Quick, yet longish introduction!

BusaFan00

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Hey just a quick intoduction here.  Name is Erik.  Live in Anchorage Alaska.  Working, going to college, and I'm a big fan of the Busa.  It was the bike that... four years ago (had to think about that for a second. Haha!) got me interested in motorcycles.  Started out riding my Dad's old RM400 off and on for a while.  Learned how to shift and quite a bit about target fixation!  
But finally moved up, got myself a 1997 GSX-R600 three years ago.  
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Mostly to work and back, but put 10,000 miles on it.  And am happy to say, never laid it down.  But never got it to a roadracing track.  Did the 1/4 mile.  11.6 @ 115.  That was fun.  
Finally got the money to get the Busa last November. I picked it up for $9600 from the dealer in town, '05 black/grey.  Zero miles.  Rode it 20 miles in 30 degree weather and put it away for the year.  It was the longest winter I've ever experinced.  
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But I did the break in... nearly by the book.  Loading and shifting constantly... may have slipped over the rev limit... ok several dozen times.  But!  It's ok cause it wasn't by much.  
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Managed about 3000 miles this summer, with no accidents, close calls aplenty though.  Still a little afraid of laying the big bike out in the corners, about a 1/4 inch chicken strip left.  I'm not ashamed! Couple months of record rainfall kinda killed my season.  
As for the bike.  Bone stock, plus a Scorpio alarm.  Still has the stickers, and reflectors, and a nice big freaking scratch on the tail, the motivation for the alarm.  
I've had an absolute BLAST on this thing.  And I already cannot wait until May.  Next year I want to get to the strip.  Might do some modification, an undertail, take off stickers/reflectors.  That sort of thing.  But in the long term, I'm planning on getting a small turbo system.  Been eyeing the Velocity stage 1 kit.  Hoping to hit 200mph at least once on this bike.  But that'll have to wait.  Until I get used to the power it's got now!  
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At any rate, I'll be living vicariously through the southerners on this board for the winter.  And will learn all I can.  Lots of good information here.  
Cheers!  
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CAT3

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Welcome aboard Erik. I used to live in Fairbanks, and I'd ride down to Anchorage as much for the ride down and the more abundant source of women
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Unless things changed a lot since I left (Dec 22, 1999) I would think 1/4" strips are excellent; the roads suck there, frostheaves, gravel etc... The only clean spot I used to really have fun in Fairbanks was Farmers Loop, or a new road that was being laid up by Fox, workers would leave it closed off for us and let ride on it while the power lines etc were dug. Anyway, winters are a great time to become proficient at all the maintenance tasks, reflectors and stickers removal etc. Good luck, enjoy it and be safe.

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BusaFan00

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Yeah, there are a few nice places for tight twists just north of Eagle River. But you've gotta run them slow and watch for gravel. But there is a really nice place for sweepers (Portage Glacier road). Not very busy and very clean. Never seen a cop there either. .... Knock on wood.
 

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<span style='font-size:13pt;line-height:100%'>Glad to have ya Erik !!</span>
 

VaBusa

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Welcome to the org!!! My brother-in-law lives up near you...I don't know how you guys do it! LOL Brrrrrrr....
 

onerabidshark

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welcome to the org and yeah i bet the cold and weather screws up the riding for sure normally we will have some close to 70-80 degree days in december here I know you really don't want to here that right
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but we have are nasty weather too

Ricky
 

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