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    GSXR1000 engine for $1200 worth getting or wait for Busa?
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    Found a 2005 GSXR1000 engine nearby with 11k miles ready to go: engine, harness, cdi, header, coils, air cut valve, throttle bodies, and so-on and they're asking $1200.

    I was holding out for a hayabusa but most on ebay (can't find any locally) seem to be going for $2500 plus. This will be used in a 2 seater buggy. Right now I have a CBR600 and I'm looking for more power and to transplant into a 2 seater someday.

    Question is, should I jump on this deal or wait it out for a hayabusa? Would a GSXR1000 be enough power for most 2 seaters or will I be regretting it someday? Just wanted to get some opinions from others out there...

    Thanks!
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    I'm far from an expert, but from my experience a GSXR is plenty for 2 people in the sand, and I think would be a fabulous solution for an off road car. My friend has a GSXR1000 2 person sand car and I think it goes really, really well.

    That said I've never ridden in a Hayabusa car so I don't know what I'm missing.

    Attached are comparison dyno charts if you're interested, the 1000 is an 04, not sure of the year on the Hayabusa, they didn't put that in the run file.
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    WOW! That image generated horribly. The Hayabusa is making just over 180hp and the GSXR is maing just over 140hp.
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    That sounds like a good buy, I would go for it.
    Going from a 600 to a GSXR 1000 you will NOT be disappointed.
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    Hello Andy
    heres an other motor that might work for you.
    2008 CBR 1000RR motor
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    Thanks for the input everyone.

    Victor, thanks for the link. I'm sending him an email but if it doesnt come with a clean title and most components needed I might pass. Also thanks again for that ride last weekend in Pismo, that was a blast!
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    Hey Andy, here's a good read on the bender you gonna build.. Lots of info to ease the build.
    homebuilt tubing bender - Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum
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    Already built that bender, works well.
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    The '08 for $750 is either the score of the month or ??????

    The other gsxr1000 for $1200 that seems like the going price now. If I hadn't scored this zx12 (score of year) I had a busa found for $1500. I will say this, no other bike made has the aftermarket/forum support of a busa.

    My rule, and also rule of many others, when your looking at a motor thats pulled and cant be started, then I pay non running price for it. They can tell you it runs all they want but, if they wont give me a money back gaurentee then.
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    Andy I put that in the wrong thread... My bad!!
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