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post #1 of 19 Old 05-04-2010, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
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It looks like my hub is cracked.

I was doing some chain maintenance and noticed some cracks in the part of the hub that the rear sprocket bolts to. I looked even closer at them with a 10X loop and they certainly look like cracks to me. I am hoping that someone will chime in saying that those are just defects in the casting or maybe in the coating if it has any.
The bike is a 2008 Wee with 8200 pretty easy going miles. No wheelies, jumps or dumping of the clutch. I'm a lightweight @ 165lbs and never ride 2 up, so no overwhelming stress has been put on it. I did some searching and couldn't find any other threads with a similar description, anyone else notice these cracks or is my case just a random fluke?
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post #2 of 19 Old 05-04-2010, 08:02 PM
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It's hard to tell by the picture, you'll have to take it off and inspect the other side, if it does not go through to the visible eye, you can have it dye checked at a local welding shop. I have never seen one cracked yet, but I am sure that others may have on this forum.

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you can have it dye checked at a local welding shop.
+1 here, it's probably the most definitive way to check.

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You are okay, (99.9% sure....). Nearly every hub I have looked at, looks exactly like the one you have. It's from the casting. Mine is like that and I have close to 65,000 miles on it. I don't plan on changing it. I'll keep riding.

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My hub also has a similar look.


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Just casting marks, have you seen the crappy mold results on the engine case?

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I've got the same on my '07 as well...

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Thanks for the replies, it's reassuring that it's not all that uncommon. I'll keep an eye on it while trying to pile on the miles.
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post #9 of 19 Old 05-04-2010, 10:42 PM
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Same here..........Suzuki spares no expence on the Vstrom....

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you can have it dye checked at a local welding shop.
I'd never heard of this. In case anyone else is as curious as I was, here's what I found.

Learned something new today, thanks!
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