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Once and for all, Truth about Timing Chain Failure

25887 Views 76 Replies 29 Participants Last post by  jasonpinson143
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 wish I had seen this earlier. I had bad trimming chains at about 35-40K, changed them at 50k. The were more then two links longer. I compared them when I removed to see just how bad they were. The inside of the engine was spotless! No crud or build up, just some staining. Now I'm close to 100K, and I have some noise in the engine and it runs extremely rich and will not idle, and I can not seem to fix it with spending like $1500 in parts so I just deal with it.
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