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BLACKC5

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My C5 Project
« on: April 02, 2013, 08:52:35 AM »
Greetings from down under, I have being visiting the Royal Enfield U.S forum for three years now , and have enjoyed reading all the information and advice that everyone posts , thankyou to all, I can not believe the passion people around the world have for Royal Enfield.
Three years ago, I was looking for a new bike but wanted something different,old looking,but with new technology.
Looked up British Bikes and wandered into the local British Bike Shop in my town, and there she was,I fell in love the first time I saw her my new 2010 C5 Bullet in Black.
I just needed to change a few things to make her mind, I am nearly there ,yet to replace  the front sprocket to 19t and change the chain, will replace the tyres later, and wait for ACE to do their thing, I hope you all like what I have done.

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Re: My C5 Project
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2013, 09:07:35 AM »
Welcome to the forum buddy! Great looking C5 you got there  :D Queensland eh, NSW represent here!  ;D This is a very helpful forum with great people, I'm sure you know this already sicne you've been browsing for 3 yrs  ;)

By the way, I really like that swing arm pivot cap you have with the RE logo. Where did you source that from?
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Re: My C5 Project
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2013, 11:56:01 AM »
Thanks JVS,
You are right about the US forum, you get to see and read what the rest of the world is doing, sometimes you feel like nothing is happening  down here in Oz.
The pivot cap is a fuel cap badge from Hitchcock's in the UK, I've got a few more photos to up load.

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Re: My C5 Project
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2013, 12:46:13 PM »
very nice build......some nice accessories there. how's the seat for comfort
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Re: My C5 Project
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2013, 01:19:01 PM »
Beautiful looking bike!
Nice little details everywhere, and it all goes together very nicely.
Thanks for sharing the pics.
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Re: My C5 Project
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2013, 05:00:09 PM »
  That bike is Nice !   Love the low bars and the hair pin springs on the seat.  Also how the seat and luggage rack have the same angle up..... well done.
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Re: My C5 Project
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2013, 09:05:43 AM »
very nice build......some nice accessories there. how's the seat for comfort
Beautiful looking bike!
Nice little details everywhere, and it all goes together very nicely.
Thanks for sharing the pics.
Thankyou, that means a lot to me, coming from you, now get back to work.

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Re: My C5 Project
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2013, 09:11:02 AM »
very nice build......some nice accessories there. how's the seat for comfort
Thanks wildbill, the seat is good for around town, on long rides I have an air hawk.

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Re: My C5 Project
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2013, 09:17:34 AM »
Found a few more photos.

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Re: My C5 Project
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2013, 11:47:40 AM »
Welcome To The Forum BLACKC5! 
That's a great looking bike.  Very clean from front to back.

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Re: My C5 Project
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2013, 01:21:22 PM »
Hey, the bike looks great. Like the seat. Also like the rear rack. Did you get it from enfield or somewhere else?

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Re: My C5 Project
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2013, 11:46:14 PM »
woudn't mint trying one of those seats. was it a direct fit and the price. had one of the racks -it looks the part too.
any problems wiring up your indicators. i've had a set of those for 6 months -still in the box. i might do it some time
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Re: My C5 Project
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2013, 06:21:09 AM »
Really clean bike.  Lots of subtle touches.

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Re: My C5 Project
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2013, 07:00:25 AM »
Hey, the bike looks great. Like the seat. Also like the rear rack. Did you get it from enfield or somewhere else?
Hi kammer, Thanks, the rear rack is an Enfield stock item, from my dealer.

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Re: My C5 Project
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2013, 07:12:34 AM »
wouldn't mint trying one of those seats. was it a direct fit and the price. had one of the racks -it looks the part too.
any problems wiring up your indicators. I've had a set of those for 6 months -still in the box. i might do it some time
Hi Wildbill, I Had the seat custom made, everything I looked at in life I did not like, its hard to image a seat on a web site, so I had a local guy make it, had to make some L brackets so the seat that came with the bike, can be put back on, I never liked the back light it just looked wrong, the small bullet lights I think look the part , drilling was the hardest part used all the same wiring.

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Re: My C5 Project
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2013, 07:22:31 AM »
Really clean bike.  Lots of subtle touches.

