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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-04-2011, 08:53 AM Thread Starter
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I need some ideals

Ok here is the Deal I sold my Gsxr600 being i dont ride it after purchasing the Rc51 so with the money i made off the gsxr i would like to put some cash into my rc51

Im already ordering front and rear tires and brake pads

the bike already has a Upgraded clutch and SS lines
Ive been thinking of a Power Commander but from some people Ive talked to that have had RC's they said the PC doesnt make much of a difference

So Im lookin for some help on to what i should buy
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The Power Commander makes plenty of difference to your fuel consumption (at road legal speeds) so would be (and was) a no brainer for me.

Depending on the amount and type of riding you do, will dictate whether you want some slightly noisier, more bassy slip ons pipes etc.

A good quality Ohlins Penske or similar rear shock and some fork springs are well worth the money and may include changing the weight of the fork oil as well.

One thing that constantly annoys me with the RC51/SP1 is how fiddly it is to put the rear axle/wheel/chain back in so I may finally treat myself to some Gilles chain adjusters.

Aside from that maybe some stainless hex bolts etc for "non stress" areas ? such as the side fairing and screen mount bolts.
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I already have a exhaust I am happy with the two brothers exhaust sounds nice, the pc will probably be on my list of stuff
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the PC will smooth that thing out like you wouldnt belive its worth it. dont forget about all the free mods also. aftermarket undertails really clean up the rear of these.

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Curious, is all the $$$ you made from your GSXR being spent on the RC51? If it is this could really get exciting!!

And I saw someone said you had an SP1? If that's the case maybe talk to Ben and clean up an SP2 Swingarm for the Swap?

I cannot say by experience, but from what I have read a couple must does if you haven't are:

Suspension: Kyle Link or equivalent (Ben),
Rear Shock (Ohlins, Elka, Penske) As already mentioned
Re-spring your fronts over at Kyle Racing

PCIII: I hear it just tidies up the whole ride as far as throttle response. Makes things crisp.

All your free mods (I'm sure you've done these or are thinking of doing them)...http://www.motophotos.com/rc51online...ds%20Page.html

The undertail to tidy it up. New Lever's clutch and Brake. New Rear sets. New rear Hugger. New Front flush signal lights....

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get the pcIII and get it tuned.

get some new forks, rear link, and rear shock.

save the rest and buy some track time and racing school.

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get the pcIII and get it tuned.

get some new forks, rear link, and rear shock.

save the rest and buy some track time and racing school.
That is some good advice right there!!!
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PC first...you'll feel the diff right away.



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get the pcIII and get it tuned.

get some new forks, rear link, and rear shock.

save the rest and buy some track time and racing school.
It is important to get the tuned part of it when you get the pc 3. A pc 3 on a dyno, in the hands of a competent tech will get the most bang for your buck. As for everything else gts stated is very correct. Work on suspension then a racing school.
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pc3 will be ordered monday an I have a 2000 rc51 with a 02 motor an swingarm so I think I'm ok. I'm deff gonna work on the suspension a bit an the little stuff like levers an such ill work on week by week. track time is in the very near future an a week long trip to deals gap is in August
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