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Update 26/03/2000 :  Yep, the Hayabusa is still the fastest production motorcycle in the world.  I read it at Motorcycleworld ZX-12R didn't even reach 300kph in some tests.  Most of all though it's personal thing, but the Hayabusa is the better looking one.  If I had the flag ship of a motorcycle range I certainly wouldn't want it to be confused with a lessor model.  Remember :  too most non-bikers they all look alike !  Check out the Australian Hayabusa Club page too there's some great pics of the new colour schemes and some great visual mods !

Forgot to post a message from
Roger Bailey who sent to me a mail regarding the rear tyre adjusting screws.  They strip easily but should be replaced for free.

AVONs are still working fine.  Wear rate looks OK are considering the riding I've been doing.  And they haven't squared off yet either.  AND I have got my new GIVI rack !

Update 19/03/2000 Pt.2 :  Yeap I had a bad day.  Anyway I had to post a few other things.  Check out my latest creation.  Believe it or not the Suzuki Across Also more Specs and performance data its after the specification table.   Some telling figures show why other bikes struggle to keep up.  Also check out the new Comparisons   page for comparisions to a range of other bikes.

Update 19/03/2000 :  Yes, I like loved watching Dynasty.  It makes a lasting impression when you where in your sub - 10's.  What till you you hear the different ones I'll be putting up.   These Midi's can be found on various internet sites.  I haven't kept track of which site their from.  But I'll keep track from now on.

The AVONs are going fine although the as suspected the wear rate is quite disturbing.  I have been riding harder than usual so that should be expected.  I don't think they'll last 3000kms. 

I'm still not sure whether the instrument panel was clouded over with moisture, but since taken it out in the lovely sun these days it hasn't re-appeared. - I'll have to watch out for it.  Mind you it has been really wet here.   I mean most of the places arond here are flooded, including the main road out of the NT (Stuart Highyway) was cut in several places by flooding.

At last I've ordered a GIVI rack for my Hayabusa.   It's only the top rack but it's better than nothing.  I just hope the rack doesn't spoil the looks.  Anyway you be the first to see a total waste of cash on a Hayabusa Multimedia center.  Hey, I like listening to a few tune's when cruising around.

And to those especially young ladies who think smoking and driving and throwing butts out windows better think again.  It's not cool, it's inconsiderate, stupid and dangerous to other road users.   You'll only lose whatever looks you have left and have bad breath.  Something which suits the toilet deoderant esque perfume seem to like so much.

Which leads to those ridiclous Bad Girl stickers, oh grow up.   It's not attitude it's pathethic.  What it should read is Stupid girl.  Which leads to to another pet hate.  What's wrong with being original or just plain considerate these days.  And Bad Boy stickers ?  Stop watching Michael Jackson videos before you go blind.

No Fear merchandise.  The only time I can imagine where it's appropriate is if you're driving a Datsun 120Y or a scooter - now that's dangerous.  Unfortunately most who where the stuff have never even contemplated anything vaguely dangerous.  The only vaguely No Fear is your fashion sense which is lifted directly from the latest American rapper music video - which everyone already knows even the Americans have enough sense to not go around dressed like that.  What it should read is No Fear No Brain.

Well, that's my argo for the week bye.

Update 012/03/2000 :  As you can see I've managed to complete more of the new look pages.  The decision is stick with relatively simple coding was difficult as I had already prepared a site using lots of Javascript and graphics.  However it would mean that many browsers could not see the pages.  Defeating the purpose of the site so I've decided that any new pages will use the latest coding whilst I'll keep this site looking the way it is.  Content is better than just a nice look isn't it ?

Anyway, back to the Hayabusa.  This week is finally sunny after 2 weeks of storms and I've managed to use the Hayabusa a bit more, unfortunately I developed a minor flu !  The first thing I noticed about the Hayabusa after the rain was the instrument panel, I think it had some moisture in it !  It didn't appear or long as I was riding the bike at the time.  Admittedly I did have the cover over it during the rain and didn't take it off for days ! So more on that later.

I've been using only the lower gears lately, as I think I'm getting used to the 'low' rpm smoothness. Keeping it in 3rd certainly makes the ride more exciting !  The AVONs have again proved to be a very stable and sticky tyre.  The lean angles I'm using are much further than I can ever remember doing using the other 2 tyres. 

Update 05/03/2000 :  There are cyclones to the east of the Northern Territory.  During the week there where cyclones on both side of the Territory.   Hence Darwin is in the midst of a very wet period.  Storms are unpredictable hence I haven't been out much.  Tropical cyclone Steve has actually travelled from Queensland to Western Australia.   That is it reformed 3 times, an unusual occurrence.  The result is flooding throughout most of Northern Australia.  Hope you like the new main page !  It's been wet enough to keep me at home and hence able to do the promised site updates it's not finished just yet.  Graphics take forever to complete !

Hayabusa suspension is getting work out due to the huge potholes and loose gravel all over Darwin roads.  On standard suspension settings the rear is a tad hard.  Although I do think softer suspension would lessen the Hayabusa's handling performance, which I wouldn't enjoy.  Honestly the conditions here are deadly, especially the way I ride,  the gravel basically scattered on round abouts and corners.  The rocks being thrown up by cars etc...  It should get better soon and I can start doing riding assessments again so stay tuned.

Over the following weeks I've been developing some new pages for 250cc bikes.   Why ? I love the revving and the madness associated with keeping an engine on the boil.  There are almost no sites revealing these little gems.  Plus - I may just get one !

NEWS : I Just heard that Yoshimura are selling their modified race version of the Hayabusa.  There will be only 1000 mode.  Named the X1 the Hayabusa will have close to 200 bhp.