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I cut the rear fender with a rotozip after marking with masking tape. I followed the side line to the 1st bend for a slick look. I then used a sanding block with 600 grit sandpaper to get any burrs off. Lastly, I heated up at 450 degrees a small baking pan in the toaster over for 10 minutes and used oven mits to hold the heated pan bottom on the cut to melt edge for a factory look.
 
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The old saying, “If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself“. I wasn’t even happy after I removed the secondary throttle blades knowing the STVA was still connected and turning the slotted rod disrupting airflow. So I removed and separated the throttle body to get the STVA off and remove the rod. I used a Healtech STVE to keep the FI light code 28 from coming on. Going the extra mile allows me to sleep better at night knowing it was done right.
 

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Been meaning to say "Hello" for a while. 2007 Red still satisfying in so many ways. I'm planning on putting on some travel miles in August, totally confident the Bandit will handle anything I put it through. I named the bike "El Diablo" when I bought it in 2007 because the last three of the VIN # are 666. I've reminded myself of that name each time I have started a ride and I'am venturing out on something potentially dangerous, crazy as it seems I believe it's worked for me. I just changed plugs and serviced the K&N, it's a joy to feel the smooth pull of this machine. Safe riding, from Doug, in Pismo Beach CA.
 

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Hi Doug, got a red 07 as well, not as many miles as yours but totally agree with your appraisal. Used to live up 101 a bit north of you at Paso Robles back in the mid 80's when I was in the Army, had an exchange thing going on between the US and Aust satellite bases. Loved CA, a lot like Aust in many ways. Stay safe, Barry (now in Tasmania, AU)
 

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Names Rob
stuck in the People’s Socialist Republic of Seattle

Red 07
19k
I’ve had it just a few months.
great bike, love it

I’m already doing the classic mods:
currently trying to solve an F1 indicator

full open air box lid, K&N
PCV
O2 sensor bypass
aftermarket exhaust
holeshot Corbin seat
forkbrace
upgraded headlamp bulbs
add auxiliary driving lights

Next:
remove secondary’s
install wideband O2 sensor for Autotune
Blockl/remove pcv
remove centerstand
raise handlebars 1/2 inch
 
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Names Rob
stuck in the People’s Socialist Republic of Seattle

Red 07
19k
I’ve had it just a few months.
great bike, love it

I’m already doing the classic mods:
currently trying to solve an F1 indicator

full open air box lid, K&N
PCV
O2 sensor bypass
aftermarket exhaust
holeshot Corbin seat
forkbrace
upgraded headlamp bulbs
add auxiliary driving lights

Next:
remove secondary’s
install wideband O2 sensor for Autotune
Blockl/remove pcv
remove centerstand
raise handlebars 1/2 inch
Removing the secondary throttle blades makes a huge difference above 6800 rpms, especially with a header. Removing the ugly center stand drops ~ 10 lbs.
 
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Removing the secondary throttle blades makes a huge difference above 6800 rpms, especially with a header. Removing the ugly center stand drops ~ 10 lbs.
Yes it doesn’t drop much.
but it’s a start, and I may get one of those lightweight batteries as well, and replace anything that is steel with aluminum that is an easy bolt on (diminishing returns...)

or just water fast for 3 weeks =]

I am curious of what decating might do as well
 
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Yes it doesn’t drop much.
but it’s a start, and I may get one of those lightweight batteries as well, and replace anything that is steel with aluminum that is an easy bolt on (diminishing returns...)

or just water fast for 3 weeks =]

I am curious of what decating might do as well
Adding fuel with a stock header is a recipe for disaster. The stock header pipe is very restrictive and the added fuel will kill the cat. Once you install a header, be sure to remap the PCV as more fuel is needed for the added flow. The PAIR system should be removed or blocked for more accurate air fuel ratio readings. You should remove the secondary throttle blades at the same time as you do the header install to save time and money on a remap of the PCV. Otherwise you will have to remap the PCV again when you remove the secondary throttle blades.
 
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Hello from Ohio just joined your forum the other day. I have a 2007 black 1250 that I bought 2 weeks ago. Previous bikes were a 650dr ,drz400sm and a 2008 Ducati hypermotard . Still have a 1998 Honda Valkyrie. After about 500 miles I think I'm really going to love the Bandit.
 
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