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i just recently got a 2000 rc51 i know very little about the bike i wish someone could put it all together for me and give me a couple of specs and its goods and bads..... thanks.
 

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Hello and welcome for the RC51 site.
 

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I just got it yesurday I traded an old car I had for it but now I'm taking it to the shop to get it tuned and oil change and a quick inspection do you thinkb28 k miles is a lot for this year and model
 

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On a vtwin that 9yrs old its very good. On an inline 4 thats 9 years old its very good also. I don't think inline's hold up to the miles as well as vtwins do. I think that since bikes are so cheap you hear alot of "thats high miles for a bike" because you can get a newer one for such a low price.

I don't let anyone touch any of my vehicles + I get alot of satisfaction from knowing I did it myself
 

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I do most of the work on my bike except for areas that require specialized equipment or tools that I don't have or can't afford.

Pretty much all engines these days are very well built.
If properly cared for, practically all of them will last a long, long time regardless if a twin or four cylinder.
Any engine abused or mistreated will prematurely wear out.

The high-mileage you speak is just a resale reference, just as for cars.
Beyond an arbitrary limit, the resale value falls.
That does not mean the machine is worn out. Unless it was abused and really IS worn out.
Unfortunately, the 600s are used as throw-away bikes due to their price.
Younger riders use 'em, abuse 'em, buy another.
The larger, more expensive bikes generally don't follow that pattern.
 

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A powercommander allows you to adjust the fueling allowing you to make the bike run better. By itself it is great, but that along with some exhaust it is wonderful. Go to powercommander.com and you can read up all about it and you can also find the available maps they have for download
 

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Yes sir. Its as easy as uploading a file to your computer. If you got a laptop plug it into your power commander using a usb cable or if you have the pcIIIr use a serial cable. Then open the power commander software on your computer and click the map you want to upload and voila your done. Try to match up a map with the mods you have or you'll be off and the bike won't run very well.
 

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Under the rear cowl.
Open the access panel or rear seat pad with your key.
It should be in there. Just find the specific model.
Go to Power Commander's web site and obtain the user manual for instructions to change maps.
 
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