After many years of riding bikes I'm finally able to call myself an RC51 owner. I've wanted one since they came out, but could never justify such a focused machine, instead making the practical choices; VFR800, R1200GS, FJR1300.. Then when I could finally afford a second bike for scraping pegs, the RCs got tough to find in decent shape, so I settled for other hotrods; 955i Daytona, 900ss Duc, Tuono 1000R Factory to name a few, but I always kept my eye out for a clean RC51 and one finally fell into my lap!
Just getting into my new toy, it definitely needs some TLC (Fluids, filters, and a clutch slave rebuild for starters) but for the most part it appears to be in good shape. Meanwhile I commute on my 2022 R1250RT daily and pull out the modded ZRX1200R on the weekends until the RC is ready for primetime. Looking forward to spending a bunch of time here getting to know more about the bike at this community.