View Full Version : So I sent this email to Dale Walker (Holeshot Performance) asking questions...

02-02-2008, 07:57 PM
but would LOVE to hear opinion/comment/suggestions from the Bandit gurus here. I know Phil, Roy, and others (forgive me if I don't recall names) have installed some of these mods and I value your feedback. I'm certain to add the radiator guard, mirror extensions, and nerf bars for added protection. But I'm still teetering on a decision to add the touring slip-on/O2 bypass/air filter/tuning box. It's a fair chunk of change and there are only a handful of testimonies. Talk me in to it or talk me out of it. You're the salesman!

Here's the email I sent out tonight:

Hi Dale,

I've been admiring your work, products, and posts from afar over on maximum-suzuki.com and other boards since last summer. That's when I bought a 2007 Bandit 1250 ABS.

Since then I've added some accessories to it for touring -- a GPS and Suzuki (Givi) side cases and trunk. After 6 bikes over the last 10 years, I'm very pleased with this bike and hope to keep it for a long time.

I'm pleased with the look of the bike (although I'm flirting with adding a lower fairing!), but have an eye on enhanced performance and some functional mods.

Now that the kids' Spring tuition is behind me, here's what I'm considering:
1. Nerf bars
2. Radiator guard
3. Mirror extensions
4. Holeshot Touring Slip-On
5. TFI Tuning Box
6. O2 bypass module
7. K&N air filter

So, some questions:
1. Should I wait for your work-in-progress full exhaust system? Will it produce significantly more torque and/or HP than the above-mentioned list?
2.I'm not fond of really loud pipes, and neither is the wife. Am I in danger of pissing her off and frustrating myself by adding the touring slip-on?
3. The bike is under warranty. Do I risk voiding the warranty by adding Holeshot performance parts?

I've really enjoyed reading the admiration of your customers on the yamahafz1oa.com, maximum-suzuki.com, stromtroopers.com, and kawasakimotorcycle.org! The entrepeneurial spirit is alive and well!

Looking forward to your reply.

02-02-2008, 09:14 PM
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02-03-2008, 11:32 AM
He'll probably suggest adding the 17-tooth Sprocket to the list.