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« Reply #100 on: March 27, 2019, 08:42:08 pm »



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



Oils is virgin narwhal 11.6W38.4

Filter is bypassed.
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« Reply #101 on: March 28, 2019, 01:19:58 pm »




Oils is virgin narwhal 11.6W38.4

Filter is bypassed.


Never heard of that oil. Must be good stuff. Maybe $20.00 per quart? How often do you change oil? Every 10,000 miles?

We will have to talk about that filter bypass strategy you have. You know that removes about 20% of a quart out of the oil capacity of your engine.
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« Reply #102 on: March 30, 2019, 08:16:30 am »




Never heard of that oil. Must be good stuff. Maybe $20.00 per quart? How often do you change oil? Every 10,000 miles?

We will have to talk about that filter bypass strategy you have. You know that removes about 20% of a quart out of the oil capacity of your engine.


$97.50 a gallon, Change it every 1500 miles. Filter bypass has really long hoses to avoid capacity loss.
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« Reply #103 on: March 30, 2019, 08:32:04 am »




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.


I have a Sergeant on my DR650. The best seat I've ever had - highly recommended (narwhal seat cover. Bigsmile) They didn't make one for my new bike so I went with a Seat Concepts. Sergeant is much better.
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« Reply #104 on: March 31, 2019, 10:53:27 am »




I have a Sergeant on my DR650. The best seat I've ever had - highly recommended (narwhal seat cover. Bigsmile) They didn't make one for my new bike so I went with a Seat Concepts. Sergeant is much better.


Have a Sargent on the Bandit 1250, WAY better than the Zuki gel seat that was on it and the Corbin I had on the 1200.
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« Reply #105 on: January 24, 2020, 06:15:27 pm »

I have a 2011 GSX1250FA. I am toying with the idea of stripping it down and turning it into a naked bike. Take the fairing and cowling off. This would mean I would need to source a round headlight, new instruments, the "ears" to mount the headlight and turn signals to the forks, and I suspect there would need to be some hiding of hoses/wires/ and various other bits. I would also need some way to mount the mirrors on the handlebar. I can't stand those bug antennas sticking up on the front of the bike.

Has anyone done this before? How did it turn out? Where did you find the parts? I checked bikebandit.com but apparently they only show parts for bikes that were sold in the US. I know there was a naked version of the Bandit 1250 available in Europe for a while.
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« Reply #106 on: January 24, 2020, 08:07:53 pm »


I have a 2011 GSX1250FA. I am toying with the idea of stripping it down and turning it into a naked bike. Take the fairing and cowling off. This would mean I would need to source a round headlight, new instruments, the "ears" to mount the headlight and turn signals to the forks, and I suspect there would need to be some hiding of hoses/wires/ and various other bits. I would also need some way to mount the mirrors on the handlebar. I can't stand those bug antennas sticking up on the front of the bike.

Has anyone done this before? How did it turn out? Where did you find the parts? I checked bikebandit.com but apparently they only show parts for bikes that were sold in the US. I know there was a naked version of the Bandit 1250 available in Europe for a while.


Good luck with your project. I've haven't seen what you planning done before. I got to thinking and what you might try is locating a 1200 Bandit in a motorcycle junk yard. Replace the 1250 front end parts with the 1200 stuff. Might work.
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« Reply #107 on: January 26, 2020, 12:55:36 pm »


I have a 2011 GSX1250FA. I am toying with the idea of stripping it down and turning it into a naked bike. Take the fairing and cowling off. This would mean I would need to source a round headlight, new instruments, the "ears" to mount the headlight and turn signals to the forks, and I suspect there would need to be some hiding of hoses/wires/ and various other bits. I would also need some way to mount the mirrors on the handlebar. I can't stand those bug antennas sticking up on the front of the bike.

Has anyone done this before? How did it turn out? Where did you find the parts? I checked bikebandit.com but apparently they only show parts for bikes that were sold in the US. I know there was a naked version of the Bandit 1250 available in Europe for a while.



That conversion is common in Europe. Naked versions were available here. Like Blue said, check motorcycle savage yards. You might also check independent shops as they may have suitable items also.
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« Reply #108 on: March 04, 2020, 11:55:47 am »

Just a story from last weekend:

One of my long time motorcycle buddies has three bikes, N Hayden replica RC51, Motus and highly modified Yamaha FZ10( ). His brother has a nicely done/modified '97 Suzuki TL1000, 2018 alphabet BMW and a new BMW S1000R highly modified( ). So, we always do top gear roll-ons and lower gear redline stuff to see how our different bikes stack up on torque and HP.

Now, my 1250 Bandit runs great. Full 4-1 system, no cat, and air box mod. No ECU tuning but the bike has great throttle response, goes like stink and gets 50 MPG. Because of the extra torque and HP I changed the gearing UP by putting on a one tooth larger front sprocket.

On Friday they took out the S1000R and FZ10. Both handed me my lunch BAD. I knew I was in trouble but not as much trouble as I actually was. Then on Saturday they took out the RC51 and TL1000. I thought I was in trouble again. WOW! the Bandit held it's own!! Beat them in roll-ons until WAY over 100. 4th gear redline stuff same outcome.

I love my Bandit.
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« Reply #109 on: September 13, 2020, 10:34:50 pm »

SOLD my Bandit tonight. I got 68% of new bike sale price. Ran perfect with 20,000 miles. Buyer is happy and so am I.  
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