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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-23-2016, 02:37 AM Thread Starter
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G'day from OZ.

Another new RC owner from Australia. New to road bikes altogether and I have to admitt I find the thought of working on it intimidating. I've ridden dirt for the past 12 years and gained enough knowledge through forums to enable me to keep my bike away from a shop, including. top end rebuild. So I'm sure i will gain enough from the members here to keep the RC out of shops as well. And maybe contribute some as well at times. Also got the workshop manual on the way.
Thanks, Jamie.
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Hello and welcome Jamie.
I like your different than the norm choice that people usually pick for their first ever road bike
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Thanks pirks. I guess i was pretty much the same with dirt bikes. I've owned 2 and the first was a cr500.
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Another new RC owner from Australia. New to road bikes altogether and I have to admitt I find the thought of working on it intimidating. I've ridden dirt for the past 12 years and gained enough knowledge through forums to enable me to keep my bike away from a shop, including. top end rebuild. So I'm sure i will gain enough from the members here to keep the RC out of shops as well. And maybe contribute some as well at times. Also got the workshop manual on the way.
Thanks, Jamie.
Compared to many current bikes, it's damn easy to work on.
One of the joys I find owning it.

Try to do pretty much anything on an ST1300, and you'll come running to the warm embrace of the RC51 simplicity.
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Welcome! CR500 is downright insane off road biking. I have been looking for a nice example for years now after having a few good burns on one my friend owned.

-2001 Honda RC51 sp1 " Slightly Modified "
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Welcome aboard.

'06 Black/Metallic Gray RC51
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Clear Alternatives IT

'02 Silver/Black CBR 954RR
'11 Graphite Black CBR 1000RR (sold '15)
'08 Pearl Orange CBR 600RR (sold '11)
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Hi and welcome , take a seat and grab the popcorn.
Good choice of sickle. Actually very easy to work on.
Start modding immediately. Go to Rogue51. For all of your initial thoughts..
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Thanks guys.
Had my first decent ride on the animal as my boss termed it. Holy jebus it pulls like a freight train. And gets to 200 pretty damn quick. It didnt take long to work out it is a pig under 3k though. Also got a bit of head shake at 180 which incited sum arse puckering. Im figuring some suspension work and\or steering damper will fix that.
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They don't like chugging at or below 3K revs. Try to keep it at or (preferably) above 3500 revs and it will love you.
What variant do you have, SP1 ('00-'01) or SP2 ('02-'06)?
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200?? Awww shit, kilometers.

Hey we here in the US are converting to the metric system, too. Teachers told me so around 1978. Be there soon ... hang tight.
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