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Old 02-24-2014, 02:09 PM   #1
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Talking Getting back on the saddle soon!!!

Well, it has now been nearly 2 years since I sold my last Hayabusa and now the time has come! I need another Hayabusa and I need it now!!! Well, actually 2 months from now. I'm posting this thread to pick MH's brains; below I'll post a list of what I'm looking for and what I have to offer.
  • 2003-2007 Suzuki Hayabusa
  • Stock suspension and swing arm
  • Stock fairings, no paintjobs
  • Color scheme, any stock scheme but I'd prefer the black/gray, solid maroon, black/maroon, solid black and solid gunmetal gray.
  • No chip / programmer
  • No shorty exhaust (4-1, 4-2 afm, or stock)
  • 17K miles or less
  • No prior wrecks
  • 100 miles or less from Houston
  • $4,500-$8,500 cash

So far, I've only found one bike that fits the criteria I'm looking for and it's in Beaumont, I already called the guy and said I'd go look at it at the end of March (I'm away on work and will have a 1 week rotation March 26th), so if anyone can volunteer to check out a bike for me, that would be awesome, otherwise, I'll hopefully pick this one up when I'm in town next month.

I want something like this
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Old 02-24-2014, 02:12 PM   #2
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Why buy a gen 1? Gen 2 is worlds better. And who doesnt put a programmer on a bike. I think its silly to insist it doesnt have one. You are looking for 100% stock. If you can manage over 7,000.00 you need to be looking at a 08 or newer
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im cuirous why a busa? cause its fast as ?
Out of all of the bikes I've owned, the Hayabusa is the bike that fits me like a glove, I'm not into drag nor track, I just love to ride and some of the guys I've ridden with here can attest that I'm not afraid to ride it hard on the curves; however, I mainly love the busa because it fits my frame perfectly. I'm 6'-1" 270 (meso), so not only would I look funny on a 600, but I'd have back pains, wrist pains and chest cavity. The only reason why I rode the 900 RR for so long is because she was my first love and it was hard to let go. No bullshit, I cried when I sold that bike.
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Why buy a gen 1? Gen 2 is worlds better
Since I've already owned 2, I just love the tail on them. I do like the gen 2's, but the tail is just ugly to me, I think the gen 1 tail is sexy and the gen 2 is futuristic , just me though. I'm sure is has more to do with having owned 2 already.
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Why buy a gen 1? Gen 2 is worlds better. And who doesnt put a programmer on a bike. I think its silly to insist it doesnt have one. You are looking for 100% stock. If you can manage over 7,000.00 you need to be looking at a 08 or newer
Agreed, now that you've gotten into the subject of the gen 2's, I actually haven't looked at any, you may be the one to convert me from the gen 1 religon . Show me a few if you got a minute, otherwise, I'll check them out later. Oh, and I agreed that I can get something newer for the amount of cash, but like a said, I just need to look at some cause I'm still stuck in the past. I just truly love the gen 1 body . I'm sure a gen 2 would grow on me because they have many good qualities (I love the cluster on those), but that tail just makes me back down. But please show me a few and I'll definitely look into it.

The plan is that I need to have my mind made up 2 months from now, no later.

(Since we've talked on a more personal note, I'm sure you know why I want to get back out there, and what better way to do it than on a busa (or any bike, but I want a busa) )
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They make more power, have better suspension, cool better, and have better brakes. Done !
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They make more power, have better suspension, cool better, and have better brakes. Done !
Now that you mention it, I put a lower temp fan switch on both of my old busa's because they ran hot (nature of the gen 1). Glad you brought that up, I totally forgot about that.

Well, I'll surf the intewebz tonight and look at some gen 2's.

Thanks for getting the brain cells going
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I believe you and congrats on getting a new bike.
I'll take that as a compliment

Thanks, I'm excited and ready to get back on two wheels.
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Since I've already owned 2, I just love the tail on them. I do like the gen 2's, but the tail is just ugly to me, I think the gen 1 tail is sexy and the gen 2 is futuristic , just me though. I'm sure is has more to do with having owned 2 already.
So, put a gen 1 tail on a gen 2. Problem solved. It would probably not be a straight bolt-on job, but if thats your only hang-up then it is easily solved.
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So, put a gen 1 tail on a gen 2. Problem solved. It would probably not be a straight bolt-on job, but if thats your only hang-up then it is easily solved.
Now that bluewave18 brought up the cooling topic, I'm definitely interested in looking at the gen 2's. Each of my bikes have always been commuters and I've learned which ones don't like the hot summer traffic and a busa gen 1 is definitely in the list. The worst bike I ever had for the summer was the Duc ST2, a comfy bike but it don't like the TX heat

