Hey Kory, as far as I could tell, the bolts were identical. I figure if I can get another 50 000 km (prolly this year 2010) out of this bike it'll be time to start thinking about another (next yer) one. I'll prolly go with another 650 Burgman too. I already know how to maintain it and modify it to my liking.
If that is the case it would be easy for every to have a peak under the bike to see if thats the case.
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Changed my bolt out today. Mileage is 48,731 miles. Both the bolt that came out and the new one are a silver color. The notches in the end of the bolt were very visable. My camera does not have much of a macro lens so these were the best closeups I could get.
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Edited to add, notice the little notch that was starting to develop between and slightly below the two notches at the end of the bolt. I'm not sure what is causing that. It has a kind of half moon shape
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This just in from the parts guy at my local stealership.
'As from your recent visit and the gentleman who's (very badly looked after and rusty) bike was in the other day. Suzuki have issued a new service bulletin regarding the bolt in question, I believe the bolt now has to be inspected for wear every 4.5k service. If worn it has to be replaced during the service. I'm not sure if this has rolled out globally but it does show that Suzuki (GB at least) have acknowledged the issue. Obviously a lowly parts assistant such as myself cannot speak for Suzuki and I'm sure that regular inspection of the bolt should be regarded as no more intimidating than simply checking if you need new spark plugs etc. just thought I'd let you know that feedback from dealer and customers does appear to reach Suzuki and that they do look into such claims'
Now it would be nice to know it there was any room at the tip to install a longer bolt. You can have a bolt made for about $20 - $40 at about any length and hardness. I would like as long a bolt as possable with the tip surface hardened.
Like how deep is the slot in the CVT and how much of that bolt fits in that slot? Over the years I have seen "Stop Bolts" just bearly ingage the item its to stop and as the item ages they slip.
Could we install a longer bolt with a Jamb Nut to lock it in place??????
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Just swapped out the bolt... and I have the same damage at only 15300 km. I am now convinced this must be an inspection every oil change you do. We have an AN650K7 as well with 12000 km and will be inspectimg shortly.
Also I did mark the bolt indicating where the front of the bike is relative to the tighten position. The notch damage appears to be the edge facing the back of the bike.
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Securityman wrote:Hello everyone, I had the same problem with the CVT and my mechanic he fixed me with staff € 1750 uro had to change everything without the CVT belt because he had broken a primary pulley bearing.
is a big problem and fix it had to remove the engine
add this one to the failure list. thats about $2400 US. and about 12000 miles US. (19000 km)
The bolts finally came in so I swapped mine out just out of curiosity to see what it would look like. The damage was very minimal on the bolt, nothing that could cause the bolt to fail anytime soon after 33k miles...
I made a quick DIY with an accompanying video to do the procedure, pretty straight forward, should take about 10 minutes at best: