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Author Topic: My C5 is in the shop already :(  (Read 7401 times)

JamesC5

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My C5 is in the shop already :(
« on: May 18, 2009, 04:46:46 PM »
Hey all

Well, I have been riding my RE much more the past week, and I was planning on posting an update as I've been having a blast. She's still only at 300 miles, so early in the break in, so if anything I've been riding over cautiously, not revving high, think the fastest speed I've hit is 45mph etc.

Well, today I was in a parking lot looking for a space, slowly cruising in 1st looking for a spot when the bike started lurching and then stalled. The clutch handle became very loose, the gear lever was basically stuck, and the bike wouldn't free-roll. Engine light was on.

I was in the middle of the road, so had to wheel to a space, but the bike didn't want to move. I was able to move it into a space very slowly, a couple of wheel rotations at a time, and put it on the side stand.

Once there, I took a look. The clutch was loose from the biting point up, but tight below, it was still connected though so not undone or snapped. The gear lever as I said before, wasn't budging, and now the electrics weren't working at all. Ie no lights, no indicator bulbs etc.

My girlfriend rode on to Torre cycles down the street (luckily) and they came by in the van, by that time (about an hour after it died), the bike was more responsive, switching out of gear and the electrics coming on.

Once at Torre the mechanic had a brief look, he said it seemed more major than a simple clutch cable malfunction, the words seriously wrong came up but who knows at this point. I've left her in their capable hands but I'm gutted my new baby is in the shop already :(

Will keep you all up to date when I hear anything.

James
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Re: My C5 is in the shop already :(
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2009, 04:55:59 PM »
Warrantees are nice things. You'll come out of it all right.

Let's hope it's not too serious.
Sounds like your dealer is a good one.
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Re: My C5 is in the shop already :(
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2009, 04:57:48 PM »
Br. James, I urge you to relax until you get the final diagnosis for what ails your baby.  Lastly, I remind you that our biggets fears do not typically come to pass!
Long live the Bullets and those who ride them!

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Re: My C5 is in the shop already :(
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2009, 04:59:20 PM »
James sorry to hear about your troubles & hope it isnt anything too serious. You sound like you have been really nurturing the bike so it wont be anything youve done sometimes these things just happen.

I guess you were lucky in one respect Im guessing you broke down in Torquay where the RE dealer is situated!

Keep us posted
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Re: My C5 is in the shop already :(
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2009, 05:26:44 PM »
Yup luckily! We were going to drop by for a visit but they were on lunch so went on to the shops a mile away when it happened, so very glad it wasn't on the Moores or anything.
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Re: My C5 is in the shop already :(
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2009, 08:29:58 PM »
 :( Wow, sorry to hear about your bike trouble.  I am sure it will be fine.  Hang in there and keep us posted.

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Re: My C5 is in the shop already :(
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2009, 09:21:10 PM »
I hope it's an easy quick fix, no fun at all to have a new bike in the shop.
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Re: My C5 is in the shop already :(
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2009, 01:23:24 AM »
Like I've posted before James, the first lot of you are in some ways the fish in the fishbowl. I am sure when all is sorted with these new models the warranty will revert back to one year (lets hope not). Will hope fore the best for you (quick fix), but in case of the worst we will see first hand how your dealership deals with these problems. They seem to be on the ball from what you have passed on to us. Good luck with your ride, and please keep us updated.

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Re: My C5 is in the shop already :(
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2009, 04:02:48 PM »
Well I just got a call from Torre. Not looking good. The gear box seems quite messed up, and it's not going into 4th at all now (always seemed to be odd going 3-4).

Also because it's the new kid on the bloke, RE want my bike brought back to them to check it out, so they're sending a truck to get it.

I just called them directly, to see whats going on and ask if I can get something from them to ride in the meantime as it's my only means of transport but they're going to get back to me.

James
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Re: My C5 is in the shop already :(
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2009, 05:06:23 PM »
James,
Sounds like this could work fine for you in the long run.
They will not doubt make sure your C5 is in top shape before you get her back.
Other then missing out on good riding season.
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Re: My C5 is in the shop already :(
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2009, 07:12:11 PM »
James - thanks for the update.

Lets hope Watsonian Squire are prepared to provide you with a courtesy bike while they investigate. I think you purchased one of the bikes from the first shipment (of about 35 in black). There was a posting on the enfield yahoo groups with a lady having problems but not sure if C5 or Electra

I'm pretty sure I read that it's the same transmission & clutch they used in the previous electra.


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Re: My C5 is in the shop already :(
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2009, 07:42:02 PM »
Sorry to hear that James but I do think you'll get support from Watsonian.

I'm at 250 miles with a less than perfect 3/4 gearchange, do I carry on riding? I think so, until they reach a definitive conclusion all I can do is maintain it properly and see what happens.


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Re: My C5 is in the shop already :(
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2009, 10:27:56 PM »
Br. James, I suggest you think positively about WS getting your tranny sorted out and providing you with a loaner!  I will send you nothing but the most positive vibes from across the pond!  Lots of cheer and not one solitary tear!   :)
Long live the Bullets and those who ride them!

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Re: My C5 is in the shop already :(
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2009, 10:59:28 PM »
thanks everyone.

Trying to stay positive, after all it's just a bike, but it's become my baby so it's a bit disheartening. Hopefully I'll get some good news tomorrow.

Rusty, I'd let your local dealer know of the 3/4 just as a heads up. Mine was never right, I just thought it was a quirk that it didn't want to change gear sometimes but maybe not eh. Just glad it happened while I was going 1mph in a car park and not at speed.
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Re: My C5 is in the shop already :(
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2009, 11:19:56 PM »
Hang in there James, I'm sure you'll be happy with the bike when you get it back.
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