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Hi all..
I'm working on my 3rd Bandit 1200 rebuild, though this one issue I've not had to deal with before - front end damage.
My most recent was a '99 Black 1200 that turned out to be an awesome beast and runs great. The prior was a red '00 which also turned out great and sold it a while back.
Now onto another 99 but this one is a blue 600. From the steering neck back it's in excellent condition with only 7500 mi. It was garage kept and well taken care of.
On this one, it was a front end crash so the forks are destroyed - at least the tubes are, and I'm not sure if the bottoms are reusable. The fairing also destroyed, but that OK as I'll turn it into a naked anyway. The bottoms are not directly impacted and the tubes severed at the bottom triple tree section. The triple tree appears in good condition and no damage to the frame. It steers freely with no play or catching. The stops are intact.
I know from past rebuild experience that many parts are interchangeable with other similar models such as some GSXRs. The 600 has 41mm tubes and the 1200 are 43mm so a direct tube swap will not work. I may have to go with a full tree and forks of a 1200 if I cant find a set of tubes for the 600. Any fitment compatibility issues with dropping in a set 0f 1200 forks? Any others that I may look for that are compatible without having to modify the tree? I've read/seen some that can be modified to fit, but I dont want to get into that one.
I'm looking to learn what front end components I can consider as replacements for this front end.

Also - any thoughts on transferring my awesome 99 1200 engine onto this otherwise almost perfect beautiful blue bike? I ask ask this as an option to maybe make my black 1200 become a donor as it is complete, it just not as clean looking.
At a glance it appears to drop right in, and just change the ECU. Is this correct?

Thanks!
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BIKES/PARTS/GEAR for sale/wanted / Yoshi carbon RS-3 and mid for 2nd Gen B12 S
« Last post by makenzie71 on July 06, 2022, 10:00:47 PM »
Title says it.  It's dirty and the logo is worn but it sounded awesome when I pulled it off the bike....12 years ago.  I'm obviously never going to get around to the project I had planned on, it's time to move on.  $225 shipped.
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SUZUKI BANDIT 250 & 400 / Re: GSF 400 Brake upgrade?
« Last post by Voluted on April 27, 2022, 12:06:28 PM »
To anyone else looking up options for your Bandit, I'll add my feedback:

- EBC replacement single disk
- EBC HH brake pads
- Rebuilt stock 2 piston caliper
- HEL Braided SS brake lines
- Brembo 13mm master cylinder from an Aprillia Pegaso 650 (bolts up no problem, but have to rewire the switch to plug into the harness)

The replacement pads and SS lines resulted in a noticeable improvement to braking power while the Brembo master offers more progressive and predictable brake feel while nearly eliminating lever slop. Many other 13mm Brembo OEM master cylinders should work as well.
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SUZUKI BANDIT 600 thru 1200 - AIR/OIL COOLED TECHNICAL / Re: Tightening up the Bandit
« Last post by Ranger on October 25, 2021, 04:01:14 AM »
Not sure if anyone sees this besides me, but figured I'd update.

I saw it  :clap:
From what I can gather, most if not all riders from here that still have a Bandit has migrated to Facebook; it's a private group.

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SUZUKI BANDIT 250 & 400 / Fit rearsets from other bikes.
« Last post by TJS on October 12, 2021, 12:27:13 PM »
Here I mount rear set from a Busa. You can apply the same principles for any set you like.

https://youtu.be/1dNpyUB0PuQ
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SUZUKI BANDIT 250 & 400 / Re: 13374-35C00 O-RING, FLOAT VALVE ASSY SEAT
« Last post by TJS on September 27, 2021, 01:44:23 PM »
Looks wrong to me too! Try Litek.
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SUZUKI BANDIT 250 & 400 / Waking up after a long sleep!
« Last post by TJS on September 27, 2021, 01:40:04 PM »
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SUZUKI BANDIT 250 & 400 / Re: Introduce your Bandit
« Last post by TJS on September 27, 2021, 12:32:44 PM »
.04 Over Pistons, GSXR 400 Cams, 33mm FCR Carbs, '95 GSXR 750 Forks, '95 GSXR 1100 Swing Arm, '95 GSXR 750 wheels, Fox racing shock, ...finally gets some attention!
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BIKES/PARTS/GEAR for sale/wanted / Looking for a project Bandit 400
« Last post by Amac955 on September 04, 2021, 12:41:37 PM »
Anyone out there have a Bandit 400 project bike they are looking to send to a good home?

I need something with a known good engine.  I'm in central Iowa but willing to travel for the right bike/deal.

best way to contact is aaronmcconeghey@msn.com or text a Five-one-five 205 eight seven two one

Thanks!
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GENERAL MECHANICAL & TECHNICAL / Re: Right footpeg/brake pedal parts stack-up
« Last post by Ranger on May 13, 2021, 12:41:24 AM »
Old topic but what the hell...
Sounds like you're missing this part, #12: Part Number: 43570-46E20
See screen shot
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