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Mach 1
Durham,
United Kingdom

Posts: 1,290
Bonneville (01-08)


icon11 Jan 2018 23:29
Wanted something to muck on with during the depressing months so found this Bandit 1200 /media/file/133400.aspx

Didn't like the copper engine covers and wheels and black swingarm so have changed them . Bike wasn't running , but not much to get it fired up (mainly wiring ) so engine seems ok but need to relocate battery when I get the frame sorted.
Swingarm took a bit of thought to get brake fitted but is done now , just a new braided hose to finish it off .
Standard brake and clutch replaced with Ducati brembos and 50mm clip ons fitted .
/media/file/133515.aspx

So paintwork/bodywork next job :thumbup:

Oh and yes that bike is standing upright with just the wheel clamp , no other straps are fitted :tongueout:
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Tasha
Dundee,
United Kingdom

Posts: 298
Daytona 955i (04-06)


icon12 Jan 2018 07:34
Nice bikes the 1200, used to have one ages ago. :thumbup:
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Mach 1
Durham,
United Kingdom

Posts: 1,290
Bonneville (01-08)


icon12 Jan 2018 09:06
Never had one before tbh . Reason for picking it was they are relatively cheap to buy and being a steel frame they are easier to modify if you only have a mig welder . Also a lot of bikes will lose value if you detract from original especially older 80's bikes but I don't think I will lose out financially on this particular bike with the mods I plan to do .
Time will tell though :smile:
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ST
South,
United Kingdom

Posts: 108,921
Enthusiast


icon12 Jan 2018 15:35
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Mach 1
Durham,
United Kingdom

Posts: 1,290
Bonneville (01-08)


icon12 Jan 2018 16:43
Ooops , seems I have deleted original picture ,

here we go /media/file/133514.aspx
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Freck
Preston, Lancs,
United Kingdom

Posts: 363
Daytona 955i (99-01)


icon12 Jan 2018 17:55
Good god, what were they thinking? That looked hideous :sick:
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Mach 1
Durham,
United Kingdom

Posts: 1,290
Bonneville (01-08)


icon12 Jan 2018 19:56
I particularly liked the fluorescent green choke rod on the carbs :speechless:
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Mach 1
Durham,
United Kingdom

Posts: 1,290
Bonneville (01-08)


icon01 Feb 2018 17:55
So bodywork arrived today courtesy of Ragged racing . Not bad quality tbh , considering it's predominantly for race use .
Tried fitting seat unit but the seat frame rails are too wide so have cut a section out of the frame brackets so the seat frame can be pulled in .

/media/file/133561.aspx

Not sure if that is the best way yet , don't want to pull it in too far .

Seat unit now fits about right
/media/file/133563.aspx

Managed to sort brakes out , new braided hoses the right length ,
suspension all in place
adapter plates for footrests fitted and brake and gear lever adjusted to fit (still got black paint to take off as it's chipping all over the place)

Main thing is getting some lights fitted front and rear , battery and relays mounted , and paintwork to be fully sorted
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Nick
Birley Edge,
United Kingdom

Posts: 20,825
TT600 (00-01)


icon01 Feb 2018 18:01
Mach 1:
So bodywork arrived today courtesy of Ragged racing . Not bad quality tbh , considering it's predominantly for race use .


Spike's stuff is good quality, and the range of stuff he does is outstanding.:thumbup:

Nice bloke too.
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bollockscatweasel
Awaywiththefairies,
United Kingdom

Posts: 5,349
Sprint RS (00-01)


icon01 Feb 2018 18:02
:thumbup::grin:
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Exuptoy
Maesteg, Mid Glam,
United Kingdom

Posts: 15,350
Daytona 675


icon01 Feb 2018 18:04
I like that Mach.:thumbup:
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Mach 1
Durham,
United Kingdom

Posts: 1,290
Bonneville (01-08)


icon01 Feb 2018 19:53
Nick:
Mach 1:
So bodywork arrived today courtesy of Ragged racing . Not bad quality tbh , considering it's predominantly for race use .


Spike's stuff is good quality, and the range of stuff he does is outstanding.:thumbup:

Nice bloke too.


Obviously never met him , but he seems to be very professional for a small business . Communication great , delivery time actually earlier than quoted , and doesn't want payment till bodywork made . You can't say fairer than that ,

Oh and imo his prices are very reasonable for classic replica bodywork :thumbup: http://www.raggededgeracing.com/.

