Hello guys! What can I say, as of Tuesday, I can finally say that I am an official RC51 owner. I am pretty darn stoked to be have this bike in my garage. I have wanted one since they came out when I was in college! I picked up a 2003, and the thing is cherry! It totally stock with the exception of Erion Racing slip ons and an undertail and was very well maintained, and it was just what I was looking for....now I just need a warm day to take it out and get a good feel for it! So I owned a few sport bikes before, and my last one was an 03 954 which I sold to put toward a house. After a few years of being without a moto I bought a roadstar warrior 1700 and put some good long miles on it, but missed the sport bike, so I saved my pennies and added the 03 RC51 to the garage.
I want to keep the bike mostly stock beside some bolt on features for comfort like a new seat, and some adjustable rearsets, and I would like the peace of mind of having a steering damper on there even though some may say its not needed.
Besides the bikes my other passion is mountain biking, downhill and xc, I'm an mtb and moto junkie!
And that's all that really matter's. Warm weather, and a new-to-you-bike to ride. Life's simple pleasures, yeah?!
Welcome. Nice score on the 03. Some here claim they're the fastest. Well, I say, it's the 2000's that started the RC51's, you decide
We've done some similiar things. '02 warrior, 20 years xc mountainbiking, bout 10 years dirtbiking.
I have a christmas list for you.
1st- Powercommander - if you dont already have one to go with those slip-ons, and to smooth out your throttle response.
2nd- Adjustable rearsets, very good for dialing in your most comfortable riding position, as the RC's aren't as roomy as that 954.
3rd- seriously comfortable levers, like pazzo, CRG, Titan, etc.
And a damper is nice too.
Wouldn't normally post up a cruiser, but these warriors are pretty worthy. Some R1 suspension and braking on them.