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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 05-06-2014, 04:01 PM   #21
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Default Re: 2008+ Hayabusa fork onto Bandit 1250.

Well, went to the shop today and had the tires switched over. My Pilot Power 3 was nearly new so I had that put onto the Hayabusa rim.

But the steering stem was a disaster. Instead of pressing out it bent and now the bottom looks like an egg instead of a circle. And the Bandit lower tree bent also. Shit.

So now I need to find a steering stem. And the only ones for sale on ebay include a lower tree which I really do not need. Oh, and they are $325.

Maybe a custom built one?

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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 06-06-2014, 12:24 PM   #22
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Well I got ahold of a Bandit 1200 lower tree and steering stem. It is the same part number as the 1250. Made a narrow cut in the lower tree since I am not gonna use it, heated it up a bit with a propane torch, and tapped it out with a hammer.

I have been unsuccessful finding a shop to press out the Hayabusa stem and press in the Bandit one. And I am sick of waiting. Tomorrow I am going to Harbor Freight and buying a 20 ton shop press.

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Default Re: 2008+ Hayabusa fork onto Bandit 1250.

Whennall else fails... do it your damnnself ..

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Whennall else fails... do it your damnnself ..

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Indeed. This is why I have done all of the work to my Firebird over the last 15 years. Including engine, clutch, and rearend swaps in the driveway. Except mounting and balancing tires. Because I don't have the equipment.

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Default Re: 2008+ Hayabusa fork onto Bandit 1250.

Purchased a 20 ton shop press. Got it loosly assembled but nothing lines up because the floor is uneven. It was too hot to keep at it so I left it loose. Will use some 1/8" steel plate for shims to get it even before I run everything tight with the impact wrench.

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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 06-17-2014, 09:04 AM   #26
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Default Re: 2008+ Hayabusa fork onto Bandit 1250.

Sunday I got the steering stems swapped, new bearings packed and pressed on, and the Hayabusa lower tree and steering stem installed on the frame. Now to make a bracket to mount the gauge cluster to the Hayabusa top tree. And change fork oil. And start reassembly!!!

Last night Last night I spent a little while making up new brackets for the gauge pod to mount to the Hayabusa top clamp, got the top clamp installed loose and managed to get the handle bars and 1" up/1" back risers on loose. That made the clutch hydraulic line a little tight.....so I might take those risers off......we will see. But it is starting to look like a motorcycle again!

Will not be able to work on it today and maybe not Wed. but I will do a little Thur, Fri, Sat, and if needed Sun. I think the hardest part from here on in is going to be the new brake line routing and bleeding.

Oh, and wheel paint and clear does not appear to work in a fiberglass front fender. Sections of it just rubbed off like a stripper was working on it. More sanding and a different paint and clear needed....

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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 06-19-2014, 05:12 PM   #27
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Default Re: 2008+ Hayabusa fork onto Bandit 1250.

Progress and a set back....
Forks installed, triple clamps installed, handle bar and gauge pod installed, tire installed. Went to put the brake calipers on and the right (throttle side) caliper is resting on the disc .
Turns out there is a spacer for the right side of the axle that was left out of my order.
Here are a few pics of the progress..
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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 06-25-2014, 01:02 AM   #28
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Default Re: 2008+ Hayabusa fork onto Bandit 1250.

FINISHED!!! (Sort of). The front fender needs a repaint, and I need the correct spacer for the front axle instead of the slightly too big axle bearing race I had laying around from an axle swap and ground down, and the brass brake pad spring clips. But it puts around the neighborhood fine.

The forks are too stiff. But there are adjustments for that. Might need to take out some fork oil. But that can all be dealt with.

Now, PICS!
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Default Re: 2008+ Hayabusa fork onto Bandit 1250.

FINISHED!!!

Got the correct axle spacer and brake pad spring clips installed. Also took out 20cc of fork oil from each fork. MUCH more compliant ride. And the compression adjusters are in the center of the range...so I can go softer or stiffer if I want to!

Happy Bandit Hybrid Owner!!

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Default Re: 2008+ Hayabusa fork onto Bandit 1250.

I was checking your thread and could you please explain or post some more picture about closer view of fork extensions ? I m going on a same way, to install busa front end and at the moment thinking which will be the best and strongest way to keep the original height of the bandit.
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