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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-19-2014, 01:37 AM Thread Starter
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New RC51 owner in Phoenix

Hey guys,
First RC51 but my 21st bike. I own my own shop in Phoenix, AZ and am a year round rider. Finally found a comfortable bike since being hit from behind by a drunk driver at 120mph. I am in LOVE with my RC.
Picked it up for 3600. Has a full Sato exhaust and 20k miles. Its in beautiful condition.
Time to do some mods!
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Congrats and enjoy
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welcome to the rc club! I'm in ahwatukee, where is your shop located?
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120 mph accident? Yikes, glad you are in one piece.


And did you say comfortable...? That is one word I would not use to describe the bike, haha. But they are awesome. Congratulations on picking one up.

You should upload some pictures after 10 posts. The natives get restless.

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I'm in central Phoenix. It's just my garage in my backyard but I do steady business. Mostly referrals. It works for me, especially since I'm still healing from the wreck.
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I'm in central Phoenix. It's just my garage in my backyard but I do steady business. Mostly referrals. It works for me, especially since I'm still healing from the wreck.
Welcome to the madness, Did you ride your RC on pain meds ?

Comfortable ???
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Hahaha. I had a skin graft on my knee. The rc51 just works with what I can do much better than my zx6r. And every time I see the bike I get a big shit eating grin so its win win.
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Welcome.
Comfortable like a pretzel.
What rearsets do you have?
Start searching for cooling mods. These piggy's get hot when it's over 100F outside. Heat radiates from the frame I've noticed.
I'd suggest looking into spal pusher fans, and an integrated switch.

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Ill be looking into cooling come early March. But I plan to run at least water wetter and upgrade the fans. Right now Im focusing on the exhaust leak from the Sato exhaust. Idiot previous owner didn't put the system on right and its a little louder than it should be.
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Welcome aboard! Your accident sounds terrible! Glad to see you're back in the game. Post some pics of your beauty when you get a chance.

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