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Posted: 8/2/2005 10:34:14 PM EDT
I ask because I got bit by the black rifle bug and I hardley ever frequent the bike forums anymore. Oh by the way, I ride a 03 busa....

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a329/flco/busa012.jpg
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 5:23:28 AM EDT
Nice.

I have a 00' RC51 and a 93' Ducati 888 in MINT condition in my house.

I really wanted a new zx10 of Gixxer, but figured I'd wait till next year and see what happens with Honda, Kawi, Yam.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 7:26:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/8/2005 7:58:25 AM EDT by michaelj1978]
I've got an 02 SV650S



Lightly modded:

BT010's front and rear
.85kg racetech springs, racetech emulators, and 20wt oil up front.
GSXR 750 rear shock
TBR slip on exhaust, stock header ceramic/chrome coated. (5,000 miles on header in the pic, doesn't fade or change color)
140 main jets
removed chain guard
Galfer SS lines up front and "black" galfer pads.
Intuitive "pro" frame sliders.

Night and day difference over a stock SV suspension wise.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 11:20:58 AM EDT
At the moment I have a Yamaha TRX-850 (not the Honda quad). It's an 850cc twin, '99 model. I've had it since new, 6 years now. Not the fastest bike on the road but lots of low end torque and it's good for 220 kmh (about 138 mph). It's almost completely stock except for some mild aftermarket cams, but I'll make a few more changes between now and the end of the year. Braided brake lines, R1 "bluespot" brake calipers (they bolt straight on), replacement exhaust cans, and some suspension tuning. Probably some Racetech Goldvalve suspension inserts will go in as well.

What's it like? Yamaha decided to clone a late 90's Ducati 900SS but didn't want to be completely obvious about it. The TRX was the result. It's a parallel twin but has the same type of crank as a 90 degree V-2.

If I had to get a new bike tomorrow the Suzuki SV-1000 , Honda VTR-1000 or Yamaha FZ-1 would be my first preferences (not neccesarilly in that order).
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 11:49:44 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 12:43:26 PM EDT
<--- CBR 1100XX with 55K miles on the clock.


Sheep
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 10:54:50 PM EDT
R1...lets see if I can figure out how to post a pic...
http://fordtruckworld.tenmagazines.com/gallery/NASCARTRUCK/354640.jpg
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 2:27:40 PM EDT
Sorta.

If you consider a Kawasaki EX500 (Ninja 500R for the newer models) than I'm a sportrider, of sorts.

WIZZO
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 9:54:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/5/2005 9:55:25 PM EDT by bung]

Originally Posted By shootemup:
Nice.

... Ducati 888 in MINT condition...



Pics please!

Here is my 02 Triumph Speed Triple...



And the bike I am currently lusting after. It's a custom Triumph Rocket III (2300cc, 147 ft-lb of torque).

Link Posted: 8/5/2005 10:35:10 PM EDT
You bought a busa instead of a RDIAS? Man oh man, you got issues

Then again, I bought an 03 SV650S instead of two M11's
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 12:17:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MisterPX:
You bought a busa instead of a RDIAS? Man oh man, you got issues hen



Yeah, yeah, yeah......I know, but there is not too many feelings that come close to doing 180 on two wheels, well except maybe doing 180 on one wheel
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 4:38:31 AM EDT
Sorta, as I just bought a 05 Suzuki Katana 600, I know some no longer consider this a true sport bike but its real world fast and handle much better than I need, previous bike was a suzuki volusia, so this is a big step up in performance. Definitely a fun bike and not as uncomfortable as I thought a sportbike would be.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 10:17:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/27/2005 6:22:24 AM EDT by Freakinout]
2001 Ninja 500R (modified hehe)







Woodcraft rearsets
Jardine header and midpipe
V&H SSR2 carbon fiber can
Shortened dogbones
lowered front end 1"
clip-ons
'01 gsxr 600 steering damper
Pirelli Diablos - 120/70 Front
Metzeler M-1 150/60 rear
K&N air pods
Stage 3 rejetting
Fender eliminated
Targa full lower
DID 520 Chain
Custom paint job, '96 Ford Mustang Metallic silver, with extra metallic added and blue pearl sprayed in with the clear coat.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 6:41:26 AM EDT
Always nice to hear from another Busa owner. Nice color on your bike. I have a black/silver 2001 with an Akrapovic pipe and a 2000 Honda RC51.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 7:02:59 AM EDT
2002 Honda CBR F4i...

