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post #1 of 8 Old 09-22-2013, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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2013 DL650 Engine Sounds

Bike is in neutral, sounds normal to me,, Correct? Bike is a 2013 DL650A

This next one is bike in gear & under load. Aside from the obvious wind noise, does the other noise sound normal? Reason I'm asking is I'm new to this type of engine.

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post #2 of 8 Old 09-22-2013, 12:06 PM
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really to hard to tell with the wind noise on the second vid. the engine sounds good in the first one though. A lot of people are paranoid about every little sound they hear when they don't know a bike. If there is lots of oil in it just ride it and maybe put some ear plugs in. It helps eliminate the small mechanical noises
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Ditto. Sounds fine. Idles better than my 2012.


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post #4 of 8 Old 09-22-2013, 09:01 PM
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Sounds like an engine ready to rev, use it and love it.

Don't worry about it...

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post #5 of 8 Old 09-23-2013, 12:07 AM
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post #6 of 8 Old 09-23-2013, 12:18 AM
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Perfect pitch

JohnnyR, engine sounds exactly like my 2012. However, I always ride with earplugs which it seems I forget to put back in after about half my stops, and in these cases I always have a half second of panic wondering what the heck is wrong with this engine, it is so noisy compared to what I am used to. Put the ear plugs back in, and I am back to the sweet sound of pure smoothness. Silence may be bliss, so call me Mr. Bliss. :mrgreen:
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post #7 of 8 Old 10-17-2013, 02:46 PM
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Hey!...its a Wee...As long as you have a sound, use it!!!!
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post #8 of 8 Old 10-18-2013, 06:27 AM
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Glad to read that you folks think this engine sound is normal. I am a bit paranoid about my new (400 kilometres last week, 800 now) 2012 Strom 650. Having ridden a Kawasaki W until last week, which I thought to be a "mechanical sounding" bike... (but very sweet and smooth - the W sounds like a sewing machine)... I got on my new Strom and thought "Oh shit, the engine knocks like hell", but video 1 (audio only for me?) sounds like mine.

Glad to you guys think that's OK.
As one poster said, some people are paranoid about engine noise, and I am sadly one of those people for sure.

Loving the Strom though, it's wonderful after a 1/2 hour warm-up ride.
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