RMZ250 2010 Gearbox Problems
by Brian Burke
Have had a shocking run with 2 x bikes brought for a young rider I sponsor. From manufacturing there were 2 screws on the inside gearchange lever that fell out and screwed the gearbox. Mechanic had same gear change issues with his bike and checked screws on his and all but fallen out: Screwed the gears in his as well. The engine casing on mine (only 20 hours use) had to be replaced plus all gears. I still had to pay $1700.00 to have it fixed. The motor was returned and installed into frame and started. No oil pressure! Turned out that Suzuki bike shop had installed 2009 piston/rings/gaskets! Low compression/and oil gallery holes were covered by incorrect gaskets.
There is more (hour meters which were part of Suzuki promotion were taken out of spares kit and sold back to me) but do not have enough space to include and who wants to hear a raver going on?
For a bike that must have been assembled on a Friday by someone whose mind must have been on hitting the party scene that night, I have paid a hefty price.
On the good side though: Bloody great bikes with good power/handling. The main bike has run flawlessly.
- Geez Brian.. That would piss any bloke off no end! I can't believe you had to pay for the repairs, I know MX bikes don't have warranty's but come on. It wasn't a certain Suzuki dealership on Barry's Pt Rd, Takapuna by any chance...? I had a 2nd hand RM blow the piston after 2 hours of riding after I bought it off their showroom floor.