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Author Topic: G5 Completes 5000 miles !!!  (Read 2619 times)

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G5 Completes 5000 miles !!!
« on: March 22, 2010, 01:48:42 AM »
My black stallion, G5, has ran 5000 miles since I bought it about one year ago - 2 weeks shy of one year. I stopped at that moment and took some pictures of odometer and the surroundings. I was at a horse farm by the river in NJ.  ;D

  
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Re: G5 Completes 5000 miles !!!
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2010, 01:56:16 AM »
I'm proud for you, it was a fun 5000 wasn't it.
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Re: G5 Completes 5000 miles !!!
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2010, 02:10:41 AM »
I'm proud for you, it was a fun 5000 wasn't it.
Yes ! It has been great fun.  As you have noticed, the bike gets better with mileage.  I must say that I do take extra care of it and I enjoy that too !  And the bike responds ! 
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Re: G5 Completes 5000 miles !!!
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2010, 02:59:09 AM »
CONGRADULATIONS!!!
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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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2010, 03:24:22 AM »
Congrats, looks good and I like the windscreen.
I can break it better,,,,at night, in the rain, on the trail,, 20 miles from nowhere.

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Re: G5 Completes 5000 miles !!!
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2010, 04:31:39 AM »
Yes congratulations Singhg5, it's reports like yours that give us lower mileage riders confidence in out chosen machines.

Cheers  :)

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Re: G5 Completes 5000 miles !!!
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2010, 08:39:55 AM »
Congrats Ji!
Hears wishing you another 5000 trouble free miles.

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Re: G5 Completes 5000 miles !!!
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2010, 03:32:47 PM »
As you have noticed, the bike gets better with mileage.  I must say that I do take extra care of it and I enjoy that too !  And the bike responds ! 

I could not agree more with you, Singhg5!
Give them the extra care and they'll give you back the extra miles.
The bikes seem to mature around 3K. They run smoother, faster and the fun factor just keeps increasing.
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
It is good to ride
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« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2010, 04:34:44 PM »
Terrific!
I wish you many more pleasant miles!

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« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2010, 06:49:04 PM »
Br. singhg5,

 Now that fussing and sorting is no longer required, what do you UCE guys do with all the extra time you have on your hands ?  ;D


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« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2010, 10:01:55 PM »
CONGRADULATIONS!!!
Thanks Papa Juan.
Love your colorful ways of writing and your great personality.

Yes congratulations Singhg5, it's reports like yours that give us lower mileage riders confidence in out chosen machines.

Cheers  :)
Thanks Hocko:
Keep on riding with confidence in your machine and writing about your experiences.

Congrats Ji!
Hears wishing you another 5000 trouble free miles.

Ron JI: 
Thanks.  Good to hear from you after some days.  Your valuable suggestions and technical expertise is very helpful.  I did adjust my Idle the way you had told (by turning the brass large screw) and I am so much happier with it. 

I could not agree more with you, Singhg5!
Give them the extra care and they'll give you back the extra miles.
The bikes seem to mature around 3K. They run smoother, faster and the fun factor just keeps increasing.
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Terrific!
I wish you many more pleasant miles!

Thanks REAZ and Ace.cafe. 
 
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Re: G5 Completes 5000 miles !!!
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2010, 10:11:39 PM »
Br. singhg5,

 Now that fussing and sorting is no longer required, what do you UCE guys do with all the extra time you have on your hands ?  ;D

Br. Ice:

Uh ! I keep looking at the under belly of the bike, by kneeling on the ground and sticking my face close to the center stand looking up towards the oil drain plug, but ... ???. NO LEAKS.  Only my pants get dirty by kneeling on the ground so now I got to wash them !

 
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Re: G5 Completes 5000 miles !!!
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2010, 11:33:04 PM »
On the topic of caring for RE G5, I have discussed all of them in detail in the forum throughout the one year period.  In brief, I have done the following -

Parts Added -
1. Padded Back Rest.
2. Windshield.
3. Diamond Engine Bar.
4. A small video camera case - attached to back rest - for small items.

Maintenance -
1. Changed spark plug once.
2. Changed battery to Yuasa maintenance free.
3. Adjusted the chain once.
4. Tyre pressure 18-20 psi front and 24 psi rear.
5. Washed frequently with S100 Total Cycle Cleaner and polished with Original Spray Cleaner and Polish.
6. Lubed cables and hinges with WD40 or/and Maxima Chain / Cable Lube after each wash or as needed.
7. Lubed chain with Maxima Chain Wax or heavy oil 85 after each wash.
8. Changed both pilot bulbs.
9. Added Star Tron Fuel Treatment (blue) to gas tank with each fill in winter months.
10. Adjusted idle speed once.
11. Adjusted clutch cable as needed.
12. Tightened all nuts / bolts / screws after first 3 months and then every 6 months.

