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View Results: How many miles on your DL650 V-Strom?
10,000 miles or less 43 21.29%
10,001 to 25,000 60 29.70%
25,001 to 50,000 62 30.69%
50,001 to 75,000 20 9.90%
75,001 or more 17 8.42%
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Old 09-14-2009, 08:51 AM   #1
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DL650 V-Strom mileage poll

Taking off from this thread, if you own a DL650, how many miles do you currently have on it?

To make it "broad brush" I've kept it to five categories.
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Old 09-14-2009, 09:25 AM   #2
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This is the odo on my K6 as of 9/12/09



This is what it read when I picked it up a year ago on 9/11/08



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Old 09-14-2009, 09:31 AM   #3
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Okay, I lied. I have close to 50,000 miles so it will be true a lot longer than it will be false in the life of the poll.
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Old 09-14-2009, 11:13 AM   #4
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Okay, I lied. I have close to 50,000 miles so it will be true a lot longer than it will be false in the life of the poll.
Now I wish I lied also... 46,500 as of this morning. 50k before winter sets in.
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Old 09-14-2009, 01:26 PM   #5
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11,259 as of this morning on my 2007 which I have had for a year and a half. Not much compared to a lot of you guys out there.
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Old 09-14-2009, 10:35 PM   #6
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Do I get to add up the mileage from the DL650s I've owned?
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Old 09-14-2009, 10:39 PM   #7
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Just bought my K6 with about 32k, had it for about a month and now have almost 35k.. Loving the bike, and hope to see many many more problem free miles.. anyone with high milage stroms feel like listing any things that have needed replacement over the miles (excluding regular maintenance items such as tires, brakes, oil and air filters, and plugs etc.) Would love to hear that these bike will get to 60 or 80k + without any major maintenance..
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Old 09-14-2009, 11:01 PM   #8
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Old 09-14-2009, 11:05 PM   #9
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I now have 18,200 on my 08 bought in March of last year. It was the spare bike but as of two months ago it move to main ride.

Will probabaly add a lot of miles in the coming year as main ride. Other than the seat and some wind issues when on the East side of Washington it is a fantastic ride.
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Old 09-14-2009, 11:46 PM   #10
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183500 km you do the conversion.
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:40 AM   #11
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183500 km you do the conversion.
Now, I understand your location


I have "only" close to 70.000 km in two years, 42.000 miles aprox. Now she is a bit ill becouse of the offroad, but soon I will start again to catch you.
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:45 AM   #12
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183500 km you do the conversion.
183 500 kilometers = 114,021.614 miles
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Old 09-15-2009, 06:40 PM   #13
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North of 50,000. I'd be interested to know how many did their break in by the manual, who may have used the Motoman technique, and how it relates to oil consumption/performance in the higher mileage stroms.

BTW, I used a variation of the Motoman (not quite as severe) and I consume about a pint of oil (Rotella 5w-40) between 3k changes. Bike doesn't seem as peppy as when it was a baby (no 1/4 mile times for reference)...

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Old 09-16-2009, 12:16 AM   #14
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I used a variation of the Motoman (not quite as severe) and I consume about a pint of oil (Rotella 5w-40) between 3k changes. Bike doesn't seem as peppy as when it was a baby (no 1/4 mile times for reference)
I simply ignored the 5000rpm requirement but did not red line it in the first 1000 miles. Using the same oil, my bike only loses it when running at speeds over 65mph and loses it out the breather, not past the rings or valve guides as far as I can tell. It's been that way from early on to close to 45,000 miles now. I take a quart with me on trips out west and added about a pint on a 4,200 mile trip last year.
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Old 09-16-2009, 06:59 AM   #15
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I'm at 75K (miles) on an 04 Wee.

I used the proper break-in method but did consider the Motoman option.

I burn just a little oil between oil changes. Maybe less than a half a pint. As a note, I change my oil about every 4k - 5k miles.

My 'Strom seems to be just as peppy. I gave it a good spanking on the way to work this morning.
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