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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Jellyrug, Jul 14, 2010.
Killer busa! What have you done to it? Do you have any more pictures?
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Welcome to the site. Their is lots of unrelated stuff to read on this site, that is what makes it so great. Nice bike, how does that one wheel trailer feel at speed?
Straight up and running fast it's hard to know it's there. It slows down roll in. At a normal sporty sport touring pace it turns in normally, but up the pace and try to snap the bike over you can feel the trailer behind you resisting the bike.
Used at it's maximum weight capacity of 100 lbs and load the trailer with a forward weight bias and heeled over at 60 to 70 MPH it tends to introduce a weave to the bike. I believe this is because the weight is attached to the axle and not the frame.
Loaded with a lighter weight and a rearward weight bias and the rear rebound damping increased it doesn't weave.
It's a trailer, so just like any vehicle with a trailer you take extra care, slow down, leave three seconds, etc, etc.
It's super handy. On a two day super slap run to visit friends, these no soft luggage to strap off and on, it's water proof, has a 155 liter capacity and when detached from the bike leaves no unwieldy "superstructure" attached to the rear like other trailers or hard bags, and it comes off and goes on in about a minute.
Ride up to the motel, detached the trailer, roll it inside like a wheelbarrow, your stuff is all in side your room, dry, and in 5 minutes you are good to go on a back road run.
If you got the stones, ( I don't ) you can do wheelies with it attached.
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Sharp looking Busa. Lots of tasty mods on that beast too
Mongrels! :ddog I've been wanting a Hayabusa for a couple of years now. Not sure how much longer I can take this...
Great machines. 11 years with this one and counting
Its so much fun to rail these two machines. I swear the Lil one is gonna kill me
Ran across an 06 Busa today at what seems to be a sharp price.
Any advice on what to look for?
..it tried to kill me ...
Try 165 mph on a 600 for a while, that's all you need to know; the Busa was actually trying to save you.
Welcome. Just don't go to Toxic Britney in Jo Momma (the basement) and you will be ok.
As of this Friday I wll be a new Hayabusa owner. Found an 04 purple/black model, 5,800 miles, pampered by a 60 year old owner.
Congrats, be safe and enjoy the bike.
Well I sold my 2001 750cc Katana with only 13k mi. Looking to buy a Busa or Zx-14. I'm really leaning toward the Busa. I have a few questions for you guys, Busa experts and owners:
1.- Does the Busa front suspension 08 and later models have adjustable preload and rebound adjustments?
2.- How about the rear suspension does it have gas-charged shock with adjustable preload, stepless rebound and compression damping adjustments, adjustable ride height?
yes and yes, you can adjust sag but not height. You can change the hight though with after market goodies.
Put it in the garage Friday evening. Got to this point yesterday. It's getting the standard "new" bike check up. Oil and filter change, new tires, all fluids flushed, etc. Should have it all back together in a few days, and I'm going for a ride next weekend!
I have my bikes through Dairyland Cycle. I had a 2002 Busa, full coverage, $250 deductible, $640/year.
The other cool thing about them is the multi-bike discount. My current GSXR-1100 with a bunch of accessory coverage (full cov), is running $460/year. I just quoted adding a brand new Vrod Muscle, full coverage, and it was $461 with BOTH bikes. That's right, $1 to insure the Vrod, basically.
I'm 30, and married, with no tickets in the last 8 years, though, so that may help.