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post #21 of 124 Old 12-21-2015, 08:48 PM
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Might be an excuse for a new bike...
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post #22 of 124 Old 12-21-2015, 09:06 PM
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Might be an excuse for a new bike...
Ours IS a new bike.. Yikes!!

Fortunately (due to something unfortunate)lol
our bike will be at the local dealers sometime in a few weeks so the recall wont cause any added inconvenience.We are yet to receive our recall notice btw....
Untill them we're gonna ride the beast at every opportunity
Luckily? we have a DL1000 so our cams are safe (if not conserative)

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post #23 of 124 Old 12-21-2015, 09:14 PM
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I have a few questions about the tappet recall.....
I've got an L2, just over 8,000kms.

- Would the damage be limited to just the tappets and camshafts? With low kms is it likely anything else would be affected?

- Has anyone had work done yet or heard anything further from their dealer?

- Will the whole motor need to be dropped to fix it, or can they just take the heads off while still in the frame?

- I'm about to do probably 1,500-2,000kms over christmas, should I avoid this until after it's fixed? (I don't use the bike as a daily commuter, just weekend fun)

- I've just finished putting crash bars/centre stand/bash plate on my bike, if the motor has to come out not sure if I should take them all off, or just leave them on there and let the dealer deal with it? What would you do?


I know I shouldn't worry about this as Suzuki will have to take care of it, but I'm quite particular about things, and not sure that I will have full trust that everything will be taken off and put back together perfectly. (I have no reason to doubt my dealer's work though)

I'll get in touch with my dealer this week, and I'll provide updates as I go.

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Providing you have premium roadside assistance I wouldn't hesitate.

I couldn't imagine a camshaft wearing too rapidly providing it was not made of plastic.

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post #24 of 124 Old 12-21-2015, 11:42 PM
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Suzuki Vstrom recall notice

Might be time to have a chat to my local dealer.

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post #25 of 124 Old 12-21-2015, 11:56 PM
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Dealers knows sqat about recall

Hi all, I have an L4 wee and just rang dealer i bought the bike off. Its news to them, what recall they say??

Whats the go should I receive a letter from Suzuki that my bike is on the recall list?

Take it to another Suzuki dealer?

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post #26 of 124 Old 12-22-2015, 01:52 AM
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I have a contact in Suzuki and yes there is a recall and they will contact all those owners of bikes to be recalled by mail in the New Year. It may not affect every L2,L3 & L4 bike. And yes Parso yours could be in the recall as might mine. Its a wait and see but as one of the other members stated I think you would notice hard starting or backfiring if tappets were getting bad. I am going to still ride and see what the New Year brings.
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post #27 of 124 Old 12-22-2015, 03:48 AM
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I have a few questions about the tappet recall.....
I've got an L2, just over 8,000kms.

- Would the damage be limited to just the tappets and camshafts? With low kms is it likely anything else would be affected?

- Has anyone had work done yet or heard anything further from their dealer?

- Will the whole motor need to be dropped to fix it, or can they just take the heads off while still in the frame?

- I'm about to do probably 1,500-2,000kms over christmas, should I avoid this until after it's fixed? (I don't use the bike as a daily commuter, just weekend fun)

- I've just finished putting crash bars/centre stand/bash plate on my bike, if the motor has to come out not sure if I should take them all off, or just leave them on there and let the dealer deal with it? What would you do?


I know I shouldn't worry about this as Suzuki will have to take care of it, but I'm quite particular about things, and not sure that I will have full trust that everything will be taken off and put back together perfectly. (I have no reason to doubt my dealer's work though)

I'll get in touch with my dealer this week, and I'll provide updates as I go.

Cheers,
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Just phoned my dealer. Suzuki hasn't told the dealers yet so they don't have a VIN range to check. I know my cams were good at ~70,000k's because that's when *I* last checked clearances. The bike now has near 90,000k's.

What I decided to do was book mine in for a service, get them to check and adjust valve clearances - they found the recall on the govt. site so they know what to check - if it all looks good I'll just pay for the service, if there's damage the bike will probably sit there until Suzuki can deliver the replacement parts. The only reason I did that is that I have a 3000k trip planned for early in the new year and I'd rather not be wondering. I was going to do the valves myself, so this will cost me $ I wouldn't otherwise spend, but against that I'd rather not be wondering so it's worth it to *me*.

Unless there's serious damage, should be the same as a valve check, you can take the tank off, pull the radiator forward and do it in the frame.

IF this affected all bikes in the range then my ~90,000'ks and 70,000 without any sign of problems should be reassuring . Your call there, but unless there's a long trip involved you should be fine.

Crash bars (Givi anyway) don't affect access.

My guess is that there are lot of parts need replacing and Suzuki Oz don't have those on hand at this point so there's no point in them sending the recall notices. Since the DL doesn't have tappets I'd guess improperly hardened shim buckets.

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Question is, is that if I'm due for a 48k major service soon, can I combine the two and get cheaper labor costs as they need to get into the engine with this recall? I need my valve clearances checked anyway.
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Basically no, well, they may shave some off the labour costs since Suzuki is paying them to get into the engine and back out but Suzuki don't pay dealers as much as they charge the punters.

Had I not had a trip planned early in the new year I'd have waited for the notice and said "While you are there ...". It'll depend on how patient you are and how good your negotiating skills are I think.

What I did is certain to be at the more expensive end of the spectrum but on the other hand it'll mean a lot less stressful holiday for me.

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post #30 of 124 Old 12-23-2015, 02:07 AM
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Question is, is that if I'm due for a 48k major service soon, can I combine the two and get cheaper labor costs as they need to get into the engine with this recall? I need my valve clearances checked anyway.
I was going to ask them to balance the throttle bodies on my Vee2 while they had everything off.........

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