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Unless someone sells a kit, wheel-swaps pretty much always involve customed-machined or non-standard parts:
1. axles and/or bearings. Is the axle the same diameter on both wheels? If not, you can adapt the RC51 wheel by using different bearings.
2. spacer between bearings, if you swapped bearings to bit the RR axle, then you'll need a spacer between the bearings inside the wheels
3. left & right spacers. Now that your axle fits, you have to centre the wheel. You'll need to measure and make spacers on the left & right.
4. cush-drive & sprocket holder. Does the RC51 line up the sprocket in the same location? If not, you may have to machine or shim the cush-drive to space the sprocket to the exact same location
5. brake-disc. Are they the same diameter and bolt-pattern? If not, you may need to make bracket to relocate brake-caliper to work with RC51 disc.
Did I miss anything? Some may have done something similar. Personally, I like going to a CBR929RR 17x6.0" rear-wheel so I can use a 190/50-17 tyre optimally.