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RichardV

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Day to day use
« on: 05, April, 2013 - 08:25:15 »
I got my working C5 back from radiomarty yesterday, and it now works great, thank you very much.

I'll be using it to go to work on dry, sunny days and the occasional pop out to the shops and I was wondering what you would use to stop people sitting in it or trying steal it.  How do you lock it when leaving it outside a shop for 5 minutes?  I was also thinking of something like the tonneau cover to stop kids (and adults) trying to sit in it, but I'm not going to put side panels on (so the attachment points won't be there)  Any suggestions?

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Re: Day to day use
« Reply #1 on: 05, April, 2013 - 09:27:34 »
Great to hear someone considering using theirs as Sir Clive intended.

I use mine daily and when parked up in town, I tend to put the tonneau cover on as I have the side panels on mine. If you don't want the side panels on yours you could fit a vibration detecting alarm which would go off whe someone sits in the C5. Such as the one in the link below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UnzGcCYPzo&sns=em

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Re: Day to day use
« Reply #2 on: 05, April, 2013 - 09:47:39 »
The alarm is quite cool :), but perhaps an overkill for me.  I think I might find another way of attaching the tonneau, as that should be fairly effective.

How do you lock yours?  I don't see an obvious and easy to use attachment point.

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Re: Day to day use
« Reply #3 on: 05, April, 2013 - 09:52:29 »
Hi Richard - check out the document library section on this website - look for the security leaflet :

http://www.sinclairc5.com/

RichardV

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Re: Day to day use
« Reply #4 on: 05, April, 2013 - 10:07:59 »
Thanks, found it.  A cable that fits through a wheel cover slot should do it.

I just need to find a tonneau cover and I'll be sorted.
« Last Edit: 05, April, 2013 - 10:10:18 by RichardV »

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Re: Day to day use
« Reply #5 on: 05, April, 2013 - 10:13:46 »

How do you lock yours? 

Must say I've never locked mine, perhaps I am far too trusting.

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Re: Day to day use
« Reply #6 on: 05, April, 2013 - 10:41:36 »
I can't imagine anyone would try steal it when in public view, so I don't think I'll bother either.  I think the cover will be enough of a deterrent.

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Re: Day to day use
« Reply #7 on: 05, April, 2013 - 12:53:38 »
Oh a cover would not be good enough in Manchester!

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Re: Day to day use
« Reply #8 on: 05, April, 2013 - 19:29:48 »
An alarm, cover and bike chain isnt enough here! I use a motorbike lock around the axle - and that's just in the back yard (which is also locked) - not sure I'd be willing to leave it alone for more than 10 seconds in town O_o

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Re: Day to day use
« Reply #9 on: 05, April, 2013 - 20:31:55 »
An alarm, cover and bike chain isnt enough here! I use a motorbike lock around the axle - and that's just in the back yard (which is also locked) - not sure I'd be willing to leave it alone for more than 10 seconds in town O_o

Where do you live  :-\

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Re: Day to day use
« Reply #10 on: 05, April, 2013 - 22:09:04 »
Burnley. I've already had two attempts at mugging me for my C5 whilst out on it, and I dont use it that often until I sort something for hill assist :P

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Re: Day to day use
« Reply #11 on: 06, April, 2013 - 07:46:11 »
Mugging for a C5?  :o  Or is that another owner wanting to up their collection number?  ;)

I took an early morning ride to work today while the roads were quiet.  It's just over 2 miles, and not quite direct so as to stay off the bus routes and in the cycles lanes.  Uphill was hard work, almost started sweating, but the way back downhill was fun.  One corner at the bottom of a hill in particular means I might need uprated brakes.

Also the side mirrors were practically useless.  You can't see anything coming up behind until it's on top of you.

Other than that it was great.  I might get a flag to add another 2 foot to the mast, but overall I love it.


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Re: Day to day use
« Reply #12 on: 06, April, 2013 - 21:14:32 »
I agree the mirrors aren't much use as mirrors....but they do look fab  8) ;)

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Re: Day to day use
« Reply #13 on: 06, April, 2013 - 21:22:41 »
I've always found the mirrors to be not very useful, I'm usually concentrating too much on whats going on in front rather than behind, which is why for my LCD screen mod I'm going to mount a rear view camera on the C5 and feed it to the screen.

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Re: Day to day use
« Reply #14 on: 07, April, 2013 - 17:26:38 »
That'll be amazing - with a rear cam.

I'm thinking about attempting the long trip to work. Petrol is killing me!