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Offline kamilb1998

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Re: My first C5
« Reply #30 on: 11, October, 2011 - 18:02:17 »
It lives!!!!!

The keys came through the post today along with the original invoice, Safe Driving Guide and various letters. Not knowing the paperwork will be in there I wripped the envelope to get to the keys and accidently ended up wripping all the original paperwork :(. Then I spent half an hour carefully sellotaping all the paperwork back together.

After this I went and wired up a battery direct to the keyswitch and the pod lit up and when I pressed the motor switch, the motor burst into life! I think I really have bought a good 'un, especially at the price I got it at!! :D

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Re: My first C5
« Reply #31 on: 11, October, 2011 - 18:18:45 »
Well done ............................great

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Re: My first C5
« Reply #32 on: 11, October, 2011 - 18:42:36 »
Good stuff, I bet you had that C5 grin we all have had several times  :)

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Re: My first C5
« Reply #33 on: 11, October, 2011 - 18:50:41 »
Good stuff, I bet you had that C5 grin we all have had several times  :)

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I haven't been out on it yet, I only connected up a battery with two wires going directly to the keyswitch and therefore couldn't take it out.

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Re: My first C5
« Reply #34 on: 11, October, 2011 - 19:09:25 »
I dragged my brother in to get a picture and a video while I hold the wires to make it go, so coming up one out of focus photo of the pod and one dodgy video of the wheel turning, and one that I took of the paperwork (which isn't much better)




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Re: My first C5
« Reply #35 on: 14, October, 2011 - 20:21:49 »
Went into town on it today in search of a bolt for the Jag's camshaft sprocket and wasn't expecting it to attract so much attention! I had people coming up and saying how it takes them back to when they were first launched, coming up for a general chat about it and giving me the thumbs up when I drive past. I've never been in anything that draws so much attention :D

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Re: My first C5
« Reply #36 on: 15, October, 2011 - 20:56:25 »
I've been and bought a 048 size (fits within the battery top) Yuasa battery for it with a 2 year guarantee for £40, and have also placed an order for the leisure battery conversion clamps, a key ring & some spare fuses from the C5 Alive shop :D.

Just thought I'd also ask how likely am I to get done for riding one on the road with the motor at 13?

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Re: My first C5
« Reply #37 on: 15, October, 2011 - 21:52:52 »
extremely extremely unlikely. if you get stopped by some jobsworth community support office just tell them you didn't know and are very sorry.

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Re: My first C5
« Reply #38 on: 16, October, 2011 - 17:50:13 »
extremely extremely unlikely. if you get stopped by some jobsworth community support office just tell them you didn't know and are very sorry.

..and deny all knowledge of this site  ;D :D ;)

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Re: My first C5
« Reply #39 on: 23, October, 2011 - 21:19:42 »
Some recent pictures of it;





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Re: My first C5
« Reply #40 on: 23, October, 2011 - 22:35:48 »
Looking good!!   8)

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Re: My first C5
« Reply #41 on: 24, October, 2011 - 19:03:11 »
Good to see you are using the original ignition key switch  :)

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Re: My first C5
« Reply #42 on: 27, October, 2011 - 17:40:19 »
I got a quick iPhone video of me on it today :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpUjLzirBQU

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Re: My first C5
« Reply #43 on: 11, November, 2011 - 22:06:52 »
I've bought an indicator kit for it (Christmas present :D). Should be fun fitting it!

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Re: My first C5
« Reply #44 on: 11, November, 2011 - 23:04:09 »
Instructions can be found here ...

http://sinclairc5.com/ Look in "document library"  and then "Accessory Fitting Instructions"