So, I get back from NYC and New Jersey at a reasonable time today. Actually, in time to see the end of my girls swim meet. So, I decide to take the RC. It's probably been 2-yrs since I threw a leg over her and rode. I think it was with H_Ryder and C_Mulford the last time.
Her battery is dead. Not really holding a charge ... screw it. I jumped it and started her up. I threw the jumper cables in the tank bag just in case.
To my ears, I have yet to hear anything that sounds as good as Sato mids on a RC51! The closest thing would be a 1098 with a complete carbon Termignoni system (a whopping $3k!!!!!).
At first, she was cramped. I went down the road saying, "what am I doing?" Well, when I opened her up on a back country road from my house to the interstate. Ooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! I missed her so. The soul, the character, the passion, the solid feel of the Sato rear-sets! A nice right sweeper onto the interstate and pure joy. I got off on the way to the swim meet to hit a few curves. Everything that I always loved about the bike just came back.
I know she not the hyper sport bike of today. She's not the quickest, she's not the fastest, etc. But, to me she's still HOT!
I'm glad I brought the cables, had to use them again.
The ride home was exhilerating!
The funnest part of the evening was when my girls came out of the swim meet and said, "Mom! Daddy bought another motercycle!" They even forgot I had this one in the garage. There mother at first agreed with them and said, "you don't have any bikes that small." Later she recognized it and was okay.