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Once and for all, Truth about Timing Chain Failure

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There has been a lot of talk about timing chain failure on the C 50 Boulevard engine. I find it hard to believe Suzuki built a motor and continues to build the same motor with a timing chain weakness considering todays advances in motor technology. Any well designed motor should be able to go 100,000 miles with proper maintenance today. So here is the question. has anyone ridden their C 50 motorcycle 100,000 and did you have to replace the timing chains and tensioners. And if you did have the Timing chain problem, how many miles were on your motorcycle. Please include the year so we can look for problem years.
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I just bought a 2007 C 50 Boulevard with 13,000 miles on the clock and want to know whether I can plan on riding it another 87,000 miles without a timing chain failure or whether I should sell it at 25,000 for something better designed. Thanks and hopefully we can get to the bottom of this timing chain issue
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I was interested to know about this since I own a Volusia now. It has 19k on it with no issues at this point. I wish I had a tad more mileage out of it, but I am at the normal mileage so I cannot complain. It is a gorgeous bike! Oh and mine is a 2004 model, the last year it was a Volusia.
Really? I have been on Suzuki crotch-rockets with over 50k on them that ran like beasts, and they were beat to death on each ride by their owners. I will be upset if this bike cannot handle that kind of mileage. My older Kawasakis and the old Rebel have mroe miles than the Volusia and they are great. I would expect the same out of Suzuki. Hell, even the older Harleys have loads of miles on them. Oh and don't get me started on the Indians, which vibrate like a jack-hammer!
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