Hayabusa Update
Hayabusa Update
I’ve not posted about my Hayabusa for sometime and as it is my main go to bike I feel this is a little unfair!!
1996 Yamaha TRX850
1996 Yamaha TRX850
So I was working hard to reduce the amount of bikes in the garage…………….. and then I accidentally buy a TRX850.

 

Two things that made a difficult job easy

I thought I would write this short article to remind people of two very useful tools that they need in their garage. Good news neither have to be expensive and you will be surprised how often you will use them. This all started when I took a replacement footrest hanger for the TRX850 apart. It was generally in good condition but the bolts, nuts and screws all looked like they had not been removed since the bike had been built, 35 years ago, and the position of the footrest hanger gets covered in crap

Impact WrenchI have a very old pneumatic impact wrench that my dad gave me and while it is a pain to power up the…

The 2009 Hayabusa – The Mods so Far

Hi all, I have been thinking about my Hayabusa and what I have done to it so far and I thought I would go through all the mods I have made and the pros and cons of them. Starting at the front and moving backwards:

Front Tyre – The standard tyre for the Gen 2 is a Bridgestone BT015, but technology has moved on. I had tried a S20 front with a T30 rear, and was happy with it. When the front tyre wore out I went for a T30 front too, at first I thought I had made a huge mistake the bike felt wrong and nervous at the front. I thought about it for a bit and thought about the tyre pressures. The Busa is slightly funny with tyre…

1996 Yamaha TRX850

So I was working hard to reduce the amount of bikes in the garage…………….. and then I accidentally buy a TRX850. I was toying with the idea of buying a rather expensive bike, like a KTM Superduke 1290 or a BMW S1000R but I thought having over £7000 sat there in a bike that I never seem to have enough time to ride would be a waste. Sooo I decided that a cheaper do-er up-er would be a better buy, it would give me a project to work on and a bike to ride when I didn’t want to ride the Hayabusa. So I started to look round for a bike that would be a nice project but wouldn’t break…