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Old 05-16-2016, 04:04 AM   #21
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Re: Bandit 1250 - Highest Mileage

Let's see if I can get this to work on plug changes listed in my maintenance log.
06/01/09 Bandit 13880 spark plugs / air filter oil / filter
07/01/12 Bandit 56806 PR2 tires, sprockets/ chain/ anti-freeze / Plugs / chk fan for operation
Hmmmmmmmmm guess with 80,300 miles showing on the clock I need to think about changing them again. I did put iridium plugs in last time. Have not had the gas tank off since replacing it due to my crash in 2013. Still running the Speedohealer I installed when I first bought this bike in '08 so the ometer is still off by about 7% on the low side.
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Old 05-22-2016, 05:56 PM   #22
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57k on my beast as of Friday! ZERO issues and never touched the valves yet either!
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Old 05-23-2016, 04:18 PM   #23
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81k also have not had the valves checked
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Old 06-04-2016, 08:04 PM   #24
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I posted awhile ago just shy of 97k miles. I dropped my bandit off at a local shop yesterday for a chain and sprockets. Odometer sitting at 102,300. Hopefully lots more miles to go.
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Old 01-08-2017, 05:44 PM   #25
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Just thought I would update a really old thread. This past week coming home from work I rolled 110,000. Miles will roll up slower now as the bandit has to share seat time with a new to me bike. Bandit still will be my primary commuter do all bike.
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Old 01-13-2017, 06:58 AM   #26
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Way to go on the 110K miles. Have had to slow down over the past 4 yrs so only up to 82K now. Be closer to 87K factoring in the speedohealers setting. Only averaging about 4K a year on it. But 5 K last two years on the KLR with 48K and sad but since I decided to play with a 95 Vette I bought from a friend, 3K miles in the last 4 months that might have been put on one of the bikes.
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Old 06-06-2017, 07:40 PM   #27
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Way to go on the 110K miles. Have had to slow down over the past 4 yrs so only up to 82K now. Be closer to 87K factoring in the speedohealers setting. Only averaging about 4K a year on it. But 5 K last two years on the KLR with 48K and sad but since I decided to play with a 95 Vette I bought from a friend, 3K miles in the last 4 months that might have been put on one of the bikes.
I traded a KLR in for the Bandit..........Wish I could have kept both.
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Old 06-07-2017, 07:08 AM   #28
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Yes, it's nice to have two different types of bikes. We still have many gravel roads where I live and I love to go see what's new on them as per country side. That's KLR territory. Then the occasional do a good 200 mile ride on an afternoon and that's Bandit territory. But, both bike are suffering in mileage so far this year with my heart surgery in Jan and both eye's having cataract surgery the last two months.
Not to mention selling my '95 C4 Corvette and finding an '03 to replace it. Hard to believe , but, the wife really rathers me out and about in the Vette than on the bikes. But, gotta have my 2 wheel therapy.
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Old 06-08-2017, 11:55 AM   #29
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Yes, it's nice to have two different types of bikes. We still have many gravel roads where I live and I love to go see what's new on them as per country side. That's KLR territory. Then the occasional do a good 200 mile ride on an afternoon and that's Bandit territory. But, both bike are suffering in mileage so far this year with my heart surgery in Jan and both eye's having cataract surgery the last two months.
Not to mention selling my '95 C4 Corvette and finding an '03 to replace it. Hard to believe , but, the wife really rathers me out and about in the Vette than on the bikes. But, gotta have my 2 wheel therapy.
Hope ur recovery goes well. I get the two wheel therapy. It's rainy right now in Florida.......And I'm considering a rain ride....LOL!
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Old 06-09-2017, 05:26 PM   #30
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2007 Bandit, 65,000 miles, never looked at the valves either.

Gas, oil (3000-4000 mile intervals), tires. Every year before vacation it gets air filter, spark plugs, and all fluids changed.

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Old 06-12-2017, 08:26 PM   #31
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65k as of yesterday! Still going!
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Old 06-15-2017, 01:42 PM   #32
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Still running the Speedohealer I installed when I first bought this bike in '08 so the ometer is still off by about 7% on the low side.
Have you ever checked your odo against GPS? Mine shows a little high compared to GPS. Of course, when I try to correct the VERY off speedo the odo shows VERY low.

