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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-26-2011, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry to say this but i,v sold my SP1, it was getting a bit too much for my old body, the arms and neck could not take any more, but what a bike should have got one a few years ago never mind, would like to thank mr, Honda for putting a big grin on my face even opening the garage door and seeing it and thanks for having me you guy,s, cheers John. p.s. still on two wheel,s though.
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Sorry to say this but i,v sold my SP1, it was getting a bit too much for my old body, the arms and neck could not take any more, but what a bike should have got one a few years ago never mind, would like to thank mr, Honda for putting a big grin on my face even opening the garage door and seeing it and thanks for having me you guy,s, cheers John. p.s. still on two wheel,s though.
dang dude, sorry to hear that. I miss my sp1 once and a while
if ya done mind me asking, how old are you? what are you riding now?

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Just because you no longer have an SP1 is no reason to leave.
No proof of ownership required here.
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dang dude, sorry to hear that. I miss my sp1 once and a while
if ya done mind me asking, how old are you? what are you riding now?
Hi there, i.m the wrong side of 62, got myself a 03 xjr 1300, i do miss the grunt of the sp though.
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Well, I'm not quite there, approching 58 and I can understand where RAVO is speaking of - the old creaky back is starting to compalin a little more about the crouched sportbike position. Not quite there on wanting the two wheel barco-lounger, but totally understand why one would. I have looked at the Naked CB1000 and also the new Ninja 1000 with the sit up/standard seating position. In the long run though, I think I'll hang on to RC for the short rides my back can take.

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I am in between Ravo and ARSEY51 in age. I really like my RC51. I know my days on a sportbile are fewer in front of me then behind me. I am going to enjoy the time I have left on the RC. I also have a 919 for longer stints. I fully understand a more comfortable bike. I am sure one day I will move on to maybe a ST1300 or VFR1200.
Regardless, enjoy the ride for as long as you can on whatever you have.
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Seems to be a common theme...

.... I came to the same conclusion two weekends ago.

The RC-51 is beautiful beast.. but a beast none the less.

Driving around traffic here in the Hampton Roads area is just a jarring ride and taking it on the freeway is about the only place it is comfortable. Unfortunately, about an hour is all I can stand and that's not what I'm looking on a motorcycle.

My SP-1 is going up for sale as well.... Not sure what I am going to replace it with...

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Have you guys looked at the spiegler handlebar riser kits? They will allow you to put full standard handle bars on the bike. Of course, you will have to trim the upper fairing quite a bit, but at least you will still be on the bike, that's what really matters.

I'm not even that old (although I feel like it) and I've been contemplating making the RC a naked bike for a while now. I just enjoy the track too much to do that just yet. Maybe when I buy a second RC.......



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I too have been contemplating about turning a RC into a naked bike. And like you, I wouldn't take my current RC, but buy another one and strip it down. I like what Honda did with the new CB1000R naked bike. I wish Honda had thought about doing the same to an RC. I think a RC along the likes of the Aprilia Tuono would be great. I also think that there would be a market for something like that.

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