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Show me some 03 RC's....w/Gold Wings I hope

Hey guys, I am supposed to be picking up my first RC51 on Sunday, but the colors are making me wonder. ...I saw the bike a week ago, and didn't get pics while I was there, but now I am getting jittery. Bike looked solid, but does it have all the right colors in the right spots for an 03? Did ALL 03's get gold wings or just some of them? When I search 03 RC's on here and google, I have not found one photo with gold wings outined. Also I find pice with both silver tail and black tails listed as 03. These are the only pics I have from the seller.

The story is the bike has been well taken care of and owned by two owners, who are frends and both older riders. Never been down, etc. Going to look the bike over again with a fine tooth comb.

Just make me feel better about how the bike looks and it appears not to be a mutt. Is there such a thing as carfax for bikes?








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looks like my 2003
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The black tail was throwing me off, but I did read that 03's were the only ones with black tails. Post up some pics of yours....
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This is what an '00 to '02 looks like.


This is what an '03 looks like.


An interesting point that crops up often.
Note the subtle differences in tank and lower cowling graphics.

This pops up when riders are replacing fuel tanks or lower cowls between '00-'02 and '03 models. The graphics don't align properly.

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Where's the gold outlines on the wings? And I think I will have to find a 2000-2002 tail for mine. I don't like the black tail...

Or maybe find an 04 tail....

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There aren't any gold stripes on a RC51.
Those were added by a previous owner, just as the wheel stripes.

Here's an '04 profile.
Notice how the '04 fuel tank and lower cowl graphics reverted back to the '00-'03 design, except they moved the RC51 model decal down to the lower cowl to make room for the Woody decal in its place.

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its a sticker kit from... oh gawd I cant remember the name... but yeah eff I cant remember and I cant find it... but they made like accent kits for stock bikes, everything from flames to different color wings to all kinds of stuff TAPEWORKS GRAPHICS!
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I have black wings trimmed in gold on mine gas tank and it looks factory. I will provide pics tomorrow. I have a 01 with 04 fairings and 03 tank.
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Wow, i like the wing shadows on that thing. I had been wondering how i can get some gold on my 06, and i think i may have to try this Tapeworks thing.

http://www.tapeworks.com/HONDA%20Pages/RC51.html
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Close up of the gold wings....



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