LA BUSAS History

califblue

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Membership grew at an alarming rate. Topics ranged from, “Wheelies in three steps!” to, “Friday Porn!” to, “How many guns do you own!” and “What drugs have you rode your bike on?” It was clear that labusas.org was about a lifestyle, a BADASS lifestyle. A reputation for porn and shit talking was soon earned by labusas.org. Ian was proud of his creation and his rep. To drive things home Clay designed a black shirt for Ian depicting a man accelerating to 216mph with the words…

“WE WANNA BE FREE TO RIDE OUR MACHINES WITHOUT BEING HASTLED BY THE MAN… AND WE WANNA GET LOADED!”
 

gsxrian

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..... and then the server crashed and we lost a bunch of data.

What was the cause of the server crash, around 2002 ish?
 

BigGar

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We had a webmaster "Webby" who was a psycho and I think he just deleted the site out of spite one day.

It was kind of a mess for a few days. There were other crashes and data loss events as well. Shit was sketchy :)
 

gsxrian

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What was the exact date the site was created and when were the crashes / data loss?

I seem to remember being a member in 2000 / 2001 but my original data was lost ..... it would have been interesting to see what crap i posted back then compared to the crap i post these days :)
 

Terry_Schiavo

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My first username had something to do with my Suzuki bandit but it was Bandito or something like that. I only remember that part because somebody called me a stupid Mexican fuck once, even though I’m white and from Maine. :D
go get your taco box!!! - marimachas 2020
 

ZX11 Man

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I just so happened to stumble across LAB on its very first day of existence while perusing through some ZX11 stuff. I was originally number 12 if I remember correctly. It was just a few posts of Duc, GoBig and a couple others trying to navigate a new thing they just put on the internet, Sure wish I had saved some of that somehow..
 

gsxrian

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I seem to remember posting this in 1999 at some point..... prior to my unceremonious dismount at 120 mph and subsequent life flight to the hospital. Damn Dunlop Sportmax tires and sub 70F Feb weather will cause a nasty high side!

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Dameon

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What was the cause of the server crash, around 2002 ish?
I remember the biggest crash in late 2001... November? That was the "Webby" incident if I recall correctly. I wasn't part of the management team at that point, so I don't know the details. From that, you'll notice a lot of 12/2001 membership dates.

I found it via the Busa site run by "Dennis" i think was his name, from Cleveland, OH .... he sold a bunch of ghetto Turbo Busa kits.
Yep, ol' Dennis. Quite a character. SuzukiHayabusa.org. I bought my MCX Express turbo kit from him. His forum is also how I wound up here.

Are you sure. I remember it being around in 99.
I remember '99 as well. Early to mid '99 at that.
 

Team222

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I found it via the Busa site run by "Dennis" i think was his name, from Cleveland, OH .... he sold a bunch of ghetto Turbo Busa kits.
I remember sending Dennis a pint of Jack as a joke after he crashed his fan man rig, I read about it in our local news paper! LOL

I came here from the ZRX board, I bought my ZRX in March of 99 and migrated over here sometime between then and 2000, ZRXRICK? was my conduit!

Buying Clay's shirt facilitated my 1st conversation with Ian, Clay quit filling the orders but kept accepting the money, Ian found out about the situation eventually and sent me my 1st Lab's tee!

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gsxrian

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Yep, ol' Dennis. Quite a character. SuzukiHayabusa.org. I bought my MCX Express turbo kit from him. His forum is also how I wound up here.
I thought MCXpress Turbo Kits came from 'Yngve' in Scandinavia ..... what happened to him, he made some awesome stuff!
 

Ninjaman12R

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nah the Busa was just coming out then... plus NYE in South Beach Dec 99 kind of benchmarked it. Stsrted the 2000s with a new 12
Got my 12R in September '00, I think it was 17 days after I totalled my ZX-11 out on Little River Road between Townsend and Gatlinburg. I think I joined here the following month. 👍
 

Terry_Schiavo

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Got my 12R in September '00, I think it was 17 days after I totalled my ZX-11 out on Little River Road between Townsend and Gatlinburg. I think I joined here the following month. 👍
the winter of 99 was filled with anticipation after seeing it in person oct 99... the 12r had a sewer pipe for an exhaust... and Gadson was streetracing the hell out of 2 of them...lol. :)
 

maui

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The first time I met duc I was in LA on business. The site had been going for a while at that point. I remember hearing a busa doing a burn out while slowing down to pull into the parking lot I was at. As I followed him back to his place he spit the chain. He was close enough though that he could coast the rest of the way. It was the first Busa I had actually even seen...and it broke. We had a good laugh.
 

