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Old 08-20-2017, 11:19 PM   #1
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S83 for a M50

Well it happened......Traded my 05 S83 for a 07 M50.I really wanted the FI & cast wheels......Plus I'm not getting any younger & wanted more comfort & ease of handling.I hope I don't regret this.This is my third Suzuki.....Guess it shows what brand I lean towards.
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Old 08-21-2017, 01:21 PM   #2
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Very nice! Enjoy.
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Old 08-21-2017, 07:24 PM   #3
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Both of them are nice looking bikes!
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Old 10-19-2017, 08:02 AM   #4
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You will love the M-50. Lynda had her 07 and it was a treat to ride for both of us. The 50 is more modern and nearly fool proof too. Easy to maintain and fun to add stuff too. The right side panel can be removed and you will find a fair bunch of room for a fuse panel and relays if you want to add electrical stuff. U.S. models have a cannister in there but we get space in Canada.
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Yep....Love it so far.....The only down fall I have found is the can chain tensoners tend to fail about 40000 miles.(65000 KM)....They are buried deep in the engine & require a complete removal & tear down to replace ($2000.00)Most just replace the engine......Kinda disappointing in a water cooled modern engine that should see 100000 easily......What a poor design to not have the tensoners on the outside of the engine....Up dated pic.
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Old 10-19-2017, 05:26 PM   #6
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Great looking bike, but that is a lot of coin for what should be a fairly reasonable maintenance issue. Not well thought out IMHO. Every bike has it's quirks or design issues. If you really love the bike though, it will be worth the expense. Do like I do, set aside money for future expenses for your toys. Safe riding.
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Old 10-19-2017, 08:05 PM   #7
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Na....Thats a deal breaker for me.Most bikes have quirkes in their design...But this a over all bad design with a known tensoner flaw that Suzuki won't admit or redesign a better tensoner.....I assume in case it would lead to a recall..There are a lot of Boulevard 800 in circulation. ...Im used to having bikes that go 100000 with normal maintenance.I put on between 14000 & 18000km a year.To pay that kind of money just to get to the tensoners is beyond what Im willing to spend on something that will do the same thing again.If there was a newer updated tensoner design than I would think differently.As I said most just replace the whole engine/transmission with a low mileage unit.A great bike for someone that only puts a few thousand K on a year.She just turned 40000km(25000 Miles) so in spring she will be going to a new home while everything is still quiet & working well.......Kinda sad that I put almost 50000km on my GZ with no major problems & a newer bigger more modern design can do no more.
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