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Then please call this number 714-572-1490 (SUZUKI HQ) ,and complain like I did to make the report,but be sure your stuff is rusted before you complain.

I HIGHLY suggest everyone lubes the rear drive of their 50.Do it now in 20 minutes ,or do it later ,and wait for weeks for parts.
Remove the final drive,(via my video)set your drive on the ground...shaft facing up..then take your hand and smack the end of the shaft compressing the spring somewhat fast..If rust comes out your in trouble,cut that boot off and lube that %%%% up or you will be like me ,and Spikes.
My issues is not an internal transmission issue,when in fact it was the rear drive.
I took it off,but I didnt take it apart to look inside I didn't want to cut that rubber seal off (This lesson cost me $83.14:eek:oops:) The propeller shaft,and gear were mush inside...seems odd no metal came out on the magnet when I drained the oil.But anyways....1 more week for parts,and $175.00 (overnight shipping),and I'll be on my M again.
I told my wife I can make it to the strip next Saturday!...If looks could kill lol.
SPIKES!!! DOUBLE CHECK YOUR FINAL DRIVES BRO!!!
I'm a happy camper today.:mrgreen:
Here is a parts list of what I need.
CS

MFG ITEM QTY PRICE TOTAL
SUZUKI WASHER, DRIVE SHAFT for 2005 SUZUKI VZ800
09160-16029 1 $2.42 $2.42
SUZUKI SEAL, FINAL DRIVEN GEAR OIL L for 2005 SUZUKI VZ800
09283-38009 1 $6.89 $6.89
SUZUKI NUT for 2005 SUZUKI VZ800
09159-10026 1 $2.87 $2.87
SUZUKI O RING (D:2.4,ID:17.8) for 2005 SUZUKI VZ800
09280-18004 1 $2.39 $2.39
SUZUKI .COUPLING, PROPELLER SHAFT for 2005 SUZUKI VZ800
27172-38A00 1 $25.89 $25.89
SUZUKI SHAFT, PROPELLER for 2005 SUZUKI VZ800
27151-41F00 1 $91.38 $91.38
SUZUKI SPRING for 2005 SUZUKI VZ800
09440-18019 1 $1.25 $1.25
SUZUKI OIL SEAL (28.4X48X15) for 2005 SUZUKI VZ800
09283-30051 1 $4.90 $4.90
SUZUKI .CIRCLIP for 2005 SUZUKI VZ800
09381-40003 1 $2.15 $2.15
Tax: $0.00
Shipping: $15.00
Total: $155.14
 

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How can you ever ride it again and hold your head high after all the bashing you just did? :mrgreen:

Good info.
 

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Bashing? How by sayin every M will break no matter how you ride it ?
This is VERY true IF YOU DONT FIX IT NOW!
Someone is always first to learn...some pass on the information,and some don't.
FWIW The shop MGR told me today it doesn't matter how it's ridden.....upkeep is another story.
Like I said, this part can't be seen or accessed without taking it apart,nor is there any PM (grease it)on it via suzuki.
Hes been a shop mgr for 32 years,and he told me hes worked on bikes with major issues ran by old men that never go over 55 mph,and then he has kids that obviously beat on stuff,and it last forever.
"It doesn't matter how you ride it..If it is going to break it's going to break.If those parts would have remained greased throughout their life,they may or may not have broken" quoted from the shop MGR at Suzuki.
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Burn, can you please post the page number/piece number of the piece that failed from the M50 Service Manual, please? I think the page number is 4-11, but I'm not able to identify the rusted piece you took pictures of... I think it is number 25 (propeller shaft), is it?
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Yes draf,that is the main drive shaft,and the gear it meets inside the final drive housing.
4-11 is the page ,and #25 is the shaft.#21 is the other piece,and then all of the seals,and washers etc.
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You need a jack, a flat piece of wood (2x4), 22mm socket, 2 14 mm sockets or wrenches,needle nose pliers,rubber hammer, maybe a 3/8 drive 8 inch extension to beat out your axle.
Then of course you need grease,and beers,and 20 minutes of your time.
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Knowing what I know now? I would definitely do it.You may still have years ,and 10,000-30,000 miles left,or more,and then again,you may not.
If your going to do this order the boot you need to cut off so your not down any time waiting for parts.
Order seal #23 on the M50 manual on page 4-11.
If I can save even 1 of my fellow riders from this disaster I'll be happy.
I got off easy with a "freewheel" when it broke,but it could also have locked up the rear tire at 75 mph,and the results may have been much worse.
Do it for peace of mind,if nothing else.
Apertureguy? to just hope your 06 is different then my 05 is crazy thinking.
It's simple to do ,and it's possible it could save your life!
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^^^ burn can you please create a HOW TO stupid proof. You know am not that "mechanical oriented" :-(

Glad u fixed it!!!!
 

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In fact anyone riding around or through Cincinnati is more then welcome to come to my place,and I'll do this for you free,for the chance to grind some pegs with a fellow rider.:bluethum: You bring the replacement boot!
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I just replaced my rear tire. That would have been a GREAT time to do this fix when the bike was apart. On my bike I needed to loosen the exhaust pipes to drive the rear axel out of the wheel bearings. There was some corrosion on the axel where it went thru the rear brake housing.

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Wow....I guess I need to do this as well. I will be looking for your how to on the boot install and all that stuff. I never thought about it possibly locking up at 75...that makes me nervous. Time to get the tools out!!!!!
 

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Roger,

If you think you might do the inspection, let me know. I'll help out in any way possible if we can check mine also. Heck, I'll pick up two of the boots he's referring to.

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If what you say is true, and others also confirm the shaft has not been greased, we can get suzuki to do a recall, and do it at the dealers expense.
 
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