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Author Topic: How much motorcycling experience did you have before buying the Busa?  (Read 63413 times)

Offline Egbert yuk fooie

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17 H/Ds and a Busa. Best damn bike Ive ever ridden. Briggs and Stratten at 6. The neighbors.  Down hill from there. Till the Busa. The do every thing but dirt - bike. To answer the origional question- 44 yrs.    Egbert Yuk Fooie  -- see me--
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roughly 22 yrs, been riding on two wheels since five, and I'm twenty-seven now.
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O experience on Hayabusa, rode Harley's for twenty years . Raced ironhead sportsterts for ten years running 6.5's in the 1/8 crossovered to big Twins 1991 FXR the hotrod of Harleys. Spent 5,000.00 building motor, chassis and clutch setup. best time out .067 protree lite 12.00ET.at the 1/4, I was pissed, mysteriously Harley fell off trailer in transport, insurance paid me 9000.00 bought a 2004 Hayabusa, ran 11.00 right of trailer had not ridden a sportbike in over 25 yreas. I was hooked I am now knocking on door of 9.00secs and have nitrous ready to rock as soon as i get my  ass time under the Busa. A true defection story from Harley to Suzuki.LOL :hys: :thumb:

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O experience on Hayabusa, rode Harley's for twenty years . Raced ironhead sportsterts for ten years running 6.5's in the 1/8 crossovered to big Twins 1991 FXR the hotrod of Harleys. Spent 5,000.00 building motor, chassis and clutch setup. best time out .067 protree lite 12.00ET.at the 1/4, I was pissed, mysteriously Harley fell off trailer in transport, insurance paid me 9000.00 bought a 2004 Hayabusa, ran 11.00 right of trailer had not ridden a sportbike in over 25 yreas. I was hooked I am now knocking on door of 9.00secs and have nitrous ready to rock as soon as i get my  ass time under the Busa. A true defection story from Harley to Suzuki.LOL :hys: :thumb:
As all of us who have raced for any number of years have said, if you could have seen ahead, with just part of the money that went into the Harley's you could have ben running 6s on the Busa :thumb:
The older you get do you notice you start chickening out way before the bike does

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Oh thanks now I feel better! Harleys always had the mystic on the cool bike image, that us old skoolers fel in love with. I m just a old speed freak that gets soilid wood from 9-8 sec passes on my Busa. I am truley a late bloomer to the sport bike areana and the speeds they are capabale of? Do youl live out west because I startibg to feel a challange (grudge) to help keep your smack to a minium. :bah:

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Oh thanks now I feel better! Harleys always had the mystic on the cool bike image, that us old skoolers fel in love with. I m just a old speed freak that gets soilid wood from 9-8 sec passes on my Busa. I am truley a late bloomer to the sport bike areana and the speeds they are capabale of? Do youl live out west because I startibg to feel a challange (grudge) to help keep your smack to a minium. :bah:
You may have misunderstood me there is no smack intended, I ride a Harley also, along with the Busa had to have something fast since getting out of the drag car, and I am pretty sure the Busa will never see a dragstrip, just street riding and maybe short trips, what I meant was I wish I had did things differant with the Dragster instead of pissing away a ton of money with the combination I had, the only satisfaction I really got out of it was beating up on the Hemi's with a small block chevy, in retrospect I should have had a hemi long ago would have ben cheaper, I geuss that was the old school in me, and I have 10+ years on you, also I'm in TN so a grudge would be tough to do, but if you were here we could go hit the Dragon :thumb:
The older you get do you notice you start chickening out way before the bike does

Offline FloydV

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15k in three years? I think you need to ride more...  :D

No he doesn't.  Riding is for fun.  It's not how far you ride, but how hard you ride (IMHO).
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Offline q31

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about 2 hours total. Bought a busa, 43 days later I was in a coma.

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about 2 hours total. Bought a busa, 43 days later I was in a coma.
With conviction - this would be an interesting story to hear. Sorry about the tragedy. Happy about your re-entrance to this world!  :thumb:
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I had about 4 months experience on a ZX7R, sold it in 98 and picked up the busa in 2002...


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Offline rican busa

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I rode a 1996 Kawasaki ZX-7R from 2003 April to March 2006 then i bought my 2006 Red/Black Busa.

Offline truekingbusa

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I rode a couple of my friends' 125cc bike back home when I was in junior high and when I get tot eh US I bought my first 600cc CBR RR and rode it for about a year and sold it to get a bigger bike...and it's a 08 busa :)

Offline gjitsu

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qa-50 honda
kawasaki -90
kx-250
rm-465
cr-500
yz-490
kz-1000
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and we arrive at the turbo busa---those 2 stroke 500's are some real rototillers
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Offline GenII Busa

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30 years experience ... 22 years of that on the street.

Offline Phoenix

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20 years exp before i got da busa...last ride was a 99 CBR Blackbird that i done 100,000k's on in 3 years.
Got my Busa 2 weeks ago...2000k's and the smile just keeps getting bigger :D

Offline 106mm

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My first "real" bike (one without a pull start. lol) was a TM125 Suzuki dirt bike. Man, I loved that bike. Many bikes came and went over the years, but my most memorable were a Yamaha RD250, Suzuki GS450L, Honda V30 Magna, Kawasaki ZX-11 (2nd favorite bike ever). I got the 2007 'Busa last year used with only 93 miles on it. It's a spectacular bike and easily my favorite.
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Offline 1FASTMF

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30 years of trail riding and no street before the Busa.  I thought that riding hills that one could not even stand on would make me far more capable then just street riders.  I WAS WRONG.

I have managed to keep my head right while riding and have never gone down, watched it fall of the kick stand once :( but never wrecked in near 3 years on the street.
2003 40th Anniversary Hayabusa
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Offline blkout08

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2004 hd duece , 2002 cbr 954rr , 2004 hd vrod , 2007 hd streetglide and then 2008 hayabusa.So for me it was 5 years.

Offline Blue

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'75 to present.  TS185, RD350, DT360, GPZ550, KZ750, GS1100E, CB900F, ZRX1200, and 'busa.

Offline Widowmaker1300

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First mini bike in 1971...to a trail Honda 90 in 1977, to a Honda Nighthawk 450 in 82, Gs750EF in 84, Shadow 1100 in 85.
A couple Cr125 and a CR250-1987-1991
On and off friends bike now and then up to 2005 then bought the Busa
So i guess it would equal to date 34 years before buying the Busa... Still surprizes me whenever i ride it ..although rarely

Offline XxxBERRYxxX

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I believe I had 19 years of riding under my belt before I bought a Busa. I think I was ready...   :wink:

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1974 kawasaki h1 500>1979 yamaha rd 400>1981 yamaha seca 550>1982 yamaha seca 650 turbo>1983 gpz 550>1980 yamaha xs850>1976 kawasaki h1 500>1987 gsxr 1100>2004 busa!