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Offline Ganjora

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Re: Problems on the DR650 se
« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2015, 04:31:08 am »
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=32071.300
from post #302
catastrophic failure.  engine destroyed.
 

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Re: Problems on the DR650 se
« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2015, 07:12:56 am »
Ganjora, thats a crap one, anyone else have a failure like that since 2010?   I rate that you offended one of the god's and they just said,, here,, have a broken gear !
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Re: Problems on the DR650 se
« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2015, 08:29:03 am »
Question, are these bikes still being sold by dealers?  Or 2nd hand only?
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Re: Problems on the DR650 se
« Reply #23 on: March 03, 2015, 08:29:38 am »
Ganjora, thats a crap one, anyone else have a failure like that since 2010?   I rate that you offended one of the god's and they just said,, here,, have a broken gear !

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Re: Problems on the DR650 se
« Reply #24 on: March 03, 2015, 08:42:31 am »
I did look into the catastrophic engine failures of the DR650 engine before.

All earlier year models seem to be affected. Irrespective of mileage & how it's ridden.
The number of failures is extremely low (probably under 1 in 1,000 bikes affected, that's my guess from the numbers of reported cases I found on the www).
Suzuki still acted at some stage and modified the gear. I am not sure when the gear was modified and what exactly was done I just know that the part number was superseded. (this does NOT necessarily indicate a design change of a part you would have to actually compare old with new).

It is very difficult to determine if there is an inherent design weakness, if the failures are caused by manufacturing defects or if the failures are caused by abuse. It may (amd most likely is) to some degree a combination of all three causes.

I do know that plenty of DR's reach extremely high mileages under tough condition without ever developing the problem. (I owned seven myself).
I would not replace the gear as a precaution.
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Re: Problems on the DR650 se
« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2015, 08:45:40 am »
Question, are these bikes still being sold by dealers?  Or 2nd hand only?

Since the end of October 2013 basically only bikes which conform to Euro4 standards (more or less catalytic converter & FI to meet emissions standards) may be registered in SA. Bikes with carbs sold after that date in SA were put into dealer stock before the cut off date.

Means no more new DR's.
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Re: Problems on the DR650 se
« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2015, 08:47:18 am »
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Re: Problems on the DR650 se
« Reply #27 on: March 03, 2015, 02:15:53 pm »
Ganjora I'm sure there are problems on Adventure rider from Europe,,  but the God's don't like them either !
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