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  1. #1
    Hooligan
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    Hypersport Touring

    Iíve been doing more and more 3-4 day rides and moto-camping trips lately and I think Iím going to start looking for a bike I can set up as a dedicated sport touring rig. While I am well aware there are machines that come out of the box that do very well at this sort of thing, Iíve always thought it would be cool to outfit a hypersport bike (hayabusa/blackbird/zx14) as a sport tourer.

    Anyone have any experience with this?
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  2. #2
    Two wheeled FREAK
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    Re: Hypersport Touring

    The concours 1400 makes the most sense basically a ZX14 already set up for touring Luggage and wind screen and more comfortable seating.


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  3. #3
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Hypersport Touring

    Paging C10,...

    C10 to the Emergency Room...

  4. #4
    DonBob Hooligan
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    Re: Hypersport Touring

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  5. #5
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Hypersport Touring

    There was a 14 set up for touring in the "non zrx stuff for sale". Dr Blackbird was selling it I think.

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    Father Joe
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    Re: Hypersport Touring

    DrBlackbirdís ZX14 is sold.

    I enjoy the crap out of my GSF1200S Bandit 1200 that I set up to sport tour on.
    I'm not completely useless. I can always be used as a bad example.

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  7. #7
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Hypersport Touring

    Glad it sold. I was getting itchy

  8. #8
    Color Monitor
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    Re: Hypersport Touring

    Read through this thread.

    http://www.zrxoa.org/forums/showthre...and-back/page4

    Steve has already set up his ZX14 for touring and gave it a comprehensive test on that trip. If you read through the last 2 pages where he had to re-buy everything due to a theft, you should have a pretty good idea as to what is required. I'm sure Steve will answer any other questions you might have also.

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  9. #9
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Hypersport Touring

    c10 has a very nicely set up Hayabusa. comfy saddle higher bars lower pegs. He did a blast out to Cali, I think it was, and during that ride he qualified for two or three iron butt's and has the certificates to show of his efforts
    My Busa is still stock and I can say, with my creaky old frame the stretch to the bars is a bit long and the pegs are a bit high. But I still love the bike
    Both issues have any number of companies with fixes and I will be chatting with c10 to discuss his mods
    But before I do that I have a 2800 mile trip planned with a buddy. I am turning back around Thunder Bay. He is carrying on to ride his bike home to BC
    I did 450 K (a little under 300 miles) This past Saturday and I was glad to be off of it when I got home. Then a few hours later Pops called and we toodled on down for another 25 miles to a bike night
    I found travelling at 75 to 90 MPH my head was getting pushed back by the wind At speed below 120 it was a nice ride. A double bubble is in my future and a set of Buell pegs to start with
    The Busa is the Small block chevy of Road rockets. You can get everything But it can get expensive in a hurry. Kind of like a rex
    Bike is amazingly fast, immensely powerful, heavy ay just under 600 pounds and stable at all speeds I have gotten up to. Unless you weigh 150 or so you will absolutely need to set up the suspension for sag and damping
    Check out Hayabusa . org for a reasonably decent website there are a few past and current rexers there
    The Busa crowd are a VERY different breed from rex guys. You get use to it but it took me a while.
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  10. #10
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Hypersport Touring

    SPORTSMAN nailed it with his bike, none better......well maybe that turbo ZX12R that Muzzy built for Corbin that ran at Bonneville!
    He ran the Beetle Bags.
    Honestly, Don's green 14 is the best I've seen.
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  11. #11
    The Busa Cop
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    Re: Hypersport Touring

    ZX14 vs Hayabusa for service Busa wins all day , but this is a ZX based forum so the bird gets the cold shoulder . I'm a big Kaw fan , but you couldn't give me a ZX14 just like the ZX guys will say you couldn't give the a Hayabusa . Three Iron Butt's in a week on my Bird . Name:  20160709_133219.jpg
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    It no longer matters how fast I once was .

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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Hypersport Touring

    C10, how do you do chain maintenance on a long trip with no center stand ? I know there are options but just wondering how you keep up with it.

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    The Busa Cop
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    Re: Hypersport Touring

    Quote Originally Posted by merc16 View Post
    C10, how do you do chain maintenance on a long trip with no center stand ? I know there are options but just wondering how you keep up with it.
    Harbor freight chain roller . sits in bottom of case . I had made a center stand prototype out of a small scissor jack , but it was heavy.



    It no longer matters how fast I once was .

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  14. #14
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Hypersport Touring

    Thanks. That would be what I would probably use.

  15. #15
    I'm a turbo-diesel driving, cigar smoking, Bambi killing, mean MOFO
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    Re: Hypersport Touring

    I LOVE my 14. Just got home last night from a 1,257 mile round trip to Road America. I wouldn't want to live without the center stand for sure! Chain maintenance is a bigger deal when you plan on doing many 1,000 mile + trips. I've ridden a Concours and it feels like a much bigger bike. It's also not nearly as fast as the 14r. Myself, I prefer my sport touring to lean more heavily on the sport side.

    The valve job definitely looks like a chore (I've seen it posted that it could take upwards of 60 hours your first time) but it's only every 23,000 miles. No regrets at all going down the road I chose!

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  16. #16
    Devilsí Advocate
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    Re: Hypersport Touring

    Quote Originally Posted by merc16 View Post
    C10, how do you do chain maintenance on a long trip with no center stand ? I know there are options but just wondering how you keep up with it.
    See the thread on chain maintenance.....it is not needed.

