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.


The Unexpected Turbo

I was chatting with Bladebert the other day (By the way Bladebert is having a name change as he no longer has a Blade!!!) and I mentioned the need in me for a Turbo bike. I had looked at Turboing the the Busa but the cheapest (and cheap is not something that you really should aim at for a Turbo) option for me to turbo one of my current bikes was for the Bandit but it would still be the best part of £2500. So I basically shelved the idea and carried on with my Bandit Hi-Comp engine plan (though that is now stalled big time due to a couple of big hiccups with the new engine!!!) and then a SV1000 Turbo popped up on Ebay. …

The Big New Plan

So while working in the garage I had this big idea, I mean this one was huge. I had been looking round for the next bike to be introduced into the garage and I realised that I had all the relevant biking styles (that I am interested in ) covered. In the tourer corner is the Hayabusa (and for high speed hi-jinks) in the naked corner is the Bandit (and for high speed hi-jinks) and in the track day corner is the Aprilia RSV. While some other bikes would do each of these roles it would really mean getting rid of a current bike in the garage and to be honest I was pretty much happy with all of them (at the moment, this may…

To dent repair, or not to dent repair, that is the question!

After the debarcle that was purchasing a replacment tank from ebay (Don’t ask, needless to say some people description of a very good dentless tank actually means it’s got two (dent one, dent two) whacking great dents in it).

I have spoken to a few repair companies and the consensus is that fill and paint is the answer. As I was going to paint the tank, and the rest of the bike anyway this seems the best way to go.

Found this video, in several stages, which shows a guy doing exactly what I’m wanting to do to exactly the tank I want to do it to, so will be giving this a go and see how I get on. Will…