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Offline goingballistic

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Re: Welcome... INTRODUCE YOURSELF HERE!!!
« Reply #855 on: August 29, 2013, 11:15:12 AM »
Howdy, new to the board, short intro is in order.

I've ridden for 30+ years.........Yea I'm old! I bought a 2009 Columbia Metallic Blue Goldwing, my dream bike, brand new, level three in 09. I recently purchased ( 4 weeks ago) a 2011 1250FA, new off the show room floor...........for something a little more nimble and easier to throw around...........don't get me wrong, I love my wing.

I just spent 3 weeks on the road and 6100 miles, from NY to OR, Sturgis in between. Went to Devil's Tower, Yellowstone, Craters of the Moon, Hell's Canyon, Rattle Snake Gulch, Spokane and Glacier National Park, then home. Great ride, now it's time to get some miles on the Bandit before the white stuff flies.

I am a certified MSF instructor and I am retired. I am an AF Vet, my Father was a career AF man and my son is active duty AF.

I'm old enough to know better but young enough to do it again!

I look forward, seriously, to meeting some of you and riding........and learning a lot about the Bandit......some of you don't call the FA a Bandit..........but it's a Bandit!

Cheers.
Science will fly you to the moon..............Religion will fly you into buildings.

Offline txbanditrydr

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Re: Welcome... INTRODUCE YOURSELF HERE!!!
« Reply #856 on: August 29, 2013, 01:05:33 PM »
 :welcome: to the site.....

Glad you found us.  Lots of good info and people here.   :thumb:
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'05 B1200S ... Top 20 mods... #20 through #2 - All The Usual Ones, Yada, Yada  & #1... 150,000+ Miles and Counting!!!!

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Re: Welcome... INTRODUCE YOURSELF HERE!!!
« Reply #857 on: August 29, 2013, 01:26:16 PM »
Welcome goingballistic! 

I'm glad to see you managed to get the photos working.
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Offline Dakotademon7

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Re: Welcome... INTRODUCE YOURSELF HERE!!!
« Reply #858 on: August 29, 2013, 06:54:41 PM »
New here myself. I'm from Delaware and have a 99 Bandit S1200 that was given to me along with a 99 Katana 750. The Bandit has a rod threw the block and the Katana has been wrecked. I've been working on removing and installing the 750 into the Bandit. This will be my first legal street bike and my first bike in 20 years.


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Re: Welcome... INTRODUCE YOURSELF HERE!!!
« Reply #859 on: October 03, 2014, 03:18:46 PM »
Hello everyone!

Name's Nate, I'm a senior at UC Santa Cruz and I've been riding on and off for almost 10 years now. I just picked up a fun little project '97 gsf600s a couple days ago and registered here because I figured I would need your help troubleshooting the sputtery nightmare that was my bike. However, thanks to YouTube I became an overnight expert on carburetors, cleaned em out and tuned em myself (first attempt at carbs in my ten years). I'm proud to say she now runs beautifully!

Anyways, I plan on doin some cosmetic work and maybe an engine swap at some point so I'll be around. 'Look forward to chattin with you guys and if there's anyone in the area wants to go cruise the Santa Cruz mountains give me a holler!  :motorsmile:


Offline Ericchino3

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« Reply #860 on: March 17, 2015, 12:43:07 PM »
Just bought a Bandit 1200 2002 & loving it except for ugly discolored headers.  Need help finding what actual temp is on the headers to find out about wraps, Powder coating & painting them.  Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Chino

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« Reply #861 on: October 22, 2015, 10:16:43 PM »
Aloha!
My names Chino.  Just bought my 1st 2002 bandit 1200gs, loving it but find myself replacing many original parts as expected on a 13 yr old bike.  I'm in sunny S.W.FL. & lucky to have ez beach access & many back roads to ride.  Fun but flat, lol!  I'm also an Optician too, so if anyone out there needs an eye exam or matching shades to match there bike holler. 

Just traded in my 2000 1200 BMW twin boxer bike for the Bandit which handles better.  Just not as durable.   Thanks for the feedback on my previous post.

Ride safe, have fun & stop to smell the roses!

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« Reply #862 on: February 10, 2016, 04:36:18 AM »
94 gsf 400 here just wanted to say ' hi' have a 1992 gsf 400 us model bought last year. for 1200 usd currently have another 3000 usd in it.. yosh cyclone exhast w/ lsr cannister (ss tip), rejetted, k&n drop in , 'longboy' f/a screws, goodridge ss brake lines , sbs ss front pad, ebs semi sinstered rear, race teck 0.85 kg springs , race teck cartrage emulators, new front wheel bearings , new stearing head bearings, new superbike bars , new bar ends, new yss rear shock
 .. 12k miles on the clock few cosmetic issues, dyno tuned ~52hp .. 10k-13k rpms , soon to have new rear wheel bearings, tires, sprockets, chain & hoses , might be interested in selling leave message
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Offline greg737

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Re: Welcome... INTRODUCE YOURSELF HERE!!!
« Reply #863 on: February 10, 2016, 10:06:21 AM »
Interesting... pictures? location? history (how does a 24 year old gsf400 end up with only 12K miles)?


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« Reply #864 on: February 19, 2016, 01:58:10 PM »
How's everyone been?

I'm sorry I disappeared.  I didn't mean to.  Life got in the way and then some.
I'll start another thread to explain that.
stormi

Dita - 91 Bandit 400 - SOLD
Blue - 02 Hornet 919 - Perfect Gentleman
02 KTM 200 EXC - Sold
08 VFR800 - Lowered 1.2"
17 KTM RC390
17 Husky TC85 converted to 105

Electrosport Charging System Test - it really works