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Bruiser1198

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Curious does anyone have or rode a Suzuki Bandit 1250 ? Guy I know wants some work done and he is willing to trade for a non running Bandit 1250. Says he will get it running first but I just don't want to bust my ass then see the bike is a total turd and I wasted all that time for nothing . Thanks
 

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Bandit 1250's are earlier-model GSXR motors, so lots of aftermarket support. What is 'non-running' about it? I'd check for compression and spark, and don't do any work above what it would be worth as a part-out.
 

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Okay got the news on the Bandit , guy bought a new battery for it and asked until next wk to get the fuel system cleaned out and bike running { he has work out of town} so hopefully will know something by Saturday afternoon !
 

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One of my friends had multiple of both, and he liked the Bandits. Since it's the air/oil-cooled GSXR engine, parts are easy to acquire, and you can make some big HP #'s if you want. Depending on how-much $ you want to-spend you can make a really-big displacement engine. I suspect you're probably just wanting to get it reliably-operational for now, once you decide to do the deal. There's lots of info on the 'web, but sorting the good info from the bad is necessary. I know the guys at the shop I frequent, are able to pull big numbers out of those engines. I've posted this up before, an example of a custom-mod to a GSXR 1100. Before he did this, he rode the GSXR two-up (!) from so. FL to MX!

The first pic is of a bike for-sale awhile ago, a Bandit turbo, as an example of what could be done.

Suzuki 1200 Bandit turbo.jpg

GSXR 1100 fitted for bodywork:
GSXR1100 Steve.03.jpg

GSXR 1100 further-along:
GSXR1100 Steve.02.jpg
GSXR1100 Steve.01.jpg
 
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