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New RC with issues - March 26, 2010, 07:09 AM

I found a 03 with 17000 miles on it two days ago and it was in near perfect shape. I check the bike out as well as I could without taking the fairings off. Everything looked good, so I handed him a check and I rode it home.

The next day, I took all the plastics off to give everything a good cleaning. The bike had been sitting in a shed for two years and was really dusty. As I was taking them off, I started to see an accumulation of oil. The more I took off the more I found. It was definately old, as some of it was crusty and dry. So, I cleaned all of the oil off and attempted to trace it to the source. It seems to leaking somewhere on the top of the front cylinder. I haven't taken the tank off yet so I can't quite see exactly where it is coming from, but it's definately still oozing out of somewhere, enough to form droplets. The oil level is still good. Is there a common gasket issue with RC's or do you think the bike sitting that long could've dry rotted the gasket?
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March 26, 2010, 07:16 AM

This one?

FS: 2003 Honda RC51 - 17k miles - $5000


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March 26, 2010, 07:19 AM

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March 26, 2010, 07:23 AM

hey, i know the rc like the back of my hand, if the bike has been sitting that long i would almost gaurantee it that the front cylinder head gasket is bad. not a tough fix at all. my rc has 19000 miles on it right now and has never burned a drop of oil. ill send ya a pm


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chumchum: my front is stiff and my rear is lose

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March 26, 2010, 07:24 AM

you rode it home after it was sitting in a shed for 2 years?


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March 26, 2010, 07:45 AM

Yes. I guess I really didn't have a choice. I filled the tires up to spec, and clenched my cheeks and prayed nothing would go wrong.
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March 26, 2010, 07:48 AM

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Yes. I guess I really didn't have a choice. I filled the tires up to spec, and clenched my cheeks and prayed nothing would go wrong.
if it sat that long, the seals must be rotted and cracked...


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Yes. I guess I really didn't have a choice. I filled the tires up to spec, and clenched my cheeks and prayed nothing would go wrong.

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March 26, 2010, 07:58 AM

I'm such an idiot. I was just in a hurry to get home, and didn't check the bike out very well. Now I'm probably stuck with a money pit.
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March 26, 2010, 08:01 AM

Nah new seals and some tlc and u will have a great bike


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March 26, 2010, 08:12 AM

I hope you are right Phil. I'm sure labor alone is going to run me $500 though.
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errorneous!!

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errorneous!!

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what?

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I hope you are right Phil. I'm sure labor alone is going to run me $500 though.
Do it yourself!!!


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