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Offline Red01

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how fast will a 2005 bandit 1200s go?
« Reply #75 on: April 05, 2006, 11:23:26 AM »
If you put a Bandit in the cargo hold of a Space Shuttle and send it up, it'll do >17,000 mph coming back down...  :stickpoke:
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how fast will a 2005 bandit 1200s go?
« Reply #76 on: April 05, 2006, 01:50:23 PM »
its not the top speed that i love about my bike
its the low down grunt its got
pulls like a train you cant beat it .....
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how fast will a 2005 bandit 1200s go?
« Reply #77 on: May 21, 2006, 07:06:22 AM »
I was reading somewhere that the Busa is the most aerodynamic factory motorcycle sold. Interesting enough it only has the same drag co-efficiant numbers as an average 4 door sedan.

It appears mostocycles as we know them are not very streamlined.

I have had my bandit's speedo buried at 260 km/h, but how fast that was actually, I will never know.

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how fast will a 2005 bandit 1200s go?
« Reply #78 on: May 23, 2006, 07:53:15 PM »
Hi

Bike aerodynamics are awful. Suspect a 'busa is only as good as a pretty poor car.

Think 260kmh (162.5mph) probably workks out at about 148mph true.

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Re: how fast will a 2005 bandit 1200s go?
« Reply #79 on: April 05, 2020, 05:14:26 PM »
I know this is a super old thread, but out of curiosity for the sharp bandit/tuning guys:

On the track, acheived 140 indicated at about 9k rpm in fourth. Some crosswind, nothing horrible. Shift to 5th neither gained nor  lost mph. Pretty close to perfectly level, 55 farenheit,  a little under 2,000 ft elevation. Yosh with packing + quiet core. OEM air filter, snorkel.  I assumed my carbs were stock, but I'm wondering if they've been tinkered with and my bike is performing worse than factory. Did not run out of road, wide open and "stalled" at 140 indicated. 90 octane ethanol free fuel.

I'm about 210 geared up, full tuck behind a double bubble type ST shield, maybe 2" taller than factory.  Bike runs well as far as I can tell, perhaps a little soft up top compared to the mid-range.

Been telling myself to leave the carbs alone because it runs smoothly on the street (where I ride almost exclusively), but I see claims of and videos of guys running up to 155 indicated all over.

Just wondering if any of you sharpies think this indicates a tuning issue or is about right for performance. I'm tempted to try the holeshot stage 1 kit, but am also lazy and cheap, and was hoping my carb tinkering days were behind me. Thanks!
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Re: how fast will a 2005 bandit 1200s go?
« Reply #80 on: April 09, 2020, 07:51:52 PM »
Update, still haven't been in my carbs, but checked the air screws, 1 through 3 were 2.5ish, 4 was .5! Set them all to 2.5, seems to idle a little smoother (although already idled well). Seems to run a hair better, and achieved indicated 148ish. I kind of doubt air screws adjustment would make a difference at Max throttle/rpm, but I was pretty level, and still had significant crosswind.

I may try the factory 3 turns out, although it seems to fuel pretty well to me at small throttle openings and idle.
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Re: how fast will a 2005 bandit 1200s go?
« Reply #81 on: May 03, 2020, 08:28:12 PM »
Final update: had a pinched diaphragm on #4 carb. Installed Holeshot stage 1, removed quiet core from my Yosh because I was a hair rich. Ran up to indicated 160 or a hair over (2002 with analog speedo), slight uphill, favorable wind. Ran out of track. Still pulling slowly, and now will pull 5th, where before it didn't have the steam.

Not sure what the speedo error is on these bikes, but I was surprised the big girl had that in her. Not quite Rx/cbrxxx/zxxr stable at that speed, but not horrible either. Very cross-wind sensitive. (I'm assuming the Bandit was not a wind tunnel bike)
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