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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 02-07-2018, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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Epitome of Long-time Lurker, First-time poster

I have been reading and lurking since 2013. I haven't posted until today. Thank you all for your tips, guidance, mods, and photos. Time flies (as does money) when you are rebuilding a bike.

2002 RC51 SP2, brought back from the dead.

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Welcome aboard, pics of the rebuild or it never happened !

'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! Thank you for writing back

1 out of 50, that's my odds, huh? Tough crowd. Okay... day of purchase (bought from Mike Franklin, aka Moto Mike). Sad, I know. The Satos were the most tragic part.
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2002 RC51 SP2, brought back from the dead.

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2006 Honda CBR600RR
2006 Yamaha YZF-R6
2009 Yamaha WR250X
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2007 Honda CRF150R
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Sato Taco...
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2002 RC51 SP2, brought back from the dead.

My other bikes:
2006 Honda CBR600RR
2006 Yamaha YZF-R6
2009 Yamaha WR250X
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2007 Honda CRF150R
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It was worked on by Ian from ProSpeed, then Ross from Pro Moto Performance who cleaned up my harness and arranged powdercoating. Both shops are now closed. Then it has been a garage job ever since. Just need a few more things and it will be great! I need to get it out of the garage to take a photo in the sun, but it is the last one in the back so I have to drag the others out first. The one in front of the garage is (obviously without bodywork) and the tank needs to be painted. That was the first run on the street for testing.
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2002 RC51 SP2, brought back from the dead.

My other bikes:
2006 Honda CBR600RR
2006 Yamaha YZF-R6
2009 Yamaha WR250X
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2007 Honda CRF150R
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Glad you finally joined & posted. .

that damage is not too bad for the right price.. we've seen worse ..

parts hunting is part of the process so good luck with rebuild
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Thank you. It was a seriously smoking deal. I could not pass it up. As I (think) I have read on here, it is the "red whine" I fell in love with many years ago. Although the first ride was on an SP1, so the SP2 was a bonus! Thank you for the welcome!

2002 RC51 SP2, brought back from the dead.

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2006 Honda CBR600RR
2006 Yamaha YZF-R6
2009 Yamaha WR250X
2009 Yamaha YZ250F
2007 Honda CRF150R
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Welcome neighbor.
That is quite a project! Looks like you're nearly there now. That's cool.
I did the same as you, bought one damaged and fixed it up. Took about 9 months of sourcing to get everything I needed, but was able to pick up some goodies on the way as they became available.

John, 2000 RC51 #000100

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Longer than expected but worth the wait.

Thank you! I think I would have been finished faster but life got in the way, I almost had to sell it as is (a pile of parts with so much potential). It has snowballed the past few months, though.

If anyone knows of a good painter in NorCal for a tank, that would be fabulous.

2002 RC51 SP2, brought back from the dead.

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2006 Yamaha YZF-R6
2009 Yamaha WR250X
2009 Yamaha YZ250F
2007 Honda CRF150R
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Where in northern Cal are you? Supposed to be some excellent painters in the bay area according to thread on the BARF.
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