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Old 03-07-2012, 06:21 PM   #211
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Further to my last, the new bars are fitted.




I didn't like the bars that came with the kit (not enough pullback at the ends), so I swapped them for a set of Renthals I had in the cupboard ("road bike low" model).





Went for a blast up my fav twisties yesterday. Brilliant! The bars (obviously) give you much more leverage.

So, so, so much more comfortable....it is like a new bike.

If you are thinking about a SPORT tourer, THIS is the solution!



I did the same conversion on my CBR954RR with the Renthal Low bars. Very comfy!
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:06 PM   #212
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Mine had HeliBars on it when I got it. Those in combo with the Gel Seat and a set of GSXR1K pegs (They drop the footpeg height without losing any clearance) make it all day comfy. Love this machine. the quick blast up to 175 today didnt do any harm either
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:25 AM   #213
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I opened up the Airbox with a smallbox mod and that lets it breathe more. So Mine wont match yours (PM Me and I can explain how to do the mod if you like) What do you think of it now that you have had the slip-ons and shock on for a week or two?

I did just go get new plate tags for mine so I am goin Ridin. See Yaaaaaaa
I got the slipons but decided against the ohlins for the time being. Maybe later. However I got a gen2 shock which is fitted as we speak together with 1.00 wp springs up front. Standard shock and forks where a bit too overwhelmed by my 220 size.

Didn't notice any power benefits with the exhausts, but my ears bled from the sound level. They are a bit tiny in size and really in need of db killers, so out they went till I make some in my local exhaust shop.

Been spending quite some time lately reading the various hayabusa fora and I came across the small airbox mod. I'm a bit hesitant to proceed as I've read that it should be better done with remapping, something not in the cards for the time being. Whats your opinion on that? Are you running it with stock or aftermarket air filter? I really like the smoothness of the power delivery of the busa and my 'upgrade' thoughts in the delivery department are centered in playing with gearing. I am fitting new chain and 17/42 sprockets to wake it up a bit.

Finally, would you recommend other tyre sizes than the 190/50? People have good things to say about both 180/55 and 190/55 profiles. I would like to make it a bit more flickable, with the added benefit of the raised rear end, but would like to be able to tour on my tyres too, So, 1000mile tyres are not in consideration!
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:50 PM   #214
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I run the Pirelli Super Corsa 190-50 and love it. Gonna get the forks done soon (I have 20 pounds on You) I have a K&N and the bike does have a bit of a bog on the bottom. Power Commander is next. Plug chop shows good color on the plugs and Im not doing sustained 190MPH Runs so I should be okay.
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Old 03-14-2012, 02:23 PM   #215
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Depends which kit you are interested in, how much HP you want and if you want intercooling. Basic Stage 1 Turbo Kit (230-250HP) starts at (RCC = $4,350.00 & Velocity Racing = $3,995.00) all the way up to a RCC Super Ultra Kit (650HP+) which goes for $13,050.00.
Basic Stage one kit by RCC.
http://www.ruthlessperformancemotors...-2007_p_8.html
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:36 PM   #216
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This is the goal for my 99 Copper

Basic Stage one kit by RCC.
http://www.ruthlessperformancemotors...-2007_p_8.html
Madness. Pure, distilled madness..... I like it!
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:57 AM   #217
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BTW, I hate you lucky bastards. FYYFF!!!

My buddy just picked up a gorgeous 2008 Orange Hayabusa with all the trimmings and low miles for $8; seat, micron exhaust, risers, levers, etc.

They gave him $6 trade in on his VFR800!! If I had known such a good deal was to be had, I would have traded in one of my bikes.

I'm in total lust for a Hayabusa sport touring rig.
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Old 03-16-2012, 06:10 PM   #218
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BTW, I hate you lucky bastards. FYYFF!!!

My buddy just picked up a gorgeous 2008 Orange Hayabusa with all the trimmings and low miles for $8; seat, micron exhaust, risers, levers, etc.

They gave him $6 trade in on his VFR800!! If I had known such a good deal was to be had, I would have traded in one of my bikes.

I'm in total lust for a Hayabusa sport touring rig.
Well, I was like you for years, until this past April, when I finally gave in and found a Busa and put it in the garage. I've done very little to it really, and have now taken it on several tours, great bike.... I call it my "old mans touring bike" because I've lived on sport bikes most of my life. Sport touring, yeah, that says it.
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:21 PM   #219
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There is just something about the horsepower of a 1300cc Sport bike.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:28 AM   #220
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There is just something about the horsepower of a 1300cc Sport bike.
I think someone in this thread, way back, called the Busa a fat sportbike. Fair enough, but it packs a thunderous punch under that fat!

Speaking of sport-touring, Skowinski-wife and I have one coming up. Gonna take about 5-6 days in early April. Heading northwest to the north coast of California if the weather is nice, or south/southeast into southern California and Arizona if it's cold/stormy.

From our 4th anniversary tour this past June:

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Old 03-21-2012, 08:30 AM   #221
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Old 03-21-2012, 11:07 AM   #222
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If you get near Santa Cruz drop me a PM
I'll keep that in mind. All depends ultimately on the weather patterns when we go....
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:59 PM   #223
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Cool. would be fun to meet up.
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:01 AM   #224
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:35 PM   #225
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Heli bars installed. Genmar 19mm riser block to come.

SW-Motec fuel tank ring installed, with the small daypack bag I had used on another bike:




I have also installed a Kaoko throttle lock - excellent - much better than a Throttlemeister (I tried one on my ZX14....awful) - installation was a snap, and it works perfectly without any adjustment.





500 kilometres of excitement so far!

Magnificent engine - better than my B-King, in fact. Effortless, effortless GRUNT.



I did the Throttle master on the BMW and the 'Busa- GREAT add-on!! But I have to ask.. WTF is with the mannequin?
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