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post #1 of 52 (permalink) Old 10-10-2015, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
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New to the forum. Just picked up a wreck which I would like to rebuild. Spent some time today cleaning and stripping for a primary accessment. Looking at the bike I would say it was a wheelie gone bad. All the plastic is damaged as well as the left hand side engine cover. Also no Keyes. Not sure if that is going to be an issue.
First thing on my agenda is to try and get it running and then decide which direction to go in.

I am going to need some help and advice. To the best of my knowledge this is the only SP2 in Oman.

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Rob

I notice the pic is upside down, how do I flip it?

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Welcome here...

That bike has a history, wow...

Do you want to make a naked bike of it? Sure is cewl that you have the only SP over there, that bike will turn some heads when you'll driving by...
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Not sure which way to go with it. It depends on when I get it to run.
I was thinking street fighter but have always loved them in their natural state.
Parts are just expensive and very very scarce here.
I have started the process of looking for stuff all over the world.
It's going to be fun!
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ive got a complete Ignition, gas cap and tail lock with keys

thats surely a rare bike over there, i would put it back to original just for bragging rights.

Parts can be had, its just the shipping is an issue.
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I am going to need ignition gas cap and keys. I have none.
How much do you need?
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Over the last 5 years, I've seen just about every part one would need to restore a RC51 back to original pass thru this forum and Speedzilla. The catch is, sometimes you may wait a gawdawful long time for the right part to show up.
I also restored a crasher, took about 8 months. Got all my parts from this forum, ebay, and online Honda dealers.

Welcome to the forum!

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Welcome to the forum Rob!

Let me know if you decide to take the naked bike approach, I might be doing something similar with my wreck of an rc.

Best of luck!

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Bike is now on the table and surgery has started. First thing I need is that engine cover and pulse generator.
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You may need a stator as well looks like. Doesn't take much to F them up and based on that photo it could be questionable.
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Short update. Been out working on the bike tonight. There is lots to do. The front wheel was on backwards for some reason. The brake calipers were under tension because the spacing was all wrong. Sorted that out and removed what was left of the exhaust and the hangers. My list is getting longer by the day.............

Had a look at the stator and it looks ok so I am confident it will be ok, however the pulse generator took a big hit and broke off inside the cover so that will have to be replaced. It may be a good idea for me to put a meter across it and see but I would be more comfortable with replacing it too be honest.

I am focussing on getting it to start so I can further assess which direction to take. I have had a look at the plugs and down the inlet manifolds, it all looks ok. The engine turns over by hand nice and smooth.

Did download and print the shop manuals today so I have some reading to do.😀!
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