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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-27-2012, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
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Wow! Back in the saddle

Owned a TL1000r and loved it but sold it when we moved from Sacramento, Cali to south GA (Air Force). Settled in now and picked up a 2000 rc51 with 15k miles for $3,000. Click image for larger version

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It has been down and put back together by a guy who was not a purist. Stuff is miss matched and zip tied. Mechanically the bike is solid, but allows me to get my hands a bit dirty and something to level out my sitting position.

Some of the plans for the bike: get it all together right, sure up the wiring, fix the small stuff ( signals and speedo), clean this poor girl and clean it again put some new fluids in her.

Get some decent miles on her the next couple months before I push off and let the modding begin next spring.

I've already rewired the signals, added front signals, did the flapper mod and began cleaning her up.

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Welcome to the forum. It's fun to work on these bikes. Good luck with her and ride safe.
Try here http://www.rc51parts.com/Page-Home_1.aspx

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Welcome to the group. It's always fun to have a project. Nothing better then a rc51 to be that project. Keep your eye on the prize and it will turn out good for you. And yes rc51parts.org is a great place to get parts I've used them many of times and ways nice bike and hope to see some updates as it progresses


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Hey another 2000 are you aware that makes you a member of the sp1 club I have a 2000 also. If it is not already done I recommend you do the soft rev limiter mod! One of my favorite mods I have done! If you can wire turn signals You can handle soft rev limiter mod. look for it on RC51.org
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Hey another 2000 are you aware that makes you a member of the sp1 club I have a 2000 also. If it is not already done I recommend you do the soft rev limiter mod! One of my favorite mods I have done! If you can wire turn signals You can handle soft rev limiter mod. look for it on RC51.org
Hell yeah, read it and seems pretty straight forward. What's the pick up? Just allows to tach it out?

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Well you get around 1K more revs out of the motor which is nice because your horsepower peak goes up with those extra revs. The soft rev limiter was put on U.S. spec RC's Due U.S. regulations or something I'm not sure. Removing will not risk damaging motor or nothing, all the cool kids are doing it!
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Hell yeah, read it and seems pretty straight forward. What's the pick up? Just allows to tach it out?

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The soft rev limit is at 9200, while the hard limit is at 10,200.
The mod just allows the engine to pull all the way to the hard limit.
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Welcome. Im from Sac, and happen to have a 2000. I love the tillers, might get one someday.

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Nothing better then a rc51 to be that project. Keep your eye on the prize and it will turn out good for you. And yes rc51parts.org is a great place to get parts I've used them many of times and ways nice bike and hope to see some updates as it progresses

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Where in south ga. I'm near savannah.

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