2007 bouldevard c90t engine, shaft or tranny problems.

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Old 03-27-2009, 07:49 PM
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Default 2007 bouldevard c90t engine, shaft or tranny problems.

Has anyone heard of any tranny, shaft or engine problems on any year c90's? Essentially any heavy hitter issues with these bikes. Also, how many miles can someone expect to get out of a c90 engine? What is the history of the engine/tranny, i.e. what other bikes was it derived from? Thanks for hopefully everyones replies!
 
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Old 03-27-2009, 08:39 PM
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I think the boulevards were derived from the volusias (vl800) guessin the c90 is just the beefed up version. I would try this question at www.volusiariders.com Lots of members there for boulevards and volusias. goodluck!
 
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C90 Boulevard is the newer, fuel injected version of the 1500 LC Intruder, which was produced from 1998 to 2004. The LC motor was derived from the 1400 Intruder (now called S83) motor. To make the 1500 motor they increased the displacement by 100 ccs, lowered the compression slightly, added oil cooling to the front cylinder (1400 had rear cooling only) and increased the size of the flywheel. In 2005 they added the fuel injection system that they use on the Suzuki sportbikes.

These bikes are practically bullet proof. They run forever with only minimal routine maintainance (shaft drive and hydraulic lifters do not require adjustment). They get reasonable gas mileage (I average 45 locally). It's not uncommon to put over 100,000 miles on these bikes. Check out the Delphi forum... the best place I know to discuss the LC /C90. Great bunch of guys who know all there is to know about them. I hang out there all the time, screen name CapnIcthus. Maybe I'll see you there.

http://forums.delphiforums.com/RLCMC/start
 
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Ooops... forgot to address the Volousia. The Volousia evolved into the Boulevard C50, Suzuki's middle weight cruiser. The Marauder evolved into the Boulevard M50. In the new Suzuki Boulevard nomenclature M stands for Musclebike, C stands for Cruiser, S stands for Sport. T on the end stands for Touring. The number is the displacement of the motor in cubic inches, ala Harley Davidson.

The 50 cubic inch motor is completely different from the C90, as it is high compression and watercooled, like the larger motor in the M109 and C109. Suzuki just came out with a new water cooled 90 ci engine which they put in the new M90. This new motor is a larger version of the 50 ci motor, or a smaller version of the 109, depending on how you look at it. I expect that Suzuki will eventually put this new motor on the C90 and stop making the current 90 ci motor.

Hate to sound like a know-it-all, but I really find this stuff interesting and I guess you probably do also.
 
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Thank so much for the info, I'll check out the other site you mentioned!! Thanks again!! I just bought a 07' c90t with 275 miles for $6000 in CO. I think the bike is fantastic so far, rode it home ~75miles and by the end was in love, the bike runs and rides great!! Big fan!
 
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Brother, you got a terrific deal! Glad I could be of help. When I got my bike I spent hours (still do) on the web finding out everything I could. Great way to spend some time when it's too cold to ride.

I'm getting really impatient for some good riding conditions, though I do ride in the cold when the roads don't have left over salt or sand on them. Supposed to be back in the 30s and 40s here in Maryland this week... will this winter ever end?!?!

By the way...If you notice that your shifter sometimes seems sticky, you can by a new bronze shifter bushing from Gman for about $20. Only takes a few minutes to install and gets rid of the stickiness. Never requires lubrication.

http://gmanindustries.com/index.php/cPath/25
 
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your welcome, glad i could help ya
 
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