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Yamaha FJR1300

So we were planning another group holiday with Steve and his Wife and Blade-Bert… sorry R-Bert….. actually, now must be F-Bert due to his latest bike change, I’ll let him tell you about that. Another couple also said they wanted to go so now it was an expedition. My wife said that she wanted a better bike for touring than the Hayabusa, we got very uncomfortable on the Scotland tour due to the seats being re-foamed and the person doing it not understanding what we wanted and making them worse than standard. So, I started looking round for something more touring orientated, Wifey …

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…