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Author Topic: C5 and G5 bits  (Read 466 times)

rivers

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C5 and G5 bits
« on: July 05, 2010, 04:24:10 PM »
While reading some other threads I'm getting more and more confused on the new bikes. What are some of the differences between the two bikes besides the "for looks" stuff. Am I correct that C5 doesn't have an amp gauge and the G5 does and the G5 has no kicker but the C5 does? Any other "functional' equipment differences I should be aware of? Been thinking of buying a brand new one, maybe I better do it soon while they still come with seats and handle bars.

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Re: C5 and G5 bits
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2010, 04:50:16 PM »
The C5 has no kicker and no amp gauge, I don't think the G5 has the amp gauge either.
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Re: C5 and G5 bits
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2010, 07:01:18 PM »
Functional differences.

C5- No kick start, 18" wheels, Avon Roadrider tires, 18 tooth front sproket, solo seat, knee pads

G5- Kick start, 19" wheels, Avon Speedmaster tires, 17 tooth front sproket, dual seat, knee pads only on Deluxe

neither have amp gauge

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Re: C5 and G5 bits
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2010, 08:15:36 PM »
Thanks guys. Sheesh I don't mind putting money into a new bike but not putting money into one just to outfit it the way it should have come from the factory. Thought it pretty cheap not to have a trip meter but to lose the ampmeter too is a bit much.

RE if you're trying to save money lose the chrome doodads not the essentials.

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Re: C5 and G5 bits
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2010, 09:02:28 PM »
The c5 does have a low fuel warning light. It did bother me in the beginning to not have a tripometer, But it turned out not to be that big of a deal.  The biker never needs gas ;)
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Re: C5 and G5 bits
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2010, 09:53:27 PM »
And the C5 costs a few hundred dollars more,  Not sure I can figger why, but it does. ::)
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Re: C5 and G5 bits
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2010, 10:03:06 PM »
"All you need in a motorcycle and nothing more" The other major difference is handling. The C5 has a different rake angle than the G5. The C5 has quicker more neutral handling.