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SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi all just started a new restoration for Chris Here is the C5 stripped down Now the work starts
posted on: 06/08/2015 18:26:50

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

posted on: 07/08/2015 07:02:36

Dan posted:

Well done Chas. When you do restorations do you normally keep the key switch assembly if you have a key?
posted on: 07/08/2015 09:31:52

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi I don't keep the original switch as you know they are not very reliable and you are limited to the size of the battery . I did restore one a few months ago as it was a factory fitted twin battery and the key switchers where in very good condition . I only use the original switch if asked for after explaining the options ... Bye Dan Ps the key is not a problem as I make the key to fit the switch
posted on: 07/08/2015 11:14:21

Dan posted:

That makes sense, I've never seen the point of keeping the key switch unless its reliable
posted on: 07/08/2015 15:47:16

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Ok Just received the boot thanks great Bye Chas
posted on: 07/08/2015 16:09:18

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi Chris just finished the Chassis
posted on: 08/08/2015 15:06:26

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Working on the chassis
posted on: 09/08/2015 18:37:46

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Gave the body a good clean but it will need another one later . U Looking ok
posted on: 09/08/2015 18:44:16

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Wiring harness fitted Body fitted on chassis brake cables fitted all wheels fitted New Trunking needs to be fitted F Now fitted
posted on: 10/08/2015 18:15:47

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

One of my Safety wiring kits fitted
posted on: 10/08/2015 21:03:06

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Stering sorted now the brakes and start + horn switchers to fit on Started fitting the peddles
posted on: 12/08/2015 10:25:33

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Started working on the motor .Stripped it down checked it replaced the gearbox bearing all the old grease taken out Cleaned all the parts and rebuilt it with new grease in the gearbox ... Tested it al works great . Motor fitted
posted on: 13/08/2015 19:19:28

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi just cleaned the body again looking good
posted on: 15/08/2015 18:28:28

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi started to check out the wiring / control box / and the pod All seems to be ok but it will need a few test runs to make sure
posted on: 17/08/2015 07:12:09

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Started cleaning the wheel trims
posted on: 17/08/2015 13:58:36

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi there Chris restoration now complete .just been out again testing everything and it's looking great and running the same ...just need to put on the new tyres + the front/back trims and the mud flaps .will post photos later All the best Chas ...
posted on: 29/08/2015 17:08:38

ranma_simon posted:

Incredible work!!! I would like to buy a C5 and let someone put restore as you have done for this guy. It will be a dream for me. Sinclair user since 1983, a great collector of Speccy and QL stuff (I'm on restoration program for QL), I would like to buy a C5 online (New If is possible) and let make it check from you or people like you. And naturally I would like to use it ^_^
posted on: 30/08/2015 18:52:14

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi there thanks for the comments .regarding restoring a C5 if you buy one then I may be able to to restore it for you depending on the condition and of course the price for doing it .... PS I also have 4 new unused ( old stock ) C5s Bye Chas
posted on: 30/08/2015 19:59:30

ranma_simon posted:

Absolutely 1 unused mint never used please ^_^ I would like most of all 1 and complete with all accessories If is it possible to find it ;) I can arrange the pick up with my courier in UK but needs to be safety boxed. You can contact my in private: It will make me live a dream!!! ^_^ Thanks a lot!!!
posted on: 31/08/2015 17:51:43

Karl posted:

Hi Simon, just a word of caution, I would first check the Italian laws concerning electric vehicles. As far as I know in Italy, unlike England, you can't use the C5 in standard form as an electric vehicle without modification, i.e. modded to pedelec standard for EU countries.. The C5 can be driven with only electric power (without pedalling), and has no speed control. In most European countries this constitutes an electric vehicle and not a bike, which means it needs registration, licence, insurance, etc. I would give the C5 that you showed in your link a miss, it's not new, it's overpriced (€120 for deliver within Germany), and he also avoids giving a guarantee for the electrical function. Plus the answers he gives to the submitted questions are very evasive. All in all he looks like a very slippery charecter. I wish you all the best in your search for a C5, and if you need help just shout.
posted on: 31/08/2015 19:13:40

ranma_simon posted:

Yes, what I've thinked about too. Well I think It can be used only as a "pedal" machine, the electic part I think not. But I think to use it not on the road but on Cyclable roads ahead my home in 2,5km: For me It will be ok like this ;) Very thanks for the suggestion, you are so gentle. Did you have one and use it in Germany?
posted on: 31/08/2015 19:28:28

Karl posted:

Hi Simon, this theme is hi-jacking Chas's section. So I've moved it to http://www.c5owners.com/sinclair-c5-forum/topic/742/i-want-a-c5#post5990 Karl.
posted on: 01/09/2015 17:50:53