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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-19-2010, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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im a newbei to the whole v-twin thing but i did my research and did my best buy purchasing a 05 rc51. i have owned a couple of bikes so im not new to riding.

but what im looking for is some stuff to make this thing really move. it is all stock with the exception of yoshi mid pipes (no cats) and a moto gp race exhaust.

what is first on the performance list?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-19-2010, 02:45 PM
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im a newbei to the whole v-twin thing but i did my research and did my best buy purchasing a 05 rc51. i have owned a couple of bikes so im not new to riding.

but what im looking for is some stuff to make this thing really move. it is all stock with the exception of yoshi mid pipes (no cats) and a moto gp race exhaust.

what is first on the performance list?
Hello and welcome to the site.
What I have done - Power Commander III a must if you have non standard cans, mine are standard and it still helps alot, Flapper mod and Pair mod see the links bellow.
www.rc51.org/valve.htm
www.rc51.org/pair.htm
Let us know how you get on and what you discover with your mods.
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what about gearing? im thinking about doing 15/42 but i hear that may be too much torque.
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Power commander and flapper mod is a must. I felt the biggest gain off the 15/41 gearing change though. The bike feels waaaaaay better after that, it put a huge smile on my face after i got that done.
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cool i think im going to start with the power commander and the gears.
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Gearing and PC... then exhaust, then rims... then suspension mods... then port and polish... then engine work... It's an older bike though, keep that in mind when starting to mod it... no matter how much $$ you throw at it, there are newer bikes that will leave it in the dust.

BUT, they are a GREAT toy and lots of fun.

Ride safe, welcome.
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maybe im asking a stupid question, but i cant find a 15/41 kit. so exactly what front and rear size sprocket do i need to get this gearing?
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They are out there...ask one of the forum sponsers. I bet they have sometihng for you.

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