Hayabusa owners sign in thread

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Jellyrug, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. Hookapelli

    Hookapelli Meat Popsicle

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    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.

    Click the link in my sig block to see the videos and mod pics.
  2. Skowinski

    Skowinski Eukaryote

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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. :freaky

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    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.
  3. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

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    That west loop sounds like a lot of fun!! :clap What kinda MPG does the boosa get?

    Damn, our company just got taken over and we have to start out with no vacation. :huh I'm F#$ked.
  4. Skowinski

    Skowinski Eukaryote

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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). :deal

    For reference, my bike is totally stock engine wise.
  5. mousitsas

    mousitsas Long timer

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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.
  6. Skowinski

    Skowinski Eukaryote

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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.
  7. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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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)
  8. Skowinski

    Skowinski Eukaryote

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    Uh oh. What happened? Lots of miles on it? :ear
  9. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    Yes. And I beat on it hard
  10. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    Oil is clean, But when I rotate the motor I can see the cam chain is slipping....:cry Hopefully I didnt ding a piston/valve
    Looks like I bent an exhaust valve.
  11. BrookTrout

    BrookTrout Adventurer

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  12. Tropical Bird

    Tropical Bird From the front line

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    Yep.
  13. Skowinski

    Skowinski Eukaryote

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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? :ear 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. :thumb
  14. JustinP

    JustinP Long timer

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    Is it a Gen1 or a Gen2? Checked my valves at 15k and 40k, and they were within spec.
  15. Skowinski

    Skowinski Eukaryote

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    2004 model, Gen 1.
  16. HMalice

    HMalice Adventurer

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  17. discoganya

    discoganya Been here awhile

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    I presume, sold?
  18. GsxrBots

    GsxrBots Random Stranger..

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    Here's some more pics of mine in touring mode.. :evil


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  19. jimmy da fish

    jimmy da fish Been here awhile

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    New plate arrived today.

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  20. MFChop

    MFChop n00b

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    New to the forum, on a few others... Heres mine, not much of a tourer yet. Plans to add Helibars, saddlebags, GPS, Scotts Damper, and pipes

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