Was it a few select bikes in a certain area or bikes from all over ???
I don't think that there was any designation to it. My 08 backed off at 1300 miles. I believe there was one more 08 but as far as I know I don't think anybody with an 09 has chimed in with a problem. I could be wrong though.Was it a few select bikes in a certain area or bikes from all over ???
Not that I totally disagree with you T-bone, but the factory didn't quite get the job done either. The guy from the UK that changed the wavy spring washer said something about proper torque specs for the nut. Other than that it is quite easy to figure it out, after all it is the threads that determine the torque settings. I may have to look that up when I get to the shop. Proper torque and quality thread locker should be a real fix for that. Not that the replacement part isn't.:bigthumbsup:No! there ain't nothing to agree on it is NOT a serviceable part you are to REPLACE the part. I would NEVER chance it.
I have an 07, the Tubular Nut backed off at 3000 miles. I was lucky I was stopped at a red light.
It took an Act of Congress to get the information out of Suzuki.
Torque is 100 lb/ft
There is a Honda Socket / Spanner for the VTX that works.
Use Red Loctite
We made a wooden jig and torqued it off the bike.
Suzuki states that the Basket is non serviceable that's a crock. They changed the basket in 08. They added additional holes for lubrication. They did this for the shutter problem not the nut problem. The only time I had the shutter issue was when I started up and got in a hurry and didn't let it get a little oil in the clutch. If you don't have the shutter and there is no damage to the basket save yourself a couple of hundred dollars. Get the tool and use locktite it's better than what is coming from the factory.
I went to Platinum Spectro 20-50 ( their full synthetic ) on advice from a Bike Mech who has been in the business for 40 years. The shifting issues went away. It's Spectro all the way. It is easy for me to get Spectro they're in state for me (Connecticut)
Oh!, I now practice the Nine Lean religiously.
I'm coming up on 7000 miles, we torqued it at 3000 miles, with no problems. I have heard both arguments about the holes. I haven't seen the engineering specifications on it.Strained.... you feel very confident about this fix??