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Author Topic: Lowered C5 pic.  (Read 2597 times)

Tri750

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Lowered C5 pic.
« on: February 25, 2011, 11:22:34 PM »
So, here's a picv of our military demo with the factory low kit.

Note the gap between the rear tire and fender, the seat now being below the height of the passenger seat.

Rides just fine, no clearance issues, sidestand is fine.
Just too easy!

The shocks come in black but with the can of paint in the spares kit, you can fix that too.
« Last Edit: February 25, 2011, 11:25:29 PM by Tri750 »
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Re: Lowered C5 pic.
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2011, 11:34:25 PM »
That's pretty schweet! The seat looks "right" being a little lower than the pillion .... what I wanna know is - how did you get one with all the parts the same color? Hahaha!  ::) Nice bike!!
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Re: Lowered C5 pic.
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2011, 11:58:27 PM »
Wow! I don't need a lower seat but I'd like to do it just for the looks.

Tri750

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Re: Lowered C5 pic.
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2011, 12:33:04 AM »
I just ordered the seat lowering kit for the C5.
This is just the springs and installs fairly easy. This will get the seat down a bit without the expense of the whole kit or the lowering of the bike.
No pics, sorry.
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Re: Lowered C5 pic.
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2011, 01:51:59 AM »
Holy crap, and I thought these bikes sat too low to begin with... and you want to make them lower?!  ;)

Of course, this is coming from a KLR rider...
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Re: Lowered C5 pic.
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2011, 01:57:40 AM »
Holy crap, and I thought these bikes sat too low to begin with... and you want to make them lower?!  ;)

Of course, this is coming from a KLR rider...

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Re: Lowered C5 pic.
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2011, 02:59:43 AM »
I'm 5'5" with short legs and do fine with my stock  C5 :D
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Re: Lowered C5 pic.
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2011, 03:08:09 AM »
I like the look of those beehive springs.  I also wonder if the slight angle change in the seat might make it more comfy.  After an hour or two I really can't take the stocker.  At least in another hour I go numb so I'm good for the day :P

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Re: Lowered C5 pic.
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2011, 03:09:19 AM »
one of my bikes had been lowered by previous owner...look good but was ridiculous to ride..to much scrapping and had to take it easy over humps...needless to say, i changed it back to normal...bike handles much better now..
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Re: Lowered C5 pic.
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2011, 03:19:17 AM »
The lowered seat might be TOO low when a well-developed RE rider sits his ample posterior upon the seat.  Those springs will take a beating. 
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Re: Lowered C5 pic.
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2011, 12:48:31 PM »
Is the lowering purely for the aesthetics - because it does look better - or is it so the little people can ride, too?

I'm like KLR guy there.  I'm still trying to get used to the concept of having both feet on the ground.  I'm not sure I'd want my knees there, too!  :D
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Re: Lowered C5 pic.
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2011, 02:13:04 PM »
I ride a G5 military, I like the seat where it is.  I am sure my wife would like it lowered.  What is that black box attached to the front of the downtube?

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Re: Lowered C5 pic.
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2011, 02:33:07 PM »
California thing.  The fuel tank doesn't vent to the atmosphere.  The canister gathers evaporated vapors from the gas tank and then feeds them to the intake the next time the bike gets started.  This is why Cali just got RE's, they had to make this mod just for them.  They also get a round gas cap as part of the system.

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Re: Lowered C5 pic.
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2011, 02:37:47 PM »
I ride a G5 military, I like the seat where it is.  I am sure my wife would like it lowered.  What is that black box attached to the front of the downtube?

sam

Lowering isn't for everyone. I'm actually 6' 4" but understand that many folks aren't .
If we can get another butt in the saddle by lowering than I'm all for it.
BMW recently came out with lowered versions of four bikes and we sell every one we can get.
Sam, the black box on the down tube is the Nitrous Oxide tank the Cali models come with.
Ok,ok, it's really the charcoal canister the Cali bikes have.  :)
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Re: Lowered C5 pic.
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2011, 04:25:04 PM »
And it lasts until you get home. I'm thinking of mounting a set of air horns there