Flogged It Friday! Suzuki Bandit 1200 Engine.
“One owner from new.”This Suzuki Bandit 1200 had been purchased and owned by just one single owner since 1998, until May this year when I bought into it.
I had originally planned to use the bike, but shortly after buying it I realised I hated the green colour and that was that! I tried to sell it on whole first, but soon got bored of the numpty questions to seller, so I decided to break it for parts.“What happened to the exhaust?” With twenty five years worth of road crud on the front of the motor, it was little surprise when I discovered the exhaust bolts to the head had no interest in coming undone nicely. The first one simply sheared in half when some pressure was applied. The other seven all looked equally manky! The only way to liberate the engine from the frame was to carry out some major surgery. This involved a grinder and some ignorance. Sparks flew and eventually the motor was free! “What did it make?” Typically a decent Bandit 1200 motor makes at least £400. This one obviously needed time and effort to remove the remains of the headers before it could be used. Thing is, this was one of the quietest and smoothest Bandit twelve motors I’ve had for a long time. The fact that it had only had one keeper was a novelty factor too!
At £250 it was a cheap lump!
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