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I'm looking to buy my first rc51 and found a near by 2002 model with 13,000 miles on it for $5400. Is that an average price range? It has a few add-ons including exhaust and fender eliminator...(the usual goodies for an RC51). What all should I look for if I go to check the bike out? I don't know much about these bikes. Thanks!
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Pending on your area that is too high for most places. $3500~$4000 is closer to reality.



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will agree with madbuyer, $5400 seems kind of steep..........just remember these engines are well built, i bought mine in AUG 2009 with 23k and now have 36k with few to no problems so don't let "mileage" be too much of a factor. See what you can talk them down to if you're really interested

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Yeah i figured that was kind of steep. I guess that's why it's still for sale, having been listed for a while. I live in NC and there's not many of those bikes around that I can find. I don't want to rush into buying one without getting to know things about these bikes first. Anyone here from NC area?
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where you at in NC, I grew up a little south of Winston-Salem, NC and still go down ther often

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I'm from around hickory area
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nice, my parents are in Mocksville......45 minutes from Hickory........you get that bike let me know and I'll get down there

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Alright sounds good. It's got two-brothers carbon fiber oval slip-ons. Is that a decent set up for the sp2's?
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not awful. people have complained about the two bros quality. people have also said that carbon isnt a great choice for the engine pulse of the rc. I have just installed the 2bros hi mount in the black series aluminum and i have to say it sounds better than my Akra. But we will have to see how it lasts...

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I had an old pair of 2 bros on mine when i bought and they werent that great..........but the Sato low mount carbon fiber's i have on now are pretty darn good

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