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i started on an way old VFR750. had an R6....got bored. got an R1 and a GSXR 1000 for a while. sold those... just bought my busa yesterday. I've only laid down the R6...but it was light damage and all my fault at my own inexperience. That was back in 03....nothing since then. Be safe everyone!!

Hey yeah, welcome aboard! Show some pics will ya!?  :tu:
-Chris

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Chris,
            "Howz about U an me go inside and have a beer and I'll talk about beating the livin' Christmas outta ya?"' 

Uncle Davey

P.S. If I warm up my bikee, will you change the oil for me?   :tu:
"The thrill of Boost cannot be duplicated on earth."

"One drink is too many and a thousand is not enuf."

"Step UP or Step Aside"

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Two wheels moves the soul."

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Chris,
            "Howz about U an me go inside and have a beer and I'll talk about beating the livin' Christmas outta ya?"'  

Uncle Davey

P.S. If I warm up my bikee, will you change the oil for me?   :tu:

I would change your oil alllll day long. Love working on the Busa. Btw,, it would take a long time to beat the Christmas out of me! My sense of giving is eternal.  :mrgreen: I WILL take you up on the beer though. But none of that east coast nancy beer.  :lol:
-Chris

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I'm into Fat Tire right now..........Fort Collins Colorado is their brewry.  :tu:
"The thrill of Boost cannot be duplicated on earth."

"One drink is too many and a thousand is not enuf."

"Step UP or Step Aside"

"Four wheels moves the body,
Two wheels moves the soul."

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Chris,
           I know you are gonna think I have lost what little is left of my functioning brain cells, but ever since I changed the Suzuki oil out and put the Amsoil in my bike, the bike idles at least 100 RPMs higher.  It is not noisy/no engine sounds and actually feels a tad more responsive in the midrange.  160 today was virtually effortless.  Engine braking is nothing less than outstanding. It truly does "shift like butter" both up and down.  If is had boobs and a lower section of female anatomy, I would deevorce Lynda and marry this stupid motorcycle.  :hys: :hys: :hys: :hys: :hys:
Seriously, it is quicker.

Dave :chrs1: :moped: :USA:




« Last Edit: July 14, 2011, 02:38:16 PM by DaveH1948 »
"The thrill of Boost cannot be duplicated on earth."

"One drink is too many and a thousand is not enuf."

"Step UP or Step Aside"

"Four wheels moves the body,
Two wheels moves the soul."

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Maybe you could get her to try Amsoil.  :mrgreen:
-Chris

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Huh?  Who is her?

Oh, Lynda, I see now. 
« Last Edit: July 14, 2011, 04:34:06 PM by DaveH1948 »
"The thrill of Boost cannot be duplicated on earth."

"One drink is too many and a thousand is not enuf."

"Step UP or Step Aside"

"Four wheels moves the body,
Two wheels moves the soul."

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Maybe you could get her to try Amsoil.  :mrgreen:
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2006 Busa: "Thing 3", 1430+cc weekend bike
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Started riding at 12, turn 52 next month so 40 years.  Here is my list. just remember I'm getting old so I may have left one out.
Honda Mini Trail 70
Honda CB 100
Honda XL 175
Honda 750 SS
Honda 900C
Honda 750C
Suzuki Bandit 600
Yamaha FZ1
Suzuki M109
2010 Busa

I traded in the 109. Riding out of the parking lot I just felt like I was going to loop the Busa. Great bike but don't on accident  hit the throttle. That will scare the snot out of you.
I remember a magazine tester's quote when the bike was originally released  "Taking the entrance ramp to the freeway, I cracked open the throttle....70, 80, 90 miles an hour. I did what any sane motorcyclist would do, I changed to second". Wanted one ever since.

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1994 Yamaha 150 Dirter (for Dylan)
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Between the years of 2006 and 2009 I sold off all my bikes and took care of my mom. She died last year at the age of 89.
« Last Edit: July 16, 2011, 08:13:19 PM by DaveH1948 »
"The thrill of Boost cannot be duplicated on earth."

