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Re: Motorcycle-licensed pilots

Post by A-Team » Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:16 pm

Bought it last summer. Rode 14,000Kms in 2.5 Months. Did a lot of Motorcycle Camping.

Based in CYYC, PM me if you ride and want to group ride.
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Re: Motorcycle-licensed pilots

Post by goingmach_1 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:37 pm

Been biking for 40 years. This the latest Steed and I love it!
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Re: Motorcycle-licensed pilots

Post by Airtids » Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:36 pm

Started on a Trail 50, then an XR100, then an XR250R. Living in Europe, had a Moped (I know...) and an NSR400R with periodic access to an RC30. Man, those were AWESOME machines to zip all through Southern Europe on! When I came back home, got a CBR600 and rode it all through University. Got hit by a drunk driver and decided that, coupled with my flying, I had more than enough risk in my life.

Got outta bikes for many years (4x4ing and restoring old sports-cars kept my mechanical itch scratched!) until Mrs. Airtids picked up an '81 Yamaha XS400. Had a fun couple of years on that.

These are the two in our stable right now:
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'78 Trail 90

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'06 Kawasaki Super Sherpa

Both for sale. Both will be missed...
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Re: Motorcycle-licensed pilots

Post by tommywcom » Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:23 pm

I happened to have gotten my motorcycle endorsement and pilot's license in the same year. That was in 2002.

Had a Ducati 749. Then a GSX-R 600 which I commuted to and from work on year-round for 4 years, riding 40 km each way. Best commute of my life.

I don't get to ride much these days with 2 young kids. But no way will I sell my bike cuz as someone has said, it will be much harder to get into another one down the road. That's just how married life really is ...
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Re: Motorcycle-licensed pilots

Post by pdw » Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:40 am

It's refreshing to see the variety of responses and so many participating avitars.

The racing youtube (North Shore) and the tour of the Bigland (Novaboy) are so entertaining. Banking with the bike in the curves there as you're watching it ... feels just like flying
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Re: Motorcycle-licensed pilots

Post by cpt.sam » Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:46 am

I think I would certainly have a bike again, if I weren't a pilot.
Not that flying reduces my ability to 4 wheels.
Flying reduces my savings account to 4 dollars!
I'd say more pilots would still have bikes if early pilot careers paid more, and insurance was cheaper.
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Re: Motorcycle-licensed pilots

Post by Human Factor » Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:35 pm

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I've been considering finding a 'busa for a while
Busa is the King. If I didn't have the RC51, I'd have
to get a Busa. Gen1 would be fine with me.

*snip*
Truth. I've owned two Gen1's (2001 & 2005) and wanted to upgrade to the Gen2 engine, but wasn't crazy about the Gen2 styling... so I bought this crazy-as-bat-sh!t machine:

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2008 B-King... factory Gen2 'Busa streetfighter... love it. Have three other bikes in the garage but this one gets the most miles put on.

PS: Maintainer here, not driver.... 8)
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Re: Motorcycle-licensed pilots

Post by pdw » Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:47 am

A package deal of sleekness ... fairings,floats and fuselage.
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Re: Motorcycle-licensed pilots

Post by skydivepilot » Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:00 pm

Love your B-King and the tasteful mods done to it.
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Re: Motorcycle-licensed pilots

Post by Colonel Sanders » Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:15 pm

wasn't crazy about the Gen2 styling
Heh. I was never crazy about the gen1 styling :wink:

Hard to argue with the results, though.
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Re: Motorcycle-licensed pilots

Post by xchox » Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:36 pm

My trusty ol friend:

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Re: Motorcycle-licensed pilots

Post by Shiny Side Up » Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:52 pm

Colonel Sanders wrote:
wasn't crazy about the Gen2 styling
Heh. I was never crazy about the gen1 styling :wink:

Hard to argue with the results, though.
Supposedly the best ones to get are the initial year models, the ones that weren't limited. Those were the ones I liked the style of best, that copper/aluminum color scheme - which I know wasn't popular, but still screams Hayabusa.

Trivia time: What airplane also bore the name Hayabusa?
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Re: Motorcycle-licensed pilots

Post by Human Factor » Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:03 pm

Shiny Side Up wrote:
Colonel Sanders wrote:
wasn't crazy about the Gen2 styling
Heh. I was never crazy about the gen1 styling :wink:

Hard to argue with the results, though.
Supposedly the best ones to get are the initial year models, the ones that weren't limited. Those were the ones I liked the style of best, that copper/aluminum color scheme - which I know wasn't popular, but still screams Hayabusa.

Trivia time: What airplane also bore the name Hayabusa?
The WW2 Japanese Nakajima Ki-43.

Back to the two-wheeled Hayabusa...

The 1999-2000 model year bikes were not restricted and could top out in the 194-196mph range... from 2001- present, they are restricted to a top speed of 186mph (300kph). Of course, it takes very little to derestrict the later bikes... both my 'Busas ran a TRE (timing retard eliminator) that bypassed the restriction by making the ECU think that the bike was in 5th gear instead of 6th. There's always a way around big brother's meddling. :mrgreen:
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Re: Motorcycle-licensed pilots

Post by nofate » Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:16 pm

My two passions.

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Re: Motorcycle-licensed pilots

Post by Rowdy » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:18 pm

Thats a good lookin scrambler!
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Re: Motorcycle-licensed pilots

Post by Dyna » Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:10 pm

Super Glide Custom purchased new in 2011. It's my first road bike, although I grew up riding dirt bikes. Road Route 66 from Illinois to Kingman, AZ and then headed north to Vegas that first summer. Hell of a trip.
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Re: Motorcycle-licensed pilots

Post by nofate » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:24 pm

Airtids wrote: These are the two in our stable right now:
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'78 Trail 90

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I had a Honda Trail 90 in the '60s when I was a kid. I recently acquired a '69 model that I have fixed up. They are fun little bikes that will go anywhere.

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