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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-28-2011, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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Some people shouldn't ride bikes

Need to vent! So i bought my second Rc51 which is a 2000 with 31000 miles on it, a little high but not too high for an enthusiest, and i new it was gonna need some work due to the higher mileage but man this guy treated this bike like a red headed step child. Heres a few issues:
-Black oil
-barley any radiator fluid
-clutch reservoir looks like mud
-brake reservoir was a hair above empty
-bad leaking fork seal (took it apart and have to replace all the bushings), fork
fluid was black not milky gray
-random hardware on fairings

nothing that cant be fixed it just fathoms me how someone would treat a great bike like crap. working in a shop ive seen some crap bikes but never on a rc51. some peoples kids
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shudda bought mine, no probs lol
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Probably treats his car the same way.
No doubt wonders why he's broke down all the time and blames the manufacturer.
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I feel your pain! When I got my bike, i bought it lowsided, not running, rusty tank, broken everything--clutch handle, mirror, etc. Like you I knew what I was getting, but as my project unfolded, I could start to figure some things out about previous 2 owners. First owner financed it. treated it very good, and did a couple quality upgrades. Apparently bank repo'd it, and the second owners brother owned the tow business. You can do the math there.
Second owner thrashed it some, lot's rubber chunks melted into the undertail and such. Then he lowsided, stuck it in a leaky roof shed for a couple years, then offered it for sale. At least he didn't make an insurance claim on it so I got a clean title.
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You are taking on something most of us would walk away from....I wouldn't I love to tinker

Anyway, you have it, know the remedies and I am sure will get her road worthy in no time.




You are right, some people shouldn't.......



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You are taking on something most of us would walk away from....I wouldn't I love to tinker

Anyway, you have it, know the remedies and I am sure will get her road worthy in no time.




You are right, some people shouldn't.......
At least he's wearing a helmet. That means it an open casket funeral.
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It could be worse...
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Oh yeah it def could be worse, i guess its too early to open my mouth though lol. i put some honda synthetic and sea foam in it and it pulls much better already. probably need to go ahead and adjust the valves while she's down too. Its always fun finding different stuff out about people and the ways they use there stuff haha. gonna be a fun filled week!
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subsailor, from sarasota huh. wish the air force would station me close to there. i was in hurby field for two years. thats where i had my 05 rc, miss it alot, minus the hurricanes haha.
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It could be worse...
I didn't know Fat Bastard rode a motorcycle......"I've got a crap on deck that could choke a donkey"....



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