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2003 Suzuki VL800 recall
Hello, I am new to this forum and have a problem with my bike and am looking for advice. I took my bike into the local dealership to get checked out because the electrical system is shorting out occasionally all electrical will die and engine will cut out. They told me the wiring harness was routed improperly causing it to rub and short out, melting the ignition switch which will be a 400$ repair. When I look online for VL800 recalls I find one for 2005 2006 VL800 that says this,
"ON CERTAIN MOTORCYCLES, THE IGNITION SWITCH WIRING HARNESS MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY ROUTED AT THE TIME OF PRODUCTION. IF THE WIRING HARNESS IS NOT ROUTED PROPERLY, IT CAN RUB AGAINST THE CLUTCH CABLE/THROTTLE CABLE.
Action Needed To Fix It:
DEALERS WILL RE-ROUTE THE IGNITION SWITCH WIRING HARNESS AND REPLACE THE LOCK SET INCLUDING THE IGNITION SWITCH ALONG WITH THE CLUTCH CABLE/THROTTLE CABLE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 6, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUZUKI AT 714-572-1490. "
Practically word for word, this is what the shop said was wrong with my ride, because they needed to reroute the wiring harness so it would not rub and short out again. I told the service dept. about this recall and they said they would try to talk to Suzuki, in your guys experience, do you think they will cover this? It sounds like the exact same problem and hopefully they will see this.