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Author Topic: Riding the G Spot home  (Read 2561 times)

t120rbullet

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Riding the G Spot home
« on: March 28, 2009, 09:19:08 PM »
The weather finally broke and I rode my G5 home yesterday.
Had to go about 25 miles and it was tough keeping it below 40 mph. It feels like it wants to GO.
I had to stop about 5 miles into the trip and move the shifter up a notch. Couldn't get my boot under it every time.

Here's my short list of cons,
Passenger pegs won't stay up. The little ball detent is a bit anemic for the job.
Handle bars are uncomfortable for me, hurt my wrist and shoulder.
Mirrors give me a nice view of my jacket pockets.
Can't think of anything else!
Everything else?  All pros!
The bike seems to be a bit heaver in the front than my older ones.
Very stable just like the older ones.

Put a couple of pics in "Members Rides".

Gotta go, got a real Enfield engine that's dying to get into a frame :D
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Re: Riding the G Spot home
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2009, 09:36:42 PM »
I'm happy you got her home! The pict's are great too, keep us posted on it.
« Last Edit: March 28, 2009, 09:39:05 PM by r80rt »
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Re: Riding the G Spot home
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2009, 02:10:39 AM »
Congratulations, I always respect your posts CJ and I look forward to hearing what you think of it as it breaks in and as you mod it.

Take care,
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Re: Riding the G Spot home
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2009, 02:33:56 AM »
CJ, way to go!!!

CONGRADULATIONS!!!
Long live the Bullets and those who ride them!

Keep the shiny side up, the boots on the pegs and best REgards,

Papa Juan

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Re: Riding the G Spot home
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2009, 05:43:28 PM »
Man oh man oh man oh man!  Thats a sharp looking bike!   Im deep into saving up for that model even ask I type.  Especially love that front fender. One question, how adaptable is it for a solo seat?

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Re: Riding the G Spot home
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2009, 05:57:58 PM »
GOOD ON YOU!!!
    you know I'M JEALOUS!!

What did your wife get out of the deal??
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Re: Riding the G Spot home
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2009, 06:22:48 PM »
Well, folks, do you now see how the "Electra looks evaporate" on the G5, after taking a look at the pictures CJ posted?  (The only reminders of the Electra are the capsule-looking tool boxes -- the box on the right side is the tool box; the one on the left side is a dummy.)

Brother Zonutt, you are correct, that "beefy" front fender is drop-dead-gorgeous!
Long live the Bullets and those who ride them!

Keep the shiny side up, the boots on the pegs and best REgards,

Papa Juan

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Re: Riding the G Spot home
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2009, 09:17:23 PM »
My only question... What is the chrome pill under the tool box on the right side?
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Re: Riding the G Spot home
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2009, 09:27:44 PM »
The chrome pill is the tool box.  The black cover, above the tool box, houses the air filter.
Long live the Bullets and those who ride them!

Keep the shiny side up, the boots on the pegs and best REgards,

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Re: Riding the G Spot home
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2009, 10:13:53 PM »
Nice looking bike!
Hope you have many years of enjoyment from her!
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Re: Riding the G Spot home
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2009, 02:11:46 PM »
Nice bike! I hope at least one of the crates the importer for Greece has stuck at the customs in the port of Athens (for 2 weeks now, latest word: it'll take another week at least) will contain the Deluxe (DL) version of this one. Then it's only a solo saddle and a sports silencer away from me...  ;D
I wonder how a 21" trials front wheel would look on it, the Cretan mountains are in bloom and screaming out for me.
« Last Edit: March 30, 2009, 02:18:58 PM by oriste »
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Re: Riding the G Spot home
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2009, 09:51:38 PM »
Thanks all.
My wife got nothing out of this deal. One can not give in every time.

If this one gives me 1/2 as good service as my 99 I'll be a happy man.
If it exceeds that I'll be even happier!

I haven't had a chance to go out on it again. Put the motor back in the 99 Sat. and had a booth at a swap meet on Sun.
Woke up this morning and everything was white again so I took the white one out this afternoon for my after work psychological realignment.
When will it ever end? (winter that is)
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Re: Riding the G Spot home
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2009, 01:55:38 PM »
Any updates, Brother CJ?
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Keep the shiny side up, the boots on the pegs and best REgards,

Papa Juan

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Re: Riding the G Spot home
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2009, 02:45:25 PM »
Any updates, Brother CJ?

Nope, the weather is not being too cooperative at the moment. Plus working 6 days a week ain't leaving too much time.
I have been staring at in the garage though. It needs more places to hook bungee cords to before I take it on a trip.
The old classics had no end of places to hook things to all of which have been eliminated on the Electra chassis.
I wonder if the Electra chrome saddle bag brackets will fit the G5?
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Re: Riding the G Spot home
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2009, 04:09:28 PM »
any chance of modifying that rack you've got on the "99" and mounting
it on the new one?? It seemed to be very functional and looked pretty good as well.
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