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|07-02-2018 12:07 PM|
|07-02-2018 09:15 AM|
|DCinCT||been riding the c90 model for 8 years now...only had 1 issue with my 04 Volusia...sitting in traffic at Americade...hit stand still traffic a few times on the c90 and always worry its going to shut down...so far hasn't happened.|
|07-02-2018 09:11 AM|
|07-02-2018 12:43 AM|
don'tthink you'll find much in the area of accessories...when I replaced my last c90, 2014...they were giving away new c90's for a steal...under 9k...aside from the total black look...not really into the total black look...I also learned from doing research on what aftermarket was available...there was very little...again...a negative.
Maybe its gotten better...another area to try would be
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good luck. Must be a bit hot right about now in Texas...after todays 100 degree temps here in Ct,,,don't think I could do this for the summer.
|07-01-2018 11:09 PM|
|07-01-2018 08:36 PM|
|DCinCT||nice to be on the clock learning about my mc.....sorry Pruby for taking this thread way off course...sort of like going on one of my rides...btw...where ya from?|
|07-01-2018 08:33 PM|
for some reason I remember the term oil cooled coming into play when someone would mention "isn't the c90 oil cooled"...of course I would just nod and agree, totally clueless about air/oil/water cooled...bad enough to be a moron...no sense holding up a neon light advertising it... so now that school is in session, figured I'd do some research...
from 2009...some other forum...
The C90 is a fuel injected 1500LC, and the 1500LC motor is basically a 1400 Intruder motor bumped out 100ccs. So the oil cooling was a carry over from the circa-1986 Intruder 1400.
Water cooling is not really a desirable feature from a design standpoint, and engineers avoid it if they can. It adds weight, complexity, moving parts, and maintenance, plus there are the cosmetic issues of the radiator location. Water cooling in larger v-twins has only gained market acceptance in the last few years, despite water cooled models being sold since the 1930s, and many water cooled metrics were sales disasters- Suzuki lost big money on the Water Buffalo, for example. So in 1986 water cooling simply wasn’t an option for a bike intended to compete with the then new Harley Softail. But engineers did a great job, making a motor that will run cool enough on air cooling, and the oil cooler helps cool down the pistons to prevent pre-detonation and allow a more aggressive spark curve for more power. Harley, Yamaha, Victory, Indian, and Triumph are able to appeal to traditional buyers by designing air-cooled motors that meet all current and projected emissions standards.
Today water cooling is much more widely accepted by the metric buying public, so Honda, Suzuki, and Kawasaki use it for their power cruisers. The design of these bikes is tight, and adequate air cooling is just not possible, and buyers are attracted to the power of these bikes. Some even see water cooling as an advantage, and many younger buyers prefer it, especially those who entered the motorcycle world through familiarity with sport bikes. But air cooled cruiser models still outsell water cooled ones about 5 to 1.
again...that was in 2009...
|07-01-2018 08:32 PM|
|07-01-2018 08:22 PM|
|DCinCT||amazing what you can learn here just by asking...thanx...always thought they were all air cooled...|
|07-01-2018 08:05 PM|
“Although Suzuki claims this is a ‘new’ ‘bike that is not entirely true. The C90T shares the same steel tube frame and swing arm with Suzuki’s current muscle cruiser the Boulevard M90. It also uses the M90’s 1462cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, SOHC four-valve per cylinder, 54-degree V-twin engine and the M90’s five-speed constant mesh transmission that delivers the power to the 16-inch rear wheel via shaft drive.”
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