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Author Topic: 19" wheel conversion for C5  (Read 6044 times)

UncleErnie

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Re: 19" wheel conversion for C5
« Reply #150 on: July 31, 2010, 04:53:47 PM »
How about something like this? But extended down further to the lower fender mounts? Maybe a cross brace at the top of the arches? done in 1/2" bar? If done right, it could almost look like a fender stay. Whats the math on something like that look like scotty?



Where's the picture?
Anyhoo- a brace like this was hugely populr on 70's era BMW's.  I forgot the name of the maker, but I think they stopped making them.  Anyway,San Jose BMW (South of San Francisco) does a LOT of raciong research.  I recommend you contact them and get their advice.   
Peronally- I vote for the fork brace.  Steering dampers are more to prevent full-on tank slappers.
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Re: 19" wheel conversion for C5
« Reply #151 on: July 31, 2010, 05:29:43 PM »
Thanks for the input Uncle.I'll check them out. I found it on a google image search of fork braces, way deep into it. That particular one I think was for a Japanese Bike. I did see the BMW ones though.With the Damper, that's what I'm trying to prevent. As speed increases, it's getting to that point. I'm not yet convinced or sure about the front end.I believe it's the same one that's on the G-5, and earlier models. Not sure though. It could be this front end ,combined with this new frame.
Dan.
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Re: 19" wheel conversion for C5
« Reply #152 on: August 04, 2010, 01:50:43 AM »
Oh, by the way,if you do this mod, don't forget to readjust you head light down. ::) Had cars pulling over, and waving me past tonight. :D
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Re: 19" wheel conversion for C5
« Reply #153 on: August 31, 2010, 12:25:37 AM »
 This thread was clouded by the recently found instability issue found at the rear end of my bike. After running the bike with the problem resolved, In my opinion, GET ONE ,YOU WILL LOVE IT!!!!, at least I do. It's the best upgrade for the money you could do for your C-5. If you like the sharper slow speed handleing of the eighteen, then don't get it. But I think the ninteen is a better all around handler.
Dan.
« Last Edit: August 31, 2010, 03:18:38 AM by gashousegorilla »
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Re: 19" wheel conversion for C5
« Reply #154 on: August 31, 2010, 03:23:02 PM »
This thread was clouded by the recently found instability issue found at the rear end of my bike. After running the bike with the problem resolved, In my opinion, GET ONE ,YOU WILL LOVE IT!!!!, at least I do. It's the best upgrade for the money you could do for your C-5. If you like the sharper slow speed handleing of the eighteen, then don't get it. But I think the ninteen is a better all around handler.
Dan.

I'm there with you on this one .... that wheel change and the addition of the 560538 handlebars makes one COMFY ridin' machine ..... I could sit on it ALL day and just go!
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Re: 19" wheel conversion for C5
« Reply #155 on: September 08, 2010, 04:48:51 PM »

Negatives:
Center stand. Not a biggy at all,but it is more difficult to get the bike on and off the center stand.

Another correction after repair. With the correct tire pressure,for me, Center stand is not an issue. A little less clearence under the back wheel now, but on and off the stand, no problem.
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Re: 19" wheel conversion for C5
« Reply #156 on: September 08, 2010, 05:00:24 PM »
When do we get pics of your super cool steering stabilizer install?

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Re: 19" wheel conversion for C5
« Reply #157 on: September 08, 2010, 05:27:11 PM »
When do we get pics of your super cool steering stabilizer install?
Well scotty my friend, I got pics of the stabilizer and the cage, both of which are off the bike. And as YOU know, did not correct the problem I had. To be honest, I would rather not post anymore pics of the modifications I did, prior to finding the problem. Given the thread the other day Questioning "All the tweeks that must be done to make the c-5 stable", I really don't want people to look halfway into a thread and take things out of context. Scotty, with all your deep envolvement and help, I will send them to you if you like. PM me you email address, or tell me how i can send them through a PM.
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Re: 19" wheel conversion for C5
« Reply #158 on: September 08, 2010, 07:36:17 PM »
Yes, good to stop any misinformation. 

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Re: 19" wheel conversion for C5
« Reply #159 on: September 08, 2010, 08:23:20 PM »
By GAWD! If there is any misinformation around here - I'LL pass it along!! Er, ah ...... what is it we were talking about again?  ::) Heeheehee! (Sorry boys - HAD to .... )
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Re: 19" wheel conversion for C5
« Reply #160 on: May 20, 2011, 03:32:04 AM »
GHG,
What size tire did you put in the front?  Is that a 90/90-19?  My apologies if I missed that in another post.

Did you retain the stock size rear tire?

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Re: 19" wheel conversion for C5
« Reply #161 on: May 20, 2011, 03:00:02 PM »
GHG,
What size tire did you put in the front?  Is that a 90/90-19?  My apologies if I missed that in another post.

Did you retain the stock size rear tire?

GSS
Yes  and Yes.... The Avon road rider 90/90/19 fit perfect under the front fender. No clearance issues. Just make sure that the fender and stays are adjusted correctly. You know, like they should be. With no rubbing on the fork shrouds, nice and straight etc.
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Re: 19" wheel conversion for C5
« Reply #162 on: May 21, 2011, 01:47:53 AM »
GHG,
Thanks for your prompt reply. I haven't had any stability issues, but do like the looks of the 19 inch wheel as well as the potential for improved handling. I did have to adjust the front fender stays the day I got my bike....it was off kilter and scraping a shock.

Has anyone measured how much the rake angle changes with the larger wheel? I am tempted to put on a larger rear as in the IDM C5, but that will likely negate some of the rake improvement up front.
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Re: 19" wheel conversion for C5
« Reply #163 on: May 21, 2011, 02:44:44 AM »
 I love the look GSS, It improves the over all appearance.... but that's subjective. See page 8 of this thread. And ScooterBob has a pix of his as well  here:


http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/forum/index.php/topic,6128.0.html

I have not measured the new rake angle, but your talking a I'' difference, couple Degree rake difference? Interesting idea about going 19" rear....? It would probably fit?  Might look Cool.
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Re: 19" wheel conversion for C5
« Reply #164 on: May 21, 2011, 03:17:14 AM »
Your 90/90-19  = 25.5" is closer in diameter to the stock rear 110/80-18 =25.2" and sure looks great.  The OEM front 90/90-18 =24.4" does seem a bit puny for a Bullet.

The Indian Classic 500 (US C5) does seem to look a bit more robust with a 120/80-18 =25.7" rear as OEM.
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