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Hiya. I still don't know what happened here... But I fixed the problem by starting over. I dumped out the oil that was in there. I measured new oil per factory spec and put it in and lo and behold, I had to remove about 20ml to get to the proper air gap.  Reassembled it with 12.5wt oil and a set cheap/non-progressive springs that work GREAT (got em on ebay).  That with the 'busa rear shock and this thing handles great.
SUZUKI BANDIT 250 & 400 / Re: suzuki gsf250 fly wheel puller
« Last post by greg737 on June 26, 2018, 12:57:08 AM »
The Rotor Remover tool for the GSF400 is Suzuki part number 09930-34960 and the specifications for the tool are: Flywheel Puller, YFM, M35X1.5 R.H. Internal Thread X 75 mm

I would be amazed if this tool isn't the proper tool for the GSF250 also.  Available from Motion Pro for $25
E-3, E-22 are versions for different countries. It is based on market for which bike was originally destined. If you are not sure about it, you can try to match these to other identifiers on bike. On B4, carbs also have identifiers stamped on them which are different for different countries and manual contains a table listing which carb codes match which country codes. Try to check these. Code looks like 10D30 or something like that. YMMV. List of markets and E- identifiers is at the beginning of workshop manual.

Are you sure your bike has stock front fork and hasn't been swapped for something better in the past? 508ml seems like a reasonable amount of oil for stock non-USD non-adjustable fork. I've been replacing oil in my forks recently and had opposite situation. I poured 495ml into each leg and had to remove about 1-2ml from each leg to get correct fluid level. I expect this was because of residual oil which left in leg.
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!
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