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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-24-2015, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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Hi everybody,

New older gentleman that just joined the forum this afternoon. Haven't even spent anytime lurking yet.

Live in a city just northeast of Seattle, WA, USA and just retired in July of this year.

I had/have 4 bikes in the garage, but I hadn't ridden my '00 Harley WideGlide for a few years so I traded it straight across for a good friend's '05 RC51 with only 6K miles on it. His ex had it in storage for a couple of years until things cooled off. She actually owned it, until he bought it as part of a settlement.

The last Honda in my garage was a '78 Night Hawk that my daughter brought home from college. I fixed it up and sold it for her quite a few years ago.

I'm here to learn as much as I can about the RC51 so I can take care of her. She won't be a garage queen.

I'll try and add a picture (1st post), but I'm sure you all know what an '05 looks like - black and metallic grey. This one has a pair of Two Brothers cans and a PCIII. That's all I know at this point.

Thanks for the service manual download ('00-'01). I'll be trying to figure out what the changes have been on this SP2. I love to service all my vehicles.

Oh,... my other bikes are a '09 "Slazuki" DR650 dual sport from the gravel, a '07 BMW K1200GT for trips, and a '10 BMW S100RR for the track. Not sure what exactly I'll do with the RC51 yet. Track it?

Hope to make friends with you, and maybe meet some locals.
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Welcome aboard; good job attaching that pic n00b, looks like a nice '05 you got there.

'06 Black/Metallic Gray RC51
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welcome to the community.. from another new member.
That's one sweet 05'. Ive got one just like it!
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Welcome from your northern neighbour
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I love it _ trades a harley for a rc51!
Welcome aboard.
You'll find there's a fair representation of us 'older gentleman' on this forum.
Just as many young guys too. Funny how the RC51 bridges the gap between about 3 or 4 generations of riders.
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I love it _ trades a harley for a rc51!

Thanks. I was surprised as well. I'd been only half-heartedly trying to sell the Harley for some time without success, and then along comes my friend wanting to trade his RC51. I wanted his, and he wanted mine. The real story is, his new lady wants to ride with him and the RC51 didn't fit the bill.


What some people will do for love.
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Nice pick up on the RC! Welcome to the forum.
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