Author Topic: Hello from Ontario!  (Read 6640 times)

Offline CanaBandit

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Hello from Ontario!
« on: August 28, 2015, 12:01:09 PM »
Hey all,

Just bought my 2005 Bandit 1200S and found this forum.  In recent years I've had various bikes trying to find "the right one".

2006 Ninja 636 (too agressive & tighly wound),
2001 VFR 800 (actually loved this bike, tonnes of character, miss the sounds it made with the Vance & Hine's exhaust and gear driven cams),
2007 Boulevard M50 (did not enjoy this one at all...very short lived ownership),
and now to the 2005 Bandit 1200S.

I looked at a 2001 with 11,000 kms but was afraid of the oil burning issue I've been reading about.

So far loving this bike.  I would rate it just ahead of my VFR at this point.  Got a great deal on it with 26,000 kms totally stock.  Just fitted a Givi V47 top case  Had the valves adjusted and carbs cleaned and set/synched.  The previous owner hadn't ridden much in the last few years.  So smooth, nice power, comfy for me.

I've tackled my first "do it yourself" mod and drilled the holes for advancing the timing a few dergees.  Seems slightly more responsive. 

Looking into getting new HIR headlight bulbs to replace the 9005 and 9006 stockers.   

I'll try to post a couple pics later.  Don't have any uploaded yet.

Take care!  If there's anyone close by let me know.  I'm in the Trenton area.  :grin:

Offline Wesley97

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Re: Hello from Ontario!
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2015, 03:35:26 PM »
I too just got my 2006 1200S. love it. I had an 84 VFR1000 interceptor. it was my all time favorite bike but I got hit in the spring and it crashed and burned. I love the response and the feel of the bandit. Welcome to the site. Enjoy your bike. I'm in the Hamilton Area.