Link Posted: 8/8/2005 1:58:36 PM EDT
2003 Kawasaki ZZR-600 (ZX-6E) that I bought at 5,580 miles last June and now has 14,950 miles on the clock. I love this bike and have been looking to upgrade to something similar, but of more power. I was really wanting a mint ZX-11. Or a 'Busa. But now that I've heard that Kawi may possibly build the new king of big-bore sportbikes (maybe an '06 ZZR-1300), I may be heading that direction when it comes out. I saw the pics in the latest issue of Cycle World (or was it Motorcyclist?) and I LIKEEEEEEE!!!

'03 ZZR-600
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 9:56:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/8/2005 9:56:48 PM EDT by 44Punk]
In about one week this will be sitting in my driveway
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 5:56:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bung:

Here is my 02 Triumph Speed Triple...

img85.imageshack.us/img85/4655/bikenew6co.jpg

img151.imageshack.us/img151/9168/84281hf.jpg



When you're done with that triple, pass it my way, yum!
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 4:42:23 AM EDT
My beloved 1992 Honda CBR 600F2:



Bought it new in '92. I had the custom paint (I did the decals/graphics myself) done in 1993.

I also did the following upgrades in '93:

Ferodo oversize rotors and pads;

Fren-Tubo kevlar brake lines;

Factory jet kit;

V&H SS2R pipe;

Fox Racing Shock;

Progressive front springs;

Targa Solo Seat cowling;

Zero-Gravity windscreen;

Scorpio bike alarm...

Oh, how I loved this bike. Sadly, it is no longer mine... My cousin made "an offer I could not refuse" in 2000 and the bike was sold.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:44:44 PM EDT
just bought a 2001 honda 929RR to keep my softail company...
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 7:49:42 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 2:37:32 PM EDT
Old bike

Looks alot like that 500 Ninja!!!

Current ride
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:29:25 PM EDT
Hmmmmm, Does this 05' Ducati ST4s count?

Link Posted: 9/4/2005 2:42:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/4/2005 2:45:11 PM EDT by MikeG23]

Originally Posted By bung:
And the bike I am currently lusting after. It's a custom Triumph Rocket III (2300cc, 147 ft-lb of torque).
img151.imageshack.us/img151/9168/84281hf.jpg



Why is it that this bike looks so sweet, but the picture on the triumph website looks disproportionate. Is it just because it’s 2 dimensional or is the gas tank really that tall.

www.triumph.co.uk/usa/263.aspx

ETA: I see they have different rear fenders and different seats. Do they have the same tank? Are they even the same bike?
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 5:24:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 6:44:45 PM EDT
i trafef my 2005 BMW F650gs for a 2006 BMW K1200R had it for one month and one day when it was parked at work an asshat ran it over
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 6:51:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BURN:
i trafef my 2005 BMW F650gs for a 2006 BMW K1200R had it for one month and one day when it was parked at work an asshat ran it over



ouch
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 7:15:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 44Punk:
In about one week this will be sitting in my driveway
i15.photobucket.com/albums/a397/johnmontoya44/action5_large.jpg



Sweet!!

I have only met one other ARFCOM member that rides a BUELL.

My 2000X1 Lightning Almost Fully Modded
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 5:24:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2005 5:26:07 PM EDT by jasondcrum]
Welcome. Nice 'Busa I love the color.

I too have no respect for life. Full boost, straight to Heaven.

