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DL650 3,081 64.07%
DL1000 1,663 34.58%
Both DL650 & DL1000 70 1.46%
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Old 03-09-2013, 03:47 AM   #2116
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Has anyone or will anyone try what I posted about the ABS?
I couldn't get it to work on my '09, but maybe I didn't run it long enough [think I did though].


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Pull the fuse & be done with the "Nanny" feature....
This forced feature has always pissed me off!.
Or fit a switch to override it when you want to do the serious dirt stuff.

Once the switch is done it solves your problem.
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:40 AM   #2117
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My 2004 DL650....

.....400 mile ride yesterday.

I love this bike!


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Old 03-09-2013, 05:58 AM   #2118
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201 miles by lunch today along the Mexican border. Rain, hail and strong winds made for a very interesting but awesome day. I really love this bike. I have a few things to do to make it to my liking but she is very close already!

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Old 03-09-2013, 07:20 AM   #2119
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Really loving my bike and can't wait to get some time away from work/life to take some long trips.

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Old 03-09-2013, 07:59 AM   #2120
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Got my DL1000 on 2-19. Put about 1200 miles on it so far. Had to put it in the shop for a week getting the fuel gauge fixed now I'm waiting on the ECM to get here and take it back to the shop so they can plug it in. All in all it seems to be a great bike so far. Oh so much more power than the KLR!! After a 200 mile ride the other day even the wife was impressed! When we stopped for gas she says "Hey!!! My butt ain't even numb!" So I guess the bikes a keeper! I do miss the mileage of the KLR a bit though...
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:56 AM   #2121
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It's wrapped with vinyl.

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Old 03-10-2013, 10:11 AM   #2122
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How much of the vee's 5.8 gals fuel capacity is actually usable?
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:12 PM   #2123
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5.4 then you walk or push...
Personal experience talking here...
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:02 PM   #2124
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I ran mine out of gas about 200 feet from a gas station once.

Ran the SV out of gas about a 1.5 miles from a gas station. Nice day for a walk!

Buddy system works best here. Bring a gatorade bottle for fuel.
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:06 PM   #2125
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Checking in with a 2009 ABS I got a month ago.

I see a west coast and east coast meet up. Who's gonna set up a midwest meet up?
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:53 AM   #2126
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Here is a pic of my 2006 DL1000 I bought last April. It came with upgraded suspension and handlebars. I also traded seats from a 2011 DL650, so it's like riding a "new" bike.


So, I am thinking of buying a set of more dirt /gravel road oriented tires. Currently it is running tourence exp front and back. What would be a step up from the metzlers, and still be good at 65mph?
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:50 AM   #2127
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Vstrom consideration

First time adv bike buyer... looking at the vstrom 650. Question is, are you generally better buying the factor adv model with the adv add on's or the standard model and add on yourself? In other words, is the higher purchase price worth the value of these upgrades? Are the factory side bags aero efficient and so on and so forth? I would be buying all the factory add ons plus center stand, heated grips, skid plate, bark busters etc. I can get a slightly used 2012 650 factory adv model with less than 500 miles on it for around $7k. I really like the Triumph Tiger, I just dont want to be North of $10k with goodies etc.

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Old 03-13-2013, 02:47 PM   #2128
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First time adv bike buyer... looking at the vstrom 650. Question is, are you generally better buying the factor adv model with the adv add on's or the standard model and add on yourself? In other words, is the higher purchase price worth the value of these upgrades? Are the factory side bags aero efficient and so on and so forth? I would be buying all the factory add ons plus center stand, heated grips, skid plate, bark busters etc. I can get a slightly used 2012 650 factory adv model with less than 500 miles on it for around $7k. I really like the Triumph Tiger, I just dont want to be North of $10k with goodies etc.

Many Thanks!

I have a 2012 Adventure model and I am very happy with it. As a turnkey adv bike, it is excellent. I added a few other items such as a center stand and a Hyde skid plate. However, I could have filled the cases with gear and ridden it across the country just as it came from the dealer. I think $7k for that bike with <500 miles is a good deal.
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:23 PM   #2129
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I also bought the 2012 Adv model. I have added a Tourtech skidplate and hand guards. I am also changing the foot pegs and adding risers. Other than that it is pretty sweet out of the box.
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:05 PM   #2130
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2012 Vstrom service bulletin DONE :)

As most v 1000 owners know there have been known issues with drive ability for years. Before I purchased my 2012 I forcasted these known problems to my sales guy and he said they will fix it if this curse struck my bike. It died 3 times on the way home (10 miles) when rolling off the gas at stop signs. It had the hiccups at 2700- 3000 rpm like many others. I rode it like this for a few months, then my dealer called, saying there is a fix. They will replace the ECM ( different part #) and iridium plugs. I read other stromers ( on another site) saying this really did fix their bike. I took mine in today, purposely making it surge and hiccup on a known piece of road on the way to the dealer. After the "fix", same piece of road I could not duplicate the problem. I know its early days but so far so good. I can not speak to fuel consumption differences if any, I know that these new ECMs still have to meet epa regulations so it may not be terribly rich. I think the off idle hesitation is gone as well and possibly smoother throughout the rev range.
Im glad Suzuki finally addressed the problem for 2012s but I don't know if this will work for previous years.
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