Obsessed with SV1000s
This thread is for any bike besides our beloved SV1000. Post up what you did or are going to do to your non-SV1000.
At least you wont have to pay for a steering conversion, they ride on the same side...... (....tomatoes heading my way.... lol..):spank:Today I'm gonna put the new tires on my SV650S and clean it up a little. Also hoping to take a ride before the shipment guys arrive. We owned the bike together with my brother and last year he decided to buy a flat in Berlin and move there. He was looking for decent bike to buy for a while but couldn't find anything interesting so decided to get our SV650S shipped to Germany.
Nah....when you go through the pics one by one. there is a pic of a 650 strom outside Nelson Creamery...... (Wisconsin ibelieve....) The strom pic only turns up if you scroll.....No mate, those 2 pics are of the Bandit. The one on the back of the pickup looks different because I compressed the front forks so much that it looks like a different bike.
How’s the Bandit 1250 compared to a SV1000? I once talked to a guy who said it was better in every single way. Way more torque and just generally a more refined bike.Recently, I bought a 2009 Suzuki Bandit 1250S with only 2183 miles on it. It started up and ran great but I didn't test ride it unfortunately. I didn't get a chance to ride it for a couple of weeks but when I did, I discovered it wouldn't rev past 4,000 rpm. After perusing the Suzuki Bandit forum, I discovered an all too common issue. There is an internal steel mesh filter inside the housing for the fuel pressure regulator which gets clogged with stuff. Lots of people clean it by soaking or even boiling it in some solution for awhile and then blowing it out in reverse fashion with compressed air. I elected to buy a new fuel pressure regulator housing which includes the internal mesh filter (part #15610-18H00). This is a great option since as we all know, our SV1000s have a stupid paper filter inside the fuel pressure regulator housing which costs several hundred dollars new (vs. a little over $100 for the new Bandit part which is steel or simply cleaning that part thoroughly) which forces the bypass procedure on the SV1000 pump assembly in order to avoid paying those exorbitant prices.
In my case, the external filter in the Bandit's pump assembly housing had completely disintegrated and its remnants clogged up the internal filter. It was completely packed. The pic below of the internal filter and the stuff that came out of it was after lots of blasting with carb cleaner and scraping it. After replacing this part with a new one, it runs fantastic. Its midrange is quite potent. It's also one of the most comfortable bikes I've ever ridden. Looking forward to putting lots of miles on it.
View attachment 117616 View attachment 117615 View attachment 117617 View attachment 117611 View attachment 117612 View attachment 117613 View attachment 117614
The Bandit 1250S is indeed more refined. It's not quicker than the SV but it has more midrange which makes it generally faster in the real world. Top speed is over 150 mph. Lots more comfort too with the upright ergos with the higher bars. It feels more like my former VFR 800 Interceptor with lots more midrange. It's definitely a great tourer. Not a sexy bike but rather bland but I like it a lot. It came with a nice Yoshimura pipe which isn't too loud.. I would've left it stock though. It only cost me $3900 USD so it was quite a bargain!How’s the Bandit 1250 compared to a SV1000? I once talked to a guy who said it was better in every single way. Way more torque and just generally a more refined bike.
I've never ridden a Bandit but I would imagine its comfortable and more touring than sport, with the SV more sport than touring.