1997 Suzuki Bandit 1200 (GSF 1200S)


May 20, 2005 - The Bandit decided to exit the pavement
while its previous owner was aboard!!
 

 
The right side took most of the damage.
The fairing was toast, the gauges were smashed to smithereens.
The tank also took a major impact but the crash bars saved the motor.
 
9/1/05 - After some major renovation and jettisoning the damaged parts, the Bandit is roadworthy once again.  I found some new gauges on eBay as well as a few other  parts.  Today was the day the Bandit found a new home in my garage.
 
The tank needed some work, so I promptly sanded down
 the damaged areas and prepped it for some renovation
 
Another view of the ding in the tank.
 
Stage one of bondo repair job
 
It took about 5 or 6 layers to fill in the damage
 
A lot of sanding was required too.
 
Primer!!
 
The Bandit it shown here outfitted in a cloaking device to hide it from my neighbors
 
More primer
 
WOOHOO!!!  The blue paint makes it look much better.
 
 
 
Body work needed repainted also
 
DONE!
I have some blue body piecesthat I bought off ebay that I will install someday.
I also bought some new crash bars (motor protection) and installed them. The ones that were on the bike got mangled during the crash. Had they not been there during the crash, the bike wouldn't have been salvageable - they saved the motor.
 

 


Updated 11/26/06