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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-27-2007, 02:54 AM Thread Starter
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Hello out there, I recently purchased a 2005 Hayabusa SPORT BIKE after a 24 year absense from sport riding. I rode Suzuki's in Japan when I was stationed there and loved learning how to ride Japanese style. After I left Japan and since, I have owned every other kind of bike except the fabled sport bike. I am very happy to have one again. YAHOO. The beginning of a beautiful relationship!
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What up frosty.... (guess you will be in a few months)

Show us what ya workin' wit....
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A Busa is a sportbike? I thought it was a sport tourer? j/k I think but welcome and

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Busa is a hell of a bike to buy after a 24 year hiatus...
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Well, be effing careful... a 600 or so may have been a better starting point after 24 years. Today's bikes are ridiculous.

Also, what is riding japanese style?

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BUSA Yahoo

So far it's been a hell of a ride, putting on 300 + every weekend. I've taken the ERC course and consider myself a confident rider but I am well aware of the dangers lurking around every corner. I got my BUSA up to 185 mph earlier this spring , but again w/ no cars/troopers/moose/wild bears or an advancing glacier nearby.

As for Japanese style. I learned to ride their way when I was USN and it made be a better rider. What exactly does that mean?
Tight streets, crazy corners, passing between cars in their lane, mountain passes, Kamikaze riders egging you on, you name it. I earned my stripes over there.

After a 24 year hiatus, you still cannot forget how to ride. AND YES I RIDE W/ safety gear all around, now the only concern one has to keep in mind is the gray matter between one's ears.

The bikes I have owned
1976 Yamaha ???
1977 Suzuki (Jap specific model) GXR 750
1981 special edition Suzuki Katana GSXR 650 (Jap specific model) shaft driven, fuel injected and was not allowed to import to US.
1981 Honda Goldwing
1983 Honda XLR650
1998 Honda Goldwing
1993 Honda Goldwing (great touring)
2005 Suzuki Haybusa


Other Bikes if I would own today

Ducatis (spec. 1098)
BMW 1150/1200 GS
BMW 1200 RS
and BMW sport bike
Suzuki GSXR 1000
Yamaha cruisers
Honda sport bikes
aahhh hell, I like em all (oops exept for Buells (they suck) and HD's (still nice to look at though)
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So far it's been a hell of a ride, putting on 300 + every weekend. I've taken the ERC course and consider myself a confident rider but I am well aware of the dangers lurking around every corner. I got my BUSA up to 185 mph earlier this spring , but again w/ no cars/troopers/moose/wild bears or an advancing glacier nearby.

As for Japanese style. I learned to ride their way when I was USN and it made be a better rider. What exactly does that mean?
Tight streets, crazy corners, passing between cars in their lane, mountain passes, Kamikaze riders egging you on, you name it. I earned my stripes over there.

After a 24 year hiatus, you still cannot forget how to ride. AND YES I RIDE W/ safety gear all around, now the only concern one has to keep in mind is the gray matter between one's ears.

The bikes I have owned
1976 Yamaha ???
1977 Suzuki (Jap specific model) GXR 750
1981 special edition Suzuki Katana GSXR 650 (Jap specific model) shaft driven, fuel injected and was not allowed to import to US.
1981 Honda Goldwing
1983 Honda XLR650
1998 Honda Goldwing
1993 Honda Goldwing (great touring)
2005 Suzuki Haybusa


Other Bikes if I would own today

Ducatis (spec. 1098)
BMW 1150/1200 GS
BMW 1200 RS
and BMW sport bike
Suzuki GSXR 1000
Yamaha cruisers
Honda sport bikes
aahhh hell, I like em all (oops exept for Buells (they suck) and HD's (still nice to look at though)

Rode a Buell?
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ConGrats! thats one sweet ride to have, i just parted recently with my K6 busa to get the K8 im looking to buy the orange one

Post some pix plz
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YES I RODE A 2007 BUELL and it still sucks

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Rode a Buell?
I've ridden dozens of different bikes, and I still think Buell has a long way to go before it can outperform all other sport bikes.
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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-02-2007, 02:19 PM
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If your hiatus was 24 years...

2007-24 = 1983

How did you get your hands on a 1998 and 1993 Goldwing 15 and 10 years before they were released, respectively?


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Congrats on the sled ! up there do they come with skies

It's not who you are it's what you ride. I mean, "Who really cares who you are anyway"!!!!
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hiatus from sport bikes

an answer to your question. I've ridden other classes of bikes
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-11-2007, 07:56 AM
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Oh. That makes sense then!

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