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Just rolled over 20,000 miles and the only problem that I have had was a busted clutch cable:clap2:
 
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Just clocked 15K the other day...a few minor issues.
1) Clutch cable snapped on the way to work yesterday, but I had a spare so problem solved!
2) Small front cylinder valve cover gasket leak at the moment.
3) Loose steering head bearings a couple of months back had the front wheel a little out of alignment, but tightening it up took care of that.
4) Only other issue is a bizarre high pitched squeak/chirp after cruising for a few minutes. I posted about it a while back. Easily audible as I slow to a stop, then gradually goes away after about 10 seconds of sitting at idle. Won't start again until I've been at a steady cruising speed for a minute or two..been to 3 shops and nobody can tell me what it is. They all hear it, but are stumped as to the cause. Everything that can be tightened or lubed has been, and no change. It's not a performance issue, and it's been hanging around for at least the last 1500-2000 miles...so I assume that if something was gonna blow up, it would have done it by now. Who knows...for now earplugs are the solution, to be followed soon by louder pipes!:joke:
 

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Im about to cross over the 25,000 mile mark... all is well.:bigthumbsup: Still have the original clutch cable even though I bought a spare 10,000 miles ago. The bike still gets compliments everywhere I go even at a poker run with a bunch of diehard Harley guys. No real significant problems everything that has gone wrong (seal on the shaft drive, Fork seal) has been covered under warranty.
 

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35,000 miles
no problems until i hit a rock hard and lost oil and blew the engine to pieces.
Found an engine on Ebay with 1700 miles and swapped out. Interestingly enough i thought i was getting better fuel economy due to getting more and more familiar with the bike. When the was new i was getting around 34 - 36 mpg. Before i blew the engine it depended on where i was riding. Mountains made my fuel economy skyrocket probably because we have so much torque that it takes no extra effort to go up hills but coming down you coast way more so it uses less. In the mountains i was getting about 42 - 44 mpg. Around town i was averaging about 36-40 depending on how i rode. And now with a new engine i am back to 34-36 mpg.
apparently this bikes takes quite some time to break in...
 

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If you have had a spare cable with you (somewhere stashed within your bike) could you be able to fix this problem on the spot and move on or mechanic must be looking at it.
I have never done it before and not sure how hard is this task.
thanks,

Just rolled over 20,000 miles and the only problem that I have had was a busted clutch cable:clap2:
 

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29,000 miles

Replaced the clutch cable.

I had some coolant leaks (loose hose clamps)

Fuel filter had to be replaced (falling on it's face) As well as spark plugs and numerous oil/ final drive oil changes.

I've replaced 5 sets of rear brake pads. I'm STILL on the stock set up front but they're almost ready for replacement...

Replaced the rear rotor (loose) since then I've replaced 2 more sets of rear brake pads.

The bike is at the shop waiting for extended warranty to approve rear brake (caliper possibly) work. They seem to be dragging (duhhh)

BTW : I know how to use the brakes correctly so don't even go there 8) :D

Also, I've replaced 2 sets of front tires and at least 4 rear tires.

Still love the nine and I'm looking forward to R.O.T. Rally in June, so I can show her off ! :bigthumbsup:
 
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Just passed 2000 miles :bigthumbsup:

but I've had mine in for driveshaft hub leak issues at least 3 times....noticing it's STILL well wouldn't call it "leaking" more like seeping now...but still need to clean the rear rim after every long ride...will be heading back after bike week to pretty much tell the dealer time for a new hub assembly
 

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About 23,000 on my 97, and not a single failed part yet, as long as you don't count the infrequent grab, chunk, shudder, bang, screech of the clutch, and a new set of brake pads! I am a little worried about the clutch cable for this year, but so far so good! Unfortunately, I won't be putting near as many miles on it this year as I have the last couple, since I won't be doing the 70 mile round trip to work every day, and since I now have a second bike that I enjoy equally! :bigthumbsup:
 

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About my only real complaint I have with this bike (other than the lack of a hydraulic clutch of course) is the paper thin and soft paint they used. I'm starting to notice tiny chips on the front side portions of the gas tank, probably caused by sand and small rocks thrown up on the road. I wish Suzuki would've made the paint a bit thicker and used a more durable solution.
 

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Luckily that what you said (chunk, shudder, bang, screech) did not caused any bigger issues. So I guess all those side effects and strange sounds are normal.

About 23,000 on my 97, and not a single failed part yet, as long as you don't count the infrequent grab, chunk, shudder, bang, screech of the clutch, and a new set of brake pads! I am a little worried about the clutch cable for this year, but so far so good! Unfortunately, I won't be putting near as many miles on it this year as I have the last couple, since I won't be doing the 70 mile round trip to work every day, and since I now have a second bike that I enjoy equally! :bigthumbsup:
 
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