Yep, we're planning on doing nasty
things to a Suzuki Bandit 1200. Injection is only Stage One, though.
Stage Two is to duct all those exhaust gases into a whirly thing.
There's no way in a pink fit that hamfisted clowns like us could use
all the power of a turbo Bandit on the street, but hey - it's gonna
be fun to try!
For some strange reason (and it's
not Superglue), Steve is very attached to his little Yamaha SRV250. Stock,
they sound like a sewing machine, but Steve's got a custom pipe on his
and it sounds quite nice. It's not tuned properly, though. The local Mikuni
distributor hasn't even heard of it's BDS26 carbies, so getting jets is
a bit of a problem. It's much easier just to dump the carbs in the bin
and start again - with injection.
Currently ~40bhp"Yeah mate, it sure is a real 246 GT!" And they actually believe us! Yep, there really is one born every minute... Depressing, really.
Well, actually, it's an Aussie-made Condor body kit on a VW Beetle floorpan motivated by a Ford Kent 1600, presumably from an Escort. The good news is that it's got a hugely lumpy race cam, custom 4-2-1 'zorst and a dual-throat Weber with minimal filtration. The bad news includes a blown head gasket, minimal compression (and hence mumbo) and rooted syncros in the cogbox. Bouncy and stoppy bits are bog-stock '64 Dub and they're pretty average. 800kgs doesn't take much to stop, but there's plenty of room for improvement here.