Scott

Thanks Scott, I agree with you, small details make a bike your own.

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Re: My C5 Project
« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2013, 12:33:16 PM »
custom made seat - sounds good. rough idea on price
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Re: My C5 Project
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2013, 07:12:36 AM »
custom made seat - sounds good. rough idea on price
Hi Wildbill,
The guys name is Coxy, he charged me $400.00 to make and custom fit it to the bike.

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Re: My C5 Project
« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2013, 07:55:48 AM »
want to post a few up close photos of the seat - looks nice
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Re: My C5 Project
« Reply #19 on: April 15, 2013, 02:03:06 AM »
Black...Nice bike! How did you attach your RE Fuel Cap covers to the swing arm?
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Re: My C5 Project
« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2013, 09:39:06 AM »
Black...Nice bike! How did you attach your RE Fuel Cap covers to the swing arm?
Hi kc Royal,
I used the swing arm cap the bike comes with, I just had to reshape it to fit the radius shape of the RE fuel cap cover, I used a 2 PAC glue to attach, then after the glue has harden, I pushed the cap on using a little silicon, so no one steals it.

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Re: My C5 Project
« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2013, 10:24:10 AM »
want to post a few up close photos of the seat - looks nice
Hi wildbill,
Sorry I took so long to post the photos you asked for.

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Re: My C5 Project
« Reply #23 on: April 16, 2013, 03:38:10 AM »
that's a nice looking seat if ever i saw one - only drama is could my back handle the ride.
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Re: My C5 Project
« Reply #24 on: April 16, 2013, 04:06:04 AM »
BlackC5,

Very nice job.  Your Royal Enfield is one good looking motorcycle.  I like it!

Royal Enfield people are good people

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Bill

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Re: My C5 Project
« Reply #25 on: April 16, 2013, 06:35:35 AM »
BlackC5,

Very nice job.  Your Royal Enfield is one good looking motorcycle.  I like it!

Royal Enfield people are good people

Cheers,
Bill

Hi Bill,
Thankyou, you are so right about RE owners, why do you think it is ?

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Re: My C5 Project
« Reply #26 on: April 16, 2013, 04:27:13 PM »
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Re: My C5 Project
« Reply #27 on: April 16, 2013, 06:08:50 PM »
Welcome to the Forum, and thanks for sharing the pictures of your bike, really great Job, yes I believe all "RE" Guys and Gals are really great people after all its the "great taste" we all have in common.
I was wondering where you purchased the Tail/brake light and the emblem below the brake light from, I would love to put that on my bike if possible....
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Re: My C5 Project
« Reply #28 on: April 16, 2013, 09:57:14 PM »
It's called a tombstone taillight. There are a bunch of them on Ebay. NFG has them, too.
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Re: My C5 Project
« Reply #29 on: April 17, 2013, 06:02:02 AM »
It's called a tombstone taillight. There are a bunch of them on Ebay. NFG has them, too.
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Thanks Bare..
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Re: My C5 Project
« Reply #30 on: April 17, 2013, 07:29:55 AM »
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Hi gremlin,
 I know you are capable of more......I look forward to your comments.

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Re: My C5 Project
« Reply #31 on: April 17, 2013, 07:41:20 AM »
Welcome to the Forum, and thanks for sharing the pictures of your bike, really great Job, yes I believe all "RE" Guys and Gals are really great people after all its the "great taste" we all have in common.
I was wondering where you purchased the Tail/brake light and the emblem below the brake light from, I would love to put that on my bike if possible....
Cheers
Mark

Hi Mark,
Thankyou, Bare is right, you can buy them from any good bike bits dealer, when you remove the old tail light fitting, there is a large square hole which needs to be covered, I found the RE emblem on the web, their are lots of dealers on the web, its solid brass.

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Re: My C5 Project
« Reply #32 on: April 17, 2013, 04:43:00 PM »
Nice project !

I'm envious of those swing arm caps.....   where did you find them ?
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Re: My C5 Project
« Reply #33 on: June 04, 2013, 04:49:36 PM »
Brilliantly done!
The stock swing arm caps do look a bit cheesy, and I was wondering what to do with them.
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