Author Topic: G'day Everyone  (Read 4390 times)

Offline Chopper Bob

  • First Post! Be Gentle!
  • *
  • Posts: 1
G'day Everyone
« on: January 22, 2009, 01:22:01 AM »
G'day Everyone,
I have owned a Bandit 1250S since June 2008. Overall I am quite happy with the bike.
My pillion partner and I enjoy day rides and a weekend away, where we are known to sample the odd drop of Shiraz. Love the McLaren Vale area, Langhorne Creek, Clare Valley (my favourite) and Coonawarra.
I have, in recent years owned the mighty Busa and also the ZX14. Somewhere along the way my hobby became a passion so these days I don't fight it, just enjoy the hell out of motorcycling.
My Bandit has a Staintune muffler and connecting pipe and has a power commander and air cleaner replacement. The bike has been dyno tuned and returns just over 115 bhp with no detrimental effect to the lovely smooth torque curve. Other than that, she is pretty stock. I may chrome or polish the chain guard and radiator end covers and purchase a double bubble tinted screen just to satisfy the "bling factor" but really, I like it the way it is. Extremely good riderbility with a comfortable riding position and nice smooth power right where I require it.
If I had the money, I would fill a shed up with bikes but seeing as though I realistically can only have 1 I think the Bandit fits the bill nicely.
Anyway, nice to make your acquaintance. I hope to meet up with some of you in the near future.
Oh yeah, I'm 60 years old. Some people never grow up eh?

Offline wizud

  • Board Homesteader!
  • ***
  • Posts: 72
Re: G'day Everyone
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2009, 04:49:23 AM »
Welcome,Chopper Bob :welcome:
If you can't ride today, try and have a good day anyway!

Offline B6mick

  • Board Homesteader!
  • ***
  • Posts: 1344
Re: G'day Everyone
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2009, 10:13:06 PM »
as rick said :welcome:

But may I be so bold as to correct you. :trustme:

That should read 60 years young  :thumb:
Foot loose and fancy free.
Looking for adventure and what ever comes our way.

Offline bigrus

  • **
  • Posts: 30
Re: G'day Everyone
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2009, 02:56:36 AM »
You are not alone in that age group Bob :welcome:
RD 350 Yamaha ??  500 Single Honda 1972 K2 750 Honda (Drag Bike)1978 K7 750 Honda 1979 GS 1000S Suzuki 1981 GSX 1100 (Drag Bike) 1981 GSX 1100 Suzuki 1981 GSX 1100 Suzuki 1980 Z 1000 Mk 2 Kawasaki 83 aprox 1100 Shaft drive Kawasaki 1983 ES 1100 Suzuki 1998 TL 1000R Suzuki 2008 1250S Suzuki Bandit

Offline Pillage

  • Board Homesteader!
  • ***
  • Posts: 116
Re: G'day Everyone
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2009, 10:44:17 AM »
Sounds like an excellent bike Bob, I hope you are out enjoying it!
My friends and I wish we were there... riding.
It's snowed here every week since mid-december.
FZ1000S,  GSF1200SV,  CB750F
Support the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

Offline victor55

  • Board Homesteader!
  • ***
  • Posts: 247
Re: G'day Everyone
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2009, 12:12:17 AM »
Hi Chopper, :welcome:

Reading your note has inspired me to break into words after a lengthy time off.
I also have a 1250 and I am intrigued about you chroming the chain guard and the cooler end covers. My bike has polished aluminium bits in these positions. Are your bits not the same?