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Old 08-22-2005, 09:58 AM   #71
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I always though that a busa with corbin bags would be a fantastic sport tour machine. My friend has just that but decided to put a turbo on just for the hell of it.
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Old 08-22-2005, 10:25 AM   #72
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Did you check out a CBR1100xx? I own one and they are a better all around ST mount. Though not as high in the HP department you won't get stranded like you might with a Busa. Just check out the known problems between these two bikes.

http://www.hayabusa.org/cgi-bin/busa...t=SF;f=10;st=0

http://www.cbr1100xxforums.org/forum...56fefd5e 9bcb



The only common problem with the XX seems to be a weak regulator which I as of 30k on my 99 have not experienced
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Old 08-22-2005, 10:33 AM   #73
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My 2005 Busa got 42.3 mpg on it's first tank of gas. This was all highway miles and I varied the speed between 60 and 85 mph. Went 192 miles before low gas light came on. I'm sure gas milage will go down once I start givin' it the whip after it's broken in, but still, it's nice to know it can get great gas milage if driven moderately.
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Old 08-22-2005, 10:36 AM   #74
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Too much traffic on most of 2 though. Maybe northwestern IL just south of WI would have a few curves.



Having lived much of my life in Washington I know there are lots of great roads, but Norcal is hard to beat for motorcyclists. Lots of great roads, mostly decent weather, and lane-splitting to deal with the traffic.



See, that should steer a few of them further south.



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Old 08-22-2005, 10:59 AM   #75
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What is the known problem that will strand the Busa and not the XX? Honda doesn't even make the XX anymore, so buying a new one is pretty much out unless you can find old one sitting at the dealer.
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Old 08-22-2005, 11:31 AM   #76
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You can still get a new one for around 8700,left over 04. Lots of low milage used ones for a song.

Busas have had so many problems over the years I can't just pick one issue. The link I posted has 35 pages of problems dating back to 02. Now I do know a couple of Busas that have had no problems but they seem to be the minority.
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Old 08-22-2005, 02:14 PM   #77
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You can get em for a song for a reason. Please pick one problem that will leave the Busa on the side of the road, like you stated above. I can't really find one, but maybe you can read better than me.
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Old 08-22-2005, 03:13 PM   #78
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Please don't send any more people to CA, especially Los Angeles. Thanks.
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Old 08-22-2005, 03:42 PM   #79
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Hey bk6a --



Interesting set of choices and neither a bad one. I've never ridden a Busa, though I know a couple of guys that own them. Generally they love them, but complain about mileage in the low to mid 30s and chewing up rear tires pretty fast (3-5K on Bridgestone 010/020 combo). I have a Triumph Sprint RS (similar riding position and de-tuned version of the Daytona motor). In 22K miles it's been dead reliable, high 40s/low50s for mileage, good on tires and brings a big smile to my face with every twist of the throttle...



A bit of a bias towards the Daytona 955i, but like I said, they're both good choices. You might check www.t955i.net for more info. It's a Swedish site and a lot of those guys use Daytonas for sport-touring... Cheers!
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Old 08-22-2005, 06:52 PM   #80
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The guy from www.pashnit.com tours on a busa and has some interesting mods to it. The address is here: http://www.pashnit.com/hayabusa-mods.htm

This guy tours all the california roads and maps them on his website.
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