"One drink is too many and a thousand is not enuf."

"Step UP or Step Aside"

"Four wheels moves the body,
Two wheels moves the soul."

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My first bike was a dirt bike when I was 12. Later, around 28 I bought a Ninja 500, then I owned 4 or five Harleys, bought a 2009 Busa, went back to Harleys, and then this year at age 44 went back to a 2011 Busa. I love it! Try to ride everyday. I used to drag race cars and now Im thinkin of drag racing my Busa. I am at the point now where I think I need more power out of it. Getting ready to invest in a Turbo or Nitrous. I am a Nitrous Nut, always have been...LOL :lol:
HARD TO GROW UP  !!

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rider 44,
              Nitrous melts a lotta parts.  Put a good, streetable, quick-spooling turbo on it with a good-controller...............you will fly!!!!!!!!!!!
Dave
"The thrill of Boost cannot be duplicated on earth."

"One drink is too many and a thousand is not enuf."

"Step UP or Step Aside"

"Four wheels moves the body,
Two wheels moves the soul."

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Chris,
           I know you are gonna think I have lost what little is left of my functioning brain cells, but ever since I changed the Suzuki oil out and put the Amsoil in my bike, the bike idles at least 100 RPMs higher.  It is not noisy/no engine sounds and actually feels a tad more responsive in the midrange.  160 today was virtually effortless.  Engine braking is nothing less than outstanding. It truly does "shift like butter" both up and down.  If is had boobs and a lower section of female anatomy, I would deevorce Lynda and marry this stupid motorcycle.  :hys: :hys: :hys: :hys: :hys:
Seriously, it is quicker.

Dave :chrs1: :moped: :USA:





You can do that, it was on another post, bodywork of the bike was made to look like a women laid back, with the rider sitting between her legs :hys: :hys: :hys:
The older you get do you notice you start chickening out way before the bike does

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I'm too old for such shenannigans...........but ya might just talk me into a nice, little, turbo with an intercooler.  :thumb: :wink:
"The thrill of Boost cannot be duplicated on earth."

"One drink is too many and a thousand is not enuf."

"Step UP or Step Aside"

"Four wheels moves the body,
Two wheels moves the soul."

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Re: How much motorcycling experience did you have before buying the Busa?
« Reply #214 on: August 29, 2011, 01:59:53 AM »
Let me speak from a newbie stand point and give my 2 cents I havent had a bike in 8 yrs and my biggest bike then was a 1995 kawasaki ZX6r I rode it like i had a death wish, fast forward 8 yrs later I by an 05 Hayabusa, now I am 40 yrs old and have a family that I want to see everyday but also have a very bad need for speed but in the 3 weeks ive owned my busa I have learned one very very very huge lesson...........RESPECT in case you missed that part let me say it again RESPECT, I have read alot threads about what experience is needed but if your one of the fortunate ones as i was you learn real quick that the busa demands a different level of respect, however coming from an 8 year hiatus and coming from a ZX6R, the biggest obstacle is getting use to the clutch. Beyond that the respect thing is always in my head.
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Re: How much motorcycling experience did you have before buying the Busa?
« Reply #215 on: September 06, 2011, 06:55:23 PM »
That is a very wise statement.  IMO.  :thumb: :tu:
"The thrill of Boost cannot be duplicated on earth."

"One drink is too many and a thousand is not enuf."

"Step UP or Step Aside"

"Four wheels moves the body,
Two wheels moves the soul."

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Re: How much motorcycling experience did you have before buying the Busa?
« Reply #216 on: September 08, 2011, 01:44:53 AM »
Let me speak from a newbie stand point and give my 2 cents I havent had a bike in 8 yrs and my biggest bike then was a 1995 kawasaki ZX6r I rode it like i had a death wish, fast forward 8 yrs later I by an 05 Hayabusa, now I am 40 yrs old and have a family that I want to see everyday but also have a very bad need for speed but in the 3 weeks ive owned my busa I have learned one very very very huge lesson...........RESPECT in case you missed that part let me say it again RESPECT, I have read alot threads about what experience is needed but if your one of the fortunate ones as i was you learn real quick that the busa demands a different level of respect, however coming from an 8 year hiatus and coming from a ZX6R, the biggest obstacle is getting use to the clutch. Beyond that the respect thing is always in my head.

