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Re: My C5 under restoration / cleaning (photos)
« Reply #15 on: 08, February, 2011 - 13:29:28 »
Thanks for the info frankev

I think I'm ok with the chassis now I've wirebit-ed it down with a powertool and coated it with antirust coating.

My only main issue now is that the break side wheel sticks out a bit compared to the motor side

After I've sorted that out it's then onto the pod, boot and then getting a front break and wheel cover

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Re: My C5 under restoration / cleaning (photos)
« Reply #16 on: 08, February, 2011 - 19:37:52 »
Hey everyone, need a little help  :-\


it seems that the control box has got jammed on the motor enable position, scared the life out of me when i was driving it up the drive and i couldn't stop lol :o

Is it likely that the relay has got jammed in the on position and has anyone else here had the same problem?

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Re: My C5 under restoration / cleaning (photos)
« Reply #17 on: 08, February, 2011 - 21:41:26 »
Is the thumb switch getting pressed by the handlebar grip ?

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Re: My C5 under restoration / cleaning (photos)
« Reply #18 on: 08, February, 2011 - 23:19:28 »
Hi as Boo Boo says check the switch - if not a known fault is for D1 in the control box to fail causing damage to the relay ie the contacts weld themselves together - you can carefully open the relay case and check the contacts clean them or replace the relay (standard item) also check D1 very cheap to replace - regard Radiomarty

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Re: My C5 under restoration / cleaning (photos)
« Reply #19 on: 09, February, 2011 - 20:32:09 »
it turned out to be D1 after all!, relay was fine but because the diode had burnt out it caused the board to burn in places making dodgy connections which i fixed today.


ok next question


I need a front break as for some reason it was completely removed on my C5, does anyone have a spare or is their a new alternative i can go out and buy?

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Re: My C5 under restoration / cleaning (photos)
« Reply #20 on: 10, February, 2011 - 18:49:03 »
UPDATE:

After close inspection, the chassis is a little bent causing the break side wheel to stick out further than the motor side wheel

I will be spending this weekend putting it back into position, if not then i will have to either get a new one or get it serviced, anyone still servicing the C5s at a decent price? (this would also kill multiple birds with one stone if i got it serviced :))

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Re: My C5 under restoration / cleaning (photos)
« Reply #21 on: 10, February, 2011 - 20:41:56 »
UPDATE:

After close inspection, the chassis is a little bent causing the break side wheel to stick out further than the motor side wheel

I will be spending this weekend putting it back into position, if not then i will have to either get a new one or get it serviced, anyone still servicing the C5s at a decent price? (this would also kill multiple birds with one stone if i got it serviced :))

...all in the shop side  ;),
http://c5alive.co.uk/ecommerce/product_info.php?cPath=96&products_id=208&osCsid=4880e8be98492364864cc6aaf361f249


..and in the c5alive section of the forum;

http://c5alive.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=1083.0

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Re: My C5 under restoration / cleaning (photos)
« Reply #22 on: 13, February, 2011 - 14:24:24 »
Hey everyone

managed to get a front brake from a child's bike from the local dump for £2!

 

Here is the child's bike i nicked the brake from:


and here it is fitted on the front wheel of the C5:

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Re: My C5 under restoration / cleaning (photos)
« Reply #23 on: 13, February, 2011 - 14:28:30 »
Hey everyone

managed to get a front brake from a child's bike from the local dump for £2!

 

Here is the child's bike i nicked the brake from:


and here it is fitted on the front wheel of the C5:


bugger it seems that the photos did not show up right on my last post: take 2.....

Child's bike I took the brake it from:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/59177467@N07/5441229207/in/photostream/


Brake fitted on the C5:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/59177467@N07/5441833672/in/photostream/




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Re: My C5 under restoration / cleaning (photos)
« Reply #24 on: 13, February, 2011 - 19:16:03 »
Excellent example of improvise adapt and overcome , proud of you mate - if that front wheel is steel I'd be tempted to use that as well  ;D

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Re: My C5 under restoration / cleaning (photos)
« Reply #25 on: 14, February, 2011 - 19:13:24 »
ello again everyone  :)


today @ work I made a new motor enable switch for the new brake lever set I am fitting to the C5, its a simple clicky red button type push to make using the existing cables and I have set it into an IC packaging holder (we have thousands of them at work waiting to be chucked away). I melted parts of the IC holder for it to sit nicely on the brake lever bracket and glue gunned it all in place and its sturdy as rock :)

Pics:

pic of the switch holder I made glued onto the brake lever bracket:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/59177467@N07/5446073540/

pic of the new brake levers fitted:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/59177467@N07/5446073128/in/photostream/

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Re: My C5 under restoration / cleaning (photos)
« Reply #26 on: 14, February, 2011 - 19:25:03 »
looks good  :)

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Re: My C5 under restoration / cleaning (photos)
« Reply #27 on: 14, February, 2011 - 20:30:39 »
nice job that  ;)

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Re: My C5 under restoration / cleaning (photos)
« Reply #28 on: 14, February, 2011 - 21:05:31 »
UPDATE:

I found out what was wrong with my pod, someone had bent one of the pins, dunno why  ???

bent it back into position and hey presto!.... a fully functional pod!

so I have all of my electrics working now, all brakes / levers fitted and fully functioning. The only things left are getting a better boot and a front wheel cover then it should look 100% complete  ;D (if you don't look at the chassis coz its a bit bent)

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Re: My C5 under restoration / cleaning (photos)
« Reply #29 on: 15, February, 2011 - 10:29:12 »
Vehicle won't track true if the chassis is bent.You'll use extra energy to propel it , as it will be steering constantly in a straight line.