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Looking at a 2006 C90

Stopping by on Saturday to check it out. 2006 C90 with 18,000 miles, dealer is asking $3999.00 for it. Just wanted to check in with the experts here on what to look for. Appreciate any advice you may have. Thank you.
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The stators have a habit of failing in that bike. There are a number of aftermarket ones as well as aftermarket voltage regulators that are meant to reduce the failures. The C90 also has a very small gas tank and the power is described as adequate.
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That bike is 11 years old, and shows 18,000 odometer miles..........I think that I'd save My 4M, and move up at least 8 years.
Why buy something that may cause misery and drain Your bank account?
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Don't be a dummy and ride unprotected, it's like picking up a prostitute without bringing a condom along for the ride.

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from someone who went from a new 2004 Volusia to 2 c90's...05 & presently 06...been a good experience. The 04 Volusia gave me many troublefree miles in the 6 years I had it logging 87k...major repair required forced me to put it to rest in 2010 and move on. Bought a 2005 c90 with 15k on the dial. Had it checked over by my mechanic who thought it would be a good purchase. We talked about the history of failed stators and I questioned whether I should just go ahead and replace it now. Told me his experience with that problem seemed to be a 50/50 crapshoot. Advised against it...2 weeks later, I was towing it in to have the stator replaced. Pretty much the only problem I had with the bike in the 4 years I had the bike and adding 50k miles to the bike. Girl blew a stop sign early part of 2014, totaled the bike, bought another one. 2006 with 8k on the dial. Questionable whether a bike w/such low mileage and pretty much unridden was such a good investment...gut told me make the purchase. 42k on the dial now...replaced a starter relay earlier this year, otherwise been a good decision. Original stator still. Like he said...50/50. Buying from a dealer, you can probably get the price lowered. Shop and go in with something to show him what similar bikes are going for. Gas tank for me is sufficient...3.6 gallons and with average mileage in the high 40's to 50 mpg it hasn't presented any inconviences. Good luck.

one other thing...the bike probably has the stock tires still on it...maybe, maybe not...even if they look good, look for the year the tire was manufactured on the tire... good negotiating point that the tires regardless of how well they look will have to be replaced and that in itself will run you about $500...remember you only have 2 wheels under you and you don't want to be riding on tires that could malfunction at any given moment because of age. Keep that in mind when shopping for any bike.

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Been doing business with this dealer for many years and trust them completely. And the fact that I go to church with the co-owners mother doesn't hurt. Bike appears to be a recent trade-in and is currently in the service department getting a final check up and prepped before making it to the sales floor. Don't know anything about it except for the "stock" photo on the dealer's site - Not sure if it's stock, or loaded with mods. Actually surprised that it was listed and priced without being checked over in the service bay, but maybe they've worked on the bike in the past and already know what to expect? I know it is Silver/Gray...and that the service manager will post actual photos of the bike after being serviced, probably tomorrow. I might still go look at it. Thanks for the advice.



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Am I the only one that's confused that he asked about a 06 C90 and posted a picture of a 2015 S40, definitely strange

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Am I the only one that's confused that he asked about a 06 C90 and posted a picture of a 2015 S40, definitely strange


It's my "signature" photo...because I own a 2015 Suzuki S40.
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The stator is not the cause of the problem it's the result, the problem is a couple of electrical quick connectors and a shunt style regulator. Correcting the wiring issue is called mod 3 and only costs about $20 and a hour of time, a aftermarket series regulator costs about $150 do both at the same time and your electrical system will be nearly bullet proof. Many of the members on the delphi forum have well over 150,000 miles on their bikes with nothing needed other than basic maintenance, oil changes, tires, brakes, filters etc...

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2006 C-50-C Pearl White W/Ghost Flames
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2000 GZ-250 Green with Silver Accents

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Bought a 2017 Honda Fury instead.

Looked at the C90 today, and it looked pretty rough - not what I would call a well maintained bike. Decided to look at new bikes and noticed a 2017 Honda Fury. Dealer came off of MSRP about a thousand dollars, so that's what I ended up with.



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