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Author Topic: C5 and G5 weight passanger weight capicitys  (Read 778 times)

powder22

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C5 and G5 weight passanger weight capicitys
« on: September 25, 2012, 08:56:21 PM »
just looking to get advice on weather a C5 or G5 could handle a 6 ft tall
 210 Lbs driver (me) and a passenger of the same or would it be too much weight will do mostly around town riding but would like to do occasional rides  2 hours or so through the rolling hills of central Virginia not looking to do high speeds just casual cruising thanks 

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Re: C5 and G5 weight passanger weight capicitys
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2012, 11:49:57 PM »
There is 48 army guys on the 500 that is under there. So, unless she is lying about her weight...
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Re: C5 and G5 weight passanger weight capicitys
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2012, 12:58:21 AM »
There is 48 army guys on the 500 that is under there. So, unless she is lying about her weight...
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Re: C5 and G5 weight passanger weight capicitys
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2012, 01:38:44 AM »
I took my 200 pound self, my 160 pound girlfriend and 50 pounds of gear from the Pacific Ocean, across California on the interstate, and over 10,000 feet elevation to the eastern Sierra and back in two days. It was no problem!

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Re: C5 and G5 weight passanger weight capicitys
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2012, 01:40:05 AM »
Just because it's possible ...... doesn't make it comfortable, or, a good idea.
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Re: C5 and G5 weight passanger weight capicitys
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2012, 01:44:04 AM »
I should add that I fabricated a custom pillion seat. The stock pillion seats aren't very wide. Make sure your pillion tries it out before you buy.

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Re: C5 and G5 weight passanger weight capicitys
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2012, 03:14:32 AM »
According to the owners manual for the C5 the maximum payload is 178 kg which is about 392 pounds.

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Re: C5 and G5 weight passanger weight capicitys
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2012, 03:47:08 AM »
What will help is a set of Hagon shocks properly sprung and NOT running Dunlop K70's. The Avon AM26 the C5 comes with has nice stiff sidewalls.
Mind your ground clearance while cornering and enjoy.
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Re: C5 and G5 weight passanger weight capicitys
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2012, 08:53:25 AM »
The down hill parts will be a lot easier than the up hill parts.
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Re: C5 and G5 weight passanger weight capicitys
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2012, 12:56:37 PM »
The down hill parts will be a lot easier than the up hill parts.

Unless you have to stop !!!    :o
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Re: C5 and G5 weight passanger weight capicitys
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2012, 04:42:21 PM »
You could always get two bikes to remove any doubts.   ;)  A C5 and a G5 riding together would get more than a bit of attention.
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Re: C5 and G5 weight passanger weight capicitys
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2012, 06:34:17 PM »
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