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Offline Ray Mooney

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Re: Southern California Bandit Owners Sound Off!
« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2008, 06:44:00 PM »
I'm riding a Bandit 1250S down here in San Diego. Living in Rancho Penasquitos and commute to North Island every day. Love the new Bandit. I've now owned all three generations of the Big Bandit.
Ray Mooney
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Previous bikes: '03 Vmax, '01 Bandit 1200, '99 Bandit 1200, '97 Vmax, '82 Yamaha Seca 650


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Re: Southern California Bandit Owners Sound Off!
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2008, 06:46:38 PM »
I just picked up a 1250SA yesterday up at LA Cyclesports. Decent deal, the only ABS I could find in SoCal. Yupper, I'm in San Diego...

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Re: Southern California Bandit Owners Sound Off!
« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2008, 08:18:35 PM »
Yeah, when I bought my '07 back in November, I went to Fun Bike Center. They didn't have one in stock and had to get one from a dealer in La Mesa. I don't know how many Bandits Suzuki sells in the U.S. , but they seem to be pretty scarce. I had an '01 as well, and it had to be shipped down from L.A. You can find them (there are a couple new ones on ebay right now), but it's not easy.
Ray Mooney
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Previous bikes: '03 Vmax, '01 Bandit 1200, '99 Bandit 1200, '97 Vmax, '82 Yamaha Seca 650


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Re: Southern California Bandit Owners Sound Off!
« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2008, 01:08:26 AM »
If you guys want to get together for a ride my cell is (951) 218-0501. Jerry
I live up near Temecula and I usually have weekends off.
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Re: Southern California Bandit Owners Sound Off!
« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2008, 11:16:40 PM »
In San Diego also!  Let's go for a ride. 
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Re: Southern California Bandit Owners Sound Off!
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2008, 05:25:09 AM »
How about we meet up on ORTEGA HIGHWAY (74) at the "Lookout" restaurant on the Lake Elsinore side Saturday morning October 18th?? Say 8:00AMish??

Some nice twisties to ride up there and hanging out at the "Lookout Roadhouse" and shooting the bull is fun also.

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Re: Southern California Bandit Owners Sound Off!
« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2008, 01:37:39 PM »
Bad time for me. I leave for Hong Kong on Oct 17. Be gone for two weeks. Maybe when I get back?
Ray Mooney
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Previous bikes: '03 Vmax, '01 Bandit 1200, '99 Bandit 1200, '97 Vmax, '82 Yamaha Seca 650


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Re: Southern California Bandit Owners Sound Off!
« Reply #22 on: October 25, 2008, 02:22:00 AM »
I'm in Fullerton.  :bandit:

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Re: Southern California Bandit Owners Sound Off!
« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2009, 11:12:23 PM »
La Quinta Here!

How have you been Jerry? My Bandit is finally running, but I will not ride her down in SD and she is for sale too.

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Re: Southern California Bandit Owners Sound Off!
« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2009, 03:01:09 AM »
   I often shift into 3 rd 4th 5th and 6 th without the clutch also if I'm just cruising along. Those shifts are as smooth as silk. It's when I do use the clutch, I get a clunk. Not always, but quite often it does it.  I just wondered if it maybe has a clutch problem. Just wondering if anyone else has experienced anything like this.

I have a 1999 Bandit 1200 that clunks when I shift into 1st at standstill. It's always done that. I believe it's due to the oil between the clutch plates creating drag on the transmission. It's less noisy after the bike has thoroughly warmed up. It's even quieter after an oil change (???). This is probably a Suzuki design feature, designed to wake you up if you've fallen asleep at a red light.

Here's a few Ducati jokes: 1: - Why are Ducatis so expensive? A.: Because the factory has to hire so many guys to scour the countryside for parts that have fallen off Ducatis in order to build your bike. 2: - Why does Ducati used forged Marchesini wheels? A.: Because the real ones are too expensive.

I once owned an Italian bike (a Parilla), so I can swear that joke #1 is true. So, enjoy your 1250 Bandit, knowing that it's probably going to be as reliable as a Toaster. My 1200 sure has been that good. I never met a less finicky bike in my life.

Herb
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1972 Yamaha R5C - hand grenade. Another rebuild/modification.  :yikes:
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Re: Southern California Bandit Owners Sound Off!
« Reply #25 on: January 27, 2009, 12:55:51 AM »
I have a 07 1250 and live in laguna woods ca. I have about 2500 mi with no problems. I also have a07 boulevard m50 and 09 kawasaki klx 250 a well rounded stable (i think). always looking for people to ride with am planning a ride to sedona az around march and possibly west virginia end of summer i am still figuring out how to use this hope to hear from some of you soon thanks

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Re: Southern California Bandit Owners Sound Off!
« Reply #26 on: January 27, 2009, 01:10:05 AM »
almost all notorcycles clunk when engaging 1st gear, its the nature of constsnt mesh trannys, try holding the clutch in for ten seconds  it will engage with no clunk, or pull in clutch to start and engage first without letting out clutch after starting "snick"

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Re: Southern California Bandit Owners Sound Off!
« Reply #27 on: January 27, 2009, 08:57:13 AM »
I have a 07 1250 and live in laguna woods ca.

Are you the guy I met about two weeks ago in front of Blockbuster by the Ayers Hotel?
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Re: Southern California Bandit Owners Sound Off!
« Reply #28 on: January 27, 2009, 05:15:40 PM »
yeah! is that sven. how was your ride on the bimmer. are you back home yet how is the weather. Bob

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Re: Southern California Bandit Owners Sound Off!
« Reply #29 on: January 27, 2009, 08:59:34 PM »
I put nearly 1000 miles on in three days.  Got up as far as Manzanar (Lone Pine)...west through Death Valley to Beatty NV, and checked out my old homeland in Ridgecrest/China Lake (can't get on base with a motorcycle, but otherwise can get a visitor pass) before returning to Mission San Juan Capistrano and then turning the bike in.  Even got in a meal at my old fave, Jack In The Box.  It was warm enough during the days, although Sunday morning's trip up to Manzanar was chilly (below freezing until mid-day).
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