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Finally found an RC for sale in my area, (Polk County-Central Florida). Been looking for years. She came with LadyBirds too but no other mods. Plastics are showing their age (2003). Snagged her up a month ago and been riding daily since. The other bike has only made it out of the garage 3 times since.
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Welcome to the forum. Small pic, but looking good!
Looks like 04 plastics? For sure the tail is, the sides look to be, can't tell on the front. Tank looks like 03.

Sounds like you're enjoying the bike, I can relate. I sold my VFR pretty quick after getting my RC51 roadworthy.

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Yeah, I'm still trying to sort out the various color patterns for the model years. I believe from what I've found so far is it should have black where the white is on the tail. The front on my bike where the headlights are is also white so I'm guessing these are probably aftermarket plastics. It also has the stickers like some bikes with non oem fairings have.
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Yeah, I'm still trying to sort out the various color patterns for the model years. I believe from what I've found so far is it should have black where the white is on the tail. The front on my bike where the headlights are is also white so I'm guessing these are probably aftermarket plastics. It also has the stickers like some bikes with non oem fairings have.

Or someone tried to make it look like a Nicky Hayden replica 2004. I saw about 3 or 4 2003 models when I was shopping for my 06 with 2004 plastics but still had the 03 tank. That was an unnecessary amount of numbers in that post

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As this is something i went through recently.
Your front fairing is without a doubt a 2004
Your tail fairing is or has been made to look exactly like a 2004 also.
The lower side faring are also probably 2004 maybe 2002 its hard to tell from the picture you posted.
The tank is easy enough to tell which year but i cant from this picture.
If there is a nicky haden signature in the front center and the honda wings are just black with no boarder then its a 2004 tank also.
But from the pictures the strips look like 2003. If it is a 2003 tank the black honda wings will have gold/yellow boarders and there will be no signature on the tank.
Hope this helps. Looks like the powered coated or painted the wheels also.
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