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alrighty then. first point of business in Hadley's Hope: if this is to be the nexus of MO's suzuki towne, what say we introduce ourselves and post some information about our iron steeds? what pilot you, squire? and why? please, try to keep your posts reality-oriented for those that might be considering a first big bike - or even just a change of wheels.

i suppose i'll start. my name's fumanchu, and i drive the luxurious and highly exclusive 1999 Bandit 600S. a widely sought-after and highly prized motorcycle, the bandit lavishes it's rider with accouterments that don't betray it's prohibitive price tag. among those appurtenances are a revolutionary multi-cylinder engine ingeniously designed to dissipate unwanted heat directly into the surrounding air, front and rear suspension - and not least of all, handle bars to help keep you in control of the massive 39 pound-feet of torque this refined land-rocket produces. as one would expect with a premium-class motorbike, front and rear wheels are standard equipment on all bandits.



entry into the fold of the banditisti isn't without its costs, but being a bandit owner often changes the way the world looks at you.
 

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suzuki's got a solid lineup (i mean solid, in that 1970's black panther way). unfortunately, i might have to wait a couple of years for the gsx 1400 to set its huggy-bear jackboots upon american shores. it strikes a similar pose to the kawi zrx1100 (a sweet bike in its own rite):


pimp.

hopefully the states are soon to get the naked bandit 650 as well. they have them here in europa, but with austria's socialist taxing system, i'll save buying such frivolities for after repatriation.

anywho... shi-zu-ki, did the rejet and aftermarket can give you a noticeable performance boost, or did it just act to smooth out the engine? (or both or neither?) There's a flat spot in my carburetion between roughly 4,000 and 5,000 rpm, and as a result I've been contemplating rejetting la bandita sucia. thanks in advance.
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Well, I've got the second-gen, and you've got the first...

Sorry to be so unhelpful.
no worries - i appreciate the thoughts. i didn't realize how different the 1st and 2nd generation B6 plants were (which apparently, they are). from the 2000 bandit 600s review:

"The [2nd generation] bandit 600S is a vastly improved motorcycle."

"Feeding the engine are new Keihin CVR 32mm carburetors with a throttle position sensor (TPS) that helps keep the ignition system in tune to what throttle setting the rider has set, thereby allowing the ignition system to adjust its map settings accordingly. The TPS, along with dual maps -- one for cylinders one and four and another for cylinders two and three -- allows the ignition system to optimize engine performance."

<thinking out loud> i suppose before i get distraught about the flat spot in my carburetion, i should see if that's just part and parcel with the design - maybe what i'm experiencing was one of the reasons Y2K bandit 600s received a new carb setup. it's just interesting that the flatness between 4 and 5k rpm only reared it's ugly head after i had the carbs sync'd, which leads me to believe that the previous owner's husband had 'tuned around' this design flaw somehow. (he did say that he does all of the work on their hayabusa himself - so he might have the skillz. additionally, the shop said that my carbs had been "voll verstellt" - the settings had been "radically changed" at sometime before i owned it.) the shop might have simply returned the carburetion to (flawed) spec during the 6,000km service. things that make you go hmmm. </thinking out loud>
 
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