bulldog buyer

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by reven, Nov 10, 2004.

  1. reven

    reven Guest

    for my own reasons I am looking to buy a 2005 Yamaha BT1100 Bulldog

    If poss I would like to know if anyone has experience of what modifications
    should be made, in particular the exhaust, and also for comfort. I am also
    looking to fit side panniers.

    Any help from those that know, much appreciated

    reven, Nov 10, 2004
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    Ace Guest

    I didn't think they actually sold any of this model in the UK. Seen a
    few over here, though.
    Ace, Nov 10, 2004
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    Dr Zoidberg Guest

    They had it in the UK brochures.
    Whether they actually took money for one is possibly a different matter.


    "I laugh in the face of danger"
    "Then I hide until it goes away"

    Dr Zoidberg, Nov 10, 2004
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    Pip Guest

    Why buy a bike that has to be modified, FFS? Why not find one that
    suits your requirements without fucking about with it, or one with
    which you are familiar and know which mods to make?

    If you insist on buying a new bike that you don't know and fear may be
    uncomfortable, the reasons for your anticipated mods would be useful -
    the exhaust, for example: what do you want ... high level, underseat,
    race, quiet, freeflow, SuperfuckingTrapp, what?
    Pip, Nov 10, 2004
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    mups Guest

    Ace says...
    There's on knocking about central London with chromey bits and high level
    carbon cans on. Sounds nice...
    mups, Nov 10, 2004
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    Champ Guest

    ....said the former Bandit owner.
    Champ, Nov 10, 2004
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    ogden Guest

    I can't really see why anyone would want to modify a bandit, either.
    ogden, Nov 10, 2004
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    Eddie Guest

    Eddie, Nov 10, 2004
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    sweller Guest

    So it uses less petrol?
    sweller, Nov 10, 2004
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    Lozzo Guest

    Eddie says...
    You can get as much power from a Bandit 1200 by fitting an aftermarket
    road legal can, like a Micron, rather than a race can.
    Lozzo, Nov 10, 2004
  11. reven

    Eddie Guest

    That's still a modification.

    I was more specifically raising the issue of a certain person having
    added a race (or, if you prefer 'aftermarket') can to a certain
    motorcycle which he claims he couldn't see why anyone would want to
    Eddie, Nov 10, 2004
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    Lozzo Guest

    Eddie says...
    Lozzo, Nov 10, 2004
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    Ben Blaney Guest

    I'm yet to see a Bandit 1200 with a road legal can and 129bhp at the
    rear wheel.
    Ben Blaney, Nov 10, 2004
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    Lozzo Guest

    Ben Blaney says...
    Why shouldn't it be possible? ZX10s make more than 140bhp and they have
    legal cans, as do GSXR1000 and any number of modern sports bikes. Just
    because a bike has a loud can doesn't mean it's any more powerful.
    Lozzo, Nov 10, 2004
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    ogden Guest

    That was a pre-emptive move so that if I crashed, I'd not damage the
    stock can. :p
    ogden, Nov 10, 2004
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    Eddie Guest

    Pity the stock can was already scratched, really...
    Eddie, Nov 10, 2004

  17. They don't plan to - it's forced on them when they crash it.
    The Older Gentleman, Nov 10, 2004
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    Pip Guest

    Would Sir care to list that mods that I carried out to my Bandit?

    I'll start Sir off:

    Kevlar Scorpion can (good for 10bhp and making peds aware)
    Pulled connection to ignition advance restrictor
    Rear sprocket +2 teeth
    Utilised to heavily modify side of TNT Fiesta van

    If Sir can think of anything else ...
    Pip, Nov 10, 2004
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    Nigel Eaton Guest

    Using the patented Mavis Beacon "Hunt&Peck" Technique, Pip
    Pucker marks in the saddle?

    Nigel - Manufacturer of the "Champion-105" range of rearsets

    ZZR1100, Enfield 500 Curry House Racer "The Basmati Rice Burner",
    Honda GL1000K2 (On its hols) Kawasaki ZN1300 Voyager "Oh, Oh, It's so big"
    Nigel Eaton, Nov 10, 2004
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    Lozzo Guest

    Pip says...
    Renntec sports rack.
    Lozzo, Nov 10, 2004
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