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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 07-21-2005, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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heres the situation.... father and grandfather both passed away when i was 13. both had life insurance. im an only child. i now have a 95mustang runnin 8s in the 1/4. now i am lookin to get a bike. im 6'5'' and 260lbs. im thinkin bout gettin a busa because of the size of the bike and the speed. curious on opinions and suggestions on the buying my 1st bike. also curious when the 187mph top speed gentlemen agreement went into effect. p.s. ive got some riding experience on a cbr600 that a friend owned. he went overseas i babysat the bike. p.s.s. im lookin for a bike i can take out on streets and comfortably ride around no long trips i just dont want anything to extreme to street (like my stang)
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heres the situation.... father and grandfather both passed away when i was 13. both had life insurance. im an only child. i now have a 95mustang runnin 8s in the 1/4. now i am lookin to get a bike. im 6'5'' and 260lbs. im thinkin bout gettin a busa because of the size of the bike and the speed. curious on opinions and suggestions on the buying my 1st bike. also curious when the 187mph top speed gentlemen agreement went into effect. p.s. ive got some riding experience on a cbr600 that a friend owned. he went overseas i babysat the bike. p.s.s. im lookin for a bike i can take out on streets and comfortably ride around no long trips i just dont want anything to extreme to street (like my stang)
First off Biggallemore and ...Dude are you NUTS!!!??? I don't care if you have some rideing experience. a BUSA is WAY!!! too much bike for you right now. You will get hurt so fast I promise.
You need to start out on a 98-02 Gixxer 600, R6, CBR 600, Katana 600, SV650(S), or a new SV650(S).
Here is a thread you NEED to read:
CLICK HERE and please read the whole thread, and any link in here.

Also: look thru the forum and see what everyone thinks on a first bike.
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hey man i never claimed to be completely sain. fastest ive been on a bike is 150mph and around 10.30s in 1/4. lookin to go faster. local guy went from a harley sportster to a 03busa and never wrecked it. im not gonna get crazy with it for a while. would any of the bikes u listed be comfortable for a big guy like me?
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hey man i never claimed to be completely sain. fastest ive been on a bike is 150mph and around 10.30s in 1/4. lookin to go faster. local guy went from a harley sportster to a 03busa and never wrecked it. im not gonna get crazy with it for a while. would any of the bikes u listed be comfortable for a big guy like me?
I am going to be str8 up with you man....you can say you aren't going to get crazy with it for a while....blah blah blah... you will sooner than you think...speed, wheelies, stunts it all comes so quick and it addicting like drugs!!! you have to go sit on these bike to see if they fit you, every bike feels different.
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heres the situation.... father and grandfather both passed away when i was 13. both had life insurance. im an only child. i now have a 95mustang runnin 8s in the 1/4. now i am lookin to get a bike. im 6'5'' and 260lbs. im thinkin bout gettin a busa because of the size of the bike and the speed. curious on opinions and suggestions on the buying my 1st bike. also curious when the 187mph top speed gentlemen agreement went into effect. p.s. ive got some riding experience on a cbr600 that a friend owned. he went overseas i babysat the bike. p.s.s. im lookin for a bike i can take out on streets and comfortably ride around no long trips i just dont want anything to extreme to street (like my stang)
you ride an 8 second stang on the street?...how old are you also, very important in my opinion on whether or not to recommend a busa to a beginner whith little bike experience... what kind of trap speeds you run in the stang, and what track do you run it at........
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thanks for the link. i forgot to mention my girl has a gsxr600 and i have a 66 harley shovel pan.
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im 20. i dont street the stang unless special occ. it runs in the 8.60s on a dart/scat motor with a 300hp shot and a powerglide. full cage ect. and ya stunts, burnouts, ect, are VERY addictive i agree. oh ya i run at KCIR or HPT kansas city and topeka. only made a couple passes tho this year cause switchin to a 408cid with turbo
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Hey man, to TWF.

