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Thinkin bout an I-4

The Downtown crew will have fun with this one but I think I want to make the move to the dark side and go I-4, Busa Style

I had quite a few offers to do some touring this year and the tiller is not the best bike for such riding - I think that I could do such riding on a Busa and the cost of an '04-'05 is just in my range - For those of you racer types that may know Jason Temme (Kim) and the ride to the Smoky Mts that he once put on a few yrs back, well the tradition is being upheld by his bro Justin who has talked me into it and I would really enjoy riding there instead of trailering the tiller - Okay, where is all this going you might ask, well, here goes:

1. Anyone ever tour on a Busa?
2. If so, aftermarket bags and such?
3. Do I REALLY need to do any mods to one or is stock mfg just fine?

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What, after you promoted your twin so heavily last season; I am stunned. Are you sure you don't want a touring bike, if you are going to do that long of a run. Your lower back will be killing you on the Busa.

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Aww man, twas a rough weekend for the chompers and the jaw - The Norco's have provided some help but have also delivered a bit of booty lock

I know, I never thought I would ever own an I-4 and REALLY REALLY want an 998 but I think I may consider more of an ST style and I spoke with a few that pointed me towards a Busa or 12R or even the katana looking ZX-14

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The Busa is a great all around bike........but it's not a Twin. Go pick up a Ducati ST like Rick and Anna, or a Futura and you'll be much happier.

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you might want to throw in the kawi zzr1200

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Not a real fan of the ST 3's and 4's (no offense R & A) and if I stay twin, it would be a 998 and I would hold of on a Sport Tour for a while- I have aboooot $10K to fug with so I was lookin used Busa for around $9K and then a G for all the bags and such

I know most flame the tiller but I love that fuckin bike and with almost 10K on the odie, I have never had 1 problem with it and have beat the tar out that thing and it has always asked for more

I dunno, just thinkin out loud here - May keep the tiller and rail in the smoky's with it - Some guy is going to trailer his RC-51 down so I have that option as well but part of me wants to experience a multi state ride with mountains

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I dunno, just thinkin out loud here - May keep the tiller and rail in the smoky's with it - Some guy is going to trailer his RC-51 down so I have that option as well but part of me wants to experience a multi state ride with mountains
I have daone a ton of sport touring ..... and trailered it to the spot. If you are only going to have one bike, make it one you like. If you are in love with your bike, keep it. Ride it down or trailer it. The type of bike matters very little. You are still going to be in some seated position for whatever duration of time, so a "Sport-tourer" would not necessarily give you more comfort.

Personally, I would get the 998 or stick with what you got. Ride 90%+ twisties only, leave the 1000 miles of highway for those that want to brag about riding a ton of miles in a day. I would rather brag about 200-300 miles of twisties on my sportbike, than 1k miles on a couch any day!
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Having said all of that ..... the busa is hella fun. I have not ridden your bike, so I do not have a point of reference, but if you love it .... keep it!
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Most comfy sport tourer I've ridden has been a blackbird XX...
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My input would be check out the Buell XB12S... upright seating would be good for long hauls and it's REALLY flickable. plus you get to stick with the V-twin torque... That's my $0.02
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Why not get some helibars for the tiller. It would add a little more (some would say a lot) comfort and you could keep the bike you love. A lot cheaper than buying a new bike.

I put handlebars and lower pegs on my SVS to do more touring, still sporty enough. Comfort is excellent for around town riding and highway.

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Why not get some helibars for the tiller. It would add a little more (some would say a lot) comfort and you could keep the bike you love. A lot cheaper than buying a new bike.

I put handlebars and lower pegs on my SVS to do more touring, still sporty enough. Comfort is excellent for around town riding and highway.
+1 I put helibars on the Daytona, but only because my throttle wrist was getting a pretty good kink in it after a little riding. The helibars moved my position a bit up, and a bit back, now my wrist does not hurt
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My input would be check out the Buell XB12S... upright seating would be good for long hauls and it's REALLY flickable. plus you get to stick with the V-twin torque... That's my $0.02
holy moly, that bike would be horrible for long hauls. that's my $.02!!

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Having said all of that ..... the busa is hella fun. I have not ridden your bike, so I do not have a point of reference, but if you love it .... keep it!
You can beat on the tiller anytime you want bro

All good points and I am just in the beginning stages of thinking '06 - I have ridden a Busa and loved it but also spent some saddle time on a 998r, major diff in performance and $$ I know, but the pull I felt from a V-Twin all the way thru the rpms was fuggin nice - One thing the tiller does not have - I hate flat spots - I would miss the squids asking me why I put dull exhausts on my gixxer too

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Why not get some helibars for the tiller. It would add a little more (some would say a lot) comfort and you could keep the bike you love. A lot cheaper than buying a new bike. I put handlebars and lower pegs on my SVS to do more touring, still sporty enough. Comfort is excellent for around town riding and highway.
This is what I am going to do instead of selling my bike. I'm going to try the Convertibars though because of their adjustability. I'm also looking at some adjustable rearsets.

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1. Anyone ever tour on a Busa?

MrBusa - Yes, it's not that bad a ride for long distances. I still use the stock seat because it is pretty comfy as-is. I would recommend installing bar risers (I did) and there is a Buell foot peg mod that can give you more leg room if needed.

2. If so, after-market bags and such?

MrBusa - There is plenty of crap out there.

3. Do I REALLY need to do any mods to one or is stock mfg just fine?

MrBusa - Busa's are pretty much turn-key. The only mods I have made on mine are a windshield bubble, K&N filter and bar risers.

As for the V-Twin feel. Hayabusas are about as close as you will get to a V-Twin sportbike-like feel. For a I4, Busa's are loaded with low end torque.

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Not sold on the Duc ST's either. Since, I don't consider sport touring a beauty contest, my vote would be for a FJR-1300.

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Not sold on the Duc ST's either. Since, I don't consider sport touring a beauty contest, my vote would be for a FJR-1300.
I would vote for the FJR-1300, over the Busa or Kawi. But I would take a hard look at the 06 ST3s, beauty and performance...but I'm biased

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As for the V-Twin feel. Hayabusas are about as close as you will get to a V-Twin sportbike-like feel. For a I4, Busa's are loaded with low end torque.
Make no mistake, the Busa is not Vtwin like, nor does it feel it like one IMO. That's why I went back to a V-twin. This is coming from a former 03 Busa owner.

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What, no one likes BMWs? or is that too expensive?

FWIW, I've gone to mobile, AL and back on an NT650 (hawk GT), all you need is a good seat and proper handlebars and ANY bike will be a nice 'sport tourer' so don't be so sure that you need to get major firepower. Besides, I too have done the I-4 vs V-Twin argument. If I want an inline four, I'll drive my Jetta. Otherwise, twins are the way to go, even on long trips.

Either way, good luck on your decision.
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or a similarly outfitted busa.

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or a similarly outfitted busa.
nah. lame gauges, ugly swingarm and subframe, ugly tail plastics. just too much work to make it a pretty street fighter. The gixxer on the other hand, well that is a beauty that is just begging you to take her clothes off.

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I agree with Vcook, that gixxer looks nice, that Busa was hideous .

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