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Offline Rusty

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Re: Honda RC51
« Reply #50 on: June 11, 2020, 02:19:29 am »
Great looking bike Jay! I hope you have many smiles riding that beauty!!

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Re: Honda RC51
« Reply #51 on: June 13, 2020, 12:59:54 pm »
Hi Jay. Was a RC owner for years, mine was a 03 but no different than yours. To get the most out of the old girl you need to spend a bit of cash.With those pipes that you have, its running to rich.It needs a power commander 3 with a dyno tune. Mine came stock with 119hp, after tune 131hp plus some change. Find someone that knows the bike.Have the soft rev limiter taken out, and flapper valve mod done. Go to a 16-41 sprocket set up. You seem like your on the light side for weight, if this is true have the suspension set up for your weight,if not the girl will bounce you around like a pogo stick. HRC pads are in order for the the breaks. If you have deep  pockets have the stock suspension replaced.My choice would be Ohlins of course, but any good company like Kyle Racing will do just fine. I replaced my rear sets with adjustable ones, it made a big difference on the longer rides.I loved that bike,and the sound was intoxicating. I could keep up with anybody in the twists. Anybody can go fast in a straight line. Good luck Jay, ride safe.

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Re: Honda RC51
« Reply #52 on: June 13, 2020, 11:45:50 pm »
Thx guys!   :great:

I think I'll be doing more restoration on this RC than mods, my vision is more on putting it back to stock.  :??:

Another rainy Saturday in the PNW = the RC gets more cleaning.

Got the wheel stickers all cleaned off, individual letters oh my what a pain, and a coat of wax on her. Ordered up some oem parts including grips n levers and some odds n ends, also sourced a set of oem pipes that are in great shape.

Good times!  :)


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Re: Honda RC51
« Reply #53 on: June 23, 2020, 02:19:40 am »
Scored a set of excellent condition oem pipes that delivered today, also got the clear windscreen mounted.  :great: :great:




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Re: Honda RC51
« Reply #54 on: June 23, 2020, 11:13:24 am »
I like the shorter stock ones better for sure! :great:
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Re: Honda RC51
« Reply #55 on: June 23, 2020, 08:33:47 pm »
I like the shorter stock ones better for sure! :great:

done  :great: :great:

Definitely will help with the sound too, I went on a rip this morning with the Yosh's still on and at high rpm's I feel like folks can here me from a long ways away, not the attention I need or looking for.  C:-)

The oem cans actually sound great IMO, I think I'll keep them on for now at least.  :)


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Re: Honda RC51
« Reply #56 on: June 23, 2020, 09:12:30 pm »
 :)) :)) :))

I dunno Jay, I've always loved "Yoshi's" pipes, had them on all my older bikes.. bummed out when I crashed and "mud angel" wrecked my KZ, and had to buy a Jardine, to replace my vintage Yoshi muff...  the sound of power...

Nice scooter tho bro, Kudo's for the "back to resto" thing,  :great: :great: :great:

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Re: Honda RC51
« Reply #57 on: June 23, 2020, 11:42:19 pm »
I like the shorter stock ones better for sure! :great:

done  :great: :great:

Definitely will help with the sound too, I went on a rip this morning with the Yosh's still on and at high rpm's I feel like folks can here me from a long ways away, not the attention I need or looking for.  C:-)

The oem cans actually sound great IMO, I think I'll keep them on for now at least.  :)



The Yoshis are a great set of cans, but my eyes say the OEM mufflers are a better fit for the bike.

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Re: Honda RC51
« Reply #58 on: June 24, 2020, 11:15:01 pm »
I literally just bought my second bike today and now I guess I’m gonna look for an RC51 or Tl1000R as a 3rd smh....

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Re: Honda RC51
« Reply #59 on: June 24, 2020, 11:50:48 pm »
I agree with your choice ZG!