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post #1 of 28 Old 08-25-2010, 11:16 AM Thread Starter
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Any Bandit 1250 owners ut there

Hi all.Sold my Hornet after 3 good years.I've just got myself a Bandit 1250.
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post #2 of 28 Old 08-25-2010, 11:28 AM
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I think Ken used to have one but sold it.

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I think Ken used to have one but sold it.
Cheers Jim.I found his thread via search

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I think Ken used to have one but sold it.
'tis true. I had an '07 ABS for 2.5 years, put nearly 12,000 miles on it, and sold it in the Spring of this year. Great bike. Bulletproof. Amazing bang for the buck. And held its value well too. I had it equipped with the OEM top and side cases and some goodies from Holeshot Performance (nerf bars, header & slip-on, Stage 2 kit), a Corbin seat, and ZG screen.

I really loved the torque that bike put out - about 96 ft lbs on a 500 pound bike with a "standard" ride position was amazing. I had pretty much turned into a sport touring bike and it was just as good for touring as it was for commuting. But not long after outfitting it to my liking, my wife sat on a Goldwing and the rest is history.

Here's one of the last pictures I had taken of her. At this point, I had removed and sold the bags since it was going up for sale.


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Love the seat.DW headers too.Is it your Gold Wing in the pic.

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Congrats on the Bandit flange. Very nice bikes. It was on my short list when I got the 9'er.

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I almost bought the Bandit, but got the 9er instead, I like the looks of it better.

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Love the seat.DW headers too.Is it your Gold Wing in the pic.
Yes, that's the Goldwing's left grip you see there. I bought it new last July and she has about 9000 miles on her now. It's the model that includes GPS, premium audio with XM, and heated seats and grips - everything but the air bag

BTW, I replied to your PM - sorry I couldn't help you, but all of the Bandit's mods were either sold separately or went with the bike.


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Who's the nice butt in the background, Ken?

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Who's the nice butt in the background, Ken?
That nice butt belongs to my wife of 21 years.

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No worries Ken..Thats a big old bike.Has it got reverse

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No worries Ken..Thats a big old bike.Has it got reverse
Yes, it does, and it's a good thing too. That's a load to try and back up. It uses the starter motor for reverse.

So, back to the Bandit. What made you decide on the 1250? Did you just come across a great deal, were you looking for one specifically, or did you have a "short list" when you were shopping?

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Yes, it does, and it's a good thing too. That's a load to try and back up. It uses the starter motor for reverse.

So, back to the Bandit. What made you decide on the 1250? Did you just come across a great deal, were you looking for one specifically, or did you have a "short list" when you were shopping?
Well i wanted something with bags of low down grunt.And for the money i had the Bandit was the best value imho.I would have liked a Honda CB1300 but they were around £3000 for an 03 bike.I paid £3300 for The 07 Bandit with 2,400 miles on..

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Man that's a beautiful bike! I like the nekked look.

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Man that's a beautiful bike! I like the nekked look.
Thanks Mike

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That is pure sweetness. I like that. That little fairing up to the gauges looks really good.

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Very nice, flange! That's the naked 1250 that we can't get in the U.S. Last I knew only the 1250S was available here.

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Very nice, flange! That's the naked 1250 that we can't get in the U.S. Last I knew only the 1250S was available here.
Thats just wrong..Why ever not

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Thats just wrong..Why ever not
Probably because naked bikes don't sell as well in the states as they do in Europe and elsewhere. Cruisers and sport bikes dominate our market. This may have contributed to the demise of the 919 too, who knows.

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Hey all. I just joined the forum, and just brought home a 2007 Bandit 1250SA. I'm having a real blast with it. I used to own a 919, but somehow never really connected with it the way I have with some other bikes. I think the Bandit's going to be a keeper.

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Congrats on the new bike, Blue Streak! That 1250 is a helluva bike. Miles of smiles ahead. Post some pics if you get a chance. We never tire of seeing great looking bikes around here.

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Hey all. I just joined the forum, and just brought home a 2007 Bandit 1250SA. I'm having a real blast with it. I used to own a 919, but somehow never really connected with it the way I have with some other bikes. I think the Bandit's going to be a keeper.
I loved my Hornet,its a great bike.But i cant get enough of the B1250's gruntI went +2 on the rear just for that little bit extra:001_smile:

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I loved my Hornet,its a great bike.But i cant get enough of the B1250's gruntI went +2 on the rear just for that little bit extra:001_smile:
Geez, the thing already accelerates so hard I have to force myself to keep the throttle wide open. Harder acceleration is the last thing I need. I am talking to Dale Walker, though, about his Stage 1 kit.

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Geez, the thing already accelerates so hard I have to force myself to keep the throttle wide open. Harder acceleration is the last thing I need. I am talking to Dale Walker, though, about his Stage 1 kit.
Ive got an 02 bypass,tre,flies removed and want a tfi but with postage and import duty to the UK cant stretch to it yet

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I switched from an 06 919 to an 09 Bandit and I am very happy with it.
I did like the 919 though.
Wanted something for longer rides.

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Yes, that's the Goldwing's left grip you see there. I bought it new last July and she has about 9000 miles on her now. It's the model that includes GPS, premium audio with XM, and heated seats and grips - everything but the air bag

BTW, I replied to your PM - sorry I couldn't help you, but all of the Bandit's mods were either sold separately or went with the bike.

Went to the local supermarket a week ago and saw a Wing in the same colour parked.Had a chat with the guy.I think hes was an 07.Looks just like yours and they are huge ..

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No doubt about it - she's a big girl. And weighs about the same as a dressed Harley - 900 pounds. And believe it or not, the Wing's rear end is 6" smaller (less wide) than the Concours14!

And that's OK because....

when my wife and I go out for a 4 hour ride this afternoon in 50 degree weather with a chance of storms, we'll be listening to XM radio, probably have the seat and grip heat turned on low, the GPS will show us our route, the WeatherNav will warn us if we are going to intersect with a storm cell, we'll have great chats about anything and nothing through the bike's intercom, the pyrotechnics inside six fuel-injected cylinders will be all but imperceptible at 3400 revs in top cog, I'll enjoy nearly 110 ft lbs of torque at a measly 2250 RPMs, and after about 250 miles we'll dismount with happy backs and rear ends knowing our Honda lets us enjoy their top spot in luxury motorcycle travel. Life is good.

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