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post #1 of 36 Old 04-13-2015, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
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I just did my first 60 miles on the new bike and love it. I have two other Hondas. I hope I got a good deal on it being a 2013. I have some trips planned once it get about 1000 miles under my belt on it.

I ordered a skid plate but want to pick up a touring windshield that blocks most of the buffeting. Was looking at the Puig among others. I will browse the other threads on a good touring WS.

I need an owners manual while they get my that (any download posted of it?) and the extra WS but I still want a taller one. I think I am moving a Givi V47 to it for plenty of storage if the doors on the side cases will open enough. I talked them into getting me some knuckle guards as well so they are ordering and shipping the extras to me.

For break-in I am varying the speed and keeping the rpm below 5000 for the first few hundred miles at least. Any other recommendation?
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post #2 of 36 Old 04-13-2015, 09:57 PM
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I'm real happy with the Givi Airstream windshield.

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Congrats. My Givi V47 fits beautifully (albeit just barely) letting the stock side panniers still open. You can adapt the stock top rack to work according to this great post. I'm including a picture of my version of that technique.

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I just did my first 60 miles on the new bike and love it. I have two other Hondas. I hope I got a good deal on it being a 2013. I have some trips planned once it get about 1000 miles under my belt on it.

I ordered a skid plate but want to pick up a touring windshield that blocks most of the buffeting. Was looking at the Puig among others. I will browse the other threads on a good touring WS.

I need an owners manual while they get my that (any download posted of it?) and the extra WS but I still want a taller one. I think I am moving a Givi V47 to it for plenty of storage if the doors on the side cases will open enough. I talked them into getting me some knuckle guards as well so they are ordering and shipping the extras to me.

For break-in I am varying the speed and keeping the rpm below 5000 for the first few hundred miles at least. Any other recommendation?
Welcome!

I am sure you are going to really like your DL650! Your poor Hondas are going to get jealous :-)

Plenty of WS advice on the forum...the search window just above in the center works very well. Use it also for breaking in.......tons of opinions on that. (Mine, given to me by the chief tech at the dealership as I was riding away was NOT to go over 9,000 RPM's until after the 600 mile checkup....other than that, ride it like you are GOING TO RIDE IT. YMMV.

As for a manual, you will have to order one from a Suzuki dealer. Be prepared to pay about a Ben Franklin, plus state/local taxes. They usually do not 'stock' them...the manuals are ordered and then printed as needed. But that only took about 6-8 days for mine to come in. Online sources are ripoffs. Steer clear.

This site is a wealth of info, quite a few characters.....but all really just love their Suzi's, both the 650's and 1000's. Lots of very experienced riders here too... lots of info to search, read about, and contribute to.

Again, welcome!

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Thanks everyone. I jumped in on the windshield threads and have one on order along with a skid plate.

For the manual I meant only the owners manual not the expensive service manual. Normally, they are just a download - at least for the Hondas and some other bikes (there is no copy protection on them like the service manuals - for Honda). The dealer I got the bike from ordered me a paper copy of the owners manual on their dime when they found out it was missing so I will just wait and use the forum info for the basics I need now which I already found. I just wanted an electronic copy of the owners manual to read one in the interim but it sounds like Suzuki owners manuals might be a valuable commodity.

I saw the service manual list for about $90 somewhere but I know where I can get one for less like I did for my two Honda bikes and they were very clear.
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I ended up ordering the service manual from where I got my two Honda service manuals and it was $40.
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Great. Thanks. Mine has the AdMore light kit which I will adapt and the carbon fiber accents which matches my V-Strom.

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Congrats. My Givi V47 fits beautifully (albeit just barely) letting the stock side panniers still open. You can adapt the stock top rack to work according to this great post. I'm including a picture of my version of that technique.


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I ordered the Givi adapter kit (E115F) from Twisted Throttle for $23. I have plenty of aluminum to fabricate the plate. Thanks!!!

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You're most welcome. I found that cutting a small piece of quarter inch plate to sit under the latch worked perfectly and saved the need for washers.
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I built an airplane and have a lot of aluminum stock that should work perfectly along with aircraft grade bolts.

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You're most welcome. I found that cutting a small piece of quarter inch plate to sit under the latch worked perfectly and saved the need for washers.

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