What are the changes for DL650 2012? - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
DL650A - 2012-2016 DL650A 2012-2016 (L2-L6)

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 12 Old 06-19-2012, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
BigMan73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Fair Lawn, NJ
Posts: 2,485
Garage
What are the changes for DL650 2012?

I'm editing this wiki page and would like to get your help.
http://stromtrooper.wikispaces.com/DL650Gen2

Basically I'm looking for an ordered list of all known improvements over the DL650 Gen1.

Thanks.

2015 Triumph Tiger 800 XCx
2011 DL-650A, Now owned by another stromtrooper
-----------------------------------------------------
Stromputer - https://www.stromtrooper.com/dl650-2004-2011/73806-stromputer-alive.html
Stromtrooper Wiki - http://stromtrooper.wikispaces.com/
BigMan73 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 Old 06-19-2012, 10:31 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: PA
Posts: 964
"Seat has option to set as low and high"

I really gotta read that owner's manual one of these days.
phoenixsteve is offline  
post #3 of 12 Old 06-19-2012, 10:56 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
citizen4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: London, England
Posts: 255
does the seat really have the option to be set as low or high? I didnt think it did

2012 DL650A

"Riding a motorcycle is very good for your health until it suddenly isn't. It's like having a poison pill in your bottle of Tylenol. You'll run into it one day, and the relief the others gave you probably wasn't worth it at all." K'ale
citizen4 is offline  
 
post #4 of 12 Old 06-19-2012, 11:13 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
BigMan73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Fair Lawn, NJ
Posts: 2,485
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by citizen4 View Post
does the seat really have the option to be set as low or high? I didnt think it did
I do not know - but listen to the first video on that page (MotoUSA) at time stamp 0:54 "High and low seats options are available"
Not sure if it means a setting, or different seats.
It is probably a different seat.

I will remove this 'feature' from the Wiki.
Now you know why I need help - I don't have the bike..

EDIT: My bad, "A selection of seat heights is nice, but I’d prefer one seat that includes built-in height adjustments like Triumph’s 800 Tigers"
http://www.motorcycle.com/manufactur...ide-91171.html
I prepared that list quickly and misunderstood the video

2015 Triumph Tiger 800 XCx
2011 DL-650A, Now owned by another stromtrooper
-----------------------------------------------------
Stromputer - https://www.stromtrooper.com/dl650-2004-2011/73806-stromputer-alive.html
Stromtrooper Wiki - http://stromtrooper.wikispaces.com/

Last edited by BigMan73; 06-19-2012 at 11:19 PM.
BigMan73 is offline  
post #5 of 12 Old 06-19-2012, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
BigMan73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Fair Lawn, NJ
Posts: 2,485
Garage
Please come up with a correct and full list.

2015 Triumph Tiger 800 XCx
2011 DL-650A, Now owned by another stromtrooper
-----------------------------------------------------
Stromputer - https://www.stromtrooper.com/dl650-2004-2011/73806-stromputer-alive.html
Stromtrooper Wiki - http://stromtrooper.wikispaces.com/
BigMan73 is offline  
post #6 of 12 Old 06-20-2012, 12:04 AM
Stromthusiast!
Junior Trooper
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 3
Send a message via Skype™ to hans_groper
The list of changes is large.There are several articles available that list the changes in depth.I just did a search for 2012 VStrom and many popped up.
May 2012 Mororcycle Consumer News & Oct 2011 Motorcyclist have good articles.
Here are my search results:
2012 V-Strom 650 ABS Adventure review - Google Search
If you want the ADV version,just add "Adventure".
hans_groper is offline  
post #7 of 12 Old 06-20-2012, 12:28 AM
Stromthusiast!
Junior Trooper
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Staffordshire U.K
Posts: 6
Seat

In the U.K the seat height is altered by replacing the complete seat, they offer high & low seats as aftermarket cost in U.K is about 140. I was considering the low option, as I get my 2012 650 Strom on 1st July, but have decided to try the standard seat first.
rialto is offline  
post #8 of 12 Old 06-20-2012, 06:23 AM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
BigMan73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Fair Lawn, NJ
Posts: 2,485
Garage
I can google, thanks - but what I'm asking for is an ordered set of features preferably from someone that has the 2012 DL650.

2015 Triumph Tiger 800 XCx
2011 DL-650A, Now owned by another stromtrooper
-----------------------------------------------------
Stromputer - https://www.stromtrooper.com/dl650-2004-2011/73806-stromputer-alive.html
Stromtrooper Wiki - http://stromtrooper.wikispaces.com/
BigMan73 is offline  
post #9 of 12 Old 06-20-2012, 01:39 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: lincoln
Posts: 31
Better let GreyWolf sort this one out what he doesnt know aint worth knowing !!
blackops is offline  
post #10 of 12 Old 06-20-2012, 05:53 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: northeast
Posts: 159
Quote:
Originally Posted by BigMan73 View Post
I can google, thanks - but what I'm asking for is an ordered set of features preferably from someone that has the 2012 DL650.
In addition to the improved power band of the new motor, it is also much smoother and quieter, with less internal engine noise present.
phil323 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome