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Author Topic: Rode the C5 Classic  (Read 1522 times)

luketrash

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Re: Rode the C5 Classic
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2010, 07:20:35 PM »
And there's a military 1999 version for 1800 dollars about 30 miles from my house.
 
My wife already said no way.    I'm working on getting my garage modified to fit more bikes.  Right now parking cars is like a game of Tetris.
 
By the way, if this is a good deal, I'm happy to pass along the information:
 
 http://desmoines.craigslist.org/mcy/1712774375.html

UncleErnie

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Re: Rode the C5 Classic
« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2010, 08:21:34 PM »
Who would marry a woman who tells you to get rid of the bike?!
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Blue Ridge Wheeltor

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Re: Rode the C5 Classic
« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2010, 02:14:14 PM »
Who would marry a woman who tells you to get rid of the bike?!

The seller better get a ring thru his nose while he is at it.
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Re: Rode the C5 Classic
« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2010, 03:23:59 PM »
If buying a motorcycle causes a divorce,  you probably need one ;D
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Re: Rode the C5 Classic
« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2010, 04:54:46 PM »
I love that older military...that looks like a smokin deal, depending on how it runs, etc. I think the color of those bikes reminds me more of the post-war civilian bikes....you know, how so many manufacturers put out bikes in that surplus mil. green?  My 2002 was that color, and really looked the part of a vintage motorcycle.  The newer military is the wrong shade of green, to my eyes.

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Re: Rode the C5 Classic
« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2010, 07:38:21 PM »
It'd be fun to bop up there if I have the weekend free.   Personally, I've ridden a few of the new Bonnevilles and I don't like the 360 degree timed engine that you see on the standard or the T100 version of the bike.  Those bikes bore me, like riding a Honda Nighthawk or something.

Nice C5 write up but having owned an 85 Nighthawk not sure that I agree that it is as boring as you implied especially for what I needed it for - transcontinental journey from Los Angeles, CA to New Jersey that involved 10-12 hour riding days with some desert crossings.  Still have it, and I still remember how much I enjoyed riding it at a brisk pace across Nevada.   

As to the New Bonneville's - in my opinion a fair representation of the originals that manages to retain the feel of the old Bikes especially if you re-jet (pre EFI models), do some "emission  work", and upgrade the exhaust.  Owned both and currently have a 2001 Bonnie in the "stable."

     


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Re: Rode the C5 Classic
« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2010, 10:59:57 PM »
There is an 2008 AVL listed on ebay , current bid is 2220. Bidding ends tonight. Low miles. Amazing deal.