Via our maxitest and comments in our tests, you have reported recurring technical problems with your maxiscooters Suzuki Burgman. After 400, we focused this time on the case of 650. Here is our survey.
Once is not (yet) custom … But to exploit the enormous potential of an information site, we have always believed in latestbikesinfo we had to take into account your feedback. This is already happening on the maxitest and more in the comments on our articles. After concerns met with Vectrix importer, you have warned about problems with the transmission of Suzuki Burgman 650. During the presentation of his Maxiscooter few years ago, the Japanese promised a lifetime warranty transmission. Your experience shows the contrary … See it.
The Suzuki Burgman 650 has a transmission called CVT (continuously variable automatic transmission). This offers the opportunity to select two automatic modes (Drive and Power), and another to select manual mode “by hand“ one of five available reports. To do this, it uses a reinforced belt, placed between two pulleys. “The effect of transmission” is obtained by adjusting the distance between the flanges installed on the same blocks. This complex system is very efficient in the trial, it allows to move forcefully the power of twin and play on the engine speed of the machine like a motorcycle. But the mechanism has its limitations. Especially when the road scooter big changes especially in urban areas where the mechanics have traditionally undermined. The user then sees the fits and starts becoming more pronounced at low revs, warning signs of rupture of a small stop screw placed inside the CVT. This body maintains a bearing. Unfortunately, by dint of solicitation, it will eventually break. The bearing then rotates freely in the housing and eventually, completely destroy the system.
“I met this problem after 20 000 km warranty and out of time. It is the only problem with this vehicle. I wrote to Suzuki to expose my problem and have taken as collateral, but I had a refusal. The dealer from whom I do my follow-up and maintenance emphasized heavily from Suzuki. Finally, they agreed to guarantee the room but not labor. “
“Casse brutal CVT to 49 000 km, the SAV SUZUKI contacted responded and off warranty (he was 3 1 / 2), nothing would be defrayed. It is almost impossible to find a box of occasion, the repair with a change in the box with a new one costs between $ 3,000 and € 3,500. The Burgman is the case, again for € 1 000, when he was worth in 3500 if the argus takes into account the mileage … I want much to Suzuki have nothing wanted to know. I had the pleasure to drive this machine mixed use. “
“For me, this is my fourth Suzuki Burgman 650 since 2002. On my first, front bearing, taken as security. On my second overdrive, failure CVT has about 22 000 km, made under warranty. The third, even down to about 24 000 km, well past warranty. “
Do things in perspective. A similar number of Internet users contacted by our editorial staff via their email listed on the maxitest, these are less likely to complain about transmission problems than their counterparts operating on the 400 cm3 of the brand. In addition, it appears that in some cases, Suzuki has increased the commercial guarantees. This means that even for machines that had more than two years, the brand has sometimes granted the shipment of parts, labor against by being charged to the client. The problem is that opinions differ at all while on this Suzuki Burgman 650. Owners happy who from the beginning to 80 000 km of their machines have had no problems. Other operating on third-hand scooters for example, who break their CVT as they show only 25 000 km. To take advantage of the commercial guarantee, Suzuki again acts in each case. And of course, we learn officially by the manufacturer that these problems are isolated and are in no way a hidden defect that would require time to practice legally extended warranty.
Again, the Suzuki Burgman 650 Used should not scare potential buyers, provided that they covet scooters have a maintenance book scrupulously followed. The goal is whether, at some point, the CVT has been opened and checked. A technician will then monitored the status of this famous stop screw when it is usually supposed to grease the worm gear reduction devolved to change. But even if the book does not mention it, nothing prevents an appointment at a dealership so that it makes this finding. The cost of labor, to open a CVT, is always less important than the change …
Mechanically speaking, as the system remains unchanged, the problem is on the new model. However, as the previous vintage (2009), the automatic transmission of the Suzuki Burgman 650 has a stop screw strengthened. Unlike previous versions, the element has been processed making it less sensitive to departures and repeated accelerations. We have currently no decrease in reliability, but the case remains to follow via your comments on the forum latestbikesinfo, on maxitests and in the comments under the articles. Stay tuned …