FWIW, the RC51 stock can handle your weight. I can't remember, but the owner's manual give a maximum weight rating and it is in the 300 lb range.
The RC suspension is progressively sprung which is the normal average do-it-all way that bikes come, so it can handle that weight (from a lightweight rider to a fully equipped 2 up bike with gear), and works fine on the street. And even the track (at least initially), but when getting fast on the track or racing, having a stiffer suspension that is linearly responsive is the goal.... it is more predictable at the limit, which is very important in that extreme environment. Hence the need for aftermarket suspension, though many people don't realize this when they buy and ride around on the street. It ceases being needed and becomes wanted. Nothing wrong with that though. I love aftermarket suspension, but I'm not tracking or racing the RC51, so it is a want, not a need.
I don't think that all suspension tools for the RC51 will translate over to your other bike per se (as I'd guess different bikes would often need different tools), but I'm assuming here. Other's would know more than me here. And I look to others with more experience working on forks for their input.
Beyond that, my caveat on length of ownership applies, as well as mechanical aptitude, and desire to work on the bike.
BTW, the forks are one of the strongest aspects of the RC51 design. The rear suspension is a much bigger issue on the bike and the general consensus is that the rear should be tackled first.
Nice camera set up. Consider aperture priority for artistic shots and shutter priority for speed. It simplifies the process and you can get the shot much quicker, which in many cases makes or breaks a shot (unless you are a landscape person, which I am at times and love). If you are big in this hobby, go for the lens, imo. My amazing shots have come from a good but very compact camera, as I bring it with me almost everywhere allowing me to get some amazing pictures. I'm always into seeing fellow enthusiasts hobbies so if you ever want to share some shots, post up. Cheers.
Last edited by kwtoxman; 01-05-2014 at 11:24 AM.