Any time man... you guys are all gonna look pretty funny when you buy your own b12 cuz anybody that's around here long enough eventually succumbs to the pressure and winds up with one one way or another lol
YOU CAN DANCE WITH MINE IF YOU WANT TO...ITS ALREADY GOT THE HAYABUSA FRONT END INSTALLED JUST NEEDS A BETTER REAR SHOCK.Hell yeah, new sig. :thumbsup:
In my god honest opinion the only redeeming quality the big old B12 has in the handling department is the massive modern radial tires coupled with the unstoppable brake system. Other than that you have to be one ballsy rider to push a Bandit to the ragged edge without having a bunch of years under you whilst riding vintage machinery sporting ragged edge bias ply tires barely brought back to life with a little brake fluid treatment to soften them back up.
My old B12 had a character that is a quality only found in bigger naked machines like the B12 and the ZRX's... they head shake at the limit. Not just a little weave that makes you uneasy, this is comfortable, but when you get pushing into the slight bit of front end walking about you end up with what my buddies that rode my B12, and I as well, coined to be, "Rowing the boat.", describing the motion your arms do on the bars as it is wobbling out of the apexes trying to break free the rear end at full tilt. It isn't as disconcerting as you would imagine though, it's just crappy suspension and a hefty 500+lb curb weight. Nothing to be scared of at all.
I still want to run a naturally aspirated B12 at a road course pushing it full go on film though. If I could ride one again, like I did all those years ago, it would look like a mad man dancing with suicide itself... but it sure is alotta fun! :nuts: