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post #1 of 25 Old 08-24-2009, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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Was there ever a recall on a V-Strom?

Not that it really matters but - I was over on ADVRIDER and saw a thread on BMW 650/800GS recalls. Man... some of this stuff creeped me out completely. Breaking rear axles?

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That made me wonder - was there ever a recall on a V-Strom?

I went here and can't seem to find one:

http://www.suzukicycles.com/Recalls.aspx

Anyone know? It's more of a curiosity than anything...

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I have no idea if the Strom has even been affected by recalls.

That being said I don't sweat vehicles that have them. It shows a manufacturers willingness to take care of an issue, or that they were forced to.

I've had cars that were afflicted with troubles that should have been taken care of under a recall but the manufacturer decided to just issue a TSB instead. The significance of the issues with that car and no factory support have led me to not buy from them again.

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There was a clutch chudder issue with 2002 and early 2003 DL1000s and an ECM issue with early 16 bit ECMs on DL1000s. I think that was 2004 and early 2005 but I'm not sure. I don't think either were recalls but only TSBs as they were not safety issues.

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There was a clutch chudder issue with 2002 and early 2003 DL1000s and an ECM issue with early 16 bit ECMs on DL1000s. I think that was 2004 and early 2005 but I'm not sure. I don't think either were recalls but only TSBs as they were not safety issues.
Interesting... thanks!

I found an online database that claims to let you search for TSBs and recalls for motorcycles too:

http://www.nationalmda.com/RecallTSB.asp

But not a single thing for V-Strom that I see in either category... perhaps it is not complete.

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I remember (vaguely) reading a bullitin about possible mis-routing of the electrical harness for 04 or 05 DL650 which could cause premature ware.

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It wasn't a recall, but Zuk did send me a letter saying I could take in my bike to have the computer re-done. Based on s/n my bike was included in the group which may be having issues. I've never had any computer issues so I did not take it in.


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OK so I ust looked at the "real" database of recalls

http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/

There was only one actual recall per that database for V-Stroms.

NHTSA Campaign ID: 08E052000
Component: Equipment
Manufacturer: Motion Pro, Inc.
Recall Date: 08/14/2008

It is easier to read the summary here:

http://motorcycleviews.com/recalls/rec08e052000.htm

Both DL650 and DL1000 seemed to be affected:

2002 - 2007 DL1000
2004 - 2007 DL650

It is unclear to me it all bikes in those years. It says that "10,000" units were affected so not sure what that means.

I guess I answered my own question!

As far as TSB (Technical service bulletins) I found this:

Make : SUZUKI Model : DL650 Year : 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
Manufacturer : AMERICAN SUZUKI MOTOR CORP.
Service Bulletin Number : 41 Date of Bulletin : JAN 29, 2008
NHTSA Item Number : 10025445
Component : SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:ANTILOCK:ABS WARNING LIGHT

SUMMARY: SERVICE MANUAL CORRECTION: SDS/ABS MODE SELECTION SWITCH COUPLER LOCATIONS FOR MODELS DL650/AK7-K8. *PE

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I searched the NHTSA data base when I was recently buying my bike. The bottom of that recall notice states the following:

Notes:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET MOTION PRO BRAKE LEVERS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON SUZUKI OR YAMAHA MOTORCYCLES. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

I'm not sure why it comes up on a database search of the DL650 as it really is an aftermarket product issue. When I exported the bike to Canada I had a recall clearance document from a Suzuki dealer showing no outstanding recalls on my VIN#.

I think the NHTSA database search is finding the name Suzuki and Yamaha in the body of the bulletin and flagging it as an issue even though it is not a Suzuki or Yamaha product issue.

To answer the original question, the NHTSA site is the best place to check for recalls on vehicles. A Suzuki dealer is the best place to run your VIN on your particular vehicle for any campaigns by Suzuki.

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[QUOTE]To answer the original question, the NHTSA site is the best place to check for recalls on vehicles. A Suzuki dealer is the best place to run your VIN on your particular vehicle for any campaigns by Suzuki./QUOTE]

Second that.

I stopped at my local dealer to inquire about the clutch basket on my early o3. The lovely young lady running the service dept. logged on to mother Suzuki and checked out my vin. She spun the screen and showed me the results. No bulletins or recalls. Even showed that is was originally sold down in NC and had the first owners addy.

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I tried to recall mine but it didn't work. I had to go get it myself.

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