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Two good things happened today!

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Talk' started by Phlebmaster, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. First...I actually got that parts bike running!!! :mrgreen: I did some tinkering, parts swapping from my VF500f (see my project thread) to the parts bike, a little gas into the carbs, and vroom!! I know the engine runs step is to clean out the carbs and run the engine till it warms up....then check compression and look for any oil leaks. I have all the receipts for the engine rebuild from the previous owner so I may have a good engine on stand bye for my Interceptor.

    Second....I got to go on a night ride on a Hayabusa was awesome! I have to get me one of them.....The turns were so smooth, all I had to do was clamp the tank with my legs and lean a bit and the bike flowed into turns. And OMG...the throttle. I was giggling 1st to 2nd to 3rd to 4th...never got past 4th but who cares!! It was a religious experience and I will be doing that the daylight.

    That bike has always intimidated me, but I now know that todays bikes are nothing compared to what I am used to. The power was manageable as long as I was "good", but the devil came out to play a couple of times..... a flick to 1/8th throttle in 3rd and I was at 80 in about a!!

    Here is a terrible picture of the bike... this thing is a rocket ship!
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2012

  2. james1300

    james1300 Track School Dazed

    Ohhhhhh, 'Busa LUST'!
  3. Well, since no one else has said it,


  4. well if u end up needing any help with the interceptor let me know i know the carb good and the motors, due to having a v45 sabre.... love seeing the older bikes running....
  5. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Moderator Staff Member

    Did you actually get near the redline? Or just a little part throttle midrange thrill?! :nana
  6. Thanks! I appreciate the offer to help when needed. :mrgreen:

    Oh...definitely not. I only lightly flirted with the throttle and that was thrilling enough. Since it was not my bike and not an animal I had ever played with before I was cautious as heck. But it was enough to put a grin a mile wide on my face while accelerating. :mfclap:

    I hope to ride it again soon.
  7. You need a flash.
    I am disappointed in you for that picture.
  8. 3rd gear and only 80? Wait for your daytime ride and some more comfort with the bike. You'll shift into 3rd at about 120-130 :)
  9. I can't wait!! Better pics to come...maybe a vid, no scratch that.... I don't want to be arrested. lol

    I already spoke to the guy and I am set for another ride any time I want. He fried his leg on the exhaust pipes and I fixed up his I now have a friend for life. lol

    The power is intoxicating!!!

    Last edited: Aug 8, 2012
  10. Done and done lolz
  11. Bluuu

    Bluuu Señor verde

    WTF kinda pic is that? I can't see crap...noob!
  12. Jims08Z06

    Jims08Z06 Bat Crazed

    Ya know what first came to mind when I read the Title. (let's not go there) Sounds like something good, has come from your labors. But when your old, ya eyes don't see too well. Me thinks I saw some head lites in the background...AJ