1992 Suzuki GSF 400 Bandit

SOLD FOR: $3,250

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on May 28, 2024

Winner: b********y

Winning Bid: $3,000
Buyer Fee: $250
Total: $3,250

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Please note: The seller is offering to help with delivery of this Bandit within a six hour drive of Colfax, Iowa.

Click here for an VINData Motorcycle History Report on this 1992 Suzuki GSF 400 Bandit. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

Americans typically think of the Bandit as a 600 or 1,200, but Suzuki also made them in 250 and 400 variants – the latter of which was exported to the US for only a couple of years.

When the 400 Bandit was offered to the US for the first time, Cycle World said “as a styling exercise…it may be the most exciting bike of 1991, regardless of country of origin.” A couple of decades later, and it still looks interesting. Suzuki first created the model in 1989, but the US wouldn’t get it for another couple of years. By that point it cost $3,699, made approximately 55 horsepower, and weighed just 419 pounds with the tank full. Other basic specs included a 114 mph top speed and fuel economy of 42 mpg.

It’s a hard-to-find bike that reminds some of a baby Ducati Monster thanks to the trellis frame, but this is a much rarer sight on American roads.

This example is VIN: JS1GK75A2N2100187. The seller purchased the bike and a second 1993 Bandit 400 as a donor bike as part of a barn find August 2023 in Wichita, Kansas. As a winter project he pulled apart the ’93 and used those parts on this ’92 frame. He states, “So it’s basically mostly 1993 components in a 1992 frame. Pretty much everything but the frame and swingarm from the 5,648 mile 1993 Bandit went onto the 1992 Bandit, with the exception of already listed parts that I either purchased or had on hand.” He has provided a link to the Facebook ad of the two bikes he purchased.

The odometer shows 5,729 miles, however, true mileage unknown. The seller has provided a VIN report of the ’93 donor bike from which the odometer and engine originated. The donor bike was branded salvage in 1996 and the odometer reading at the time was 3,697 miles.

Per the seller, “I did a valve check on the motor last fall and they were all pretty close to in-spec (and adjusted to spec as I checked them), as one would expect of a low-mile motor. It looked as it had never been opened up.” Please see the album up top for detailed photos of the project. The seller has provided the following condition report of the work completed on this Bandit:

-New NOS front fender
-Very good condition but not perfect. Wheels not powdercoated and have a few small blemishes but are good shape and straight.

Powdercoated parts
-Swingarm, swingarm brace, swingarm end caps
-Upper triple & handlebar clamp
-Rider and passenger rearsets
-Radiator guard and trip pieces

-Ultrasonically cleaned all components (front & rear calibers and master cylinders)
-New Parts Unlimited master cylinder rebuild kit
-Rebuilt front caliper with new OEM front caliper seals and pistons
-New EBC HH front brake pads
-New K&L rear master cylinder rebuild kit
-Rebuild rear caliper with new OEM rear calipers seals
-Used but serviceable rear brake pads
-New front and rear Galfer SS brake lines
-Honda DOT 4 brake fluid front & rear

-Replaced bent upper for tubes with straight used OEM tubes
-Rebuilt front forks with:
-New OEM fork seals
-New OEM dust seals
-New OEM crush washers
-10W Maxima fork oil @ 105mm fork oil height
-Springs measured at 10.5” (service limit is > 10.3)

-Purchased with 5,648 miles
-New NKG CR8EK spark plugs
-Engine oil drained & flushed
-Cooling system flushed & replaced with Honda HP coolant
-Valves checked & adjusted

Fuel tank cleaned and treated

-Ultrasonically cleaned, rebuilt, and balanced
-LiteTek Carb rebuild kit
-New Mikuni 105 mains jets
-New Mikuni 32.5 pilot jets
-New OEM pilot jet rubber plugs for carbs
-New K&N float needles
-New OEM needle jets
-2 ¼ turns out on A/F screws
-Replaced one original float with parts on hand
-New OEM fuel lines
-New OEM breather hose
-New OEM vacuum hose
-New OEM air filter
-Inspected & leak tested original petcock

Misc Electrical Tests/Inspections:
-Coil test: Primary Left 3.5 Ohm, Right 3.5 Ohm
-Secondary coil test: Left 33 K Ohm, Right 34.7 K Ohm
-Signal Generator: 99 Ohm
-Starter Relay: Tested good
-Regulator/rectifier: Tested good
-Cleaned all electrical contacts on main wiring harness and accessories
-Replaced clutch switch with NOS unit
-Disassembled & cleaned right and left control pods/switches
-All lights and switches work. No electrical gremlins whatsoever
-2x turn signals replaced with OEM style K&S turn signals

Chassis Bearings:
-New steering head bearings (had parts on hand)
-New IKO swingarm bearings
-New Nachi front & rear wheel bearings

-New DID 525VO chain
-Original (5,648 miles) front & rear sprockets were serviceable and retained

-Clutch cable, throttle cable, and choke cable replaced with newer cables I had on hand
-New OEM bodywork mounting grommets
-Many fasteners replaced with new or better shape OEM units

Frame-up rebuild.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Bridgestone Battlax tires with date codes of 2813 and 2016.

The sale includes three keys.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:

Currently located in Colfax, Iowa, this Suzuki is offered on a clean Iowa title. Have any Bandit 400 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Colfax, Iowa






Bandit 400


True Mileage Unknown





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Private Party/Dealership

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Total Bids Placed: 7

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: b********y

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
b********y May 27, 2024 10:49 am PDT $3,000 Reserve
r***c May 27, 2024 10:49 am PDT $2,000 Auto
r***c May 25, 2024 8:51 am PDT $1,900 Auto
s********k May 25, 2024 8:51 am PDT $1,800
r***c May 21, 2024 4:19 pm PDT $1,600 Auto
s**********s May 21, 2024 4:19 pm PDT $1,500
r***c May 21, 2024 2:07 pm PDT $1
Auction started May 21, 2024 9:35 am PDT
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