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asleepatwheel

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on: December 05, 2020, 11:00:18 am
A new stealth black C500 is feeding my existing shopping addiction. (what else can you do during quarantine?) - While watching Netflix of course... (sigh)

A few things I'm looking at -

Leather gas tank strap
https://mygpracing.com/product/leather-gas-tank-strap-royal-enfield/
A little pricey at $175, but I don't want scratches either. Anyone else have a good option that won't make my pocket cry?

Motocross grips:
I bought the leather Trip Machine grip wrap, but looking for this shape (described as 'motocross'). Rather than the default grips. Either that or something like a coke bottle - before wrapping with the Trip Machine.
Can be seen here - starting: 3:33
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcaldeaHhCA

C02 Inflation kit
I live in middle of no-where, looking for some type of C02 cartridge to inflate a flat. They mention they're for 'Presta and Shrader valves' and honestly don't know what that means - will it work for RE? Any that you currently use?
https://www.amazon.com/ICOCOPRO-Inflator-Insulated-Inflators-Cartridges/dp/B085HRMRKF/ref=sr_1_42?dchild=1&keywords=c02+tire+inflation&qid=1607165240&sr=8-42

Medic kit
Recommendation for small first aid kit that will fit in one of the side canisters - not really tools, just stuff for medical? How does Quickclot work in the real world - worth it?

Passenger seat
I bought a passenger seat kit from India (eBay) I'd like to swap out the seat for the genuine RE touring seat eventually. But also looking for something with springs. Can I retrofit this with springs - so it's a bit of softer ride for GF.. ?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Royal-Enfield-C5-Classic-Pillion-Passenger-Seat-Kit-597447-Black-/262924630965

LED bulbs
Looking to replace the factory bulbs with LEDs - longevity and brightness. Any recommendations?

Handlebar clock/thermometer
Just want a little extra bling. This company makes some very cool looking mechanisms that have that WW2 bomber style face.
https://www.formotionproducts.com/shop/reference-series-rsl-model-02
However, they only sell months for 1" handlebars. I think RD C500 is .75? Any other nice clocks with this type styling?

Think that's it for now. Appreciate any feedback.

 :)


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Reply #1 on: December 06, 2020, 03:55:45 am
Tank Bib: https://customspain.com/en/buscar?controller=search&orderby=position&orderway=desc&search_query=Royal+Enfield&submit_search=Search

Grips: Grips of any kind can be found on Amazon or E-Bay. Just be sure to get for 7/8" handlebars.

Co2 Kit: The tire vales are Shraders, so as long as the Co2 kit says it'll fit, go for it. I recommend a small bicycle pump as part of your kit in case you run out of Co2.  ;)

Quickclot: Having come from an Air Medical Service the Quickclot kits are nice to have, but pretty bulky. If that's what you want included in your kit go for it, but a basic kit should really be all you need as long as you ride with care and gear up before you go.

Seats: The matching pillion seat for you OEM saddle breaks in nicely and is the perfect match for the saddle. Modding it for springs is another affair and may or may not be worth your time. The OEM pillion seat itself is not designed to be sprung. A good possibility is the Lycette style seats and/or pillions. E-Bay and Amazon again.


LED Lamps: https://www.superbrightleds.com/cat/motorcycle/  They have what you need. Search the Forums for "LED" and you'll find plenty of references for the exact replacement LED sizes.


Again, the RE bars are 7/8". Most of the clocks/thermometers available are to fit 1" bars, but many will have an adapter sheet to take up the slack on 7/8" bars. Plenty of them out there. E-Bay and Amazon again.




 
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Reply #2 on: December 06, 2020, 09:05:39 am
Wow - fantastic reply. Thanks so much for all the info. That bib is just what I'm looking for at 1/3 the price. Will check out the LED as well. Really appreciate the feedback.
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Reply #3 on: December 07, 2020, 07:53:40 am
Adding two more items I'm looking at:

Riding gloves:
Blackjack -  (https://www.motostorm.it/en/clothing/gloves/dainese-blackjack-glove-black.html?currency=USD&size=M&gclid=CjwKCAiAn7L-BRBbEiwAl9UtkMsbbDk8M9MbXhJb1qY3ctdIBtJosGRSCe_4PDE4mpHbz3vqtW9k1BoCdUMQAvD_BwE)
Fairly inexpensive but with a retro feel.

Indicator lights (rear).
Too funny. Really want these - but not sure if RE C500 has 'type A' indicators.
https://choppahead.com/collections/lights-brackets/products/fu-lense-for-model-a-taillight

Waterproof bluetooth speakers
Looking for something to hang on the bar (or close) to use on longer rides?
Also some kind of bluetooth headset to be able to talk to my GF (on the back) while on trips..

Any feedback?
Thanks!
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Reply #4 on: December 07, 2020, 06:11:14 pm
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Reply #5 on: December 07, 2020, 10:20:14 pm
OOOOOOOOPS!!!!!! ::)
Sorry I forgot to list ya Tim!  :-[
I guess with yet another year under my belt the dementia is finally starting!
Maybe that explains why I meet so many new friends every day.  ;)
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Reply #6 on: December 08, 2020, 09:56:20 am
Tank Bib: https://customspain.com/en/buscar?controller=search&orderby=position&orderway=desc&search_query=Royal+Enfield&submit_search=Search

Just went to buy this. For a $49 euro bib they want $60 euro shipping to USA.. Ouch. Good luck with that guys.. ;(