Alterations -
1. Disconnected side stand engine-off cable permanently.

Oil and oil filter Change and Screen Cleaning -
I have purposely separated it from the Maintenance because of the history of my bike.  This was one of the first units to arrive in US and its transmission parts did not have enough clearance.  During the first few months, we were riding slowly to break the engine. We heard grinding noises from transmission and metallic particles were coming off into the oil and collecting on drain plug and screen.  I did 4 oil changes in the first 1000 miles. I had used Yamalube motorcycle semi-synthetic 20w-50 oil.

Then these bikes were recalled by RE manufacturer and transmission was rebuilt with correct parts. Still  there was larger than expected amounts of 'stuff' - combination of metal parts and excess sealant was dripping down in the transmission/engine that needed to be cleared and removed.  Frequent oil change was the way to keep engine clean and safe.  By then I had shifted to Motul semi-synthetic 15w-50 oil, except once when I used fully synthetic oil.

In total, 6 oil changes, filter changes,and screen cleanings in 5000 miles !  Since these early manufacturing problems of transmission have been fixed, you won't need so many oil changes.  You may choose to follow the manufacturer's manual guidelines or your own intuition, or follow the recommendations of knowledgeable rider you trust.  

In the end RE tells you what it wants, just listen and look for what it is saying ! And Keep on  ;D
« Last Edit: April 12, 2010, 06:24:24 PM by singhg5 »
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Re: G5 Completes 5000 miles !!!
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2010, 05:42:53 AM »
Congratulations! Beautiful bike!  :)

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« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2010, 05:47:09 AM »
Zooming in at the pictures I noticed there is a wire hanging loose (just below the saddle)?

Very nice back rest. Where did you get it?
Does anyone know if this one also fits an iron Electra5S?
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« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2010, 03:53:04 PM »
Congratulations! Beautiful bike!  :)
Icarus:
Thanks.  It has been a quite a while since I saw your post.
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Re: G5 Completes 5000 miles !!!
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2010, 04:12:57 PM »
Zooming in at the pictures I noticed there is a wire hanging loose (just below the saddle)?

Very nice back rest. Where did you get it?
Does anyone know if this one also fits an iron Electra5S?

The loose wire, below the saddle, was actually for Heated Gloves.  It was connected to the battery terminals.  Now the temperature is better, I have removed that wire.

I had bought this back rest from CMW here in US.  I have close up pictures of the back rest in the forum and you can see the details and compare to the seat and frame of Electra5S.  Here is the link with detailed pictures or call CMW.

http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/forum/index.php/topic,4215.msg47354.html#msg47354

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« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2010, 08:10:05 PM »
I had bought this back rest from CMW here in US.  I have close up pictures of the back rest in the forum and you can see the details and compare to the seat and frame of Electra5S.  Here is the link with detailed pictures or call CMW.

http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/forum/index.php/topic,4215.msg47354.html#msg47354
Checked CMW's webshop. They have a few but not the same as yours.
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« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2010, 04:20:54 PM »
Checked CMW's webshop. They have a few but not the same as yours.
Icarus:

First - The catalog and website of CMW does not have exact pictures of backrests. The actual product is slightly different than what is shown under part number Z90167.

Second - Two different versions of backrests are listed under same part number Z90167.  One version fits older Bullets and other fits G5.  

I spoke with Tim at CMW and verified the info.  I would suggest you to call Tim at CMW and explain your model and then order by phone so that you can get backrest that fits your bike.


  
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Re: G5 Completes 5000 miles !!!
« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2011, 05:53:03 PM »
Just wanted to revive an old thread since I just hit 5000 on my C5 on the way to work today.  Go me!  Go me!  :P

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« Reply #20 on: February 09, 2011, 05:58:09 PM »
Keep your knee's in the breeze :D
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« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2011, 06:17:09 PM »
Just wanted to revive an old thread since I just hit 5000 on my C5 on the way to work today.  Go me!  Go me!  :P

Great going Scott ! 
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« Reply #22 on: February 09, 2011, 08:39:02 PM »
Just wanted to revive an old thread since I just hit 5000 on my C5 on the way to work today.  Go me!  Go me!  :P

Scott

That's about a hundred thousand in Iron Barrel miles, isn't it? Haw haw haw!  ::)
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« Reply #23 on: February 09, 2011, 09:02:02 PM »
Is that measured more in maint hours than actual miles?  ;)  I say that and yet I still want an Iron Barrel with no e-start.  Y'know, just to tinker with on the side, maybe make it a Fireball cafe bike.  Sometimes it's probably better that my poskets aren't as deep as my imagination.

