Originally Posted by 2fast4yu
do you have any aftermarket parts on the bike?
iv heard a lot of peple complain about aftermarket stuff causing those sort of problems.
She's absolutely 100% stock. It acted like this from the time I left the showroom and I just took it out for a quick ride a few minutes ago and it still does it. I'm just not very impressed.
Besides, if I end up getting the RC51, I will likely be the only one in the area with one, not to mention the fact that a V2 is pretty cool anyway. Right now the R6's are a dime a dozen (Ok, about $108,000 a dozen, but I digress
) so that is also kind of nice, not to have what everyone else has.
After a little more reading it seems that it's a horrible around town cruiser, but it loves twisties and fast speeds. That is excellent as I am on the highway a lot and am just a few miles away from the most amazing set of twisties you've ever seen. They are going up a mountian into hillbilly country, so there are practicly no vehicles and no police.
Anyway, back on topic, the bike is stock, it runs great, but it is annoying me with the sounds it makes, or not so much annoying, but worrying. It constantly sounds like it's going to granade itself. It's had the valves checked, never ajusted as they have never moved, but checked twice, and there seems to be nothing wrong, but the dealership owner rode it and said that I was right about it not sounded good. We jsut have no idea what the problem is. And quite frankly, I've always had Honda's and really wouldn't mind getting back to the red side.
My concensus on the thing is that even though I got a good deal on it (being left over from the 04 MY) I still paid a lot of money to have a bike that not only annoys me but worries me. It may be running fine mechanicly, but it doesn't sound good. IF I'm going to spend 7-8-9 grand on a bike, I'd really appreciate it if it was enjoyable to own.
So does anyone actually have any thoughts on the RC51?