom. Make me an offer if you like. I'm also in Melbourne.

I'll add photos later

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Post  braza on Sat 14 Jul 2018, 11:41 am

Definitely interested madmax. knees not what they used to be. 


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Post  Ewok1958 on Sat 14 Jul 2018, 6:26 pm

Good pick-up Braza. You'll probably discover the 1250S headlight is complete rubbish, even with the Narva bulbs.  cheers
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Post  braza on Sat 14 Jul 2018, 7:10 pm

You are right Ewok.  The light is brighter but is very spread. Low beam does not give me any further distance. High beam a little more reach down the road. Not much though.  Very annoying.  Amount of light is ok just not directed in the place i need it.  On the black stuff.
I will do a forum search. I remember reading threads on this.
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Post  barry_mcki on Sun 15 Jul 2018, 1:47 am

Try rewiring the headlights with heavier gauge wires and relays.  The original loom is way too thin, plus the circuit has the bulb current passing through the handlebar switches, this causes loss of voltage and hence lower light intensity.

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Post  bigboresuzuki Yesterday at 11:07 am

Hey Braza,  my fuel pump went dud at 70,000k on my '08. I was fortunate to score a near new '16 tank with pump for a good price, so swapped pump over. Still to take pressure regulator off old pump and clean the opaque screen. Hope you fix your one ok. Good on ya for getting a newer bandit. There's still some low k older ones out there and the prices are reasonable compared to other brands. Have fun. Mark.
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