2006 Suzuki C50

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2006 Suzuki C50

Unread post by LtJer31 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:53 am

What is everyone's opinion on this bike? I am looking at getting a very low mileage used one that I found close by.

I am 6'1" 225 lbs in case that matters

I currently ride a Shadow 600 VLX Deluxe - I think I have outgrown her.

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Re: 2006 Suzuki C50

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:11 pm

I don't remember hearing anything bad about it at all. It's a little heavy for it's engine size, but I'm sure you can handle that, it's fuel injected which is a great feature and Suzuki made the bike into a Tourer as well (see link below) so that opens up some extra accessories for it too. Plus it has shaft drive (A+).

The only negative I can really say for it is it's small gas tank (Fuel Tank Capacity: 15.5 liter (4.1 gal.)) which isn't the best, not the worst, but not the best either.

http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/photos/2 ... rd-C50.htm

http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/photos/2 ... d-C50T.htm

As long as it was kept for and oil changes were done regularly on it, it should be a fine bike.

As usual with any used bike when you buy it pretend NOTHING has been done and change the spark plugs, oil and filter, brake fluid, shaft/chain oil, check the tires, check the battery, wash/wax and polish it up and enjoy it.

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Re: 2006 Suzuki C50

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:12 pm

BTW - Thanks for posting the thread in the correct forum, much appreciated. :D

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Unread post by Wrider » Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:20 pm

I absolutely hated my Volusia (01 carb'd version of this). When I sold it I almost cried in pure joy because it was finally gone. I mean I only put 3k on it in 5 months during the Colorado winter.

And yes that was pure sarcasm! haha

It's a great bike, the shaft drive is super nice, the bike has good power, and it's center of gravity is low so it actually feels lighter than the lighter Vulcan 750 while riding it. Can cruise at 80 all day, yet will get you around town with no problems at all.
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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:37 am

Thanks Wrider for the reply to the poster,

It's always great to hear from a person who has owned the bike before. Sounds like a great bike.

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Re: 2006 Suzuki C50

Unread post by Thumper » Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:27 pm

The Spouse Thingy moved up from a VLX Deluxe 600 to the C50 and he loves it. Enough that he thinks it'll be his last bike...

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Unread post by Wrider » Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:41 pm

Oh and I forgot to mention... I'm taller and make you look skinny :)
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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:04 am

Wrider wrote:Oh and I forgot to mention... I'm taller and make you look skinny :)
You can have the height, I don't want to be any taller. :laughing:

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Unread post by Wrider » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:30 pm

totalmotorcycle wrote: You can have the height, I don't want to be any taller. :laughing:

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Re: 2006 Suzuki C50

Unread post by sunshine229 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:13 pm

LOL - let's just say I don't want him any taller! He's already a head above me...
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Re: 2006 Suzuki C50

Unread post by LtJer31 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:37 pm

Thanks for your help folks - By the time i wanted to pull the trigger, it was sold.

I am now looking at a used Triumph T100 - It is a bit expensive but I love the looks of it!

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