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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-09-2011, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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New to the group and RC ownership

Hey everyone. I've been reading for a few weeks now and decided to join. I picked up an '03 RC51 about three weeks ago now. I've had it out only a few times and I am absolutely lovin' the bike.

I owned an '86 FZ600 that I sold back in '90 after putting about 20k miles on her. I've been cagin' it ever since. It feels really good back in the saddle...
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-10-2011, 11:05 AM
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Nice and clean looks good! Welcome to the forum.

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nce bike, looks real clean. welcome to the forum.

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Thanks for the welcomes...

The bikes fairly clean for an '03 with 16k miles. It has a couple cracks I'll get to this winter. Still trying to discover all the mods that were done to it. Obviously has an undertail and TBR cf slip-ons with PC3. Based on riding I believe it has the soft rev limit mod. Still has the diaphragm in the cockpit so I believe it still has the flapper. I haven't counted but I think it has stock gearing as well.
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Welcome to the forum. Very clean looking bike.

Does your new bike have a Power Commander? A new map really helps with off-idle throttle and the little dip in power around 5k rpm.
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Thanks oVTo!

It does have a Power Commander. I'm not sure what map is on it though. I haven't plugged it in to a computer yet to investigate. There's definitely no dip in power at 5k. It pulls really hard from the mid-3ks to the hard limiter around 10k.

This is my first twin though, so I'm still getting used to the power on the way down through the gears (especially in slow corners).
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Welcome...nice '03 you have there.



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Hey everyone. It's been a while since I've posted up. Just reintroducing myself.

I've been mostly tracking the RC the past couple years with an occasional backroad jaunt. I've had two off's in that time, one at Autobahn Country Club last year and one at my season opener at Blackhawk Farms last month. Working through the repairs still but should be done soon. Suspension upgrades will come next month, running wide at pace sucks...

Attached is a pic of the bike with the freshly repaired and "rattle canned" track plastic. Too depressing to take pics of the Blackhawk off.

Anyway, hello again.
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