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I'm looking into buying a wrecked RC51 for a base to build my firsst streetfighter. What I would like to know is if anyone on here has put a 600RR/1000RR rear tail section on a RC51.



I'm wondering how much work it would take. If its a pretty straight forward swap , if you have to replace the under laying tail section frame to the 600/1000RR one, or if you can use the stock rear frame with heavy mods to fit the tail faring.

Thanks for any help or any links pointing to a place that might know the answer. I think the RR rear tail looks much nicer. and no doubt way more custom.
 

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when i had my rc i was looking to do this,and alls i was gunna do was swap the rr tail and sub to my frame then if need be weld new brackets to my frame

but i wasnt able to find a rr tail end and then i sold the rc:(
 

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by the way i had a friend photchop me a pic of the rc with the rr tial and stock rc pipes cut to shorties:metal:looked fuckin sweet,im not sure if i still have the pic
 

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Swapping the subframe is probably going to be the most work you'll have to do. I don't know personally what the swap would take but it's not a whole lot of work either way.

Making brackets to fit the tail over your stock subframe works if you don't want to use the pillion seat. If you want the pillion seat, you'll need to swap subframes and adapt the new one to the bike. Someone with more knowledge of the bikes can tell you what that would take.
 

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I have some good welders in the family however if I go that route it will take forever. I might have to pick up a welder and learn how. I'm a handy man and try to learn how to do anything I can get my hands on.

Only thing I'm really worried about is the tail section not lining up with the tank right. Looking at the picture posted, it seems like it matches pretty darn well. I wonder if they used the RC51 tank for that build.

No bought the hardest part of this project (if) I buy the bike will be the tail.
 

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I still can't read anything past the PVM Viper...fuck that bike is hot...
 

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As far as tracking a tail section down, I'm just going to buy it brand new from ronayers.

I know if I try to nickle and dime this project searching for everything used, it will take forever and the bike wont get done + I'll have to factor in paint work and that takes time both searching for a good painter that touches bikes, and waiting for them to get around to it. My goal is to buy prepainted OEM parts. I want to change the bike to black so I'll need to buy a black 05? RC51 gas tank (if its the same as the 03) a black 05 1000RR tail section. and a black 05 RC51 front fender.
I'm hoping (will research before buying) the blacks used on the 05 RC and 05 RR are the same color. If so I wont have to paint a single thing on the bike other then maybe the front streetfighter faring.

Other then the tail piece, it should be a pretty straight forward job.
Sure I'll have to pay more since I'll buy all new, but hey time is money.
 

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Another choice is to buy a new race bodywork tail. Then you don't have to worry about it having holes you don't need, plus you can fit any taillight you want into it. And it's a lot cheaper!
 

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haelo said:
Another choice is to buy a new race bodywork tail. Then you don't have to worry about it having holes you don't need, plus you can fit any taillight you want into it. And it's a lot cheaper!
True but believe it or not I want a rear seat.

Another thing to factor in is I don't want an undertail exhaust so I'll have to close up the hole with a custom undertail kit. I'll have to see what my options are.
 

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If you're gonna have someone sit on the passenger seat you'll want to use the CBR subframe :D
 

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Well it sounds like they're (dealer) not willing to help out with getting it inspected because to them they would have to pretty much rebuild the whole bike. That pushes the price up a few grand. I can get the bike as is but then I'm going to run into inspection issues, something I'm not willing to deal with, even more so when I don't have a truck to move it to and from.

HMmmm what to do what to do.
 

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hmm, i dont see why they would have to rebuild the whole bike, if all you want is the tail, you get the tail and sub, and either make adaptors/mounts for the new subframe to bolt to. As long as the wrecked bike is straight, and doesnt have bent forks, should be a problem (my bike is salvage, then inspected, title says rebuilt salvage)
 

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hmm, i dont see why they would have to rebuild the whole bike, if all you want is the tail, you get the tail and sub, and either make adaptors/mounts for the new subframe to bolt to. As long as the wrecked bike is straight, and doesnt have bent forks, should be a problem (my bike is salvage, then inspected, title says rebuilt salvage)
The bike is in pretty good shape but it would need a new front faring.
They don't like my idea of slapping a normal headlight to the front and calling it a day lol.


the tail is in good shape I just dislike the RC51 tail thats why I'd like to change it out.

Z1000 is a nice bike but it's not aggressive enough. both handling wise and looks wise. looks wise is an easy fix but to take a street sport tourer and change it into a supersport bike.... nah too much work IMO for a bike that will never handle as well as a stock supersport bike.
 

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Don't worry about the dealership's approval, just build what you want and worry about inspection when you're done. take it somewhere that WILL do bikes, but doesn't normally, and they won't know the difference.
 

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the reason they dont want to do the inspection is b/c once a bike is totalled....in order to get the bike inspected, they have to bring everything back to stock.

i bought a salvage rebuilt bike (my 600rr) and was considering a salvage title, but once i learned what it took to get the salvage rebuilt title . . . its, like they said, not worth it.
 
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