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post #16 of 214
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I dont intend to do any racing and in 2.5 years of driving I havent had a single incident (touch wood). I have a safe-driver endorsement on my license and - YES - I am very aware of the risks involved.

Part of the reason why I decided to take a risk with a bike instead of a nice car is because I dont plan on having a family anytime soon...I want to ride long distances BUT I dont like the "tourers" and "cruisers" because of their lines.

I picked the Busa for a few reasons:

* Less agile on corners
* More stable in a straight line and in cross winds
* Heavier
* Higher saddle
* Big heart

I have plenty of experience racing open-wheel and I think a more sluggish vehicle will make me take a conservative approach rather than treating the corner as a challenge. Austin is very windy and even my car gets thrown around a bit due to crosswinds...A heavier and more streamlined bike will be better in these conditions. I am quite tall and need a heavy and high ride. The Busa saddle is very high compared to other bikes. As a rule - I like to run the engine at 80% to prolong life, reduce wear and tear and decrease fuel consumption. The Busa torque curve is PERFECT for low RPM riding unlike the smaller cc bikes.

I remember my cousin's accident all too well. The difference is - he was overconfident - I am over-conservative.
post #17 of 214
These bikes are extremely fast, the hayabusa could probably take down any car worth under $100,000 if i'm not mistaken.
post #18 of 214
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Originally Posted by gsferrari
I picked the Busa for a few reasons:

* Less agile on corners
* More stable in a straight line and in cross winds
* Heavier
* Higher saddle
* Big heart

I have plenty of experience racing open-wheel and I think a more sluggish vehicle will make me take a conservative approach rather than treating the corner as a challenge. Austin is very windy and even my car gets thrown around a bit due to crosswinds...A heavier and more streamlined bike will be better in these conditions. I am quite tall and need a heavy and high ride. The Busa saddle is very high compared to other bikes. As a rule - I like to run the engine at 80% to prolong life, reduce wear and tear and decrease fuel consumption. The Busa torque curve is PERFECT for low RPM riding unlike the smaller cc bikes.

I remember my cousin's accident all too well. The difference is - he was overconfident - I am over-conservative.
It's good to hear that you did bunches of research before buying. I admire that, and try to do it myself, course we are head-fiers
post #19 of 214
nice crotch rocket, congrats : ]

now don't go killing yerself or anythign stupid.

Best of luck.
post #20 of 214
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Originally Posted by mjg
now don't go killing yerself or anythign stupid
I will have a letter in my pocket that says

"USPS is responsible for this!!! "

LOL


This bike is fast. I just found out that they have a limiter on it for 184 mph in USA. Yeah...I think they felt that was slow enough
post #21 of 214
The limiter is in the gearing, by my understanding, and was done for europe. 184mph is 300kph. That seems to be what most vehicles get limited to...
post #22 of 214
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Originally Posted by gsferrari
I will have a letter in my pocket that says

"USPS is responsible for this!!! "

LOL


This bike is fast. I just found out that they have a limiter on it for 184 mph in USA. Yeah...I think they felt that was slow enough
yep, once you know how to drive this thing well, you can start modding this out.

You can get a big freaking turbo and bov on it hehe.
post #23 of 214
Congrats on your first step towards getting a Busa, it's an awesome bike. A friend of mines has a street legal extended frame turbo Hayabusa which he races competively on the dragstrip. With quart mile ETs in the 8.60's @ 187 mph it's just totally nuts. Check the following link to some pics of custom built Busas and Gixxers:

http://www.roaringtoyz.com/pics.html
post #24 of 214
That's one beautiful bike Guru. Congrats!
It looks like it handles the turns, beautifully.

post #25 of 214
Congrats How much time are you going to spend on it?
post #26 of 214
Nice-looking bike, very nice.

At the risk of sounding very lame, is there such a thing as a quiet motorcycle (I already know about the one in Britain that was apparently too quiet, that doesn't count), at least at cruising speeds? I always liked the idea of motorcycles, but hate all the noise...
post #27 of 214
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Originally Posted by dhwilkin
Nice-looking bike, very nice.

At the risk of sounding very lame, is there such a thing as a quiet motorcycle (I already know about the one in Britain that was apparently too quiet, that doesn't count), at least at cruising speeds? I always liked the idea of motorcycles, but hate all the noise...
Bikes are noisey only because some jerk rider makes it noisey. They come from the factory pretty quiet - all countries have noise emmission standards the new bikes must meet. It's the stupidity, "Loud pipes saves lives", from brain-dead moronic riders that cause all this noise issues.
post #28 of 214
Well seeming his SA5K's are boned anyway how about he put the trandsducers inside his splat hat and run it to an ipod or similar?

Congrats on getting your bike. Stay frosty, stay alive.
post #29 of 214
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Originally Posted by Snake
Bikes are noisey only because some jerk rider makes it noisey. They come from the factory pretty quiet - all countries have noise emmission standards the new bikes must meet. It's the stupidity, "Loud pipes saves lives", from brain-dead moronic riders that cause all this noise issues.
Wow Snake...That's pretty agressive and you are stereotypically lumping people from all walks of life into one group. There's a difference between putting on a Vance and Hines 4 into 2 into 1 sport pipe to improve performance, and someone removing a header on a Harley.
post #30 of 214
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Originally Posted by MuZI
These bikes are extremely fast, the hayabusa could probably take down any car worth under $100,000 if i'm not mistaken.
iirc it matches the maclaren f1 almost evenly in the quarter mile. no contest for, say a lambo.
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