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Old 09-30-2010, 08:52 AM   #16
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08...love the beast. Makes a great sport tourer!

Perfect looking setup. I'd like one with a Giant Loop Soft bag, risers and a touring screen.
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Old 09-30-2010, 12:23 PM   #17
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Gorgeous bikes, i love the black one with panniers, i've never rode one but i really can't imagine how much power they have :P

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Old 10-01-2010, 08:37 PM   #18
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I've just replaced my B-King with a white 2010 Busa.

I fell in love with the engine in my B-King (same). Just superb. Nothing else compares (and I have owned a ZX14 and an XX)

I intend the make the Bus a mega sport tourer.



Pick her up in a week.

Can't wait.

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Old 10-02-2010, 06:21 AM   #19
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I've just replaced my B-King with a white 2010 Busa.

I fell in love with the engine in my B-King (same). Just superb. Nothing else compares (and I have owned a ZX14 and an XX)

I intend the make the Bus a mega sport tourer.



Pick her up in a week.

Can't wait.

Congrats and post some pics when you get her.
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Old 10-24-2010, 04:46 PM   #20
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Thanks for starting this thread! I'm shopping for a nice Busa to use as a sport tourer. Any pics for inspiration would be terrific.

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Old 10-24-2010, 05:02 PM   #21
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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.



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Old 10-24-2010, 05:53 PM   #22
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T-Bird,

How would you compare and contrast the "Busa to your ZX-14?

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Old 10-24-2010, 06:32 PM   #23
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T-Bird,

How would you compare and contrast the "Busa to your ZX-14?

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Bus vs ZX:

The Bus has a better gearbox - much slicker.

The Bus has a better engine - the FI is smoother, and it has more grunt down low (my ZX was the 2nd generation, with the factory modified FI map - the Bus is still better.)

The Bus handles better - the steering is sharper. The ZX handles like a Mack truck if the front tyre pressure is 2 or 3 PSI too low....

The Bus fit and finish is much better than the ZX, which is rough in comparison. The bike seemed to be difficult to clean - surfaces tended to hold dirt more for some weird reason (I'm pedantic about my bike's appearance).

The ZX has better stock ergoes than the Bus - the bars are higher and closer to the rider. However, this is easily fixed on the Bus by Helibars and/or a handlebar spacer block (Genmar or Soupy). Moreover, the way the Bus' bars are configured gives you more options for improvement before you have to resort to MX style bars. The ZX only has 1 option with the stock bars - a genmar riser block, and that's it.

The ZX's front brakes are much better than the Bus, which feel wooden and lack bite. This is strange, because my B-King had good front brakes....and they were the same as the Bus. The Bus needs braided lines and better pads. That's really the only serious shortcoming, and it can be fixed easily. Still, Suzuki should have done it out of the box.

There is an enormous array of aftermarket goodies for the Bus. The ZX is restricted by comparison.

And, finally, the Bus looks better, IMHO.

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Old 10-24-2010, 07:56 PM   #24
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Most fun you can have on two wheels. It doesn't hurt that it has given me a few 200+ mph time slips.



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Old 10-24-2010, 08:03 PM   #25
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Most fun you can have on two wheels. It doesn't hurt that it has given me a few 200+ mph time slips.



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No front brakes?? why?

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Old 10-24-2010, 08:11 PM   #26
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No front brakes?? why?

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Weight, and not a lot of people pulling out in front of you on a lake bed.
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Old 10-25-2010, 07:31 AM   #27
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Weight, and not a lot of people pulling out in front of you on a lake bed.
This. You must have at least one brake as per the rules, so I ran the back one. Spread the pads before the first run and never touched them again.

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Old 10-25-2010, 04:11 PM   #28
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Bus vs ZX:

The Bus has a better gearbox - much slicker.

The Bus has a better engine - the FI is smoother, and it has more grunt down low (my ZX was the 2nd generation, with the factory modified FI map - the Bus is still better.)

The Bus handles better - the steering is sharper. The ZX handles like a Mack truck if the front tyre pressure is 2 or 3 PSI too low....

The Bus fit and finish is much better than the ZX, which is rough in comparison. The bike seemed to be difficult to clean - surfaces tended to hold dirt more for some weird reason (I'm pedantic about my bike's appearance).

The ZX has better stock ergoes than the Bus - the bars are higher and closer to the rider. However, this is easily fixed on the Bus by Helibars and/or a handlebar spacer block (Genmar or Soupy). Moreover, the way the Bus' bars are configured gives you more options for improvement before you have to resort to MX style bars. The ZX only has 1 option with the stock bars - a genmar riser block, and that's it.

The ZX's front brakes are much better than the Bus, which feel wooden and lack bite. This is strange, because my B-King had good front brakes....and they were the same as the Bus. The Bus needs braided lines and better pads. That's really the only serious shortcoming, and it can be fixed easily. Still, Suzuki should have done it out of the box.

There is an enormous array of aftermarket goodies for the Bus. The ZX is restricted by comparison.

And, finally, the Bus looks better, IMHO.

Love the color of your Busa, nice bike!!

Trying to figure out your passenger on the wooden chair?
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Old 10-25-2010, 04:13 PM   #29
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This. You must have at least one brake as per the rules, so I ran the back one. Spread the pads before the first run and never touched them again.

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Justin, what mods were necessary to get you past 200?

Nice pic.
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Old 10-25-2010, 04:15 PM   #30
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Love the color of your Busa, nice bike!!

Trying to figure out your passenger on the wooden chair?

Thanks.

The passenger doesn't say much....

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