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High Mileage on Bandit: To Buy or Not To Buy

Post  Timewary on Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:19 pm

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Here is my dilema: A 2007 Suzuki Bandit with over 39,000 miles for sale. I've heard the bike run, but I notice some slight rattling on th right side of its engine. Of course that could be normal...or not. So I'd like to know what sort of maintenance problems should I expect in a bike of this age and use? Do you all think it would be worth buying?


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Re: High Mileage on Bandit: To Buy or Not To Buy

Post  Llantwit on Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:02 pm

Bandit engins will do 100000 before a major problem. I would go for that bike in a heart beat. Wink

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Re: High Mileage on Bandit: To Buy or Not To Buy

Post  kartl on Tue May 21, 2013 12:11 am

Well its not the mileage that matter its how the machine was being maintained and used.

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Re: High Mileage on Bandit: To Buy or Not To Buy

Post  patsy Yesterday at 6:17 pm

I have a 2003 bandit 1200 with 62,000 miles up on the clock. I'm the sole owner. Bike still runs like a dream. I service it religiously and do the valves as per manual. The only problem I had with the bike/engine, was recently she was getting a slight bit of a rattle from the camchain so I replaced it. So is quite as a mouse again and sounds as sweet as when I bought it 11 years ago.

As someone said already, its the servicing history I would be more interested in rather than the mileage. If the noises are coming from the top of your motor, it might be just valves. If its more lower down, I might be concerned.

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