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2001 Honda RC51

Doing the Basics

Classic Velocity

Although it was claimed that a service was just completed, I make it a practice to immediately change the oil on a vehicle that is new to me. I often drop the oil pan as well to have a better look. In this case, the oil looked pristine coming out so it supported the claims of a recent service but you never know. I did the same for the brake fluid. With the fluids changed, I took the bike for a 100 mile ride to see how everything else worked.

This machine is fast. It lugs along under 2000 rpm, but other than that it lets you use most of the rev band. The motor feels tight, as it should given the low miles. Even so, I had it well into the triple digits and there was much more to go. Sorry officer, it's not me it's the bike ;-)