First time RC owner (2001 SP1)
Greetings from long Island NY here. Firs time RC owner and already in love. I picked up a 100% original 01 about a month ago with 12k miles on it, in damn good condition. Bike is a 1 owner ride with regular maintenance and all records, and has a little body rash from being knocked over. Nothing major, just some pits in the plastics and a cracked under the seat. I love the bike, and will leave it pretty much the way it is from here on out, with the exception of a taller windscreen and adjustable rearsets (I'm 6ft 4in). There are a few things I'd like to address with the bike, as I do plan on some track days with instructors up state from me: first, the throttle is ungodly twitchy, and makes it really hard to smoothly get back on the throttle while turning. Is there a way to alleviate this, maybe a power commander or throttle position sensor? Second is, the rear suspension seems awfully "sluggish" (I don't know how to describe it in a better way) and seems to kind of do its own thing on uneven roads. Tire pressures are good, and I don't know really much at all about adjusting the suspension, so any advice here would be greatly appreciated. Tires are next on the list, as it currently has pirelli Diablo Corsas, which I haven't seen in years, so good tire recommendations for the overweight twin would also be appreciated. Thanks guys, and sorry for the tl;dr.
2001 RC51 SP1, 12,xxx miles (03/16) - 100% original, untouched, unmolested, near showroom condition.