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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-04-2016, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
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Just got back from doing the scooter cannonball. Burgman 200 did great. no problems with the motor. averaged 180 mile a tank. mostly running 65. On the down side. variator face both sides shot, rollers good, belt shot, clutch pads gone, clutch drive faces shot, rear tire gone. We did 3700 miles in 11 days.
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On the down side. variator face both sides shot, rollers good, belt shot, clutch pads gone, clutch drive faces shot, rear tire gone.
All that damage in 3700 miles????

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We did 3700 miles in 11 days.
Oh, hey, that is a nice leisurely pace. Plenty of stop time, and ability to do things along the way. I was hoping for such a pace on my last trip, but it didn't really work out that way.


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That does seem significant wear. How many miles were on it prior to the ride? Sorry, I'm not familiar with the 200's wear patterns. Perhaps you could give the membership the average life of the various components. I've still yet to see a 200 in the wild, much less know their maintenance schedule.

But congratulations are in order. That is quite a feat on such a small scooter. Surely a testament to the bike and its rider.
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In Mod We Trust! I thought that was you doing the Cannonball! My wife LOVES her Cannonball shirt. Strange on the vario wear. I too am curious as to how many miles before the 'ball, as Im at 6000 miles now and all looks well. IF I start getting wear Im going Malossi as Ive had great luck with their Multivars. Anyways, congrats again on completing the ride!
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Will post pictures tomorrow. variator was new, rollers were new, the belt was new and the clutch was new. the only thing i did not change were the clutch drive faces. All the parts i changed were spare parts for the run since they only had 3000 mile on them. Original variator was already showing sings of wear. I think the metal is too soft.
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Original varistor with only 3000 miles
Spoke with Suzuki about it and they said it was a consumable part. Very frustrated. I have other scooter with three time as many miles with no wear
Same riding style.

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Thats why Im going with a different brand of variator if mine gets grooved prematurely. Wear item my bottom! A new OEM variator assembly is not that much money, but 3000ish miles!? I keep a eye on mine and will post if I have any problems.
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That is INSANE for the variator to wear out in just 3,700 miles. You'd be changing variators like changing oil! That thing should last at least 40,000 to 50,000 miles. My B400 has 31,000 miles now and the variator still looks good. Suzuki needs to make that right.
3.000 miles is unacceptable.
If the Drive Belt wore out in 3,700 miles, would that be acceptable?
If your brakes wore out in 3,700 miles, would that be acceptable?
If your headlights burned out in 3,700 miles, would that be acceptable?
I would raise **** about it, maybe the squeaky wheel will get some grease.
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The long top end run of the cannonball is a bit brutal in some regards. Really taking machines that aren't designed for that kind of running and doing it anyway.
I recall you had some grooving before the cannonball already. You may have just had a defective variator. Bound to be a few bad ones sneaking through now & again
But it does kinda makes me wonder if I should continue lusting after one of those or not. The Kymco (running better now that anytime on the cannonball) I was on blew the PAIR injection pipe (killing my vacuum system), but that's about it. Other than a set of rollers my drive train's OK, heck better than stock at this point. (The belt was replaced as well since it was open, but the OEM was still in spec)

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Is it still under warranty and is this covered?
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