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Update 25/06/2000 : Again I'm really busy with work commitments.  A half working computer and html editor doesn't help things.  I have discovered a free fully featured editor called 1st Page by Evrsoft.  So over the next few months I'll slowly be moving the site.  It's a free program and is perfect for my needs !

Happy birthday to my Hayabusa ! It's just over a year old.  Like many proud owners I have no intention of replacing my bike for another bar another Hayabusa. So my bike is having a deserved break as I go about earn the necessary cash to support it.  Does that mean I can claim it through tax as a dependent ?  Not !!

Anyway some goss, apparently some Hayabusa's in the UK have experienced their frame splitting.  Shock !  Anyway I'm researching to see if there's an official notice or whether its limited to certain models, conditions etc... Don't want to freak too many people ! just yet anyway.

And due to numerous queries I've already had regarding the pink wire.  I've had confirmation that cutting the pink wire is a sure way to kill the Hayabusa.  So don't do it !

Update 18/06/2000 : Apart from a trip to Litchfield park again not much riding done since I've been away.  Lots of other work due to end of financial year and GST coming in.   Yes everyone Australia is finally getting a GST.  A few more weeks before I can get some time to do more interesting Hayabusa updates. 

The 'Classifieds' page is coming along well, I hope that it is of some use.  There's no harm browsing through the list !   Some pricing details on the 'Can I afford one page' is interesting reading.   Should get more detailed over time.  Nothing else to report, again due to current work load...

I am also suffering PC problems due to the inability of my new 3D card to do 3D stuff without crashing.  Believe me I tried everything including a complete re-install !  I have come to the conclusion that the there is something amiss with the HP version of Windows as files which should be there aren't....

Update 11/06/2000 : I am enjoying fab weather at the moment due no doubt to the very cold weather in the southern states.  I have no idea how they do it but in the usual riding gear it's a tad chilly !  although the tempreatures only hovers in the low twenties at night. I don't know what else I can write about in these updates that I haven't covered already !  The bike's working perfectly positively revelling in the low tempreatures.  I think a few horises have actually risen from the dead !

Hope you like the new site upgrades, been working on them for awhile now.   Anyway due to end of financial year work commitments, I'll be having a brief rest from site development ie. no more new features.   Be sure I'll probably work up something interesting whilst city hopping. Sunday updates will of course will still continue.

Remember pls make sure you include your correct Email address when sending stuff as I haven't been able to reply to quite a few recently !! Also seem to be having a problem sending mail to Greece and Norway !

Update 04/06/2000 : More track day stuff.  Following the expected coffee discussion it was quite clear that I don't know anything about the track best lines to take.  If I had worked out the best gears to use it would have help and using the torque curve and not using the rev limiter as a gear change indicator would so help.

Yep the 600cc sports class is indeed great for track work.  It'll reward a novice track rider far more than the Hayabusa.  For a rider to be able to use the Hayabusa to its potentional on the track does require a rider with skill and literally no fear purely because you can go so much faster so quickly.  On the road the Hayabusa still unbeatable.

Whilst on the track I remember thinking how civilised the controls looked on the Hayabusa,  I had a clock and fuel consumption meter telling me stuff which I didn't really need.  It's basically a car dashboard transplanted to a motorcycle.  It was a weird thing to think about.

The Azaros rear have taken the punishment quite well.  The tyre construction is definitely much harder than the BTs.  Now that Darwin in experiencing the dry season I've noticed that they don't grip quite as well.  Normal accleration is fine but push them and they easily break traction.   Or maybe the engine is runing and there's more power ?   Thus I don't think they're cold weather tyres - only time will tell. 

BTW : Tempreatures during the day now hover around 27 degrees centigrade whilst at night it's a chilling 14-15. Humidity is a shocking 20-25% all the time.  I'm used to 32 degrees and at least 60% humidity.