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Old 10-07-2011, 09:20 PM   #121
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Thanks. She is a lovely bike. Best I have owned.

No, I specifically picked the Yoshis because they are not overly loud.

They have a nice deep burble....just enough.

And they save about 10 kg.
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Old 10-07-2011, 10:25 PM   #122
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Yoshi RS3s on Mine. and a Newly refinished set of rims. Polished lip looks great.
(AnyBody need a spare set of rims CHEAP)
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Old 10-08-2011, 04:38 PM   #123
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That is a nice looking 99 model there!

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Yoshi RS3s on Mine. and a Newly refinished set of rims. Polished lip looks great.
(AnyBody need a spare set of rims CHEAP)
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Old 10-08-2011, 09:37 PM   #124
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Thank You. I truly enjoy it. Its a fair weather machine though. If its wet out I ride the Katoom.
She wont detail it very often but it looks GOOD when she does .... (Can You say KEEPER?)
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Old 10-14-2011, 04:40 PM   #125
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I have a '01 bought in '03,very light mods.27,000 miles on it.This is one amazing mc! A pussycat around town up to 4500rpm then it gets interesting and above 6000rpm you better be paying some serious attention.The wife and I took a two day tent trip with it fully loaded,camp chairs,etc.Besides discovering it had a burned rectifier it was great.
My brother was braging on a cbr600 sumpin' he rode and how fast it was. He doesn't ride much.I flipped him the keys and told him when he gets a long open stretch of road to drop a gear and roll on it hard.He came back a nerve racking 30 minutes later and when I asked how it went, he just shook his head and said "Never mind what I said about the 600."
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Old 10-14-2011, 05:15 PM   #126
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I sat on both a 11 busa and a 10 zx14. Anyone owned and/or ridden both? I've read all the reviews and watched the video clips, but I'm interested in real world feedback from people who don't necessarily get paid to write about bikes. On looks alone, I actually prefer the newer hayabusa to the zx14, but any potential bike for me would be serving duty as a hypersport tourer. I need the ability to ride two-up and to have some options for luggage. I think, as far as these last two requirements go, I've seen more examples of tricked-out, farkled zx14s than hayabusas.
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Old 10-15-2011, 01:44 AM   #127
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I sat on both a 11 busa and a 10 zx14. Anyone owned and/or ridden both? I've read all the reviews and watched the video clips, but I'm interested in real world feedback from people who don't necessarily get paid to write about bikes. On looks alone, I actually prefer the newer hayabusa to the zx14, but any potential bike for me would be serving duty as a hypersport tourer. I need the ability to ride two-up and to have some options for luggage. I think, as far as these last two requirements go, I've seen more examples of tricked-out, farkled zx14s than hayabusas.

I have owned both.

The ZX has much better stock front brakes.

The ZX has a more relaxed riding position.

The Bus has the best engine and handling.

YMMV..

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Old 10-15-2011, 10:38 AM   #128
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I have owned both.

The ZX has much better stock front brakes.

The ZX has a more relaxed riding position.

The Bus has the best engine and handling.

YMMV..

Thanks for the feedback, Bird! Your busa has been a source of inspiration and envy as I began researching these bikes.

Of the two "disadvantages" you listed for the busa, can those be addressed with aftermarket? If I recall, you've addressed these issues already -- how is the busa for you now?

I suppose the answer is obvious, but I'll ask anyway: which would you choose again, if you had the option?
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Old 10-15-2011, 12:51 PM   #129
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Old 10-15-2011, 02:48 PM   #130
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Thanks for the feedback, Bird! Your busa has been a source of inspiration and envy as I began researching these bikes.

Of the two "disadvantages" you listed for the busa, can those be addressed with aftermarket? If I recall, you've addressed these issues already -- how is the busa for you now?

I suppose the answer is obvious, but I'll ask anyway: which would you choose again, if you had the option?
I put EBC Pro-Lite rotors and HH pads on mine. BIG difference from stock, it actually has front brakes that work well now.
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Old 10-15-2011, 03:36 PM   #131
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Why did you decide to let it go?
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Old 10-15-2011, 04:19 PM   #132
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Why did you decide to let it go?
Nothing wrong w the bike, just wasn't riding it due to family 2 lil kids and work (drove a vanpool)

But the bike wasn't me, little to overtly blingy. Being a conservative 44yo family guy, though it was a beautiful bike , lots a little things done to make it diff. If you knew what to look for. Sold it in 1 day or $200 less then asking price, and that price was what I bought the bike for 2 yrs earlier.

Now things have changed and I'll be getting a '10 aprilia tuono factory in. Few weeks , blingy but not to a non-rider.
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Old 10-16-2011, 01:06 AM   #133
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Thanks for the feedback, Bird! Your busa has been a source of inspiration and envy as I began researching these bikes.

Of the two "disadvantages" you listed for the busa, can those be addressed with aftermarket? If I recall, you've addressed these issues already -- how is the busa for you now?

I suppose the answer is obvious, but I'll ask anyway: which would you choose again, if you had the option?

My pleasure.

Yes, the "disadvantages" aren't serious at all, and can be easily fixed.

Mine has EBC sintered pads and stainless steel lines - good front brakes now.

Ergos are a personal thing, but there are much more options available for the Bus.

I have the bars up 2 and 3/4 inches and back half an inch.

Good, but not far enough back for me, so I have gone the "whole hog" and had my mechanic fit the ABM kit:



That is not my bike in the pic (obviously). I pick mine up tomorrow.

Which bike would I buy, given the choice?

The Bus. No question.

Much more refined.

Goes harder

Handles better.

MUCH more available in the aftermarket.
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Old 10-16-2011, 01:57 AM   #134
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My son and I are riding back up here this Saturday. The high is forecast at 42 degrees.
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Old 10-16-2011, 04:36 AM   #135
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