Did you end up getting it?
I don’t need to trek through Africa and I don’t need to climb Everest — I need to ride every f***ing curvy road between here and there. That’s far more powerful. Far more majestic. Far more of a journey.
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1988 Yamaha FZ750 rat bike
I like NGK CR8EIX (make sure it does not require EH series plugs for Hondas only) for street and CR9EIX for trackday use on that motor.
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the RC-51 SP 1 and 2 in stock format are easy to work on. Yes to the front radiator kit. My roomate blew out the airbox to 15L? and a bunch of other things, he built the thing so hard. working on it was a PITA. BUT it was the sweetest sounding bike with a full Ape system and tune.
I have a hard time imagining buying one of these over the equivalent Mille. The Mille and Tuono seem very undervalued for what you get in return.
2003 Aprilia RSV Mille R
1999 Aprilia RS50
2001 Honda RC51 SP1
2012 Triumph Daytona 675R
2005 Yamaha R6 (Sold)
2010 BMW S1000RR (Sold)
yea, my fellow rc forumer gts455 hit it on the nail. solid bike, portly, deadly ergos, sweet engine and amazing transmission. not a commuter by any means, but out on the track, or sweeping road, transforms into a pleasure to ride. no real issues with it besides the microwave like heat coming under you while you ride. its supposedly normal though, and gets a little better with engine ice, and much better with front mount rads.
im selling mine right now, and truth be told, the rsv is a better bike, but neither of mine are not stock at all, so i cant be the judge of stock vs stock..
Stock call for NGK FR9BI-11 Does not appear to be H series to me.
I will try the ones you suggested, Thanks.
2009 Ape Tuono 1000 R
2000 Honda RC51 RVT1000R
2000 Honda VT1100T ACE
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I don't know much about the RC51 but I see one locally.
Is this a stock color for a 2000?
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Please, Dianne was England's most tragic mistake. Half of the time she called the papers herself so they could report she was shagging that Saudi billionaire's son and never mind the children, hey? Cunt.
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Puig Dark Smoke touring screen (thanks Mfed)
Ohlins shock....not installed (yet)
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That's closer to the stock European paint ,but it's still not complete.
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04 RSVR (twin)
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Know them well. I wouldn't touch an SP1 but the SP2 is a pretty great bike other than the snatchy FI
I forget the name, was it Techtronics? but the module to enrich the mixture was what it took to drop the temps by 30 degrees or so. It went from ridiculous hot to a constant 15 degrees higher than my RSV. Mileage sucked but it did put out a lot more HP. Ridden casually it got close to the same MPG as the Mille.
Wide but short handles great and you ride right over the front wheel. More power and smoother than the RSV but not better
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I have seen multiple nice Mille Rs for ~4k. All the nice RC51s I have seen have generally been 4k+ with the occasional one around 3500 bone stock.. I do like them but it just seems like the Mille R is better bang for your buck. This is coming from someone who doesn't own an Ape...yet. The more I look at the Mille R the more they seem like a really nice value buy. 4k gets me low miles (usually), OZ wheels, ohlins suspension, and an engine that is probably of similar reliability to the RC51.