Cheers , just hope the geometry is ok and I can get the fairing aligned correctly :thumbup:.
Paintwork really the easiest task
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Nick
Birley Edge,
United Kingdom

Posts: 20,825
TT600 (00-01)


icon01 Feb 2018 21:04
He's a mate of mine through the Classic Racing Club, great guy but a bit forthright!:smirk:
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Mach 1
Durham,
United Kingdom

Posts: 1,290
Bonneville (01-08)


icon01 Feb 2018 23:25
You mix in the right circles :thumbup:
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Mach 1
Durham,
United Kingdom

Posts: 1,290
Bonneville (01-08)


icon18 Feb 2018 18:31
Slow progress at the moment , everything seems to take an age to sort by myself . I had a friend who used to pop in once or twice a week and he used to help me when it came to sorting problems out , two heads and all that thing . Sadly he passed away last year at the young-ish age of 48 , a terrible miss for me . Anyone in the TRF in NE would probably have known him .
So have been muddling through myself and managed to sort out some of the paintwork and roughly fit fairing

/media/file/133657.aspx

exhaust tight on rhs panel so have had to remove a chunk and going to have to fibreglass it up with a decent enough clearance to prevent exhaust burning the panels , doh :frown:

/media/file/133659.aspx

Fitted the fairing slightly better to get the screen lined up/media/file/133658.aspx
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Exuptoy
Maesteg, Mid Glam,
United Kingdom

Posts: 15,350
Daytona 675


icon18 Feb 2018 19:29
Cool.
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Mach 1
Durham,
United Kingdom

Posts: 1,290
Bonneville (01-08)


icon25 Feb 2018 18:00
Exuptoy:
Cool.


Cheers


/media/file/133673.aspx

/media/file/133674.aspx

Managed to get subframe sorted , took a chance on a colour that matches the original powder coating and it's not far off . Pointless at the moment stripping the whole bike down to re-powder frame as there may be a bit more adjustment before I finish so a lick of paint is easier and will make do :thumbup:
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Exuptoy
Maesteg, Mid Glam,
United Kingdom

Posts: 15,350
Daytona 675


icon25 Feb 2018 20:59
Nice job.:thumbup:
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Mach 1
Durham,
United Kingdom

Posts: 1,290
Bonneville (01-08)


icon25 Feb 2018 22:46
Exuptoy:
Nice job.:thumbup:


I think you're the same as me, get bored s!$%less during the cold days waiting for warmer climes . Just seems a waste of time to just sitting in watching tv all night . Rather do something a little productive with my time :thumbup:
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Exuptoy
Maesteg, Mid Glam,
United Kingdom

Posts: 15,350
Daytona 675


icon25 Feb 2018 22:51
:thumbup:

Only problem I have is I have too much going on with the family and in the house to be able to spend loads of time in the garage at the moment. I've had 7 days off and only managed to around 10 hours in on the bike!
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Mach 1
Durham,
United Kingdom

Posts: 1,290
Bonneville (01-08)


icon25 Feb 2018 23:07
Exuptoy:
:thumbup:

Only problem I have is I have too much going on with the family and in the house to be able to spend loads of time in the garage at the moment. I've had 7 days off and only managed to around 10 hours in on the bike!


You've accomplished quite a bit with the Trumpet in 10 hrs though :thumbup:
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Exuptoy
Maesteg, Mid Glam,
United Kingdom

Posts: 15,350
Daytona 675


icon26 Feb 2018 09:34
:thumbup:
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Mach 1
Durham,
United Kingdom

Posts: 1,290
Bonneville (01-08)


icon12 May 2018 18:49
Actually managed to spare a couple of hours on my own bike this week , so got the lower left side of the fairing adjusted to clear the exhaust
/media/file/133972.aspx

Now just the right side to clay mould and fibreglass to clear the engine casing, engine mount and sidestand
/media/file/133973.aspx

/media/file/133974.aspx
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Exuptoy
Maesteg, Mid Glam,
United Kingdom

Posts: 15,350
Daytona 675


icon12 May 2018 19:21
Would never have thought of clay!

Nice job.
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Mach 1
Durham,
United Kingdom

Posts: 1,290
Bonneville (01-08)


icon13 May 2018 00:18
Exuptoy:
Would never have thought of clay!

Nice job.


