I am located in Norway, so the winters here can stretch from october to april. But usually march is warm enough to melt the snow so hopefully i can start my season soon.
I bought this RC51, or VTR 1000R SP1 as they are called in Europe, in august last year. The Euro model has red fairings with a black tail, unlike the US version with silver too. So this bike had a fairing change sometime in its life. The tank is re-painted, as i can feel the silver upper part under the clear with my nail.
I first thought it was fitted with a china fairing kit, but all the plastic turns out to be genuine. Checked the VIN, and it comes as a Euro model. Someone also thought it was a good idea to paint the rims silver too (and did a really bad job at it).
So i thought of finding some original plastics for the bike, to bring it back to the right red color, but soon found out parts for this bike are hard to get a hold of, especially the rear undertail with original rear lights. Mine came with an ugly aftermarket undertail.
But as time went along, i kinda liked the US colors. Not only that, i got really hung up watching old AMA Superbike-races, with Nicky Hayden tearing up the tracks on the RC51. So thats when i decided to make the bike a NH #69 replica instead.
Ordered up a set of Nicky Hayden edition aftermarket sticker kit and a set of sponsor stickers.
More to come. Thanks for looking