Basically, the G5 is the new UCE engine in an electra frame - has a kickstart. The C5 model is a new design - including tinwork and frame - with the UCE - no kickstart. To make it a little more confusing, RE produced a G5 Miitary model for the US market in 2009. Replaced in 2010 with the C5 Military... new model C5's coming out next year or so... think they'll all have a kicker...I haven't looked REAL close, but it looks like a lot of the frame and chassis parts are NOT interchangable between the C5/G5... where a lot of the G5 stuff could be shared with the "classic" design... I'll let the experts weigh in... Mike and S&S in Michigan
Yes. all that stuff you guys mentioned, both cool bikes, etc...etc, But you forgot to mention the C-5 is cooler and faster, especially in Black. Welcome motorat !
Black MAY be the fastest colour ....... but Battle Green is the stealthiest ......
I want to see those pics.
Been spending the last few weeks removing "shiny" from my new C5 Military... should be able to get pics up this weekend... 'Ol Stumpy is getting jealous from lack of attention... Mike and S&S in Michigan
I'll show you MINE if you show me YOURS ......
Very nice! I see lots of little chrome bits covered up, ya done good
Here's where we are so far, SB...Mike and S&S in Michigan
I draw a small crowd ! It's a great conversation starter....very cool way to meet new people.
Just wanted everyone to know that everywhere I stop on my Black and Chrome G5 Deluxe, I draw a small crowd ! I recently stopped at a truck stop on my way back from Lake Tahoe and had six guys checking out the bike and two taking pictures. It's a great conversation starter....very cool way to meet new people.
OK - Here is my best effort so far ..... it ain't perfect and it ain't finished yet, either - so don't beat me up TOO badly ..... It's mostly put together from scratch and dent, returned "won't fit" and other stuff deemed unusable by the general public. I'll post some pix when I get it all the way done and detailed out the way I want it ....... if I live that long! Hahaha!
Very nice, that rack is exactly what I had in mind for my C5, now I know it can be done
Ah yes, the old hell with a hammer and a devil with a torch routine!
You can do ANYTHING with a Sawz-All, some junque parts and a welder ...... - oh - and don't forget the frosty, fermented beverage of inspiration .......
Hammer to fit - paint to match, I say! Hahahaha!
Now you are talking my language.....My brothers Good old Irish ingenuity as a good friend would say. That is a pair of militarys done right! Cool as hell ! Scooter, I'm noticing a G-5 engine in a C-5 frame, No? Love those ammo boxes and the rear fender rack, modified from a C-5 passanger seat perhaps? Nicley done. Use what you got and make it work, like it was there all the time. Damn, now I want one of them to
Sounds like we apprenticed under the same task master.Are you a fellow alumni of the Kellen Keller school of flash burn welding ?
I learned to weld like a Gorilla - Strong, but ugly!! Hahaha! Now - if I could weld like a GASHOUSE Gorilla, I'd be pretty pumped up!
Shit.....that makes two of us. I ain't the best nickle roller around either. Thank the lord for the guy who invented the electric hand grinder and the sanding disk. Cleans up them splatters and fat spots real nice.
Thanks, SB... now I've gots lots more ideas floating around in the noggin...This is "green technology" that I understand... Mike and S&S in Michigan