Are you handy? The best thing to do is go over every nut and bolt you see and make sure they are all tight. Do it again when you get home. And at least once or twice a week until 1500 miles.Make sure the oil and brake fluid are good and that the tire pressurs is right. I'm a C5 owner. G5 people, what's the right front/back pressure for a stock G5?And welcome aboard!Scott
Front tire = 18-22 psi.Rear tire = 24-28 psiMy G5 was very stable with higher tire pressures like 26 psi front/ 30 rear but it rode a little hard and the tires seemed to be a little skittish.At the lower pressures it rides smoother and the steering response is excellent. The only negative I can think of concerning the 2010 models is the lack of a kick starter.I seldom use mine on my 2011 but if I were buying one I would try to use the kickstarters absence as a good reason to lower the price. Since vishuonline says it's NEW, he should know that the new Royal Enfields come with a spare inner tube, throttle cables and clutch cable plus a can of black spray paint. Also, being a new motorcycle it should come with the 2 year unconditional warranty. (The dealers memory might need to be jogged to remember these things). Its also a good idea to ask for a new oil filter because as we all know, their special and will need to be changed at 300 miles.I guess I was lucky because my dealer also made a copy of the UCE Service Manual and the Parts List Manual on a couple of DVD's. He had these as a PDF files so it was just a matter of a minute for him to make them.(I know there are a lot of dealers who won't do this so it forces the owners who want them to buy them from our host but it's worth asking about anyway.)
Anything in particular to watch out with stock tires..?
My 2011 C5 came with front & rear tubes, brake/clutch/throttle cables (4 total), can of touch up paint, and a wrench (?), all in an enfield box. The tool kit was installed on the bike already. I know my owners manual actually has a page listing these items, telling me to make sure my dealer included them. If you have a new bike and they wheren't included I'd ask for them, you're going to need all of them at some point, no sense in paying for them twice. I will say, it is nice to have a friendly, honest dealer. Makes owning the bike that much more enjoyable.
"The chain is another short-lived item. Keep an eye on it and keep it lubed and adjusted. Don't let it destroy your sprockets. You might get 6000 miles out of it..."I wonder if it would be a good idea to have the dealer install a quality x-ring or o-ring chain at time of initial prep, and if the proper size is even available. Still on the fence whether I want to commit to a new C5 or wait for the newly redesigned Guzzi V7, which won't be here in the States til late 2012 or early 2013....
Yep, mine came with extra front and rear tubes, all cables, even the speedo cable, touch up paint, a big wrench and the reflectors. All this is an Enfield cardboard box.I joked that the bike must be a real turd if they feel the need to include so many spares. The guys at the dealership have no sense of humor and did not find it funny.
stock is a standerd 520 chain with a clip master link very easy to install.
You meant 530 chain, no?I'd say you can keep the stock chain if you like but if you notice that it seems to need a lot of adjustment early on then ditch it and get a better one before it eats the sprockets. A good non o-ring chain is about $35.Scott
Any of you folks have a brown paper bag for me to put over my head?Your right. The main oil drain plug is a 19mm hex. I'll go and revise my other posts. no need to worry about exact sizes a good pair of vise gripes is all you need to service and repair the bike