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SUZUKI BANDIT 250 & 400 / Re: Bandit 400 Motor Build
« Last post by ventYl on October 12, 2017, 04:55:31 PM »
 :yikes: That's heavier than my 1300 cc OHV car engine. Ofc that one goes out without transmission. I'll definitely get a help.
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SUZUKI BANDIT 250 & 400 / Re: Bandit 400 Motor Build
« Last post by TJS on October 12, 2017, 03:09:45 PM »
If you can squat 225 lbs for a few reps; then you can lift it....but not carry it very far. Two people is easier!
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SUZUKI BANDIT 250 & 400 / Re: Bandit 400 Motor Build
« Last post by ventYl on October 12, 2017, 02:04:22 PM »
I will use this topic and little bit invade it. Do you have a clue how much the baby weights? I'd like to remove engine from my spare parts bike and store it separately but I don't have slightest clue if I will manage to move it on my own or it will break my limb. I only found weights of much larger engines above 1000cc yet nothing with similar displacement.
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SUZUKI BANDIT 250 & 400 / Re: Bandit 400 Motor Build
« Last post by TJS on October 07, 2017, 09:00:35 PM »
I have 1mm over RES piston and rings. Just waiting for the right build and $$$ for full superbike!
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SUZUKI BANDIT 250 & 400 / Re: Bandit 400 Motor Build
« Last post by Squishy on October 07, 2017, 12:15:11 PM »
No big bore kit :(?
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SUZUKI BANDIT 250 & 400 / Bandit 400 Motor Build
« Last post by TJS on October 07, 2017, 11:46:00 AM »
Motor rebuild after a blown head gasket.
.5 mm piston and rings
gsxr 400 cams
Factory Pro shift kit
Barnet clutch
 re -look at a GSXR 1100 swing arm conversion from my current RF 900 conversion.

https://www.pinterest.com/tjasonstanl8049/bandit-400-motor-build/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqQVcwRER38
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SUZUKI BANDIT 250 & 400 / Re: Bandit 400 - GSXR 750 Fork swap - Build thread - COMPLETED
« Last post by greg737 on September 19, 2017, 07:20:46 PM »
Very nice work, great looking Bandit.

Your workmanship is superb, skill and attention to detail is obvious.
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SUZUKI BANDIT 250 & 400 / Re: GS500 Tail Light swap ?
« Last post by ventYl on September 06, 2017, 03:10:53 PM »
For quite  a long time I owned both GSF400 and GS500 and I think that GS light won't fit in at all. GS has narrower and more rectangularly shaped tail section (at least the 93 version, maybe post-2000 has wider fairing as those later GS500s have larger fuel tank).

I would simply replace light source in DRLs. Either find warmer diodes or completely remove original light source and install something like warm LED stripe.
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SUZUKI BANDIT 250 & 400 / Re: swingarm swaps
« Last post by TJS on September 04, 2017, 01:49:55 AM »
Waiting for time and money! Been spending too much on track days!
 RF 900 is an easy swap! Here is some of my build info.
https://www.pinterest.com/tjasonstanl8049/my-bandit-400-builds/
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SUZUKI BANDIT 250 & 400 / Re: Bandit 400 - GSXR 750 Fork swap - Build thread
« Last post by Volumetrik on September 03, 2017, 11:42:42 PM »
Round SIX :burnout:  Lets GOOOOO

Painted and installed the brackets I don't like to get a final view of everything.







Closeup of the gap I was talking about. I also don't like the color. I've been through two different silvers...





Quite big if you ask me.



Clear view of the back of the instrument bracket. I am quite proud of this turned out.



Cockpit view.



And so it begins. Bought a 3/8 thick aluminium plate to do the brackets. These will be either the fourth of the fifth and FINAL iteration of the headlight brackets.

















At this point, I was looking for a method of either coating or finishing the brackets in some kind of way so they looked OEM. I ended up with a brushed finish.



I tapped a square piece of sandpaper to the table and place a straight wooden block on top of it. I used it as a guide and slid the bracket back and fourth pressing on the paper and using the wood piece to ensure I was making straight passes. It was very effective. Took me about 20 minutes to do both.

This is the height I want the bucket to be.



I started to drill the bracket and upping the position bit by bit.



Still not enough.



Gap closed and OEM like. Happy about this height. It's tight but nothing is rubbing and there is space for everything.



To hold the higher bolt for the bracket I had to weld an extension onto the top of the existing bracket and trim all the unneeded fat.



Painted up and installed.





Installed with some Belmetric hardware. I highly recommend them for SS metric hardware. They ship super quick and each bolt types were in a seperate sealed bag with identification. I have never seen anything like that before.



Overall look with the light installed.





And we are done guys. It took me about twice as long as I thought, much more headlight brackets that I wanted and a bunch of swearing. I personally think this is the best looking USD fork swap on any bandit that I've seen. I really tried to get that OEM look and feel.

Here are some beauty shots all cleaned up.









And some action shots in rural Vermont !



With my friends Bandit 1200  :bandit: :bandit:



I hope you guys liked this thread, I am very proud of the work and upgrades I have done to this bike. I also hope the pictures and descriptions were helpful !

I have of course new plans for the bandit but I will make new threads for those when the time comes !

GSXR 750 rear shock completely rebuilt and re-valved from Racetech coming soon, GSXR1100 swing-arm swap with 750 rear wheel in the works too. If you guys have any questions, feel free to contact me or post here.

:beers:

Maxime
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