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|11-12-2015 07:04 AM|
Thanks for the compliments fellas, Im 37 now and have slowly made the transition to where I couldn't see myself with a full on RR bike as my only bike. I used to ride nothing but full sport bikes. Then around 07-08 I bought a honda 919 also know as the hornet. Immediately I was like "wow riding can be comfortable" but in the same breath I down shifted and whacked the throttle and was like "whoa where's the motor" I did some upgrades lightened her up exhaust PC lighter rotating parts ect got her making some more ponies started throwing her around in corners and was like "WTF does this thing even have a frame or suspension" the twist the wobble and the wiggle were insane if you were trying to ride it like a sport bike. So I swapped out the forks wasn't much I could do with the mono frame and the 9er was Ok, great for what she was built for but not what I was looking for after a lot of effort I sold her
I tried a z1000 the a fz1 (really really tall bike) the another z1000, the Z got closest to the mark. Then I decided Im a nich market and there just wasn't a bike available to me that was what I wanted. So Ill make it. First "street fighter" (hate that term) I had was a cbr 600 awesome light fun, then I did a gsxr1k that bike was really freaking cool but just didn't 'do it' for me. I had 2 Tlr's in the past and loved the vtwin for around town stuff and have always been a fan of honda build quality. Which lead me directly to the Rc51. And Im glad it did... hands down favorite bike ever! and It'll always be a work in progress. Yesterday I went and put some different clamps on it the lower the bars about 30mm I felt like they were to high so we'll see if this is any better.
|10-29-2015 01:46 PM|
|Jake||I myself couldn't see owning this bike as my sole motorcycle. But I'd love to own that bike as a compliment to my current RC. Either way nice bike! Anyone who knows anything about rc's can see you've put a lot of work into your bike.|
|10-29-2015 09:09 AM|
|levellsmith||I've got an '09 CB1000 as my street fighter but this is awesome. Bye Bye CB, Hello SP2!! This is brilliant!|
|10-27-2015 11:11 AM|
Ew I hate it... I'm kidding I'm downright jealous! Down the line, I am outright going to steal his front radiator mod idea. As bpw said, we have been going over his setup. It's giving me the motivation to ride without having to buy cheap Chinese plastics.
Good looking out @COBRA90GT this is right up my alley
|10-27-2015 05:41 AM|
|bpw||Yeah we've been talking back and forth he's looking for ideas that poor RC took a whippin!!! He said he really dug mine so I figured I'd share some pics with the folks that helped me out a bit along the way. I never posted here up cause I thought she either wouldn't get much interest or she'd get negative interest. Reckon I doesn't matter much cause I nailed the mark I was aiming for lol.|
|10-27-2015 03:37 AM|
|COBRA90GT||Paging @mydogiskooll - he'd like this bike... ( https://www.rc51forums.com/forums/6-n...-chose-me.html ).|
|10-26-2015 11:41 PM|
|bpw||Jeez I meant "Some smaller brackets" I gotta go to bed lol|
|10-26-2015 11:40 PM|
|10-26-2015 11:38 PM|
Hey thanks guy, I expected at least a few nay sayers glad to see a open minded forum. I'd like to add... I fuckin love my bike, seriously it's mine. I've had so many bikes it's silly, mainly sport and dirt but some naked and some cruisers. Closest this I can compare it to is a big as dirt bike that can stick a corner on the street. Ridiculous amount of fun. Been thinking about building a rowdy as motor with the focus on lo/mid range but she has plenty of juice now so if that is in future it's long after I get many many little things done that are driving me nuts. The throttle cables and I need a machine shop to make some simole but better looking Rad brackets.
Anyone got a machine shop out there and want a small job?
|10-26-2015 08:37 PM|
|thaddeus||i like the shit outta that!|
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