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Benji this place can be used for many things, banter, project sharing, part sourcing and selling etc but generaly its good crack so don't be afraid of offending, example...I needed dog bones for bike and was offering 20 quid for a set, n got them for nout from a geezer called Cabbage. for once givi
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Welcome benji , I was also new to the site yesterday ! I just persevere and feel my way around. There's no harm done . I got one issue resolved already. And bit by bit you can gain loads of info from like minded bandit lovers ! Go forth and enjoy ;-)
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i find full choke literally chokes my 99 1200, i use 1/3 to half choke (no throttle) til it catches then adjust from there
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My K3 / 03  1200  doesn't  start from cold very well ? I have tried to start it as per owners manual.Full choke, no throttle , no joy ! Does it have an electronic fuel pump ? When fully warmed up tthere's no probs, any ideas folks ?  Thanks Cry
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in need of a couple of brackets of a universal fitting kit  for top box ,any one got any spare ? , small  metal  strips that are shaped like a M ,,
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anybody know how to derestrict a bandit 750 jap import
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red19589 hi first go to the section you want to post in top right new topic give it a subject then in main box write question the post hope this helps
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how on earth do i put a post up.....im so lost
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Hi spearsy. It'll go straight in no probs.
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Can anyone tell me if I can fit mk1 1200 swing arm on my mk2 600
Thanks
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BIKE COVER WANTED A.S.A.P live in lancashire
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Hello ,  I am a new member from New Zealand
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New to this site hope all well
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boot-30 the search button is your friend with this lots of info about this subject
Oh and welcome to the forum
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hi guys really need a helping hand. im after some stubby levers and for the life of me i cant find any just seems to be the 650,1200 and the 1250 can any of yous help me pretty please
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I'm no expert but I'd guess so too. If its just running rich did he suggest anything like adjusting pilot screw or re jetting or something? If they were fine before he probably put the pilot screws randomly maybe?
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We'll this guy is meant to be the best in my area ? He told me to look out for a new set of carbs ? But I'm a logical thinker ant can't see why mine are not repairable in some way as all parts on a carb seem to be replaceable ?
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Sounds like you need a new mechanic kev!
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Hi from Clydebank. I have a 1999 b600.
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Carb problem on b12 ? Just had carbs cleaned and although running much much better it is running really rich and mechanic can't see anything at all wrong with carbs ? Anyone else shed any light on this problem ?
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how the hell do you put pictures up on here? each time i try says im using to big pic
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seem to remember the work thing mark Sad  glad your back on 2 wheels though m8
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Massive karma points for M & P Direct - they sent me a hose and valve I needed next day, completely free of charge, even though I had never used them before. Would recommend! It was for my vacuum gauges and I had been looking for about 3 months!
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CJ ACCESSORIES...........
Fantastic service,placed order yesterday midday arrived today 10am. Best prices too
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Yes Dave the bandit went,3k spent on it but work suddenly went tits up so had to go,currently got a so called streetfigher thunderace,must admit its pretty rapid,apparently it was Dave Jeffries iom bike in 99 bought off him from a dealer in Portsmouth,all fairing in the bin nice custom paint
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looking for rear wheel and tyre of 600 mk1 anyone got a cheap one , Smiley
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alright lads doing fine thanks , old bus doing alright thanks gravelrash, well done mark , didn't you get rid of your bike at one time ?
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Hi Davehutch,how are you,yeap still lurking about on here ,almost eight years now
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Hi Dave, long time no see! well a couple of weeks anyway, hows your old bus going? Wink
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see there is still some here from the old days, hope your all well
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*how
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evening bandit owners now are we all ?
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What kind of decals you after? Bandit specific ones or anything creative?
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trying to find 600n decals any ideas
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I've decided to sell my Bandit - We had a love hate relationship, but now I'm afraid to say it's going to be over soon Sad
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« on: January 29, 2014, 11:33:58 AM »

I've always had white smoke when i start my bike, never really worried about it, just imagined it was normal. It's not loads of smoke but a noticeable amount. As you rev, more smoke comes out. Is this normal for cold starts?

I'll also add that once the bike is warm the smoke completely clears and the bike runs smooth although when cold (and i think i take the choke off to early sometimes) it doesn't rev as freely.

As i said above, I wasn't really bothered about it until a friend said it could be a concern.

Edit: I'll post a video shortly.

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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2014, 11:39:07 AM »

Well i just went to record a video and the bike started without choke and isn't smoking, so i'll probably have to post a video tomorrow morning when it's a bit colder.
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2014, 11:59:35 AM »

If it was water cooled you might have something to worry about but I don't think it can be much to be concerned about as it's oil cooled (I'm taking it that we're talking about a mk2 600), if it's a water cooled and it's not loosing water it'll be condensation  notworthy
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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2014, 12:10:04 PM »

Hot gases meet cold air, same as condensation when you breath
Ifnits got a slight blue tint to it then id be worried
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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2014, 13:05:06 PM »

Normal mate.Just took a pic of mine.
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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2014, 13:05:46 PM »

Its a very serious issue you have there. White smoke and mates don't mix well.

Suggest your mate seeks immediate attention to his knowledge of engines.

Ride and enjoy.
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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2014, 14:27:46 PM »

Perfectly normal for this time of year, as the bike warms up, the smoke/steam should stop.
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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2014, 14:50:00 PM »

I wasn't really bothered about it until a friend said it could be a concern.



Like Ken said ( in a roundabout way as always Grin) your friend is an idiot. its condensation icon_thumright icon_thumright
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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2014, 15:08:27 PM »

Its a very serious issue you have there. White smoke and mates don't mix well.

Suggest your mate seeks immediate attention to his knowledge of engines.

Ride and enjoy.

 Rolling on Floor Rolling on Floor Rolling on Floor Rolling on Floor

In all seriousness its just this time of year and the cold air. Its normal and fine Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2014, 16:24:44 PM »

Its a very serious issue you have there. White smoke and mates don't mix well.

Suggest your mate seeks immediate attention to his knowledge of engines.

Ride and enjoy.

 Rolling on Floor haha, that made my heart drop when I started to read that but it ended in a laugh lol

Well I managed to get a video of the smoke, which ill post anyway when I get home
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« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2014, 16:34:59 PM »

Just look at cara in the morn, by your mates logic, there's a lot of cars that need attention lol
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« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2014, 17:52:03 PM »

Here's the video: http://s789.photobucket.com/user/AzAndBikes/media/banditsmoke_zpsafe107c7.mp4.html

The smoke isn't as thick as it looks in the video (crap camera)

Thanks for all the quick replies too Smiley
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