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We test used Suzuki GSF 600 S Bandit – durable Olejak (photo)

Posted by admin on Dec 26, 2012 in Top news

Among some machines wheelers lovers enjoy an opinion cult. Without a doubt, this group should Suzuki Bandit 600 of the years 1995-2004. [5]

Photo by Charles Biela

For some it is a Suzuki Bandit motorcycle, which embodies the classic carburettors powered machine with shiny exhaust manifolds and without unnecessary interference of electronic systems.

Others say that is simply durable and cheap to maintain universal machine, which will check in daily commuting as well as weekend trips further.

Do you might be interested in used Suzuki Bandit and what to look for when buying szescsetki in Hamamatsu?

Legend Bandits

The beginning of a whole gang of Bandits gave the models GSF 250 and GSF 400, whose production started in 1989.

In 1995, he appeared on the market model GSF 600 N (naked) and a year later, she landed her first version of the S polowiewka.

This motorcycle was driven by the strain from the more sporty GSX-F 600 unit with SACS (Suzuki Advanced Cooling System) – takes place at the same time cooling the air and oil. With this solution, just that 4-cylinder Suzuki structures is called colloquially olejakiem.

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Szesnastozaworowy engine with two overhead camshafts and a carburetor power reaches 78 kW at 10 500 rev. / Min. And maximum torque achieved at 9 500 r. / Min. Is 54 Nm.

This is not a bad result, but you can not forget that Suzuki GSF 600 Bandit S first generation weighs about 200 pounds without driver and fuel oil, which limits some of his temperament.

In 1996, the manufacturer began production of Hamamatsu Bandit 1200 engine from the GSX-R1100, which initially was to buy a naked version, and later (in 1997) and also polowiewka.

Both small and large Bandit had a lot in common, like a very robust double-cradle steel frame made up of welded profiles.

In 2000 the company presented the heavily refreshed Suzuki clan bandits. The biggest changes have occurred in comparison to the model years 1995-2000 were related applications such as wider tires (front 120/60/17 – rear 160/60/17 instead of 110/70/17 and 150/70/17 earlier), a new frame, or the more capacious fuel tank (up from 19 to 20 liters), as well as larger fairing, which protects other drivers even more momentum against air or rain.

Copies produced after May also upgrading other carburetor with throttle position sensor, which improved engine response at rolgazem movements, especially at low and medium engine speeds.

Apart from that Bandity gained new sets of indicators which, speedometer and tachometer pass through the rock in. When the ignition.

The models are equipped with the modernization of the back of the couch below the hooks for easy mounting trunks, and passengers were given a centrally mounted handle.

In 2002, he set added to the cockpit fuel level indicator . What really made it easier to plan, especially on longer routes, stops at petrol stations.

Since we are already at the index of fuel, its good to know that last pitch glowing with the flashing symbol distributor means that in Baku there is approximately 6 liters of fuel, which will allow us to cover a distance up to 100 kilometers.

If, however, the last segment starts blinking, along with the symbol of the distributor, it must be quickly dotankowac motorcycle, because in Baku more or less remained the 2.5-liter petrol.

Suzuki GSF 600 S Bandit: engine and transmission

Among the most users Suzuki GSF 600 Bandit S no opinions durable and reliable motorcycle. After all, when you buy note the visual condition of the drive unit.

No full fairing will facilitate checking whether such seals around the alternator declaration left no oil flows out, which may suggest that the item mentioned the grinding.

They just protruding from the frame, engine parts we can easily verify such after numerous scratches and cracks that had sold a copy of any serious accidents.

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Pay special attention to wet around the oil drain plug. Japanese spared some money on the item, which I think everyone has poukrecane Bandit threads on the screw.

If the engine seems disturbing noises, you probably need to check for valve clearance. The rough, the drive unit can mean a need for carburetor synchronization.

Medium burning Suzuki GSF 600 Bandit S oscillates between 5-6 liters per 100 kilometers, although the extra-urban quiet you drive you can get off even up to 4.5 liters.

The trip to the racetrack will increase the demand for gasoline to 8-9 liters.

The power transmission wet multi-disc clutch is responsible and sequential 6-speed gearbox, which works smoothly and easily withstand harsher treatment.

When I put another Bandita on winterizing the garage and then after a few months I will add to the battery we can be slightly irritating.

After shooting one or the other will not be the starter Olejak wanted to surprise you, but its very common for these structures. Just wait a bit and try again, maybe two.

Moreover, these power users complain about motorcycle carburetors too slowly warming up the engine, but in the end needed a little time to 3.5 liters of oil (with filter) has acquired the operating temperature.

Suzuki GSF 600 S Bandit: suspension and tires

The Japanese engineers put forward the classic fork without any possibility of adjustment.

Stiffness of this element is appropriate, although the course is duplicate row 20-30 thousand km may appear larger banging snatch with a fork, or during emergency braking.

If, however, we are watching the course of a motorcycle is much smaller, and the front suspension with a light shoot rozbujaniu dry it might be of such lag after straightening complex were wrong.

Suzuki GSF 400
Suzuki GSF 400

The central element in many works resorujaco-damping with adjustable spanner via spring preload and rebound damping (problematic change settings).

Two-arm swing arm made of steel, in which the chain tensioning mechanism.

The original set of driving (two Transmission Gears and chain of about 112 cells) can withstand about 15-20 thousand kilometers, although if someone likes to use often almost interval the engine power will of course shorten.

On the other hand, if the horse Suzuki GSF 600 Bandit S will be peaceful, and endeavor to give the landlord cleaned regularly and lubricate chain, then life will be greatly extended gear.

As we mentioned already the upgrade in 2000, went to the front rim tire in size 120/60/17 and on the back has been slipper 160/60/17.

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Original tires are mounted in the factory Bridgestone BT 56, but the exchange Dunlopy chosen better Roadsmart . Compared to the original Dunlopy slippers are simply better in every aspect (greater grip in the wet, better handling in deep seams, etc.).

Layout braking Suzuki GSF 600 Bandit S

The slowing Suzuki GSF 600 Bandit S correspond to three discs. At the front are working dwutloczkowe cooperating terminals with two floating discs with a diameter of 290mm.

When the rear wheel also used dwutloczkowy bracket and shield has 240-millimeter diameters.

Frontal quite efficiently get the job done, although competing motorcycles in May slightly better heble, like manufactured since 1998 Honda CB 600 F Hornet.

For the operation of the system is almost modulate, compared to rivals, weight Bandita.

If it comes to the rear brakes it is difficult to feel it, although the pedal has a system of regulation. Either the pressure on the lever is too small or too large, which leads to blocking of the rear wheels.

Unfortunately, brake lines, as is the case today in the Japanese motorcycle Big Four (Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha) are rubber. Therefore, a good solution is to install the wires Bandic in a steel braided.

Suzuki GSF 600 S Bandit – technical data:

Years of production: 2000-2004

MOT: every 6000 km

Oil change: every 6000 km

Engine: 4-cylinder in-line, 4 valves per cylinder and oil-cooled piwietrzem

Capacity: 599 ccm

Power System: 4 Keihin carburetors CVR32

Transmission: Chain drive, multi-disc clutch in oil bath

Suzuki GSF 400
Suzuki GSF 400
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Suzuki GSF 400
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