Suzuki has issued a recall on a number of its DL650 motorcycles, better known to the riding public as the venerable Suzuki V-Strom 650. The recall affects 8,613 machines, which were manufactured between August 30, 2011, and October 12, 2015.
Suzuki’s recall notes that the bikes might have an alternator stator that has insufficient heat resistance, which results in a short circuit of the stator wires. A short circuit of the stator wires may prevent the battery from properly charging, which could cause the engine to stall, and thus possibly cause the motorcycle to crash.
To prevent this, Suzuki Motor of America has issued this recall with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
To remedy the issue, Suzuki will notify affected owners, and Suzuki dealers will replace the stator, free of charge.
This recall is expected to begin this month, December 2016. Concerned “Wee-Strom” owners may contact Suzuki customer service at 1-714-572-1490, and reference Suzuki recall number 2A67.
As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov.