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Old 08-19-2005, 09:20 AM   #11
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Quite a bit of difference between a Daytona and a 'Busa, don't you think?
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Old 08-19-2005, 09:27 AM   #12
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I didn't know that doing donuts in Snohomish county cul-de-sacs were so challenging.
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Old 08-19-2005, 09:30 AM   #13
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Obviously someone has never ridden the Dan Ryan - now under construction, as always, and scarey as hell.
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Old 08-19-2005, 09:48 AM   #14
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Default Aerodynamics?

The Busa's soap-bubble lines help its fuel economy and top speed. Round is better at subsonic speeds, and that is why the Busa has always out-performed the Kaw - even thought the Kaw has a power advantage. It's amazing how much wind resistance effects performance on motorcycles; and even more amazing how so many companies seem to ignore "Aeros."



Okay, aeros can be ugly - ie. the 94 series Saab, one of the most aerodynamic cars of its day (one the first cars ever to be designed in a wind tunnel) and ugly as a sea goat.
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Old 08-19-2005, 09:48 AM   #15
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Funny. I just think we have more curves on U.S. 2 in WA state then the entire state of Illinois...
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Old 08-19-2005, 09:48 AM   #16
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yes, i'm conflicted...i've got primo canyons outside my door when i'm working (big bend national park area), but i also have 2+ hours on the interstate to deal with anytime i want to ride home on a weekend.
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Old 08-19-2005, 09:52 AM   #17
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If you mean scary traffic I would agree that Chicago traffic is way more scary/mile.... than polite laid back Seattle. But it is congested out here...not as bad as LA but getting there. People are still moving here. Did I mention it rains 11 months out of the year. So people should know that before they move out here...i.e stop comming...
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Old 08-19-2005, 09:53 AM   #18
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Default Sorry for so much input, but I'm not around much anymore.

So I'm sorta wondering how often your Busa finds itself at, or near, the speed limit.
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Old 08-19-2005, 09:56 AM   #19
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I hope that you're keeping track of all the particulars for a review.

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Old 08-19-2005, 10:04 AM   #20
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It's just a light drizzle most of the time. With highs around 75 in August, the place is wonderful. I lived the past two years in Lynden, just North of Bellingham. Just a little cooler and less humid than Charleston, SC where I live now.
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