Hi there, just to introduce myself, I'm Keith, I bought a C5 about 3 mths ago, a nice standard working example - always wanted one since growing up with ZX81 and Spectrums in my teens. Have used it a few times on short journeys but found it a bit pedestrian and limited by the single speed pedals, so I went and bought a scruffier example about 6 wks ago. Have decided to keep my nice c5 original, but I have been busy with my new toy. I fitted a 3 speed sturmey archer hub and have done a 24V conversion. The 24V conversion does not use any original wiring or pod,I have built an aluminium dash panel on the centre console which also doubles as a support for the floppy front panel. I retained the motor temp sensor and fitted a powerful cooling fan using a cowling of my own design. Have fitted metal internals to the gearbox, wider belt and new city jets all round. Dashboard features voltmeter, motor temperature, and switches for lights and cooling fan. Switches for indicators (LED ones) and horn are on RH side edge of seat. I have 2 power switches on the handlebars, one on the left, one on the right. Pressing the LH one engages both batteries in parallel (12v mode). If you keep this pressed and press the RH one at the same time, I have configured 3 relays which switch to 24V mode - now we're talking. When I get round to it I'll post some photo's. Am planning to commute to work (11 miles each way), but probably save that until next year for more favourable conditions. Any way, enough from me, are there any C5 owners in the vicinity, I'm in the King's Lynn area of Norfolk?
posted on: 20/10/2013 18:10:05