I really wish there was a low-power monochrome GPS unit that we could stick on the windscreen. I thought about using a bicycle cyclometer, but those things are in the 300 buck range.
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Old 06-16-2017, 07:13 AM   #33
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Yes did check my speedometer against GPS and Local police radar. If I remember right , it was around 3 mph high on the readings as to the actual. I've always had a GPS on my bikes to use as a rolling road map due to liking the roads less traveled and at times, download the track file just to see where I've been.
For example I took off in my car for a ride yesterday and I can't tell you all the little roads I was on. But, I do know a few of them were big time ruff, torn up blacktop and my car don't like them. My Suzuki don't even like them but not as much as the Vette. The KLR just don't care.
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Old 07-01-2017, 04:56 PM   #34
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Wow! My mileage figures for the 1st half of this year are really down on the bikes. Mostly due to operation on heart and then eyes. Yes, the Vette dipped into that also. Figures from Jan 1 to Jul 1 are as follows

Suzuki Bandit > 2197
KLR > 418
Truck > 2526
C4 Vette > 616 then sold it
C5 Vette > 2469
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Old 07-01-2018, 07:15 PM   #35
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Hello all. Just another update to an old thread. I turned 125,000 miles on the way to work this morning. Still running good and would ride it anywhere with no worries.
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Old 07-01-2018, 11:19 PM   #36
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Hello all. Just another update to an old thread. I turned 125,000 miles on the way to work this morning. Still running good and would ride it anywhere with no worries.
That is just awesome news! I have only owned my '07 1250S since Nov of 2017...I have 16000 miles on it. And it wont ever see quite that mileage but it is really assuring to know they can endure the miles. I'm still farkling mine for comfort...just need 1" more of rise in my bars..already have 1" risers but I need a tad bit more..Y'all continue to have safe and happy miles...
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Old 07-02-2018, 08:20 AM   #37
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Hello all. Just another update to an old thread. I turned 125,000 miles on the way to work this morning. Still running good and would ride it anywhere with no worries.
Fantastic! Have you ever checked or adjusted the valve clearances?
My goal is to never remove the valve covers.
Keep us updated, I would like to see you get to 200,000!
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Old 07-08-2018, 06:52 AM   #38
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Hello all. Just another update to an old thread. I turned 125,000 miles on the way to work this morning. Still running good and would ride it anywhere with no worries.
that is so great! Congrats!
Since my crash 6 years ago and then heart surgery last year I'm having a problem getting the miles in I used to. Shame to think last year I only added 3300 miles to the Bandit which now sits at 89K plus miles. And, before I wrecked my body, 15 to 17K per years was the norm. Not counting my KLR miles, my DRZ 400 and DR 650 miles.
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Old 07-12-2018, 05:10 AM   #39
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that is so great! Congrats!
Since my crash 6 years ago and then heart surgery last year I'm having a problem getting the miles in I used to. Shame to think last year I only added 3300 miles to the Bandit which now sits at 89K plus miles. And, before I wrecked my body, 15 to 17K per years was the norm. Not counting my KLR miles, my DRZ 400 and DR 650 miles.
Most sorry to learn of this..I too had a wreck in May 2017...Was riding a vintage yamaha and a lady pulled out of a shopping center without looking...Missed t-boning her and my bike made contact with her jeep..I went for a solo flight of 50 ft and landed on my head. Lucky me...LOL My HJC symax2 took the brunt of the impact..didnt break anything but sevserely brusied up my knees and neck and right foot..Took me 8 months to regain enough free range of motion to where I could swing my legs over another bike..
I wanted to go lighter and i did..almost 200 lbs lighter than my last ride...
This bike for me is not about LD rides..Done doing that..its dayrides and 2 laners..these bikes can cruise but i loath slabs...
Bottom line is we're still here..reduced mileage and all..Glad y'all survived to ride again..thats what counts...
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Old 07-19-2018, 06:36 AM   #40
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Great that you're still riding. These hot temps have me choosing the Vette most afternoons but still manage to get Bandit out a few times a week for a couple hundred miles.
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