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r80rt

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Re: 1000 miles
« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2009, 06:07:24 AM »
Well, I find the handling to be superb, the front brake is very good and the back is good for a drum, I adjusted the chain one notch on the cams at 800 miles. The suspension is a bit stiff which is good in the curves. The ride is very comfortable. I really find no faults with this bike at all, maybe all the years of riding old relics make me appreciate it more.
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Re: 1000 miles
« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2009, 07:50:18 AM »
r80t, are you able to adjust the rear suspension at all? I was told this is possible. Have you done that at all to see if it will give you a better feel maybe?

r80rt

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Re: 1000 miles
« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2009, 04:27:55 PM »
Yes the shocks are adjustable. Mine came in middle position and I haven't bothered to change it, I like it just fine. My bike has a very good ride, I didn't mean anything negative when I said it was a bit stiff. I spent a lot of money changing springs on a BMW to get the suspension stiffer, the RE needs nothing. There is nothing that feels worse than soft suspension on a curvy road.
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Re: 1000 miles
« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2009, 06:12:58 PM »
I adjusted my rear shocks on my G5 to the softest as I only weigh 150 lbs. It's still a little jarring if you hit a big bump but not bad. It does handle good with the stiffer suspension.

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Re: 1000 miles
« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2009, 02:16:42 PM »
Thanks for your help, rt80. I knew I forgot something though. How are the mirrors? I sat on a standard model, (not C5), and they looked really bad unless you particularly liked looking at your shoulders. I think bar end will look better on the Clubman anyway.

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Re: 1000 miles
« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2009, 03:38:33 PM »
I ditched the rabbit ears immediately in favor of barends, and not only do they work better, they are definately more attactive

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Re: 1000 miles
« Reply #21 on: July 14, 2009, 03:40:10 PM »
Br. Clubman, while riding is different than just sitting on a bike in the showroom, I found the C5 mirrors to be just fine for me.  (I am 5'9" tall and weight 160 lbs., approximately -- not a wide body.)  Best let Br. Dannie (R80RT) give us a more definitive answer on whether or not the mirrors are effective -- 1) a full or a partial view and 2) a shaky or a clear reflection.   ;)
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r80rt

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Re: 1000 miles
« Reply #22 on: July 14, 2009, 04:27:34 PM »
OK, I'm 5'5'' 160lbs and the mirrors work great for me. Much better than on my Bonneville, all I could see were my elbow's on that bike. There is a bit of expected vibration but you can tell what's going on behind you, and I get a full view with them. all in all I'm happy with them. I'll agree the bar ends would look better on a clubman for sure.
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Re: 1000 miles
« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2009, 06:31:51 AM »
Personally I think bar-ends look better on most bikes, excluding Harleys or mikes with ape-hangers.  ;D

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Re: 1000 miles
« Reply #24 on: July 15, 2009, 01:14:40 PM »
Thanks everyone. I'm definitely getting a bar end, probably just one on the right side. (I'm in the UK.) I survived for years on my Morini with no mirrors at all but I can't believe I did so now. But one that's well set up works fine I think.

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Re: 1000 miles
« Reply #25 on: July 15, 2009, 10:28:58 PM »
Can't find your pictures. Are they under "Members Rides"?
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Re: 1000 miles
« Reply #26 on: July 16, 2009, 07:50:22 AM »
Wouldn't go anywhere without my bar-end mirror now. Too many twitchy car drivers - you need to see what  act of  idiocy it is that  they are hatching, and in plenty of time.

I think bar-end mirrors look more purposeful - serious kit for serious riders. Regular stalk-mounted mirrors make a bike look like a Honda step-thru.

The asymmetry of only having one bar-end fitted looks even more hard-rider-ish. Not that we Bullet riders have ever have any inclinations to pose like the Fonze.
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Re: 1000 miles
« Reply #27 on: July 17, 2009, 03:15:00 PM »
Can't find your pictures. Are they under "Members Rides"?

If you mean me, there are no pics as yet. I am waiting to be told my EFI Clubman is ready to collect. (Paid 10% deposit two and a half months ago but the recall is holding things up.) Meanwhile, I'm making decisions on mirrors! I do promise to post to the members gallery once I have it. Love your username by the way.