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DL650 2,930 63.89%
DL1000 1,593 34.74%
Both DL650 & DL1000 66 1.44%
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:10 AM   #2146
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I just purchased a 2012 V strom 650. I love it and I can see this as a keeper. Had several different bikes in the past, but this just feel right from the git go!! The wife really likes it too!
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:14 AM   #2147
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My headlights stopped working again. Good fuses. Good bulbs. Nothing visibly wrong with switches. Any ideas?
Check to see if the chain is properly routed. If you need, I can loan you a masterlink.

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Old 03-21-2013, 08:04 AM   #2148
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Check to see if the chain is properly routed. If you need, I can loan you a masterlink.

How yah doin' Mr Ray?
Great! I just keep piling the miles on my Strom and making beers. We're down south now. It's about a ten minute ride to the parkway from the house. Since I go through chains and sprockets faster than most people can eat a box of cereal I'll take chain parts donations any old time.

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Old 03-21-2013, 09:38 AM   #2149
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I have a 012 DL1000 adventure model....It's quickly becoming one of my favorite bikes in 40+ years of riding.

I rode it for a few months, including a trip, and decided to gear it down with a 16 tooth front, and a 43 rear sprockets, made a BIG change . I also added a fork brace, centerstand, heated grips,and a aux. fuse block, Wolfman Explorer lite tank bag...

I talked to the dealer about the ecu update, and they ordered it, and the spark plugs, although since gearing it down I haven't really had the issue's other people have had.

Great bike !!!

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Old 03-21-2013, 12:44 PM   #2150
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My headlights stopped working again. Good fuses. Good bulbs. Nothing visibly wrong with switches. Any ideas?

When mine quit it was the connector behind the radiator. The other known weak point is in the start button. Go over to stromtrooper.com and search headlight. This has been well documented there.
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:21 PM   #2151
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Considering a new DL1000, and need to decide between the basic DL and the "Adventure" model, with the bags. Having owned a 2006 VStrom a few years ago, I was less than impressed with the baggage-especially the top box which basically fell apart shortly after I bought the bike with 20k on it. The side bags were ok, but not great.

The difference between the two is about $600.

What to do? Basic model and pony up for better luggage? Or go for the "Adventure" model?

Thanks!
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I didn't like the Adventure luggage either. I bought the basic DL1000 and added the Givi setup.

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Old 03-22-2013, 08:38 AM   #2152
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So on the Vee it calls for 3.1qts of oil when changing the filter also. Who just puts 3qts in and who buys that extra qt to get that .1?
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:44 AM   #2153
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I buy the extra quart and get the oil level to about the middle of the sight glass.
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:00 PM   #2154
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I habitually put the bike on the center stand and fill it to the top of the window.... This has worked for Me since the mid 60's on a wide selection of bikes.
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:21 PM   #2155
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I bought a 2012 Vee two weeks ago. I only have 130 miles on it so far but I think this one is going to be around awhile. I'm actually cleaning up my bandit to put it up for sale

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Old 03-22-2013, 07:39 PM   #2156
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Just put a full system on my 2011 Vstrom 650. I went with the akrapovic carbon fiber. It sounds freakin awesome!! Not as loud as a friends 650 with two brothers. Now where's the warmer weather?
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:18 PM   #2157
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New to the forum

Just wanted to say hi.

I've been a dual sport rider for a number of years (all 250cc). Last July I picked up the V-Strom below, a leftover 2011. Since then I've put about 3500 miles on it, farkled it up some and managed to keep it tire side down. Hopefully once the spring mud dries up I can get it some off-road time. I had a brief stint with it on some ice and snow a couple weeks ago. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9wLvS3wutw

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Old 03-23-2013, 03:30 PM   #2158
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Welcome jms. Good looking Strom.
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:40 PM   #2159
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Watch out for this guy! Word is on the street is that he once got a clown car up into the triple digits.
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:17 PM   #2160
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Welcome!

Looks like a great Wee! I love that 650 V-twin engine and you've got the sump-guard and crashbars already! You could do with a pair of TKC80 tyres but other than that it looks great!

Have fun!
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