Re: rc51 problems
240 is pretty damn hot. Where you in a bunch of stop and go traffic? Perhaps lugging the engine a lot? Maybe you need to drain the coolant and get some fresh coolant in there. Also, Moriwaki makes some radiator ducts that most of use that drop the temp about 10 degrees. Your bike is running to hot if you weren't riding in stop and go traffic for an extended period of time. The service manual shows you how to get a code for any FI faults. You need that code. If you aren't mechanically inclined take it to the shop and explain the situation thoroughly and have them investigate.
Edit: SP1 was the first generation RC51. It's designation was VTR1000SP1 in rest of the world. In 2002 came the second generation, VTR1000SP2 but still known as the Rc51 in the states. There were numerous tweaks done to the SP2, taller windshield, throttle bodies, swingarm, among other things. You have the SP2, so you have the best version.
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