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« Reply #80 on: March 07, 2019, 09:51:55 am »

I haven't been real excited to finish the maintenance work on the Bandit. Just other things to do.

I did put everything on the engine back together. Now I will do the forks and detail clean the entire bike. Pictures below are of the resistor that I bought. I bent the resistor ends so it will slide into the PAIR connector. Then covered it with black electrical tape. Look real hard and you can see the PAIR block off plates. They didn't come with gaskets so I had make some using the blue gasket material I had.
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« Reply #81 on: March 08, 2019, 06:24:46 pm »

Just got back from taking the Bandit for a spin. No popping like before. That PAIR removal kit and resistor did the trick!!
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« Reply #82 on: March 08, 2019, 10:45:04 pm »


Just got back from taking the Bandit for a spin. No popping like before. That PAIR removal kit and resistor did the trick!!


I always loved the Bandit

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« Reply #83 on: March 08, 2019, 11:53:40 pm »


Just got back from taking the Bandit for a spin. No popping like before. That PAIR removal kit and resistor did the trick!!


No cat and no PAIR? --- you're going to be worse for the environment than 10 farting cows...   Smile

I like the popping - it gives bikes character - but that's cool that its easy to get rid of... Hope you enjoy the quieter ride...    
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No cat and no PAIR? --- you're going to be worse for the environment than 10 farting cows...   Smile

I like the popping - it gives bikes character - but that's cool that its easy to get rid of... Hope you enjoy the quieter ride...    



The popping that came out of the tailpipe sounded like gun fire! Around town and regular riding no problem but when sport riding and down shifting at RPMs, WOW. Some pictures I took this morning.

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« Reply #85 on: March 11, 2019, 09:24:45 am »

Looks greyt. Need to give mine an oil change today.
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« Reply #86 on: March 11, 2019, 04:57:01 pm »


Looks greyt. Need to give mine an oil change today.

Let me know what kind of oil and filter you run so I can start an argument discussion on correct lubrication.           Bigsmile
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The popping that came out of the tailpipe sounded like gun fire! Around town and regular riding no problem but when sport riding and down shifting at RPMs, WOW. Some pictures I took this morning.

                  Bigsmile


That's a pretty Bandit...   I'm surprised your plugs weren't black if it popped that badly...  The bike must have been running very rich for the PAIR to make it THAT loud....   My bike (not a bandit) pops a lot on decel but not gunshot loud...  
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« Reply #88 on: March 12, 2019, 12:40:35 pm »




That's a pretty Bandit...   I'm surprised your plugs weren't black if it popped that badly...  The bike must have been running very rich for the PAIR to make it THAT loud....   My bike (not a bandit) pops a lot on decel but not gunshot loud...  


Yeah, it really was gun shot loud! Gets one to wonder how these modern bikes are supposed to run so lean that we(I never have) all buy aftermarket gizmos that richen up  the FI system. The plugs looked great, it has excellent throttle response, gets 50+ MPG. The Suzuki FI system must be able to compensate for the full system and air box modification.
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Yeah, it really was gun shot loud! Gets one to wonder how these modern bikes are supposed to run so lean that we(I never have) all buy aftermarket gizmos that richen up  the FI system. The plugs looked great, it has excellent throttle response, gets 50+ MPG. The Suzuki FI system must be able to compensate for the full system and air box modification.


Sport bikes run lean -- I'm not sure other bikes do --- they do it because they're running at very high rpms, higher compression and need to make max power at various throttle openings which can change suddenly --ie - a lean environment means the fuel burns quicker allowing higher rpms.  Higher compression also leans out your stoichemistry and a lean environment makes for less drastic changes in HP when the throttle is suddenly whacked on or off...  

What it doesn't do is make the engine last longer or make it more "driveable".  I'm betting touring bikes, cruisers, and standards are not designed to run lean -- but I don't know for sure...   I'm betting off-roaders are designed to run rich -- the trade-off being burn a little more fuel vs get a larger radiator...
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« Reply #90 on: March 15, 2019, 08:45:46 pm »



Let me know what kind of oil and filter you run so I can start an argument discussion on correct lubrication.           Bigsmile





 Lol Hi-flo 138RC filter and Castrol Actevo semi-syn 10W-40
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« Reply #91 on: March 15, 2019, 08:47:46 pm »

Bought a farkle for the Bandit today!  

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« Reply #92 on: March 15, 2019, 09:11:53 pm »


Bought a farkle for the Bandit today!  



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« Reply #93 on: March 15, 2019, 11:46:43 pm »


Bought a farkle for the Bandit today!  




Very nice. Sense it is a farkle for the Bandit where are you going to carry it on the Bandit? Maybe across the passenger seat? Good in case you get a flat tire!

How does it run?
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« Reply #94 on: March 16, 2019, 12:58:37 am »




Very nice. Sense it is a farkle for the Bandit where are you going to carry it on the Bandit? Maybe across the passenger seat? Good in case you get a flat tire!

How does it run?


Maybe, weighs less than what I have seen on the back seat of an HD!  

Runs well, but will not flog it for a few hundred miles. The Bandit goes faster in second than the KLX can go.
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« Reply #95 on: March 16, 2019, 09:15:34 pm »

Speaking of seats, how many miles can you withstand on that plank above the faux number plate?

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« Reply #96 on: March 21, 2019, 10:25:34 am »

I haven't ridden the Bandit since I took the pictures. Don't want to get it dirty. Actually, I'm trying to sell it. Haven't received one hit yet. My buddy said I would sell it right away but I had my doubts. It is a terrible transportation market now for the seller. If I sell it I will buy another one and refarkle it like this one. There are still leftover new 2016s out there. If I don't sell it(probably won't) then it is ready to go for the Summer.

I did ride the FJR1300 a couple of times so I still know which side has the clutch lever.                            Bigok

BB-   "Dirt" bikes have a flat, firm seat because you are supposed to stand up a lot. Ain't you never ridden in the dirt?
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« Reply #97 on: March 25, 2019, 09:24:05 am »


Speaking of seats, how many miles can you withstand on that plank above the faux number plate?

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Not sure, only have 210 miles on it and the longest ride was about 50 miles. The seat will get replaced at some point. Most likely a Sergeant.
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« Reply #98 on: March 25, 2019, 09:26:15 am »


 If I sell it I will buy another one and refarkle it like this one.



So why sell it? They last a good long time.
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« Reply #99 on: March 25, 2019, 11:48:25 am »





So why sell it? They last a good long time.


I bought my new Bandit for a steal. UNDER $7,000. If I can get back a large portion of that then buying another at $7,000 may be money well spent. New warranty, info by me gained, farkles tested and ready to reposition on new bike.

I did put 14,500 miles on this Bandit in fourteen months of riding in a total possession time of seventeen months.    
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