I was changing my oil, and found this broken. What does it do and what do I need to do to fix it?
I had an 06 for 2 years , never had one problem with it other than a stuck kick stand switch . I find your bolt coming loose without notice interesting , I would have thought there would be some thing like even a different sound coming from the engine . Also interesting is how it cut a hole right through the cap . Hopefully you'll be able to clean those threads up enough to get back on the road .Just over 31,000 miles. This is the first mechanical issue I've had. A rock bounced up and bent the center stand switch a few years ago. Two months ago I notice one of the forks leaking, so I fixed that. Last month someone tried to use a screwdriver to start it. That cost me a few hundred bucks! Now this. I'm supposed to leave for Alaska in less than three weeks. I hope this doesn't foul things up for that!
In the OP's pics that bolt doesn't look like it ever had any thread lock on it , normally when you pull a bolt there is visual evidence of the thread lock .I was editing my post when you posted this ^^^. This topic should be edited and made a sticky for the 2006 owners. Everyone should check theirs from 05 up but the 2006 are the only ones I know that have had this problem. Like maybe Suzuki left out thread locker in only this model year or the torque spec's were done wrong.