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post #1 of 23 Old 11-19-2013, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
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Rumour Check - Suzuki Transmission fail

I have heard from more than one mechanic with a lot of experience, that Suzuki transmissions have a history of being, ummm, not very robust.

Maybe this is just a way to make myself feel better about stripping out 2nd gear, but I'd like to hear from some of you who may know the history of our transmissions and their alleged failure rate.

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post #2 of 23 Old 11-19-2013, 01:43 PM
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Honestly I haven't heard of a problem. Don't remember a single posting on xmission problems. I'm sure they exist, but it can't be often.

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Can't say as I have heard of another "confirmed" on here or VSRI.

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I will have to confess that the mechanic asked me how in the hell I had managed to strip out 2nd .

I told him I was crazy about the torque and acceleration and wheelies, etc, and that I drive it like I stole it.

He asked me how old I was. I told him 61 and he just about pissed himself laughing.

I wasn't sure if I should have been offended, but then I thought about it and figured he was right. It was pretty funny.

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I would doubt very highly that your aggressive riding is a contributing cause.

It sure sounds like an anomaly to me. Sometimes shit just happens.
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post #6 of 23 Old 11-19-2013, 04:12 PM
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Suzuki's M109R has had some 2nd gear issues.
Owners love the power and TQ of the 109 so these bikes get abused. Back cutting the gears and shift fork replacements are common with these bikes,

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post #8 of 23 Old 11-19-2013, 06:09 PM
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I find wheeling a 'Strom fairly difficult, at least with stock gearing. am I just too damn short or something? I can get it up, just can't keep it up (now stop it!).

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post #9 of 23 Old 11-19-2013, 06:23 PM
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Janice, you probably noticed the rotating parts in that gear box are just little wee dinky cogs that were originally designed for Black Forest Coo Coo clocks.
You may want to put a few dollars away as a "rainy day" fund if you continue using all of the torque.
Just an opinion here but I think most bikes are not really designed to be thrashed on a regular basis....even the big heavy torque monsters.
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DR650's have a known issue with 3rd gear. catastrophic usually

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