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C5mick posted:

After last weekends visit to Poole to purchase Dans 24 volt c5 , this weekend it's out for a test drive.
posted on: 24/05/2014 11:23:04

dave posted:

Well your the lucky bidder enjoy mick
posted on: 24/05/2014 12:04:54

C5mick posted:

Dave, my lad doesn't think it's luck, he just thinks it's unfair, lol. Can't trust him with the Turbo model so he has to drive one of the old 12volt models. I personally think the standard C5 is plenty fast enough for him. We have been out on a quick tour earlier. My son gets really embarrassed when all the cars stop on the main road to let us across the cross road, flipping rubberneckers he calls them, lol. Anyway with ambient temperature with a 2.5 mile trip and the motor temperature was at 37 Deg C. Is this normal and what is the safe temperature I should be expecting. The 2.5 miles wasn't spent flat out and no big inclines. Don't know too much about the 24volt model but I am wondering if I can switch from 12 to 24 when needed. Need a pair of rear indicators now if anyone has a pair to sell. Mick
posted on: 24/05/2014 12:27:59

dave posted:

Motor is ok as for dual 12/24 you can't switch it as for indicators I want some aswell lol as for 12 24 dans got the twin motor 1 were he could do it with that ?
posted on: 24/05/2014 12:40:13

dave posted:

You got yourself a bargain there
posted on: 24/05/2014 12:43:00

C5mick posted:

I think I did, I cannot understand why I was the only bidder, my maximum bid was quite a lot higher and I still thought my max bid would have been swamped. Wife still love's me after making a promise to sell at least one of my collection. A good clean up tomorrow on the one I am selling then I think I will offer it for sale in the owners clubs before EBay.
posted on: 24/05/2014 13:25:03

dave posted:

I thought it would have gone for at least 800
posted on: 24/05/2014 13:28:54

C5mick posted:

Just returned from a blast down a private road and was able to get 29mph flat out on both runs, I think that's fast enough especially while cornering on anything more than a 45 Deg corner. Wife in a following car says it looks like a death trap. Just need something a little better than standard brakes.
posted on: 24/05/2014 14:15:20

dave posted:

Disc brakes from chas they will stop you
posted on: 24/05/2014 14:21:16

dave posted:

Got them on my 24v touch
posted on: 24/05/2014 14:22:55

C5mick posted:

I will have to price them up
posted on: 24/05/2014 14:27:18

Dan posted:

Hi Mick,

It was great to see you last week.  Glad you've managed to get out on it and get up to a decent speed too.  If you need any info on the screen just let us know.

The motor temperature going up to 37°C is okay, on a standard 12v c5 with a pod the motor cuts out at 70°C so I'd go with that as an indicator as to when you should give the motor a break.  The cooling fan will help cool the motor so you should be able to get a good amount of motor usage out of it before it gets too hot.

As for brakes, yep a disc brake kit on the rear brake would be the best idea though you'd need to relocate the uni-8/control box and the reed switch/magnet to accommodate the new brake kit.
posted on: 24/05/2014 19:06:40

C5mick posted:

Hi I am having a trip over to see Chas to pick up some disc brakes. A front set for mine and a front set for my lads. I may even take the 24volt I bought off Dan to see about fitting rear disc brakes to this one. Dan Do you have any news on getting the printer going again, I would like to order one of those new screen holders I am told I need. Mick
posted on: 25/05/2014 14:26:13

dave posted:

Looks a lot better with the x-pod case mate
posted on: 25/05/2014 18:37:23

C5mick posted:

If anyone has an x-pod holder for sale could you let me know Purchased front disc kit
posted on: 25/05/2014 20:06:44

C5mick posted:

C5 24v back together,all electrics working, thanks Dan. Done about 10 miles this afternoon, stripped the splinned star rear wheel nut, the retaining pin had worked lose and lost my back wheel. No drive from pedalling and no drive from motor. Nothing for it but to telephone international rescue, ( the wife in her estate) Back home another wheel fitted along with another splinned star and back out for another run
posted on: 31/05/2014 22:27:00

Dan posted:

Well done Mick, have you fitted a rear disk brake kit to it?
posted on: 01/06/2014 07:19:30

C5mick posted:

Dan Fitted the front disc, but think I need to add a cable adjuster. The caliper needs tapping out m6 x1 1 to enable me to fit adjuster and fine adjust the brakes. The brake lever on the handlebars doesn't seem to have enough travel to fully apply the brake. I will look at back brake when happy with front brake. Mick
posted on: 01/06/2014 08:12:01