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post #5986 of 6912
Technically, they are sport tourers, like the ZX14, Blackbird, etc.
post #5987 of 6912
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

People tour on busas? What?

 

You'd be shocked how much of a a soft comfortable ride they have.  Add hard bags, taller windscreen and some heli-bars and you are set

 

 

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I think hayabusas are ugly as sin.

 

 

Me too

post #5988 of 6912

This is all making my brain hurt.

post #5989 of 6912
All they need to do for the Busa is make a bike with a different name and fairings that don't look like a wax sculpture left in the sun. Maybe a stronger subframe. Theres not much difference between something like a Ninja 1000 and a Busa under the skin
post #5990 of 6912
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Having a STR, I rode about 400 miles on the highway recently and it was totally fine. At 80ish wind isn't an issue for me. Above 90 and instantly you feel it and it's super uncomfortable, but I wouldn't maintain that speed on a highway regardless of my bike. A quick pull over 100? Fun. Maybe. Sustained? I'm good. Twisties is where this bike shines though, puts a smile on my face every time. Easily my favorite bike and I've ridden a few good ones.

How was it wind-wise compared to the bonnie? Same?
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

All they need to do for the Busa is make a bike with a different name and fairings that don't look like a wax sculpture left in the sun. Maybe a stronger subframe. Theres not much difference between something like a Ninja 1000 and a Busa under the skin

Kawi did that with the zx14. I'm not sure how well it did in the marketplace
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Heated grips are overhyped AF. Put some on last night, hands were still freezing this morning (~mid 40s, no sunlight). Hope it warms up or my riding season is effectively over, which is weird for NC. I was riding through winter last year.
post #5993 of 6912
Do you have wind/bar blockers on your bike?

I've heard those make more of a difference than the heated grips.

Was talking with the owner of the local bike shop and she said every year she keeps hoping someone will come out with a good solution for her to stock.
post #5994 of 6912
No, but I may look into that next. They *should be* cheap.
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Yup. I think the covers plus grips are the way to go tbh.
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My BMW heated grips get HOT.
post #5997 of 6912
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

Heated grips are overhyped AF. Put some on last night, hands were still freezing this morning (~mid 40s, no sunlight). Hope it warms up or my riding season is effectively over, which is weird for NC. I was riding through winter last year.

Wow, what part of NC are you in? I am seeing low to high 70s and sunshine for the next week in Tennessee.. That said, there have been some pretty cold mornings this past week or so.. Hitting the Blue Ridge Parkway this weekend, and looking forward to it..
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Wow, what part of NC are you in? I am seeing low to high 70s and sunshine for the next week in Tennessee.. That said, there have been some pretty cold mornings this past week or so.. Hitting the Blue Ridge Parkway this weekend, and looking forward to it..
I'm out the door around a quarter to 7.... once the sun's out it's perfect, but the mornings are brutal.
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I think you guys out east got the same cold front we had. Last weekend, I think I woke up to some morning temps in the high 30s, but the last couple days have hit the 70s.


I think I need to buy a bike with more aggressive rider position. I hurt my tailbone (not sure how) a while back and the "standard" position on my kz400 aggravates it, especially over bumps. In fact, I partially think this is why it hasn't really healed yet.

Sounds crazy that you would go more aggressive to relieve pain, but rotating forward really takes the weight off (makes it feel more like a bicycle seat, which I have no problem with). If I scoot myself all of the way forwards on the seat and cheat my feet back on the pegs, it gets much more comfortable. A cruiser seat would be the worst thing I could imagine for it.

So maybe the 'S' version of the SV650 or CBR500r (maybe with new rearsets) instead of the CB500f.

Or you know, maybe a striple.
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

I think you guys out east got the same cold front we had. Last weekend, I think I woke up to some morning temps in the high 30s, but the last couple days have hit the 70s.


I think I need to buy a bike with more aggressive rider position. I hurt my tailbone (not sure how) a while back and the "standard" position on my kz400 aggravates it, especially over bumps. In fact, I partially think this is why it hasn't really healed yet.

Sounds crazy that you would go more aggressive to relieve pain, but rotating forward really takes the weight off (makes it feel more like a bicycle seat, which I have no problem with). If I scoot myself all of the way forwards on the seat and cheat my feet back on the pegs, it gets much more comfortable. A cruiser seat would be the worst thing I could imagine for it.

So maybe the 'S' version of the SV650 or CBR500r (maybe with new rearsets) instead of the CB500f.

Or you know, maybe a striple.


 Find an sv1000 better fork, same reliability, and not much more than the 650. The 650 with setback adapters ​for the naked is a pretty inexpensive mod. Svracing parts carry them and they're pretty cheap.

 

I wish id gone through with the trade I had lined up. Guy sold his bike before I decided. The 1k is supposed to be a fun bike with a bit of room to play with the engine. Less part availability than the 650 though which is what made me hesitate.

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