Sad to report that this second engine lasted 137 kms before letting go.stormy said:The fix?
New engine from Suzuki.
1/10 for reliability.
11/10 for speed of response in getting me back mobile again. Plus the dealer loaned me a Hayabusa whilst mine was off road fo 3 weeks.
Hope this engine is better.
hux said:>>Sad to report that this second engine lasted 137 kms before letting go.
dude...lol...what's yer shop doing to yer motors? or, uh, what are you doing to your motors?
>>statiscally the odds of you having 2 engines go bad seems almost unreal.
ya, run and buy some lottery tickets, quick!
sorry, meant to say "Yes" to checking the engine numbers.Randy B said:Stormy... Just out of curiousity.. Did you actually check the serial number of the first engine before they changed it out with the "new " engine?
There's a lot to be said for the gut feeling about a dealer. As it happens, there is an extremely good Kawasaki dealer near me in Germany, and since they now market the VStrom under their own badges, I'm wondering whether I ought to let them have a look at it before I kiss all the depreciation goodbye.scooter said:There's always going to be a lemon out there. Its to bad you got it. That mechanic you took it to should be shot. Picking the right Dealership is all about a gut feeling. I do not have my bike serviced where I bought it because I do not get the feeling they care enough. The guys at the closest dealership to me have an attitude and at times ignore me. I feel best taking my bike to a Kawasaki dealership because they act proffessional and treat me well.
Good luck with the next bike
Scooter V-Strom Lover
stormy said:hux said:>>....If you don't unscrew the oil filter to allow any trapped air out of the oil system, the pump won't fully prime, and hence you get little or no oil to the main bearings.
However being an engineer by trade, I think that is total garbage, otherwise the oil pressure light would have come on....
What a load of horse manure. I agree with you, Stormy, the light should come on in exactly that situation. That's astounding, tho. There must be some other explanation.
But, If ya think you're going to get increased reliability from BMW, you're dreaming. Just make sure the 1200GS doesn't have shafty drive.....oh wait... :twisted: :twisted:
Just messin' with you.
hux said:>>....If you don't unscrew the oil filter to allow any trapped air out of the oil system, the pump won't fully prime, and hence you get little or no oil to the main bearings.
nuh uh, I didn't say that and don't agree with it...lol...we used to pour oil into the filter on diesel trucks, but that was because they held like half a gallon each * 2....shouldn't be any need to unscrew the filter on a Strom, I haven't - and I'm still on my first engine.