Personal BLOG entries for August 2000.

What's New
Motorcycle News
Hayabusa News
Hayabusa Pictures
Hayabusa Store

General Hayabusa
Hayabusa meaning
Hayabusa Videos
08 FAQ
99-07 FAQ
99-07 Vs 08 Specs
Vs Concours14 and 1400GTR
Vs Yamaha FJR1300
Vs BMW K1300S
2nd Gen Vs ZX-14
Vs GSX-R1000 K9
Vs a Small car
Vs Blackbird (Gen 1)
Vs Blackbird (Gen 2)
Vs ZX-12R (Gen 1)
Vs K1200RS
99-07 Vs ZX-14
Buying used
Performance FAQ

2nd Gen Hayabusa
Long term review
Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 -
Part 4 - Part 5 - Part 6 -
Part 7 - Part 8 -
Part 9

As a first bike Pt.2

99-07 Hayabusa
1st impressions
Ownership updates
Hayabusa Review
99-07 Hayabusa Specs
Hayabusa Performance
Hayabusa Dyno Charts
Service Schedule
As a first bike
Model History
General Problems
Hayabusa Prices
My Hayabusa Tyres
Hayabusa Tyre Survey
Luggage Options

Honda DN-01
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Latest Survey
Latest Survey Results
Past Survey Results

Opinions & Stories
Japan Guide
Tasmania Guide
Weekly updates
Reviews of other sites
Site Evolution
Bike Security
Speed cameras and Government
Windows Vista Review
Telstra F152 and F156
GPS Reviews
Garmin Nuvi 265W
Garmin Nuvi 1390T

Concept vehicles
Special Features
Motorcycle Trivia
Future Classics
Finance calculators
Your starsign & your
    choice of bike
The 2 Fat ladies
Manga/Anime &
PDA Comparison
Palm Tungsten TX
Palm Tungsten E
MotoRacer3 Review
Motorcycle names
Colds and Flu
Gift Guide
Convert DVR-MS files to WMV and MPG

Free Stuff

Email me !
About Me
About this site


Update 27/08/2000 :
Lots of updates to the site : more links, more Hayabusa enhancements details and more on my opinion on riding the Hayabusa and ownership details.  So check it all out.

Also the infamous cam chain tensioner recall : Click here

Update 20/08/2000 : This week I've prepared a summary of Hayabusa Ownership so far.  As it seems to summarise the entire Hayabusa ride and ownership prospective here's the link, consider it this weeks update. 

It's been over a year that this this site has been going and it will continue for sure.  However time is a limited resources and I seem to have less and less of it every week.  Having received may thousands of email of which I've tried to answer every single one (email failures and incorrect addresses and all) and tried to as helpful as possible, I've also learnt a lot of things from all you guys and gals. 

The world is a large place and there are so many things that you as an individual can do.  Thus I need to try all those things and of course keep things interesting for everyone who visits this site.  My Hayabusa will be with me for a little while longer but as I'm changing the direction of a couple sites which I also maintain and hopefully a change in career I may not be able to afford to keep the bike.  It may be ironic that my Hayabusa my be sold to finance the next adventure.

Thus if there is anyone who knows of an organisation who wants to sponser a new type of site pls feel free to contact me.  I don't like putting ads on this site (yes there are alternatives !) hence the various affiliates including a very lucrative sex type ad is not really on.  Hey I was around when the internet had NO advertising what so ever and most sites had those ridiculous backgrounds images !  Anyway that's all for now and see you next week !

Update 13/08/2000 : Back from Brisbane and a couple stress filled days.  Hence no riding done this week.
More next week for sure to make up for this week lack of interesting stuff.   Needless to say Brisbane seems like a great place for motorcycle riding.

Update 06/08/2000 : As Darwin approaches the wet season I'm feeling the heat on the right hand side of the bike again.  It's noticeable because the left side is definitely cooler. The AVON tyres are definitely slower to warm up then the previous BT56s.   They also seem much more resistant to squaring off than the BTs.  However they still definitely have for feel than the BTs though.  Also whist riding behind my Hayabusa I noticed that they have a wider contact patch than I noticed with the other tyres.

I've been having problems with the Domain's email server during the week.  They're doing an upgrade and I think I lost some mail, as the numbers I get are definitely down.