Hello from Canada
I just bought myself a RC51. I got it as a project bike and first bike.
I'll give you some details about the bike. it is an 01 red silver. It cam with a power commander pc3 and an aftermarket exhaust (brand name started with a y i believe). it has 16000 KM (about 10 000mi) and runs really well.
The things that needed attention were some missing bolts for the fairings, he dropped the bike in the garage so there is some fairing damage and the left handle is a bit damaged (he included a new clip on).
Brakes are the next issue. He "upgraded" to the 01+ brakes (they are thicker) and then put on new pads. This caused the brakes to be tight up front. The battle plan for that is to but the stockers back on (which were included) and then wear the pads down a bit and then put the 01+ ones back ons they were apparently less prone to warping. however that may not get done since it is my first bike and i would not be heat the brakes up to the point of warping the brake rotors (correct me if i am wrong).
The seller also included SS brake lines, a steering dampener, the power commander pc3, flush mount tail lights, and the flapper valve has been removed, and lastly of course the exhaust. the bike also has new tires(literally never used), and brand new pads I bought the bike for 5800. the bike has been sitting for about a year
Now i have a couple of questions. The rear brake reservoir is bone dry and the brake is causing some resistance on the rear wheel. the bike is difficult to move around. we are going to try and fill it to see if we can get the brake to work...but i think there is something else wrong (unless brakes are designed to do this). he has new pads on the rear. My question is...With new pads is the bike supposed to be like that? would running the caliper dry like that? should i be simply replacing something because it has been dry? there is water in the reservoir as well, should i flush something through to get rid of that? and what?
Next question is about the front brakes. With the thicker rotors on, is there a way to make them work on the 01's? they are brand new rotors and i would like to use them if possible (as this would mean not taking the front wheel off). i'll do some poking around on here on the topic but if anyone could answer me that would be great.
Last but not least, is there anything else i should be doing while the bike is somewhat apart (i am currently going through it to make sure everything is in the condition i want it to be in)? I am having all the fluid replaced and getting a new chain. I am also going though the harnesses.
Thanks for the help and I hope to hear back.
Last edited by Hellraiser456; 04-10-2009 at 03:26 PM.