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post #1 of 16 Old 08-02-2009, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
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NY: Bandit 1250 for trade

I've recently picked up an '09 Goldwing and have a pristine condition metallic blue 2007 Bandit 1250 ABS in the garage that just hit 8K. It is bone stock expect for a Stebel horn, Cox radiator guard, and Holeshot mirror extensions. It's never been down, never stunted, garage kept, serviced according to spec, and treated like a $40K Ducati. Suzuki makes color matched side cases and a top case that make this torque monster a fantastic touring machine.

I'm thinking about getting something that is kind of the "opposite" of the Wing. I also have too much money tied up in bikes so I'm looking for something older and/or with more miles so I can hand over the keys to the Bandit in return for some cash and a bike. I'm thinking about an older VFR, FZ1, Z1000, or something similar. About the only thing I'm not interested in is a cruiser, unless it's a Magna. I'd also consider an older sport bike.

The local dealers have offered me 6500 on a trade-in. Feel free to PM me or email ken.boyer at gmail.com if you are interested in discussing a trade. I'm willing to travel in the northeast.

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I'm not looking to trade, but am repairing the carbs on a silver '01 Bandit 1200s with 4400 miles. Some doctor let it sit too long. Once I get the cobwebs worked out, I'll sell it for below book value which should make it pretty reasonable.

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I have an offer (from a member of another board). A 2000 Speed Triple + cash for the Bandit. Here's the lowdown on the S3. Any input on this bike is appreciated!

Aftermarket Stuff:
Triumph Bar End Mirrors, Rear Hugger, Carbon Fiber Tank protector, Carbon Fiber'ish frame protectors, Billet master cyclinder res., fly screen, solo seat cowl, and belly pan. Belly pan and seat cowl are getting painted next week along with the front fender. Some scuffs that I want taken care of and the belly pan doesnt match right now.

LED signals all around
Carbon fiber gauge surround
Corbin seat
Chain Reaction Moto low mount pipe
Uni Filter
Triumph Off Road Map to match pipe and air filter
RaceTech front spring set up for a 215-245lb rider
Eibach rear spring set up for the same

Start of this season (about 8k) I did a coolant flush and added Water Wetter, Sythetic Oil change, front and rear brake fluid flush, 10wt fork oil, EBC front pads, New header hardware, Replaced the upper steering stem bearing with a tapered unit. The factory bearing sucked and constantly needed adjustment.

The tires are Pilot Roads CT2's. The front is fine the rear is just starting to square up a bit. They have around 7500 miles on them.

Over all the bike is in good condition. There is a small stain on the left side frame from a fuel leak and a few minor scuffs on the rear fairing from my throwovers. The rear taillight is safety wired in cause I'm an idiot and broke the screw insert when I first got the bike.

I bought it last June with 2300 miles on it. Its had three oil changes since with the recomended Mobil 1. I always planned on keeping it for a good long time so I maintained that way. Its going to be tough to give it up and theres a good chance my wife wont speak to me for a bit.

The valves are every 12K. I'm going to do the 12k service before I sell or trade it. I wont let it go without knowing its safe and running well. She gives a puff of smoke if you rev it when it first starts but once she's warm she runs fine. The front wheel has been of the ground twice and niether time were show off wheelies. I was simply showing a friend that his Harley wasnt as fast as he thought. Never spun the rear tire. never dropped. Original owner was an older guy and I dont think he treated it any differently.

I would throw in all the spare and stock parts I have plus Triumph specific tools and if your a size 48-50 I have a few Triumph jackets. I'm at work now and dont have the bike here but can take some pictures of it tomorrow. Check the Long Island threads in the regional forums. Those folks know me and the bike and could vouch for what i have told you.

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You'll absolutely love the the Triple. Its also got a few nice extra tid bits that make it a really nice bike. My 01 Triple beat out the my 03 919 for its spot in the garage,not by a huge margin but none the less it won the battle.
Congrats on the new Wing! If all goes as planned,I'll have mine which will be a 06 Titanium silver version tomorrow night. I'm pretty excited!
The first thing you need to though with the extra money you get from the Bandit is look these guys up... Motorcycle Suspension by Traxxion Dynamics Mines already done!

