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Old 02-07-2018, 04:17 AM   #1
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Default Trouble fitting B12 bandit headers

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Iv got my 05 b12 bandit mounted nicely in my 96 Kat. But are having grief getting the b12 headers to play the game.
The headers line up perfect at the head and under the sump. But have clearance issues around right fairing and belly fairing to the point of not being able to be used without some serious cutting or pulling out of shape.

Iím not sure what year b12 headers Iíve been supplied with. Is there a different between years?
Has anyone tried the UK Black Widow GSF1200 headers?

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Old 02-09-2018, 06:32 AM   #2
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Would it be possible to take the header that you have now, and cut it off after the collector? In essence, making it shorter. Then go an automotive muffler shop and have them bend up a piece of stainless making a joiner pipe to the muffler.
This way, you could keep your existing header without having to purchase another one?
I too am installing a B12 into a smaller Katana but I'm not where you are yet.
Others have mentioned that cutting of the bodywork is necessary when fitting the B12.
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Old 02-09-2018, 09:07 AM   #3
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Would it be possible to take the header that you have now, and cut it off after the collector? In essence, making it shorter. Then go an automotive muffler shop and have them bend up a piece of stainless making a joiner pipe to the muffler.
This way, you could keep your existing header without having to purchase another one?
I too am installing a B12 into a smaller Katana but I'm not where you are yet.
Others have mentioned that cutting of the bodywork is necessary when fitting the B12.
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Old 02-10-2018, 01:32 AM   #4
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Would it be possible to take the header that you have now, and cut it off after the collector? In essence, making it shorter. Then go an automotive muffler shop and have them bend up a piece of stainless making a joiner pipe to the muffler.
This way, you could keep your existing header without having to purchase another one?
I too am installing a B12 into a smaller Katana but I'm not where you are yet.
Others have mentioned that cutting of the bodywork is necessary when fitting the B12.
I though about this when I first couldnít get them to fit right, but was put off by the fact that the original B12 bandit headers are double skinned, making mods that much more difficult and with the H pipes adding to the problem also.
I was hoping I may of had the wrong model!
I ended up buying a set of aftermarket Delkevic GSF1200 headers they look to be a lot tighter, also have the option to remove the troubled #4 pipe for mods if needed. Delkevic have been awesome to deal with so far.

Will keep updated on the fit.

Throttle cable and oil cooler fitting to sort now.
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Post some pictures when you can. Us Canadians need something to look at other then snow.

On anther note: Are you going to use the B12 oil cooler or the one out of the Katana?
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Okay, Maynard. Looks like you're needed front and center.
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Who? Me? I donít play bandits.... my yoshi header didnít fit with the belly fairing. I let it run with the fairing jammed on till it started to melt, turned it off and let it go till it cooled, peeled it off the header and cut around the melted part. No more issues.
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My Delkevic headers turned up and fitted like a glove! They fit between the side fairing mounts perfect and only have to cut out the belly pan a little bit.
I need to do a bit of tweeking to the delkevic bandit link pipe that was supplied to make it fit right. But worked out ok.
I'm running a GSX750F oil cooler and made up some custom oil lines and bottom mounts.
I'm still trying to work out how to add photos. Fitting the b12 to my frame seemed easier than uploading some photos!
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My Delkevic headers turned up and fitted like a glove! They fit between the side fairing mounts perfect and only have to cut out the belly pan a little bit.
I need to do a bit of tweeking to the delkevic bandit link pipe that was supplied to make it fit right. But worked out ok.
I'm running a GSX750F oil cooler and made up some custom oil lines and bottom mounts.
I'm still trying to work out how to add photos. Fitting the b12 to my frame seemed easier than uploading some photos!
lol! all you have to do to upload photos is find any photo hosting website, upload to that website then right click the image, select copy image location, then in your post click the image button up top and paste that url in the field. boom done!
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