Cheers , it's cheap as chips , around £8 for a 12kg block . Once you level it , which is much easier than bodge , you cover it with bacofoil , then cover bacofoil with parcel tape . The parcel tape stops the fibreglass sticking to it , although I did rub some releasing wax on aswell . The hardest thing is getting the flippin parcel tape on without creasing , but if it does crease you can just finish the mould with some bodge to get it all level :thumbup:
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Exuptoy
Maesteg, Mid Glam,
United Kingdom

Posts: 15,350
Daytona 675


icon13 May 2018 22:14
You need to do a how-to with lots of pics next time.:thumbup:
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Mach 1
Durham,
United Kingdom

Posts: 1,290
Bonneville (01-08)


icon13 May 2018 22:41
I always forget to take pics until it's half done .
Must try harder :smile:
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~EARL~
gods country wales,
United Kingdom

Posts: 86,261
Tiger 800XC


icon14 May 2018 21:00
Just picked up a mk1 bandit 1200 tonight for my gf.

Bikes mint been all done up already new tyres too and only 30 k on the clock.

Omg it's like a bloody rocket ship 3rd gear roll on and whoosh. Makes my xjr1300 feel slow lol

Apparantly after tonight she won't let me ride it again lol
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Mach 1
Durham,
United Kingdom

Posts: 1,290
Bonneville (01-08)


icon04 Jun 2018 09:02
~EARL~:
Just picked up a mk1 bandit 1200 tonight for my gf.

Bikes mint been all done up already new tyres too and only 30 k on the clock.

Omg it's like a bloody rocket ship 3rd gear roll on and whoosh. Makes my xjr1300 feel slow lol

Apparantly after tonight she won't let me ride it again lol


You know more than me about riding one as I haven't rode one before :frown::smile:.

As for my winter project , it's frickin summer now and still haven't finished it , it's taking an age to sort out what looked like simple things :angry::angry:.
But have got bodywork and paintwork somewhere near so am going to leave it as it is basically because every time I touch it to tweak it up I go two steps backwards and it's really pissing me off . I'll run it to winter and adjust it then .
Exhaust and clocks to finish , I've bought a 2nd hand IXIL so hopefully that should be fitted by weekend and clocks need mounting on the GSXR1000 top yokes , which means cutting the ignition bracket off and relocating it in the middle of the yoke as per the clocks .
Anyhoo bike painted

/media/file/134041.aspx
/media/file/134042.aspx
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Exuptoy
Maesteg, Mid Glam,
United Kingdom

Posts: 15,350
Daytona 675


icon04 Jun 2018 09:33
That's nice.:bling:
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Mach 1
Durham,
United Kingdom

Posts: 1,290
Bonneville (01-08)


icon04 Jun 2018 16:15
It would be nice to know how it rides though :frown:
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Mach 1
Durham,
United Kingdom

Posts: 1,290
Bonneville (01-08)


icon05 Jul 2018 20:35
So finally finished(ish) Bandit , exhaust fitted , clocks fitted , seat foam etc . MOT'd , taxed and insured so have been out on it and am quite surprised how well it handles , I did set rider sag before trying but had to stick a ring of preload and a couple of clicks on compression on front as I was using all suspension travel . Also dropped forks as low as I could in yokes to calm front as it does turn really quick .
Power wise I'm impressed , but I did discover it had 1 tooth off front and 3 teeth on back so it is obviously going to accelerate quickly . Changed the front and much better but I think standard gearing would be much better , plus at 30mpg it could do with raising gearing for cruising speeds .
Comfort wise a bit of a stretch but I did 170miles at weekend and no aches considering you've only got 20mm of seat foam .

/media/file/134130.aspx/media/file/134131.aspx/media/file/134132.aspx
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Dan The Man
An Englishman abroad,
Sweden

Posts: 3,565
Daytona 955i (99-01)


icon05 Jul 2018 20:43
Very nice, well done :thumbup::thumbup:
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Exup
Maesteg, South Wales,
United Kingdom

Posts: 141
Daytona 675


icon05 Jul 2018 21:05
Stunning!
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stevethegoolie
East Yorkshire,
United Kingdom

Posts: 3,434
Trident 900


icon05 Jul 2018 21:13
Me likey very much!
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Mach 1
Durham,
United Kingdom

Posts: 1,290
Bonneville (01-08)


icon05 Jul 2018 22:26
Thanks guys :thumbup:

, has taken far too long but I guess you appreciate things more if it takes time and effort .
Not sure what to do with it now , it's too fast for rideouts with my normal group of mates who ride quite sensibly , as it only starts making sense above 80 whereas my Triumph is happy at speeds below that . Bonneville will do more than 80 but get near or above three figure speeds and you have to work the engine which really it's not designed for.
I'll just hang on to it for a while and put some miles on it and iron out a few niggles :smile::thumbup:
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Exup
Maesteg, South Wales,
United Kingdom

Posts: 141
Daytona 675


icon05 Jul 2018 22:42
What price do you put on it?
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Mach 1
Durham,
United Kingdom

Posts: 1,290
Bonneville (01-08)


icon05 Jul 2018 23:07
I've no idea tbh , I know how much it cost me to buy the bike and the parts to convert , but I would s**t myself if I worked out hours spent .

