Only 2 items need to be removed on the '09 for oil changes all round - the engine cover (engine oil fill) and final drive case ( final gear oil).Sure would be nice if the 650 was as easy.
Engine oil every 3500, transmission oil every other change......I also prefer to do the third member hypoid gear lube with every other engine oil change......engine oil filter every other engine oil change.......use Suzuki recommended viscosity and spec lubes.I should not ask this question, but is it necessary to change any oils besides the engine oil?
I think more than one person on this forum would be interested in some pictures of the oil that comes out at 50000 miles with no oil change... Although if you had it serviced at 600 miles it won't be the factory fill, as those are supposed to be changed at the first service.Well, I guess maybe I had better think about changing it then.
The scooter has 50k miles on it and has never been changed.
Musta put some good stuff in at the factory.
Gearboxes in manual cars don't require oil changes, even though they have sliding parts like syncromesh couplings which are subject to wear.I think more than one person on this forum would be interested in some pictures of the oil that comes out at 50000 miles with no oil change... Although if you had it serviced at 600 miles it won't be the factory fill, as those are supposed to be changed at the first service.
Gearboxes in manual cars don't require oil changes, even though they have sliding parts like syncromesh couplings which are subject to wear.
At least the final transmission in the swing arm should never require an oil change.
It's good for generating revenue though, along with changing air in the tires.
I long ago realized the engineers simply took all the gears they had left over from their transmission allocation and stuck them in the left swingarm to use them up.The thing that Suzuki calls "transmission" in the 650 is just a set of reduction gears after the clutch and before the final drive. To me the real "transmission" is the CVT but there you go.
My opinion is, the "transmission" and final drive take so little oil and they're so easy to change, why not change the oils on some kind of schedule to buy some really cheap insurance. If one day the oil looks nasty or there are lots of metal particles stuck to a magnet on a drain plug, you might be able to halt a minor disaster.
I think I counted 13 gears between the crankshaft and the rear wheel in the 650.
The Burgman transmission does not have gears, as does the manual transmission on an automobile. Automobile transmissions do require periodic lubricant replacement. VW, for instance, calls for lubricant renewal at 100K mile intervals under normal operating conditions in the transaxle, which includes the differential and transmission. The Burgman third member and spur gears also require periodic lubricant replacement, as does the third member gears on automobiles, due to the effects of temperature and shear forces on the lubricant in both.
The intervals and lubricants are determined by Suzuki engineers and are based on a long applied history, including similar loads/uses/etc., and maximum service life of the components.
I own a Skoda car, which is VW technology, and there's no oil change prescribed for the 5-speed 02T manual gearbox, which also contains the differential.Merriam-Webster defines transmission as an assembly of parts including the speed-changing gears and the propeller shaft by which the power is transmitted from an engine to a live axl