New to busa, hows it as a tour bike?

frisbee

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dude we should just call each other right now
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BulletTrain

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I only have problems with my wrists when I do city riding . I thought i'd have knee problems but was suprised not to the whole month I was gone.
Yeah, low speed city riding means no wind flow to push you back and take some of the weight off of your arms/wrists. Also, lots of braking to a stop, which means more stress on your arms/wrists. After passing through a small town with red lights or something it's always a relief to get back up to speed and let the wind hittin' your chest take the load off your wrists.
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shortBoarder

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you should check out pashnit's site if you haven't already. he logs a ton of miles (an understatement), and has been using a busa as his bike for a few years now. There's a whole section on the mods he's done for this purpose.

www.pashnit.com
 

BusaFever

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Great advice there shortboarder!
That is a great site, its been a while since I visited it.
I didn't even think of him...
 

shortBoarder

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I checked it out . Dude that guy rides the way I wish I could.
yeah...that site's the california bible (norcal + central, at least). The 6000 miles in 8 days story he's got on there is pretty hardcore, tho he didn't do that on a busa. He's got another link on there of a guy who rode the Iron Butt 100CCC - Jacksonville to San Diego and back in 100 hours. Dude did it on a Busa, with a friend riding pillion.
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check it out:

http://www.bsu.edu/web/00amleduc/mtf/50cc/reports/glass03.htm
 

BigBSBusa

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Yeah, lots of folks use it as a touring bike with no problems. Some mods you can add to make it more comfortable for rider and passenger. While not a touring bike, it is a great all-around bike!
 

MC MUSTANG

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In agreement with a lot of the other posts, here are my recommendations:

New seat - you'll see quite a few fans of Tobin's.
New wind screen - ZG double Bubble, sporttech V-Flow, take your pick.
Throttlemeister throttle lock - saves my hand and wrist from rebeling on the 200 + mile rides.
Any radio input - I can't do much of anything without music.

Checking out Pashnit's site was great advice. He actually runs a motorcycle tourguide service out in CA. You might even want to pm/email him for some specific questions and answers.
Oh yeah, wlecome aboard!

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Do not buy a vmax thinking it will be a comfortable cruiser. My little 750 gix is more comfortable on a trip. I'm replacing a vmax with a busa. There are lots of other quirks with vmaxes too I can enlighten you on if you PM me.
 

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stock is good for most riders. I have put on a 10 hour day once and other then being just plan worn out it was a great day.
 

BusaFever

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Its the fast production touring bike on the planet. What are you waiting for?
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Apparently some folks here don't know much about touring. They might be amazed to know there's a whole class of Sport Touring bikes and the Busa fits in quite well with them. If you only want to do a few hundred miles a day you won't even need to mod it ergo wise. 700 - 800 miles a day is simple to do and never laying a tire on an interstate. Although the Blackbird has long been the hyper-tourer of choice, I think Busa's are starting to make inroads.
 

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