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So here's something that has me scratching my head (no, it's not lice). Fork oil capacity vs. Air gap '02 gsf1200. The manual shows this (pic below). How do I know which Bandit I have? In any case, the differences are really small. Here's the actual problem:

When I put in the correct amount of fluid in the fork leg, the level is WAAAAAAY lower than it should be. Like at least 40mm too low (caliper extension stays dry when dipped at 140mm). And yes the fork tube is as low as it can go. I removed the damper assembly to check the parts/sleeves etc and all were good, so I reinstalled it with a new gem copper crush washer. Ensured the leg was perfectly vertical. Added 508ml fluid. Then I did the pump and wait movements per the manual. No change.  It really looks like it's gonna need at least 300ml more... which is crazy...which is making me crazy. One of the two specifications has to be wrong - either fluid capacity or air gap.   

I could just button it up with the "proper capacity" and this huge air gap, I guess... ?
I have a banged-up red Bandit 1200 gas tank with a nice tidy rust free interior. Didn't seem to leak when I tested it. I bought it for a bike that I no longer have (1200S that had a pinhole in the drain tube inside the tank) and need to find the tank a new home. Open to any reasonable offer. Located in Portland, OR, USA.

SUZUKI BANDIT 600 thru 1200 - AIR/OIL COOLED TECHNICAL / Re: Exhaust upgrade
« Last post by JerseyDog on May 11, 2018, 06:19:53 PM »
So I guess no one knows... ANYWAY, I did some research and found Delkevic out of Colorado and ordered one of their 18" Oval Carbon Fiber cans.

Just got back from testing it out and I love it. Just the sound I was looking for (after removing the "db killer"). Seems to have musch smoother throttle response too. Listen to this:
Well I was able to solve the problem simply by dumping all the water out that had collected in the connector between the speedo wires and the pickup on the sprocket ( its located under the seat. Just follow the wires up from the front sprocket).

SUZUKI BANDIT 600 thru 1200 - AIR/OIL COOLED TECHNICAL / Exhaust upgrade
« Last post by JerseyDog on May 02, 2018, 04:17:02 PM »
Looking to replace the stock can on my '00 1200S with something that sounds a little meaner. Not really interested in more horsepower, it's already fast enough for my needs, I just want that nice low "growl". Anyone have any recommendations for a can that won't need re-jetting? TY...
SUZUKI BANDIT 250 & 400 / suzuki gsf250 fly wheel puller
« Last post by chamarang on April 27, 2018, 01:33:56 PM »
hi!any one know about the puller size for suzuki gsf250.lot of sizes in you help me
GENERAL MOTORCYCLE / Re: As David Bowie said: bike “Ch-ch-changes”
« Last post by stormi on April 10, 2018, 05:25:49 PM »
Thanks!  I can't wait for the snow to go away so I can do something more than start it up to hear it.  LOL!
GENERAL MOTORCYCLE / Re: As David Bowie said: bike “Ch-ch-changes”
« Last post by interfuse on April 05, 2018, 07:13:20 PM »
Looks like a great little bike.  :congrats:
GENERAL MOTORCYCLE / Re: As David Bowie said: bike “Ch-ch-changes”
« Last post by stormi on April 03, 2018, 02:27:10 AM »
We opted for the KTM. :)  It came home on Saturday - and we still have a "few" feet of snow.  I. Can't. Wait.
Ryan has us scheduled for "performance riding school" this summer and I need to get the bike past its first 1000 kms and first service first.
Gonna be a busy summer.
Sale pending....I will update this post once the sale is completed, or if the bike happens to come back on the market. Thanks!  :thumb:
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