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Guess who? Haha.


Right, basically for ages now I have felt like the bars are a bit of a stretch after a while of riding. I was reading through the haynes about how to bleed the brake system, and it said to get the resivour "as level as possible" when on the center stand. I had a look at my own, and the resivour is definitely not level, no matter how the bars are turned, so I am thinking the bars have twisted within the holders and have twisted forwards, making it further to reach, if that makes sense? Its certainly possible, as its hit the floor 4 times whilst i have had it. (Not all were my fault)


Anyway, could anyone take a photo of their bandit either on the center stand so I can see how level the brake res. should be, and/or with the steering fully to one side or the other so I can see how far the bars should be from the tank.

Thanks :D

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Hiya


First off, there is no right or wrong for how your bars are positioned, you can tweak them back and forwards as far as they will safely go to suit your size, as long as the controls are all accessible and the cables are not binding.


The reservoir, just needs to be level on top, so put the bars back to make it easier for you to reach, then adjust the reservoir level. This will obviously angle the brake lever up or down to, so you will then want to adjust your clutch lever so it is level with the brake lever, you don't want one higher than the other.


Just thought, some bikes have a small hole in the bars, and a peg inside the switch gear to stop it turning on the bar, this may restrict you adjustability, but if it's been dropped and the lever has moved, this has probably gone anyway now if it was there to start with.

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thankies to both. I presumed there was a set place for the bars to be, I wanted to get them back to origonal, but if it doesnt matter then I shall give it a try. And make sure no wires are caught or stretched of course!

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For my reservoir to be level I have to turn my handle bar as far as it will go to the left. I've never dropped it, thats just how it is and its the same case on many bikes so you may just be experiencing what is normal!


Or as normal as you can be with a bandit :lol:

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Just adjust the bars until the feel comfortable after you have done your brakes. (and put the res lid back on)


You can just twist the res around after you have set everything, no point in 'putting it back to factory' as most people would adjust them on a new bike to suit them anyway, its like with mirrors.

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Hi there, these any good to you mate?


http://www.holeshot.com/Bandit_1250/comf_bars.html


Bit expensive £240 our money, but if it get rid of the pains and discomforts meaning there's no need to change the bike its worth the money l think. I also see that this includes all the cables and connections.

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the switchgear does have a locating peg on the bandit but if its like mine it has been removed so the postion can be altered... i have the standard bars on mine and find i dont have to reach for them too much.. just slacken the bar clamps a smidge and rotate the bars to suit you then retighten..

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FML thats a lot of money! I will try adjusting my current ones first

Agree it expensive and there might be alternatives, but breaking it down with all the control connections it not so bad. If it makes the bike more comfortable to ride and gets rid of all the aches and pains then its a no brainer. The cost of changing the bike to one that suites your style and needs will cost you a hell of a lot more.

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