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This is my RC the next day I bought her



Previous owner had installed Marchesini wheels and an Ohlins rear shock. So he gave me the OEM parts too with the purchase.





The mileage when I bought her (in kilometers)



As you can also see, the prev owner had poorly installed a WP stabiliser by drilling the upper yoke directly :eek:
 

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First thing I did, was to take her home and give her a nice bath



Then I changed the oils and oil filter, giving her a detailed look too



In the pictures you will see that I have a pair of my brother's CBR1000RR '04 'Blade front brake rotors installed (he had installed Galfer wavy ones a few months before). That was because her OEM rotors were in bad shape and until I could afford a propper pair, I put those on. They were 310mm in diameter but I didn't have any other options at that time.
 

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Then the time came for the OEM S/O to go away. Even though I recently found out that the 2Bros S/O were not a good choice, at the time it was the best option I had.







 

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Nice job with all the maintenance. Bike looks really clean and in great condition. You have yourself a really well preserved SP my friend.
 

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I aslo replased my OEM front calipers with a pair from the GSXR 750 2008 and my front master with one from a CBR 1000RR 2009 and installed a cheap pair of anodized levers.











 

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Here you can see the holes on the top yoke, the prev owner drilled to install the WP stabiliser:eek:





Order a new V cowl for the oil cooler window that my OEM didn't have



 

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I sent all the grills for chrome coating (they don't come out that good in the pictures)





Tuned the bodies






And she was ready along with a new pair of front rotors from the same SP2 2004 I took the rads off

 

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very nice ,,, your as bad as me :)
 

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very nice ,,, your as bad as me :)
I wish I was dude, but so far I noticed that I probably am the only one in here that don't go to tracks and I doubt it if I ever will. Thanks for reading anyway :)
 

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@Makis

HOLY SH*T that bike looks great, ur lucky that paint scheme never came to the states :(

happy riding man

:)
 

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All of the SP2 used OEM parts were purchased from www.rc51parts.com (thanks again Ben :D)
When I installed the SP2 ECM I didn't thought about it much, and I just pluged it on my OEM harness as well as the throttle bodies. She fired up like before with no problems.
When I was about to install the SP2 radiators, having purchased the HRC Tuning Box, I decided I should give a good look to my harness and see how it actually is constructed.
So I sat down with the diagrams of
1) SP1 OEM harness
2) SP2 OEM harness
3) HRC racing harness

and I modified mine to a hybrid so that
1) The SP2 fans work as they did on the SP2 harness: they are engaged directly from the ECM through a headlight relay when in SP1 there's a grounding thermal valve (switch) bolted in the left radiator which closes the fan's circuit to kick in.
2) The HRC Tuning Box could be pluged on if, at some point in the future, I get my hands on an NL6 racing ECM (here in Greece Honda dealer is sold as a kit with the harness for $4500
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3) I removed the rev limiter as well (I found it's existance reading the HRC harness's diagram. Later on I came accross rc51.org modifications)








 

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that tuning box is a lucky find, i'm still trying to find one to go with my HRC ECM.
 

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Looks a very nicely kept bike, Makis - well done!
If a Honda technician chooses an RC51 above the normal sportsbikes, then it's got to be something special, eh! ;)

Bike looks perfect, only thing I can think of is to perhaps lose the keyring, as it might mark the nice new top yoke moving about at speed.
 

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I wish I was dude, but so far I noticed that I probably am the only one in here that don't go to tracks and I doubt it if I ever will. Thanks for reading anyway :)
track or not , great work ,
 
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