The tail is definitely my big hang up, but I won't butcher a perfectly good bike just because of one detail, I'm going to look over a few dozen tonight and maybe I'll convert but I'm definitely all for checking out other options. Bottom line, it will be a busa, but between gen 1 or 2....therin lies the rub.
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Well, I looked through some gen 2 busas last night and didn't find an "good ones" that fit my price range. I found many that were at a good price but they were either stretched, crashed, painted over with poor paint jobs and some with "custom" paint jobs. I'll keep looking, but if anyone sees anything out there worth looking at, post it here. Thanks.
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Out of all of the bikes I've owned, the Hayabusa is the bike that fits me like a glove, I'm not into drag nor track, I just love to ride and some of the guys I've ridden with here can attest that I'm not afraid to ride it hard on the curves; however, I mainly love the busa because it fits my frame perfectly. I'm 6'-1" 270 (meso), so not only would I look funny on a 600, but I'd have back pains, wrist pains and chest cavity. The only reason why I rode the 900 RR for so long is because she was my first love and it was hard to let go. No bullshit, I cried when I sold that bike.
oh ok thats a good reason, and its fast as

i feel ur pain about bikes geting hot on a commute my 675 gets hot as lke borderline over heat, scares me.
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Wow 2 years. Welcome back to the madness.
Asking for a hayabusa without mods is like asking a gangsta rapper refrain from profanity..

My 2001 hayabusa was awesome. I had stiffened the suspension and raised the rear up 1". I also geared it down ( 1 down front & 3 up rear). That bike was a beast.. Even 2 up .. Handled awesome. Sold it when I moved to Ohio. Those narrow hairpin turns on the goat trails I frequented made that bike seem too much. Wish I still had it.
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Wow 2 years. Welcome back to the madness.
Asking for a hayabusa without mods is like asking a gangsta rapper refrain from profanity..

My 2001 hayabusa was awesome. I had stiffened the suspension and raised the rear up 1". I also geared it down ( 1 down front & 3 up rear). That bike was a beast.. Even 2 up .. Handled awesome. Sold it when I moved to Ohio. Those narrow hairpin turns on the goat trails I frequented made that bike seem too much. Wish I still had it.
What's up Jimrad, well last time I rode with you I still had my 2006 Busa! I believe that was the day that we had a rider go down on the yellow R6, which I remember she recovered well from.

Yeah, I know that everyone jacks with the Busa's, but I just like them bone stock or closest to stock as possible. I've seen too many people screw up a perfectly good Busa just because "this should look good on it" , but I'll be more than happy with the 07 Gen 1 up top for $7750.00

The only thing I'd do to it is put on a full exhaust 4-1, 12v outlet and a gps mount. I might also do saddle bags again, I had some sport saddle bags on my 05 Busa and it looked good with the bags on, plus I kept a tery cloth on each side between the bag and fairing so it wouldn't scuff it up. I like long hauls on my Busas, I ended up putting more than 30k miles on the last Busa I sold.
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Wow, I've been doing some research on the Gen 2's and they're definitely much better mechanically and in appearance, the tail isn't such a big deal after all. The problem now is that every search I make comes back with awesome deals, each one further from home. So now I'm going to continue digging until I find the best deal and just go out there to pick it up. I've found some outstading deals in Charlotte, NC and Easly, SC.
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Found a 2012 Busa with 3.9K miles and in good shape for $11,500 otd and I'm really thinking about it. Please post opinions or other options, here's the one I found http://www.columbiapowersports.com/n...55&pov=3564503
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I am a Suzuki fanatic,but if I was to buy a streetbike it would be a gen2 Zx14.Lots better bike than a Busa.
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I am a Suzuki fanatic,but if I was to buy a streetbike it would be a gen2 Zx14.Lots better bike than a Busa.
Really? I've never been on a Zx14 so I can't say much about'em. Swaying from Gen 1 to Gen 2 Busa is not that bad, but swaying completely away from Suzuki, that's a stretch for me. Could you please share a little more detail as to why the Zx14 is a better choice? I'm actually curious to know, although I hate that banana seat, I still want to know what is about it that would make you put it against a Busa.
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