Done it .... It pretty much just plops right in there - ALTHOUGH the fender stay bolt holes MAY need to be slotted for good clearance. It adds a degree of rake or two to the bike - it does enhance the stability through this and its larger diameter (gyroscopic effect). Sadly - the bike was not able to be "muled" as much as I'd like one to be before it got snatched up for a "trailer queen", so I can't tell you any more than that about it. Right off the get-go, however, it was fantastic! It fills the front mudguard ALL the way and looks rather custom, BTW ....
The IDM bikes have the 19" baloney on the front .... they get ALL the cool stuff!! Hahaha!
I'll give it an educated guess: IDM = Indian Domestic Market?
Sounds good, I can go with that. Now how about Avon "SM"?
Lets just stick with SpeedMaster on that one. Don't let your mind wander.
We don't get all the goodies down here:(. On C5 its 18 front/rear but C350 has 19 front and 18 rear.
ScooterBob, Did you post a pic of it? I think I read some where that you did, but can't locate it.
Page 109 in the new catalog - and I did put up a couple of "spy pics" of that bike on the forum as well ........
Yea,LOL!!. And one day we'll see a post here from a guy who is wondering why his C-5 is a highbred.
I think I noticed a little reworking of the seat foam ?
Thanks scooterbob, I'll call in. There not responding to my parts Q& A. Thats why I asked you The go to guy.
I am glad these Enfields have real spokes to lace! With the cast aluminum mag wheels and the such there are fewer and fewer wheels to have the opportunity to lace. In a few years there will only be a few old timers to sit around and talk about laced wheels. The youngsters will be lost in the conversation.....
Like I said, not having to adjust valves on a bike that looks like the C5 just seems wrong somehow. Remember when every toolbox had a points file in it? I still have one somewhere.Scott
Honey?..... Honey?, didn't I have a bottle of that touch of gray stuff somewhere around here? STOP! will ya? Your depress'in me.
Depressed? Really?? - I'm PROUD of my "Racing Stripes"! I earned 'em! Hahahaha!
It's the solar panel and the boat launches that are getting me down. Not the touch of gray.CJ
Well - You GOTTA grow old ..... you just don't have to grow UP! That's why we go to RE-unions, get hammere .... er, ah, HAPPY and ride the bus with the sweet hippie chick! Hahahaha!!
Hell, gray ain't bad just wait till it all falls out.
Wasn't this thread about wheels at some point? I get lost...
THAT'S why I've not been on the inside of a tonsorial emporium for eight years ..... I'm enjoying it whilst I HAVE it!! Hahahaha!!
Yea,lol I need the touch of gray for what little is left around the crop circle,as my boys call it. It's cool Scotty, Scooterbunker and the boys are just having fun until my parts come in and we can get back on topic. What else would we do, nod off watching all in the family re-runs? Trim our ear hair maybe? Yell at them kids making all that racket out front?
I think that's a funny picture, then I realize I do all those things. And I get a little sad. I think the first time I was undeniably 'not young' was when my barber trimmed my ear hair. Not like he asked, just did it. That young, slim, athletic self image you keep of in your mind kinda loses some shine after that Scott
Yeah - I hear you on all of the above ..... I, personally, have chosen to have FUN being the crabby old bastard .... and I do. Old guys thinks it's hilarious because THEY wish they could rant and rave about bad knees and gray hair out loud .... and the youngsters are all in denial that they'll be JUST like us in about 25 years ..... I love it! I just hope I'm around to rub those whippersnapper noses in those aches and pains - Muah-ha-ha-ha-ha!!
Yea right, we Really gonna pick up some chicks with this Thread, Huh?
OK, got the tracking info. Not till Tuesday for the stuff. AGONY! AGONY! So in the mean time, What is the air- speed velocity of an unladen swallow???
No cheate'in, No internet searches, you must remember or re watch the movie!!!! These be the Rules !!!
What? I don't know that!
The holy hand grenade of Antioch of course.
I don'r remember it being referred to by name, but perhaps a parsnip?
What team did Bugs Bunny play against, at Jankey Stadium?