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  17. #17
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Hypersport Touring

    Lots of leftover Goldwing F6B for $13k & FJR's for 11.5 to 12.5k also

    decisions decisions - When I was thinking Busa a few folk talked up the ZX-14 as tour friendly with raised bars and lowered pegs too - those leftover are around 12k from what I see on cycle trader fwiw

    Result from court / speeding ticket next week will decide if I get a fast or tour ez bike this yr ha!

  18. #18
    The Busa Cop
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    Re: Hypersport Touring

    FYI many including myself have electronic cruise control on the Hayabusa. About 300 dollars all in, and half day work.
    I'm the first to install in the engine compartment.
    Everyone else mounted in tail section taking up space.
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    My bud trying it out. He hates me now.



    It no longer matters how fast I once was .

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  19. #19
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    Re: Hypersport Touring

    The Hayabusa that c10 has built is hands down one of the nicest HyperSport Touring bikes you'll ever see. It has been a labor of love for the last 3-4 years. Every part of his bike has been thought thru and very tastefully built. And YES it is FAST!!

  20. #20
    The Busa Cop
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    Re: Hypersport Touring

    Here is link to the ZX14R service manual . Valve adjustment is section 2-3 .

    The Hayabusa is 14,500 miles . My first check was @ 21,000 , and none were out . SCAR aka Tom White from ISHOC has 234,000 miles on a unopened stock 2008 hayabusa . Replaced a few starter clutches ( 30 min job ) Clutch , lots of tires , and a stator . A valve adjustment on the bird takes a half day , but rarely needed .

    Thanks Derek the APEX 6 wheels are so sweet .

    http://www.zx14ninjaforum.com/PDFs/2...ice-Manual.pdf



    It no longer matters how fast I once was .

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    Motor is in.


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  21. #21
    DonBob Hooligan
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    Re: Hypersport Touring

    ZX-14 works just fine.

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  22. #22
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Hypersport Touring

    I like my zx-14 just fine for hi-speed touring.

    I've done a couple Iron Butts on it & have over 60,000 miles on it now.

    I'd not trade it for a new one as I really dislike all the electronic aids.

    ( It was set up originally by Blown 32, thank you sir! )

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    Only one bike interests me to replace it.

    The H2SX SE.

    I'll wait a couple or more years till they depreciate

    to buy a used one and then I'll do this to it:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzIvJEfnmWA

  23. #23
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Hypersport Touring

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve St.Laurent View Post

    The valve job definitely looks like a chore (I've seen it posted that it could take upwards of 60 hours your first time) but it's only every 23,000 miles. No regrets at all going down the road I chose!

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    I think they charged me $375

    maybe 2/3 were barely on the edge of tight. Mechanic said that's not uncommon,
    most guys never ride enough miles to make it worth doing.

  24. #24
    I'm a turbo-diesel driving, cigar smoking, Bambi killing, mean MOFO
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    Re: Hypersport Touring

    Quote Originally Posted by logmaster View Post
    ( It was set up originally by Blown 32, thank you
    Was it his bike originally? If so, I've ridden it and that's the bike that planted the seed. On my trip to Yellowstone I needed a new rear tire and Dallas and blown32 worked together to find a dealer with the tire I needed and he even met us and escorted use there. He threw me the keys and told me to take it and get lunch.
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  25. #25
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Hypersport Touring

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve St.Laurent View Post
    Was it his bike originally? If so, I've ridden it and that's the bike that planted the seed. On my trip to Yellowstone I needed a new rear tire and Dallas and blown32 worked together to find a dealer with the tire I needed and he even met us and escorted use there. He threw me the keys and told me to take it and get lunch.

    Yes. He made me a helluva deal & I'm forever indebted to him for that.

  26. #26
    Badass Hooligan
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    Springfield, Mo.

    Re: Hypersport Touring

    Quote Originally Posted by logmaster View Post
    Yes. He made me a helluva deal & I'm forever indebted to him for that.
    That bike does well in the snow over the pass as well
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  27. #27
    Hooligan
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    Re: Hypersport Touring

    Quote Originally Posted by SPORTSMAN View Post
    ZX-14 works just fine.

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  28. #28
    No More Clowns
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    Re: Hypersport Touring

    Quote Originally Posted by YGOSLO View Post
    The Hayabusa that c10 has built is hands down one of the nicest HyperSport Touring bikes you'll ever see. It has been a labor of love for the last 3-4 years. Every part of his bike has been thought thru and very tastefully built. And YES it is FAST!!
    Also...... it's the cleanest busa on earth...... NOW even lighter.......
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  29. #29
    Hooligan
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    Re: Hypersport Touring

    I put 11,000 completely trouble-free miles on my 2011 Hayabusa in 2 years. All I needed was bar risers and lowered foot pegs, both cheap on eBay, and my 6' 2" frame fit perfectly. It is the perfect touring bike, very calm and composed even at very high speeds. It handles great for its size and I always felt very comfortable riding it on twisty roads. The Busa delivered the most smiles per mile on any bike I have ever had.

    I too being a Kawasaki guy, was originally looking for a ZX14, but came across a better deal on the Busa and gave it a shot. Both are great bikes, you cannot go wrong with either.

    Here is a pic from a 900 mile trip a few weeks ago

  30. #30
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Hypersport Touring

    Quote Originally Posted by discoganya View Post

    I too being a Kawasaki guy, was originally looking for a ZX14, but came across a better deal on the Busa and gave it a shot. Both are great bikes, you cannot go wrong with either.



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