Back in the Saddle Again (almost)
Well, after 4 years without a bike, I'm finally back in the saddle (almost). I just purchased a 2006 RC51 up in NH. Problem is riding season is just about over & he offered free storage, sooo...the bike is in NH & I'm home in RI.
The bike was clean with an undertail, Jardine 2-1 (baffled) PC3 & dyno tuned (he said 128 hp but I didn't see the sheets). The only drawbacks were a cheap set of tires (chin somethings) & a stumble around 1500 rpm that from what I've read here is normal.
I was torn between a VFR800 & the RC51 (I mostly sports tour & don't visit the track). I talked to my local shop's mechanic & he has had the VFR, & now has the RC & said he got bored on the VFR. That made up my mind. So now my history (spanning three decades) is: GS450t (great first bike & I was paid to ride. I was a lifeguard supervisor cruising from beach to beach!). Honda Saber V45 (the old sport saber not the cruiser), FJ1200 (the old air-cooled FJ & my all-time favorite), ST1100 (I was touring heavily at the time), Superhawk (I actually found it a little bland), VStrom 1100 (loads of fun), & now the RC.
Looking forward to Spring!
Matt in Rhode Island