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    Considering purchase of 2002 RSV

    Hello. I haven't had a road bike in several years. An early TL1000S was the last one I owned. Been riding on the dirt with my kids lately, but am considering an '02 RSV to get back on the street. Also have been looking around for an RC51. I am looking for any feedback on reliability, known glitches etc with the RSV from back then. I really don't want something I have to tinker with and work on much. The MX bikes keep me busy enough. The bike I'm considering is all stock, has only 3400 miles and looks like it has been taken care of and ridden by a responsible adult. Is the gearing reasonable for the street? Fuel injection well sorted? No lean surge or stumble? Any other common things that need to be addressed to make it a good street ride? Thanks for any feedback.

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    mate the only thing i can say is buy the mille ride it to death and treat it like a lady hard and fast

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsvr47 View Post
    mate the only thing i can say is buy the mille ride it to death and treat it like a lady hard and fast
    always right guru

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    I read somthing simler to this and they said "Buy it, then ride it like ya stole it

    I bought the fast version 02 RSV (Silver with a bit of red) a few weeks ago. The best thing I have ever done.

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    I got a 2002 mate and she aint done me no harm, reliability to match any inline 4 jap bike, servicin is about same too, buy it mate, you wont regret it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twoddler View Post
    I read somthing simler to this and they said "Buy it, then ride it like ya stole it

    I bought the fast version 02 RSV (Silver with a bit of red) a few weeks ago. The best thing I have ever done.

    silver and red ?

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    It might be RedandSilver

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    Anyway it scares the sh!t out of me

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    get a big thunder cat in black on it, with two load arrows for a mouth, god they shift, and boy do they growl

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    Thanks for the feedback.

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