Rc551 in my future?
Hello everyone. Im new to this forum but not to furoms in general. I have been on 600rr.net for a year or so. Having said that, obviously, I own a 600rr.
I absoloutely love the rc51 and always have. I saw one at a local car dealer in passing and called to ask about a trade. I own my 09 Phoenix edition and the dealer said he would work out a trade, no problem. Well...
I went to the dealership and inspected the bike. It was immediately obvious that she ad been laid down, but it looks like something minor. Light scuffing on the lower fairing and the windscreen brace is slightly bent. Also, the front indicators are missing and she needs new rubber. he only other little thing I noticed is that the cowl that covers the back seat was loose but I can fix that. Other than that the bike is straight and started up on the first attempt, with a little "struggle" but on the videos I have seen of the RC51s they also started slow. Sounded great with the aftermarket exhaust, but the mid-pipe has some surface rust.
I mentioned my concerns with the dealer and he offered a test ride and said that since it had the issues I mentioned, he would also give me some cash.
Final deal I worked out was his '03 rc51 w/20k miles and 1800$ for my 09 cbr600rr with 7500 miles.
I know It sounds like a bad deal for me since I ma essentially downgrading as far as year and mileage is concerned, but something is telling me that I am getting a decent deal. Am I just "starstruck"?
Also, I did a search and didnt specifically find an answer to this, but I want to know if there are any common issues with the rc51 that I need to look for? ie: bolts that loosen, common electrical issues etc.?
Thank you in advance for your help.