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Nick.H
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PostPosted: 18:16 - 06 May 2008    Post subject: Suzuki Bandit 1200 high milage? Reply with quote

Currently looking at a bandit 12, which to me, has high milage.

The bike currently has 55000 miles on the clock. I have no info on what work has been done, just that the bike looks tidy, is street-fightered, has a HEL oil cooler and various HEL oil pipes (cam to cam ect)

Worth risking it? what tends to go wrong on these machines?

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PostPosted: 18:30 - 06 May 2008    Post subject: Re: Suzuki Bandit 1200 high milage? Reply with quote

Nick.H wrote:


The bike currently has 55000 miles on the clock.



So not high mileage then.

Probably needs a cam chain if it hasn't been done yet. Thats it.
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PostPosted: 18:41 - 06 May 2008    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just about run in then Laughing

Can hardly over stress a 1200 engine on a bike. Well unless its been tracked or drag raced.
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PostPosted: 22:21 - 06 May 2008    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those oil-cooled suzuki lumps tend to go on for a long time. I wouldn't be fazed by 55k miles for the engine. The chassis, electrics, general finish will usually be suffering on a standard machine although by the sounds of it that particular bike may be in great nick...

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PostPosted: 00:48 - 07 May 2008    Post subject: Reply with quote

its high revs that puts wear on engines

big engines dont tend to get revved as high, so they will do more miles

little engines have to be revved all the time to go anywhere, so they wear out quicker
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PostPosted: 07:17 - 07 May 2008    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't worry about the mileage, just find out what work has been done to it, the 'high' mileage could be a negotiating point.

My Fazer 600 has done 50000 miles and is just 7 years old, he has never let me down yet, 2 years ago he had only done 13000.
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PostPosted: 08:53 - 08 May 2008    Post subject: Reply with quote

met a guy on a pan european who had done 220k on his bike.
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PostPosted: 12:58 - 08 May 2008    Post subject: Reply with quote

The engine will be fine, the rest of the parts may be a bit past their best though Very Happy
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PostPosted: 20:24 - 08 May 2008    Post subject: Reply with quote

A bloke at work rides a bandit 12 with 85k on the clock and he says it hasnt skipped a beat and has never wanted for anything other than the usual service items. If the price is right, buy it.
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PostPosted: 20:49 - 08 May 2008    Post subject: Reply with quote

for a guide to what price to pay, watch ones on ebay

like this one

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=230249520500&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=013

and see what it goes for
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