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Offline Red01

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Re: Help us build the best Bandit Wiki!
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2007, 04:30:42 PM »
It can always be edited, so if you have any ideas, feel free to elaborate.  I'm open to suggestions.  :grin:
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Re: Help us build the best Bandit Wiki!
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2008, 09:24:30 AM »
OK, Paul, you're gonna be sorry you asked on this one..... :lol:
Re: 2006 GSF1200 and variants
Firstly, model designation is GV79A (for non-ABS) or B (for ABS) ....but apparently from the info I have this applies ONLY to Canadian models. Other countries get a different designation system altogether. F'rinstance.....GSF1200SA in Europe has a starting frame number of JS1CB113100100001 whereas the same model in Canada
gets a starting frame number of JS1GV79B62100001.

One small error.  The VIN numbers are 17 digits long.  The first Canadian 2006 GSF1200SA is JS1GV79B162100001.  I know because thats my bike :wink:
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Offline banditone1250s

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Re: Help us build the best Bandit Wiki!
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2009, 03:50:52 PM »
 I am not absolutely sure but I do not think that the bars on the 1250 are adjustable. Not knowing any more than I do mechanically, that doesn't mean that they don't, I just don't "think" that they do. Please 1250 owners, if I am incorrect on this please, please let me know....banditone1250s...

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Re: Help us build the best Bandit Wiki!
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2009, 04:53:18 PM »
Thanks, Rick! Any idea if the 1250 comes with adjustable bars then?

C'mon, 1250 owners, go out and take a look.  :bandit:
As far as I can see after a look, only adjustable by cutting (shortening) ie: hacksaw etc. :yikes:
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Re: Help us build the best Bandit Wiki!
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2009, 10:17:28 PM »
IIRC, just like the with the 650, some markets got 1250's that included a set up bar risers, normally mounted under the top triple clamp. So...adjustment means installing the factory bar risers to raise the bars...
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Re: Help us build the best Bandit Wiki!
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2009, 11:12:35 PM »
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One small error.  The VIN numbers are 17 digits long.  The first Canadian 2006 GSF1200SA is JS1GV79B162100001.  I know because thats my bike

Now isn't that interesting.....
I never counted the digits, fossil, but you're absolutely correct!!!
Who could doubt the official service manual ???
And yet, the service manual shows the beginning number as per my original post....
although there DOES appear to be a blank space between the A and the 6. I believe this is an area where Suzuki inserts a Transport Canada specified designator on the actual production bikes and this designator varies from year to year. Obviously, when Suzuki prints the service manuals they have no way to show what designator will go in that spot because the manuals are usually composed wayyyyyy before the bikes are actually produced.

So, fossil, you have the very first Canadian market ABS bike!!!
Obviously a keeper....right??
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Re: Help us build the best Bandit Wiki!
« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2009, 08:54:51 AM »
I don't know if its a keeper or not........  There is a 2009 1250 SEA with full luggage at my local dealer that is calling my name :bandit:
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