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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-19-2010, 05:10 AM Thread Starter
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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
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Welcome to the Forum, maybe post some pictures!
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congrats, ride safe, enjoy!
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Welcome to the site.............. I don't know if I could/would let someone keep my bike you are very brave. Hope you get her soon and start putting miles on her.
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No pics unfortunately until the spring. I forgot to bring a camera & now its in storage. I bought it from a dealer, so its being professionally winterized and stored, so no worries on my part.
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