05 DL650 Vstrom - blowing smoke/oil !!!!!

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by freeflow, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. WIsixfitty

    WIsixfitty ceiling unlimited

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    Kinda what I was thinking. Maybe on top of that loose condition they became even looser and hit the piston and head too. :1drink
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  2. freeflow

    freeflow get in or go in

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    update for those who care...Suzuki warranty approved the parts...

    new pistons and head etc....it was valve guide issue...I got some clarification....the svc mgr knows little, the techs are the reasonable answer guys:lol3
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  3. westnash

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    good, so it all worked out and Suzuli will pay for it.
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  4. Metal Doc

    Metal Doc Duc addicted

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    They need to hirer Bueller :bueller
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  5. Fat Toney

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    Hell, I care...about getting hosed if I buy a Strom...and it sucks your bike broke...
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  6. okieinu

    okieinu Brains Oozing Out My Ears

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    hmmm...that gives me an idea for the future should my wife EVER decide to take issue with me and my ride.:clap
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  7. freeflow

    freeflow get in or go in

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    no doubt...very odd for Vstroms from our research...this is a reason to have multiple bikes....can you hear me now ?:lol3
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  8. Fat Toney

    Fat Toney Long timer

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    I am all for more bikes, but I work in Social Services (which pays shit, yet fulfilling) I'm working on getting a second bike all the same...strange, I used to work in Software sales/marketing before I went back to school to 'save the world'...after a Master's and a few years of work experience I am still not making what I used to...but I wouldn't change it for the world...anyway back to bikes...do you have any idea when you'll get the bike back?
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  9. Stromdog

    Stromdog Howl at the Moon

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    Yes!! My wife has a Masters degree in Educational Psychology. I have her baffled!! :D

    Luckily, we are well off, dollar-wise! Enjoy the ride, Bro!!!
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  10. freeflow

    freeflow get in or go in

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    good man you are...BTW...how about a weestrom decked out with 10K miles..near here...for 4800$...fly here and ride it home....it is a deal and I may just pick it up cuz I cannot resist a deal like that:lol3

    ANYWAY...UPDATE!!!......well I picked up the vstrom last friday....they replaced the entire rear clyinder head, valves etc...all of it...but there was a coolant leak...they figured they got it by tightening a hose clamp...so I shoved it in the trailer..I was running late...I get home and offload it....bullshit...not right...it is spitting coolant out the left side...near the head...back it goes....yup...brand new head gasket was not seated right...so they are at it again to replace the gasket...

    not bad for a month hey?....best thing is...all covered under the extended warranty that transferred with the bike from previous owner....not a penny out of pocket yet...excpet for time and gas...

    nice to see them stand behind this Suzuki...BTW a Suzuki rep visited their place the day I dropped it off and they were stunned that this has problems that they could not see...and were tearing it down based on my insistence something was wrong:huh

    the end story is the exhaust valve guide seemed to have been installed improperly at factory...a very very very rare strange event for this motor....

    I am looking to buy another Weestrom to add to this one...I do love them so...
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  11. Fat Toney

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    bummer it wasn't done right the second time...glad you haven't had to pay for it...another Wee? My,My...
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  12. Uncle Pollo

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    I care
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  13. freeflow

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    yeah it is all fixed up...and only ONE month +... :huh

    but not a dime out of pocket ...they were good about it and were a bit surprised I noticed the problem and brought it in...

    it was a 20% leak down something something...valve guide....

    they did manage to eff up the head gasket when they put it back together...but that was replaced...and they were very apologetic..

    the reason there isn;t many good mechanics on this engine is...they usually do NOT require any work !!


    :lol3

    shelly is happy to have her wee back

    the end
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  14. helikron

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    :clap Glad it's all better now, FF! Nice pirep, too. :thumb

    It's a good thing to see Suzuki playing well with the issues; we can assume that this incident will go into their database as a highly-unlikely, yet possible malady.

    Extra cool that your warranty didn't leave them any "gaps of logic" and that your expen$es have been incidental. Sounds like a decent dealership, too!


    How soon Mexico w/ the matched set of Wee's? ??
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  15. freeflow

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    au contraire mon frer....wees go nort...KLRs go south :deal
    no dates set...clearing some time:D

    BTW yes kudos to Suzuki.,,,this was an extended warranty (that the previous owner bought and I worked to get transferred..a real PITA....but I jumped thru their hoops cuz I felt they were jerking it around a year ago....I;d never buy an extended warranty)...factory warranty went out a month before this or so
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  16. freeflow

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    bump....:baldy :baldy

    finished a short 150 mile ride yesterday....shelly rolled into garage and smoke pouring out exhaust....you know....blueish tint oil smelling exhaust....:baldy

    :baldy ..I don't have time to deal with this again...and a BIG WTF!!!!!...:huh

    I shot video of it.....basically...after a ride...come home to idle...and smoke comes out of exhaust.,...not normal....but then it clears out after a bit....but when revved to 4-5K...it has a smoky exhaust

    this is still under warranty....and worth having them look at it again?...

    BTW my 04 weestrom was fine and ridden way way harder than Shelly rides her's...:deal :lol3
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  17. ShortOnSkill

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    I'd take it in ASAP. The problem will get worse and riding conditions will get better. A college friend had this happen with her Honda Civic. She didn't get it fixed and the motor died before reaching 60,000 miles.

    If the shop isn't performing to standards, check with your local Better Business Bureau. I did this once with non-motorcycle stuff. Someone from middle management was on the phone within hours and my problem was immediately resolved.

    You should have a bullet proof motor. It would seem that a proper fix will have you running for years.
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  18. element

    element Time to roll

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    Check the crank venting.... that will do it. check the vent the hose etc
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  19. markjenn

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    If a shop tears into an engine and replaces hard parts only to have an oil-burning symptom return unchanged, that indicates they never fixed the problem in the first place. I'd start to get really worried about the competence of the shop. Wow, it would be a shame to have had major engine work done when it was something simple like a crankcase breather problem.

    - Mark
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  20. glasswave

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    I'd look into demanding a new bike.
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