GSX1300R Hayabusa Review

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Re: GSX1300R Hayabusa Review

Post by Richzx6r » Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:48 pm

Stu wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:31 pm
Richzx6r wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:08 pm
Ian Frog wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:32 am


Do it Rich and be prepared to be astonished.
I have 2 gen1`s one standard and one a bit modified (Ahem) and love the bones off them as fast comfortable mile eaters.
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Only question I really want to know the answer to is compared to a zx6r j1/a1p how comfortable are they?
Thats not something anyone can answer apart from yourself!

Comfort is a personal thing and what is comfortable for one is not for another
This is very true, I think I'll need to get myself a ride on one to make my mind up :thumb:
Its better when its loaded



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Re: GSX1300R Hayabusa Review

Post by Richzx6r » Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:11 pm

Tho @Stu I did ask in comparison with a zx6r not just generally
Its better when its loaded

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Re: GSX1300R Hayabusa Review

Post by Ian Frog » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:02 pm

Stu wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:31 pm
Richzx6r wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:08 pm
Ian Frog wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:32 am


Do it Rich and be prepared to be astonished.
I have 2 gen1`s one standard and one a bit modified (Ahem) and love the bones off them as fast comfortable mile eaters.
Cheers
Ian
Only question I really want to know the answer to is compared to a zx6r j1/a1p how comfortable are they?
Thats not something anyone can answer apart from yourself!

Comfort is a personal thing and what is comfortable for one is not for another
Well said !
I am 6ft and reasonably skinny but someone shorter or more generously padded might not like lol.
Cheers
Ian

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Re: GSX1300R Hayabusa Review

Post by Tankbag » Sat May 30, 2020 3:28 am

Update, upgrade on the brake calipers to Nissin 6 pots, the difference is like night & day. I paid extra for the 6 pots but if you source the 4 pot Nissins with 90mm bolt spacing they are a straight swap out.
Another problem was the fuel pump on gen1s pre 2003 where it was mounted behind the engine & prone to vapour lock. Which did bite me in the arse on a trip & failed in Antwerp with the dreaded F1 error light. Fixed roadside with a larger fuse & now brand new pump & filter fitted.
Rear sub frame pre 2003 was alloy & prone to failure, swapped out for a steel sub frame to handle topbox & panniers.
Future upgrades will be quick shifter & switchback daytime running lights.
Due to lockdown the old girl had been stood on her ABBA stand since december, fired up 1st pull & after a settling in period still takes my breath away when unleashed.
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Re: GSX1300R Hayabusa Review

Post by Ian Frog » Sat May 30, 2020 7:46 am

While my ZRX has been laid up I have been using my 2005 Gen1 to commute Bedford to London at least twice a week and whilst I agree the brakes aren't the best I have changed and meticulously cleaned the caliper seals and fluid and they are ok for road use.
I do covert a set of the Nissins but currently spending my money repairing the Rex.
Driven hard on the A roads I use I am a little disappointed that my tank range has dropped below 150 miles but that is inversely proportionate to the fun I have been having lol.
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