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Hi im geting a rc51 need some info on it

Hi to all you rc51 loverīs well im about to buy a 2002 rc51 its prety beat up but i whant to bring it back to life ! and i am cheking asking for any advice were ic an find the parts or what parts can i use from other bikes on it ?

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Bike bandit is a good start. I was very lucky to find a local shop that the owner himself had one so when i needed parts he was very helpful and took great care of the bike.

If you need skins the OEM ones are retardedly expensive for instance the side panel is around $600. I will let you know how my Hong Kong skins look and feel when they come in. One thing you have to pay attention to when you ride is keeping your mind on riding because it is such a sweet bike that you start to drift off on how amazing it is. lol! How much damage is done? when you get the bike start your parts list and check the classifieds.

Good luck!
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Don't forget RC51parts.com !
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yes Ben at rc51parts,com can find you just about anything and gives the best deals. highly recommend. i go to him for all my OEM parts.

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Welcome to the club.

+1 for Ben and rc51parts.com besides that its a lot of hunting and some begging for good parts.

Please someone sell ther C/F Satos!
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Please someone sell ther C/F Satos!
Good luck with that!



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ok thanks alot im going to need
forks
gas tank
lights
speedometer

the bike was hit from the front rims brakes good i saw the bike on saturday havent got a chance to take it home and chek it all out probably going to take some pics of it and im prety new to this this is going to be my first bike


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Welcome.

You'll probably eventually discover there's a lot more wrong than you have found so far so any saving you're making now will probably be spent trying to put it right. How do you know the frame isn't bent? If it's been neglected it probably won't be much good. It's better to buy a good bike in the first place...

As a first bike, you may be better off getting something that's easier to learn with though. For example, a Supermoto will teach you more, or even an off road bike so you can learn how to fall (or not) on dirt - which won't be as unforgiving as a road surface. You will probably drop your first bike at least once, so one with an expensive fairing might not be the best choice IMHO.

Hope it works out for you - whatever you decide to do.
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Welcome.

You'll probably eventually discover there's a lot more wrong than you have found so far so any saving you're making now will probably be spent trying to put it right. How do you know the frame isn't bent? If it's been neglected it probably won't be much good. It's better to buy a good bike in the first place...

As a first bike, you may be better off getting something that's easier to learn with though. For example, a Supermoto will teach you more, or even an off road bike so you can learn how to fall (or not) on dirt - which won't be as unforgiving as a road surface. You will probably drop your first bike at least once, so one with an expensive fairing might not be the best choice IMHO.

Hope it works out for you - whatever you decide to do.
Very true, i definitely dropped my first bike....it wasn't bad. just a tip over on a slope driveway. Luckily only costed me a new lever. Frame sliders are a big saver....may still see damage but not nearly what could have happened without them.

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