Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Create Account now to join.

Welcome to the Motorcycle Forum.

Register ButtonIf this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 30

Thread: Why the c50t

  1. #1
    Newbie
    Posts
    7

    Why the c50t

    Hello all - first post here in this forum and a new member. I am currently in the market for my first bike, and I am really interested in the c50t. Convince me why I should purchase this bike. I do like the looks of it, and I like the engine size which should be a good all around bike. I am looking to do a lot of riding around town and some highway time (weekend rides and what not). Another bike I have been eye-balling is the v-star 650. Which should I choose??

    Here's a pic of the c50t that I'm considering:


    Thanks for your help in advance.
    Last edited by outtacontrol; 04-25-2009 at 07:36 AM.

  2. MotorcycleForums.net is the original Motorcycle Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!

  3. #2
    Seat Tester
    My Bike(s)
    08 C90/82 XJ750seca
    Location
    Sunshine State
    Posts
    74
    OK I can tell you Y I would not!!! buy the c50T. I don't like the OEM saddlebags...seat...I would prefer to add my own mustang seat leatherlyke bags and such so Y would I pay for something that is going to be changed anyway. But hey thats my 2cents. By the way I do not have the C50 anymore since trading for the C90.

    TheMo


    08 C90

  4. #3
    Just Won't Go Away !
    My Bike(s)
    '08 Bandit, '09 Wee Strom
    Location
    St. Cloud, MN 3rd house NW of the Depot
    Posts
    4,900
    I would definitely go with the fiddy T. Granted the bags are not the largest but it has bags where as the V-Star will not. My coworker has the 650, yes he did buy bags but they are not near as large as the fiddy bags would be. He has a heck of a time riding two up on the hwy, not enough snort in that little 649cc. Lots of folks ride the fiddy two up with no issues. I believe the seat is very similar to the 90, not sure on that one but by looking at it I would say it is. I find the 90 seat comfy. V-Star no shield, fiddy T has a shield. V-Star is still carbed, Fiddy is FI.

    You want a bit more snort outa that fiddy G-man has the Bully FI fuel processor, the Yamaha is coming soon but not sure if he will have one for the 650.

    I have never ridden a fiddy but from what I hear a lot it is the best bang for the buck.

  5. #4
    Fourth gear and illegal
    My Bike(s)
    2007 Suzuki S 50
    Location
    Chippewa Falls Wi.
    Posts
    730
    The choice of your motorcycle is so personal that there are too many variables to count, but I have read on a couple of websites that changing oil on a V Star 650 can take two hours. They even sell oil filter relocation kits online just for this model.

  6. #5
    Newbie
    Posts
    7
    Quote Originally Posted by Camp21178 View Post
    The choice of your motorcycle is so personal that there are too many variables to count, but I have read on a couple of websites that changing oil on a V Star 650 can take two hours. They even sell oil filter relocation kits online just for this model.
    Maintenance on the c50t is much more manageable?

  7. #6
    Seat Tester
    My Bike(s)
    08 C90/82 XJ750seca
    Location
    Sunshine State
    Posts
    74
    Quote Originally Posted by frostbitevinnie View Post
    I would definitely go with the fiddy T. Granted the bags are not the largest but it has bags where as the V-Star will not. My coworker has the 650, yes he did buy bags but they are not near as large as the fiddy bags would be. He has a heck of a time riding two up on the hwy, not enough snort in that little 649cc. Lots of folks ride the fiddy two up with no issues. I believe the seat is very similar to the 90, not sure on that one but by looking at it I would say it is. I find the 90 seat comfy. V-Star no shield, fiddy T has a shield. V-Star is still carbed, Fiddy is FI.

    You want a bit more snort outa that fiddy G-man has the Bully FI fuel processor, the Yamaha is coming soon but not sure if he will have one for the 650.

    I have never ridden a fiddy but from what I hear a lot it is the best bang for the buck.

    I had a butt problem with the stock seat on both C50 & C90 I found I was sitting to wards the rear of the seat where the seat slopes up, could not ride more than 30 min without stopping for a butt break, being a old timer my butt is not as Hmmm...Lets say as perky as it use to be. With the mustang seat I can at least last for a couple of hours before stopping. The bags I am showing are saddle man extra jumbo, mega room in those bags but they are poor design. The plastic back is weak and I riveted 1/4" aluminum plate to support the bags and bolt them right to the rails. I wanted the leatherlyke but ran out of funds.
    TheMo


    08 C90

  8. #7
    Just Won't Go Away !
    My Bike(s)
    '08 Bandit, '09 Wee Strom
    Location
    St. Cloud, MN 3rd house NW of the Depot
    Posts
    4,900
    I know some have trouble with the 90 stock seat but I have gone days of long rides with no issues. I was a bit sore but the pain was tolerable. Usually I needed a butt break at 130 miles but have gone 185 straight with no breaks.

    Is it the V-star with the oil changing issues?? Pipes in the way if I recall. So if that is true the maintenance on the fiddy would be a snap. Oil right in front with no restrictions. No carbs to drain for winter, just add a bit of stabil run the bike for several minutes and done.

