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Hey everyone, just checking in from California, If you are from So Cal hit me up for a ride...

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Welcome to the forum. New to RC51's, or have you had them before?

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Welcome to the forum. New to RC51's, or have you had them before?
Had everything else (almost) rode one about 20 times or so, I'm picking mine up around 12/12/2014.
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Feel free to elaborate on whatever mods or goodies it has.
What year?

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Feel free to elaborate on whatever mods or goodies it has.
What year?
Sure...

Sato rear sets, Sato High Mount Carbon Fiber Exhaust, Ohlins front forks, Power Commander, Sargent Seat, Rear seat and cover, CF Mirrors and Levers, CF front and rear fenders, a mirrored windscreen, CF tank guard

I am going to add BST's and some killer brakes and (other??) goodies early next year when I get paid from a head-on car crash.

Maybe an Ohlins rear shock, I dunno.

I intend on keeping this bike until I die, way too many regrets on letting bikes go in the past...

I am seriously overwhelmed by the brake options and want cool yet effective, any thoughts?

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You know, the world of brakes is a little overwhelming to me, but seems like most here like Brembo levers and calipers.
fwiw, stock brakes are considered to be right on the top level of performance for what they are. My Galfer discs and pads aren't any better the stock discs were with a pair of CL brake pads.

Get an Ohlins shock first. Treat yourself to the next level of handling. Then get the BST's.

sp1 or sp2?

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SP 2, Good advice on the rear, I will do that first since the bike Will need to be setup for my weight as I am alot heavier that the current rider.

I am curious what changes will need to be made to the suspension with the BST wheels, changing rebound etc..
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Welcome Venom. There's more guys on here that can help you out with ideas (not that jondog is any slouch either) than you can shake a stick at. If you'er investing in the Ohlins rear (and you already have the fronts) I'd suggest having a seasoned/pro suspension mech help you dial it in.

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The BST's will nake a WORLD of difference in how the bike "feels"..incredibly light steering and the bike no longer feels like a pig when pushing it w/o running.....

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I am seriously overwhelmed by the brake options and want cool yet effective, any thoughts?
Brembo master good aftermarket rotors hrc hard or soft bites period.
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