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C50 knock

So has anyone ever discussed why a C50 will knock until it's warmed up?

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It's been speculated on for a while. Most contribute it to piston slap, or poor piston fit in the cylinder. Whatever it is, it sounds terrible (One owner named his bike Mr. Clatter).

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Yeah, It does sound terrible but what are you gonna do. Just ride her till she blows I guess.

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Yes I called my 09 C50 Mr Clatter. Piston slap was very annoying. I think Suzuki has figured out how lean they can possibly make the bike run to meet emissions standards and the way to do it was with a loose piston to cylinder fit. Take out your plugs and I be they are not a nice dusty brown. More like a concerning white. A fellow VR member has an older carbed
Volusia and the motor is quite solid sounding despite the.miles on the bike. It burns some oil but no rattles, little to no unsettling motor noises! I would have enjoyed my Suzuki so much more had it not made noises it shouldn't have. My 2005 C50 had the timing chains go bad at a relatively low mileage. Dealer took it all apart and gave it back to me making the same slapping chain noises. They had not had a Volusia with bad timing chains before. They did take care of me and eventually fixed it. The noise and down time was a very disappointing experience. The C50 is a full size value for the money cruiser. Don't expect much more, it is going to clatter, it won't last 100,000 miles. You might get a good one and get a reasonable use from it. You might not. Some members have had good mileage from their bikes. I figure I got two that were far less than I expected. I shouldn't have traded the 05 on a 09. Hindsight is always 20/20!

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I have an 04 Volusia that never made any noise until the cams or timing chains went out. Hopefully the 08 will last till I get either a new motor or fix the old one on my 04. Not sure when that might be.

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I made my own leak down tester from Internet instructions , it has a 0.040 inch #60 drill hole ,it is a great tool to determine the condition of rings, valves , head gasket, along with a compression test.
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