I'd have to agree with the things that SV and Jack said. Look around the "Beginner Forum" cause I know that I posted a lot about it when I was getting / looking into getting a bike. 20yrs old and a first bike being a 1300 is too much man. Honestly. You may get bored on a 600 fast, like I am and I want to get a 1000, but I still want to get better at riding it before I do that.

Your g/f should be talking some sense into you with this situation being that she already has a GSX-R600.

You can always sell the bike or try to trade it in for a larger bike if you get bored of it. Speed on a bike is no joke, it's much different than in a car. So I'd stay away from the 'busa for a first bike.

Like I stated, SV and Jack stated also, go check out the Beginner's Corner and you can even read the post in "Stunting" about the losing the rider.
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or if u get bored with the 600 you could always just slap on a turbo. n add a little juice. now that there is a great idea. prolly end up dead if you did it but its still a sweet idea.
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or if u get bored with the 600 you could always just slap on a turbo. n add a little juice. now that there is a great idea. prolly end up dead if you did it but its still a sweet idea.

You know the dealer over here told me he can throw a turbo on my bike. I'm not too sure about it though. I'm gonna see if he'll let me ride his Ducati and see how it is with a turbo on it.
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You know the dealer over here told me he can throw a turbo on my bike. I'm not too sure about it though. I'm gonna see if he'll let me ride his Ducati and see how it is with a turbo on it.
i was joking and would never actually recomend a turbo for anyone that wants to ride the twisties ever. i have seen plenty of vids of turbo bikes and the front wheel just never stays down becasue the dayme things build up that much boost and then WAM lets u have it. now if there were a way to supercharge a bike i would but its not possible. dont like the whole turbo lag stuff.
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The guy with the turboed Ducati over here rides it as an every day bike. He has a Honda 954 that he has a turbo and NOS on but he does quatermile with that only. Even has wheelie bars on the 954
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The guy with the turboed Ducati over here rides it as an every day bike. He has a Honda 954 that he has a turbo and NOS on but he does quatermile with that only. Even has wheelie bars on the 954
umm GRAF, I don't think you can't have turbo and nos, you can have a supercharger and nos.
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i think i have heard of turbo and nos, but ....... shudder....... do ya really need it?....just get a Busa if you are puttin that much work in a 600! ( im not implying that you get a busa as a first bike)...to the original question, get a 90's 750 or a 2000+ 600, it'll move your weight, im 220 and the f4i gets me from place to place fast enough for my needs



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i think i have heard of turbo and nos, but ....... shudder....... do ya really need it?....just get a Busa if you are puttin that much work in a 600! ( im not implying that you get a busa as a first bike)...to the original question, get a 90's 750 or a 2000+ 600, it'll move your weight, im 220 and the f4i gets me from place to place fast enough for my needs
ahh hell I don't remember anymore...its been years since I had the nos kit on my car. I used to be into all that ***** when I was into Euro'd out imports and all. None of that matters now. I have a bike although i still have my sports car, and new truck.. but the bike is the fun one now and always will be, ya just can't replace a bike with another vehicle.
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umm GRAF, I don't think you can't have turbo and nos, you can have a supercharger and nos.
I think his NOS bottle is for show, not for go. Not sure. I didn't see like a button for it when I was sitting on it.
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ahh hell I don't remember anymore...its been years since I had the nos kit on my car. I used to be into all that ***** when I was into Euro'd out imports and all. None of that matters now. I have a bike although i still have my sports car, and new truck.. but the bike is the fun one now and always will be, ya just can't replace a bike with another vehicle.

I whole-heartedly agree with you on that one!
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oh ok. could have been an air shifter or heated grips....who knows
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Can't we merge these 2 threads?

Actually, the kid who started this has started like three threads of the same... Honda, Kawasaki and Suzuki. He asked the same question on all of them. Might just be trying to catch you in posts!
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