If you order the parts ask the dealer to make the report to suzuki.I was told IF they get enough dealer reports there will be a recall.
Well, I've been reading this thread for a month or so and ordered the seal and grease a couple weeks ago. Today was my day to get familiar with my new toy, a 2006 M50 with about 11,000 miles. Came apart fine, learn as I go. Axle was also fine, checked using burnchassis's method, pushing to move the shaft and finding no dust; actually you could tell there was some grease in there. Since I had a seal I removed old one by tapping with a chisel all around. Came off pretty easy. I think if you have an axle with lube, the seal will come off easily. If you have a dry axle the seal will give you trouble. Added more new grease and all is well. And I became familiar with my new toy and that's good too!
Thanks a ton burn! Your early work has made it easy for us. You're the best!