Update: I removed the axle and found that both end had been smashed slightly, likely from pounding the axle in/out with a non-rubber mallet. A little Dremel clean-up and the pins slide right in.
I would like to take this opportunity the mention how awesome Pit Bull is. Their products will out last any bike, and they have great customer service. I ordered the pins Thursday and had them on my doorstep Saturday.
I would also like to thank Riders Discount. I normally order everything through them, but they recommended going straight to PB, since I needed them faster than they might be able to get them to me. Excellent service as usual.
Always put a light coating of grease on the axles and swingarm pivot bolt (if removed) to prevent corrosion and make removal/install easier.
I have no idea what issue the prior owner had, but taking a sledge to the axle is a symptom of a larger problem.
Not good on bearing races either. Tends to destroy them.
2001 RC51 less than 6,000 miles; owned this bike since 2001. Flawless operation the whole time.
Out for a ride 5 miles from home in Northern AZ, and briefly stopped at a neighbors house before returning home.
Motor started and then ran roughly, but nursed it home about two blocks away.
just upgraded from my 748. I just picked up an 02 with 8k miles. From what I can tell the front flapper has been plugged and I have M4 slip ons. I just ordered a pair of spal fans i hope to install this weekend. Any suggestions what I need todo to the bike for upgraded performance to add to...
Looking for front and rear harness for 03 rc51 used is fine.
I can find a front online which is super expensive but the rear is discontinued everywhere I look. Anyone parting out a bike orjust about gave up on theirs? Which I’m close to doing right now !!!!
The bike is turning over but not...
Alrighty have some kind of issue here. Been waiting on my plates and reg for the bike and havent got to ride. so put on some swingarm spools the other day to put her up on the new reaer syand I just bought and it fell over in my shed of course hit the left mirror and sheared vit off so had to...
I have a 02 rc51,it’s been sitting 15 yrs ... decided to get it running 🤷🏻♂️
cleaned fuel tank, replaced fuel pump with a quantum pump and filter...
Put tank back on and even with the fuel pump unplugged, the bike floods out and cylinders fil with fuel
Any one help 🤷🏻♂️
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