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You'll absolutely love the the Triple. Its also got a few nice extra tid bits that make it a really nice bike. My 01 Triple beat out the my 03 919 for its spot in the garage,not by a huge margin but none the less it won the battle.
Congrats on the new Wing! If all goes as planned,I'll have mine which will be a 06 Titanium silver version tomorrow night. I'm pretty excited!
The first thing you need to though with the extra money you get from the Bandit is look these guys up... Motorcycle Suspension by Traxxion Dynamics Mines already done!
I have an apppointment with Marc at Adirondacks and Beyond (Traxxion distributor in the northeast) this month for "the full monty"

I think having a naked hooligan bike would be a great "opposite" to the Goldwing. I'm looking forward to seeing it and going for a ride.

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Since his offer, I've also been asked about a trade for a 2003 Aprilia Falco. Don't know anything about Aprilia's but it sure is a sexy bike!


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Boy that bike is a pretty one. The Wing is home and holy "you know what"! does it handle nice. The Traxxion stuff is worth every penny.
A pic of the Wing and the Triple to follow soon!

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Ken,if that picture is of the bike offered and miles low below 20,000 you can't go wrong as I have a large stable and it's my favorite.

It's the Italian version of a Honda...

Here is mine last year at this time. I do think that's a stock photo though.


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That picture I posted of the Falco was a stock photo. I was waiting for pics from the owner which I now have. Here it is. 15K miles. Garaged, serviced to spec, and not stunted. One thing that bothers me is the valve check inspection - every 9500 miles. He has the rear seat cowl but no picture of it on the bike.









And here's one of the only reviews I can find of the 2003 Falco:
Aprilia SL1000 Falco R - Road Test & Review - Motorcyclist Online

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He has the rear seat cowl but no picture of it on the bike.
No need for the cowl since your wife will prefer it to the GW.

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Everything you could ever want to know.I wouldn't worry too much about the valves,no one that I have heard about ever had them adjusted.Checked yes.
SL1000 Falco Forum (all years) - ApriliaForum sponsored by AF1 Racing, inc.

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Here it is with the cowl,and those stickers come right of the tank and fairing with a hairdryer if you don't like them.I like these pipes better.



RSV swing arm It's also classified as a sport tour bike.

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Here it is with the cowl,and those stickers come right of the tank and fairing with a hairdryer if you don't like them.I like these pipes better.

RSV swing arm It's also classified as a sport tour bike.
Thank you! That looks much better. If I get this one, I'll just keep that on Dream!

But it may not come to be anyways. The owner is putting a value on the bike that is high IMO. I'm also not crazy about the 32" seat height with my 5'9" frame.

I'm seriously considering the '02 Bandit that was offered to me initially. I'd get the bike + $3K and it has the following modifications:

Yoshimura Tri-Oval Complete Stainless Steel Exhaust System ($850): Light weight aftermarket headers, elbow pipe and muffler increase horsepower and sound / look great.

Dale Walker’s Holeshot Performance Stage Two Jet Kit ($278): Consists of anodized needles, shims, Mikuni main jets and pilots, as well as two oval K&N air filters and a crank case ventilation filter that increases horsepower, improves throttle response, smoothes out powerbands and improves gas mileage.

Dale Walker’s Holeshot Performance Five Degree Timing Advancer ($53): Enhances throttle response, and improves horsepower and torque throughout rpm range, especially when combined with jet kit and high flow exhaust system.

Dale's Walker’s Holeshot Performance Pair System Removal Kit ($42): Stainless steel cylinder block-off plates that replace original smog air pipes and hoses; eliminate unnecessary weight and allow for easier valve
cover removal when servicing.

Dale's Walker’s Holeshot Performance Handlebar Riser Kit ($90): Nice looking, factory matched, machined aluminum spacers move the handlebars up 1 3/8 inches and offer a slightly more upright riding position that reduces strain on shoulders and lower back during high mileage riding.

Dale's Walker’s Holeshot Performance Heavy Duty Rear Axle Nut and Washer Kit ($11): Replacement for factory nut and washer that wear easily and often come loose. Allows for a much larger contact area, will keep
the axle threads in much better condition, and will not back off. Dales Adjustable Bandit struts are an easy bolt on.

Dale's Walker’s Holeshot Performance Adjustable Struts ($65): Easy to install high quality, powder coated struts will raise or lower the bike by 1.25 inches. Raising the back will quicken up the steering for the canyon carver, plus add needed ground clearance. Lowering the back makes it more flat footed for shorter riders.

