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?