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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-09-2004, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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Anything Special About the Nicky Hayden RC51?

I was in a Honda shop recently admiring the '04 RC51. This one had Nicky Hayden's signature on it and a nifty set of HRC stickers. Anything else special about this bike or are they just selling fancy stickers?

Someone told me they changed the clutch from the 03, but I thought that bike was closer to $10K and this was $11.6K. Sounds like a lot for a clutch and Nicky's autograph... :bike:
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-09-2004, 08:24 PM
 
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I was in a Honda shop recently admiring the '04 RC51. This one had Nicky Hayden's signature on it and a nifty set of HRC stickers. Anything else special about this bike or are they just selling fancy stickers?

Someone told me they changed the clutch from the 03, but I thought that bike was closer to $10K and this was $11.6K. Sounds like a lot for a clutch and Nicky's autograph... :bike:
I dont know if any particular changes are there for the signature bike..but i would tend to doubt it..as when Honda had the CBR600F3 Miguel Duhamel bike, it was mainly the paint scheme, and appearance that was the difference.
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-10-2004, 12:06 AM
 
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I have looked into this some what and looking at last years specs to this years...All I can see it that you are paying for some really expensive stickers. Don't sound fair to me.
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I also read that his shifter is setup backwards. As in pushing down is a upward shift....
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I also read that his shifter is setup backwards. As in pushing down is a upward shift....
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Is that just his preference I assume?? or is there another reason.....geez that would be too weird. :shock:
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Is that just his preference I assume?? or is there another reason.....geez that would be too weird. :shock:
I guess it was a preference. It was in a article where him and a indy car driver swapped vechicles. They were both Honda racers and they did it for some reason or another. It was a great article I think in Cylce Rider???




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I also read that his shifter is setup backwards. As in pushing down is a upward shift....
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That would just confuse the hell out of me to much..not that it takes alot to do so now. LOL
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All i know is that its a real freakin nice bike! :bike:
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The only differences between the '04 and '03 are cosmetic. The sticker price went up $500. For that you get a silver frame instead of black, and some fancy stickers.

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what the hell is with stickers costing so much..I know every year prices go up inevitably, in just about everything these days, so its not just the stickers..but geez

I mean I was pricing official suzuki decals for my Kat...65.00 for 1 Katana sticker!! Im glad Im not using them..but geez!!!
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Nothing was done to the new R51 do to all of honda's R&D going to the 1000RR. The clutch wasn't touched, anlong with nothing else. The bike just has stickers and a name. Who knows if it is even Nickey's. A guy @ work just bought so i got the skinkney. He only payed 10,5 for his. He traded the his 600RR for it and says he wish he didnt.
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OH yeah! the shift partten on a RC can be changed to reverse in about 5 mins. 90% of racers change the direction for ez'er shifting in corners..... Just about any street bike can be made to shift this way in about 30 mins.
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