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simon.carter.564 posted:

Saw this photo. I am able to have spray painting done very cheaply (I work in the motor trade). Though I wouldn't paint my 8/10 body I was wondering if I bought a pig of a body and painted that how easy is it to inter-change body shells? Also it I was caught doing 30mph via a 24v conversion. Would I just be fined or would my driving licence get points. Thank you
posted on: 25/02/2014 22:44:36

Dan posted:

Hi Simon,

Changing the body shells involves quite a bit of dismantling of the C5.  You need to remove the handlebars, pedals, bottom bracket, take all the wiring off it, remove the screws behind the Red light and remove the 4 bolts that hold the body to the chassis.  It is perfectly possible though.

Regarding the legality of using a 30mph C5, that would be a question for someone who knows the road traffic laws.  I suspect they would confiscate your C5
posted on: 26/02/2014 07:20:01

dave posted:

just put a speedo on and stick to 15 mph and just open it up every now and then
posted on: 03/03/2014 18:31:15

Dan posted:

[quote=dave;2742]just put a speedo on and stick to 15 mph and just open it up every now and then [/quote]

Good plan Dave, is that what you'll be doing with the Turnip when you're out and about
posted on: 03/03/2014 18:47:38

dave posted:

ill av to bud they just moved all the coppers out of hull town centre and moved them all just round the corner
posted on: 03/03/2014 19:02:10

Area51 posted:

Lol Dave
posted on: 03/03/2014 19:12:36

dave posted:

soorrrrry to see your leaving us
posted on: 26/03/2014 12:31:29

simon.carter.564 posted:

Not leaving you. I've advertised it at a silly price. If it sells I'll buy another. I have a key box connection fault now though. The reason the left side of the pod was flashing was because one of the two brown wires in the key box don't connect properly Now it works, until I hit a bump then turn off and on again fixes it as the spring in the key box makes a connection. I was out in my C5 today when you emailed. Attached is today's photo
posted on: 26/03/2014 15:54:20

Area51 posted:

nice pick where was that taken it looks interesting
posted on: 26/03/2014 17:06:35

simon.carter.564 posted:

It was taken in my home town of Lytham. Wider angle photo attached
posted on: 26/03/2014 18:27:54

Area51 posted:

I like that it seems like a nice place to wander about
posted on: 26/03/2014 18:55:58

simon.carter.564 posted:

Yes it's absolutely lovely. A great please for a C5 owners meet location
posted on: 26/03/2014 19:09:19

dave posted:

Saw this photo. I am able to have spray painting done very cheaply (I work in the motor trade). Though I wouldn't paint my 8/10 body I was wondering if I bought a pig of a body and painted that how easy is it to inter-change body shells? Also it I was caught doing 30mph via a 24v conversion. Would I just be fined or would my driving licence get points. Thank you
what would happen if i got caught doing 24 on my ebike ? yes area 24 mph
posted on: 27/03/2014 11:47:50

Dan posted:

[quote=dave;2814][quote=simon.carter.564;2702]Saw this photo. I am able to have spray painting done very cheaply (I work in the motor trade). Though I wouldn't paint my 8/10 body I was wondering if I bought a pig of a body and painted that how easy is it to inter-change body shells?

Also it I was caught doing 30mph via a 24v conversion. Would I just be fined or would my driving licence get points. Thank you [/quote]
what would happen if i got caught doing 24 on my ebike ? yes area 24 mph

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LOL, the same thing if your car didn't have an mot, it would be confiscated Proving you were going too fast would be another matter
posted on: 27/03/2014 12:08:58

dave posted:

they would have to catch me first lol
posted on: 27/03/2014 12:44:28

Area51 posted:

24 mph Dave i think its time i tuned up my own ebike
posted on: 27/03/2014 17:17:13

dave posted:

this is standard matey gos like a rocket if you take eco mode off lol
posted on: 28/03/2014 11:08:28

Area51 posted:

i dont have eco mode on my mantis lol
posted on: 28/03/2014 15:22:31