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Got-Busa?:
I've posted about my build on a few sites but figured I would start an information thread here that anyone can view/follow.  

I haven't decide which route I'm going to take the bike (N/A, Turbo, Supercharger, NOS, etc.) just yet but will update this thread periodically as I go.  

Phase-I: Right now I'm looking to go 200mph in 1-mile on a stock motor Gen-II BUSA and document ALL of the mods required to get there from OEM factory BONESTOCK.

I'm 6' 2" and 220lbs. at this stage in my life so it may take a few more modifications than on previous bikes I've owned...  :lol:


On with the bike....
My wonderful wife decided to buy me one of the new Gen-II BUSA's for Christmas 2007!  She put a deposit down in September without even telling me.  THANK YOU again Sara...  :D

The beginning, picking the bike up from Honda East in Toledo, OH and paid $10,500.50 (Out The Door).....
























 

Got-Busa?:
THANK YOU to my Dad for helping me get ready and attend the first Texas Mile race....


Prepping for the TEXAS MILE and how to pass tech!


Safety wiring is VERY easy as long as you do it "correctly". The key is to take your time and do it right the first time. You need to drill at the correct speed of the bit. It doesn't do any good to run the drill as fast as possible if the bit isn't designed to cut that fast. Drill it nice and slow with varying pressure AND most importantly a few drops of oil every couple of seconds. If the bolt and bit get to hot it will just frustrate you because it won't cut and you'll start snapping bits. Take your time and cut it slowly and it will go through like butter. It took us about 35-minutes to do all the bolts once we figured this out.


How the safety wire needs to look on the front forks and pinch bolts....




I drilled the rear axle on the 08 but now have to find a castle nut....


Oil cap....


Oil plug....


Oil filter (K&N comes pre-drilled for safety wire)....





*UPDATED PIC OF FILTER WIRED*



Also a THANK YOU to Guy at Tiger Racing. He sent me a free metal chain guard when I was deployed over seas. It fit perfectly, looks great on the bike, and most importantly is safer than the cheap OEM plastic guard. I had it powder coated Black to match the bike...

LINK:  http://www.1st-to-the-finish-line.com/products/Descriptions/PCG-13B-LSR.html



*PICS of the Tiger Racing Chain Guard, THANK YOU GUY!*



What's great is that it looks OEM but extends front and back to protect your bike.  The stock plastic piece won't do much at 180+ if you have a problem...


....and that's pretty much it for tech and safety on the bike.

What you'll get if done correctly....

Got-Busa?:
These were the only changes to the bike before the Texas Mile (cosmetic only) and no performance was gained from any of this.




OEM rear-sets removed and Powder Coated Black to match the frame...






Removed the factory MUD-FLAP to clean up the tail of the bike a little.  A FREE mod, I used the factory reflector mounts that came on the bike to mount the plate...





Added Black/Gold Pazzo Racing Levers from Pashnit! 

LINK--> http://www.pashnit.com/product/pazzo.html




I also added mirror block off plates from my 2003 BLACK SE BUSA to clean up the front.  You are required to remove the OEM mirrors for Land Speed Racing, so I figured it was a good time to install them...



I also added my Garmin eTrex GPS to the bike (with home made mount) so I could log and verify my speeds over the ridiculously high speedo readings...



Some people were wondering how I defeated the factory 186mph restriction....

I utilized the GPS sensor mod done by Greq at Boost-by-Smith....

LINK: http://www.boostbysmith.com/pb/wp_85c6ad96/wp_85c6ad96.html?0.9106618766209094


Got-Busa?:
Time to get out to an LSR event and see what she'll do 100% BONE STOCK unrestricted!

These runs were made at the October 25 & 26th, 2008 TEXAS MILE event....

More info about the TEXAS MILE event can be found here---> http://www.texasmile.net/

I wasn't expecting much because it was my first time out and I didn't want to be disappointed. I was thinking 170-ish first time out BUT really didn't know what I'd run being 6' 2" 225lbs. (at the time) without gear.

THANK YOU DAD for the help and pics...  :thumb:

Saturday morning early getting unloaded...


Finishing up the prep and cleaning her before I installed the numbers...


Ahhh.....the fastest stock color gleaming off the sun... (sorry had to add that in here).. :lol:


Installing the numbers...


Getting ready to head out for MY first pass...


Waiting in line to run (later in the day)...



My VERY FIRST run I couldn't have been happier and I was pretty shocked really....



What the GPS read...


It felt good to make my goal on the very first pass but like anyone else, I now wanted to go even faster....


After my first pass of 179mph, I took off the factory seat and tried a few other things. The bike felt a little better with the lower seat but I accidentally double shifted 6th on my second pass which slowed me to 177mph.

By then I had received some help from a few people and decided to go ahead and lower the bike and remove the stock mufflers to save weight. I went ahead and dropped the bike 2"s with Brock's Performance lowering kit....

Found here---> http://prostores2.carrierzone.com/servlet/brockracing/-strse-1363/2008-Hayabusa-Drag-Race/Detail



....and removed the 30lbs. of factory exhaust canisters. It sounded like I had a race bike then even though it was completely stock performance wise...  :)

Third pass was later in the day and wind had picked up. It felt good and rock steady the entire run being lowered but I could feel the wind up top. The last run of the day on Saturday had me pulling 178mph...

Got-Busa?:
Sunday, started out beautiful and the weather couldn't have been more perfect.
First pass off the truck had me running my fastest time of the weekend on a completely STOCK 2008 Hayabusa....




"ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY TWO POINT TWO SIX FIVE MILES PER HOUR!"


I tried a few things after that but just couldn't get it going any quicker. The wind had also picked up a bit so I knew I probably wouldn't go any quicker. Not to mention my family and I were all very tired and had a 3+ hour drive home to work early Monday morning...

It's hard to describe but in drag racing you punch it for a 1/4-mile and then shut down. In one mile you are just getting started at that point, shift into the next gear head down and keep running her out for all she's got as you slowly pass the markers 1/2.....shifting into 6th gear.....3/4.....still holding her wide open as the needle has been pegged for some time only watching the tachometer now.....and then finally you blast past the 1-mile board.....

Plenty of room to shut down on a stock bike. Ease off the gas, let the engine decelerate for a second and then lightly apply brakes. By then you are in the 150's and can slowly poke your head up. You still have a half mile to slow down and a 2,000 ft. overrun if you need more than that. Great track (runway) and very smooth with no problems. A few pebbles on the taxi ways but nothing major.

More pics of the Oct '08 TEXAS MILE can be found here---> http://www.suzukihayabusa.org/forum/index.php?topic=134450.0

To close out my factory stock times on the 2008 Gen-II at the Texas Mile my runs were:

First day:
1st pass- 179.314
2nd pass- 177.4
3rd pass- 178.358

Second day:
4th pass- 182.265
5th pass- 181.479
6th pass- 179.571


Now I begin my next stage of modifications.... 

First, I will be doing the BASIC mods that everyone does to a Hayabusa.  It will pretty much include a pipe, air/fuel tuner, air filter (to include sealing the factory air box), race gas, and a few other little things.

As winter passes, I will get a few parts ordered and installed as we approach the next Texas Mile event in March '09!

Hope to see you out at an LSR event....  8) :thumb:

:beechug: .............. :USA:

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