So how are the '05-'07 C50's holding up these days? Any known issues? I'm looking into getting back into riding again, but i've only ridden a cruiser once. It was some kind of Harley, took it about 2 miles right before a cookout, not enough time/distance to form a real opinion. I seem to have my heart set on a C50 (FI is a plus for me now), but due to budget restraints I'm pretty much in the 2005-2007 dollar range. Unfortunately i've got another item on CL i have to sell before i can purchase one (and what's with all the CL scammers these days?!). Anywho, i sold my last bike back in 08 or 09 i guess? It was a Honda CBR 900RR, prior to that i had a Suzuki Katana 750. I learned to ride on the Katana, and the transmission blew out at 22k miles. I swapped the motor myself, rode for a bit, sold it, upgraded, etc. I'm a little weary of going back to Suzuki again due to the blown tranny at only 22k miles, but I've read quite a few good reviews on the C50 cruiser. I'm finding them here and there on CL for good prices in good condition, just hoping i can still find them that way when i sell my boat. Anything I should look for in particular with these bikes? Closest interstate is 60 miles from here either direction, so it'll mainly be for in town riding and/or 65mph or under, but i'd still like enough power and room to ride 2up in the mountains or 80mph+ solo when needed. Me and the wife would be about 320lbs total, so i don't "think" that'd be an issue.
Now that i've gotten a bit older, and rarely get my truck up/over 60mph, I figure a cruiser will suit me well. Comfy, good gas mileage, and wind in what's left of my hair C90 would be nice, but I can't find them for less than $5k and that's more than the wife will let me spend on a toy at the moment LOL