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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-23-2006, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
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RC-51 milege question

hey guys, about a month ago i got rid of my '05 cbr600rr and got a 2001 rc51 with jardine rt-ones.. i put goodridge stainless lines on the front and a new windscreen and thats about it for now.. i absolutely love this bike.. i could go on about why but everyone here has one and you already know why we love them.. i have one question though.. as far as i can tell the bike runs very well.. i have put about 3000km on it (i'm from toronto) and it just turned over 20,000 kms (12,000 mi).. i'm fully intending on maintaining the bike as well as i can, and i'll spend the money to have a professional do it.. i'm wondering what u guys think about milege on a bike.. should i leave this bike alone and maybe try to score an '05 or something next spring, or should i keep what i have and not worry too much about the odometer reading.. i dunno maybe i'm just ignorant it just seems like its' getting up there in milege.. thanks for any input in advance
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RC's are like fine wine. They only get better with mileage. Unfortunately, unless you find a buyer that understands this the "mileage factor" will play a role. As far as what to do, whether to keep it or sell it and wait for the next rocketship it is up to you. I sold my street RC and have the my other RC getting put together for the track. I am going on a blind hunch that next year something will come out that will blow me away and I will get it. Good luck on whatever you choose.

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Imma co-sign on that statement about the more miles the better they run...at least a stock motor(internals untouched) I'm @ about 29thousand miles on mine a 02 and its running better then ever....I put fully synthetic oil....new filter...new air filters...chain sprockets....tires...and for the first time tried regular gas instead of super and damn if it dosent run better on regular...mother Fuc.......................

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I've been meaning to post the self-same question for a couple of days...

I've seen a couple of posts on the site where owners were having 'longevity related failures' at relatively low mileages (e.g. valve seats were leaking at 28,000 miles - I guess whether that's low is somewhat subjective in itself...).

Obviously, one or two failures do not prove anything, but I was wondering what sort of (street) mileages people have racked up on the RC without overhaul?
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I have 27,000 miles on mine and it runs like a run away freight train with no leaking and no issues whatsoever. AND, the valves have never even been looked at or adjusted.
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Imma co-sign on that statement about the more miles the better they run...at least a stock motor(internals untouched) I'm @ about 29thousand miles on mine a 02 and its running better then ever....I put fully synthetic oil....new filter...new air filters...chain sprockets....tires...and for the first time tried regular gas instead of super and damn if it dosent run better on regular...mother Fuc.......................




Damn bro, where have you been. Saw your bike out at QS&L a while back but didn't find you. Hope things are well.





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