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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Jellyrug, Jul 14, 2010.
Its fun to spin the rear tire at 120MPH. That kit is about $5700.00 US.
You guys dont mind Me posting the Gear head porn (Like the above posts)in here do Ya?
Took mine for a spin today. Cold weather makes for good power
Of course not!
Question for you Busa experts. My bike has just turned 10,000 miles. Looks like the manual calls for the first valve check at 15,000 miles. Seems like a LONG time from new. Should I check them now, or ok to wait another 5,000 miles (that'd be next September or so, after the spring/summer rides).
Mine is not the Busa, but its brother. I agree about the power, but also the cold asphault make for long power burnouts
Greetings to the busa folk!
I just bought a bone stock and mint 05 (what an engine!!!) and I spare a few coins for farkling.
For the time being the question is whether to invest on exhaust or rear suspension.
So, my questions are:
1) How good (or how bad) is the stock shock and what settings would you recommend for a 210 lbs rider for a sporty ride?
2) Would you recommend a 4-1 exhaust, or just dual slipons? Absolute power is not my concern for the time being, I prefer a nice low-midrange without needing to remap at this point.
3) Would you spend your money for exhaust or ohlins? My bike has 25,000 easy miles so probably the shock is not yet due for an overhaul.
Many thanks for your advice!
If it were me, and I had money I just had to throw at it, I'd go for suspension upgrades first. I know Qwik will disagree, but I think the damn things have plenty of power.
Dont worry about doing it early. Mine at 26K miles are still in spec.
I love More Power but I do agree with you.
1, Stock suspension is good but can always be improved.
2,I have Yoshi RS3 Ti slip-ons on my 99 and love the look and sound of them.
Go wit the Ohlins!
Well, I found good second hand deals for both an ohlins rear as well as a pair of RS3, so I'm having them both. Should receive them in a week or so, if all goes well. The shock is for a gen2 but it should be a direct fit.
How do the slipons change the power band? More mid and top and less bottom?
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 did the same conversion on my CBR954RR with the Renthal Low bars. Very comfy!
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
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!
I run the Pirelli Super Corsa 190-50 and love it. Gonna get the forks done soon (I have 20 pounds on You:eek1) 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.
This is the goal for my 99 Copper
Basic Stage one kit by RCC.
Madness. Pure, distilled madness..... I like it!
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.
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: