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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-13-2015, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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Mydog's Crasher Project

Hey everybody,

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.


Cheers,

Drew
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Hey man, I've ridden Mosquito Ridge quite a bit. Where abouts did you come off? I know the first few miles as you drop down into the canyon is pretty rough.
I have a gas tank you may be interested in. It's been painted gloss black, and has a couple tiny imperfections, but I'd let it go for $250. In Sacramento.
Good luck on your rebuild, let us know what parts you're needing.

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It wasn't that far in jondog, maybe a couple miles before the road gets nice. I will definitely keep you in mind for that tank! The project fund is a little low right now, but I will be in the market in a few weeks here for sure. I am also in Sacramento every other weekend so it could work out easily.

I am looking for as of now:

Tank
Rear wheel
Front wheel
Clutch master cylinder
Brake master cylinder
Start/kill switch
Right foot peg assembly
GP style shift lever

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1978 Suzuki GS550E (sold)
1980 Suzuki GS1000 (sold)
1985 Honda Elite 150 CH150 (stolen)
1987 Honda Elite 80 CH80
2000 Honda RVT1000R RC51 (project)
2007 Honda VFR800

Traveled over 10,000 miles on a trip around the USA
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Duuuuuuuudddddeee you went big on the wreckin it thing glad you're alright. I vote naked if done right they look good, I currently have a naked rc the rad isn't a big deal at all. A sv650 rad squeezes right in there with a SPAL fan and a monkey could make the bracket. Mines not done (probably never will be) but I sure do like riding a rc51 with some dirt bars, whatablast!!!
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I think you and me have twins.
I will keep an eye on your build.
I am also going to make it run and then decide from there.
Good luck!
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Last night I took off all of the plastics and went about replacing the clutch cover... I'm starting to realize the amount of work I have in front of me.

With a refill of oil and a little bit of caressing, she fired right up! (Seeing as the right muffler is missing, I kept it short to 5 seconds as it was 11pm). You should have seen all the rocks and dirt shoot out the exhaust pipe! lol The bad thing is, I have a hole in the bottom of my tank underneath the metal plate at the back end. So I'm planning on using a gratuitous amount of JB weld to temporarily help my situation until I can get a proper tank replacement.

The next step is to check the leak after the JB weld has cured, clean her up, and start making my parts list. So, expect me to be hunting some of you down for parts fairly soon here

I still haven't decided to go naked or pick up a cheap set of fairings and run with it. I agree bpw, having dirt bars and all that lovely torque would be way too much fun

I'll update soon.

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1978 Suzuki GS550E (sold)
1980 Suzuki GS1000 (sold)
1985 Honda Elite 150 CH150 (stolen)
1987 Honda Elite 80 CH80
2000 Honda RVT1000R RC51 (project)
2007 Honda VFR800

Traveled over 10,000 miles on a trip around the USA
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I think you and me have twins.
I will keep an eye on your build.
I am also going to make it run and then decide from there.
Good luck!
Thanks Rob!

I was just checking out your recent update. If I find out something is horribly wrong with the bike and end up parting out, I'll be sure and give you first dibs

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1978 Suzuki GS550E (sold)
1980 Suzuki GS1000 (sold)
1985 Honda Elite 150 CH150 (stolen)
1987 Honda Elite 80 CH80
2000 Honda RVT1000R RC51 (project)
2007 Honda VFR800

Traveled over 10,000 miles on a trip around the USA
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This is a fairly old pic and if you go this route you'l find you're never "done", if your interested I'll snap a new one for ya tomorrow. I've since moved the radiator to the front and went back to dual pipes added a pcv and auto tune. I'd like to say I fuckin love my bike, I've had 20+ bikes this isn't the fastest but it is by far the "funnest" and it's all about what you want but I enjoy my rc much more after I stripped her down... if I toss it down the road I'm gonna put right back the same way it is now.


STUPID FUN
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Ooo that's lovely! What did you end up doing with the intake? Just remove it at the frame and let magic happen?

An updated pic would be lovely, I can't wait to see how she looks
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Alright well the JB weld is holding up for now, but I'll need a new tank soon. I ran her for a bit longer this time and ran through the low-mid rev range. Everything seems solid engine wise. I promise I'll get more pictures up once I start making progress to write home about.

Now comes Stage 2: Get the damn thing rolling

I'll post a parts list here as well as the marketplace on the forums here.

Parts Mydog needs to be road ready:

Clutch master cylinder cup
Right peg assembly
Right throttle plastic piece
Front Rim
Rear Rim
Fuel Tank
Kill switch

If you or anyone you know has any of these for sale shoot me a PM pretty please

Thanks,

Drew

Garage:
1978 Suzuki GS550E (sold)
1980 Suzuki GS1000 (sold)
1985 Honda Elite 150 CH150 (stolen)
1987 Honda Elite 80 CH80
2000 Honda RVT1000R RC51 (project)
2007 Honda VFR800

Traveled over 10,000 miles on a trip around the USA
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