Ninjaman12R

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the winter of 99 was filled with anticipation after seeing it in person oct 99... the 12r had a sewer pipe for an exhaust... and Gadson was streetracing the hell out of 2 of them...lol. :)
I knew it was my next bike, as I was on my 2nd ZX-11. My buddy was a salesman at the stealership and he got the first red one they received. I outran the cops and had to hide it in another buddies garage the first night he had it ❤. I had rode it earlier that afternoon, but wanted more seat time on it. We all met up that night, went riding, and on a fuel stop my buddy and I swapped bikes. Long story short, 3 went to jail (him being one of them), and 3 got away. It was love at first felony for me, that was April 15th 2000, I can easily remember because it was my oldest son's first birthday. 🤣

Even though earlier that day, I threw my kid a hell of a Birthday party........I rented a place, had a ton of family and friends over, lots of food and drink, way too many gifts, professional photographer, folks videotaping the festivities.......the whole enchilada, I jumped the shark that night...😆

A phone call near midnight 'splaining my situation to the wife overspent what few brownie points I had, by a large margin.....but I digress....

Fast forward to September, mentally shot, sleep deprived, and a day after we buried one of the best friends I ever had. I made the poor decision to ride instead of rest. The plan all along was get to the cabin, unload....and chill. 15 minutes after arrival, Gatlinburg bound,......an additional 15 minutes later....my trip was over.

My wife, my parents, and Big Mike's dad said game over, your riding days are over.😧

As soon as a nigga's check from State Farm came in the mail........straight to the dealership 😎, still battered and bruised. My wife refused to take me, so I called one of my buddies that hated my wife. (always follow a haymaker with an uppercut boys) $9500 plus tax, and one of the BEST decisions I ever made.

Then somehow I ended up here, and again one of the best decisions I've ever made. 👍
 

luckystrike

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As your semen induced dementia progresses, I'll try and redirect you when necessary. There was a 12R board here too.......🖕
Well yah sure there was, out of some pittance or sense of obligation...

It's like that room at the back of an elementary school where all the down syndrome kids are tucked away
 

CZLoco

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I thought MCXpress Turbo Kits came from 'Yngve' in Scandinavia ..... what happened to him, he made some awesome stuff!
He tried to make it to the labusas 20th anniversary party in Austin, TX for the MotoGP.
Was going to bring his family with him but I guess his plans fell through because we never saw him.
 

Ninjaman12R

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Well yah sure there was, out of some pittance or sense of obligation...

It's like that room at the back of an elementary school where all the down syndrome kids are tucked away
If that truly is the case, then some of us have exceeded our expectations....😏

I think you'd mellow out a little if you listened to ALL your inner voices (except the onces that tell you jacking off winos is an honorable charity) and admit you love Kawasaki's, always have, and always will. I promise you no harm can come from it.....👍

😆
 

Terry_Schiavo

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Well yah sure there was, out of some pittance or sense of obligation...
It's like that room at the back of an elementary school where all the down syndrome kids are tucked away
equal rights!! :fu:
or maybe youre confusing the GSXR1000 gays... or guys. Those fellas were the red headed motorbike step children.
Could not touch our "Hyper bores" as duc affectionately called them.
or maybe you met up with the fag who posed as a woman on message boards to meet guys??
Only the LA meets had the largest collection of boosas. The east coast stuff only had onesies twosies. Even at the TWO meet...
 

Ninjaman12R

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equal rights!! :fu:
or maybe youre confusing the GSXR1000 gays... or guys. Those fellas were the red headed motorbike step children.
Could not touch our "Hyper bores" as duc affectionately called them.
or maybe you met up with the fag who posed as a woman on message boards to meet guys??
Only the LA meets had the largest collection of boosas. The east coast stuff only had onesies twosies. Even at the TWO meet...
Take that you wino molesting silky handed bastard!

😀
 
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