Two good things happened today!

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  1. Phlebmaster

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    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 now....next 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 tonight.....it 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 again....in 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 second...wow!!

    Here is a terrible picture of the bike... this thing is a rocket ship!
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    #1 Phlebmaster, Aug 3, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2012
  2. Grantizzle

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  3. james1300

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

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    crackup:
     
  6. justinsabre

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    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....
     
  7. PeteN95

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    Did you actually get near the redline? Or just a little part throttle midrange thrill?! :nana
     
  8. Phlebmaster

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    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.
     
  9. You need a flash.
    I am disappointed in you for that picture.
    Negged.
     
  10. ibeb

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    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 :)
     
  11. Phlebmaster

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    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 wounds....so I now have a friend for life. lol

    The power is intoxicating!!!

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    #11 Phlebmaster, Aug 8, 2012
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    cool story bro
     
  13. Thaloc

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    tell it again
     
  14. Phlebmaster

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    Done and done lolz
     
  15. Bluuu

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

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    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

    crackup:
     
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