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Bandit as a first bike? Advice appreciated

Hey. I need a bike to get me about and to university and back. I'm going to Manchester and I live in Essex, so I need a good reliable bike. I also need to have the bike restricted to 33bhp. Does anyone know if the 600 Bandit is a good bike when restricted? Any advice would be gladly received Thanks

  • Created 25 June 2005 08:49 by caleb146
  • Last comment 8 years ago ago by tominski86

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Oil Cooler leak

I bought my first bike ( a 96' Bandit 600) about six months ago and my oil cooler has start leaking. It's not leaking a hugh amount but is dripping onto the pipes and smokes like crazy. Does anybody know where I could get a new (or decent used) oil cooler and if it's a job I could do with my hayes manual? Any help would be great. Thanks

  • Created 22 February 2005 19:42 by danfrancis
  • Last comment 8 years ago ago by tominski86

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Cold weather starting

Hi all, I have just purchased my first bike, a Bandit 600S and am over the moon with it. It is an R reg 1998 S model and has only had one owner from new with only 6800 on the clock! It is in mint condition though obviously not used much, with complet service history. I am having trouble starting it on cold mornings however, has anyone got any tips? It has had the carb icing mods done so does have little carb heaters, how long should I leave the ignition on for the carbs to warm up before I ...

  • Created 20 February 2005 21:40 by mark1980
  • Last comment 8 years ago ago by mgreenhaf

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Help with new back tyre

Can anyone help. Need a new back tyre for my Bandit 600. It has Avons fitted at present, the front is like new so theres no need to buy a pair. Front has a 120/60ZR17 AV 27 compound rating. Rear has a 150/60ZR17 Azaro Sport AV 40 compound rating. Can anyone suggest a rear trye to match the compound on the front. Thanks

  • Created 30 September 2006 13:39 by clintgaskell

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scorpion end can

my 1997 bandit had a scorpion end can on when i bought it, when travelling at low speeds(30-40) it pops and bangs and doesnt run smooth. from a standstill there is a short delay till revs kick in.(embarrassing being beaten away from lights by transit vans).The bike runs fine at higher speeds. this is my first bike and am really pleased with it despite this minor niggle. any ideas? thanks guys.

  • Created 06 July 2005 20:50 by scubafrog
  • Last comment 10 years ago ago by popadop

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Summer Tyre Pressure?

quick question got a pair of Dunlop Sportmax D207s on and have been running at book pressures. (33 front, 36 rear) and I seem to be getting quite alot of vibes through the bars. I'm due a new front (on order) but can anyone suggest better pressures for the odd hot day we have?

  • Created 28 June 2005 12:47 by rashton
  • Last comment 10 years ago ago by rashton

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Bad Vibrations

I have recentley bought a 1995 Bandit 6. It is a great bike apart from one thing, vibration!! I am only getting the vibrations as the rev counter passes 6000rpm. anywhere below that it is very smooth. Can anyone suggest a way of curing the vibrations or is it something I am going to have to live with??

  • Created 04 July 2005 20:32 by rich936
  • Last comment 10 years ago ago by Tim750

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Help with screwing

Without making reference sexually to the subject, I need your help. I have a bandit 600X (1998 plate) The tail assembly is hanging off since I seem to have lost a screw. Is this is a specialist screw or will I be OK with a normal bolt. I have the haynes guide but it doesn't mention what I need. I will be able to repair it no problem, I just need to know if I can get the proper screw from anywhere. kindest regards Bayf

  • Created 11 June 2005 18:23 by abayford
  • Last comment 10 years ago ago by Tim750

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Small crack in bodywork

Hi all, A few days back my bike 2002 Bandit 600 was blown over in some strong wind (because of the Givi mono-rack, a "medium" Oxford cover is slightly too small to go down to the ground and I think it ended up acting as a sail). It escaped largely unscathed given the scratches in the tarmac -- the right bar-end was bent and the front indicator smashed, but those are easy to repair. I'm a bit more worried about a small crack in the rear bodywork, just under the seat where it comes to the shiny bits that cover ...

  • Created 09 April 2005 17:49 by rhevans
  • Last comment 10 years ago ago by Tim750

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Corrosion of Brake Torque Bar

Hi. I own a 1999 Bandit, and although it is 5 years old with still less than 3000 miles on the clock, I have noticed that my Torque Arm bar is corroding where the rear bolt is located. The bike has always been stored in the garage and has been cleaned when required, with the liberal usage of WD40. Has anybody else had a problem with their Torque Bar corodining. I have also noticed that my bolts are starting to fur up and have used Back to Black as well as WD40 to clean these up. I have recently secured ...


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