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Discussion in 'Bikes for Sale' started by Dozers Dad, Mar 6, 2018.

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  1. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    Hi Folks,

    I'm giving serious consideration to selling my 2006 Bandit 1200 SAK6? I love it but I have too many toys. Some, if not most of which? Just don't get used enough?

    It's the last of the original 1200 air/oil cooled engines that Suzuki fitted to the later 1250 frame.
    This gives the you grunt & simplicity of the original bomb proof engine. Coupled with the better frame, forks, ABS brakes, adjustable seat height & digital speedo etc of the later 1250 bike.
    It's only covered 26700 miles & it's wanted for nothing. Both tyres are like new as are the chain & sprockets. The wheels were powder coated approx 500 miles ago & new wheel bearing were fitted at the same time. Basically, it needs no money spending on it any time soon.

    The extras fitted Inc. ...
    Rear hugger (not fitted in the photo below)
    Front mudguard extender
    Chrome engine bars
    Chrome oil cooler cover/stone guard
    Hawk Racing silencer with removable baffle (road legal with baffle fitted)
    Aftermarket screen with adjustable flip
    Heated grips
    Fancy chrome rear axle nut
    Carbon fibre covered heel guards
    Blue reflective rim tapes
    etc

    I've owned several Bandit 1200's since 1998. This is by far the best in terms of being a fantastic all rounder. Having owned so many similar bikes. I could probably go on Mastermind with Suzuki Bandits as my specialist subject? :kissing:

    Having looked around at the prices. I think £2500 would be a bargain. So that's the non negotiable price to a forum member on here. If I advertise it elsewhere, I'll be asking a few 100 quid more.

    I guess that if I was a bit more serious about selling it? I'd be putting it on Ebay. Not on a Triumph forum? It does need to go to a new home though. Where hopefully it will be used more?

    Here's the only photo I have of it. It was taken last summer. However, nothing has changed apart from a few more coats of polish being added. Plus a handful of embarrassingly low miles. Hence the reason it needs a new home!

    I live in Northampton. Feel free to PM me if your interested?
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  2. stollydriver

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    That' one of the cleanest bandits I've seen. Nice
     
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  3. Gary_P

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    Stunning bike DD, I hope it finds a good home, it is a bargain for someone.
     
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  4. Sprinter

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    Good looking bike, and Im sure its in perfect nick.
     
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  5. dilligaf

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    Aw...c’mon £2500:eek:
    Wadya really gonna take for it :rolleyes:

    Paint it BLACK :cool: & I’ll think about it :p
     
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  6. Dozers Dad

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    #6 Dozers Dad, Mar 6, 2018
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2018
    Cheers Sprinter,

    Like myself, your a perfectionist with borderline OCD! That's not a bad thing at all mate. Until somebody asks either of us for an opinion on any vehicle?

    I can't say the Bandit is our ultra picky idea of mint. Mainly because of it's age. However, I've yet to hear a negative comment regarding it's condition?

    I have a private plate on it which obviously hides it's true age. Last summer a guy at a bike meet asked me if it was a new model? As he'd never seen one before? I explained it wasn't new or a special build. When I said it was a genuine Suzuki factory bike & 11yrs old. He was genuinely amazed it was that old.

    I'm confident there isn't a better example of a K6 model for sale in this condition for a lower price mate.

    I've seen one with only 12,000 miles but the owner wants £3600 & there's this scruffy looking example for £3000....
    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/152748135576
    Having had a quick look at the competition. I think I'm under selling mine? However, I didn't pay top dollar when I bought it a couple of years ago. As it came with an ABS fault that the previous owners Suzuki dealer couldn't fix. Only because they were half wits. Who insisted on throwing loads parts at it when it was a really simple fix!
    Basically, I'm asking for what I feel the bike owes me plus something for the extras I've added.
     
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  7. Dozers Dad

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    It's very dark metallic blue dilli. With your dodgy eyes, it could easily be black? :p
     
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  8. dilligaf

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    Hope you get your sale mate :)
    It looks very well looked after and at that price it’s a bargain :grinning:
    My Bandit 1200 was one of the best bikes I ever had :cool:
    Had more fun/adventures with the Bandit than I had with any other bike :)
     
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  9. Dougie D

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    Really tidy looking bike Jez,you should be able to sell it no problem:) will you be holding on to one of your triumphs?
     
