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hope pick up soon

these boards are a bit quiet. i hope things pick up soon.
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these boards are a bit quiet. i hope things pick up soon.
Weekends tend to be a bit slack.
It should pick up during the week.
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I'm trying, I'm trying.
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LOL I wanna put some pics on here. But I need to take the cam out in the hill country and do that..
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Here is a post....... It's me in about 1979. This is what started it all.

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Here's a question. When did these forums officially fire up?

"Life moves pretty fast; if you don't stop and look around once in a while,; you might miss it..." F. Bueller
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I'm guessing the this forum began within the last year or two.
After lurking for a long time, I finally joined last year.
Prior to then, the forum was real quiet. I mean REALLY quiet.

Then gradually it started to take off and build new members last fall.
So far, this year is really off and running, and new members are joining seemingly daily.
And that's a good thing. The more the merrier.
This forum is also starting to get some crossover from other RC51 forums as well.
Enjoy!!
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The reason I asked is that I felt it was a fairly 'young' forum(no reflection of my age, ahem...), and these things take time to get rolling. As more and more people hear the word, we'll see people coming out of the woodwork from many different places, and threads about who-knows-what being posted up quickly, mark my words!
I think it's a good reflection of Honda's flagship Ducati-killer(OK, so I may be biased) for it to have got the following over a period of time, then a forum such as this to spring up years later.
I don't know how the US was for SP's/RC's, but Australia didn't get too many; they're considered a rarer Honda, and are rapidly being touted by many as 'collectable'. I might ask my contact at Honda Oz on some figures, for interests' sake...

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The reason I asked is that I felt it was a fairly 'young' forum(no reflection of my age, ahem...), and these things take time to get rolling. As more and more people hear the word, we'll see people coming out of the woodwork from many different places, and threads about who-knows-what being posted up quickly, mark my words!
I think it's a good reflection of Honda's flagship Ducati-killer(OK, so I may be biased) for it to have got the following over a period of time, then a forum such as this to spring up years later.
I don't know how the US was for SP's/RC's, but Australia didn't get too many; they're considered a rarer Honda, and are rapidly being touted by many as 'collectable'. I might ask my contact at Honda Oz on some figures, for interests' sake...
Even in the States the RC51 was an expensive bike. That's why they didn't sell as many overall.
I remember drooling over a new '02 and the dealer marked at over US $11000.
Their I-4 model was around $1500-2000 cheaper.

I think one reason the bike has a following is because it's "different" than other Hondas.
It's not a ubiquitous I-4 that sounds like most other I-4's (one of my main reasons).
Also, it's sort of a poor man's Ducati. I can't afford a $20K+ Ducati, but I could afford a $10-11K Honda.
It's also a hell of a lot cheaper to maintain.

It's too bad they ceased production, it would be interesting to see what the hypothetical '09 RC51 would be like with current technology.
If you compare the advancements of Ducati and KTM, I'd say the fantasy RC51 would be in that neighborhood of 160-180 HP and weight around the same as the competition (sub-400 Lbs).

Still, I get looks and questions about the old girl.
Several friends I ride with have ridden her and come back with a smile.
The sound, the torque, the gear whine all contribute to that.
One jokingly asked if I'd put the bike in my will for him.
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twins are awesome. i got my hawk last year. went for a group ride. first stop everyone flocked to my bike and all said how much they loved hearing me on the gas!!! i've already had a few comments on my newly acquired rc51.
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