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BIG BANDIT BANTER / Re: how fast will a 2005 bandit 1200s go?
« Last post by Cincykz on Yesterday at 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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GENERAL MOTORCYCLE / Re: Welcome... INTRODUCE YOURSELF HERE!!!
« Last post by Cincykz on March 29, 2020, 04:21:19 PM »
Thanks for the welcome and the replies.  Stormi, I typed up a response weeks ago and apparently didn't post it. I will get my carbs synced up, and have been considering a holeshot stage 1 kit. I have a Yosh rs3 can with full packing and quiet core, a stock filter and snorkel, and no idea what's in the cards. I'm assuming it's all OEM, as my muffler shouldn't deviate too far from the factory muffler, andy plugs don't look too bad.

Stormi, how do you like the RC390? I've been pondering one for years, that or maybe a Buell firebolt.
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BIKES/PARTS/GEAR for sale/wanted / Re: Bandit 1200 Corbin seat
« Last post by Cincykz on March 25, 2020, 03:51:19 PM »
Sold to Mikenj!

Thanks
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BIKES/PARTS/GEAR for sale/wanted / Re: PM Racing mags off 2000 1200s
« Last post by mikenj on March 24, 2020, 09:13:45 AM »
 Will they fit a 03 mk2?
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BIKES/PARTS/GEAR for sale/wanted / Re: Bandit 1200 Corbin seat
« Last post by mikenj on March 24, 2020, 09:11:03 AM »
 Interested. I tried sending a pm yesterday but was on my cell and not sure if it went thru. Thx, Mike
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SUZUKI BANDIT 250 & 400 / Fork Length
« Last post by phoenix on March 20, 2020, 10:00:28 PM »
Does anyone have the length handy for the US spec B4 forks?  Specifically from the axle bolt center to the top of the triple tree.  I'm converting my Japanese import B4 from clip-on forks to risers with superbike bars.
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GENERAL MOTORCYCLE / Re: Welcome... INTRODUCE YOURSELF HERE!!!
« Last post by doublenaughtspy on March 16, 2020, 02:09:06 AM »
I used a "Motion Pro" 4 tube sync tool for years. Ditched it when I realized the reason it was always short on mercury was because the stuff was evaporating into the air in my basement....might actually explain other things now that I think about it. LOL Yes! Get the carbs sync'd. You be glad you did. The early B12s were lean from the factory (EPA stuff) and would turn the head pipe gold in just a couple thousand miles. If you can find a kit with adjustable jets/needles, get it tuned, too.
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Looking to swap out the rear shock on my '00 B12s. Read a lot of info here in the forums with much talk about gen1 vs gen2 B12, how do I know what gen bike I have? Is it determined by year? If so, what's the breakdown? Thx...

IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY.....

1999 AND 2000 ARE FIRST GENERATION 1200 BANDITS.....

2001 TO 2006 ARE SECOND GENERATION 1200 BANDITS.....

2007 AND UP ARE THIRD GENERATION 1200 BANDITS.....
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GENERAL MOTORCYCLE / Re: Welcome... INTRODUCE YOURSELF HERE!!!
« Last post by stormi on March 12, 2020, 12:48:31 AM »
Hey Cincykz!
Welcome!

I don't know anyone who's ever been disappointed that they did a carb sync - especially on a new to them bike.
You could use the $1.55 carb sync tool, and double it.
http://www.powerchutes.com/manometer.asp
It doesn't get much cheaper than that! 
Some people I know have used oil instead of water.
Other than that, I'm not much help as all of our current bikes are fuelies or single carbs.
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BIKES/PARTS/GEAR for sale/wanted / Bandit 1200 Corbin seat
« Last post by Cincykz on March 10, 2020, 09:54:27 AM »
Hey all, I have a black Corbin seat that came on my 2002 B1200s. I believe it is the gunfighter+lady seat but not 100% sure. It has a flap that opens to accept a passenger back rest (No back rest though)

Very good condition, I went back to OEM for the extra height and softness. For me, the Corbin was a bit too low and quite firm. I also noticed that when I get on the gas, I slide back a bit on it. Not for me, but I guess some people love them. It is pretty and the craftsmanship is excellent.

I see they are $533 on Corbin's site, I would be happy to let it go for $150 plus shipping, or pick up in Cortland NY.

I will try and add some pictures when I get home.

Thanks!
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