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post #11 of 32 Old 06-18-2011, 01:44 PM
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Based on my experience with a painless engine swap, I don't think the wee. Needs to ne thrown away when the motor goes. I did a swap for a low mileage. Motor in one evening. Cost me about 480 with shipping for a 11000 mile ebay motor
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post #12 of 32 Old 06-19-2011, 01:20 PM
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V-Tom just crossed the 160,000km mark and I think Rcacs from Manitoba is well over the 200k mark. Ask in the Canadian forum for their input as they may not see this thread.

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post #13 of 32 Old 06-20-2011, 12:34 AM
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I'm over 162,000 km (or about 100,700 miles)

I had to lube the speedo drive around 80,000 km (iirc), the clutch actuator mechanism was replace around 100,000 km, and I had a clogged fuel filter that I took care of at 145,000 km. (I did the bypass operation and installed an external filet. This can only be done on 2006 or earlier DL650's or on any year DL1000 before V2.)

I also replaced all my rear wheel bearings (the two for the axle and the large one that the sprocket drive is attached to.) I don;'t have the mileage for that in front of me but it was likely around 155,000 km.

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2012 DL650 139,500+ km, 86,700+ miles. Sold
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post #14 of 32 Old 06-24-2011, 11:16 AM
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When I had a Vee I checked the valves at 21,000mi and I think I had 5 that were on the tight side. I will probably check my Wee around 20k. I'd rather check it when some will actually need to be shimmed. I'm at 5k now, so hopefully sometime in the fall(fingers crossed I get to ride a lot this summer.
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post #15 of 32 Old 06-24-2011, 02:00 PM
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I have 90k miles on my 650. Rides like a new one. Recently put new rear shock, front fork progressive springs and clutch disks. Should be good for another 100k or so.

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post #16 of 32 Old 06-25-2011, 01:32 AM
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One cam chain tensioner stopped working somewhere along the way, replaced at ~110,00km along with the chain and guides. The other was hardly stretched at all.

Clutch at 112,000km, more because it was as easy to refresh it as it was to pull it and check it. Probably had at least another 20,000k's on it - assuming it started with everything at max. New brake disks at ~114,000 km.

Uses a little oil now, i.e. it's dropped visibly between changes, but not yet enough to be annoying or a problem on long trips.

I suspect I'll just buy a new one rather than being clever with replacing engines. It's more than paid for itself in commute cost savings. (Fun factor, far more than paid for itself ).

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post #17 of 32 Old 07-25-2018, 08:52 PM
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Originally Posted by MountainLagoon View Post

Does anyone own a DL650 with over 200,000km/125,000miles and you are still using it as your regular ride?

If so what were your major breakdowns/replacements over the years and recommended parts to keep an eye on at high mileages?

I am curious how long it can last with proper maintenance..

My riding style/type is long haul cruising with pillion, usually riding in moutain areas, plus daily average condition dirt roads.
not quite 200000km, but I just ticked over 191000km.
Its a 2007 DL650. I use it to commute (approx. 116km per day) plus the odd couple of days away on a long trip, usually about 1000km`s.
I don`t get the bike serviced, I just use the trip B for check distance between oil changes and change every 5000km (plus filter every second oil change). Also I get parts replaced as and when they are needed. recently has been,
fuel pump at approx. 150000km
clutch saftey switch (not the first one and won`t be the last)
rear wheel bearings at approx. 185000km.
Clutch lever, cable & gear shift @ approx. 120000km
other that that it just usual wear and tear, tyres, chain, sprokets, brakes.

Fuel consumption is at about 4.5l per 100km, not as good a when younger but still good enough.

All in all its been a very reliable bike and I enjoy riding it.
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post #18 of 32 Old 07-25-2018, 11:05 PM
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That's awesome ... and I was worried buying a 650 with 70k on the clock .. I am pedantic with maintenance so I suspect it'll go for a long time yet
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post #19 of 32 Old 07-26-2018, 12:48 AM
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I`m rubbish at maintenance, I usually make things worse, which is why I stick to the VERY simple things like oil & filters.
I feel the constant use of mine is good for it, no sign that it will not going to last a whole lot longer. Good luck, see you in another 100000km!
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post #20 of 32 Old 07-26-2018, 01:15 AM
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Mines at 122,000 miles. 680 kit at 110 just for the fun of it. Runs better than new, but the itch got me in May and I now have a 2018 1000. Need to sell the 650 as it hasn't been ridden since.
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