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Old 08-23-2006, 11:09 AM   #31
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I've always run 20W50 in my air cooled bikes, 10W40 in my liquid cooled bikes.
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Old 08-23-2006, 12:16 PM   #32
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It may not even be oil related....enough on the pics!
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Old 08-23-2006, 01:03 PM   #33
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Which leads me to ask that we avoid the ..."Mine has a problem so they must all have the same problem".
But, Geez Mark, we've been trained to think that way by the BMW dealers: "they all do that, sir."

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Old 08-23-2006, 06:02 PM   #34
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why are there sooooo many dick wads on 650's ?????
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Old 08-25-2006, 01:21 PM   #35
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well...shop info, not sure of cause yet, but the rear cylinder has been removed..Shop manager sez ."it failed the blow by test, I dunno it was something like 20 %" (...do you think he meant compression test ?)

Ironically, he sez, the Suzuki reps were there the day I dropped it off and they were stumped and praising how bullet proof the motor is...but something went wrong on this one

more to follow next week..

yeah it must be something WE did to the bike, we rode it and changed it;s oil and loved it..and not hard either, only 5500 miles over the last year or so
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Old 08-25-2006, 03:10 PM   #36
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..."it failed the blow by test, I dunno it was something like 20 %" (...do you think he meant compression test ?)
He might mean a calibrated orifice test, like they do on aircraft engines.
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Old 08-25-2006, 03:49 PM   #37
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"it failed the blow by test, I dunno it was something like 20 %" (...do you think he meant compression test ?)

He probably meant leak down test. Hook compressed air into the spark splug hole, and slowly turn the motor down from TDC on the compression stroke. Have two gauges, one tells of the pressure in the line, and the other the pressure in the cylinder. Usually the two reading are within 10% of each other the whole time. IE, 60 psi in the line, and about 54 in the cylinder.

Also give an idea of where the problem is. Listen for the escaping air, if it's in the intake or exhaust, it's valves, and if it's coming out of the crank breather, it's the rings..
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Old 08-25-2006, 07:58 PM   #38
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Stroms are not perfect as I tried to tell you many moons ago. You should have bought a KTM like mine which has not given me one problem yet. Alright maybe because I can't get it started but that doesn't mean anything. I'm sure it would run just fine once it was going
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Old 08-25-2006, 09:00 PM   #39
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[QUOTE=FREEFLOW]well...my wife's





?????????
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Old 08-25-2006, 09:18 PM   #40
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Stroms are not perfect as I tried to tell you many moons ago. You should have bought a KTM like mine which has not given me one problem yet. Alright maybe because I can't get it started but that doesn't mean anything. I'm sure it would run just fine once it was going
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well...my wife's





?????????
figure of speech buddy...too complicated to esplain it
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Old 08-27-2006, 05:02 PM   #42
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figure of speech buddy...too complicated to esplain it

Actually I was reading this to Natalie not even paying attention and she said,....wait a second, what did you just read? Hence why I'm giving you a hard time. It's girl thing
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Old 08-27-2006, 05:07 PM   #43
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Actually I was reading this to Natalie not even paying attention and she said,....wait a second, what did you just read? Hence why I'm giving you a hard time. It's girl thing
sooooo..you DO listen to your wife????....new sig line mang
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Old 08-27-2006, 06:28 PM   #44
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sooooo..you DO listen to your wife????....new sig line mang

Hold on a second here. Think about what I said. "I was reading this to Natalie and "SHE" not "ME" said........ Lets not give me that much credit.

All joking aside, did the dealer figure out what was up with the bike yet?
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Old 08-27-2006, 06:50 PM   #45
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Stroms are not perfect as I tried to tell you many moons ago. You should have bought a KTM like mine which has not given me one problem yet. Alright maybe because I can't get it started but that doesn't mean anything. I'm sure it would run just fine once it was going
No bike is perfect. I'm just glad that the DL-650 seems not to have any problem that is common to the model. All the problems to this point seem to be on an individual basis.
Mine is just shy of 30,000 and I'm leary to touch anything on it.
TB synch is way overrated and my riding buddy has checked the valves twice and they were in spec both times. I'm going to get around to checking my valves one of these days.
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