Link Posted: 9/9/2005 12:46:53 AM EDT
sold my turbocharged hayabusa last year.

i miss the sound of the turbo and blow off when you let off the throttle. the pull that bike had was awesome and made everything else feel slow. riding a 200+hp bike after that was no thrill at all.

other than the feel under full boost in a straight line i dont miss anything else about riding the busa.

if you guys like speed on your busas, put a turbo kit on them. i used to sit in traffic on hot days and everything. it was as streetable as stock honestly. i had a heavier clutch in there and that was the only difference from a stock feel because the clutch lever was alot stiffer but i got used to it real quick.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 4:03:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By knightvision:
sold my turbocharged hayabusa last year.

i miss the sound of the turbo and blow off when you let off the throttle. the pull that bike had was awesome and made everything else feel slow. riding a 200+hp bike after that was no thrill at all.

other than the feel under full boost in a straight line i dont miss anything else about riding the busa.

if you guys like speed on your busas, put a turbo kit on them. i used to sit in traffic on hot days and everything. it was as streetable as stock honestly. i had a heavier clutch in there and that was the only difference from a stock feel because the clutch lever was alot stiffer but i got used to it real quick.



Which turbo kit did you go with?
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 4:28:54 AM EDT
i had a velocity racing kit. they are the most expensive but they are built really well and probably the best from what i have heard. my only experience is with velocity racing though. i had the base kit (stage 1) i think they called it. it spooled up really quick and at around 5500 rpm.

the base kits were $4800 or so before but i would bet they may be even more money now. when you lift the tank and a nicely polished plenum is sitting there it just looks awesome compared to what the airbox looks like.

i have met barry henson (the owner of velocity) and he is a hell of a nice guy and will help you out any way he can. i had to have him look at my bike to check something at a local race and he was more than willing to do it even though he had his own bikes to work on at the track. he owns and races the fastest and quickest hayabusa in the world and has the records to prove it...atleast as of last year.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 6:37:43 AM EDT
Mine has the HRC upgrade turbo kit- 300 hp @ the crank. I think it fits great and it uses a standard slip on pipe as well.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 7:30:07 AM EDT
05 R1 bitches!






Link Posted: 9/9/2005 12:30:52 PM EDT
I've had a '88 CBR1000F, '90 VFR750F, '94 CBR1000F and now I ride a 2000 Valkyrie because the wife loves to ride with me. I need another sportbike for myself. Been looking at 1100XX and 'Busas, want something with a little more heft and comfort than a race replica. I like the looks of the naked sportbikes.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 7:28:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/12/2005 8:00:37 AM EDT by akethan]




1984 RZ350, I totally rebuilt the bike 2 years ago.

30mm Carbs, Spec 2 F1 pipes, Spec 2 stage 2 porting, Spec 2 clutch, with a milled head.

@70hp and only 275#'s

New shock and fork springs, braided brake lines and new rubber.

The only reason I have that stupid K&N sticker is to cover up a spot where the previous owner laid it over



My son's '05 PW50 with the restricter removed. He rides it like a madman and he's only 3.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 8:00:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By akethan:




1984 RZ350, I totally rebuilt the bike 2 years ago.

30mm Carbs, Spec 2 F1 pipes, Spec 2 stage 2 porting, Spec 2 clutch, with a milled head.

@70hp and only 275#'s

New shock and fork springs, braided brake lines and new rubber.


img.photobucket.com/albums/v625/akethan/4e5b7068.jpg

My son's '05 PW50 with the restricter removed. He rides it like a madman and he's only 3.



Thats a very sweet RZ350, those things are freakin cool!
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 2:20:19 PM EDT
My buddies young grandson was given a small bike that he liked to ride hard. He ended up hitting something head on and went over the bars. Caught his thigh on them and snapped the bone. He was in a body cast for months.
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 2:32:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By valkyrie0002:
My buddies young grandson was given a small bike that he liked to ride hard. He ended up hitting something head on and went over the bars. Caught his thigh on them and snapped the bone. He was in a body cast for months.



Nice contribution.

People die in car accidents everyday, does that keep you from driving one everyday?



Link Posted: 9/12/2005 5:23:15 PM EDT
It's the 12 yrs as a MSF instructor talking.

I ride with knowledge of the risks I must accept everytime I go for a ride. Too many riders are not aware of the risks and therefore can not begin to try to reduce that risk. My friend's grandson was given minimal instruction. He was learning as most riders do, from others who have no formal training and who don't know the best/proper way to operate a bike.

Most riders, if you ever took a MSF course or watched a Keith Code video or any other good training videos you quickly realize how poor your riding skills really are.

Its the same as all the people that ride sportbikes or (anybike) irresponsibly, as in too fast or stunting, all without regard for their own safety and that of others near them.

If you ride beyond your skill level too often it will eventually catch up with you.

I've been around lots of riders that thought their skills were much better than average, when in fact they didn't even have a grasp of the basic skills needed to operate a bike.

Sorry for the hijack. I just want all my fellow riders/shooters to have fun AND ride safe.
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 6:28:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By valkyrie0002:
It's the 12 yrs as a MSF instructor talking.

I ride with knowledge of the risks I must accept everytime I go for a ride. Too many riders are not aware of the risks and therefore can not begin to try to reduce that risk. My friend's grandson was given minimal instruction. He was learning as most riders do, from others who have no formal training and who don't know the best/proper way to operate a bike.

Most riders, if you ever took a MSF course or watched a Keith Code video or any other good training videos you quickly realize how poor your riding skills really are.

Its the same as all the people that ride sportbikes or (anybike) irresponsibly, as in too fast or stunting, all without regard for their own safety and that of others near them.

If you ride beyond your skill level too often it will eventually catch up with you.

I've been around lots of riders that thought their skills were much better than average, when in fact they didn't even have a grasp of the basic skills needed to operate a bike.

Sorry for the hijack. I just want all my fellow riders/shooters to have fun AND ride safe.




And what do you ride?

Eventually you are going to fall. I broke my arm when I was 15 on my 125 racing at Dutch in MI.

My first bike IS a 1969 Artic Cat Whisker (still have it) no training wheels then. I used to ride the 100 mile loop in Baldwin MI on my XR75 when I was 10.

That was my training, I hope can be as good as my father.

Link Posted: 9/13/2005 7:29:35 PM EDT
An aught-one VFR800FI Interceptor



Link Posted: 9/13/2005 7:36:42 PM EDT
99Yamaha YZF600R in red.

the usual quick tweaks...

Exhaust

Jet Kit

Air Filter

And a custom built one off electronic shifter.

Sorry no pics right now, but there isn't a scratch on her.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 11:26:52 AM EDT
Old school 97 YZF750R. Just rolled 64,000 miles. After 12 years riding sportbikes, I'm getting a HD next. Then the YZF will spend its remaining days on the track as a full on racebike.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 1:15:25 PM EDT
'03 Aprilia Tuono
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 1:21:43 PM EDT
'03 Kawasaki ZX-6R(636)
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 1:41:56 PM EDT
2000 Honda RC51 and 2001 Suzuki Hayabusa.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 6:56:15 PM EDT
My 05 EX500R...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v698/phobos512/DSC00436.jpg

I'm a new rider, been doing it since Feb, took the MSF course last Sept, have lots of gear, think I'm doing pretty OK thus far. No heroics though. :)

Hey FreakinOut, I SWEAR I've seen that bike before, are you on EX500Riders.com?
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 7:26:57 AM EDT
2002 Yamaha FZ1- in the fastest color, BLACK.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 3:28:04 PM EDT
1999 Ducati 996, and 1998 Kawasaki ZX9 (Custom Dan Kyle) Race Bike. Next bike will be a 2006 GSXR-1000.



Pic of me at Buttonwillow.


Settin up for a pretty fast left-hander...



Link Posted: 9/17/2005 3:48:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By yzl337:
'03 Aprilia Tuono



Until you post pics,your statement is nothing more than interweb bravado.
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