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Cam Chain and Tensioners

I'm in need of cam chains and tensioners for my 08 C50. Does anyone have recommendations on where to shop at other than dealership? Thanks.
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Dealership. There are no aftermarket parts. Even online, you're buying from a dealership.
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Any idea on the cost?
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2008 Suzuki Boulevard C50 (VL800) CAM CHAIN | Babbitts Suzuki Partshouse

Replacing the chains alone is around $200 for parts, however your adjusters, tensioners, guides or all three could need to be replaced as well, so budget $500 just for that part of the project. You will also need to replace the transmission cover gasket, plus both head gaskets when you tear the engine down. Lastly, it is not a job that can be completed with the motor in the frame, so you're going to have to remove it as well.

A dealer will charge somewhere in the neighbourhood of $1500 to do the job. It is pretty time consuming and rather easy to mess up (especially when resetting the timing).

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