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Author Topic: My C5 has 170 miles on it and is in the shop!  (Read 2056 times)

Joel-in-dallas

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Re: My C5 has 170 miles on it and is in the shop!
« Reply #45 on: May 13, 2013, 01:33:58 AM »
I rode the G5 for several little trips around Dallas this weekend. Its been running great and I had a good time. I did have one occasion when I had to swerve out of the way of an SUV, but then I have to do that in my car sometimes too.

I suspect I will take the bike in for its 300 mile maintenance very soon because its up to 220 miles already.

singhg5

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Re: My C5 has 170 miles on it and is in the shop!
« Reply #46 on: May 13, 2013, 03:40:55 AM »
I rode the G5 for several little trips around Dallas this weekend. Its been running great and I had a good time.

Good Times are back  :) !

It is amazing that once you are on a RE that runs well, it brings back grin on the face and you forgive its quirks ! Enjoy.

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Ducati Scotty

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Re: My C5 has 170 miles on it and is in the shop!
« Reply #47 on: May 13, 2013, 05:34:00 AM »
Every truly good motorcycle is forgiven all its failings the moment it runs well again.   Glad you're back in the saddle.

Scott

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Re: My C5 has 170 miles on it and is in the shop!
« Reply #48 on: May 14, 2013, 06:32:39 PM »
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Re: My C5 has 170 miles on it and is in the shop!
« Reply #49 on: May 17, 2013, 04:58:09 PM »
I'm surprised the dealer at Strokers didn't tell you about the side-stand kill switch? My sales rep there (Allen) told me about it when I bought mine, so the first time it acted up I pulled it off my bike. :)

PS - The only other trouble I think you might run into is apparently RE's have a long 3rd - 4th shift. Since it's a different travel distance than the other gears you might find yourself slipping it into neutral often at these gears. Don't stomp the shifter, stay calm, and apply a firm shift with your foot before letting off the lever.