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Author Topic: What if the C5 had 6 gears  (Read 1866 times)

BRADEY

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What if the C5 had 6 gears
« on: October 19, 2010, 10:04:25 AM »
I would like to invite all gearheads to pour in your "gyan / knowledge" on the question

"What would have been the consequences of C5 having 6 gears instead of 5"
« Last Edit: October 19, 2010, 10:56:54 AM by BRADEY »

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Re: What if the C5 had 6 gears
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2010, 11:41:14 AM »
I would like to invite all gearheads to pour in your "gyan / knowledge" on the question

"What would have been the consequences of C5 having 6 gears instead of 5"


An extra "false neutral" between fifth and sixth .........  ::)
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Re: What if the C5 had 6 gears
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2010, 12:01:45 PM »
I'd get lost.  Seriously.  It took me a long time to get used to 6 gears on my Ducati.  5 is already one more than an RE was born with.

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Re: What if the C5 had 6 gears
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2010, 12:07:17 PM »
Not necessary in my opinion.   I actually think 4 would be adequate. Top gear would be 1:1 as it is now anyway.  The RPM's,  Power Band and a top speed of 85 MPH just is not wide enough to justify the extra shifting.
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Re: What if the C5 had 6 gears
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2010, 12:11:57 PM »
If the C5/G5 had 6 gears someone would want 7.
Saw it happen with HD.
IMHO 4 would be enough in the long run too but the 5 speed box is pretty well suited to the C5/G5.
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Re: What if the C5 had 6 gears
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2010, 12:24:59 PM »
Power Band and a top speed of 85 MPH just is not wide enough to justify the extra shifting.

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Re: What if the C5 had 6 gears
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2010, 05:05:42 PM »
If the RE was a high revving, high HP making engine ......the 6 speed would help keep you in the upper HP curve. Maybe racing on a twisty mountain road kinda thang.

  Since the RE id all about torque, really don't see the benefit of a 6 speed. gear box.
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Re: What if the C5 had 6 gears
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2010, 05:15:49 PM »
+1 to all of the above.

People don't (generally) buy a RE for go-fast above 65mph stuff.
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Re: What if the C5 had 6 gears
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2010, 11:40:05 PM »
Personally, I like the gearing on the G-5, but on the freeways I keep wishing for a 6th gear without changing the other ratios, a cruise easy 65.

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Re: Do your homework before you buy
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2010, 03:05:46 AM »
if you want speed, buy something else, but if you want cool & SUAVE, you got the right bike. I'm running a C5 with a Cozy on it, it's no highway rig but damb it good around the coast roads & backroads.
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Re: What if the C5 had 6 gears
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2010, 03:10:35 AM »
If there was a sixth gear.... I'd stop looking for it and start trying to find seventh!   ;D
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Re: What if the C5 had 6 gears
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2010, 03:57:30 AM »
Totally disagree with the last two, sorry. A 6th would give that great lower rpm  cruise-easy feel on the freeway. I'm used to 6 and never looked for a 7th on my Aprilia. I'm not interested in going fast, been there-done that, more the feel at whatever speed I'm going. I got the right bike. Still would like a 6th!

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Re: What if the C5 had 6 gears
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2010, 06:02:48 AM »
I think when I posed this question, I was wondering if it would be worthwhile to have sixth cog that would allow the C5/G5 to be ridden at higher speeds (80 MPH) but at easier RPMs for the engine to go on working over a longer period of time. Which really is the hard core reason for buying the C5, at least here in India.

But it seems most of us in US have it as a second machine to fall back on, for a lazy Sunday ride. Thank you all for sharing your views which make a lot of sense depending on the perspective in which you wish to ride this bike.
« Last Edit: October 21, 2010, 05:43:54 AM by BRADEY »

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Re: What if the C5 had 6 gears
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2010, 01:49:21 PM »
The C5 is my only motorcycle but it is not the commuting vehicle of choice.  That would be bicycle in good weather and automobile otherwise.

I'm fine with 5 gears for my intended use and usually don't keep a motorcycle much past 10k miles, if history is an indicator (the Electra-Glide was the exception, with over 20k miles logged). 
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Re: What if the C5 had 6 gears
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2010, 01:53:54 PM »
My C5 is the only vehicle I own.
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