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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-20-2012, 01:18 AM Thread Starter
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New baby+ 1 month off work= Work on the RC51 project

So July or so 2010 my wife bought me a stock 05 RC51 with 245 miles on it. The bike turned out to have been down and some minor damage to it. No big deal as all the damaged parts were going to be replaced anyway. So I striped the bike down and began my year long purchase of parts. Now being super busy with work and not able to spend much time doing much I finally have some time. Feb 9th my wife dropped a 9lb 2oz kid off at the hospital (girl) and her family is visiting. Both her brother and dad are motorcycle buffs and mechanics so the plan is to have her up and runnin by the months end. Attached is a current pic as I cleared the stuff from around her. Still need to figure out the whole air box thing as I have the ETI endurance fuel cell and the thorsten air box I have wont work so I got a moriwaki copy air box but not thrilled with the quality and lack of instructions.. will see what I can figure out. I may just end up gutting the stock air box and dyno tuning it with that. So here she is in all her primer.
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Looks Good! Congrats on the new addition

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Congrats on the new family member. When you get a chance, can you post a pic of the forks/ caliper bracket?

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Congrats. Sweet ride you are putting together there. Nice.

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Thanks. Ill be posting up more pictures as I get more done. Ill get the front end pics for you too. All it is, is Ohlins forks with 01-02 GSXR1000 6 pot calipers with galfer superbike lines.
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Cool shit man.

Congrats with the new baby!

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if you end up wanting a stock airbox that is gutted I can find mine when i get home and can ship it to you. (you pay shipping) I won't be home till may not sure if you want to wait that long. I have a throsten box to replace my stock one with and haven't installed it yet.

what mids are you using on your low mounts?
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Cool shit man.

Congrats with the new baby!

I don't think our bikes look quite right with the GP cans, but that's just me.
I agree and mine is single sided but I'm getting used to it!!! Can't wait to hear it roar.



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if you end up wanting a stock airbox that is gutted I can find mine when i get home and can ship it to you. (you pay shipping) I won't be home till may not sure if you want to wait that long. I have a throsten box to replace my stock one with and haven't installed it yet.

what mids are you using on your low mounts?
Thanks for the offer. I still have my stock air box too so I'm good there. As far as low mounts go there is only one low mount and that's right side. This is a full to Yamamoto Exhaust with a lady bird can on it courtesy of simonkobe

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how do you like the 2 into 1 exhaust ??
I don't know yet as the bike hasn't been run with it installed. I hope to test it out and Dyno tune it within the month!!!
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Congrats on the little one. That exhaust is going to be loud as ****. Good luck with getting her up and running.

Any reason for the swap to gsxr calipers?

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gutted airbox

Congratulations on your new born baby.

Just curious what's involved with the gutted std airbox ? What is ripped out / modified ? What gains are to be had, power, weight saving or both ?
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+2 on the congrats for baby.

The Arrow 2:1 left into a GP can I have is crazy.
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Congrats on the little one. That exhaust is going to be loud as ****. Good luck with getting her up and running.

Any reason for the swap to gsxr calipers?
Well I have a 97CBR1100XX with a CB1300 Ohlins front end, which runs the same calipers as the RC51/900/929/954/ every other honda just about.. and I read somewhere over seas that this was a popular mod for these bikes for better breaking to swap with stock 01/02 GSXR1000 calipers so I bought a set off ebay and put them on and WOW immediate huge difference in breaking. I also swapped out my master cylinders on the XX to RC51 masters. After talking with a few other guys they say its not an improvement but I tell you I noticed the difference on my XX. So when I got my RC51 I decided to do the same thing. I have been told stock brakes are sufficient but for 100 bucks ill say its the best upgrade you can do for braking on the bike. Maybe its a placebo since I love them on my XX I dont know but either way it was 100 bucks and it was noticeable different for me!

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Congratulations on your new born baby.

Just curious what's involved with the gutted std airbox ? What is ripped out / modified ? What gains are to be had, power, weight saving or both ?
AS far as gutted std air box... I havent ripped it apart yet but I may be doing that. The big controversy I have seen is the larger air box such as moriwaki/thorsten/turnone/squidskins all boast a larger air box increases HP and lowers weight. Since I am running the ETI fuel cell endurance tank I cannot use the thorsten/turn one air box. The moriwaki/squidskins box for me seems too complicated since there are no instructions. I am sure with time I could figure it out, but it may be easier to gut my stock box which will give me more air box volume and save some weight. The weight savings would be minimal I am sure but the RC51 does need a diet. I have already dropped probably 50+ lbs between replacing the wheels with BST 5 spoke CF's with ABM rotors, and removing the entire stock exhaust and replacing it with a full ti yamamoto exhaust and ladybird canister. Ok maybe not 50 but definitly 30lbs. Then the gas tank drops 6.5 lbs and everything else ive cut off, like the coils, going to a 520 chain and sprocket kit yadda yadda yadda i probably have shanked 50lbs off this girl.


Big thanks to everyone on the congrats! We were very fortunate with the pregnancy, wife only gained minimum weight which she shed as soon as her last push was done. No cravings, sickness, moodiness, and baby is healthy breast feeding and sleeping 5 hours each night. Couldnt ask for much more!!
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Front wheel/suspension/brake pic added

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Congrats on the BST's looks good.
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Any chance of more detail on how your plan to modify / cut the std airbox ?
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cutting the STD air box

Well this is one of those things that Ill just have to give it a go and see how it turns out. Im more interested in the volume than the weight. I think ive done considerable leaps in weight loss with the bike, next 20lbs has to come from me!!!
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There was an article on how to do it but i'm not sure where it went. I did it to mine. basically just opened it up and left the inlet the stock size with a metal grate on the front to keep the foam filter from getting sucked into it.
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