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post #1 of 12 Old 08-07-2014, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
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2013 DL650 Input

Would have liked it if the bike had auto-off turn signals.

With relatively large hands, I keep accidentally hitting horn button as I move my thumb to the turn signal switch. Maybe inset the horn button more and/or rotate it a little lower.

Build enough length into control cables/hoses to allow easy raising of bars. I was able to do it but would liked to have had another 1/2" of cable length.

Telescoping/adjustable length mirror arms to allow custom positioning?

Overall, I love my bike. It is my first bike. Being 6'-4", I was looking for a bike with high seat height in the traditional position.
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I just wave if there is someone by me if I accidently hit the horn. It does get better. I find that better fitting gloves also helps. Don't worry, you are not alone on this one.

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I have never in my life seen an auto off turn signal on a bike. I don't think there is even a way to do it cause at higher speeds it's more of a lean.
I also hit the horn a lot by mistake
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There are auto turn signal cancelling bikes out there. They often use a combination of time and distance. I had a 1978 Yamaha XS1100E that cancelled after something like 10 seconds and 500 feet. You could sit at a stop light without cancelling because of the 500ft part and travel a decent distance on a highway lane change because of the 10 second part.

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Left hand controls position

I am battling some problems with numbness and pain in my hands when riding my 2013 Glee. I have added 2" risers and rotated the bars back towards me slightly. I am having more issue in my clutch hand. I am wondering if there is something I should do with rotating the LH controls around the bars to change wrist position? Any thoughts or experience?
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There are auto turn signal cancelling bikes out there. They often use a combination of time and distance. I had a 1978 Yamaha XS1100E that cancelled after something like 10 seconds and 500 feet. You could sit at a stop light without cancelling because of the 500ft part and travel a decent distance on a highway lane change because of the 10 second part.
Yup, I remember those. I had a 79 750SE Special. The turn signals were great. I think my 81 Suzuki 650 had them too. I was under the impression back then that it had become common, so I was somewhat surprised on my reentry to riding in 2007, that they were mostly gone. Cost cutting maybe?

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Cruise Control!!!!! That's all I want!
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Gel Seat

Just ordered a gel touring seat . Its the one thing I really dislike about the DL 650, and its how uncomfortable the seat is. Otherwise a great machine. To the point ...the Canadian website takes you to a section with accessories and I ordered the chin fairing and a gel seat. I got the wrong seat, the one sent was from a DR 650 single. On checking the part number it seams Suzuki site has wrong part on the V Strom DL 650 page. Please correct this.
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Yup, I remember those. I had a 79 750SE Special. The turn signals were great. I think my 81 Suzuki 650 had them too. I was under the impression back then that it had become common, so I was somewhat surprised on my reentry to riding in 2007, that they were mostly gone. Cost cutting maybe?
My 1981 Suzuki GS 850G had self-cancelling signals as well. I suppose it would be nice but not a big deal. I do hit the horn now and then.. usually when I switch gloves but sometimes I just mess it up. Don't recall that happening on my 2006. Mind you I only have almost 70,000 miles on my 2012 so I am still getting used to it.

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Vee or V= DL1000 before 2014
Vee2 or V2 = DL1000 2015 to 2019
Vee3 or V3 = DL1050 2020 to?

My Stroms:
2006 DL650: 202,000 km 125,500 miles, Sold
2012 DL650 139,500+ km, 86,700+ miles. Sold
2015 DL1000 New July 2015 205,000+ km, 127,000+ miles.

This can help preventing from cars pulling out in front of you (SMIDSY)
SMIDSY detailed report.


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Just ordered a gel touring seat . Its the one thing I really dislike about the DL 650, and its how uncomfortable the seat is. Otherwise a great machine. To the point ...the Canadian website takes you to a section with accessories and I ordered the chin fairing and a gel seat. I got the wrong seat, the one sent was from a DR 650 single. On checking the part number it seams Suzuki site has wrong part on the V Strom DL 650 page. Please correct this.
Welcome aboard! If you haven't already you might want to take a look in the Canadian Section (in regional forums) and say hello. You have great riding near you up there and I know Parry Sound is a nice town.. I have been there three or four times this year.

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My Opinion:
Vee or V= DL1000 before 2014
Vee2 or V2 = DL1000 2015 to 2019
Vee3 or V3 = DL1050 2020 to?

My Stroms:
2006 DL650: 202,000 km 125,500 miles, Sold
2012 DL650 139,500+ km, 86,700+ miles. Sold
2015 DL1000 New July 2015 205,000+ km, 127,000+ miles.

This can help preventing from cars pulling out in front of you (SMIDSY)
SMIDSY detailed report.


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