2018 BURGMAN 400 ,24000 MILES EXPERIENCE SO FAR

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2018 BURGMAN 400 ,24000 MILES EXPERIENCE SO FAR

Post by toon607 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:40 am

10 months ago i bought my suzuki burgman 400 2017/18 brand new its spent at least 6 WEEKS of this time in the garage and is in again now for a new wiring loom . So far replaced v belt 4 times ,200 quid a pop. Usual services costing a total of 3500 minimum, 3 sets of rollers 75 a go, *dont like to look at bills tyres 1000 quid ,under warranty replaced heated grips 500 ,rear caliper 350, bearings 35,steering bearings 35, fuel pump 300. and now the whole wiring loom ,unsure on cost , this they hope will solve the FI issue i have and on going acceleration issue which gives me no confidence to ride it.

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Post by Has been maxi tours » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:45 am

Is this the new shape one ?

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Post by Ralph » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:33 am

A belt every 6000 how come it was changed so low?
What ever it's been it was not cheap to run.
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Post by road runner » Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:09 pm

That's some mileage for the time it's been on the road!
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Post by Snail » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:10 am

Christ almighty, hope this isn't coming my way, mind you can't see it even getting to such a mileage for us?

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Post by Stibbs » Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:20 pm

Weird.
My 2015 has original belt at 12,500. Checked recently and still at least 2-3,000 left. Rollers are fine.
Can’t understand the need to change so often?
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Post by Stumpy 32 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:39 pm

Just wondering, how much of that was done under warranty?

Impressive mileage, 700+ a week!

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Post by Data » Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:04 pm

toon, frankly...that's amazing. Never ever have I come across a 400 of any year giving it's owner such a hard time. Belts normally go 15000 Mike a piece, as do rollers. As for your other troubles with the bike, I'd say it's a one off bike! I have owned and ridden the 400 and untill recently serviced 3 others all with massive mileages on them (between 70,000 to 90,000 miles). None of them had any problems at all....sorry to hear this.

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Post by Has been maxi tours » Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:04 am

Mr Data have you ever had to reshim a dohc 400 after doing valve checks if so what miles did they go out of spec .Just brought a 400 with 35 k on clock no history .

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Post by Data » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:51 am

Hi Julian, yes I've shimmed DOHC motors on several occasions. The first one belonged to a friends wife and I checked the valve clearances at 14,500 miles, it's first major service. Both exhaust valves were too tight and not within the spec. She still ran ok though and you would not have known the valves were tight but I reckon trouble was just around the corner on that one. Put that right and then another B400 came in a few months later with 50k on the clock and it had never had the valves checked the owner told me. Three valves were all out of spec and all too tight. It was just affecting the motors idle when hot. Went like a rocket once they had been re-shimmed.

If yours hasn't had the valves checked Julian, or you don't have it's history, then do the check straight away. That is really easy and quick to do. If they are out of spec then re-shim. It's an easy job as you prolly know.


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