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A couple weeks ago I came across a great deal on an 03 Honda RC-51. The bike only has 9,000 original miles on it with a clean title but is definitely in need of some love. I found an 01 SP1 that a guy is parting out but I'm not sure if the all the parts I need will fit.

Can someone tell me/point me in the right direction of finding out the differences between the SP1's and SP2's? Below is the list of parts I came up with, which ones will and won't fit my bike? Any help is much appreciated!

Parts
- Tail Fairing, Headlight Fairing and Possibly Tank
- Left Passenger Foot Peg Assembly (Missing Clicker Parts)
- Left Rearset (Driver Footpeg Assembly)
- Battery Hold Down Hardware
- Tail Light
- Rear Turn Signals
- Windshield Fasteners
- Left Headlight Lens
- Both Headlight Assemblies
- Second half of air intake tube (Speedo and Upper Fairing Mounts Broken)
- Left Radiator including Foam pieces and possibly Fan
- Front Brake Lever
- Clutch Reservoir Cap
- Bar Ends
- Front Turn Signals
- Gear Shift Lever
- Tail Bracket
Hardware
- Left Exhaust Pipe, bolt nut washer and sleeve (attach to rearset)
- (2) Upper Rear Cowl Bolts
- 2 Brackets that hold nose cone to area just above radiators
- 2 Nose Cone Hardware to U
 

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A couple weeks ago I came across a great deal on an 03 Honda RC-51. The bike only has 9,000 original miles on it with a clean title but is definitely in need of some love. I found an 01 SP1 that a guy is parting out but I'm not sure if the all the parts I need will fit.

Can someone tell me/point me in the right direction of finding out the differences between the SP1's and SP2's? Below is the list of parts I came up with, which ones will and won't fit my bike? Any help is much appreciated!

Parts
both fit- Tail Fairing, Headlight Fairing and Possibly Tank
both fit- Left Passenger Foot Peg Assembly (Missing Clicker Parts)
both fit- Left Rearset (Driver Footpeg Assembly)
depends on which subframe you have, SP2 subframe = SP2 fender = SP2 battery box- Battery Hold Down Hardware
both fit- Tail Light
both fit- Rear Turn Signals
both fit- Windshield Fasteners
both fit- Left Headlight Lens
both fit- Both Headlight Assemblies
both fit- Second half of air intake tube (Speedo and Upper Fairing Mounts Broken)
SP1 radiators have one less mount point and have a spot for the thermo switch, SP2 uses the ecu to turn on fans- Left Radiator including Foam pieces and possibly Fan
both fit- Front Brake Lever
both fit- Clutch Reservoir Cap
both fit- Bar Ends
both fit- Front Turn Signals
both fit- Gear Shift Lever
if you mean subframe, they are different- Tail Bracket
Hardware
the cans are different, as are the headers- Left Exhaust Pipe, bolt nut washer and sleeve (attach to rearset)
both fit- (2) Upper Rear Cowl Bolts
both fit- 2 Brackets that hold nose cone to area just above radiators
not sure what you mean- 2 Nose Cone Hardware to U
Answers are above in bold. Just so you know, those parts that are listed are all fairly easy to get on forums and ebay. Unless he is giving you a discount for buying a bunch at once and it's in good shape, you can get quite a bit for not much. Most of those parts are ones that people replace with aftermarket stuff.

The radiator might actually fit, but you won't use one of the mount points, and you can plug or just leave the thermo sensor in place. The fans have different part numbers, but if you have the SP1 fan and radiator, it won't matter. Stock fans are junk anyways, you can see my recommendations here: http://www.rc51forums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5294

You can compare the part numbers here:
SP2: http://www.cyclecentralpowersports.com/fiche_select2.asp?category=Motorcycles&make=Honda&year=2003&fveh=3622

SP1: http://www.cyclecentralpowersports.com/fiche_select2.asp?category=Motorcycles&make=Honda&year=2001&fveh=3620
 
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