New to me rc51 sp2 - Honda RC51 Forum : RC51 Motorcycle Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 75 (permalink) Old 02-03-2014, 12:38 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Dallas, Tx
Posts: 469
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
New to me rc51 sp2

well, here she is. 2002 honda rc51, 17,xxx miles, former track bike. I payed $1400 for it. Knew it needed some superficial work, but the PO said all the important parts (engine, susp, brakes, etc...) were solid. got it home and stripped the fairing right away. they are track fairing although the upper fairing does have a single headlight. the bottom fairing is pretty ratty, so it's getting trashed. the tail fairing is good, and the upper fairing might be salvageable. as far as mods, the only thing i see is a jardine pipe (which sounds like satan himself, love it!!) and a pc3. also i know he had the susp set up for him and better brake pads.

first off, i'm going to do routine maintenance. change oil/filter, spark plugs, flush and put in new brake and clutch fluid, new coolant. tires are good, chain has some surface rust (going to see if it will clean up) and i'll check the sprockets and brake pads tomorrow.

next, will be some of the free mods. and maybe new oem air filters if it needs them. going to tear it down/inspect/give it a good scrubbing tomorrow.

several things i noticed right away is the shift lever needs to be changed (its bent) undertray for the battery needs to be bolted back up (it's drooping)

now, it had an issue with water leaking into the tank during a rain storm, so i drained the tank the best i could (since it was in the rain on the way home) i noticed there is some slight rust spots on the inside of the tank (not sure if you can see in pic) is this going to be an issue, should i splice an inline filter on the fuel hose?



i put a little gas in it, charged the battery and it fired up. sounded good, revved clean, idled good.









i downloaded the owners manual, and i know how to use the search function. that being said, i might ask questions from time to time if i'm looking for a specific answer.

any comments, opinions, advice?

thanks, nick
thaddeus is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 75 (permalink) Old 02-03-2014, 01:06 AM
Lifetime Premium
 
MakisRC51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Korinthos, Greece
Posts: 3,239
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Quoted: 77 Post(s)
That poor bike looks a bit neglected but it's in good hands now.

You'll definitely need this

http://www.rc51.info/index.php?page=service

to help you find your way around technical challenges in the future.

Like you said, change all the fluids and my advice would be to check all the electrical connectors for corrosion on their terminals. Use a pinch of dielectric grease before you plug each one back on.
That way you can eliminate a possible future system failure that might occur.

Any idea what is that white residue on the left side of the frame?


My Íhlins Project: https://www.rc51forums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6033
Quote:
Originally Posted by SubSailor View Post
Congratulation to MakisRC51 for winning the 2014 Bike Of The Year Contest!

Last edited by MakisRC51; 02-03-2014 at 01:14 AM.
MakisRC51 is offline  
post #3 of 75 (permalink) Old 02-03-2014, 01:11 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Dallas, Tx
Posts: 469
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
it does indeed need a good scrubbing, i think it will clean up quite nice.

not sure, soap maybe? it wipes right off though.

good idea on the dialectric grease, do you just put it inside the connectors?
thaddeus is offline  
 
post #4 of 75 (permalink) Old 02-03-2014, 01:15 AM
Lifetime Premium
 
MakisRC51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Korinthos, Greece
Posts: 3,239
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Quoted: 77 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by vtwin-newb View Post
it does indeed need a good scrubbing, i think it will clean up quite nice.

not sure, soap maybe? it wipes right off though.

good idea on the dialectric grease, do you just put it inside the connectors?
Yes, with the tip of your finger so that when you plug it back in, you see the grease squeezed out of the connector.

Just to correct you on the title, this is an SP1 and not an SP2. You can tell it from the swingarm and the cooler fan tepm. switch mounted on the LH rad and I bet if you measure the throttle bodies I.D you'll find that they are 57mm and the injectors have 4 holes each.


My Íhlins Project: https://www.rc51forums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6033
Quote:
Originally Posted by SubSailor View Post
Congratulation to MakisRC51 for winning the 2014 Bike Of The Year Contest!
MakisRC51 is offline  
post #5 of 75 (permalink) Old 02-03-2014, 01:57 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Dallas, Tx
Posts: 469
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
the title says 2002

the sticker on the frame with the vin says it was made 2/02. it has the 6 spoke wheels of the sp1 (from what i've read.) has gold rotors though. i really hope this bike isnt pieced together.

did they make the sp1 in early 2002? that's a little bit of a bummer

Last edited by thaddeus; 02-03-2014 at 02:25 AM.
thaddeus is offline  
post #6 of 75 (permalink) Old 02-03-2014, 02:47 AM
Senior Member
 
COBRA90GT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: HOCKEYTOWN « MI
Posts: 1,291
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 47 Post(s)
Instead of adding an inline fuel filter to the fuel hoses (because you plan on going through the bike anyways, correct?), remove the fuel tank, remove the fuel pump (the assembly houses the fuel filter) and replace the fuel filter with a new OEM fuel filter (any microfiche OEM parts supplier should do).

YMMV

'06 Black/Metallic Gray RC51
-Competition Werkes FE w/
Clear Alternatives IT

'02 Silver/Black CBR 954RR
'11 Graphite Black CBR 1000RR (sold '15)
'08 Pearl Orange CBR 600RR (sold '11)
COBRA90GT is offline  
post #7 of 75 (permalink) Old 02-03-2014, 02:51 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Dallas, Tx
Posts: 469
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by COBRA90GT View Post
Instead of adding an inline fuel filter to the fuel hoses (because you plan on going through the bike anyways, correct?), remove the fuel tank, remove the fuel pump (the assembly houses the fuel filter) and replace the fuel filter with a new OEM fuel filter (any microfiche OEM parts supplier should do).

YMMV
i plan on it. i'm just slightly worried about the rust spots, it's not bad, but still.
thaddeus is offline  
post #8 of 75 (permalink) Old 02-03-2014, 03:28 AM
Lifetime Premium
 
MakisRC51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Korinthos, Greece
Posts: 3,239
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Quoted: 77 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by vtwin-newb View Post
the title says 2002

the sticker on the frame with the vin says it was made 2/02. it has the 6 spoke wheels of the sp1 (from what i've read.) has gold rotors though. i really hope this bike isnt pieced together.

did they make the sp1 in early 2002? that's a little bit of a bummer
It may say 2002 but the bike is SP1. I didn't say it isn't a 2002 model. Maybe imported in 2002.
Anyway, use your engraved VIN number, which is located on the steering stem part of the frame and decode it here

http://www.analogx.com/contents/vinview.htm

...and see what year it says it is.
Alternatively you can give your true VIN (not the side plate on the frame) to a Honda dealer and verify it through Honda network.

But the frame is indeed SP1 and you can tell by the welding seams of the engines mounts.

SP2 frame to compare



My Íhlins Project: https://www.rc51forums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6033
Quote:
Originally Posted by SubSailor View Post
Congratulation to MakisRC51 for winning the 2014 Bike Of The Year Contest!
MakisRC51 is offline  
post #9 of 75 (permalink) Old 02-03-2014, 09:42 AM
Senior Member
 
jondog9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Northern CA
Posts: 8,653
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Quoted: 317 Post(s)
That is definitely a SP1 swinger, and those are definitely SP1 radiators with the SP1 thermoswitch.
Like Makis said, look at the engraved serial number on the neck. What's the 10th digit? Y is 2000, 1 is 2001, 2 is 2002 and so on...

John, 2000 RC51 #000100

jondog9 is offline  
post #10 of 75 (permalink) Old 02-03-2014, 10:02 AM
Senior Member
 
kwtoxman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,143
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Quoted: 109 Post(s)
The forks are sp1 as well. The undertay looks to be sp1.

The subframe is and RVT1000R1. That means either 00 or 01.

My guess is the frame is sp2. I can see sp2 engine mounts.

I'd say the bike is an sp1 with sp2 frame. Not surprising. Someone crashes an sp1 and needs a new frame. Buys an sp2 and swaps the bike over. Pretty basic stuff.

Last edited by kwtoxman; 02-03-2014 at 01:14 PM.
kwtoxman is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Honda RC51 Forum : RC51 Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome