Should I buy a 1999 or a new 2006?

milar

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I've got some money burning a hole in my pocket.  Can't decide rather to purchase a new 2006 or wait and find a clean 1999.  The difference in price isn't as issue.

Are there significant changes between the 2 bikes that might sway me to a new bike?  

What are board members thoughts either way?

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brianm767

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(milar @ Sep. 24 2006,09:31) I've got some money burning a hole in my pocket.  Can't decide rather to purchase a new 2006 or wait and find a clean 1999.  The difference in price isn't as issue.

Are there significant changes between the 2 bikes that might sway me to a new bike?  

What are board members thoughts either way?

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Just courious, why are you interested in a 99 over a new one? is it the speed restriction? because you can get around that for cheap. to me theres not enough differances to make a differance between a 99 of an 06,
so it would depend on just how muh money I wanted to spend, a Busa is a Busa in my opinion.
 

8Daytona8

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Good luck finding that 99 or newer that hasn't been beat or dropped. They hold their value well and the stealers are ready to deal rite now!!!
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zoomsplat

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Good luck finding that 99 or newer that hasn't been beat or dropped. They hold their value well and the stealers are ready to deal rite now!!!  
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Mine hasn't, but I love it, and even with 50,000 kms on it, it still pulls like a train, and I wouldn't trade it for anything.
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monster

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I prefer the older ones that say Suzuki on the tank. I bought a used 2002 in June with 4900 mi on it. I like the color combo better then newer models. That's just me. I wouldn't trade mine for new. That's not to say i wouldn't add an '06 to the stable but I'd never get rid of my '02.
 

Quasar

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I have a 99 Hayabusa and I love it. While it's only been rare that my speedo has been a little over 185 MPH, it's still nice having the original 220 MPH speedo. It's a bike well deserving of a 220 MPH speedo, not a 185 MPH speedo.

As I recollect, the 2001 and newer Hayabusas are the speedos that stop at 185 MPH (sucks not having a speedo that can keep up with your performance mods).

On the other hand, owning a new Hayabusa verses a 7 year old Hayabusa is hardly reason to worry about the speedo's MPH limitation.

2002 and newer Hayabusa have the upgraded 32-bit ECMs whereas the earlier model Hayabusas were only 16-bit ECMs. Likewise, a number of issues were resolved with 2002 and newer Hayabusas. I'd cast my vote for a new Hayabusa rather than the old with its many years of questionable use and mileage.

Since I purchased my 99 Hayabusa new and have maintained it like new (as well as not beat the tar out of it), I'd never think of selling it.
 

lastcall

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Ok guys, I searched this but did not fine anything , what is the best brake pads and where can I get the best price on them? I may have not searched the right way  
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Working Man

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Start new and make it yours with mods that suit you. Only way to go. Agree with all said about new changes to improve the bike by Suzuki.
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devil2strike

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look i bought a new busa 06 and let me tell you that i´m not sorry

new is new

and starting from 0 is like you first time in sex hhhhuuuuuuaaaaa.......
 

PaNDeM1C

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If money is burning a hole in your pocket and if money isn't an issue... get a new one. Duh?

Buying a Busa isn't like deciding between a classic old Mustang and a new one... because neither car is a performance monster.

The Busa IS a performance monster and it's better to get a brand new one... because you know its history.
 

FJRider

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I'd definitely go new. Always nice to know how every mile has been put on a bike, and chances are an older Busa (especially a 99), hadn't been driven g-e-n-t-l-y.
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Plus nothing worse than plunkin' your money down on a used machine (without a warranty I assume), and have something major go wrong with it.

Buy new, be happy.
 
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