  9. #8
    Puddle Runner
    My Bike(s)
    09 Suzuki C109R
    Location
    wisconsin
    Posts
    389
    I agree with vinnie on the C50T. It's a better deal than the Star 650. Fuel injection is a big plus on the 50. The only maintenance issue on the 50 is getting the valves adjusted. I think it is the Star 1100 with the filter problem.
    J.D.

  10. #9
    Fourth gear and illegal
    My Bike(s)
    2007 Suzuki S 50
    Location
    Chippewa Falls Wi.
    Posts
    730
    I found a bunch of these on different sites. MeanCycles - YAMAHA - V STAR 650 CUSTOM - OIL FILTER RELOCATION KIT FOR V-STAR 650 also on ebay there were some kits to eliminate " the two hour nightmare of a VStar 650 oil change"

  11. #10
    Fourth gear and illegal
    My Bike(s)
    2007 Boulevard C50 2008 Nomad 1600
    Location
    Wet Coast, Canada
    Posts
    722
    Quote Originally Posted by frostbitevinnie View Post
    it is the best bang for the buck.


    C50T all the way!
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    Nomad, rider of the ancient east
    Nomad, rider that men know the least
    Nomad, where you come from no one knows
    Nomad, where you go to no one tells
    [by Iron Maiden]


  12. #11
    Clutch Cadet
    My Bike(s)
    2007 C50T
    Location
    Gainesville Ga.
    Posts
    916
    C50T, but you need to sit on them and get a feel for the bike. I looked at many makes and models before getting the 50. It had more room for me. On the 650 I felt cramped. I really like my choice. I ride a lot of mountain roads and highways and it hasn't let me down yet.
    "Go Steelers" 7 4 6

  13. #12
    Newbie
    My Bike(s)
    Suzuki C50
    Posts
    9
    I have an 08 C50 bought it new and have over 10K miles without any problems. The bike is a great commuter bike for city streets and is a great road bike for highway traveling. Light and low it is easy to handle and has a tighter turning radius than a Honda VTX 1300. For the money you can't go wrong, it is well equipped, emergency flashers, fuel injection fuel gauge and lots of chrome! The only draw back is at highway speeds many people feel it needs a 6th gear, I personally think it sounds great at highway speeds, it is geared to run higher rpm's. I get about 43 mpg in the winter I ride daily regardless of cold temps but in the summer and under warm air conditions a get in the low 50's on city streets and the highway. Unless you really think you need to rocket up to 90mph or over 100 mph this is the right bike for all around riding. The only other bike I would consider would be the new Yamaha V-Star 900 it too is fuel injected. I believe the Yamaha has a fuel gauge but can't be sure.
    The other consideration would be your size to the bike, you would have to sit on it to see if it comfortable to you.

  14. #13
    Newbie
    My Bike(s)
    Suzuki Boulavard C50T
    Posts
    1

    Love that Bike

    Hi Ottacontrol,
    I've been ridding the same bike for the last 2 years. Mine's a 2006 and I use it primarily for commuting the 40 k. into Vancouver. It's great to bypass the line-ups by using the HOV. I've been extremely happy with the bike and feel that I made a great choice. Love the look and it's a perfect intermediate size. My wife rides on the back on rides and because we're both not HEAVY people there is ample horsepower but on the Hwy you will be looking for another gear up. (The alternative is the c90t but then it's bigger for the city drives. So it's a trade off. It's very stable to ride in slow traffic and big enough to be seen. A couple of considerations though, Itís not decked out to accommodate the passenger for long rides. The seat is just not built for long rides. We find that after an hour or so we need to get of and give it a short rest. Also the windscreen does not cut as much of the wind buffeting, as you would think. I'm considering a larger one or going for some lowers. In the early mornings your hand are going to get very cold without good protection. The rear pegs are just that pegs and you may want to get some floorboards to allow the rider some foot movement, that is if you do carry a passenger. All in all I love the bike and I think you will to but don't be surprised if you grow out of it and want more down the road.
    This from the Oldfart

  15. #14
    Newbie
    Posts
    7
    Thank you all that have replied. So I picked up my new bike (new to me) on this week. It's a 2005 C50T. It's in MINT condition (see picture above at the start of the thread). I have been riding it almost every day and I absolutely love it. It handles well, it feels solid. It get's a lot of looks. I keep shining it up after every ride. I think I made a wise decision.

  16. #15
    Wants Better Weather
    My Bike(s)
    2008 Yamaha Roadliner
    Location
    Buffalo, NY
    Posts
    674
    Congrats on your new ride!!
    TJ


 

Ads

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Similar Threads

  1. 07 C50t
    By tc1973 in forum The Boulevard
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 10-18-2008, 09:50 PM
  2. new C50T
    By khoysagk in forum Volusia/C50 Getaway
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-13-2007, 08:53 PM
  3. Too big for C50T?
    By C50T guy in forum Volusia/C50 Getaway
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 05-30-2007, 08:38 PM
  4. Got My C50t
    By henry in forum Cruisers
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-15-2005, 11:48 AM
  5. New C50T
    By ArmaghKev in forum Cruisers
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-16-2005, 09:14 PM

Search tags for this page

am i too big for boulevard c50t
,
break in period for c50t
,

c50t break in period

,
c50t break in recommendations
,
c50t gman bully
,
gman bully processor 2009 c50t boulevard
,
suzuki c50t fits me best as it is longer and taller
Click on a term to search for related topics.