I agree with my buddy Dave. Although, watch one thing even though you may have "respect" down all day long,, complacency will get the best of any of the most respectful rider. Just when you think your are "so good" you just seem to be getting better and better,, then you relax just a bit,,, and because of that,,, then BOOM! You are thrown into a different reality!  :?
-Chris

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Re: How much motorcycling experience did you have before buying the Busa?
« Reply #217 on: September 10, 2011, 12:07:24 AM »
I never owned a busa yet, i have owned a gsxr-750 over 20 years ago, right now i own a kawasaki vulcan 1500, which i like, but am ready to purchase a busa, i have over 22 years of driving a bike, from mopeds, dirt bikes, to sort of street bikes to cruisers.

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Re: How much motorcycling experience did you have before buying the Busa?
« Reply #218 on: September 10, 2011, 08:15:57 PM »
I never owned a busa yet, i have owned a gsxr-750 over 20 years ago, right now i own a kawasaki vulcan 1500, which i like, but am ready to purchase a busa, i have over 22 years of driving a bike, from mopeds, dirt bikes, to sort of street bikes to cruisers.
Welcome to the boards! Hope you find the Busa of your dreams :thumb:
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Re: How much motorcycling experience did you have before buying the Busa?
« Reply #219 on: September 10, 2011, 09:06:36 PM »
I never owned a busa yet, i have owned a gsxr-750 over 20 years ago, right now i own a kawasaki vulcan 1500, which i like, but am ready to purchase a busa, i have over 22 years of driving a bike, from mopeds, dirt bikes, to sort of street bikes to cruisers.
Welcome to the boards! Hope you find the Busa of your dreams :thumb:

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Re: How much motorcycling experience did you have before buying the Busa?
« Reply #220 on: September 10, 2011, 09:24:05 PM »
busas feel about the same as your 20 year old 750  8)
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Re: How much motorcycling experience did you have before buying the Busa?
« Reply #221 on: September 10, 2011, 09:59:49 PM »
I never owned a busa yet, i have owned a gsxr-750 over 20 years ago, right now i own a kawasaki vulcan 1500, which i like, but am ready to purchase a busa, i have over 22 years of driving a bike, from mopeds, dirt bikes, to sort of street bikes to cruisers.
Welcome to the boards! Hope you find the Busa of your dreams :thumb:

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Re: How much motorcycling experience did you have before buying the Busa?
« Reply #222 on: November 15, 2011, 09:24:02 PM »
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Re: How much motorcycling experience did you have before buying the Busa?
« Reply #223 on: November 19, 2011, 04:55:07 AM »
This is the only motorcycle i have ever owned. Well i took the MSF in Jan of 2006 on a sat and sun and bought the bike (a brand 2006 black/grey Busa) on monday . Still have it 3 years,15000 miles and zero crashes later.





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« Reply #224 on: November 19, 2011, 05:00:52 AM »
The details of my riding are quite inconsequential... very well, where do I begin? My father was a relentlessly self-improving Suzuki dealership owner from Belgium with low grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a fifteen year old umbrella girl named Chloe with webbed feet. My father would womanize, he would drink. He would make outrageous claims like he invented the Hayabusa. Sometimes he would accuse corner workers of being lazy. The sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament. My childhood was typical. Summers at Willow Springs, track days. In the spring we'd clean our helmets. When I was insolent I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with two-stroke reeds- pretty standard really. At the age of forty I received my expert road racing license. At the age of forty-four, I watched a Zoroastrian named Vilma ritualistically shave a fur-covered Gixxer. There really is nothing like a shorn motorcycle... it's breathtaking- I highly suggest you try it.
 
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