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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 05-19-2011, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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Cam Chain adjuster

My bike (2007 c50 49k km) is in the shop getting the valves check and the shop just told me the the cam chain adjuster is going and its going to be about $1600. Has anyone had this before and can anyone tell me how hard is it to fix?

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Motor has to come out of the bike and disassembled. About as big of a fix as you can get.

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How many miles is 49k km? I got an 07 and so far so good just under 27,000 miles.

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How many miles is 49k km? I got an 07 and so far so good just under 27,000 miles.
~35k
They are good for about 50k.

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I had a cam chain tensioner fail at 54000. broke the cam chain and broke the cam sproket. i did the repair myself and went ahead and replaced buth chains, both tensioners, the sproket and the gaskets and seals. Parts were about $750 and the moter gets broken down quite extensivley. I is a big job.
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is this a norm thing to go on the bikes, it just seems like a hudge issue for a bike with 50k km on it. I was quoted $1600 to do the repair. now if i do it will i have another 50k before i will have to do it again or do i just look for a new bike and take the hit.

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Cam chain failures are not a terribly common problem, but they can happen to ANY bike that uses a roller chain. Particularly engines with an overhead valve design. Any bike you care to name will begin to have maintenance issues as the miles pile on. It doesn't mean the bike is garbage, rather that it just needs to be fixed. Whether or not you fix it is entirely up to you, but ask yourself which is cheaper?$1600 for new cam chains or $10,000+ for a new bike?

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I would take a close look at the the overall shape of the bike.Then figure out what the next big maintenance item will be.Then what I have into it as far as accessories that i could sell or put on another bike.Then decide if it's worth fixing.

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I would take a close look at the the overall shape of the bike.Then figure out what the next big maintenance item will be.Then what I have into it as far as accessories that i could sell or put on another bike.Then decide if it's worth fixing.
yup, a sensible thing to do.



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I lost the tensioners the second year I had my 05C50. Suzuki didn't want to cover it under the warrantee, but my dealer pushed back and got it done at no cost to me! I don't remember the exact quote, but it was like $1200 to $1500.

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