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r80rt

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C5 Specs
« on: February 16, 2009, 10:07:35 PM »
I'm trying to find the seat height on the C5 with no luck, anyone know what it is?
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Re: C5 Specs
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2009, 12:32:26 AM »
totalmotorcycle.com has it down as 30 inches.  Makes sense to me, since that's consistent with the current crop of bikes.  They might be off by a bit since the factory seat is a springer, but it hardly matters.  If you can get your leg over a current generation Enfield, the newer ones should be no problem.
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Re: C5 Specs
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2009, 12:51:17 AM »
That sounds good to me, about the same as my Bonnie.
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Re: C5 Specs
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2009, 02:23:04 PM »
Hi
Don't want to quibble about a few old inches ,but my brochure (UK) says seat height is 790 mm which in old money is 31.1in.(don't forgett this model has smaller wheels than than the G5.)
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Re: C5 Specs
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2009, 07:35:01 PM »
Hi
Don't want to quibble about a few old inches ,but my brochure (UK) says seat height is 790 mm which in old money is 31.1in.(don't forgett this model has smaller wheels than than the G5.)
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Yes Martyn -
790mm works out at 2' 7" in old money - for the C5
The G5 is listed as 820 mm which is about 2' 8"
The trial variant is 800mm & the clubmen 790mm
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Re: C5 Specs
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2009, 10:36:12 PM »
Thanks for the info, an inch or two is important to my short legs :D
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Re: C5 Specs
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2009, 11:36:15 PM »
Thanks for the info, an inch or two is important to my short legs :D

I also have short legs, however, I've sat on bikes with a 31' to 32' saddle height and still both my feet flat on the ground. The trick is if the manufacturer has built a seat that in the front narrows on the sides in the proper place, then touching the ground is easier than one with a straighter seat.

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Re: C5 Specs
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2009, 01:36:38 AM »
"I also have short legs, however, I've sat on bikes with a 31' to 32' saddle height and still both my feet flat on the ground. The trick is if the manufacturer has built a seat that in the front narrows on the sides in the proper place, then touching the ground is easier than one with a straighter seat."  PhilJ

Amen, Brother Phil... and, judging by the pictures of the seat's configuration, the seat height on the C5 should not be a problem for the 30" inseamers like me!    ;)
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Re: C5 Specs
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2009, 08:04:37 AM »
I'm about 6' but have had a number of hip & leg ops over the last few yers - my problem is "getting me leag over ;)" - I have no chance of getting on a bike with a top box fitted as I have to use 'a slide over from the back' type technique. Even the sissy bar on the current model causes me probems  >:(
The C5 type or anyting with a single seat is just much easy for me when it somes to getting on or off - the other option is to carry a set of steps along with me or find a high curb!  :-[
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Re: C5 Specs
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2009, 12:36:59 PM »
I have a hip and knee that are worn out from years of kickstarting motorcycles, and a 30'' inseam. I can understand what you mean about getting on a bike. I gave up top boxes and sissybars years ago, I'm looking for a lighter weight bike with a fairly low seat these days.
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Re: C5 Specs
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2009, 01:59:32 PM »
I also have a 30" inseam.

And I like to be able to put my foot down easily at a stoplight.

I have sat on some of the popular modern bikes, and they are so tall that I can't feel comfortable on them.

I agree that a narrow-profile seat can really help.
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Re: C5 Specs
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2009, 08:12:26 PM »
I was at a large m/c store a while back trying out 650 dual sports, and with all of them I was tippy toe at best. I'm 5' 10''.

I worked in Japan a few years back and noticed that in a crowd I was about a head taller than most. I wonder if the 650 bike frames  are lower there, anyone know ?
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Re: C5 Specs
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2009, 01:46:06 AM »
I've just found a solo seat lowering kit in the parts and accessories catalog, I'll need one of those.
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