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rc51 vs 03 bike models onwards

Have u guys tried spar wz 600s or 1000s on track?.Not sure u guys did race wz them in state..but i did 2day(1st time on V twin)..well its not EZ 5 laps race...my 2000 model RC tried it best ...bad about the bike is heavy...even a Jap rider(who used to race endurance race in japn said so)..he said no chances agaist newer model..

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As is well known, the RC51 has remained unchanged since 2002 with the SP2.
Only color schemes were changed between the model years and country (US vs. European color schemes).

All current front line 600 and 1000's undergo complete redesign every two years on average.
Not only engine, but frame redesign as well, utilizing all the latest techniques.

You can't expect parity again these newer bikes on an RC51.
The only twin that has kept pace is Ducati with the 1098 and now 1198's.
That bike has the weight and power levels on par with the latest Liter-bikes.

It's a shame that Honda abandoned the RC51, but that racing, and the RC51 was a race bike first, and street bike second.
When racing dictated Honda needed a 4-cylinder 1000, then that what it did.
It moved on.

I suggest you do as I and many others do, enjoy the RC51 for what it was and is.
A very fine V-twin that really isn't that heavy (have you looked at the weight of the 2007 GSXR-1000?), has power where it's practical (mid-range), and a distinct sound that easily separates it from the pack of 4-cylinder bikes.

Close you eyes and you can't hardly tell any brand of 4-cylinder sportbikes apart.
But when an RC51 fires up, you have no problem.
If a Ducati has the characteristic dry clutch and demo rattles, then the RC51 has it's wonderful camshaft spur-gear whine.

As I tell everyone, it's not the quickest, fastest, or lightest bike on the planet.
But it farts, belches, whines, vibrates, and but definitely talks to you.
In short, it has a unique character and history, and that's why I bought one.
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Couldn't say it any better myself!...
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Amen Brotha !!!!
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hmm i agree wz dat bro....well not RC51 in Spore..less den 30 bikes(SP1 & SP2 altogether) last batch was 2002 SP2 model dat was sold brand new ard 25k(Spore dollars last 5wks ago)..Jz bought mine 2 wks ago & test it on track..gearing same as 600cc..but..my tank is so rusty when u fired up on full trottle..its start to clogging & my shock is so stiff is like metal pole...so where can i find this items that can shipped cheaply to Spore ....
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Hey bro go here and save yourself some money. You should be able to come up with the required tools needed for this. All it takes is a wire hangar and a battery charger.

http://www.speedzilla.com/forums/rc5...rust-tank.html

Check where the preload is set on that rear spring. You got 9 notches where the spring can set and yours sounds like its up there pretty high. The rc has stiff suspension already but it can definately be softened up. Mine was set on 7 and I lowered it to 5 and it made a world of difference. All you need to adjust it is a spanner wrench or a hammer and punch but the spanner works a hell of alot better.
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looks very familiar(same as my tank)....2morow i will sent it to the shop...but for the rear shock..it cant b click to lower..the click is jamm..

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What notch is it on right now? How tall are you and how much do you weigh?
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i'm 84kg...
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You need to soften your back shock. What notch is it on?
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