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DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011 DL650 from 2004-2006 (K4-K6) and DL650 or DL650A from 2007-2011 (K7-L1)

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post #21 of 32 Old 07-26-2018, 02:22 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.
Hmmm ... 680 kit? I promised myself I'd leave this bike as is but this sounds interesting ...
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post #22 of 32 Old 07-26-2018, 03:26 AM
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Mine is at 65k, and the one valve adjustment I did around 60k showed that I needed to do it... couple valves were on the tight end, and bike was getting hard to start. Did adjustment, back to starting on first or second crank.

In fact, I have had no unexpected maintenance issues -- just routine maintenance, farkling (EB headlight relay, fuse box, etc) and riding. Not even the battery, and it's the original factory battery. This is the most reliable vehicle I've had, and that's including the multiple drops and 1 crash.
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post #23 of 32 Old 07-26-2018, 11:41 AM
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Hmmm ... 680 kit? I promised myself I'd leave this bike as is but this sounds interesting ...
Here is 2 write ups I've done.
https://www.stromtrooper.com/dl650-d...kit-my-k5.html
https://www.stromtrooper.com/dl650-d...-10-years.html
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post #24 of 32 Old 11-08-2018, 05:06 PM
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Just ticked over 200000km this morning on way to work and the bike feels ace (sctatched both footpegs last week, and one of the pegs I have taken the blob off from the underside). One thing I forgot to say is I`ve never changed the battery. I am thinking of getting a new one but that`s because I am getting paranoid it will conk out, not because it actually has.
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Just ticked over 200000km this morning on way to work and the bike feels ace (sctatched both footpegs last week, and one of the pegs I have taken the blob off from the underside). One thing I forgot to say is I`ve never changed the battery. I am thinking of getting a new one but that`s because I am getting paranoid it will conk out, not because it actually has.
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post #26 of 32 Old 11-08-2018, 05:17 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.
BTW my 2006 DL650 ended up crossing 200,000 km around Nov 20,2011. I retired it in March of 2012 when I got my 2012 DL650. It sat in my hanger for several years until a technician at my work got it. He played around with it and got it running but hasn't had the time to licence it.

(I'm currently about 3,600 km from hitting 160,000 km on my 2015 DL1000. We'll see if weather here lets me hit it before 2018 ends.)

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Just ticked over 200000km this morning on way to work and the bike feels ace (sctatched both footpegs last week, and one of the pegs I have taken the blob off from the underside). One thing I forgot to say is I`ve never changed the battery. I am thinking of getting a new one but that`s because I am getting paranoid it will conk out, not because it actually has.
I have an '09, bought it new 10 years ago, it has 73K miles, and I also have the original battery which seems to work fine. I may replace it for next season because I'm starting to get a little paranoid too. Maybe I need to put a meter on it to see what voltage it's holding.

I just turned 200K miles on my Harley a few weeks ago.
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Man, this thread is encouraging! I have 65k on my new to me Strom and I'm glad other owners have had such good experiences with high miles.
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I'm a couple hundred miles short of 100K miles and have had few problems. Rebuilt rear shock, valve check at 80K and a battery. Really, how many batteries last 15 years?
Oh, a leaky left fork seal. Puked oil all the way home from St Paul Mn.
It's even survived a major crash that destroyed the OEM luggage and a bit of the plastic and headlight bucket frame.. My Aerostich Darien suit and Scorpion helmet died but the bike lives on.
I should probably check the brake pads.
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post #30 of 32 Old 03-29-2019, 01:25 AM
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Ok, so the battery finally died at 200170km. Also the Stator went the way of all flesh, so they both were replaced.
I had a set of Anakee 3 tyres on the bike, they have been incredible. I`ve just replaced the rear after 61553km
yes, 61 THOUSAND! The front lasted less time but it still got 39284km.
I`ve never had a tyre to wear so long, its easy double any other, the previous was pilot road 4`s.
I love these tyres!
So needless to say I`ve put the Anakee`s back on
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