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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 03-08-2010, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
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My track build

Had to have an RC51.. finally got one. Picked it up from a member here. So far, it's going well, and will be on the track later this month, maybe early next depending on schedule's.

I traded this R6 trackbike:


For this RC51:


And after a little purchasing and trading, It is almost ready to put on the track. I still have to put the new tire's on, replace the leaking left side radiator (tire's and rad are in the garage), and buy the DZUS style fasteners to connect the upper fairings to the stock side brackets. But this is how she sits as of last night:




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Looking good.

2000 RVT1000R (RC51): Pazzo shorties, PCIIIr, 2Bros Slip-on, Gilles adjustable rearsets, 2005 Wheels and plastics

2002 RVT1000R (RC51): Yoshi RS-3 Slip-ons, PCIIIr
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FYI a superhawk radiator fits just no fan... alot cheaper than an rc
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FYI a superhawk radiator fits just no fan... alot cheaper than an rc
Thanks for that info, but I already picked up a rad for it a few weeks back. Found a great deal here from a member.
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FYI a superhawk radiator fits just no fan... alot cheaper than an rc
And smaller too
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And smaller too
Actually its not.. Its the same size.. I know because Im running one... I got it from a salvage yard and thought it was from an RC until I realized the fan didnt bolt up to it.. The mounting tabs to the Bike are in the same location and fit perfect. If the fan tabs lined up it would be prefect..
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good project. im also building my rc for the track.. i should post up my progress pics too.
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I noticed that you lowered the pipes. Did you simply change the mid pipe from an "S" style
high mount to the OE mid ?
My RC has a set of Yosh RS3 ovals-standard mount. If all I have to do is buy a set of mids like the ones you removed, it could be kinda good looking.
For when I do track days, I put on my banged-up but very light Hindle titanium high mounts. I like the high mount look more & more.
Please let me know if all you did was swap mid pipes.

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I noticed that you lowered the pipes. Did you simply change the mid pipe from an "S" style
high mount to the OE mid ?
My RC has a set of Yosh RS3 ovals-standard mount. If all I have to do is buy a set of mids like the ones you removed, it could be kinda good looking.
For when I do track days, I put on my banged-up but very light Hindle titanium high mounts. I like the high mount look more & more.
Please let me know if all you did was swap mid pipes.

Thanks
I traded the high mount mid pipes you see in the upper pic, for a set of low mount mid pipe's you see in the bottom pic. I personally don't like the high mount look. It also doesn't allow me to place my feet on the pegs comfotably when I'm doing trackdays... I posted on another board to see if anyone was interested in swapping highs for lows, and found a guy in Canada that wanted high's..... we talked, then swapped mids.

So yes, all you would need to do is aquire a set of mid pipe's for the RS3 system and swap them in.

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Good point about foot clearance...
Would be ok for the street I suppose. At least now I / others know that the part is available.

What is it with us Canadians liking high mounts eh ?

Regarding your rad size...I owned a VTR1000 up until just a few years ago, and I would swear on a stack of wave rotors that they are smaller - more rectangular than RC51 rads.
Either way, your track bike looks awesome man. Great build. I am envious !
Please give us some feedback after your next track day.
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