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SUZUKI BANDIT 600 thru 1200 - AIR/OIL COOLED TECHNICAL / Re: B12 Front End Swap?
« Last post by China Greg on October 18, 2017, 08:37:41 AM »
I seriously doubt that you are going to find much difference between 1st and 2nd Generation front ends. There WAS a slight change in the damper rod after 2001, but I don't believe it was very radical.

Suggest a better course:

1) Get some good Sonic springs (or Progressive) that are calibrated to your weight
2) Put a Racetech Gold Valve kit in there

I can guarantee those two improvements will give you a far better feel.. and ride.
And while we're at it, if you REALLY want that bike to handle, and can afford $500, buy a set-up Hyperpro shock (or even Ohlins, if you are wealthy)... then you'll REALLY have a new bike, and will be astounded by how well it handles. I did that with mine... and now it handles like on RAILS. Does awesome Sport Touring AND is very credible on Trackdays.

But again, I think you are wasting your time swapping 1st Gen front ends for 2nd.
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SUZUKI BANDIT 600 thru 1200 - AIR/OIL COOLED TECHNICAL / Re: B12 Front End Swap?
« Last post by ZipTi on October 17, 2017, 06:54:03 PM »
I will check that out, I gotta spare Gen2 front end leaning on the wall...
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SUZUKI BANDIT 600 thru 1200 - AIR/OIL COOLED TECHNICAL / Re: B12 Front End Swap?
« Last post by China Greg on October 17, 2017, 03:48:40 PM »
If you just want to change over to six-piston calipers, I believe standard Tokicos will bolt right on. Calipers are made to Standard sizes, not individual bikes.

A few years ago I bought a pair of six piston calipers off FleaBay, came off a ZRX 1200 Kawasaki, I recall. Bolted right on to my 1st Gen B12. I think the only (small) glitch was that the steel lines I was using had to bolt on to the calipers sticking straight back...rather than curving up... but that worked well and wasn't overly weird looking.
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I thought they were Kool Beans until I was on a long trip (NY to ST Louis and back via N Carolina). Somewhere around Nashville I realized I'd developed a heavy WARP in a front rotor.. and surmised it was due to a piston in the 6-pot caliper hanging up.
I made it home, but the rotor was ruined. I sent the calipers to a friend I knew who wanted to work on them; we decided that they weren't worth the risk and I went back to my standard OEM 4-pots... haven't regretted it.

You may find that you really don't need the six-bangers on there, (and I certainly don't think you need to change your entire front end to DO that!). I don't know what your set up is now... but if you put on some good quality pads and a set of stainless lines... you may find the improvement in braking power that you seek, Young Skywalker.
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SUZUKI BANDIT 600 thru 1200 - AIR/OIL COOLED TECHNICAL / Re: B12 Front End Swap?
« Last post by ZipTi on October 17, 2017, 02:01:25 PM »
anyone swap 2nd gen 1200 onto a 1st gen 1200? my touring rig might like 6 piston calipers...
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BIKES/PARTS/GEAR for sale/wanted / Re: Mod Bandit 400 For Sale
« Last post by TJS on October 13, 2017, 12:06:23 PM »
no longer for sale
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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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