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August 26, 2015, 11:50:32 AM
Cheers,   Handy.harry, I'll get started.
August 26, 2015, 10:21:43 AM
Limogues. Without doubt dimming tail lights when indicators operate will be a bad earth connection follow the wiring back check all joints..
August 25, 2015, 09:10:50 AM
Hi guys, I have a problem with my 1250 FA, the rear light and parking lights dim in time with the indicators when the latter are operated. Any constructive advice welcome.
August 19, 2015, 06:04:30 AM
How can we help blackbikes?
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August 17, 2015, 09:02:20 AM
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August 08, 2015, 06:37:02 AM
Stewartie22 posting going to the section you want to post in look to the top right you'l see new topic click that give it a subject and write question hope this helps
August 07, 2015, 21:15:26 PM
Been a stranger for a while and would like to post how do I get to post or am I missing something or need to rejoin or pay membership, sad but need to meet some like minded Bandit owners in the Scottish Borders
August 07, 2015, 20:23:54 PM
Alpine cheers mate already done under tray and end. can also have just had the wheels powder coated blue with polished rims will post a recent pic soon what u all done on yours looks good
August 04, 2015, 21:11:42 PM
Stewartie22 you could start with sorting out the rear either chopping the undertray or replacing it also et rid of the standard end can not knowing whats been done so far this may be a start or not
August 04, 2015, 18:29:40 PM
Have a 1250 and wondered what mods are best
August 03, 2015, 12:48:13 PM
Windowed clutch
July 25, 2015, 07:30:42 AM
K = 2000 K1 = 2001 etc
July 24, 2015, 09:50:00 AM
I keep seeing people referring to their Bandits as ( K1) or K2, what does the K? designate? how do I figure out what "k" my 1999 Bandit is? Not trying to be a smart-A** serious.
July 18, 2015, 15:06:53 PM
Hello guy's from Belfast, I have a K5 and I'm building a Street Fighter, I want to know if any GSXR tails will fit my bike. All information would be a great help. Thanks K5SF👍🏻
July 10, 2015, 05:49:57 AM
2006 ones will fit.
July 02, 2015, 12:11:26 PM
Hi new to this  I've got a 1200 bandit 06 plate it has the wrong  exhaust system and the down pipes  are hitting the  oil cooler  and making  it leak so i want to change the  down  pipes back to  original  and get new cooler but don't know what year from will fit 2006 model both parts second hand
June 25, 2015, 13:02:29 PM
Hiya all
i am having problems with my forks. When i screw in the damper cylinder bolt, the plastic piece is sticking in the fork tube. Any help??
June 22, 2015, 15:24:28 PM
It might fit but it won't power it gaz
June 20, 2015, 10:30:20 AM
Hi all just asking if a 96 600 bandit alternator will fit a 96 1200 bandit  thanks
June 19, 2015, 20:34:35 PM
Start solenoid screwed, will a MK1 solenoid fit a MK2?
June 14, 2015, 10:37:33 AM
Hi all. Does anyone know valve clearance measurements for my 600 s it's tapping real bad!
June 13, 2015, 18:10:19 PM
Sorry thought is was a search box
June 13, 2015, 18:09:40 PM
Not starting running last month
June 13, 2015, 14:03:20 PM
Alex777 welcome to the forum look here for shock sizes http://www.banditforum.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=66431.0
June 13, 2015, 11:59:45 AM
K4 shock into mk1 1200 straight fit or mods needed thanks .newbie so hello folks.
June 13, 2015, 10:51:25 AM
Anyone know of a good bike mechanic in London who could take out,strip and clean my carbs on my 1200 mk1 guys?
June 12, 2015, 21:16:41 PM
err 100nm i think
June 12, 2015, 11:33:36 AM
torque setting for rear wheel mk1 1200 please?
June 11, 2015, 00:15:50 AM
guys I put a new set of 35mm jack up bones on my 1998 1200 bandit 2 weeks later my as new chain buffer/guide on top is showing rails/wearing on it ...help...what forum , post?
June 07, 2015, 19:50:53 PM
Hi Guys posted a topic few days ago about new r reg 1200 gsf running a little rough after buying from guy who sat it in garage for 3 years ....anyone had a look.. cheers
June 06, 2015, 06:05:18 AM
Hi rocky posting a question go to the section you want to ask the question in look at the top left for new topic click set your subject and ask question As for shock look in general mods section there's a list there of what may fit if i remember mark 1 600 are around 300 so may be r6 from 07 are ar
June 05, 2015, 11:01:09 AM
hi... new to the site, trying to find out how to post a question ?..need to replace my gsf 600 1998 bandit shock do a lot of 2up riding a..anyone help please
May 29, 2015, 19:54:29 PM
Hows it going ben? Been a while.
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Thanks Alpine! I spent a quite a while looking for this! Saved in bookmarks now though!  
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Anyone got a link to the USD swap thread that fatbloke (i think) started ?
May 27, 2015, 20:39:03 PM
Anybody done a four into four exhaust on their bandit?
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Really need some 1200 front discs!
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Anyone got a nitrous kit on thier bandit?
May 01, 2015, 06:09:40 AM
YEAH.. Forum back online...
April 19, 2015, 10:53:19 AM
May be better to start a topic
April 17, 2015, 18:07:59 PM
Hi can anybody help I am having starting problems with my 600n bandit.
Here's what happened I went to start my bike up after the winter lay up it sounded flat and refused to turn over I thought it maybe needed a new battery so I bought a cheap one online tried the new battery out it fired up so I
April 17, 2015, 18:07:58 PM
Hi can anybody help I am having starting problems with my 600n bandit.
Here's what happened I went to start my bike up after the winter lay up it sounded flat and refused to turn over I thought it maybe needed a new battery so I bought a cheap one online tried the new battery out it fired up so I
April 07, 2015, 13:28:50 PM
Got  starter clutch puller for a mk1 1200 and a full gearbox from a 1999 1200 if any one interested
April 07, 2015, 13:28:50 PM
Got  starter clutch puller for a mk1 1200 and a full gearbox from a 1999 1200 if any one interested
April 01, 2015, 23:22:54 PM
Gsxr 750dot head for sale offers welcome inbox me with offers cheers. Good working order slight combustion damage but nothing to serious good for b12 upgrade power
March 15, 2015, 10:21:12 AM
Off  down the shed  to  do  more  head  scratching  on the  1200.
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« on: January 29, 2014, 10:33:58 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, 10:39:07 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, 10:59:35 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, 11:10:04 AM »

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, 12:05:06 PM »

Normal mate.Just took a pic of mine.
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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2014, 12:05:46 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, 13:27:46 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, 13:50:00 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, 14:08:27 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, 15:24:44 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, 15:34:59 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, 16:52:03 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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