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Most common rc51 mods

G,morning all. I just picked up a 2005 w/13K miles, and upon removing all the plastic for a thorough look-over I am happy to say it appears to be bone stock (YAY). My question is. Which of the numerous RC51 mods I've read about here and other sites, are the most beneficial, and, cost effective for the scooter? I've read about PAIRS mod., 5mm shim for shock, dan kyle link,etc. I would appreciate any help, and opinions from those of you who have done the mods, and can give me a heads up on whether the mod made any/as much difference as you had hoped. Also any links for mods, and/or parts. Thanks in advance, and drop me a line if you are in the Brevard county, Fl. area. We can take a spin together.
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post #2 of 53 (permalink) Old 08-13-2013, 11:42 AM
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The "How-To" section relates to instructional posts regarding certain procedures, which is described below the section. Moved to "General Bike Talk".

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Most common mod is 15/41 520 Gearing Conversion Kit Best $220 you will spend.

The best free mod is the Soft Rev Removal.

The best mod overall is having the Suspension done as this bike needs all the help it can get in terms of both compliance with the road and being able to fine tune the geometry to make it steer properly and ultimately allow you to ride faster with less drama.


Fairly complete list of mods and info
http://www.rc51.org/mod.htm
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++1^^ to what LDH said...definitely the gearing change, I'm running 15/41 and would NEVER go back to stock gearing.



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Lol...try the veal! Badump bump.



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Most beneficial.
1. Suspension front and rear and a good setup.
2. Wheels
3. Slipper clutch, makes re-gearing unnecessary
4. brake upgrade, marginally needed
5. exhaust, mostly a bling item
6.PC, helps a bit

I live in Brevard county.
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3. Slipper clutch, makes re-gearing unnecessary
Please elaborate on this statement...I have a slipper which I have yet to install. I'm just curious how a slipper would negate a gearing change?



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Why did you change your gearing and why that particular ratio?
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Why did you change your gearing and why that particular ratio?
Because of the ridiculously tall gear ratio...also it keeps the bike right in the meat of the powerband. One other thing we have a 40 over impound law here so giving up some top end for more jump out of the gate was an obvious choice.



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