I decided to finally make a thread for my restoration project. I have a 2000 Honda RC51 that was salvaged before I bought it. For those of you who don't know, I locked my rear tire and shot off a cliff on Mosquito Ridge up in Auburn (I'm California based). Now, as a challenge to myself, I am to rebuild the poor thing and keep it as an "I cheated death" trophy
A few caveats: I am border line poor, so any modifications and fixes will be done cheaply if possible. Some things WILL be cringe worthy, you have been warned.
I am currently in the process of figuring out if it is worth restoring (i.e. if parting out and buying a used one would be cheaper).
I work a full time job (as I'm sure a lot of you gents do) so I'll keep everyone updated when I can.
This project will be completed in 3 Stages:
1) Get the motor running
2) Get her street worthy
3) Worry about cosmetics and the like
Here are a few pictures of where she is now. The next post will have the fairings stripped off and the clutch cover replaced.
I am considering doing a naked bike, but it would be detrimental on if I can fab one of the radiators to hang from the front. However, I will need a new tank anyways, so am leaning towards slapping plastics back on her.