Earlier this year I experienced a failure of the spines in my drive shaft (2009 C50, 14000 miles) due to what we believe is the lack of lubrication in the hub. I just heard from my repair shop that they have an 08 C50 with the same problem. Research on forums tells me that this problem is not rare. I am contacting the NHTSA to log a complaint. It seems that if enough people with the same problem would do likewise, perhaps Suzuki USA would take action. Cost me over $500.00 for repairs that should not have been needed... and worse yet... three weeks lost riding time in the early summer.