From: atec7 7 ""atec77 " on 13 Apr 2010 19:07
> "Kevin Gleeson" <kevingleeson(a)imagine-it.com.au> wrote in message
>> On Tue, 13 Apr 2010 14:16:54 -0700 (PDT), alx <alxr101(a)gmail.com>
>>> On Apr 13, 7:43 pm, "bikerbetty" <bikerbettyatgmaildotcom> wrote:
>>>> So the SV had its 2nd birthday at the beginning of April. It's clocked
>>>> almost 59000kms, and had started making a funny whistling noise after my
>>>> last big ride through the Snowies and down to Broadford in late March,
>>>> week after the big ride to Jodz's birthday.
>>>> After waiting to get it booked in, and asking various people what they
>>>> thought the weird noise might be, my lovely mechanic said 'Uh-oh, it's
>>>> fuel pump', so I took it back to the dealer on the off-chance that a
>>>> warranty claim might be possible. I mean sheesh, you'd expect a fuel
>>>> pump to
>>>> last more than 2 years, right?
>>> I thought the genuine Suzuki fuel filter was designed to protect the
>>> genuine Suzuki fuel pump from the non-genuine alleged dirty fuel?
>>> Anywayz...59,000 km (59 thousand or, in Nigeria-Speak, FIFTY NINE
>>> THOUSAND SUZUKI KILOMETRES) is a distance (for a motorcycle) far
>>> enough to cause some wear and tear in a number of components.
>> Yeah, I'll second that motion. Bikes have small components for obvious
>> reasons. I reckon 59k km is a fair call for a fuel pump. It might have
>> lasted a lot longer or a lot less. Sort of like a Honda rectifier.
>> They could build a fuel pump that would last a lot longer but would
>> have to make it from very expensive material or big and chunky and
>> about the size of your fuel tank.
>> That said, I would have thought you'd be inside warranty on less than
>> two years?
> The noise started just short of the 2 year mark. By the time I was able to
> get it into the workshop it was a week outside warranty - a 2 year UNLIMITED
> KILOMETRE warranty. I guess it was always a shot in the dark - although
> Greg, the dealer, said that from the way Suzuki were talking, they would've
> refused the claim even if it had happened 6 months ago.
> Fortunately I had the cash put aside for something else. Looks like the
> dividing fence between me and my next door neighbour, complete with razor
> wire and gun turret, will have to wait.
Take legal advice
Many recent cases of "reasonable expectation" which falls in your favour
Still at least it's not an old BMW pump which quotes out at many
hundreds of $ when a replacement can be had for <150$
Good luck with it
From: JL on 13 Apr 2010 19:29
On Apr 14, 8:55 am, Burnie M <burn...(a)ozemail.com.au> wrote:
> On warranty claims Suzuki always say no.
> The ACCC has a number of complaints on file about them.
> If you were inside the warranty period I would say send them a lawyers
> letter. This has had an effect in the past.
> Seems like you are outside it so you are probably out of luck.
If you can show you attempted to book it in for repair inside the 2
year period and were delayed because the dealer couldn't fit you in
for a week (hint hint) you should still be able to enforce your
I would only go the lawyers letter route if you have a tame one to
hand who won't charge you an arm and a leg. Otherwise following the
above clarification of timing from your dealer (in writing) I'd go to
consumer affairs - it's cheaper.
From: JL on 13 Apr 2010 19:36
On Apr 13, 7:43 pm, "bikerbetty" <bikerbettyatgmaildotcom> wrote:
> If I am to give Suzuki the flick *sniffle* what could I go for next?
> Remember, shortarse, Japper, comfy over decent distances, durable,
> <cue Zebee: You need a Guzzi, you do> lol Would need to be a Japper coz
> Bruce (my fab mechanic) only does Jappers.
If he can do a Japper he can do something low tech like a Guzzi...
The middleweight Guzzis look quite attractive to we ducks diseased
ones - Haven't ridden one though.
Other Jappers ? Yam and Kwaka have some nice middle weights - XJ6 FZ6,
In fact thinking about it the Yammie XJ6 would be ideal if the seat
height suits - the motor is well understressed and should be reliable,
it's a tourer layout so comfy. Maybe lower it an inch or so if it's a
> The bloke with the Triumph rights
> round these parts is apparently awful; Ducatis are too exxy for me, and
> Harleys.... ummmm... doesn't leave much, does it? Might have to be another
> SV after all....
From: Zebee Johnstone on 13 Apr 2010 20:12
In aus.motorcycles on Tue, 13 Apr 2010 16:36:30 -0700 (PDT)
JL <jlittler(a)my-deja.com> wrote:
> On Apr 13, 7:43?pm, "bikerbetty" <bikerbettyatgmaildotcom> wrote:
>> If I am to give Suzuki the flick *sniffle* what could I go for next?
>> Remember, shortarse, Japper, comfy over decent distances, durable,
>> <cue Zebee: You need a Guzzi, you do> lol Would need to be a Japper coz
>> Bruce (my fab mechanic) only does Jappers.
> If he can do a Japper he can do something low tech like a Guzzi...
> The middleweight Guzzis look quite attractive to we ducks diseased
> ones - Haven't ridden one though.
You'd have thought so. But compared to the legendary v50 they are big
porky buggers, and the V7 classic I sat on had a horribly high seat.
The Cafe Classic might be better.
The 750 Breva with the low seat wasn't bad.
Moneywise you could consider the Hyosung SV650 copy, they are
improving by heaps every year and the current ones look good.
From: Jordan on 13 Apr 2010 20:55
Yuck! fuel pump on a bike.
What isn't there, can't go wrong.
The one in my Falcon cost $500 to fix. It's flaming well inside the tank
- brilliant! for someone.