Summary of what Iíve read in the forums on loose magnets in the flywheel/rotor:
* It happens to older and newer models, everywhere in the world where those motorbikes were sold.
* It happens mainly to Suzuki Vstrom DL1000 and Suzuki SV1000 models.
* There are cases where it already happend at 18.000 miles (29.000 km).
* There is at least on case where it happened twice, the replacement-part broke down again.
* There is at least one case where it happened during warranty and two times thereafter.
* One repair-shop has dealt with 8 cases, spread across DL and SV models.
* The 2014 model has a new flywheel/rotor with enclosed magnets (a better construction).
* The Suzuki GSX-R and Hayabusa have flywheel/rotors with enclosed magnets (a better construction).
* The TLR1000 is engine-wise the predecessor of the DL and SV. The 1999 TLR model had a flywheel/rotor with enclosed magnets (a better construction).
* Looking at the exact shape of the magnets, it is clear that these were designed to be used in an enclosed application.
* In the US there has been filed a complaint at the NHTSA (savecar.gov, https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/Vehicl...nt/index.xhtml
), because there is a chance that it may lead to life-threatening situations.
The response I got from Suzuki in the Netherlands was along the lines of: it is an incident, your bike is out of warranty, tough luck.
However, there is a life-expectancy for a product. I couldnít find it fast, there seems to be a case brought to justice, where a television way out of warranty broke down (burned down) beyond repair. The judge determined that the owner should be compensated, because the average live-expectancy of a quality television-set is 10 years.
Every mechanicÖ actually I think everyone... can understand that only glueing the magnets to the rotor is an inferior construction, compared to one whereby the magnets are enclosed in a way they canít come loose.
Iím trying to get some legal case together to seek for compensation.