Very disappointed in Suzuki warranty right now.
Stator has failed on my '12 Strom 650 for the second time this last friday. I contacted my local dealer to see what can be done. They put a call in for the warranty status and just got a reply today that it will NOT be covered.
The reason they gave me. since it happened twice they are concerned about after market electronics on the bike.
What a load of sh!#
I paid for the extended warranty so that if something happened like this, I would be covered, and Suzuki just turns their back on me. Now I have to spend money I can not spare to buy a stator and hope that the regulator is ok because I just can't afford to get it right now. And since my jeep is currently in pieces while I rebuild the engine (where all my money is going) My storm was my only working vehicle. So I guess I just come up short on rent this month.
If it was a problem that just never happened, maybe I could understand, but with the weak stators in these bikes they have to accept that it can happen multiple times to one person.
I love my storm, but I can not in good conscience recommend a Suzuki to anyone anymore. They just do not stand behind their product.
for the record, the total aftermarket electronics on the bike include
1: Adapter for garbing heated gloves. (Not used in months due to it being summer, so no draw at all)
2: Cigarette plug with a dual USB charger adapter in it. One port used to charge a phone.
3: Stand alone USB charger, connected to an iPod.
so not exactly taxing the electrical system.
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