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Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 32,296
Posted By BrookTrout
I've stated this before, and I'll say it again: ...

I've stated this before, and I'll say it again:

Whatever you do, don't get a Hayabusa.

I bought a 2007 in March of 2012. I've only been able to put about 12000 miles on it so far, on trips to...
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 72,274
Posted By BrookTrout
Yeah, so, there's really no point to my post,...

Yeah, so, there's really no point to my post, except to move the thread to the top, plus there is a shortage of pictures in this thread, plus I just like to say "Hayabusa".
...
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 853
Posted By BrookTrout
I turned my Hayabusa into a tourer by adding 3...

I turned my Hayabusa into a tourer by adding 3 things... a Corbin seat, Heli-Bars, and a ZGST shield. The Corbin made the biggest difference for long distance comfort. I would not trade it.

As...
Forum: Road warriors 06-03-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,802
Posted By BrookTrout
My widowmaker is a Gen 1 Busa. It's never...

My widowmaker is a Gen 1 Busa. It's never disappointed. Aside from the fact that I can never justify the full price of a new toy, I don't like any of the "extras" that come with the new stuff. I...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-22-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 152,058
Posted By BrookTrout
Talking I ride a Suzuki and prefer them because this one...

I ride a Suzuki and prefer them because this one is the genuine article. :D

Faster bikes have come and gone, but everyone knows about the big falcon. It needs no introduction or explanation. This...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-05-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7,953
Views: 7,449,923
Posted By BrookTrout
Dang... I have a picture of my wife to put up,...

Dang... I have a picture of my wife to put up, but there's no way I'm putting her on the same page as a furry Burt and an Austrailian hooker.
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 85,397
Posted By BrookTrout
They sort of reminded me of the big jets on an...

They sort of reminded me of the big jets on an A10.
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,555
Posted By BrookTrout
Hayabusa. 5.5 gallon tank. I can go at least 200...

Hayabusa. 5.5 gallon tank. I can go at least 200 miles before the low-fuel light comes on. I suppose I could get to 250 or so before I ran completely out. I routinely get 48 mpg.

Disclaimer......
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-04-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3,808
Views: 851,388
Posted By BrookTrout
Between Garrison and Milford Utah. I pretended...

Between Garrison and Milford Utah. I pretended like it was Bonneville :wink:

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd63/Stoneflycutt/UtahTrip00530_zps1395aac3.jpg~original
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 85,397
Posted By BrookTrout
Loaded for 6 days (2500 miles). Motels only... no...

Loaded for 6 days (2500 miles). Motels only... no camping. One 20L dry bag on a homemade rack and one tank bag. That's all it takes. The space under the hump holds all the tools, jumper cables, DMM,...
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 935
Views: 182,465
Posted By BrookTrout
Absolutely. I get 46-48 all day long on the...

Absolutely.

I get 46-48 all day long on the freeway. In the mountains, the mpg moves into the low-mid 50's.
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 935
Views: 182,465
Posted By BrookTrout
Hayabusa. I bought a 2007 last year. I've...

Hayabusa.

I bought a 2007 last year. I've only been able to put about 9000 miles on it so far, on trips to barely 10 of the 11 western states. The storage under the hump/seat is minimal. All I can...
Forum: Road warriors 05-02-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 13,093
Posted By BrookTrout
Here's the Six Fiddy I built a few years ago... ...

Here's the Six Fiddy I built a few years ago...

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd63/Stoneflycutt/79650After.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 16,339
Posted By BrookTrout
I don't. Most years, I get my bike out at...

I don't.

Most years, I get my bike out at least twice between November and February. On several occasions, I've trucked the bike to St. George in February and spent 4 or 5 days riding Death Valley...
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 16,339
Posted By BrookTrout
Double Post.

Double Post.
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 16,339
Posted By BrookTrout
I pay about $520 per year for my 2007 Hayabusa in...

I pay about $520 per year for my 2007 Hayabusa in Idaho with Progressive. Before I bought, I called for quotes on different years of Hayabusa. The quote for a newer Hayabusa was a few hundred more,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 422
Views: 45,739
Posted By BrookTrout
This is a huge consideration for a "touring"...

This is a huge consideration for a "touring" bike. Flickability is always second place to non-buzzy-stability at highway speeds all day long. Torque is the other reason to take a big cc over the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 45,739
Posted By BrookTrout
Here's my big sport bike turned into a tourer....

Here's my big sport bike turned into a tourer. The only mods for touring are:

Zero Gravity Screen ($65)
Heli Bars ($150)
Corbin seat ($100 used)
Homemade rack ($0)
Also... Michelin PR2's if...
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 16,339
Posted By BrookTrout
It seems like there's a lot of hate,...

It seems like there's a lot of hate, misunderstanding, and speculation about the Hayabusa on this thread (and in general). I did about 7000 touring miles on mine last summer over 3 trips. My previous...
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 935
Views: 182,465
Posted By BrookTrout
'02 R1150R - On paper, this was the perfect...

'02 R1150R - On paper, this was the perfect bike... except for the fact that it didn't stir any emotion, none. I bought it in the fall and it didn't even make it to the following summer before it...
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,609
Posted By BrookTrout
Well... we're waiting! You can't just stir...

