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post #1 of 39 Old 03-24-2016, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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DIY Recall Repair?

I'm just wondering if anyone is doing the recall repair (harness, ground wire, connector) themselves? I talked to the dealer that sold me my bike. They're a small mom and pop place and they said they needed "a few weeks heads up" and that they would take care of the "breather hose repair" which makes me very skeptical of bringing it to them.

I have another dealer near me, however I've heard their service department doesn't really like recalls, especially for bikes that they didn't sell.

Any thoughts on a DIY repair?
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post #2 of 39 Old 03-25-2016, 04:57 AM
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As here in Portugal recall hasn't started yet, I'm going to give it a go in few weeks if dealer doesn't get any news (he's really trying and calling main Suzuki importer every day, but no luck yet).
Wires bellow the tank, I've sorted 6 months ago but I was lazy to go on and remove airbox and take care of all front connectors, anot just the ignition one metioned in recall. So, in few weeks I'll complete the job and slip bicycle tube secured with zipties over all the connectors. That job should take me about two hours, doing it very slowly. As for the ground wire relocation, that should be the quick one, just have to find and order heat insulator.
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I done my diy recall today. Like other folk I'd sleeved the connectors under the air box and fixed the tank rubbing wires a few months ago, all I needed was the earth. My dealer give me the a kit and I done the earth. Heat shield was a swine to fit and a bit untidy but after I taped the ends up its ok
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My dealer is 300 miles away. Can't really see doing it any other way.
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I'm trying to find on eBay heat shield that would fit for earth relocation but no luck yet.

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Not an overly complicated DIY project, but your bike's VIN will remain with an outstanding recall filed against it unless an authorized dealer performs and records the work, no?

Resale value concerns? Liability issues? Dealer territory for me!
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Wouln't let a dealer near it. I willPull the near empy tank, sleeve the wiring harness and done right. Later when something else needs a dealer they can give it a nod.
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No I signed a job card at dealers so all legal.
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post #9 of 39 Old 03-28-2016, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone have printed repair instructions for the recall from Suzuki? If I knew exactly where to look for what I would certainly tackle it myself. I don't understand why dealers are so incompetent in my area. I seriously don' trust any of them. At least if I screw it up I know it was my fault lol.
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I did my own work as well (except for the ground wire; not too worried about it... just cleaned it and sprayed some AFC-50, till I have time to get it to a dealer).

But this is the info I used for guidance:
Suzuki recalling V-Stroms (for three separate electrical issues) - MoreBikes
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