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  1. Bandit Head Cooler Help!!

    How much shorter than stock are they ?
  2. Bandit Head Cooler Help!!

    If those USD forks are shorter than stock, running one below the main cooler may present clearance issues.
  3. Bandit Head Cooler Help!!

    You could free up some space for a cooler by ditching the huge breather catch tank.
  4. Exhaust header configuration

    I have Akrapovic full systems for a B12 and a GSXR1100w, they are both 4-2-1. The B12 one is linked 1/4 and 2/3, the 1100 is 1/2 and 3/4. It "could" be that, A. 1/4 and 2/3 suits the torque of the lower revving B12 and 1/2 and 3/4 the higher revving top end of the 1100. Or, B. 1/4 and 2/3 is used on the B12 to help boost where it is weak (top end) and visa versa on the 1100 to bump up it's mid range torque. Time to get some of my tuning books out and do some reading.
  5. Rgv 300sp

    Or Castrol A747.
  6. 1127 Sumps?

    Hmmm, If your sump is for a 4-2 exhaust and will fit a Dot head 750 engine, I may have the Dot sump or a B12 one to swap.
  7. 1200 bandit newbie chasing some more power!

    Actually, with £400 I'd fit some lighter wheels from a more modern bike. It will accelerate faster, stop better, be easier and more agile through bends and give the suspension an easier time. Loads of worthwhile improvements with zero reliability issues
  8. 1200 bandit newbie chasing some more power!

    No point in making 140bhp with a 100bhp chassis and brakes. A good full system exhaust and jet kit is enough for a B12 to start getting out of shape with "enthusiastic" use.
  9. Clutch

    And the RF900.
  10. I done bought sumfink

    The good old B12 must surely rank in the top 20 best bikes ever for one simple fact. Despite it being a cheap, basic, "jack of most trades" for Joe Public, the very parts of it that made it such a cheap and basic bike are coveted by the "Cognoscenti" as "upgrades". It's like the "Age UK" of the motorcycling world, the "cast offs" and "hand me downs" of the general populace being used to help the elderly.
  11. Lightest wheels for a slingshot

    5.216 Kg.
  12. Looking for a smaller battery for the build?

    Have you got sizes for the Shorai please ?
  13. dumbest idea ever?

    I think that's a 1200 so do it. Give it some cams and compression, do the fork internals, fit a decent rear shock and go scare the life out the little whipper snappers.
  14. Frame building

    Getting all the joints to fit perfectly before welding is one of the most important things, it cuts down distortion,stress and makes a stronger frame. I would also suggest that you built around a petrol tank you can get hold of, getting one made is bloody expensive.
  15. Frame building

    Thanks. It may be a little "over braced" but it's my first attempt and I've also allowed for fitting a bigger/more powerful. Milling attachments ? I just use a bi-metal hole saw in the chuck and hold the tube in a tilting clamp I've made. Gives a very good joint.