Well... we're waiting!

You can't just stir a pot like this and then walk away without telling us what you decided on. It's not right.
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,609
Posted By BrookTrout
Whatever you do, don't get a Hayabusa. I...

Whatever you do, don't get a Hayabusa.

I bought a 2007 in March of this year. I've only been able to put about 7000 miles on it so far, on trips to barely 9 of the 11 western states. The storage...
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,436
Posted By BrookTrout
My riding partner on our 2009 Colorado adventure....

My riding partner on our 2009 Colorado adventure. That water bottle on the left side never made it to Grand Junction.

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd63/Stoneflycutt/DSCN1278.jpg

In...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 17,967
Posted By BrookTrout
I'm on a third set of PR2's. Even after the PR3...

I'm on a third set of PR2's. Even after the PR3 came out, I still buy the 2's. I rode them in heavy rain and love the way they dealt with the water. I'm sure the 3's are an improvement, and I'll buy...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,641
Posted By BrookTrout
For sure... I wasn't suggesting comparing the...

For sure... I wasn't suggesting comparing the icons based on performance, etc., just on longevity, brand recognition, cult following, and all that.
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,641
Posted By BrookTrout
Harley Davidson is an American icon. You...

Harley Davidson is an American icon.

You could just list all of the other American icons...

Fender Stratocaster
Gibson Les Paul
Levis 501's
Smith and Wesson model 29
Winchester model 94...
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 72,921
Posted By BrookTrout
Stupid is a good word, but I think of loud pipes...

Stupid is a good word, but I think of loud pipes as more inconsiderate or rude.

It's plain old noise pollution. It's forcing loud and objectionable sound on people who don't want to hear it. How...
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,196
Posted By BrookTrout
I've had 3 Lips over the past few years. It...

I've had 3 Lips over the past few years. It really depends on the bike and the shield as to whether or not it's a waste of money or a good investment. Think about it... it's unrealistic to expect...
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 16,339
Posted By BrookTrout
I bought a 2007 a few months ago. It's not as...

I bought a 2007 a few months ago. It's not as comfortable as the BMW K it replaced, but it's a lot funner to ride.

I bought it for the same reason that you mentioned... it rekindled my love of...
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 72,274
Posted By BrookTrout
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd63/Stoneflycu...

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd63/Stoneflycutt/Utah2012/UtahTrip005.jpg
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd63/Stoneflycutt/Utah2012/UtahTrip034.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,000
Posted By BrookTrout
I highly recommend that book. It's a great read...

I highly recommend that book. It's a great read for any motorcycle enthusiast. Melissa Holbrook Pierson is the author.
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 931
Posted By BrookTrout
The other way to sniff a scam is to display the...

The other way to sniff a scam is to display the header info on the email, then run the originating IP address through one of those free internet IP checkers. They will tell you where the email...
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2010, 03:08 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 126,157
Posted By BrookTrout
Here's a guy that immediately realized a $20000...

Here's a guy that immediately realized a $20000 mistake. Bummer dude...

MOD EDIT: NO Craigslist links please.

In case the ad expires, here's what it said:


2009 Ducati 1198s black -...
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2009, 04:03 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 110,800
Posted By BrookTrout
Thanks for posting. That's an interesting list....

Thanks for posting. That's an interesting list. There seem to be a lot of ST bikes missing from the list. Is the magazine (and list) more biased toward pure sport bikes and less about ST bikes? Just...
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2009, 02:04 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 26,822
Posted By BrookTrout
You got that right. Mine will leave a standing...

You got that right. Mine will leave a standing stop in 3rd gear, which means that I can go from zero to jail without shifting gears.
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2009, 02:02 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 26,822
Posted By BrookTrout
It's a Corbin. It feels like the cats pajamas. I...

It's a Corbin. It feels like the cats pajamas. I love it.
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2009, 01:58 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 84,508
Posted By BrookTrout
Sure you could. Everything on that bike is a...

Sure you could. Everything on that bike is a bolt-on catalog item from here:
http://www.storzperf.com/index.html

That's a very stock-ish Sportster with the following bolt-ons: tank, exhaust,...
Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2009, 09:49 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,798
Posted By BrookTrout
I'd stick with BMW and get a 99-04 K1200RS. The...

I'd stick with BMW and get a 99-04 K1200RS. The prices have come way down recently, they have plenty of balls for 2-up on the Autobahn, they are very comfortable for the passenger, they have a much...
Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2009, 05:40 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 26,822
Posted By BrookTrout
:thumb :thumb :thumb Here's mine: ...

:thumb :thumb :thumb

Here's mine:

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd63/Stoneflycutt/IMG_1292.jpg

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd63/Stoneflycutt/Picture096_25.jpg
Forum: Americas 07-26-2009, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 439
Posted By BrookTrout
Which route through Washington?

I'm going to do a road (pavement) trip through Washington (from Boise) this week. The goal is to ride highway 20 eastbound across the state from Sedro Woolley to the Idaho Panhandle. To get there, I...
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