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Happy Birthday/Midlife Crisis

Hi,

I just wanted to say "Hi" to all you thumpers out there. I love the thumping sound of the V twin. I have only owned inline fours.

I just picked up a '04 RC51 this week which so happens to be the week of my B'day too. I have been wanting an RC51 since they were introduced in 2000. I got a chance to pick a good condition two owner locally owned bike. It is a California bike. It needs some TLC since the second owner was using it as a commuter. The supposed first owner only put 10k miles on her from '04 till '13. The second owner almost doubled it in the last year and a half. He put a Hot Bodies fender eliminator on her. I kind of wish he left her stock. The original owner gave the Honda sponsor '04 stickers to the second owner, now to me.

I have popped in an out of this and many bike forums over the years but have now a bike to join the club.


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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-23-2014, 05:10 PM
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Nice. Much faster than the 03's.
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congrats and welcome

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The 04 is faster then the previous?
What did Honda change?


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Welcome nice choice of bike, and yes the 04 is the fastest and reigns supreme over all other year models.
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Congratulations on the RC and welcome aboard, it's a great bike....even if it is a 2004
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lol ^^^

1986 Honda Interceptor...learned on it
1988 Yamaha Radian...wheelied on it
1990 Yamaha FZR...friend totaled it
1997 Honda Shadow...wife stole it
1998 Yamaha YZF...noob tree'd it
2002 Honda 954RR...just sold it
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...if I stop runnin' the evil little clowns will get me!
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Hi, How do you add pictures to posts?
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Hi, How do you add pictures to posts?
Gotta have 10 posts, then add the [img] tags before and [/img] after the link to pic

1986 Honda Interceptor...learned on it
1988 Yamaha Radian...wheelied on it
1990 Yamaha FZR...friend totaled it
1997 Honda Shadow...wife stole it
1998 Yamaha YZF...noob tree'd it
2002 Honda 954RR...just sold it
2005 RC51...finally found it

...if I stop runnin' the evil little clowns will get me!
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