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« Reply #24 on: February 09, 2011, 10:37:19 PM »
Is that measured more in maint hours than actual miles?  ;)  I say that and yet I still want an Iron Barrel with no e-start.  Y'know, just to tinker with on the side, maybe make it a Fireball cafe bike.  Sometimes it's probably better that my poskets aren't as deep as my imagination.

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 :D :D :D Good point! Hahaha! I think an Iron Barrel that was all FireBalled up would be a neat bike! I may take the plunge if one of mine ever takes a dump on me .... the way I ride the Iron Barrels tho, it ain't too likely ..... if Buick made a motorcycle, I'd have one ... heeheehee! ...... in the left lane ..... with the turn signal on ........  ::)

I hear you on the pockets versus the imagination, too ..... I'd be ........ LENO!  ;)
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« Reply #25 on: February 10, 2011, 12:37:07 AM »
..... I'd be ........ LENO!  ;)

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« Reply #26 on: February 10, 2011, 12:46:36 AM »
He has lots of cool stuff.  Electric cars, steam cars, a moto with a helicopter turbine engine.  I hope one day he opens a museum.  I'll spend a few days there if he does.

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« Reply #27 on: February 10, 2011, 01:22:53 AM »
It's amazing the amount of "regular" stuff that he has as well ...... He is MY hero, too .... and he is about unassuming for who he is. The denim shirt is what he wears - even at Concours de Elegance events ..... you gotta like that guy if you are a car or bike nut. The REALLY cool thing about him is that he'll lay a hand on the stuff .... he was apparently a pretty good wrench back "in the day" - he made his living doing it - and still twists a wrench from time to time.
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« Reply #28 on: February 10, 2011, 02:02:09 AM »
 Bikes are like kids, you always worry if you'll have enough money for all of them, but you always seem to manage. Go into hock.......Hide the cash from the wife? You know, what ever it takes  ::) 
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« Reply #29 on: February 10, 2011, 03:09:38 AM »
Just wanted to revive an old thread since I just hit 5000 on my C5 on the way to work today.  Go me!  Go me!  :P

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Congrats Br. D.S. !


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« Reply #30 on: February 10, 2011, 03:22:50 AM »
Bikes are like kids, you always worry if you'll have enough money for all of them, but you always seem to manage. Go into hock.......Hide the cash from the wife? You know, what ever it takes  ::) 

My wife told me to buy the bike, now I'm in hock.  How do I get out?

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« Reply #31 on: February 10, 2011, 03:33:07 AM »
 $ave ga$ -ride more  ;D
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« Reply #32 on: February 10, 2011, 05:30:23 AM »
My wife told me to buy the bike, now I'm in hock.  How do I get out?
Scotty , you have mad skillz, work on them on the side, quadruple your pleasure !
We seem to be both lucky in the wife department. Mine was happy to, when I got my first one, that is until I got t-boned , with her on the back at the tender age of 15. Nice pipe burn on her leg, which she likes to remind me of from time to time ::).
Countless years later she tolerates the addiction, there is certainly worse ones ;)
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« Reply #33 on: February 10, 2011, 04:45:18 PM »
Scotty , you have mad skillz, work on them on the side, quadruple your pleasure !
We seem to be both lucky in the wife department. Mine was happy to, when I got my first one, that is until I got t-boned , with her on the back at the tender age of 15. Nice pipe burn on her leg, which she likes to remind me of from time to time ::).
Countless years later she tolerates the addiction, there is certainly worse ones ;)

You married a 15 year old??  :o My wife doesn't like to ride on anything smaller than an ElectraGlide. I can save money by NOT buying that pillion seat.

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« Reply #34 on: February 10, 2011, 05:55:47 PM »
Looks like a classic case of "Get 'em young and train 'em" ......  ::)
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« Reply #35 on: February 10, 2011, 06:02:09 PM »
All my side time these days goes to my 1 year old.  And I was mostly kidding.  While I have some debt that this economy is not helping me get rid of a) it's mostly from things other than motos and b) while I hate it, I'd rather have a little debt and a little motorcycle than none of either.

