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post #1 of 17 Old 03-02-2012, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
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Cracks in rear hub?

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I would appreciate advice/comments on the attached pics. Apologies if there are a tad hard to view. I've just clicked over 3000k on my 2012 wee and while I was cleaning it yesterday noticed what appears to be cracks developing in the rear wheel hub. The cracks are appearing both ''on'' the ridges and in ''between'' each ridge. I'm not sure if these are just surface finnish cracks or stress cracks. I've ridden the bike only on good roads with no off road stuff at all. I'll be taking it to the dealer for the brake light recall within the next week and will get the hub issue checked out and let you know how I get on.

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post #2 of 17 Old 03-02-2012, 02:16 PM
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They're all like that, nothing to worry about. There was another thread about it a month or so ago.

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Those are just casting imperfections. They all look similar.

https://www.stromtrooper.com/general-...b-cracked.html

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I believe this is the thread. Look the same..?

https://www.stromtrooper.com/v-strom-...cks-dl650.html
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Thanks for your reassuring replies.... I feel like a dill, and should have done more research in the forum. So its the rear sprocket carrier not the wheel hub! Time for me to get a workshop manual so I can get my parts terminology sorted I think.
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Thanks for your reassuring replies.... I feel like a dill, and should have done more research in the forum. So its the rear sprocket carrier not the wheel hub! Time for me to get a workshop manual so I can get my parts terminology sorted I think.
Crazing would be the term I would use... both my '09 and now my '11 had/have it... Nothing to worry about....

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Japanese castings...

You would think that Suzuki would fix this casting blemesh. Japanese bikes usually have excellent quality castings.

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You would think that Suzuki would fix this casting blemesh. Japanese bikes usually have excellent quality castings.
Look past the casting and keep an eye on the bearings anytime you have the rear wheel off.

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I have had the same casting imperfections on every streetbike I have owned. Nothing to worry about.
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I found a crack in the back of my ass......I'm going to see a doctor Monday!

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