I'm just not sure what price would buy it , what's a one off special worth these days ?
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Exup
Maesteg, South Wales,
United Kingdom

Posts: 141
Daytona 675


icon06 Jul 2018 09:23
Probably not as much as it cost you!:lol:
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Salty
in my shed,
United Kingdom

Speedmaster


icon06 Jul 2018 10:20
nice job:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
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Mach 1
Durham,
United Kingdom

Posts: 1,290
Bonneville (01-08)


icon06 Jul 2018 20:31
Exup:
Probably not as much as it cost you!:lol:


I look at people asking £5-6k for a CX500 because they have a seat and bar change and possibly nobbly tyres and think mine must be worth half that much surely ?

Maybe I'm just out of touch with prices :blush:
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Exup
Maesteg, South Wales,
United Kingdom

Posts: 141
Daytona 675


icon06 Jul 2018 23:11
Not at all, but what people expect for a nail of a CX500 and what a vehicle is worth are 2 different things.

I've finished the Daytona and it rides very nicely but I have since dropped it from £2200 to £1850 and still not had a bite!!! It genuinely needs nowt!
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Mach 1
Durham,
United Kingdom

Posts: 1,290
Bonneville (01-08)


icon07 Jul 2018 00:40
Exup:
Not at all, but what people expect for a nail of a CX500 and what a vehicle is worth are 2 different things.

I've finished the Daytona and it rides very nicely but I have since dropped it from £2200 to £1850 and still not had a bite!!! It genuinely needs nowt!


It's crazy really 44. In reality you'd be better off just sticking the Daytona in the corner under a cover because you'd probably struggle to buy one as clean and for the same price , in a couple of years time .
I'm just keeping Bandit unless someone offered me a sensible price . And tbh, you put the money in the bank and it just loses value
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Exup
Maesteg, South Wales,
United Kingdom

Posts: 141
Daytona 675


icon07 Jul 2018 14:22
It's not going lower. Back offshore next week for the foreseeable so may even remove it from sale.:thumbup:
I'd be interested to see the Bandit in the flesh though if you even get remotely near my neck of the woods. Doubt I'll ever get up to Durham for any reason.
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Mach 1
Durham,
United Kingdom

Posts: 1,290
Bonneville (01-08)


icon07 Jul 2018 17:22
Devils Bridge ,Hawes ,Kendal etc is probably the most southern I tend to ride , in fact I might head to Devil's Bridge tomorrow. The better roads for me tend to be heading North around the borders :thumbup: .
Re; Daytona , that's what I would do , just remove from sale and park it up till next year . If it's the Blue one you are selling it looks like 1850 pounds worth of bike every day , you see complete shi***rs going for more money than that .The problem is a lot of riders are too obsessed with the latest and greatest tbh ,
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Exup
Maesteg, South Wales,
United Kingdom

Posts: 141
Daytona 675


icon07 Jul 2018 21:16
:thumbup:
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Riggsy
Maidenhead/Cov,
United Kingdom

Posts: 40,282
Street Triple R


icon13 Jul 2018 20:32
/media/file/134041.aspx

Is it just me, or is the steering angle on that "ultra aggressive"?

Might be a bit of a bitch to muscle around corners...29
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Mach 1
Durham,
United Kingdom

Posts: 1,290
Bonneville (01-08)


icon13 Jul 2018 22:28
Steering angle is just standard Bandit , but the forks are shorter than standard so maybe looks that way . Plus have altered the rear seat angle from that picture :thumbup: .
If anything it was turning too quick , trail braking was making it a bit light on the rear .
Lifting the front (dropping forks through yokes) has helped , had a proper bit play with a couple of BMW 1200GS at weekend , fook me , for big bikes they handle well on bumpy roads with a good rider onboard . I need to sort out some gopro footage at some point :smile:
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DavyS
Edinburgh,
United Kingdom

Posts: 73
Daytona 955i (02)


icon15 Jul 2018 22:36
What a cracker, good job.
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Mach 1
Durham,
United Kingdom

Posts: 1,290
Bonneville (01-08)


icon16 Jul 2018 08:38
Cheers :smile: ,
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