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Ron, I know you live by the kool aid, but, it's ONE! By his own admittance it was his fault. With proper maintenance there is no reason these should not be 150,000 mile motors. I highly expect to see 100,000 miles on mine sometime in the next 12 months.
Nope, I forget his name at the moment. Three motors in 210k miles. Haven't seen one that was over 60k (most) - 70k (a few) miles not using a fair amount of oil. They just ain't built to last that long Bob. There are a few I think that made 80k before crapping out but that is from sketchy memory and I'm pretty sure they were using a lot of oil before they bit it.
Some the old Vols get some pretty high miles, I think those are the ones that were making it up into the 80k range but they run cooler than the C50s. I haven't seen a C50 yet make it past 65k. I'm sure there is one two on the board somewhere. And we have discussed this before, there are quite a few that have fallen out around 35k but I think Suzuki got whatever that problem was fixed. It only seemed to happen with the 05 and 06 models.

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i have '03 and it's got 36K miles on it, and thats only with about a 7 mo. season...the other 5 mos it's parked in the frozen garage.

regular maintenance - just replaced the original battery beginning of '09 season, am on 3rd rear tire (1 punctured) & 2nd front tire.

it does not burn ANY oil...nada, zilch.
Its a Vol not a C50.

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i have '03 and it's got 36K miles on it, and thats only with about a 7 mo. season...the other 5 mos it's parked in the frozen garage.

regular maintenance - just replaced the original battery beginning of '09 season, am on 3rd rear tire (1 punctured) & 2nd front tire.

it does not burn ANY oil...nada, zilch.
Its a Vol not a C50.
there's a diff in the engines?? other than the fuel delivery system??


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i have '03 and it's got 36K miles on it, and thats only with about a 7 mo. season...the other 5 mos it's parked in the frozen garage.

regular maintenance - just replaced the original battery beginning of '09 season, am on 3rd rear tire (1 punctured) & 2nd front tire.

it does not burn ANY oil...nada, zilch.
Its a Vol not a C50.
there's a diff in the engines?? other than the fuel delivery system??
That carbed motor runs a lot cooler. And I don't know about the internals but watching mechanical issues over the years I would say yes there have been internal changes to the motor.

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I suppose I must have one of those miracle 05 C50s. 2 years and 21k miles and its still running (in spite of my inability to keep it rubber side down.)

The longevity of an engine is in direct proportion to its owner and their attention to maintenance. Most of the low mileage failures were run out of oil.... entirely preventable if only their ownes kept up on their pre-ride checklist.

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FX4, Razorsbackrules said 90k miles.. then it was t-Man that had 93,000 KM's...

So, you've still got to ask him... He's saying 90K miles!

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JPaige had his Volusia for 3 engines worth. These bikes will last a long time, or it could be made to die quickly, depending on the excuse/reason you must give the spouse for a new bike and/or new shiney parts.
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FX4, Razorsbackrules said 90k miles.. then it was t-Man that had 93,000 KM's...

So, you've still got to ask him... He's saying 90K miles!
Uh I'm pretty sure I answered that. 93,000KM works out to 57.7k miles which is right in the range these bikes last. I'm still waiting for the high mileage guys to roll in but I'm not too worried about it because only a few exist and they are by far the exception. My money says if any guys over 60k jump in they are riding Vols. I'm pretty safe on that one too.

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JPaige had his Volusia for 3 engines worth. These bikes will last a long time, or it could be made to die quickly, depending on the excuse/reason you must give the spouse for a new bike and/or new shiney parts.
Jpaige, that is who I was looking for. 3 motors 210k miles. Oh and he rode a Vol, not a C50.

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The old guy i know has an 05 c50 the next ride we go on if hes there i'll get a pic of his bike and the speedo to show the miles . his bike looks rough but its been very dependable . I see no reason theese motors can't last over a 100,000 miles with ease there a modern water cooled bike .

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