Owning an RC51 means you have to man up. No hand holding here!
All kidding aside it's not a horrible idea and I've seen what you are talking about. There is already a list of such things compiled @ rc51.org. The maintenance stuff eh, you can download the free service manual with step by step instructions and the board is always here to answer questions! Probably best to ask them before you year into the bike and don't forget to search the forums as many things have been covered (with pics). If we wanted to compile a list of all the threads that covered this stuff I'm sure it could be used as quite the valuable reference.
2001 #62. Ohlins rear/valves, Micron high mount, HyperPro damper, SharkSkinz, Tyga billet triple clamp, Tyga Carbon Fiber fender and hugger, Ti bolt/custom subframe/alien motion 8 cell diet, 15/41 520, COP conv. PCIII, Venhill lines, modified air box, turn signals in headlights...<deep breath> ZG Touring windscreen, Tech G rear sets, CRF450 rear master w/HRC cover, Tokico 6 pots w/V-pads, CRG Bar end mirrors, PSR Shorty levers-use only clutch, wanna-be basic racer paint, Roman Gold PC wheels
Last edited by Hig; 03-26-2012 at 10:54 AM.