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  10. Tiglet

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    Very nice and tidy bike Jez, you shouldn’t have any problems selling her.
     
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  11. steve lovatt

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    Superb bike mate and the correct colour.
    Hope it sells quickly for you.:cool:
     
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  12. tcbandituk

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    Looks really nice :cool:

    Just glad you weren't selling it last year when I sold my Mk1, otherwise I might have had another Bandit in the garage ! :p
     
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  13. Dozers Dad

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    Cheers Dougie,

    Originally the plan was to keep the Bandit as my main bike & the Sprint as a high days & holidays toy.
    I'm not sure who I thought I was trying to kid though mate?
    I do so few miles these days. I don't really need one bike. Let alone two! :kissing:
     
  14. Bad Billy

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    Bandit looks in great condition DD and must sell at that price, season just going to start, I have used Gumtree with great success to sell a few bikes, always get a good response and its free!
    I know what you mean regarding justifying keeping 2 bikes, I used to have one (TDM900) for commuting/taking my missus on back and a Daytona for fun time scratching. My missus went out less & less, then I got a company car so the TDM went followed by the Daytona & bought an RSV-R for doing more track days. I spent a few years when times were hard for us buying older bikes and bringing them back to their former glory as I couldn't justify spending loads of money on what had become a toy. I did think quite hard when buying the new 765RS last year but ended up getting a nearly new one and saved a load of money over a brand spanker.
     
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  15. Dozers Dad

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    Cheers Billy,

    Long story short....

    I had a big accident in 2005. I should have quit bikes then.
    I've stuck with it but my yearly mileage has got less & less each year. The Bandit is due an MOT next month. Last night I checked the mileage on the current MOT.
    I've done less that 100 miles in a year! :confused:

    The 98 Triumph Sprint I own. Will hopefully become an appreciating modern classic? So keeping that & using it like I've been using (not using) the Bandit. Can almost be justified from the perspective of keeping the mileage low.

    I know I'll regret selling the Bandit. However, at the moment it seems daft to keep it mate?
     
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  16. Bad Billy

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    Sorry to hear about the accident, but you kept riding :cool: which not everyone does after a big off.
    It shame but if you're doing a 100 miles between MOT's then you don't need it I guess, I had a 1996 Sprint in Racing Green, it was my first Triumph, for what its worth, if I had to choose between that and the Bandit I too would keep the Triumph.
     
  17. Dozers Dad

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    The following statement will probably get me chased off the forum. With pitchforks & flaming torches?.... o_O

    The Bandit is a much better bike than the Triumph!
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    The Triumph is only getting to stay for the reason I mentioned Billy.

    BTW.... Thanks for the kind words but my accident didn't involve any vehicles (for a change!) It happened at work. It just happens to have f#cked up my bike riding :confused:
     
  18. Bad Billy

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    INCOMING!!! :cold_sweat:
     
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  19. tcbandituk

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    Keep the Bandit ! :D
    Sell the Sprint ! :zzz:

    I actually part ex'd a 3 month old Sprint for a new Bandit 12 back in 1999, the Sprint was so bad (I think it was a Friday special) - oil leak from the sump, brakes kept fading, unstable at speed.
    Never regretted getting rid of it, only that I didn't get back into Triumphs for another 15 years.....

    Don't know much about classic bikes but, in my opinion, the last oil cooled engined Bandit model, that is a relatively limited edition, (albeit not deliberately) is more likely to give a good return long term rather than a 98 Sprint, of which there's plenty around even now.
     
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  20. Dozers Dad

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    That is certainly an interesting point TC.

    Your right, it is the last of the proper GSXR1100 derived engines. I just don't see Bandits as collectors items. Mainly due to them being everywhere at one time.
    Your also right about the K6 only having a production run of 1yr.

    Maybe I should re think the idea of keeping both of them?
    They do make very pretty garage ornaments! :blush:
     
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