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Author Topic: C5 on rails  (Read 2711 times)

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Re: C5 on rails
« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2011, 12:32:00 PM »
Brilliant! Sure fits the front perfectly! I haven't had high speed problems, but definitely feel like I am living on the edge whenever there are any crosswinds. C5 on rails is exactly what I am looking for and this tire also looks "right" on the bike.
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Re: C5 on rails
« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2011, 12:32:07 PM »
Now that looks proper.  This just got moved to the top of my to-do list.

My only complaint with the stock Roadriders is they're not so good off of asphalt, and I do need to leave the paved surfaces from time to time.  The ones you have on there look a little more capable in that regard.  I'm more than happy to trade cornering (which my huge chicken strips tell me I'm not using anyway) for something more versatile.
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Re: C5 on rails
« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2011, 12:33:09 PM »
... feel like I am living on the edge whenever there are any crosswinds.

I thought that was just me.  Glad I'm not alone!
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Re: C5 on rails
« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2011, 12:43:11 PM »
I've never had any stability problems with mine, and it's still nimble and quick steering with these tires, I'm not an agressive rider so I take the same corners at the same speeds that I did with the Avons, it just feels Better if that makes sense. I ride a lot of gravel roads here, that's another reason I like the Kenda's.
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Re: C5 on rails
« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2011, 03:17:18 PM »
Ok, I just came home from giving the new tires a real test. I rode a 70 mile circle. Some at 70mph on the highway, some on steep twisty roads and about five miles of gravel. The bike is Very stable, Very solid, and Very sure footed with the 3.50's mounted front and rear. I am extremely happy with the change. I've always thought my C5 handled really well, and now it's even better.  I haven't ridden a G5 but I have ridden a AVL and now my C5 feels very much the same. ;D
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Re: C5 on rails
« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2011, 03:48:31 PM »
Wonder what a G5 on AM26s would feel like?

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Re: C5 on rails
« Reply #21 on: June 05, 2011, 04:27:35 PM »
A G5 on AM26s feels glued to the road! At all angles. And no wobbling at 80mph.
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« Reply #22 on: June 05, 2011, 05:15:32 PM »
Will. what size AM26's did you use,  80 or 90 series on the rear?
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Re: C5 on rails
« Reply #23 on: June 05, 2011, 05:23:58 PM »
90/90 v19 rear, 100/90 v19 front - stock size.
I like them a lot  -  I've just ordered some for the Kawa.
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« Reply #24 on: June 05, 2011, 06:00:49 PM »
Stock rear on a C5 is 110/80 and I think the low profile may be problematic, just my guess.
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Re: C5 on rails
« Reply #25 on: June 05, 2011, 06:36:52 PM »
Could be. It's always puzzled me why the C5 - the more retro looking bike - comes with the modern tyres and no kickstart, yet the G5 gets the old style death-wish tyres and a kickstart too. (No complaints about the kickstart - but I got shot of those skidmasters as soon as I could  :D )
Sounds like you found something good there with those Kendas.
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« Reply #26 on: June 05, 2011, 06:51:22 PM »
I just ordered another pair to have ready for next time :D
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Re: C5 on rails
« Reply #27 on: June 05, 2011, 06:57:24 PM »
r80t, did you happen to measure the inside rim width while things were apart?  Just wondering so I could pick the widest tires next time.  And yeah, maybe a higher profile on the rear would be nice.  Couldn't hurt the tail end comfort.

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« Reply #28 on: June 05, 2011, 07:14:36 PM »
The rim width is stamped on the wheel. 1.85 front and 2.5 rear.
A 120/90 on the rear and a 100/90 on the front might be the limit on size, I don't know if you'd run into Clarence issues with them or not..
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Re: C5 on rails
« Reply #29 on: June 05, 2011, 08:18:34 PM »
I'm never good at reading the manual   ::)