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Why no RC section? [message #300837] Fri, 14 June 2019 03:47 Go to next message
hellonewman is currently offline  hellonewman   Canada
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Or did I miss it? I figured there would be a section for the RC31, 45 and 51 or is there no demand?

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Re: Why no RC section? [message #300838 is a reply to message #300837] Fri, 14 June 2019 09:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kermit is currently offline  Kermit   United Kingdom
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Not enough demand to warrent a separate section, Sportsbike section pretty much covers RC models smile
Re: Why no RC section? [message #300839 is a reply to message #300838] Fri, 14 June 2019 13:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
hellonewman is currently offline  hellonewman   Canada
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I saw the other sections but the CC range left them out. I have an RC30 Im recommissioning and Im trying to learn all I can about it and find sources for parts, interchange etc to keep these bikes on the road rather than static displays.

Ive done A LOT of googling but sometimes its better to connect with other owners.

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Re: Why no RC section? [message #300840 is a reply to message #300837] Fri, 14 June 2019 14:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kakugo is currently offline  Kakugo   Italy
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Unfortunately you would be much better off finding a Honda dealership with an old head of maintenance that can help you out. And even then don't expect miracles: differently from the RC45, the RC30 was mostly made with one-off parts. think

I may help you a bit because I have a certain experience on VFR's and can ask to an aforementioned old head of maintenance for tips, but don't expect miracles. Some parts have become very very hard to find (oil pumps for example) and the bike was very market-specific: for example Swiss bikes (a mind-bending 521 built eek ) have restricted CDI's and one-off front wheels while Australian ones have different exhausts. But you probably already know that firsthand. Wink

If you want to ask, I'll do my best: it will be a nice break from fixing string trimmers and rusty Suzuki's. Wink
Re: Why no RC section? [message #300841 is a reply to message #300840] Sat, 15 June 2019 01:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
hellonewman is currently offline  hellonewman   Canada
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Thanks for the response. Yes its a very niche market for sure but I wanted it and Im a sucker for punishment. Mine is one of 32 Canadian market bikes, unrestricted of course.

There's nothing really wrong with it and it has only gone 20,000kms. Engine was rebuilt about 5K ago as a matter of course but that was prior to 2010 and its been parked since. Properly pickled thankfully. The reason for the thread was there's an RC30 specific forum but it seems dead in the water, doubt all the posters died or lost interest. Just surprised given the significance of the bike there aren't any bike forums with so much as a sub-forum. If you build it they will come!

Anyway, thanks again for the response.

Re: Why no RC section? [message #300842 is a reply to message #300837] Sat, 15 June 2019 10:24 Go to previous message
Kakugo is currently offline  Kakugo   Italy
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RC30/40/45 owners tend to keep them stored these days: the risks of not being able to fix even the most banal damages are simply too high.
Not much to talk about when your bike is safely cocooned and never run. think

I haggled a bit for a cosmetically damaged RC45 about a decade ago: I was surprised to learn most parts were still available as special orders from Honda but spare part costs were astronomical and the owner didn't seem a serious type. No Finger A few years later I did the same with a crashed Moto Guzzi Daytona. By the time I had contacted Agostini (a worldwide specialist in hard to find MG spares) to see if parts were still available it was already gone, and it took just a couple of hours to get a reply from those amazing lads. Cry I wouldn't mind buying a BMW HP2 Sport, if I could find one, but lately it seems everything is conspiring against my passion for riding... so I just fix agricultural and forestry equipment. Laugh
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