I am planning on taking my 1999 to see how fast I can go; I would love to hear your experiences and stories
Burt Munro is one of my idols! Keep you posted on my timeline plans for BonnevilleI 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 !
Thank you so much for taking time to share all that information! I shall take it all into consideration for surestock 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.
Nah, no one is gonna care about what section you posted in, this is a great site.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!
More great info thank you!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.