My c50 valves were checked twice over 13 years for valve clearance by two different Suzuki dealerships. Nope...they didn't check the valves by listening to them....LOL. They even provided me with the clearance numbers at the time. It's bad if you can't find a dealership mechanic that you can trust. I guess that means you'll always have to do all the work on your bike. I didn't buy my bike to become a grease monkey. I bought it to ride and enjoy. I do all of the normal maintenance, but I'm not going to become anal over my motorcycle and spend all my free time doing major maintenance or repairs. The bike serves me, I don't serve the bike.
Well....picked up bike. Mechanic, which I do trust, said bike was within specs. He said there is a range for the valves and as long as it's within that range he doesn't do anything. 150 dollars. Said he had to move radiator to get to front jug.
The specification for the exhaust and intake are as follows:
Exhaust - .007 - .009
Intake - .003 - .005
Rule of thumb being if the valves were "in range" but closer to the minimum spec, then they should have been adjusted. When adjusted, it is best to set them to the maximum clearance, for the longest service interval.
See the pic, pulled the shaft while the weather isn't good. Found this. My concern is a water jacket leak. I have yet to drain the oil to see if it's milky, so posting a tad early I suppose.
Has anyone else seen this?
While working on the drive shaft I came across a clutch replacement video. So here I am with the pipes off, rear end apart and a straight shot at the clutch. 20k miles on the bike, and only about 400 miles are mine so I don't know it well at all.
I'm asking if anyone has a specific clutch kit...
Last summer the C90 drive blew a seal and oil all over my nice whitewalls
Since it was prime riding time, I popped the oem drive in and put the C90 drive in the "winter maintenance" lineup.
Changed the seal this winter and now it's time to reinstall on the bike, thought I'd include some...
I have and 05 C50 with 21,000 miles. I have owned it for the last 17,000. To my knowledge the bike has never had a wrench on it other than routine oil changes and a valve adjustment. Last week I was running down the interstate for about 5 miles at 65 mph, everything fine, no warning lights or...
Just received my Moccasin Mike's Pair Valve removal kit, so soon as this 40c weather leaves us i will start the removal process...
Reason for doing it? Purely to show of those beautiful jugs on the left side of the bike..:grin2:
A big thanks to Mike for sending the kit all the way to...