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post #1 of 11 Old 10-17-2013, 05:59 AM Thread Starter
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Oil capacity?

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On my DR650, I throw 2 quarts/liters in when I change my oil along with the filter. The specs call for for more than that, 2400ml or something, not sure, but 2 bottles of oil is the perfect amount. Does our Vstrom 650 take a different amount than indicated in the specs?
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2.9 quarts, off the top of my head.

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Good day all,
On my DR650, I throw 2 quarts/liters in when I change my oil along with the filter. The specs call for for more than that, 2400ml or something, not sure, but 2 bottles of oil is the perfect amount. Does our Vstrom 650 take a different amount than indicated in the specs?
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2 quarts is too low even without changing the filter, and way too low with a filter change. Fill it with what the manual recommends.
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A 2012 DL650 takes 2.9 quarts with a filter change, and 2.5 quarts without a filter change. That's from page 7-26 of the owner's manual.

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If I understand your post correctly DlJocky, you are concerned that the specified oil capacity for your V-Strom might be inaccurate because it is for your DR650 (not DL) and they are both Suzuki products.

In my experience (I do all my own oil changes) the amount specified in the owners manual is accurate and I put in exactly that amount.

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Thanks Mike.
Yes, that is what I was trying to say. I appreciate all the replies.
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Why don't you use the sight-glass on the right side of the engine for getting your oil level correct? Personally, with the Wee, I like to add fresh oil to the filter before installation so that I can avoid low oil pressure upon start-up. There has been some discussion about doing this but it seems like a good idea and can't hurt.

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Why don't you use the sight-glass on the right side of the engine for getting your oil level correct? Personally, with the Wee, I like to add fresh oil to the filter before installation so that I can avoid low oil pressure upon start-up. There has been some discussion about doing this but it seems like a good idea and can't hurt.
I always add oil to the filter on both bikes and cars/trucks and yes the manual is correct.

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Good input.

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