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« on: May 08, 2007, 12:20:19 am »

Thinking of getting a new Bandit.  1.  How effective is the windscreen?  2.  Any good sites for aftermarket products?

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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2007, 01:27:34 am »

I vote for #2  

This is a poll, right?    Headscratch
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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2007, 04:41:10 am »

What year? What engine? The faired version (I assume since you're asking about the windscreen)?

I've got the faired 2006 650 version and I love it... but then I've not got a point of comparison with any other bikes. I can ride for hundreds of miles without getting fatigue that I've heard other riders complain about from airflow/noise and its comfy!

Just take one for a test drive! They're sufficiently "un-exotic" for most dealers to have them knocking around and be happy to let you take one out for a while.
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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2007, 07:35:56 pm »

What about the 2006-7 Bandit 1200 any links available for windscreens? I currently have a 2006 Suzuki DL650 (wee-strom). I really like the bike for going back and forth to work on. But, I would like a Bandit 1200 as well. Anyone have any information about after market add-ons that are compatible?

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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2007, 12:59:05 pm »


Thinking of getting a new Bandit.  1.  How effective is the windscreen?  2.  Any good sites for aftermarket products?

Thanks,

Sky


For aftermarket:  Holeshot Performancehttp://www.holeshot.com/
Dicussion:  Maximum Suzukihttp://www.maximum-suzuki.com/forums/index.php?www

I have a first gen 1200('97-'00).  54k miles, just replaced the stock battery, no other problems.  Its pretty much a clawhammer.  Basically unbreakable. The first gen bikes  have zero issues.  They respond extremely well to some simple carb mods, and a bolt-on can.
Second gen 1200s('01-'06) have a few issues, but are basically mechanically sound. Some '01 and '02 models had a ring problem that caused excessive oil burning.  Getting Suzuki to fix under warranty has been hit-and-miss.  Also, some people have complained about the headlights.  You can read up on those issues at Maximum Suzuki.
The jury is still out on the new liquid-cooled, injected 2008 models.  

Aftermarket support for the first and second gen bikes is huge.  Pretty much anything you want is available.  
   
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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2007, 02:10:17 pm »

http://www.arspowersports.com/

I was perusing an ad in the current issue of Cycle Trader (for Florida) and saw an ad for what I assume is this business' internet link (above). By my recollection, the ad listed the sales price of an 07 Suzuki Bandit 1250 as $6999!!!  If that's accurate, then that is one incredible price. The site sez they don't charge for freight or prep & often charge less than most dealerships pay for a bike! All I can say is WOW if it's true.

There are a couple of bike shops in central FLA, particularly around Lake Okeechobee for whatever reason, that advertise outrageous deals on bikes. Some of my friends down here in SoFla have made the drive and felt it was very much worth it. I don't know if they're for real but I must admit, the price on the Bandit certainly picqued my curiosity into sending them an e-mail just for curiosity's sake.  

I'm not looking for a Bandit but I'm betting there will be a lot of folks who want a utilitarian bike like that, especially since the ZRX is no longer being sold and the only alternatives are none too appetizing, at least not to me.
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