Corbin Gunfighter and Lady Seat ($450): Top of the line custom black carbon fiber style seat with comfort cell foam interior; ergonomically designed to provide two-up sport touring comfort by providing better weight dispersion that reduces the tendency to slide in the saddle.

Throttlemeister Mechanical Cruise Control Bar Ends ($150): Polished stainless steel bar ends also serve as cruise control that can be easily be engaged by turning in the same direction as opening the throttle and disengage by turning in the same direction as closing the throttle.

Progressive Suspension Rear Shock ($550): Nitrogen charged internal bladder with damping adjustment for smooth ride and handling over a variety of surfaces.

High Performance RK Gold Chain GXW 530 Series ($175): XW-ring chains are the best high speed, extreme heat performance chains available and extend wear life up to 100%

Sprocket Specialists Rear Aluminum Sprocket 530 Series ($63): High quality ultra light weight 45 tooth machined aluminum sprocket proven out last any other sprocket on the market.

Heated Hand Grip Kit ($90): Heating elements are discretely mounted under handlebar grips and hard wired to battery with high / low toggle switch heating options. Significantly extends your riding season and provides
essential comfort when riding in cool weather.

Pro-Grip Superbike 699 Series Grips ($16): Black rubber-gel grips increase in comfort and control, while reducing fatigue and strain on hands and wrists.

Chrome Wheels ($925): Professionally chrome plated wheels that for a one-of-a-kind custom look.

Chrome Parts and Accessories ($100): Professionally chrome plated factory and aftermarket parts to include kick stand, center stand, torque arm, gear shift arm, rear wheel hub, front wheel collar, front axle nut, brake line brackets, brake and clutch levers, master cylinder covers, and extra rear wheel.

Galfer Steel Braided Brake Lines ($135): Nice looking lines with protective coat that provide extra firm feel at the lever and vastly improve breaking performance.

EBC (HH) High Performance Break Pads ($120): These brake pads are the highest friction brakes you can buy for any motorcycle and deliver excellent stopping power in all conditions.

Factory Leather Tank Cover ($40): Custom fit black cover featuring embossed Bandit logo and soft backing to help protect tank’s finish.

Clear Alternatives Smoke Gray Tail Light Lens and Integrated Turn Signals ($120): incorporates turn signals into taillight with over 100 red and amber LED lights. Allows factory stalk style turns signals to be
removed and cleans up tail section.

Tall Givi Windscreen ($140): Stylish, well-constructed touring windscreen provides an extra 4.6 inches of wind protection.

Smoke Colored Zero Gravity Sport Touring Windscreen ($90): Designed to reduce the windblast on the rider and provide more comfort while in the upright riding position. Screen raises the point at which the wind
hits the rider by several inches and significantly reduces buffeting.

Body: Metallic Space Blue – body and plastics are in extremely rare, near mint condition. Upper fairings provide excellent wind protection.

Engine: Very smooth 1157 cc four-cylinder air/oil cooled engine that delivers incredible torque and horsepower. This bike has just over 18K miles.






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Thats a nice 02 for sure.

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Ken, I'm very confused, why would you trade down 5years? I'd bet they made several improvements on yours. Just hang onto your awesome bike and keep starting these taunting threads.

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Ken, I'm very confused, why would you trade down 5years? I'd bet they made several improvements on yours. Just hang onto your awesome bike and keep starting these taunting threads.
As I said, I feel like I have too much money tied up in bikes. That '02 Bandit with all its mods, is as fast (maybe faster) than my stock Bandit. And it has a ton of amazing mods - Progressive shock, Corbin seat, chromed wheels, Galfer lines, etc etc. I'm just considering all of my options.

I'm looking for something older and/or with more miles so I can hand over the keys to the Bandit in return for some cash and a bike. I'm thinking about an older VFR, FZ1, FZ6, Z1000, 919, ER-6n, ZZR 600, or something similar. I'm not real interested in a cruiser, but will consider performance cruisers. I am most interested something sporty that will be used for solo mountain rides and commuting.

The local dealers have offered me 6500 on a trade-in, but I have the title in hand and have wiggle room. Feel free to PM me or email ken.boyer at gmail.com if you are interested in discussing a trade. I'm willing to travel in the northeast.

If you have a well-cared for sport bike and are interested in a bike that is well suited for 2-up riding and/or touring, has a TON of torque, great acceleration, and is cheap to insure, please contact me here or at ken.boyer at gmail.com

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