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26 Re: touring bike ? on Fri May 09, 2014 7:07 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:and from being a pillion on a busa, its f****ng horrible

And they look like a barge.

27 Re: touring bike ? on Fri May 09, 2014 7:30 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:

And they look like a barge.

Well, I don't think they'd win any beauty contests, although I'd say the same about my ZZR. In fact, I can't think of a good looking really big bike. Once you get to about 1200cc it seems to be a design requirement to be ugly as sin (sorry to any members, me included  Laughing )

But did you mean a barge, or a narrowboat common mix up these two.  Laughing

28 Re: touring bike ? on Fri May 09, 2014 8:53 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:But did you mean a barge, or a narrowboat common mix up these two.  Laughing

Nope definately a barge - just reminds me of the old SRADs that I think are hideous  Twisted Evil 

Back on topic Dave, if you are going to keep the King, a fully blown tourer is the way to go I reckon.

29 Re: touring bike ? on Fri May 09, 2014 9:19 pm

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Deffo keeping the king m8 , and I could tour all day on it too , think Mel will be ok too if I don't do silly speeds


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30 Re: touring bike ? on Fri May 09, 2014 11:38 pm

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Dave and Mel :-)

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31 Re: touring bike ? on Sat May 10, 2014 6:52 am

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wait till olive Mel sees this  blar blar smack 


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32 Re: touring bike ? on Sat May 10, 2014 7:06 am

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33 Re: touring bike ? on Sat May 10, 2014 7:06 am

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Best thing you can do Dave is go to a bike superstore with Mel and sit on a few bikes, trouble is with suggestions is that we are all built different and what's comfortable for one person will not be comfortable for another.......I doubt there's a bike out there to suit me as pillion, I sat on the back of Robbie's and had to shoehorn it back out of my arse (he still sniffs the seat now).
Draw up a shortlist  go out test riding and then go on from there.

Or ask at bike meets, see if someone will let  Mel  sit on the back and possibly take her for  a quick spin then ask her verdict if she likes it then try and test ride one for longer.





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I think someone got scared.  hide

34 Re: touring bike ? on Sat May 10, 2014 7:12 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Best thing you can do Dave is go to a bike superstore with Mel and sit on a few bikes, trouble is with suggestions is that we are all built different and what's comfortable for one person will not be comfortable for another.......I doubt there's a bike out there to suit me as pillion, I sat on the back of Robbie's and had to shoehorn it back out of my arse (he still sniffs the seat now).
Draw up a shortlist  go out test riding and then go on from there.

Or ask at bike meets, see if someone will let  Mel  sit on the back and possibly take her for  a quick spin then ask her verdict if she likes it then try and test ride one for longer.





[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:and from being a pillion on a busa, its f****ng horrible

I think someone got scared.  hide
 thumbs  and I can remember seeing the pic of you on Robbie's, And yes I know he still sniffs it  tongue2 


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35 Re: touring bike ? on Sat May 10, 2014 8:09 am

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Busa looks ugly / odd because it was designed to work well,
Not to be fashionable or look pretty.
250mph Land speed racers and 7 second drag Busa's still rule.

Comfort?
Change the bars and you get better leg room, a nicer seat
(Not wide and thin like the Kings)
Foot pegs are a little more rearset but that's fixable.

I ride a high bar Busa and a B-King back to back,
and do big mileage on both. As a tourer the only thing
that the King does better is stop.
My older Busa has crappy 6 pots, no upgrades bring them up to radial spec.

Done 2000k / 1250 miles in a weekend with a happy pillion on the Busa
who refused to go on the King after the first ride.

"What bike" is always a personal taste thing
but for me a Hayabusa is a great option.

UGLY is not relevant unless your more interested in
looking at your bike than actually riding it.

Remember boys and girls.....
"B-Kings and Hayabusa's,
Ali and Tyson didn't win beauty contests"

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36 Re: touring bike ? on Sat May 10, 2014 8:24 am

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wait till olive Mel sees this  blar blar smack 
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37 Re: touring bike ? on Sat May 10, 2014 10:55 am

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38 Re: touring bike ? on Sat May 10, 2014 11:00 am

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39 Re: touring bike ? on Sat May 10, 2014 11:13 am

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I could IF and only IF for some reason I couldn't ride a bike no more this would be another option


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40 Re: touring bike ? on Sat May 10, 2014 1:35 pm

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My bike had to go to therapy after this...

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41 Re: touring bike ? on Sat May 10, 2014 1:43 pm

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must admit I've changed the bars to helibars, seat to a zero gravity , footpegs to vario pegs and have now also changed the front brakes to radials , if i need to be somewhere I will do journeys in one go if I can an only stopping for petrol,comfort is a must if you want to munch miles.......anyhow my boxer   busa is a thing of beauty,nowt wrong with a nice rounded arse as I'm always telling the other half.

42 Re: touring bike ? on Sat May 10, 2014 3:28 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:and from being a pillion on a busa, its f****ng horrible

I think someone got scared.  hide

Hardly, just from the comfort point of view i found it bloody horrible. admittedly, it was more comfy than i was expecting, just still felt like a perch  thumbs

Hard to beat a muscle bike for a good all rounder though. If i still had my xjr Dave, i would of let ya take it out with Mel.

43 Re: touring bike ? on Sun May 11, 2014 12:49 am

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All the big retro nakeds make great tourers,
But two-up with luggage and not trying to set land speed records
the GSX1400's extra torque is very useful and noticeable.

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44 Re: touring bike ? on Sun May 25, 2014 9:53 pm

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been out today done 200 miles with mel on the back , didn't go over *** mph , still had fun ,and a good day was had by us both , so think keeping the top speed down a bit is the answer  thumbs 


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45 Re: touring bike ? on Sun May 25, 2014 10:22 pm

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you can enjoy the scenery more as well  thumbs 

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46 Re: touring bike ? on Mon May 26, 2014 6:41 am

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and stil had a lot of fun getting to *** mph  Laughing 


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