Haha.......Johnny never seizes to amaze me......straight to the point and no pulling punches.....and that is why I would take my bike to him if I ever need to have someone tune my crap better than me.......
It comes down to this. Pay me now or pay me later.......
I have to admit your question seemed strange considering if you know anything about turbo Busas (which have only been around since 99) and tons of good info out there, your decision instantly should have been the aftermarket.
You know what makes some people experts? The phrase "Been there done that".
In my honest opinion and no disrespect to Hayabusa.org, there are better sites out there for good information on serious performance modding of a Hayabusa.
My problem with Johnny is that he WASN'T straight to the point, but dismissive of my question and of myself. "YOU DON'T NEED A TURBO BIKE" isn't an answer to the question which I asked. I don't know a lot about turbos, this is all new to me. Have you ever started a new hobby, task on the job or career? You read, you research and you ask questions. That's how we learn. Was Johnny born with an innate knowledge of turbos? Maybe, but I doubt it. He probably had to read and ask questions as well, or he had a mentor who guided him through the process. I'm not doubting his knowledge. I have a decent amount of knowledge in other areas and I would infer that he's very knowedgable about turbos, but if the man wants to interact with me then he can at least be civil, or I would invite him to not interact with me.
I know I barked at a big dog and I'm OK with that. You guys know Johnny and you don't know me, I get it. Understand, also, that I'm not some saggy-pantsed kid who just took his college money and bought his first motorcycle. I attempt to be respectful in my dealings around here, contemplating my questions (usually) and being sure to thank those that offer assistance. I would expect the same.
I did ask a local builder who has "Been there and done that" (El Mirage LSR-type bikes and such) and he doesn't like lower compression for motors around 10 psi. I believe there other tuners who share that line of thought. I was asking for another opinion. Gathering more information, if you will.
The last time I rode the bike, which was a while back, I heard a couple of 'bonks' when I hit boost and I would attribute that to an incorrect AFR when it was running the PC2. I have yet to dial in the PC5, but when it is dialed I would think that detonation should be eliminated with the correct AFR.
My turbo guy said that the aluminum on the veins was minimal, and that the O2 sensor (before the turbine) was clean. I'll buy a scope tomorrow and try to get a look at the piston crowns over the weekend.
Is the Weazel "In over his head" as was suggested? I don't think so. That would imply that I am not capable of figuring this out. It has been said that an ignorant man is one who doesn't know something that you just learned. I would add that ignorance is curable but stupid is forever. I'm currently somewhat ignorant in the world of turbos but I'm learning daily.
I asked my question based off of information received. I'm asking for more information. Is there something wrong with that?
Anyway, it would seem that the common consensus would be to go with the Wossners if I need pistons. Duely noted, and thanx for the input.