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Old 11-23-2008, 09:26 PM   #1
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Busa at TWS (Texas World Speedway)... Left hand Curse is broken!

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Old 11-23-2008, 09:30 PM   #2
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Why not track the 600 ?
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Old 11-23-2008, 09:40 PM   #3
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Its a heavy, underpowered bike. But that is an option.

I really dont want to go back to a 600 like I originally planned before the busa but its calling me. I went w the busa cuz I ride far and didn't want get myself into trouble. I suppose if I find one strictly for the track it would be safer then the street rides. But until then the busa suits me very well.
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You were sure cooking out there Matt! I know a few eyebrows were raised when they got passed by a busa, with knees down, and sparks flying! LOL! You are a natural for sure. You are going to have to play with us more often I was speechless when I saw you had ground down your engine cases.

It always a pleasure to have you out there, and a most sincere thank you for all of the folks you have brought out to the track, and the promotion you have done for us.

For those that came yesterday and didnt get to ride the parade laps, I deeply apologize. The stunt show ran long, so we were going to make it up at the end of the day, but everyone was gone.

Anyway, thanks Matt! Glad you had a great time! You always have an open invitation!
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and they say busas cant lean
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Old 11-23-2008, 09:46 PM   #6
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and they say busas cant lean
They can lean..at the expense of draggin hard parts.

Good to see ya out there Matt. You looked reall happy man. Good to see ya smilin like that.
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Old 11-23-2008, 09:49 PM   #7
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You were sure cooking out there Matt! I know a few eyebrows were raised when they got passed by a busa, with knees down, and sparks flying! LOL! You are a natural for sure. You are going to have to play with us more often I was speechless when I saw you had ground down your engine cases.

It always a pleasure to have you out there, and a most sincere thank you for all of the folks you have brought out to the track, and the promotion you have done for us.

For those that came yesterday and didnt get to ride the parade laps, I deeply apologize. The stunt show ran long, so we were going to make it up at the end of the day, but everyone was gone.

Anyway, thanks Matt! Glad you had a great time! You always have an open invitation!
i already know one person that was <---like that bout a busa even being out there...it was funny !!! he was shocked
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Thank you or such kind words!

I do plan to come back next season, and had already once some other things get cleaned up.

But to be honest, my heart is still on the street lol.


and again, I cannot thank you enough Tim for the help w my riding! My entertainment and passion comes last in my world so this was a dream or as mentioned, a curse broken lol. To think I was going to sit at home all weekend; until everyone started PMing/texting asking if I was coming. Thank you all MaxGs, Cdill35, Chase, SmokinJoe, Cyrick21, Tiatool, Hooligan, Solracer, Bubby, Gxxrgirloh2, Pyrofallout, and many others we regularly ride with(please forgive me if I didn't add your name but I'd drop my plans for you any day) including those texting in Amanda, Jenniesweet, Sloshedmrbones, Natasha-chan, SiS plus.

Really, we may have had an interesting ride back at night through 3090 but admit it psyclone, I scared you with the deer and gorillas off 1097 lol.
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So you couldn't turn left like Zoolander?

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My 02' Busa dragged both of the peg feelers at MSRH, so I took them off, like I see you did. On brand new DOT tires I was having issues with traction before I touched down an engine case, mainly the front end washing out slightly. I'm 185 pounds. I dropped the front fork 1/4 inch and that helped a bit but I still had slight front end wash. I was running a 180 in the rear, and rear end traction wasn't a problem.

Have you had your suspension properly set up for spirited riding? Motorcycles Unlimited did mine and the bike handled superbly on the track. It came from the factory with like 2.5 inches of sag and bottomed out fairly easily. The rear was set soft too.

If you haven't, have Patrick do this for you. Made the bike ride like a sportbike, not a pig. It also made it easier to wheelie cause first gear starts were more controllable with less suspension movement front and rear. In short, it made it a whole new bike, even though it was almost new.

And yeah, it was fun passing ducati's and 600rr's on the inside. Especially the guys giving me about bringing Nascar to MSR.
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I prefer the Corsa III's; the rear can spin even at highway speeds if you really get on it in low gears but the compound used on the sides and in the front tires are superb. The aggressively rounded design of the tire also promotes a sharper turn in and makes the bike more nimble. the width compared to a 2ct is shorter; the circumference takes the tread. Other then rain conditions due to no tread in the center of the rear, I've never had traction issues w those tires.

I went back to a 55 series for even more height knowing I was going Saturday. I didn't have time/conditions to scrub the whole tire in so we did it on the first lap of the session before we started going good.

Suspension: I have a skeleton triple w widened grip and the front is down 1.30"(part of what caused the trim to hit Saturday) but also allows more control. I readjusted the suspension knowing I didn't need the normal the extra compression to rebound the front to protect from wheelies and softened the rear dampening since I wasn't going to be two up to help squat which really improved acceleration set as well(kicked alot more then I remembered since the last time on the straights lol.)

Other then that, I kept the mirrors on since the turn signals are wired into them. tighten the chain to 1.25", dropped the idle adjustment back and tightened the throttle control so I wouldnt dip during shifts but retain an idle at 1300. W the normal GP shifting it was instant response while shifting w the clutch.

Beginning to end, it was 20 minutes of bike inspection/adjustment(besides mounting a new tire and filling the rear w tape/tools) on Friday and another 20 at the track to unpack, remove the side mounted license plate and tape up the bike.
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Nice pics, you were haulin azz Matt! It was great seein you on the track
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Thank you or such kind words!

I do plan to come back next season, and had already once some other things get cleaned up.

But to be honest, my heart is still on the street lol.


and again, I cannot thank you enough Tim for the help w my riding! My entertainment and passion comes last in my world so this was a dream or as mentioned, a curse broken lol. To think I was going to sit at home all weekend; until everyone started PMing/texting asking if I was coming. Thank you all MaxGs, Cdill35, Chase, SmokinJoe, Cyrick21, Tiatool, Hooligan, Solracer, Bubby, Gxxrgirloh2, Pyrofallout, and many others we regularly ride with(please forgive me if I didn't add your name but I'd drop my plans for you any day) including those texting in Amanda, Jenniesweet, Sloshedmrbones, Natasha-chan, SiS plus.

Really, we may have had an interesting ride back at night through 3090 but admit it psyclone, I scared you with the deer and gorillas off 1097 lol.
nope, I just never heard of gorillas in Texas, truth be told I could only barely make out the shape of them in the dark. As for the deer, they only scare me when they pop up on the road in the middle of the night right in front of me. Thats why I hunt them. (any one need deer meat after thanks giving? I may have some when I am done.)
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those are statues of gorillas dorkfish....


there weren't any fences... Im just a really good actor 'looking' for set gorillas and finding them lol
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That is awesome. That is some serious lean on the busa. I shoulda went down the novice and rolled with ya!
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Luis, what happened to the BUSA?

Matt that run must have been pretty sweet. One day I will have mine back in TX and get some track time.
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