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I realize this is a long shot, but does anyone have any leads on getting one of the ECUs that HRC developed and offered for the VTR1000F (Superhawk/Firestorm) in the late 90s?

Thanks in advance...
 

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You got carbs... what in the hell would another ECU gain you??? more Red
Line??? save yourself the trouble and start with an RC51... its easier to take out
the racing and turn it into a everyday ridable bike than to hop up a pedestrian
twin into a racer...

$5,300 out the door and they welcome Canadians... I think that means they
take your money with the silly goose on it...
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You got carbs... what in the hell would another ECU gain you??? more Red
Line??? save yourself the trouble and start with an RC51... its easier to take out
the racing and turn it into a everyday ridable bike than to hop up a pedestrian
twin into a racer...

$5,300 out the door and they welcome Canadians... I think that means they
take your money with the silly goose on it...
Honda : RC51 | eBay


Larry


you are telling someone who put a lot of time and effort into their bike, to not bother?
kinda like the the ole pot there pal.
maybe you should trade ole mr rc45 in for a real race bike.
 

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Someone tell Fester that ECUs also control the ignition curve, apparently he isn`t aware of it. Understandable, as at his age, he likely thinks we are still running breaker points....
 

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Apparently Fester machined a custom set of points out of magnesium for Mr 45, said the V4 and points combo is the only way to go for ultimate performance.....
 

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Larry


you are telling someone who put a lot of time and effort into their bike, to not bother?
kinda like the the ole pot there pal.
maybe you should trade ole mr rc45 in for a real race bike.
I'm spring loaded to mods but someone trying to turn an pedestrian V2 into a
high performance RC51 is like someone turning a pedestrian VFR into one of
the 56 North American RC45 racers... especially when seek to add HRC
parts... I learned from experience that you can not add one HRC part with out
adding every part that comes in contact or has something to do with that
HRC part... so yea I question the effort when RC51s are not only plentiful but
cheap too unlike the RC45 which are rare and expensive...
 

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I'm spring loaded to mods but someone trying to turn an pedestrian V2 into a
high performance RC51 is like someone turning a pedestrian VFR into one of
the 56 North American RC45 racers... especially when seek to add HRC
parts... I learned from experience that you can not add one HRC part with out
adding every part that comes in contact or has something to do with that
HRC part... so yea I question the effort when RC51s are not only plentiful but
cheap too unlike the RC45 which are rare and expensive...

he is building a high performance superhawk.
i dont think he is trying to turn it into an rc51,couldnt anyway.
he is building upon what he has available,such as myself.
we are in our own ways building what we think would be the ultimate superhawk,in our vision.
and if that includes using what ever hrc parts are available,so be it.
just proves the ole hawxter has a race pedigree also.
yes larry hrc produced parts for a "pedestrian" bike.
so instead of trashing someones efforts,welcome them to the hrc family instead.
 

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I'm spring loaded to mods but someone trying to turn an pedestrian V2 into a
high performance RC51 is like someone turning a pedestrian VFR into one of
the 56 North American RC45 racers... especially when seek to add HRC
parts... I learned from experience that you can not add one HRC part with out
adding every part that comes in contact or has something to do with that
HRC part... so yea I question the effort when RC51s are not only plentiful but
cheap too unlike the RC45 which are rare and expensive...
Larry , to state the obvious which you can't seem to grasp , mikstr doesn't want to build an RC51 b/c the world is full of all types of bikes and tastes . And it's getting less and less amusing each time you post the rarity and cost of the RC45 just so you can remind yourself what a great deal you found . In the grand scheme of racing history (your obsession) , the RC51's success dwarfs the 45's , damn MSRP or putative collectibility ! I know that Americans are reputed to be ignorant of the outside world , but try to pry yourself away from those rudimentary old articles , and research the international Championship wins of Honda's **** twin . It'll take a while , but you might learn something .:)
 

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In the grand scheme of racing history (your obsession) , the RC51's success dwarfs the 45's , damn MSRP or putative collectibility !
Negative... the only area where RC51 dwarfed the RC45 was in cost... that
because the damn MSRP was only 10K then... which has deprecated to about 5K now...

American Colin Edwards set the fifth fastest time at a
Suzuka test this week. Edwards is supposed to be
teamed with GP rider Vale Rossi for the highly
important event, held at the end of July. Fast time
for the event was marked by Brazilian Alex Barros on
an RC45 Honda.

1 Alex Barros (RC45 Honda) 2:09.127s,
2 Tohru Ukawa (RC51 Honda) 2:09.593s,
3 Hitoyasu Izutsu (Kawasaki) 2:09.649s,
4 Norihiko Fujiwara (Yamaha) 2:09.657s,
5 Colin Edwards (RC51 Honda) 2:09.741s.
 

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Negative... the only area where RC51 dwarfed the RC45 was in cost... that
because the damn MSRP was only 10K then... which has deprecated to about 5K now...

American Colin Edwards set the fifth fastest time at a
Suzuka test this week. Edwards is supposed to be
teamed with GP rider Vale Rossi for the highly
important event, held at the end of July. Fast time
for the event was marked by Brazilian Alex Barros on
an RC45 Honda.

1 Alex Barros (RC45 Honda) 2:09.127s,
2 Tohru Ukawa (RC51 Honda) 2:09.593s,
3 Hitoyasu Izutsu (Kawasaki) 2:09.649s,
4 Norihiko Fujiwara (Yamaha) 2:09.657s,
5 Colin Edwards (RC51 Honda) 2:09.741s.
The 45 never beat the 51 at Suzuka? And the 30 has as many wins as the 45. You're relying on testing times from a 6yo bike vs a new platform? Stretching really hard to find some shred of credibility.:rolleyes:
 

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and Fester tries to take over yet another thread with his zealous crap.... he had better pray no one steals his bike or he`ll lose his reason to live....

Now, back to the initial reason for this thread, the HRC ECU (please ignore the senile old timer.....)
 

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Just got my brand new HRC ignition control module in the mail today, all thanks to Simon :)

Thanks a million!

Looking forward to spring now so I give it a whirl....... 130 bhp and 80 lb-ft here I come!!!!!!
 

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I had a VTR1000 Firestorm just before buying the RC51. I loved that bike. Should have kept it and the RC51 instead of trading in. That imo is a great bike to keep and enjoy.

Nice work Simon.
 

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Just got my brand new HRC ignition control module in the mail today, all thanks to Simon :)

Thanks a million!

Looking forward to spring now so I give it a whirl....... 130 bhp and 80 lb-ft here I come!!!!!!
My friend Holly... (mother of 2 and a Professor of Anthropology at UC Davis)
also owns a Super Chicken... mercy can she handle the bendy bits... she likes
my home made pancakes but she don't like the way you talk about me...
 

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run along larry,your caretaker is waiting to change your depends.:rolleyes:
Good... she likes my shit... she calls them "mud falcons"... her sister is a bellydancer...
 

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