Longevity of the c50 - Page 39 - Suzuki Volusia Forums : Intruder Volusia and Boulevard Forum
 61Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #381 of 390 (permalink) Old 04-25-2019, 08:52 PM
Senior VR Member
 
Skrapiron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Second Star to the right, then straight on till morning.
Posts: 18,944
Thanks: 984
Thanked 2,362 Times in 1,623 Posts
Mom calls it maturity.

Current Bikes -->
-1969 Indian MX125 -10-2009 to Present
-2014 Honda CTX1300 - 05-2015 to Present

Past Bikes ----->

-1973 Yamaha RD350
-1991 Harley Sportster 883 XL
-2000 Yamaha XV125
-2003 Piaggio Fly
-2004 Suzuki LS650 - 04-2005 to 07-2008
-2005 Boulevard C50 - 07-2008 to 5-2012
-2012 Vulcan 900 - 05-2012 to 05-2015
-2008 Yamaha FZ6 - 11-2008 to 04-2017
-2006 Star Virago - 05-2011 to 06-2017


Skrapiron is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #382 of 390 (permalink) Old 04-25-2019, 11:18 PM
FX4
Senior VR Member
 
FX4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: PA - FL
Posts: 27,096
Thanks: 369
Thanked 589 Times in 453 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Whiskey View Post
Oh what a difference eight years makes.
Well, he is a few bikes and a lot of miles down the road later. I think once he jumped on the Vulcan he had for a while he realized there is a lot more than a C50 out there.

I also hate for it to get lost in these conversations that a lot of us think the C50 is a great starter middleweight that got us into motorcycle riding. Others just don't need an expensive or quick bike for their style of riding. They are happy tooling around country roads doing 2-5k miles a year and the C50 is fine for that situation. Once you start long distance riding, battling fast traffic, or really wanting to ride the twisties it's time to move to something a little more capable.
Whiskey likes this.

FX4 is offline  
post #383 of 390 (permalink) Old 04-26-2019, 06:10 AM
VR Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 278
Thanks: 23
Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by ronken10 View Post
I sold my first C50 at 76k and my second at over 80k. Both still running well and no major engine repairs, just good maintenance. The were work horses too. Back and forth to work put about 500 miles per week on them. I was changing the oil every 2-3 months. Lot of highway and a lot of twisty mountains. A great bike.
Thats the Japs build quality in a nutshell.
EazyDyz is offline  
post #384 of 390 (permalink) Old 04-26-2019, 09:14 AM
Senior VR Member
 
Skrapiron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Second Star to the right, then straight on till morning.
Posts: 18,944
Thanks: 984
Thanked 2,362 Times in 1,623 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by EazyDyz View Post
Thats the Japs build quality in a nutshell.
I told you, you sound just like me..

Quote:
Originally Posted by Skrapiron View Post
Which is why you don't own one any more, isn't it. Sorry, a C50 didn't meet your needs.

I swear, at times you are a wet blanket. When someone has something good to say about their C50, you're quick to say 'yes, but'. Maybe we don't wish to hear 'yes, but' all the time. The way some former C50 owners talk, they're surprised that any of us have a bike that can make it up a hill without us having to get off and push!

I figure if I can get 70k out of my bike before the engine dies, I'll be money ahead. Another C50 will always be available and frankly, they're dirt cheap. Hell, I could ride 5 C50s into the ground before I even approached the starting cost of some other bikes on the market! And even those big $$$ machines will eventually wear out too....
htlong likes this.

Current Bikes -->
-1969 Indian MX125 -10-2009 to Present
-2014 Honda CTX1300 - 05-2015 to Present

Past Bikes ----->

-1973 Yamaha RD350
-1991 Harley Sportster 883 XL
-2000 Yamaha XV125
-2003 Piaggio Fly
-2004 Suzuki LS650 - 04-2005 to 07-2008
-2005 Boulevard C50 - 07-2008 to 5-2012
-2012 Vulcan 900 - 05-2012 to 05-2015
-2008 Yamaha FZ6 - 11-2008 to 04-2017
-2006 Star Virago - 05-2011 to 06-2017


Skrapiron is offline  
post #385 of 390 (permalink) Old 04-26-2019, 03:21 PM
VR Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 278
Thanks: 23
Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skrapiron View Post
I told you, you sound just like me..
To be fair maybe yours would have lasted longer if you didn't crash it twice




https://www.volusiariders.com/67-rid...-me-again.html

EazyDyz is offline  
post #386 of 390 (permalink) Old 04-26-2019, 03:35 PM
Senior VR Member
 
Skrapiron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Second Star to the right, then straight on till morning.
Posts: 18,944
Thanks: 984
Thanked 2,362 Times in 1,623 Posts
I highly doubt that had anything to do with the engine self destructing three years later, but whatever makes you happy.

Current Bikes -->
-1969 Indian MX125 -10-2009 to Present
-2014 Honda CTX1300 - 05-2015 to Present

Past Bikes ----->

-1973 Yamaha RD350
-1991 Harley Sportster 883 XL
-2000 Yamaha XV125
-2003 Piaggio Fly
-2004 Suzuki LS650 - 04-2005 to 07-2008
-2005 Boulevard C50 - 07-2008 to 5-2012
-2012 Vulcan 900 - 05-2012 to 05-2015
-2008 Yamaha FZ6 - 11-2008 to 04-2017
-2006 Star Virago - 05-2011 to 06-2017


Skrapiron is offline  
post #387 of 390 (permalink) Old 04-26-2019, 04:44 PM
FX4
Senior VR Member
 
FX4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: PA - FL
Posts: 27,096
Thanks: 369
Thanked 589 Times in 453 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by EazyDyz View Post
To be fair maybe yours would have lasted longer if you didn't crash it twice




https://www.volusiariders.com/67-rid...-me-again.html

Not true. His damage wasn't very bad.

FX4 is offline  
post #388 of 390 (permalink) Old 04-26-2019, 04:52 PM
Super Moderator
 
beezer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: The Slate Belt
Posts: 52,713
Thanks: 2,136
Thanked 4,269 Times in 3,266 Posts
Garage
The '05 blue/black ones are the fastest and most nimble.



Hope this helps
Psyc0 and FX4 like this.



Let go and let Donald
beezer is offline  
post #389 of 390 (permalink) Old 04-27-2019, 09:09 PM
FX4
Senior VR Member
 
FX4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: PA - FL
Posts: 27,096
Thanks: 369
Thanked 589 Times in 453 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by beezer View Post
The '05 blue/black ones are the fastest and most nimble.


Hope this helps
Why I had to sell my silver one, kept getting beat by those blue and black bikes.
beezer and Psyc0 like this.

FX4 is offline  
post #390 of 390 (permalink) Old 04-28-2019, 06:06 AM
Super Moderator
 
beezer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: The Slate Belt
Posts: 52,713
Thanks: 2,136
Thanked 4,269 Times in 3,266 Posts
Garage
^ see, there's comfirmation

Thanks Ron



Let go and let Donald
beezer is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Suzuki Volusia Forums : Intruder Volusia and Boulevard Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome