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Author Topic: The C5 19 inch front wheel  (Read 1014 times)

Roger

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The C5 19 inch front wheel
« on: September 20, 2010, 10:51:09 PM »
Since the California bikes should be showing up very soon and I am on a dealers list to buy a C5 when they arrive I was wanting to know a bit about the 19inch wheel upgrade for the C5.  My primary objective is to beef up the front of the bike a bit and avoid the "fat guy on a little bike" look but I don't want to ruin the handling while doing it.   What's the conclusion?  How does it change the bike's handling?  And it's appearance?

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Re: The C5 19 inch front wheel
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2010, 11:53:12 PM »
 Here you go Rodger, some pics for ya. Ruin the Handling? No. Alter the slower speed handling?  A Bit. Negligible though. Better all around? In my opinion, Yes!
Look better? subjective.   Look bigger?  A bit.  Feel Bigger ? yes.
 I personally Love it. I think it's one of the best upgrades for the money, you can do to the C-5. I think It makes the bike MORE versatile.
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Re: The C5 19 inch front wheel
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2010, 12:26:56 AM »
Man - WHAT a great looking bike!! I'll bet it cost a fortune to have the guy build that for you  ;D Heeheehee! I love the 19" baloney on the front of the bike - it fits the fender like it's SUPPOSED to ...... That was a "roll your own" wheel wasn't it?
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Re: The C5 19 inch front wheel
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2010, 12:43:44 AM »
Man - WHAT a great looking bike!! I'll bet it cost a fortune to have the guy build that for you  ;D Heeheehee! I love the 19" baloney on the front of the bike - it fits the fender like it's SUPPOSED to ...... That was a "roll your own" wheel wasn't it?
  Na, that guy worked cheap  :D  Yes sir, that was a roll your own. A bargain it was. For about a buck fifty, plus the tire? You kidd'in?
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Re: The C5 19 inch front wheel
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2010, 12:58:27 AM »
She sure do look good!
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Re: The C5 19 inch front wheel
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2010, 01:12:21 AM »
She sure do look good!
Thank you brother. Best part is, with that tire, it goes right in with no alteration. Plenty of clearence inside the fender.
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Re: The C5 19 inch front wheel
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2010, 02:18:33 AM »
And the slicer still fits, too.  I'm glad to hear you are happy with it.  I'm definitely going to get one now. 

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Re: The C5 19 inch front wheel
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2010, 02:44:15 AM »
And the slicer still fits, too. 
You picked up on that, Huh  ;)  Yea, there's still clearance with the slicer mounting screws. I ground the excess threads down to the nuts on the underside of the fender, just to feel  better. With some loc-tite of course.
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Re: The C5 19 inch front wheel
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2010, 12:29:11 AM »
Looking great, Br. Gorilla!
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Re: The C5 19 inch front wheel
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2010, 12:36:51 AM »
Looking great, Br. Gorilla!
  Thanks brother, Ain't got noth'in on Perla though  ;)
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Re: The C5 19 inch front wheel
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2010, 01:53:56 AM »
It looks just right.  Believe I'll add this to the five year makeover to-do list.
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Re: The C5 19 inch front wheel
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2010, 04:25:42 PM »
Now all it needs is a kick start.

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Re: The C5 19 inch front wheel
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2010, 04:37:29 PM »
Now all it needs is a kick start.

You lads will be having the kicker in next year:)

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Re: The C5 19 inch front wheel
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2010, 04:45:05 PM »
You lads will be having the kicker in next year:)
Man, where are you getting all this info? Kicker, bushings, etc.  ;)  You live next to the factory? :D
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Re: The C5 19 inch front wheel
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2010, 06:13:05 PM »
SSR,
Just read your other post on this issue,  this is good news.  Hopfully an retrofit kit will be available for existing C5's in addition to the new models having one.

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