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post #1 of 17 Old 07-26-2019, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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188,888 km on my 2015 DL1000!

On July 23, 2015 I brought my 2015 DL1000 home. On the way in to work this past Tuesday, July 23 2019 this was the odometer reading:





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2012 DL650 139,500+ km, 86,700+ miles. Sold
2015 DL1000 New July 2015 195,000+ km, 121,000 miles.

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post #2 of 17 Old 07-26-2019, 09:40 PM
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Wow. That's a lot of riding in 4 years. Nicely done.
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Is that all the LCD segments at once? Also, what are your impressions after 188k km?
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Jeez-Louis that puts the iron in butt. I would have asked you more questions at the Eastern Rally if I had known you had that many miles on it.

Has she given you any grief?

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Congratulations!!! You're well on your way to the 400,000 mile mark. Keep up the great work

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Jeez-Louis that puts the iron in butt. I would have asked you more questions at the Eastern Rally if I had known you had that many miles on it.

Has she given you any grief?
Well there have a been a number of issues:

Clutch Slave cylinder being a constant issue. rear Wheel bearings two (or was it three?) times. H7 low beam bulbs burning out (Never had a headlight bulb fail on either DL650) Big issues included wiring harness getting abraded (twice. First was covered by warranty/recall right away. Second ultimately was but took me talking to Suzuki Canada a bit. The Steep motor that controls the valve in the exhaust system packed it in. Expensive fix, not warranty. (If it happens again I will just get the electronic device to replace the stepper motor.) Had some bad gas in Utah two weeks ago that seems to have fixed itself. Also out there coolant overflowed and I am not sure why (yet.)

I'm sure I am forgetting stuff but that is what quickly comes to mind.

I still very much love riding this bike. Great Handling, great brakes, love the power it has. Will happily ride it long term unless a lot of issues start developing.

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2012 DL650 139,500+ km, 86,700+ miles. Sold
2015 DL1000 New July 2015 195,000+ km, 121,000 miles.

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Is that all the LCD segments at once? Also, what are your impressions after 188k km?
I suspect that the rest of the segments at the "1" can go on as well. I will have to look more closely at startup.

I do love riding this bike!

I just came back from a two week/15 day ride out to Utah and Vancouver and back (to just east of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.) There were four non-riding days in the 15 day trip. total mileage for the trip was 10,179 km / 6,235 miles. My actual average mileage per day of riding was 925 km / 567 miles.

Two stand out modifications to the bike: Russel Day Long seat is very comfy for my butt and Werks Clutch Basket Fix.

..Tom

2006 DL650: 202,000 km 125,500 miles, Sold
2012 DL650 139,500+ km, 86,700+ miles. Sold
2015 DL1000 New July 2015 195,000+ km, 121,000 miles.

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Well there have a been a number of issues:

Clutch Slave cylinder being a constant issue. rear Wheel bearings two (or was it three?) times. H7 low beam bulbs burning out (Never had a headlight bulb fail on either DL650) Big issues included wiring harness getting abraded (twice. First was covered by warranty/recall right away. Second ultimately was but took me talking to Suzuki Canada a bit. The Steep motor that controls the valve in the exhaust system packed it in. Expensive fix, not warranty. (If it happens again I will just get the electronic device to replace the stepper motor.) Had some bad gas in Utah two weeks ago that seems to have fixed itself. Also out there coolant overflowed and I am not sure why (yet.)

I'm sure I am forgetting stuff but that is what quickly comes to mind.

I still very much love riding this bike. Great Handling, great brakes, love the power it has. Will happily ride it long term unless a lot of issues start developing.

..Tom
My low beam failed on me this weekend. right at 24,000km. I've got one of these bad boys on order!
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Not sure if it will fit or not, but it looks to be the bulbs my ford fusion takes so if they don't they will go in the car haha.

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Wow...117369.562miles in 4 years. Cool!

Looks like you're about to find out if that "1" can become a "2" or not.
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Read about your headlight problems a while back. Thought it just had something to do with your bike, but 2 weeks ago at 23,500 mi. mine went out. Trying an LED now.
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