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    rear cylinder replacement

    I have a 2006 Suzuki C50 boulevard. The rear cylinder is broke. I have never worked on a motorcycle but am very mechanically inclined. Should I attempt to fix it myself? If so does anyone know the process for replacing it?

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    to the forums from Arkansas. It is never a good idea to break into an engine when you don't have a clue what you are doing unless you are just wanting to learn and aren't planning on riding it any time soon. What makes you think something is wrong with the rear cylinder. A lot more info will be required for anyone here to help you.
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    To rephrase:
    NO, not a good idea.
    With most bike engines, you must split the case, which means getting into both the engine AND the transmission.

    What exactly is wrong with the one cylinder ?
    If something really "broke" then it's likely to be a MUCH bigger problem than you expect.
    Don't believe everything that you think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lostrider View Post
    I have a 2006 Suzuki C50 boulevard. The rear cylinder is broke. I have never worked on a motorcycle but am very mechanically inclined. Should I attempt to fix it myself? If so does anyone know the process for replacing it?
    Welcome to the forum.

    As mentioned, more specific info' on how you determined the rear cylinder is 'broke' would be helpful. How many miles on the bike? How long have you owned it? You do realize it has mechanical lifters that need periodic adjustment don't you? Also, they have what's call a signal generator (some service manuals call it "CKPS" or crank position sensor) as well. They are typically located by the stator and do go bad. They can in fact cause the bike to run on one cylinder. But without more specific info' I would not go replacing that just yet...but it is something that's not all that difficult nor expensive.

    I would certainly exhaust all other possibilities before you tear into the motor because as Easy Rider mentioned, it requires the removal of the entire motor and transmission, splitting the case open, and a host of other work. Most folks simply buy a used motor and drop it in. It's often easier and cheaper in the long run.

    Looking forward to more info as the devil is truly in the details.

    Larry

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    I will take a different tack on this since I've done it. The question of why you think you need to do this is key. Once it is certain you really need to and want to do it than good luck. You will most likely need to pull the motor out of the bike. Label everything you disconnect to where it goes and in what sequence. The cylinder can be worked on without splitting the case. Make sure you have good support from a competent mechanic and a shop manual. As mentioned look for all other causes first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2K View Post
    Come on have some faith.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anrfknm View Post
    Come on have some faith.
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    I figure if I can do it anybody can after all I'm a lousy mechanic.


 

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