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post #1 of 8 Old 10-14-2013, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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I have an '11 Wee and I'm so pleased with it! As we all know, it does everything that it needs to do........effortlessly and efficiently. But I needed to have another toy in the garage. So today I bought a red '01 Bandit 1200S. I don't have enough posts to post a picture of it but it's clean!
It's the perfect stablemate for the Wee......Refined vs. raw

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post #2 of 8 Old 10-14-2013, 10:48 PM
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would love me a big bandit in the stable too. congrats on the good find. the big boyz are hard to come by down here.

'12 vee, '07 bandit 1250s, '15 bmw f700gs


'08 suzuki gsxr (sold)
'11 wee, (sold)
'07 honda shadow aero (sold)
'06 honda shadow sabre (sold)
'07 honda shadow sabre (traded)
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'07 kaw meanstreak (sold)
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post #3 of 8 Old 10-15-2013, 12:21 AM
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Well done, a man needs diversity in his life.

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Joe S. .......if that list of bikes is current, you sure have satisfied that need for diversity.

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post #5 of 8 Old 10-15-2013, 09:36 AM
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Love the Bandits. I had a 2000 gold one.
It's still one of my favorite bikes with a great engine.
I just couldn't ride it for more than an hour comfortably.
But, that torque, it takes a full-on sport bike to catch it
in a 40 mph roll on.
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post #6 of 8 Old 10-15-2013, 10:07 AM
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I've been toying with the idea of getting a sport bike and considered the big Bandit...or maybe the SV1000...or maybe the GSXR....too many choices.

2013 White Glee...farkles added daily.
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I began looking at the pre 1250 Bandits because of the relatively low tech-ness of them.......carbs, oil/air cooled, screw and locknut valve adjustments. I'm picking it up this coming Saturday but a test ride yesterday was a wild experience. Amazing low end! And it's real pretty in red.

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Joe S. .......if that list of bikes is current, you sure have satisfied that need for diversity.
Its current but always subject to change..............

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'12 Concours
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