2007 Suzuki Boulevard C90T from Canada
Great bike, give me a few more options though
I have had a very bad steering wobble for about a year. I recently had to replace the original back tire (Bridgestone W/W) at 22000K. A very serviceable tire IMHO, and the original front is still on the motorcycle.
My complaint is that the dealer has stated that the steering head bearings need to be replaced on this bike to get rid of the wobble. He demonstrated the "flat spot" to me as the bike was in the shop and on a lift.
I was told that there is NO way to grease these bearings as part of a regular maintenance program. And to take the front end apart to repack the bearings, is the same amount of labour as to replace what appears to be about $100C parts.
So SUZUKI, what is with this? Coming from an agricultural upbringing, I find it VERY disappointing that a world class manufacturer would not take a lesson from some one like John Deere or Caterpillar.
"The squeaky wheel gets the grease, but not in Suzuki's case"
No serviceability for the steering head bearings, a MAJOR safety concern.
Fit and finish, fantastic.
Needs a sixth gear.
Price point value to price was excellent.
IMHO, a truly gorgeous cruiser.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th June, 2010
27th Jul 2015, 16:16
When you go to the dealer or the mechanic's shop for that problem of handle bars vibrating, most likely they will tell you that the bearings of the handle bars are bad. Of course they want to sell, it happened to me and some of my friends, but in my case it was not the bearings at all; in my case the only thing was that I needed a new front tire, it was time to replace it already. Also if your tire don't have the proper air pressure, too flat or too much air, it can make the handle bars vibrate.