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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-03-2014, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all, live in Ma. Bought a new 2002 RC, sold it in 2004 to buy a house. Defected to the red side and bought a 998 in 2006, sold that in 2010, and been looking to get back, in my own opion, the best bike an average working man can get. So I am in the process of buying an "04" RC and wanted to say hello.
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Welcome to the forum.
At least in the U.S., the RC51 may be the best bike for the $$. The only catch is you need to dump another $2000 into suspension to really get them to their full potential, where the Ducati (to my understanding) comes equipped with top suspension.
I have about $800 into my shock, and about $900+ into the forks.
She's running at the next level now.
Any goodies coming on your '04?
Don't know what weather you're having now, but I hope you get to ride it before winter sets in.
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As with the Ducati, and RC they both had top suspension components when they came out, they are both dated compared to current equipment. My RC was a new "02" my 998 was a used "02". I feel the RC although a lot wider, and heavier, was a lot quicker when it came to handling, and had a character all its own.
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I have a "04" on a layaway plan, and it has the 5000 miles, with the basic mods. Looking forward to talking with guys on here about their setups.
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Yea Guy!

Welcome to the forum!

Im actually pretty close to Plympton this week, at a friend's place in East Bridgewater.

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Yeah rite up the road from me. Got some snow Sunday. To early.
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Welcome aboard. Newbie here myself but might as well jump in with both feet!

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It's the 2004 that tousley motorsports, has on cycle trader. A little pricey, but low miles. Everything out this way has a lot of miles and been used hard. At least its a nice clean low mileage bike to start the process again. It has the basics already done. Akra's, SS lines, Scotts damper. Hope to have it in my garage by the new year. Just made another payment today. Cant wait. Wife not impressed. Haha
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I know you didn't ask, but seems like a lot o' chedda for an RC with what I think aren't OEM plastics? or at least painted ... unless this is somehow the wrong one?

http://www.tousleymotorsports.com/20...SC45334M400604

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