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Author Topic: New C5: Impressions after 1 week of riding  (Read 884 times)

Iyyer

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New C5: Impressions after 1 week of riding
« on: July 06, 2011, 06:44:01 PM »
Dear All:

It has been about 2 weeks since I picked up the C5 (black, which we all know is the fastest color) and just about a week since actually getting to ride it. The odometer just crossed 150 miles. So far, the motorcycle has been pure fun despite never crossing 40 MPH. Minor issues included a few false neutrals (driver error for sure) and a couple of stalls when stopped at traffic light. The idling will likely need a slight adjustment at the first service. No major issues with vibrations. The rear view mirrors tend to shake only if I am not in the right gear or the road is extra bumpy. Otherwise they are reasonably "calm" to get a good view.

I am still getting used to the "nimble" feeling of this motorcycle. It handles much better than I had expected and gear shifting is quite smooth.

More updates in due course.

Sincerely

Iyer





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Re: New C5: Impressions after 1 week of riding
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2011, 07:07:37 PM »
The stalling and lumpy motor is normal till 1000 miles or so. Mine is at 2100 now and its a lot smoother and nicer to ride. There is a pretty obvious break-in period on this uce motor - I haven't noticed this big a difference on my three other bikes or vehicles I've owned.

You can pull the idle up a bit on your own - just a brass screw on the right side. Using a right angle driver makes it easy. Just go in small increments and blip after adjusting.

Congrats!

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Re: New C5: Impressions after 1 week of riding
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2011, 07:11:35 PM »
Congratulations on your new bike. I keep lovin' mine more each time I ride it! There's been alot of posts about the shifting and I had a stint of false neutrals for a bit and I tried all kinds of different techniques. They just completely went away on their own and I can't for the life of me figure out what I did differently. I think its a zen thing. The main fix is to just ride it often! ;D

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Re: New C5: Impressions after 1 week of riding
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2011, 07:22:10 PM »
It just keeps getting better ;D
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Re: New C5: Impressions after 1 week of riding
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2011, 07:28:12 PM »
Be sure to get ahold of the right screw. The brass one referred to is the 1/2" diameter one on the top of the injector in the hole. There is also a smaller screw that looks like it should be the idle adjustment on the side by the throttle cable attachment wheel. Don't mess with that one! It is tied to the Engine Management software and needs the computer to be adjusted properly.
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Re: New C5: Impressions after 1 week of riding
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2011, 07:56:57 PM »
Orrrrr...you could change out that Bosch plug for a NGK....worked for my C5... Congrates on the bike, sorry they didnt have any RED ones available  :-\ ... Have Fun  ;D

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Re: New C5: Impressions after 1 week of riding
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2011, 08:04:08 PM »
Silly boy. CHROME and G5 is the way for speed, style & class.  ::) ;)
Nevertheless, congrats on the new bike, no doubt you will enjoy it regardless. It will improve greatly over the next thousand miles or so. The NGK plug is a great improvement on the stock one, and the iridium is even better.
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Re: New C5: Impressions after 1 week of riding
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2011, 12:30:29 AM »
Silly boy. CHROME and G5 is the way for speed, style & class.  ::) ;)
Nevertheless, congrats on the new bike, no doubt you will enjoy it regardless. It will improve greatly over the next thousand miles or so. The NGK plug is a great improvement on the stock one, and the iridium is even better.

Which iridium plug would be recommended here?

Cheers  :)

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Re: New C5: Impressions after 1 week of riding
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2011, 12:52:00 AM »
I would hold off on adjusting the idle until you get close to 1000 miles on the clock, I experienced similar issues with stalls initially, but they seem to have mostly worked out now. Just learn to listen and give the throttle the slightest turn to get the rpm's up a bit. If you are still having problems after the run-in, then you can adjust the idle screw and have a more permanent fix that is appropriate. I've also heard that replacing the spark plug and exhaust can help this situation quite a bit, but I haven't tried yet (will hopefully be doing exhaust this weekend if the shipping gods are kind  ;D)

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Re: New C5: Impressions after 1 week of riding
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2011, 05:26:30 AM »
Which iridium plug would be recommended here?

Cheers  :)

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Re: New C5: Impressions after 1 week of riding
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2011, 11:17:52 PM »
Gone, cash in hand  ;D

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Re: New C5: Impressions after 1 week of riding
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2011, 02:15:00 AM »
The more you ride the more you will realize you are a one person parade. Also if your like me you'll have a big stupid smile on your face the entire time ;D. 900 miles and racking them up.

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Re: New C5: Impressions after 1 week of riding
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2011, 12:44:34 PM »
The more you ride the more you will realize you are a one person parade.
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Re: New C5: Impressions after 1 week of riding
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2011, 03:45:12 PM »
The more you ride the more you will realize you are a one person parade. Also if your like me you'll have a big stupid smile on your face the entire time ;D.

++1 ;D
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