You all will just LOVE this one......
I bought my '07 about 15 mos. ago and traveled over 1,000 miles round trip to pick it up from the 2nd owner.
It's Very clean, well farkeled & under 3k miles for a killer price.
After a couple of months the "Fun" begins....
The Battery seems weak altho replaced when I picked it up.....
The result was non starting at times, no specific pattern to it.
Charging voltage strangely low... hmmm.
pulled the cover off & found I needed all 3 related components, rotor (magnets loose), Stator coil, and regulator....
I did research & found (thru Suzuki no less) that it had been in the shop under warrenty for the same issues 3 times before. Hmmm.
Goodwill warremty??? I don't think so Cupcake!!!!!
I tried to talk with them but the service rep refused to even return my calls.
My dealer ended selling me the rotor for cost + 10% with a gasket, regulator I got w/ wiring harness was the Shindigem' unit from one of this site's vendors, then a stator was purchased from RealShelby (thanks, Terry!) to compleat the repairs.
The good news is no more problem (so far..) w/ the charging system.
Next and current "Issue" is the bad fuel injector that stuck open.
No biggie, right???
Weeellll yes it is.... turns out that they do not stock this unit anywhere in the states & it's on backorder 'till end of Oct. or Nov. sometime before it even ships.... AND the topper is: A 1,000 V-STROM IS THE ONLY VEHICLE THIS INJECTOR IS FOR..... nothing else uses it!
I was told it was likely that should I have the dealer do the repairs it will be covered under the "emissions controll warrenty".
Then today the folks @ the dealer told me Suzuki called 'em back & said Hell No!!! to the warrenty approval, even After waiting on the part that long..
Fortunately I found a used one and it is on it's way as we speak now, BUT I use this bike as my main transportation unit. I live in North Louisiana so understand the riding season is virtualy a 12 month a year one.
I like it a lot, espcialy since I've put on the Dolbeck box, Leo Vince pipes, and 2 piece Corbin seat.... but
I've kinda lost confidence in it and for damn sure have lost all confidence in Suzuki as a manufacturer!
I have owned 5 Suzuki's over the years but rest assured This Will be the Last One!!!!!