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Offline 97 bandit

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« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2005, 06:53:32 PM »
Excellent! Yes I did see that episode of pinks. Typical Harley rider-full of excuses! I'd love to see some racing from the Texas mile! SWEET!
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« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2005, 09:17:08 PM »
This may sound strange, but it goes right to the v-rod vs suzuki . A few years ago I met my half brother (some father), since we met we were always trying to find stuff to be brother with, you know cars, bikes, boats, etc. Well at the begining of summer he bougth it # 17 of 50 tribal paint scheme V- Rods. He ammediately called me. We went for are first ride :blah: . Then he did it, setting at a red light he starts revving his engine like he wants to race. The first time I let him go. The next light he ask me if I was scared of the v-rod. I hate street racing, but theres no way I`m going to let my new older bro insult the bandit. We raced he lost , now when we ride together he stays behind me. We still play around a little bit , but keep it safe.
It is what it is and thats all it is till it is no more

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« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2005, 06:03:15 AM »
Thats good! I love it! Next time you see him ask him how it feels to have pissed away the better part of $20,000!
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« Reply #18 on: October 08, 2005, 08:07:56 PM »
So nobody apart from Bstard and BHolland drag race their Bandits! C'mon guys, lets have those numbers!

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« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2005, 05:35:45 PM »
BHolland-Whats all done to your Bandit to get 155 hp?
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« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2005, 06:54:32 PM »
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Have you guys checked out the competion at this website? www.zrxoa.com


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Offline Bob Holland

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« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2005, 09:13:33 PM »
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BHolland-Whats all done to your Bandit to get 155 hp?

1998 Suzuki Bandit, J&E 13 to 1- 1246 Piston Kit, Lazer Level 3 Ported Head w/ over-size stainless steel, 30mm intake and 26mm exhaust valves, APE bronze valve guides, Heavy Duty Valve Springs. CamMotion G21 Cams w/ Slotted Sprockets,set at 105 intake / 106 exhaust center lobe. Mikuni 38mm Flatslide Carbs with K-N Pod Filters, Quarter Turn Throttle. 4” over swing arm, HEL Oversized Oil Cooler w/ SS Lines, Hindle SS Exhaust, Holeshot Power Shifter3, Pingel High Flow Petcock,  GSXR Clutch GSXR 1100, Cable clutch conversion, Shock Rebuilt by Lindeman Front Forks Rebuilt by Lindeman, LSL Rearsets, Tokico 6 Pot Brakes w/ SS Lines, Dyna 2000 ignition. 155 RWH, 94 ft lb torque
If I didn't have a Suzuki, I would have a Kawasaki

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« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2005, 07:07:36 PM »
Sounds great! I was thinking about the cable clutch conversion myself. I know the katana 600 set up works. What about other suzuki's and what years do I need to look for?
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Offline Bob Holland

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« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2005, 07:47:31 PM »
I am using the Katana conversion from e-bay, $9.00, and I had to buy a new cable. Any of the oil cooled gsxrs, with cable clutch should work, like the older GSXR 750s.
About horsepower, you need to keep in mind, that Horsepower is a caculation, based on torque. My bike makes 155 hp, 81.4 torque at 10,000 rpms. I could advance the cam timing so that it makes the 81.4 torque at 9,500 and it would make 147 horse power, and it would probabley be just as quick in the quarter even with less hp, may even be a little quicker in the 1/8. We should never get hung up on hp numbers.
My last dragbike was a GSXR with a 1216 kit, stock head, cams and carbs, but was set up just for the 1/4 mile, ran 9.60s at 133/135 mph, with less hp.
Setup gives you good ETs, Horsepower will give you good MPH
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« Reply #24 on: October 18, 2005, 11:11:22 PM »
How does the factory starter handle the 13:1 compression? Any problems with it so far?
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« Reply #25 on: October 19, 2005, 01:13:05 PM »
The starter does fine with 13.5 to 1.
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« Reply #26 on: October 24, 2005, 04:29:50 PM »
Hi,

Sorry to butt in with what may well be a stupid question...

Where you required to do a cable clutch conversion due to building a stronger clutch with other parts not compatible with the stock hydraulic clutch or would it be possible/lend any advantage to do the conversion without swaping any other parts?

 :thanks: in advance even if this may be mechanics 101!
Brandon
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« Reply #27 on: October 24, 2005, 05:23:06 PM »
The cable clutch is for a better feel, or better control leaving the line,  for dragracing. It would be a waste for street riding.
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« Reply #28 on: October 24, 2005, 09:32:31 PM »
Isn't the cable system a few ounces lighter than the hydraulic, too?
Paul
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« Reply #29 on: October 24, 2005, 10:36:16 PM »
It would be some lighter, but that wouldn't help me, I've gone from 216 lbs to 240lbs in the last 18 months. It probabley want run in the 9s with me on it. :beers:
If I didn't have a Suzuki, I would have a Kawasaki