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What are the most common mods. for the RC51 from mild -wild?
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www.rc51.org has most of them.



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What are the most common mods. for the RC51 from mild -wild?

Man...66 is taking its toll on you ...hahaha kidding kidding.

Yes, MB pointed out rc51.org (I think I sent you that link already) it has the most common "mods."

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What are the most common mods. for the RC51 from mild -wild?
In order of most obvious aka most common aka least likely to have negative side effects:

1a) Change OEM sprockets from 16-tooth front / 40-tooth rear to 15-tooth front / 41- or 42- or 43-tooth rear = mild, but makes the bike run better, i.e. greatly reduces the "I have to slip the clutch too much from a stop and once I'm rolling I can't find the right gear" factor.

1b) Add a Power Commander = mild, but makes the bike run smoother / better.

2) Add a Speedo Healer = mild, but corrects the speedo error inherent from the factory and exacerbated by the gearing change under 1a.

3) Change the OEM rear 190/50-17 tire size to 190/55-17 = mild-ish. Changes the steering geometry to make the bike turn faster. Might need a steering damper after this.

4) Add a steering damper(?)

5) Some guys might recommend a new rear shock and / or fork upgrades prior to this point (i.e. "suspension first", but the cost for those is generally much higher than 1 - 4 above. And probably not really needed for street riding. Me, I prefer the bike to ridable first, hence items 1a and 1b at least.

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There are more. I got tired.

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In order of most obvious aka most common aka least likely to have negative side effects:



*Avoid buying a Slow 3* then follow the list:
1a) Change OEM sprockets from 16-tooth front / 40-tooth rear to 15-tooth front / 41- or 42- or 43-tooth rear.



1b) Add a Power Commander.



2) Add a Speedo Healer



3) Change the OEM rear 190/50-17 tire size to 190/55-17



4) ...



There are more. I got tired.

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Fixed it for you
Nice! ... drat, I went back and made some additions.
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Upgrade the rear shock & rear link and get your forks reworked to match. Dan Kyle will probably be the best person to go to. Fit some lighter wheels - the lighter the better.
Aside from the basic mods to gearing, exhaust & PCIII mentioned above - suspension and wheels will make the biggest difference. The rest are just enhancements that make the bike incrimentally better each time - but as a sum total can make a big difference overall.

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Where in RI are ya??? Definatly not a lot of RC's around
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I tried the search but got nothing. Maybe I'll change the wording of my question.
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