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My true story that was published in MCN... #5320942 01/12/20 05:08 PM
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Since my ride is a rare Honda RC45 which only a handful know it's a $27,500 homolgated race bike with headlights and true to its racing intent it sports a tall first gear good for 90mph... I bring you the whole story titled Two Wheel Ordeal...

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https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/foru...01/full-45634-40204-2wheelordealmcn2.jpg

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Re: This My true story that was published in MCN... [Re: BusyLittleShop] #5320947 01/12/20 05:13 PM
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Re: This My true story that was published in MCN... [Re: Quattro Pete] #5320952 01/12/20 05:18 PM
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1952 De Havilland Chipmunk



Re: This My true story that was published in MCN... [Re: BusyLittleShop] #5320955 01/12/20 05:21 PM
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wow, good find!


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Re: This My true story that was published in MCN... [Re: BusyLittleShop] #5320974 01/12/20 05:45 PM
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A fun read.

Re: This My true story that was published in MCN... [Re: BusyLittleShop] #5321000 01/12/20 06:28 PM
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Great read, thank you very much for the share!


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Re: This My true story that was published in MCN... [Re: OVERKILL] #5321013 01/12/20 06:39 PM
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Having the bike in itself is really great and rare, the story of getting it home is absolutely amazing and good people acted with common sense to make it possible all along the way.

All right, back to my question from the other thread... "LOL, what oil do you run in the RC45?"

Re: This My true story that was published in MCN... [Re: BusyLittleShop] #5321031 01/12/20 07:04 PM
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Congratulations on the bike, sounds like a fun adventure.

Re: This My true story that was published in MCN... [Re: BusyLittleShop] #5321034 01/12/20 07:07 PM
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Nice find. I didn't read the article you posted pics of since I don't have my glasses around!

How much is serial number 2 worth?


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I could swear that I read an extremely similar story a while back about a race-kitted RVF400R aka NC35 aka 400cc version of the RC45 being sold in Mexico for some ridiculous price and the shenanigans the author had to pull as he basically smuggled it out of the country. Interesting read.

The Castrol Honda RC45s are still my favorite 90's World Superbike racers. The shape of the fairing, the single-sided swingarm... fantastic!

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I read that story when it came out in MCN. Great story, great magazine.


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Re: This My true story that was published in MCN... [Re: Bonz] #5321195 01/12/20 10:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Bonz
Having the bike in itself is really great and rare, the story of getting it home is absolutely amazing and good people acted with common sense to make it possible all along the way.

All right, back to my question from the other thread... "LOL, what oil do you run in the RC45?"


I have 58,000 miles on 30 grades... currently 5w30 Mobil 1 SN...
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2002 Camaro Mobil 1 5W30
1952 De Havilland Chipmunk



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Is the 101 horsepower rating from Honda a crankshaft rating or rear wheel? I would assume it's at the crank being a manufacturer's rating. What was the difference(s) that allowed the European model to make 118 horsepower?

Well I can't say that you don't practice what you preach! smile
You run a lighter weight energy conserving oil and don't have any concern about the potential friction modifiers being an issue.

I have still never heard anyone call out what the friction modifiers are, like they are some secret ingredient. Someone, somewhere would know many times over what those compounds or additives are that make that oil so much more dangerous for a wet clutch. Kind of starting to wonder how much of it is reality or just the accepted gospel.

Thanks for sharing the information on your rare and wonderful piece of machinery.

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Originally Posted by Bottom_Feeder

The Castrol Honda RC45s are still my favorite 90's World Superbike racers. The shape of the fairing, the single-sided swingarm... fantastic!

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]


Super shot of John Kocinski on his way to clinching 1997 WSBK championship... I'm proud owner of one of John's StylMartin boots he wore at Laguna Seca,,,

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2002 Camaro Mobil 1 5W30
1952 De Havilland Chipmunk



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Very cool


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