Bugs played against the Gas House Gorilla's
Got the rim and spokes in today, but I received the wrong spokes But no worry's, scooterbob to the rescue He's gonna get them out to me asap, probably bye the weekend. So no worry's. It seems that I may be the first to do this mod,at least through CMW, And issues with a new product are no biggy, That's how we learn. They are an excellent Co. to deal with. Besides I do love the idea of being a test Pilot
Yeah, kinda had the decision made for me. I figured I should at least test ride the Ninja 250, being just about the only other decent small motorcycle in the States.
The Suzuki TU 250 is a cool little bike.At least until one of your buds sees you on it !!!!!!!!!!! LOL CJ
At my age, I'd be happy to be seen with either one
The UPS man showed up at about 6:30 pm. Note in the box,Hand picked and counted by scooterbob, So of course ,all in order Wheel is now laced, late dinner had, time to finish up truing the wheel. Pics later,I want to get her done. Scooterbob, I decided to use the origanal chrome nipples that were sent to match the rear.Had to use one of the brass ones you sent in the 2ND delivery because there were only 39 chrome ones sent the first time. Of course I noticed it on my 35 spoke, so I wasn't gonna take them all back out. I'll get the 39 brass nipples and original Electra spokes back to you asap.Back to work, Dan.
Bob, what's the etiquette on wheel building? I've done bikes and we have rules of thumb like never reuse spokes, you only get two builds on any one hub and then you should retire it, use new nipples every time, lube the nipples with 'spoke prep'.Most of this is kinda geared toward the fact that you are dealing with small parts that don't take the stress of being used more than once well. How much of this translates to motorcycles? What can and can't you reuse?Scott
Harley heads always build their wheels dry so they don't get fingerprints on them - I say do it RIGHT - and wipe 'em off!
Hmmmmm - That's certainly interesting ...... I wish I still had my 19'-wheel test mule here to check that out ...... Is the oscillation set off by wind buffeting from the side? What stops it? Strong-arming the bars? Slowing down? Our "pro rider" here (really - he raced professionally for a few years ...) hasn't mentioned one hiccup with an 18" wheel bike - only acknowledging that you COULD induce an oscillation at high speeds - but that it was a "non" - neither increasing nor decreasing in frequency until you "strong-armed" it a bit and made it stop ...... I've never encountered it yet ........ Interesting, indeed ......
Though I have already considered a stabilizer myself (and I don't even own an RE yet) it's never good to use them to 'cover up' a problem. Another thought, maybe look into a higher profile rear tire. I was looking up the M26 the other day and they are available in a few sizes. Maybe if you get the back end just a little higher you can get that nice balance back.Another thought, get the front tire dynamically balanced at a shop with a machine. Couldn't hurt and shouldn't cost too much.Oh, and check to make sure the steering head bearings are set properly. Just covering all the bases.All that failing, maybe a stabilizer is the way to go. They tend to cancel out those little nudges to the bars that set off the wobble cycle.Bravo for your persistence and I still intend on 'Gorilla-ing' my swingarm.Scott
Hmmmmmm - A FORK brace ...... Perhaps you guys are on to something here ..... Let the cobbing up process BEGIN!
It is now time for a vote, do I pursue a fork brace or stabilizer?
Whats the math on something like that look like scotty?
How about something like this? But extended down further to the lower fender mounts? Maybe a cross brace at the top of the arches? done in 1/2" bar? If done right, it could almost look like a fender stay. Whats the math on something like that look like scotty?
This thread was clouded by the recently found instability issue found at the rear end of my bike. After running the bike with the problem resolved, In my opinion, GET ONE ,YOU WILL LOVE IT!!!!, at least I do. It's the best upgrade for the money you could do for your C-5. If you like the sharper slow speed handleing of the eighteen, then don't get it. But I think the ninteen is a better all around handler.Dan.
Negatives:Center stand. Not a biggy at all,but it is more difficult to get the bike on and off the center stand.
When do we get pics of your super cool steering stabilizer install?
GHG,What size tire did you put in the front? Is that a 90/90-19? My apologies if I missed that in another post.Did you retain the stock size rear tire?GSS
Your 90/90-19 = 25.5" is closer in diameter to the stock rear 110/80-18 =25.2" and sure looks great. The OEM front 90/90-18 =24.4" does seem a bit puny for a Bullet.The Indian Classic 500 (US C5) does seem to look a bit more robust with a 120/80-18 =25.7" rear as OEM.
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