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Hi

i test rode the c50t today at Blackfoot Motorcycles in Calgary Alberta

i ride a honda VTX1300 and was test riding the bike for my girlfriend

She is a novice rider who just passed the MSF course
and who is also the proud new owner of a c50t
her first bike ,purchased yesterday moments after i arrived back from the test ride,bike will be ready for pickup Wednesday

After a 35 minute ride these are my thoughts

its a great bike

shifts much smoother than my VTX

the seat was comfy ,although anything is better than the stock seat on the VTX

the bike was easy to handle and took all bumps and rough road a lot
better and smoother than my VTX

and just like my VTX, at 70 -75 MPH i was looking for a sixth gear
:D

the only draw back , the throttle grip does not extend to the end of the handle bars, i am sure this is an easy fix, what grips are available
to correct this situation on the c50t?

she has been offered a straight up trade for some Vane and Hines pipes
for her stock exhaust , does anyone else have these pipes on their
c50t and did you have to re map the EFI to do this conversion

thanks
enjoy the ride
Knight
 

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ISO grips with throttle boss are great.

The pipes take a while to breakin, 3,000 to 5,000 miles.

The bike can be remapped, which is cheaper, by a good shop. If you do the K&N aircleaner and the pipes, you will have to remap.
An FI unit is used by someone who likes to tinker.

There is lots of info here on the C50, just use the search feature.

I have 10,000 miles on my 05 C50SE, and I love it.
 

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I just put V&H Straightshots on my '05 C50 after 1,600 miles. No need to be remapped. The bike runs better--louder of course, but I feel an increase in the lower range. Go for it, but wait until the first 500 run with the stock...that's what the experts recommend, anyway.
 

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The bar ends are a safety item, preventing a sudden runaway contition if you were to rub up against something with the throttle end of the handlebars....

Spend some time reading posts here on aftermarket pipes, and you will find they are all very LOUD..... But, if that's what you're wanting, it's a good trade.
 

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The bar ends are weights to reduce vibration in the bars.
They are not necessary, most do the change without reusing the bar ends.
Some have kept with the ISO grips.
I have not used and have about 8,000 miles without and have noticed no change.
 

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Nice feedback on the VTX, as it was on my shortlist before settling on the M50.
Your testimonial put a smile on my face. :D
I also put on aftermarket pipes which made it alot louder, which I wanted, and have not found the need to remap as of yet.
No negative issues with regard to power. Like you, I found someone willing to swap new Cobras for my stockers. A trade I have not regretted one bit.
Put it this way, if you want to go back to stockers, they're easy to find, cheap. I bet as we speak, on this forum alone, there are a dozen sitting neatly tucked away in someones garage.

Happy riding with your lady and her new toy. :301:
 
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