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Howdy folks.
Finally have my bike.
Rode it back from Walnut Creek CA.
3 days of 8-10 hours of riding. Wrists are STILL Sore, but hey.. I got to ride!!

2005 RC51 Black(Sato Pipes) Sound tasty...

Probably be posting up more in the very near future.
Cheers!
S
 

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Hi!

I too am new to this forum. Looking to buy an RC 51.

I have two other bikes, a 2002 Honda 954 (my favorite) and a 2007 GSXR 750.
I am an experienced rider (about a 100K miles), and have been riding about 12 years, always on sportbikes.

I look forward to learning more about the RC 51s.

Take care,
Deb :D
 

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Welcome Deb....
Where are you looking for one and what year etc?
Do you track either your 954 or GIXX?
 

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Howdy!

Thanks for the reply.

My first track day will be Oct. 10th @ Streets of Willow. I am looking forward to it! I will be taking the GSXR.

As for an RC 51, I am not real picky as for the year. Just want something that has been well maintained (who doesn't right?) and is ready to ride.

I have always wanted an RC, now I am going to do something about it. ;)

I have found 2 RCs down in the San Diego area. A 2002 & a 2005, both sound good, friends are going by tomorrow to check them out for me.

I have also found an RC in AZ. second owner, 2005. I really like that bike, however, I am concerned with getting it registed in CALIF. Do you know anything about that?

Nice talking to you! :D
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Howdy folks.
Finally have my bike.
Rode it back from Walnut Creek CA.
3 days of 8-10 hours of riding. Wrists are STILL Sore, but hey.. I got to ride!!

2005 RC51 Black(Sato Pipes) Sound tasty...

Probably be posting up more in the very near future.
Cheers!
S
:eek: WOW..looks like you too are a major fan of RCs! I love your new bike and admire your dedication to getting it home!

That is allot of riding, how did the RC feel? Besides sore wrists, anything you would change?

Talk to you soon,
Deb
 

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I have had many twins over the years.
TLR/VTR(Superhawk to the US folks.. haha)
Always lusted over the low RPM whine(With opened up aftermarket exhaust)!
It felt fantastic!!
The seat.. Arghhh.... Not much different than my old Sudezuki GIXX1000 07... NO Give!
I would install a sargeant or corbin if I was doing more than short rides. It is fast enough for a sport bike.. No, it doesn't have the power like the new machines.. But I didn't want a new machine.. I wanted the RC!!
Not sure about the RC in AZ going to CA. I would have them confirm the SPEC on it. It could be a CA originated machine. But if not.. You might have to meet some kind of SMOG/CARBON test to be approved. Maybe give Arnie(GOV) a call and ask him!! :)
 

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I have had many twins over the years.
TLR/VTR(Superhawk to the US folks.. haha)
Always lusted over the low RPM whine(With opened up aftermarket exhaust)!
It felt fantastic!!
The seat.. Arghhh.... Not much different than my old Sudezuki GIXX1000 07... NO Give!
I would install a sargeant or corbin if I was doing more than short rides. It is fast enough for a sport bike.. No, it doesn't have the power like the new machines.. But I didn't want a new machine.. I wanted the RC!!
Not sure about the RC in AZ going to CA. I would have them confirm the SPEC on it. It could be a CA originated machine. But if not.. You might have to meet some kind of SMOG/CARBON test to be approved. Maybe give Arnie(GOV) a call and ask him!! :)
Since you mentioned it...I have lusted over the RCs since they came out! LOL

I am with you, don't want something new. I think the RC is class and style. I am leaning toward the '05.

Riding wise, how different is it from your GIXX?

Thanks for your input! I appreciate it.

Talk to you later,
Deb:D
 

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Gixxer vs RC51.. Totally different.
The gixxer was extremely easy to ride(handling/steering low speed)
You have to work hard on the RC!!
Hydraulic clutch vs Cable on the Gixx. pfffffffttt..
Again, I bought this one for the very same reason.. Cuzz it is, what it is!!
The sound of my gixx with the M4 GP slipon.. Nice
The sound of my RC with the SATO Slip ons... decadent..(No.. not chocolate slipons!)
 

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Gixxer vs RC51.. Totally different.
The gixxer was extremely easy to ride(handling/steering low speed)
You have to work hard on the RC!!
Hydraulic clutch vs Cable on the Gixx. pfffffffttt..
Again, I bought this one for the very same reason.. Cuzz it is, what it is!!
The sound of my gixx with the M4 GP slipon.. Nice
The sound of my RC with the SATO Slip ons... decadent..(No.. not chocolate slipons!)
Hey you!

Work, how? More body work, push, lean harder/more?

Have you ridden a 954? If so what were the differences?

I know what you mean, the sound of the Scorpion exhaust on my 750 is
awesome! LOVE IT!!

ROFL...Chocolate slipons, huh, I am afraid I would not get very far. I would be sitting in the garage with a chair and a glass of milk mowing on the side of my bike! :eek:

My main concern is being happy with this bike. I am use to big bikes, I have ridden the new Busas, Blackbirds, ZX-1100, VFR, etc. And I like them, just don't want to bite off more than I can chew!

It is nice talking with someone so I can get a better feel of what I am getting into. :D

Talk to you soon,
Deb :cool:
 
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