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There's no need to make it personal and attack why he didn't test drive the bike first or any other jabs. He bought a bike that was good for him, and now he wants to make it perfect for him. Let's sit back and learn something here.
exactly! just another mod. no different than risers, floor boards or pipes.

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As one should have to down shift to pass or pick up speed quickly when cruising at highway speeds. This is why so many want a 6th gear you should not still be pulling in top gear.
Um, ok.
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Dan, I think your on to a good thing. I will definatly watch your progress. Good luck and Get R Done!

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Welcome! As a C50T owner and long distance rider myself I am very much interested in your project. I wish you success. I wonder if my boss would notice his rear drive missing in the morning. He doesn't ride his C90T that much anyway.
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Go Dan GO

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If you have read any of my posts, you have seen that I too would like a TALLER 5th gear..

Starnge this comes up as I am looking at ether a C90 or a Vulcan 1600.

I wish I could keep the C50 but the high revs on the Highway drives me crazzy. There is just no reason for it.

I had a YZF600R inline 4 - I changed the sprokets to reduce the RPM by 500 on the highway - wow what a diffrence, dropped below the buzz RPM it was great.

I to was thinking 3500 rpm at 60 - 65 was the sweet spot.
Not sure if you know about this link but it my help out with the math

http://www.gadgetjq.com/vulcan_speed_rpmcheck.htm

If some mfg would make a Ring and Pinion I would pay allot for it.

Its a great looking bike and I get so many people saying how sweet it looks.

And to top it all off, im going to take a BIG hit trading this thing in.

I too would rather do a down shift to make a quick pass or climb a steep hill than listen to that motor screem on the highway.

I also run the highway every day to and from work. And everyday I hit the shifter thinking im in 4th, but no luck its 5th and its BUZZY....

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Rob, I am familiar with that speed calculator. Matter of fact, that is what I used to determine that I wanted a 3:1 rear drive.

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There was a gent here back a year or so ago who had a machinist who could/would make a new ring and pinion set for the C50. He asked how many pers would be interested in a set (more sets=less cost). I haven't heard anything lately but it would be a "GREAT" $500-$600 mod if worked out. I think I would jump on it just because less RPM equals less wear.

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There's no need to make it personal and attack why he didn't test drive the bike first or any other jabs. He bought a bike that was good for him, and now he wants to make it perfect for him. Let's sit back and learn something here.
Not a jab at all. I wish him all the luck and hope he can find what makes it work for him. I think we all know there is not a perfect bike. The C50 is as close as I could find for me. I set the perameters for me when I purchased the C50. First I would give the edge to A HD being american made and all. Second Liquid Cooling. Third Shaft drive. Fourth Fuel Injected. Fifth as close to 500 lbs as I could get. Now you know why I ended up with the C50. In my case the money wasn't in the criteria. Now after 4K miles the weight has moved up to as close to 700 lbs as I can find. I can live with a belt drive (but I prefer not to). It has still got to be Liquid cooled and fuel injected. Unless I am missing something It seems like a C109 (if it becomes available). I like the cruiser look. I will keep the C50 just because I own it and love to ride it. 90% of my riding are short jonts after work just to unwind from another shi**t day in paradise.
But every now and then I will go for a longer ride and would like the larger CI bike. I would like a Victory, but they still just have to be a HD clone and need to update their technology. Sorry I have been rambling on.
I do love the C50 and don't regret for a minute buying it.
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Thats is VERY CORRECT

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You are very correct.

I would be very interested in this if we could find this guy.

It would be a great mod.....

And it would make me a VERY HAPPY C50SE owner....

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Here is a rear differential for a C90, let us know how it turns out.
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