My wife hasn't been on the RE yet.  She took a couple of rides on the Monster but that was all in the 3 years I owned it.  The pillion on that bike isn't very inviting.  I'm hoping the RE fares better but I'm sure there will be a request for a back rest forthcoming.  Oh, and I think she wants a ladies jacket too, tired of wearing stuff that doesn't fit her curves.  I guess that means more debt but hey, these are good problems to have ;)

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« Reply #36 on: February 10, 2011, 06:40:46 PM »
All my side time these days goes to my 1 year old.  And I was mostly kidding.  While I have some debt that this economy is not helping me get rid of a) it's mostly from things other than motos and b) while I hate it, I'd rather have a little debt and a little motorcycle than none of either.

My wife hasn't been on the RE yet.  She took a couple of rides on the Monster but that was all in the 3 years I owned it.  The pillion on that bike isn't very inviting.  I'm hoping the RE fares better but I'm sure there will be a request for a back rest forthcoming.  Oh, and I think she wants a ladies jacket too, tired of wearing stuff that doesn't fit her curves.  I guess that means more debt but hey, these are good problems to have ;)

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Heh, heh:  Are her curves concave or convex?   ;D
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« Reply #37 on: February 10, 2011, 06:51:25 PM »
There's nothin' I can say here that won't get me in trouble 'cept that I like 'em :)

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« Reply #38 on: February 10, 2011, 07:20:15 PM »
With my wife one of the criteria of me buying my bike is that she liked the way fit on the back.  We tried out several bikes before but she liked the RE most.. She really liked the after market springer pillion I installed also.
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« Reply #39 on: February 10, 2011, 07:23:13 PM »
Darcie and I cannot be on the same motorcycle at the same time - we have SUCH different riding styles that SHE usually ends up steering from the back pegs more than I steer from the front .... Heeheehee! She is better off on her OWN dang motorcycle!
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« Reply #40 on: February 10, 2011, 07:29:10 PM »
I've got the solid mounted pillion for the C5.  It's sturdy but may be a bit narrow being just a padded rectangle.  If she doesn't like it I'll just remove the seat from the frame and either mount a chopper like single seat or make a similar shaped one on my own.

The other thing is the backrest and maybe some handles.  Of all my bikes she like my Kawasaki ZR-7 with Corbin seat the most.  The seat was great and had the tall accessory backrest.  The bike itself had great passenger handles mounted on both sides within easy reach.  It's a shame more bikes don't have those.  Anyway, I'l guessing at some point I'll be talking to a local welder to add backrest and handles to my pillion.  Thouth they look awful when no one is sitting there the pillion comes off in minutes so I'm fine with it.

All this is highly hypothetical right now anyway.  With a 1 year old we don't get time for many together rides and most of my riding is just commutes and the usual travel.  I'll probably get a sidecar for my son in a few years before anyone puts in any serious pillion time.  

That was a big part of picking the C5.  Easy side car attachment makes it a 'family friendly' bike in a few years.  I could have gotten a Ural tourist for near the same price but that's sidecar only and I wanted to be able to ride two wheels until my son is old enough to join in.

Scott
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Re: G5 Completes 5000 miles !!!
« Reply #41 on: February 10, 2011, 09:47:17 PM »
You married a 15 year old??  :o My wife doesn't like to ride on anything smaller than an ElectraGlide. I can save money by NOT buying that pillion seat.

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Looks like a classic case of "Get 'em young and train 'em" ......  ::)
What is wrong with you two ?.. That is just sick ! ....We waited till the legal age of 16 and a half,  I'll have yuz know !.......And we is cousins to....What ? ::)
 
We waited till 23, I guess she figured I wasn't gonna change, and just gave in ;)

 Scotty, good points on the side car. That's partly why I picked one up. She's still a little scared of it, but my boys Ain't ;D
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Re: G5 Completes 5000 miles !!!
« Reply #42 on: February 10, 2011, 10:44:51 PM »
Atta boy! Hahahaha!! TOO funny, GHG!  :D
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Re: G5 Completes 5000 miles !!!
« Reply #43 on: February 11, 2011, 02:58:01 AM »
Atta boy! Hahahaha!! TOO funny, GHG!  :D
There is nothing but loonacy without laughter ;) Gotta get through this cold bleak winter somehow?
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Re: G5 Completes 5000 miles !!!
« Reply #44 on: February 11, 2011, 04:11:09 PM »
There is nothing but loonacy without laughter ;) Gotta get through this cold bleak winter somehow?

Just move here. Temps have been in the 70s, sunny skies, great 2-lane roads through the hills and property values are low. My house is about 1/3 of its peak price. They waited till my re-fi before they collapsed. I'm going for a ride.

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