Alright, I've lurked around here long enough, time to post.
I've been shopping for an RC51 pretty heavy lately, the weather is starting to break here in Michigan and my bike just isn't cutting it anymore. I hate those lame "I can't decide how to spend my own money so someone tell me what to do" type threads, so I'm going try to reword it a little.
I'm looking at two bikes (both RC's), similar mileage, similar condition (clean titles, never been down, almost mint). One is an SP1 with Erion pipes, dyno-tuned pc3, steering damper and $200-$300 worth of riding gear. The other is a bone stock SP2. The SP1 with the goodies is about $300 less, and is much more convenient geographically. I'm aware of all the changes made for 2002, but my question is this: are they primarily numbers-in-magazines type changes or will my ass-dyno register a difference? The SP1 is cheaper AND has a lot of parts that I will probably add at some point anyway, but are the factory upgrades worth shelling out the clams and giving up the go-fast parts?
If anyone out there can see into this vague post, their input will be appreciated.