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Old 08-02-2012, 11:47 AM   #1
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just wanted to drop a line to say hello. I have to admit I joined the forum today in order to use the classified section. Then I read the rules. Oh well. Anyway, I'm a trackday junkie from Las Vegas. Dont currently ride street at all. Currently riding a really well developed 2003 RC51, previous to that a 2010 Aprilia RSV4R (dont ask). Looking to unload the RC and jump onto my first R1. I have always stayed away from inlines because I love the character, torque, and sound of v-twins. I'm finding out that my preference of engine is holding me back on the track and I cant afford to run a Ducati. I figure the crossplane R1 platform should satisfy my need for character while giving me the handling benefits of modern chassis geometry and the inline 4 engine. So to stay within the rules I wont post any links or try to pimp my RC here but I am legitimately looking to move to a new R1 so if you know anyone in the market or someone who could consider a cash/trade deal, please PM me. In the mean time, I'll be lurking around and reading all I can about the crossplane R1 and what makes them work best around a racetrack.

UPDATE: the RC is officially for sale in the classifieds. Here are some new photos












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Old 08-02-2012, 12:56 PM   #2
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Everyone likes a good RC, post some pics!
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:58 PM   #3
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Everyone likes a good RC, post some pics!
2003 Honda RC51
- clean title in hand
- 6100 original miles
- 130hp & 72 ft/lbs on the dyno
- can be configured for street or track
- full sharkskinz bodywork w/professional paint
- Thorsten carbon fiber airbox
- Marchesini forged magnesium wheels
- HRC basic racer wiring harness
- Yoshimura full exhaust w/jet hot coating and Jardine mufflers
- Scotts steering damper
- Ohlins rear shock w/1.05 spring
- Ohlins 20mm fork valving w/1.0 racetech springs
- Moriwaki rear suspension link
- Alth front brake rotors
- New Vesrah front brake pads. Only one trackday on them
- Wave rear rotor
- Sato frame sliders
- Moriwaki radiator fins
- 520 15/41 gearing
- G2 throttle tube & cams
- Vortex keyless fuel cap
- Zero Gravity double bubble windscreen
- Apex clip-ons w/Vortex bar ends
- Steel braided clutch and brake lines
- Power Commander 3 USB w/custom map
- Protek rearsets w/GP shift
- Dynojet quickshifter
- Factory Pro shift star kit
- CBR600RR coil packs w/NGK plugs. Saves weight, simplifies wiring, starts/idles WAY better than a stock RC
- Pirelli Superbike Pro slicks
- Spal fans w/manual switch
- Alien Motion LiFe battery w/custom mount
- OEM tank w/dry break adapters installed for easier maintenance
- custom aluminum subframe encloser
- Fresh Motul 300v changed every other track day
- Fresh Engine Ice and water pump seals. Only one track day on them

Several spares and OEM parts including F&R wheels, bodywork, exhaust header, kickstand, headlight, wiring harness, rearsets, fairing stay, throttle bodies, airbox, rear suspension link, clip-ons, rear brake rotor, rear shock, windscreens and more.

All suspension work was performed within the last 4 months by Cogent Dynamics of North Carolina. Dyno tuning was performed at Dynojet HQ here in Las Vegas. This is usually reserved for new test models and AMA race teams. These guys do first class work. I have all receipts documenting the build.

As stated above the bike could be run on the street fairly easily if the new new owner wishes. All the necessary parts are there. The OEM bodywork is clean but the new owner may choose to paint it. For an additional fee I can have it professionally painted to match the existing tank or however the buyer chooses. I can also assist with delivery to locations within a reasonable drive from Vegas. Please PM me with any questions. Thanks guys



















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Old 08-02-2012, 02:00 PM   #4
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:07 PM   #5
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Welcome aboard.

If you decide to part the RC, I would be interested in the airbox and shock.
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:11 PM   #6
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Welcome, this is a pretty good board. A lot of RC lovers here.
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:11 PM   #7
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If you decide to part the RC, I would be interested in the airbox and shock.
Not likely. I'm a new, single father and just don't have the time or patience to part it out. Thanks though
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:13 PM   #8
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Welcome, this is a pretty good board. A lot of RC lovers here.
yourself included
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:16 PM   #9
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Yeah, I'll likely always have a soft spot for the RC. Hope Honda re imagines it someday.
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:19 PM   #10
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Yeah, I'll likely always have a soft spot for the RC. Hope Honda re imagines it someday.
Hell yeah. I'd buy a modern Honda v-twin sportbike. That would be bad ass!
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:20 PM   #11
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Or V4 like the RC30/45. That'd be truly epic.
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:24 PM   #12
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Or V4 like the RC30/45. That'd be truly epic.
abosolutely. My RSV4 had the most amazing engine I've ever used. Just not an affordable bike for the average track day rider to campaign. You'd think Honda would capitalize on all the V4 experience they now have from MotoGP for something other than Shamu. God that bike is hideous and over bloated. I dont think I've ever even seen one on the road.
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:34 PM   #13
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Very clean RC! Don't see them like that too often anymore.
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:41 PM   #14
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Very clean RC! Don't see them like that too often anymore.
thanks. yeah, they are definitely becoming more rare. I put quite a bit of TLC into this one. Just coming to grips with the fact that I can only take it so far on the track. There just isn't enough support for them anymore.
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:44 PM   #15
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yaaaa! RC51 for life

my 01 sp1 56,000 miles runs like a top. and will never leave me
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:46 PM   #16
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yaaaa! RC51 for life

my 01 sp1 56,000 miles runs like a top. and will never leave me
wow! that may be the highest mileage RC I've ever heard of. Well done. In all honesty, I'd love to keep this one and continue customizing it as a secondary/street bike. Just had my first son in January though and having 2 bikes just is not in the cards right now.
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:04 PM   #17
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thanks theres guy on the rc boards with 100k+. that thing is effin bulletproof. im tellin ya right now man the rc is a different beast. its heavy, not as fast but nothin puts a smile on you face like that v twin torque its the only bike i have ever kept more than 6 months. and the new bikes are not built as good as the old HRC stuff

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Old 08-02-2012, 03:10 PM   #18
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btw i hate u for having mori rad fins, march wheels, carbon airbox, ohlins goodies
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Might as well turn this into a full blown RC thread.
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btw i hate u for having mori rad fins, march wheels, carbon airbox, ohlins goodies
All those little things together totally transformed the bike. I rode one track day on it last fall before I started ripping it apart. Its not even the same bike anymore. Light years ahead of where it was when I got it. Yours looks great BTW
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