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Offline STORMY

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Broken V Strom 1000
« on: May 06, 2021, 14:32:24 »
This maybe of interest to somebody on here........
I’ve been following this poor blokes tale of woe, essentially his gearbox failed 6800 dry miles in (2017 bike), I’d buy it myself if I had the skills
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/124712082883
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Re: Broken V Strom 1000
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2021, 15:05:32 »
The poor bleeder. The only Strom box I recall failing was Mr Diver's after a substantial number of miles. I also can't remember a TL1000 destroying itself either and they tended to lead an even harder life having at least 25% more power going through them.
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Re: Broken V Strom 1000
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2021, 15:16:21 »
Worth it for the wheels alone...
Old enough to know better, but still too young to care...

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Re: Broken V Strom 1000
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2021, 15:23:00 »
What’s worse is he purchased a another motor / gearbox complete from a breakers (through eBay), fitted it, and all was not well........
Took off the clutch cover (I think) only to find metal shards resting at the bottom of the casing (I may have this slightly wrong but the pictures were clear enough), so that engine was returned, talk about unlucky.
@ TL Power - Reassuring to know, but it does make you think (his bike same year / mileage as mine)
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Re: Broken V Strom 1000
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2021, 17:49:08 »
I've known of a few of the 650cc gearboxes failing.
All on K4-6 bikes and all with one of the 4th gear cogs disintegrating. Mine included.

I've known another k5 that had 6th gear wear out but that was after 100k miles and used for most of that as a riding school bike. So not easy miles.

I've heard some very high mileage 1000cc bikes have had engine strip downs and replaced various bits as they show signs of wear, but this is the first total failure of a 1000cc gearbox I've heard of.

6800 miles... that would be a warranty issue, followed by threats of contacting MCN, getting solicitors involved.

I suspect it's been ridden in the dry from the exterior condition... and ragged and not properly serviced (if at all) from day one.
There has to be a reason for a major failure like that and Suzuki not being involved.
OK the add says Gearbox Broken, but I suspect that is only the start of the issues to be discovered once you open up the engine.

Who's going to have a spare engine from a bike that new that hasn't had the insurance pay out as a total loss if not repaired???



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Re: Broken V Strom 1000
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2021, 19:52:49 »
The bike is out of warranty, and he has involved Suzuki (he published their letter), essentially it says they will investigate but if it subsequently proves neglect has taken place he’ll be responsible for the diagnostic check.
He didn’t want to pursue that line which agreed is a bit smelly, @ 6800 miles without any servicing it should survive (assuming the first is done) - so potentially something untoward has probably happened we’re not aware of.
The bits that came out the sump were a broken spring and what looked like a broken gearbox tooth......
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Re: Broken V Strom 1000
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2021, 20:06:49 »
Sounds unlucky, occasional mechanical failures can happen with anything. My mate's 1200GS did a gearbox at 5000 miles on a pretty gentle ride on the roads. Wonder why it's not being repaired. The GS wasn't done as BM couldn't get the parts for weeks/months, maybe this is the same. Or maybe it's the parts costs- I was talking to a taxi driver on Friday & his hybrid car at 3 years old and 130000 miles needs a new clutch & stuff, but it's beyond economic repair as the parts are so dear... might be off to the scrapper with that .

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Re: Broken V Strom 1000
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2021, 21:59:54 »
A broken spring at sub 7k can't be put down to lack of maintenance or user abuse, surely. How can a rider 'misuse' an internal spring? Do we know what spring it was?

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Re: Broken V Strom 1000
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2021, 22:46:29 »
I'm sure I read one here of someone knackering their new 650 gearbox by doing burnouts and complaining Suzuki wouldn't cover it. I imagine Suzuki's letter is to account for someone doing that. But if it's genuinely just gone bang having been used normally, Suzuki might cover it as a manufacturing defect?

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Re: Broken V Strom 1000
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2021, 23:26:15 »

Copied from the owners post
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Re: Broken V Strom 1000
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2021, 20:17:07 »
oh! dear. Looks like a bit of the selector and is that spring off the clutch hub?
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Re: Broken V Strom 1000
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2021, 08:36:33 »
That's definately one of the selector forks, never seen them snap like that. Worn down yes but broke, no.
Clutchless gear changes can cause that, or banging through the gears at speed.
The spring might be the gearshift cam stopper but I'm not entirely sure about that.......

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Re: Broken V Strom 1000
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2021, 11:10:11 »
That looks like a cam stopper spring which is normally held in place with a little bolt. If that bolt came undone, then the little stopper arm would be free to go anywhere in the gearbox , jam up and break things.  Depending on parts prices this could be an expensive fix. I notice just a genuine gasket set for an earlier Vee is pushing £400, dread to think what it is for a newer one like this.  It's an interesting gamble...