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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old 02-13-2001, 07:16 AM Thread Starter
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Local dealer has an RC51 on the showroom floor calling my name. I know how hard they are to come buy so I'm thinking of jumping on it. How is it as an everyday commuter though?? Also, what's the max range you can ride it in a day??? I currently have a '99 F4 that I love, but I love the 51. Any thoughts? Oh, I have yet to tell the wife so this just may be wishful thinking

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...Oh, I have yet to tell the wife so this just may be wishful thinking...
I don't know about the comfort of an RC51, but I can tell you about the other part.

DON'T TELL YOUR WIFE, JUST BUY IT, AND SURPRISE HER! Let her know that you did it for the both of you. Here's a little story:

I told my wife I was going to buy an NSR500V2. She asked, "are those nice?" I said, "yeah, they're alright. They're sort of small, being a 500 and all." Then without a blink, she lowered her brow, and calmly asked, "how much?" So of course, I started to try and save myself from this inevitable confrontation by stating, "It's used, so it's way cheaper than if I bought it new. And, they only have 2 left." No reaction from her, except another, "How much?" Not wanting to dig the hole any deeper, I mumbled under my breath so it was barely audible, "around $60K." She said, "Sixteen thousand for a used 500? That seems a little expensive." After she confirmed the sixteen thousand dollar price about 3 more times, I couldn't stand it any longer, and blurted out, "S-I-X-T-Y THOUSAND!" No need to go into further details...

Don't tell her, just get it now, pay later!
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...Oh, I have yet to tell the wife so this just may be wishful thinking...
I don't know about the comfort of an RC51, but I can tell you about the other part.

DON'T TELL YOUR WIFE, JUST BUY IT, AND SURPRISE HER! Let her know that you did it for the both of you.


Better yet....Valentines day is coming up, buy the RC51 and tell her it's her present and that you'd like to enjoy a sport that you're so passionate about with her. Act deeply hurt that she doesn't like it and get rid of the F4; problem solved.

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Had to add here. My question....what does anyones wife have to do with the purchas of a bike???? Buy the bike...or dont. If its your money do what you want with it. If she has anything to say about it simply put her in her place. Problem solved
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Oh...now thats not a good guess. Not married in any case.

Here the thing. After dealing with many many women and coming to the conclusion that 90% of them were just plain crazy I came to a startling realization that I have been using these past couple of years.
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I okay all large purchases(aka over $150 ) with the wife. She controls the money and always has. She is good at it too.

As for the real question. The RC-51 is definitely not a daily commuter. It was meant for the track, meaning very tall first gear and pretty aggressive riding position. The seat is very hard. I have done about 350 miles in one day before and 90% of that was curvy mountain roads. I can handle the curves better than the straight stuff. I am not small so that plays some part in the comfort thing. I would say that I could do more miles than that but I normally don't. I never did much more than that in a day on my VFR if that helps you with the comfort comparison. I do love the bike and it is everything that I was looking for. I was not interested in touring.

Good luck with the wife.

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Excuse you?

Well, I hate to admit it but the wife brings home more bacon that I do. Also 11 or 12 large is nothing you can just go buy and hope the wife understands....atleast not on my limited income. Also, I would not trade in my wife for a new ride......Errrr....No I wouldn't. ...

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Well, I hate to admit it but the wife brings home more bacon that I do.
At a boy!!! Good man!

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