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Re: My first C5
« Reply #15 on: 28, September, 2011 - 18:32:53 »
I would check what voltage / current / battery % usage the battery has used as the POD may require re-calibrating...

Lance

Hi Lance - I think that was aimed at me. How would I check this? I find the first bar goes quickly but haven't lost the second bar yet.

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Re: My first C5
« Reply #16 on: 30, September, 2011 - 18:49:37 »
Picking it up on Thursday the 8th! Can't wait!!  ;D

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Re: My first C5
« Reply #17 on: 30, September, 2011 - 19:31:41 »
I wouldn't take  a lot of notice of the readings on the POD for voltage, you will find if you remove the 12 volts and put it back again its back to fully display for a while.

The POD is not that accurate  8)


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Re: My first C5
« Reply #18 on: 07, October, 2011 - 18:46:38 »
Got home with it at midnight last night. Its a grey boot model (Serial no. 100050201245). I am amazed with the way its turned out, the chassis only has a couple of rust spots and the rear 'hoop' is mint. Took about an hours work to get it cleaned with two of us scrubbing away. It also came with the original toolkit, Owners Manual, C5 charger & even the rear Customer Quality Assurance Inspection Check Point sticker which I took off carefully and stored safely.

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Re: My first C5
« Reply #19 on: 07, October, 2011 - 19:15:44 »
Awesome! nice work so far  :)

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Re: My first C5
« Reply #20 on: 08, October, 2011 - 10:07:31 »
That looks like a superb little project mate, should come together nicely  8)

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Re: My first C5
« Reply #21 on: 08, October, 2011 - 15:07:40 »
I put a new tyre on the front (rear ones were in good nick), new inner tubes all round, greased the wheel bearings and went for a quick pedal up & down the close. This was fun, I can't wait to try it when the battery arrives.


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Re: My first C5
« Reply #22 on: 08, October, 2011 - 16:04:00 »
Looks like a really good C5 you picked up. Good luck with the rest of the restoration and we look forward in seing more photos.

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Re: My first C5
« Reply #23 on: 09, October, 2011 - 09:37:01 »
Keep up the good work  ;)

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Re: My first C5
« Reply #24 on: 09, October, 2011 - 15:40:43 »
Well, I was desperate to get out on it but I don't have a battery for it yet. So I phoned the local non-emergency number and asked them if an under 14 yr old is allowed to ride a C5 on the road without a battery. They didn't know but said they would call back, about 30mins later I got a call saying that it is legal as long as I don't use battery power before I'm 14. :D I did about 7 miles on it today, everyone loves it, it gets loads of thumbs up from people, and I've had some people even asking me if they could have a go. I may ride it to school tomorrow.


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Re: My first C5
« Reply #25 on: 10, October, 2011 - 12:17:56 »
............I phoned the local non-emergency number and asked them if an under 14 yr old is allowed to ride a C5 on the road without a battery. They didn't know but said they would call back

I'd love to have been working in that control room when your call came through  ;D Can't imagine the thoughts of the operator taking the query  :D

Some useful info to know though  8)

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Re: My first C5
« Reply #26 on: 10, October, 2011 - 18:06:21 »
............I phoned the local non-emergency number and asked them if an under 14 yr old is allowed to ride a C5 on the road without a battery. They didn't know but said they would call back

I'd love to have been working in that control room when your call came through  ;D Can't imagine the thoughts of the operator taking the query  :D

Yup, she was probably a little surprised. I'm not even sure the lady operator knew what a Sinclair C5 was because she sounded a little confused.

I had a bit of a bored moment last night and worked out I'd managed to pedal it around for 9.4 miles yesterday, and a further 6.2 miles today to and from school.

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Re: My first C5
« Reply #27 on: 10, October, 2011 - 19:42:19 »
i use to use that loop hole all the time before i was 14 :)

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Re: My first C5
« Reply #28 on: 10, October, 2011 - 20:36:14 »
And me !   ;D

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Re: My first C5
« Reply #29 on: 11, October, 2011 - 16:32:30 »
And me !   ;D

..didn't think c5's were quite as old as that  :o ;D