How many of you have taken your Hayabusa to Bonneville?

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Pros: Black on black on black. Beautiful!
Cons: ZERO
Outstanding looking machine.
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Pros: “Murdered Out” look. Super clean for a ‘99. Sweet Gen 1 brother!!
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Pros: Polished, personal touches and powerful.
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maybe grab a set of mirror blanks, I've read that pulling the mirrors off makes a fairly substantial difference at high speed. Your bike is almost the exact opposite of mine, but still good lookin.
 
I also have a 1999 Busa and dream about taking it to Bonneville for the Speed Week.
My challenge is to ship my bike to L.A and ride it to Bonneville, basically following in the footsteps of another great Kiwi legend, Burt Munro.
To do this I need to team up with someone like minded and also financially able to do it.
I don't care if it's another Kiwi or maybe even a fellow oRg member that will meet me in LA and help me make sense of the USA way of doing things, and share the trip together, having the greatest adventure of our lives!
Just a dream at the moment, but dreams can become reality with a bit of MOTIVATION thrown in !
 
I also have a 1999 Busa and dream about taking it to Bonneville for the Speed Week.
My challenge is to ship my bike to L.A and ride it to Bonneville, basically following in the footsteps of another great Kiwi legend, Burt Munro.
To do this I need to team up with someone like minded and also financially able to do it.
I don't care if it's another Kiwi or maybe even a fellow oRg member that will meet me in LA and help me make sense of the USA way of doing things, and share the trip together, having the greatest adventure of our lives!
Just a dream at the moment, but dreams can become reality with a bit of MOTIVATION thrown in !
Burt Munro is one of my idols! Keep you posted on my timeline plans for Bonneville
 
stock 99-00 are unrestricted(everything after is electronically limited to 186mph), with stock hp and stock 17/40 sprockets give it a best of 194 mph, perfect conditions.
You look small and lightweight, so that speed is possible for you, and as said above, remove your mirrors.
If you can hit 194, there may be another mph or 2 in there with a 55 series rear tire, or 38 or 39 tooth rear sprocket. An 18t front likely wouldn't have the hp to pull any more. But, again, given your size, and especially with a tailwind, you never know.
You should hit high 180's regardless with no problem.
Let us know, and good luck.
 
This 1999 dynoed at 169hp and 98% tork 2 years ago. My guy Dyno folks said that we can get a couple more hp with an airbox modification adjustment. I also have carbon fiber wheels, although some tell me to replace those before my Bonneville adventure. I have taken my stock 2002 to 187 on asphalt. Bonneville guys told me to train on the gravel. I just found the perfect little bike for my training! I am excited. I did realize after I posted this here that it probably belongs in the racing section and you all have been very graceful and forgiving!
 
stock 99-00 are unrestricted(everything after is electronically limited to 186mph), with stock hp and stock 17/40 sprockets give it a best of 194 mph, perfect conditions.
You look small and lightweight, so that speed is possible for you, and as said above, remove your mirrors.
If you can hit 194, there may be another mph or 2 in there with a 55 series rear tire, or 38 or 39 tooth rear sprocket. An 18t front likely wouldn't have the hp to pull any more. But, again, given your size, and especially with a tailwind, you never know.
You should hit high 180's regardless with no problem.
Let us know, and good luck.
Thank you so much for taking time to share all that information! I shall take it all into consideration for sure
 
This 1999 dynoed at 169hp and 98% tork 2 years ago. My guy Dyno folks said that we can get a couple more hp with an airbox modification adjustment. I also have carbon fiber wheels, although some tell me to replace those before my Bonneville adventure. I have taken my stock 2002 to 187 on asphalt. Bonneville guys told me to train on the gravel. I just found the perfect little bike for my training! I am excited. I did realize after I posted this here that it probably belongs in the racing section and you all have been very graceful and forgiving!
Nah, no one is gonna care about what section you posted in, this is a great site.

I've been around 140mph on gravel on few sportbikes. Other than a slight weaving or floating feeling, it's fine.
Since there's no abrupt turns and plenty of room to slow down, I wouldn't be concerned.

I've never been on salt, but have been told by several that it eats wheel bearings.
I *assume* your BST's have ceramic bearings, at around $400 a set.
The BST's are good for cornering, and a little acceleration you can hardly measure, but aren't really doing much in terms of a top speed run.
You're probably better off financially to put stock wheels on for your runs.
A 55 series tire is also the rough equivalent of -2 teeth on the rear sprocket.

You're also gonna need another 15-20 hp to go along with taller gearing, if you have 200mph in your sights.
 
I've never been on salt, but have been told by several that it eats wheel bearings.
I *assume* your BST's have ceramic bearings, at around $400 a set.
The BST's are good for cornering, and a little acceleration you can hardly measure, but aren't really doing much in terms of a top speed run.
You're probably better off financially to put stock wheels on for your runs.
A 55 series tire is also the rough equivalent of -2 teeth on the rear sprocket.

You're also gonna need another 15-20 hp to go along with taller gearing, if you have 200mph in your sights.
More great info thank you!
I found some stock wheels and they are being picked up and shipped as we speak and YES 200 plus is what I have in my sights.

BTW I am now taking applications for my volunteer Pit Crew! I cannot pay but a Fun Time is Guaranteed or all participants!
 

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