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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-09-2019, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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Questions about an 07 M50 Boulevard

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I recently *finally took my MSF and got my endorsement* Now looking for a first bike at 40 years old I originally never pictured my self by anything outside of a Harley until the powersports shop I work at took a 2007 M50 Boulevard on a trade. I love the look of it but being an 07 with 25k miles I am trying to figure out if the fear of the timing chain issue I keep reading about out weighs the price I can get it which is the cost my work paid 1600.00. My shop does not specialize in Suzuki so I am coming here hopefully to find out what i need to know.

I attached the image below but I absolutely love the look despite what looks like a bit of rust on the crashbars, other than that looks pretty clean. LOL if I do pick it up adding some blacked out Kuryakyn Mirrors and the Kuryakyn Speaker Pod kit.
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Meant to say Buy sorry cannot edit for some reason.

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Hello All,



I recently *finally took my MSF and got my endorsement* Now looking for a first bike at 40 years old I originally never pictured my self buy anything outside of a Harley until the powersports shop I work at took a 2007 M50 Boulevard on a trade. I love the look of it but being an 07 with 25k miles I am trying to figure out if the fear of the timing chain issue I keep reading about out weighs the price I can get it which is the cost my work paid 1600.00. My shop does not specialize in Suzuki so I am coming here hopefully to find out what i need to know.

I attached the image below but I absolutely love the look despite what looks like a bit of rust on the crashbars, other than that looks pretty clean. LOL if I do pick it up adding some blacked out Kuryakyn Mirrors and the Kuryakyn Speaker Pod kit.
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I have a 2010 M50 with 18000km on it. I have owned it for a few weeks now and LOVE IT!!! I personally have not heard any issues about a timing chain. IMO I would ride a Suzuki, Yamaha, Kawasaki a million times before I would buy a Harley. I have a friend at work who just purchased a 2019 Harley. We took a trip up island on the long weekend and it was hot. It was about 90 degrees out and we were sitting in traffic. It was very slow and all of a sudden he yelled wtf my bike is overheating. I would never, ever, ever, ever pay the $40,000 he did and have my bike over heat. He went to the local Harley dealership the next day and they said yeah these bikes are just air cooled and that will happen. He had to ride 28 miles on the shoulder of the road at about 10 miles an hour to keep his bike from overheating and hoping he wouldn't get a ticket. Just my thoughts.

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For such a nice bike they are crap...a timing chain/tensioner should last a hell of a lot longer than a miserable 30k miles. Suzuki seem to be the only manufacturer who has this particular problem and, seeing as it is a major engine out almost total dismantle job, need to address this.

I copied that from on of the threads I was reading about that on.
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It seems a few members have had bad luck at lower miles. Possibly some quality control issues on an otherwise great power-plant years ago? There are many reports of these bikes hitting 50K+ miles (even 100K+) If its quiet now, just buy it, maintain and enjoy! I did...
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I have an 07 C50 boulevard which has the same engine. Bought new in 07 with 1 mile on the odo, now with 98,000+miles, no issue with cam chain or nothing really: had loose eFI connector once...uses an ounce of oil every 500-800miles...buy it...

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For that price, buy it. If you get 3 years out of it, you'll feel you got your $ worth. You love it now, but may want to move to something larger by then.
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Yeah I had it checked over only issue was rear brakes which are getting done, and the fuel pump was a bit loud but we will go over that in the off season in a couple of months.
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at that price worth a chance...good luck in whatever decision you make.

Whats the big hurry...slow down and enjoy the ride!

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the fuel pump was a bit loud but we will go over that in the off season in a couple of months.

Normal. I wouldn't worry about that at all. I would expect it may need other maintenance done in the near future.
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