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Lightweight Hayabusa owners?
« on: February 18, 2006, 07:20:59 PM »
When I bought my Hayabusa, it was because the bike offered things that no other bike did. It seemed like most of us were kind of pushing the envelope. The South Florida guys would be a good example. So would Dennis. I got my expert road racing license on mine.

Nowadays, it seems like it's all about stretching and lowering the bike, chroming everything, and riders who don't ride. Buy a frickin' harley if you're just going to pose. Look at some of the topics that we've had lately- chrome grips, colored re-tread tires- give me a break. I don't care what kind of wax you use.

How many of us are there here anymore who have held the throttle to the stop on an unrestricted or de-restricted Hayabusa until the bike just won't go any faster? How many of us are there here anymore who have gotten a knee down? How many have done it with a passenger?
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Re: Lightweight Hayabusa owners?
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2006, 07:29:34 PM »
the bike industry is changing. get over it.

knee down? yes
topped out the bike? yes
...i dont ride passengers.


there are people here that probably think closed coarse is just as stupid...

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Re: Lightweight Hayabusa owners?
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2006, 07:31:02 PM »
Riding is a personal experience.  What works for you may not work for the next guy.  It's cool to me as long as you ride  :)

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Re: Lightweight Hayabusa owners?
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2006, 07:37:23 PM »
Stretched, lowered and/or chromed isn't my thing since I take my bikes to the occasional track day or nice trip to TN/NC/GA.    Suspension work for my weight, better grade of tires, improve the brake system and some basic mods for power and comfort.    Last time I wore my Z's, the kneepucks earned their keep.
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Re: Lightweight Hayabusa owners?
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2006, 07:51:39 PM »
Freedom is about choices that do not hurt others.
Ridng is the same. No matter how you ride and what you ride, what is important is that you enjoy it and you don't hurt nobody.

I am not for big fancy chrome jobs, I like essential bikes with powerful engines (Sometimes I wish they made a stock naked busa!!!!) but I do admire people that fancy sparkles on their bikes. Not everybody have a bike to push it to the limit. Some like to enjoy the ride itself. Some like to take it to extreme.

We all have something that somebody else regards as ridicuolus, useless, or crazy. Who cares, as far as they do not bother me!!!

my 2 cents

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Re: Lightweight Hayabusa owners?
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2006, 09:04:04 PM »
Different strokes for different folks!  It helps make motorcycling what it is today. 

Hell we can't all put 180's on our busas :P

Never had a knee down, I would think that type of riding with a passenger would be inconsiderate for the passenger.  If you ever see me with my knee on the ground, look out cause the rest of me is getting ready to hit the ground also.
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Re: Lightweight Hayabusa owners?
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2006, 09:06:19 PM »
booooom  :lol:
Hi my name is Mark and I am a Bikeaholic.     Be carefull how fast you race through life, the finish line is death, and the trophy is a headstone.  Our perspective is how we judge our lives, to judge others we need a little change in our perspective.

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Re: Lightweight Hayabusa owners?
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2006, 09:10:56 PM »
well i have a short bike and several long bikes
question is whens the last time yer bike stood up att 200 plus mph from pure hp :D
whens tha last bike ya went 200?210 ?220? 230?240?250? mph on?
does yer bike lay a 200 ft patch coming out of a corner on 1 wheel :D
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Re: Lightweight Hayabusa owners?
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2006, 09:17:01 PM »


Hell we can't all put 180's on our busas :P

Never had a knee down, I would think that type of riding with a passenger would be inconsiderate for the passenger.  If you ever see me with my knee on the ground, look out cause the rest of me is getting ready to hit the ground also.
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Re: Lightweight Hayabusa owners?
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2006, 09:35:34 PM »
-Kirk

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Re: Lightweight Hayabusa owners?
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2006, 09:37:43 PM »
So don't read the threads that contain stuff that you don't like?  Just a suggestion so you don't get your blood pressure up.  :lol:

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Re: Lightweight Hayabusa owners?
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2006, 09:43:02 PM »
To each his own, but I agree on the chrome.......it's for harleys :P

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Re: Lightweight Hayabusa owners?
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2006, 09:44:58 PM »
we could always start a thread saying
my name is Kirk none of my bikes make any hp at all so i have to look for a corner to have any fun at all because my shit is soo slow
or my name is Kirk it does not matter if i get hurt takin curves as fast as possible because uts the only way i can have fun cause my bikes soo slow
my name is kirk and i did some track days and now i am an expert on what ever bike needs and what everyones bike should have and how any and everyone should ride

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Re: Lightweight Hayabusa owners?
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2006, 09:46:03 PM »
remember kirks the one who got rid of his busa to get an r-1 :?

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Re: Lightweight Hayabusa owners?
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2006, 09:47:29 PM »
Hey Dennis, I sent yah a pm with my parts list, just seen you dont read pm's anymore..... Guess I will call next week when I get a chance.
Hi my name is Mark and I am a Bikeaholic.     Be carefull how fast you race through life, the finish line is death, and the trophy is a headstone.  Our perspective is how we judge our lives, to judge others we need a little change in our perspective.

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Re: Lightweight Hayabusa owners?
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2006, 09:50:10 PM »
remember kirks the one who got rid of his busa to get an r-1 :?
and he does inverted 2 up stoppies on his grab bar cause his 170 Dunlap 208 gives him the most contact area :lol:

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Re: Lightweight Hayabusa owners?
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2006, 09:51:30 PM »
-Kirk

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Re: Lightweight Hayabusa owners?
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2006, 09:55:51 PM »
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Re: Lightweight Hayabusa owners?
« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2006, 10:14:56 PM »
While chrome's not my thing, I appreciate a nice looking bike.

Few people that own a Busa even come close to using it to its potential.  But the reality is I can say the same thing for most people that own an SV-650. 

I've never derestricted mine, but I've been to the limiter enough times that I stopped counting about 20,000 miles ago.  Its cool, but I don' t live for it and its not really killin' me to go that much faster, so I went 3 up on the rear. 

Gettin' a knee down?  After two track schools and several tracks days... again, I've stopped counting.

Just seems to me like there's all sorts of riders on Busa's, just like other bikes.  No need to judge them... unless you're willing to be judged.  'cause the reality is, at the end of the day, there is always someone with more skill and/or a faster bike... or with more bling!!  :?

So just enjoy doin' what ya do.
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Re: Lightweight Hayabusa owners?
« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2006, 10:15:59 PM »
The Busa makes a decent platform for any style of riding, I have an appreciation for both road racing and drag racing!!! so what does this make me? :P I can only afford one bike at this point in time so I am setting it up for the twisties and hopefully a few track days this summer!!! If I had the funds I would have a straight line beast in the stable also!! :mrgreen:
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Re: Lightweight Hayabusa owners?
« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2006, 10:42:00 PM »
When I bought my Hayabusa, it was because the bike offered things that no other bike did. It seemed like most of us were kind of pushing the envelope. The South Florida guys would be a good example. So would Dennis. I got my expert road racing license on mine.

Nowadays, it seems like it's all about stretching and lowering the bike, chroming everything, and riders who don't ride. Buy a frickin' harley if you're just going to pose. Look at some of the topics that we've had lately- chrome grips, colored re-tread tires- give me a break. I don't care what kind of wax you use.

How many of us are there here anymore who have held the throttle to the stop on an unrestricted or de-restricted Hayabusa until the bike just won't go any faster? How many of us are there here anymore who have gotten a knee down? How many have done it with a passenger?



I've held the throttle till I ran out of island :lol:

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Re: Lightweight Hayabusa owners?
« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2006, 10:45:31 PM »
so what 10-15 seconds?? :mrgreen:
Hi my name is Mark and I am a Bikeaholic.     Be carefull how fast you race through life, the finish line is death, and the trophy is a headstone.  Our perspective is how we judge our lives, to judge others we need a little change in our perspective.

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Re: Lightweight Hayabusa owners?
« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2006, 10:48:18 PM »
so what 10-15 seconds?? :mrgreen:


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Re: Lightweight Hayabusa owners?
« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2006, 10:59:13 PM »
If you ever see me with my knee on the ground, look out cause the rest of me is getting ready to hit the ground also.

Now that's just funny!  Sorry, but I'm going to have to use that line!

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Re: Lightweight Hayabusa owners?
« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2006, 11:22:00 PM »

Just seems to me like there's all sorts of riders on Busa's, just like other bikes.  No need to judge them... unless you're willing to be judged.  'cause the reality is, at the end of the day, there is always someone with more skill and/or a faster bike... or with more bling!!  :?

So just enjoy doin' what ya do.


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