Original owner back into RC51
I am new to to this forum. I used to follow RC51.org a long long time ago.
I am an original owner of a 2000 RC51 #1064. I am applying for collector plates next week!! My bike has 22k mi and has never been crashed. I have lots of mods including Dan Kyle reworked forks, Ohlins shock, Moriwaki high mount exhaust, pairs delete, flapper valve removal, soft rev removed, PC3, speedo healer, modified stock air filter, under tail, double bubble screen, 520 conversion, and sp2 wheels. I owned this since new. I put money down on it in 1999 when it was on the cover of Cycle World for $9999. I have done many track days and lots of fast street riding. I absolutely love this bike. Just after I got this bike, I realized I needed a second bike. So I have been driving a Kawi Concours for years as my high mileage bikes.
Last year I started vintage racing on a 86 Yamaha FZ600 that is mostly stock except for a shock and fork work. I did well on my first race at Road America, but sucked it up at Gingerman in MI. Now I have the itch to race again. My friend just offered me a great deal on a track prepped 04 SP2 with HRC pistons, cams, ECU, and wire harness. It also has a Moriwaki carbon air box and ram air, custom exhaust, Penske shock, and reworked forks. It needs a little freshening up, and SP2 wheels to get it track ready like it want it.
I just wanted to say HI and let you guys know that I will be lurking or asking questions as I get onboard again, and get out for some racing this summer in CCS or AHRMA classes.