Hailing from New Jersey! I'm planning on purchasing a bike this week and there's a good chance that it will be an RC51. Just wanted to register and say hello before I start making random posts with the millions of questions I have about this bike... don't worry, I'll try my best to search first.
Also, the bike I'm looking to buy is an '02 w/ 15,000miles or so on the clock @ $5000 give or take. I took a look at the bike and it looked great, frame, swingarm, forks all look/feel straight, the motor starts right up, etc. The only issue is a homemade paintjob on the front fairing, but it doesn't look half bad. Is this a good deal?
I know I'm paying a bit much, but it's been a bike I've drooled over time and again so I don't mind so much. Also, after riding in Korea where an '02 RC51 would go for around $6-7k for a moderate condition I don't mind it so much. BTW, the guy left to drop it all off 20 minutes ago so I'm drooling in anticipation.
And I don't really expect to buy an 8 year old bike that hasn't fallen at least a few times. The frame and forks looked straight to me so I'm fairly happy with the deal.
great looking 51, now put it into the corners of the world!!!
2003 Honda RC51 - 46K+
PCIIIr, SATO low mount C/F, hotbodies undertail, SATO F/S, CRG shorty BRK & CLTCH levers, Magical Racing C/F speedo cover and rear hugger, HRC clutch & F Brake sock covers, Galfer SS lines all around, pair valve mod