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04-28-2019 06:06 AM
beezer ^ see, there's comfirmation

Thanks Ron
04-27-2019 09:09 PM
FX4
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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.
04-26-2019 04:52 PM
beezer The '05 blue/black ones are the fastest and most nimble.



Hope this helps
04-26-2019 04:44 PM
FX4
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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.
04-26-2019 03:35 PM
Skrapiron I highly doubt that had anything to do with the engine self destructing three years later, but whatever makes you happy.
04-26-2019 03:21 PM
EazyDyz
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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

04-26-2019 09:14 AM
Skrapiron
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Originally Posted by EazyDyz View Post
Thats the Japs build quality in a nutshell.
I told you, you sound just like me..

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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....
04-26-2019 06:10 AM
EazyDyz
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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.
04-25-2019 11:18 PM
FX4
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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.
04-25-2019 08:52 PM
Skrapiron Mom calls it maturity.
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