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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-29-2016, 09:18 PM
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This is impressive and good to know...congrats. Just curious, what kind of seat you have on the bike?



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Congrats!!! Good maintenance adds to the longevity.

Glad to see there are still someone else that keeps their bike as long as I do.



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wait a second: A 2007 fuel injected C50 at 100.000 miles with no mechanical issues? Not even the famous timing chain tensioner failure?

Do you hear a chain rattle?
How is your riding style? Relaxed or more agrresive?
When do you shift?
Do you rev the engine high?
Typical riding speed?
Mostly driven around town, backroads or highways?
Original shaft drive? Greased or kept factory original?
Stock pipes?
Any fuel tuner used?

Cool to hear tough, I have heard so many horror stories about blown engines at 35-40 thousand miles, specially on 06 and 07 FI models.

I hope you keep the bike and enjoy riding her - I wish you another 100.000 troublefree miles!

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I believe the oil pump screen is a neglected item and could cause the oil pump to starve for oil , easy to clean.
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Do you clean the oil pump screen ?
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Pretty much my approach, I'm at 61k. Rotella!
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Congrats! That is a lot of smiles!


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Wow; I just checked back in. So many questions. Clean the oil pump screen? Never heard of it - I change the oil regularly, though.

I'm not hearing any chain rattle or piston slap. I'd call my riding style 'relaxed.' I shift when it needs to be shifted (no tach, so I rely on 'feel').

It's mostly backroad country riding, so lengthy stretches at 50-60. I'll get on an interstate and roll at 70 once in a while. Original shaft drive, disassembled and regreased by me. I try no to overrev; pipes have been opened up a little but no fuel tune changes.

It's got the Suzuki touring seat - I forget what they call it. The one that sits a little lower. Starting to come apart at the seams a little.

Just hit another milestone this morning. Still running strong.
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No Seafoam. I ride all year, pretty much. Heated jacket & gloves gets me through the winter. My commute is about 50 miles each way.
Fantastic! That means I have 80,000 to go lol. I have always said, the worst thing you can do to a vehicle is to not use them. They hate sitting around, seals dry up, gas and oil get old and contaminated.

However, you got me with the year round riding. Too old and creaky to ride in the cold lol.
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I have used Rotella T since day one, except an ill fated use of Mobil 1, and I used Super Tech bike oil once. I change it around 3-4k because that's when the shifting gets notchy.

So what was ill fated about the use of Mobil 1 ? I just went to Rotella myself. Can't beat it at $14 a gallon.

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