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Old 06-07-2012, 09:49 AM   #241
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my outstanding gf bought me a GOPRO2, i just havent figured out how or where would be best to mount it. i live in KY, since im stationed at Ft. Knox, but im from TN originally, so i dont care about VA. are those radar detectors worth it? i heard that cops dont use radar anymore, they use laser to get speed and you cant really beat that... truth? false?
Look at some of my videos. I put my main camera on my helmet (chin). Some people put them on top- but I don't like that view or the fact I look like a unicorn. I bought a second camera and clamped it on the mirror mount. Had a little vibration, but took some great video.

This is the detector you want: http://www.pashnit.com/product/adaptiv_radar.html. Does laser and radar. It has saved my ass countless times.

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Old 06-21-2012, 01:56 PM   #242
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Recently finished an 1,800 mile loop, from Vegas across to the coast north of San Francisco, up to Ft. Bragg, back across by Lake Tahoe to central Nevada and back home, total of 8 days. This is what the Hayabusa is made for.



Have just about worn out a set of Bridgestone BT-023's. They've been great, no complaints. Have some Michelin Pilot Road 2's to mount up next and try out.

Coming up on 15,000 miles soon, about time to do that first valve check.
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Old 06-21-2012, 06:55 PM   #243
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That west loop sounds like a lot of fun!! What kinda MPG does the boosa get?

Damn, our company just got taken over and we have to start out with no vacation. I'm F#$ked.
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Old 06-21-2012, 09:30 PM   #244
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I've seen a low of 42 mpg, and a high of 54. Mostly between 45-50 for normal riding (not exceeding the speed limit by more than will land you in jail).

For reference, my bike is totally stock engine wise.
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Old 06-24-2012, 01:38 AM   #245
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Never been on a bike with that ridiculously low consumption at speed, myself. A stock gen1 will burn more or less 6-7 lt/100Km doing 150-200 km/hr. And that is with +2 teeth on the rear sprocket.
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Old 06-24-2012, 01:26 PM   #246
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That's about 34-40 mpg, running pretty fast (about 90-125 mph for us Yanks). You say +2 on the rear sprocket, so that is geared down, so spinning higher rpm than stock gearing. I can believe that.

The low figure of 42 I quoted was for a stretch of about 100 miles running around 90 mph most of the way. The higher numbers I am getting are riding with my wife, who rides pretty slow, so cruising around at about 60 mph average speeds. My bike is stock engine, stock exhaust, stock gearing.
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:16 PM   #247
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Havent torn it down yet but I pooped the motor on my 99 on wednesday. Gonna have to do a small turbo now. Been talking to a friend and will be going with an RCC Stage one kit. Should push about 230-250 Ponies to the wheel. Gonna be a while because that kit's a significant investment ($4350 to start)
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:25 AM   #248
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Havent torn it down yet but I pooped the motor on my 99 on wednesday. Gonna have to do a small turbo now. Been talking to a friend and will be going with an RCC Stage one kit. Should push about 230-250 Ponies to the wheel. Gonna be a while because that kit's a significant investment ($4350 to start)
Uh oh. What happened? Lots of miles on it?
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:18 PM   #249
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Uh oh. What happened? Lots of miles on it?
Yes. And I beat on it hard
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:33 PM   #250
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Oil is clean, But when I rotate the motor I can see the cam chain is slipping.... Hopefully I didnt ding a piston/valve
Looks like I bent an exhaust valve.
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:34 PM   #251
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Old 07-13-2012, 05:16 AM   #252
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:59 AM   #253
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Gonna roll the beast up onto the workstand and check valve clearances soon. Anyone who has done it have any tips/comments? It'll be my first time on a Busa.

(I've done valves on lots of bikes, not afraid to pull cams, and have a manual, just looking for any "insider" tips from the wise ones here)

Edit: Nice blue model BrookTrout.
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:48 AM   #254
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Gonna roll the beast up onto the workstand and check valve clearances soon. Anyone who has done it have any tips/comments? It'll be my first time on a Busa.

(I've done valves on lots of bikes, not afraid to pull cams, and have a manual, just looking for any "insider" tips from the wise ones here)

Edit: Nice blue model BrookTrout.
Is it a Gen1 or a Gen2? Checked my valves at 15k and 40k, and they were within spec.
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:24 AM   #255
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Is it a Gen1 or a Gen2? Checked my valves at 15k and 40k, and they were within spec.
2004 model, Gen 1.
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