Any well known Suzuki M50 issues?

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by ogy, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. ogy

    ogy Guest

    Hi!
    I've got that cruiser, couple days ago. I had a look on the WEB if
    any issues or whinge about them. So far not much find, almost every
    owner extremly happy with them.
    Do guys know any common problem about that bike?

    TIA
    ogy
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    ogy, Sep 23, 2007
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    bikerbetty Guest

    Wouldn't it have been better to ask this sort of question BEFORE you
    got the bike?

    betty
     
    bikerbetty, Sep 23, 2007
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    JL Guest

    That's what you do if you're trying to be a discerning buyer. If on
    the other hand you want the faceless masses to validate your choice of
    bike and congratulate you on a wise decision, then you ask an answer
    like the above, and then get shitty if there actually IS a problem
    with them that someone points out.

    JL
    (for the record I know of no issues other than the obvious cruiser
    problem of lack of ground clearance and a breathless 45hp motor
    pushing a 300Kg bike)
     
    JL, Sep 24, 2007
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    Theo Bekkers Guest

    A bit harsh Betty.

    But what JL said.

    Theo
     
    Theo Bekkers, Sep 24, 2007
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  5. Only issue I have had with mine was the bloody Kangaroos! Busted the
    motorcycle up a bit, but I bounced up ok if a bit sore for a week!

    Around 15,000kms in the past 12 months, and no issues other than a
    faulty original rear tyre, which was replaced under warranty about 5
    weeks after I purchased the motorcycle. Gear change was a bit "clunky"
    from first to second, but switched to Motul oil after 12,000kms and it
    is not "clunky" with this oil.

    But watch out for the grass hoppers!

    [email protected]
     
    [email protected], Sep 24, 2007
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  6. In aus.motorcycles on Sun, 23 Sep 2007 16:11:23 -0700
    Alternatively, this is what you do if you see the thing, fall in love
    with it, buy it in that flush of motolust, then wake up in the morning
    thinking "I still love it, but what have I done!".

    Zebee
    - who doesn't do this "discerning buyer" thing. And not too many
    people are into congratulating owners of overbraked overweight
    underbraked underpowered Eurotrash unless it has "MV" on the side.
     
    Zebee Johnstone, Sep 24, 2007
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    rockit Guest

    Oh no!! don't tell me you have caught the "sickness" too. First cab
    off the rank also; just sitting waiting for the chance? :)
    Rockit
     
    rockit, Sep 24, 2007
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    bikerbetty Guest

    Gosh, I MUST've caught "the sickness".... I wasn't even TRYING to be
    harsh <grin>. Eek!

    harsh betty (gee I just thought I was being logical!)
     
    bikerbetty, Sep 24, 2007
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    Toosmoky Guest

    Rockit Man, check your e-mail...
     
    Toosmoky, Sep 24, 2007
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    JL Guest

    With all due respect ma'am, while an MV is utterly undoubtably over
    priced, it is certainly *not* underbraked, overweight or
    underpowered !! Please reconsider your wordings or it will have to be
    a duel with salamis at noon (stuffed if I'm getting out of bed at
    dawn, and I'm certainly not duelling you with a real sword, I value my
    bits being attached).

    Wouldn't have thought the Norge fit into that category either for that
    matter.

    JL
     
    JL, Sep 24, 2007
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    Theo Bekkers Guest

    Zeb did say overbraked and underbraked.
    Compared to an R1 the Norge is slow and heavy, and the brakes, in typical
    Euro style, work well but require some pressure to operate.

    Theo
     
    Theo Bekkers, Sep 24, 2007
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  12. In aus.motorcycles on Mon, 24 Sep 2007 14:35:20 +0800
    Slow because underpowered. Come on, not even the factory claims more
    than 90HP for it, at the crank, on a very Italian dyno.

    Overweight underpowered overpriced and underbraked.

    And a perfect example of why paper specs tell almost nothing of the
    real story.

    Zebee
     
    Zebee Johnstone, Sep 24, 2007
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    JL Guest

    Hmmmph. I categorically did NOT come onto ausmoto and seek approval
    for a decision I'd already made.(1)

    Besides the Bandit buying decision went: "bike needed NOW, can't wait
    any longer, hmmm, that one has wheels and a motor, going cheap, you
    can't kill 'em with an axe, yeah it'll do !!" I think I almost spent 4
    hours shopping around three bikeshops before buying it :)

    Gone and not missed, but it's not its fault, it did everything it was
    supposed to do, it just wasn't the right bike for me. Would be a great
    bike if it was 60Kg lighter, had a better shaped seat and a bit more
    ground clearance (although removing the centre stand helped heaps).

    JL
    (1) Am I going to be embarrassed by a link to a google groups archive
    entry now(2) ?
    (2) Besides, I didn't claim to be a discerning buyer, I was merely
    pointing at the Bikerbetty had misunderstood the purpose of the
    posting.
     
    JL, Sep 25, 2007
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  14. ogy

    JL Guest

    hehe scarily enough I read what she MEANT and read that as
    "overpriced, overweight, underbraked underpowered"....
    Underpowered and overweight sure, but I'm surprised to hear the brakes
    are ordinary, those radial Brembos have a good rep. The 4pot standard
    config brembos on the raptor have plenty of bite (the model/generation
    before the radials)

    JL
     
    JL, Sep 25, 2007
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    ogy Guest

    The question was about the bike and not about what I should have done!
    re
    ogy
     
    ogy, Sep 25, 2007
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    Theo Bekkers Guest

    Yup, paper specs would have me two R1's for the same price.

    Theo
     
    Theo Bekkers, Sep 25, 2007
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    Theo Bekkers Guest

    You misunderstood me John. The brakes are good, and some pressure and feel
    is how I like my brakes. Can't stand the one finger lock-up type.

    Theo
     
    Theo Bekkers, Sep 25, 2007
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    JL Guest

    Shit ! A Norge costs 36 K ?

    JL
     
    JL, Sep 25, 2007
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    CrazyCam Guest

    It's the add-ons, John.

    I hear that the MG badged expresso machine is three times the price of
    the BMW one. :)

    regards,
    CrazyCam
     
    CrazyCam, Sep 25, 2007
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    JL Guest

    <applause>
     
    JL, Sep 25, 2007
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