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Old 03-21-2013, 05:34 AM   #33
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Suzuki has included SCEM coating in the published features of all models of V-Strom. Many people, including me, assumed such a coating would be applied directly to the aluminum casting and figured it had to be wrong because the engines obviously have iron or steel liners. The fact is there is no reason a plasma splatter coating like SCEM or Nikasil can't be applied to a liner. Ergo, I figured the coating had to be there and was applied to the liner.

On the other hand, I just now checked and the reference to SCEM on the DL1000 includes weight saving in the SCEM treatment which makes no sense if it was applied to a liner. A look at the features pages of the 2011, 2012 and 2013 DL650 shows the SCEM reference is gone. Knowing Suzuki has published totally wrong information before, like some torque settings in service manuals and the accessory page info that the DL650 knuckle guard kit will also fit the DL1000, I'm going back to thinking the SCEM reference is just wrong.

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1971 Honda CB350, 2 1973 Honda CB500s, one was stolen, 1974 Can-Am 175 TNT, 1978 Yamaha XS11, 1978 Honda CX500, 1975 BMW R90S, 1983 BMW R65LS, 2005 Suzuki DL650 totaled, 2007 Suzuki DL650A, 2012 Suzuki DL650A
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