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post #11 of 25 Old 09-27-2013, 09:30 PM
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My '05 came with the axel going in from the left.

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Greywolf, thank you very much for starting this thread.
It's an excellent idea, and has great potential.
Perhaps, overlapping with "official errors" being pointed out, it might be useful if contributors added in some handy "wrinkles" to make maintenance easier (wrinkles that are small, or don't quite fit into the general maintenance threads on the forum here).
As an example of that : you have mentioned that it is distinctly easier to re-fit the Wee's rear axle from the right [unlike the factory standard fitment ~ from the left].

But, since I am not really adding anything particularly useful to this thread here, please delete this post after a day or two, in order to keep the thread "clean".
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The dealer could have changed it at the first sevice as it's easer to line up the brake caliper hoder with the wheel already up in place. I've changed the rear tire 10 times and it;d be a pain if the axel went in from the right. Mines always been in rom the left.
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post #12 of 25 Old 06-16-2014, 12:03 PM
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New Manual Correction

I just purchased my first Wee, a 2009. Being OC regarding maintenance, the first thing I purchased was a brand new manual. Being a certified aircraft mechanic, I do everything by the book, torque values, assembly procedures, etc. Greywolf, the info you've presented is very helpful and appreciated. In going through the manual and making corrections, I did notice that Suzuki has corrected the erroneous wire color codes for the TP sensor. However, the torque values are still wrong as well as the coolant numbers. Hopefully, we'll see more corrections from Suzuki as the manual continues to print.

This is a great group. I've read nearly every maintenance/performance related thread. My monetary support will be forthcoming.

I've owned a number of other bikes including BMW's, Guzzi, and an ST1300. It looks like the Wee will be much more enjoyable to maintain.

Thanks again!
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I just got a 2005 DL650, What would be the best Maint. manual for this Bike?
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I just got a 2005 DL650, What would be the best Maint. manual for this Bike?
The factory service manual is the most comprehensive. Genuine Suzuki Manuals

Some people prefer the less comprehensive and possibly friendlier Haynes manual. http://www.amazon.com/Suzuki-V-Strom...5524314&sr=8-1

Watch out for ebay and other sellers pushing online or CD versions of the factory manual. They are pirated. The factory manual only comes in paper. There are also paper pirated copies. They will have white dots in the cover instead of binder holes all the way through and will not have genuine book binding on the spine, but some cheap alternative.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
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Possible Corrections on 2012 DL650A Manual

Suzuki DL650A Service Manual
99500-36220-03E

0B -16

Drive Chain Slack Adjustment

1) Support the motorcycle with a jack

May suggest that the rear wheel is off the ground and not on a side stand ?

0B12

Cooling System Inspection

Replace engine coolant (Coolant color: Green)

every 12 000 km (75 000 miles, 24 months)

Likely a typo on the miles .. could be they meant 7 500 miles ...

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120,000 km is about 75,000 miles. Maybe they dropped a zero.

Coolant doesn't wear out. The corrosion inhibitors become depleted. 24 months is a good schedule for the ordinary coolant, and 5 years for long-life coolant. A simple test when you can get to the radiator cap is with a voltmeter. Put one probe into the coolant in the radiator neck, not touching metal. Put the other probe on the battery negative post, and read volts DC. 0.3 VDC or less shows that the corrosion inhibitors are still OK. Greater than 0.3 VDC shows that the inhibitors are gone and your system has become a galvanic cell--a poor battery--and some of the alloys are corroding.
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Service manuals for simpletons

So I got a 2014 650 and after 600 miles I'm getting to know it.
I plan on installing a new horn, replacing chain, bulbs, perhaps swapping primary sprocket and maybe changing turn signals. Who can recommend a paper based
manual....heavy on pictures that will help me out ?
My first order of business is tightening the chain...rear axle torque?

See the rear axle thread at https://www.stromtrooper.com/general-...ad-galled.html GW

My next order is removing the plastics and my concern is the sequence for easy removal without damaging anything or losing any small fasteners that might be hiding....spring clips, ferrules, tiny nylon spacers all seem to be hiding on a lot of bodywork.
Recommendations please
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post #18 of 25 Old 11-16-2014, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
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There are two legal paper manuals, the factory manual and the Haynes. Here are two sources out of many.

Genuine Suzuki Manuals
Suzuki DL650 V-Strom & SFV650 Gladius Repair Manual for 2004 thru 2013

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
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Thanks for the quick rsvp. I suppose it's better to ask a stupid question than make a stupid mistake so, allow me:
The Haynes Manuall title suggests it covers up to 2013. My bike is 2014. Should this create a problem?
I do not imagine myself opening the engine but as mentioned...chain, brakes, possibly suspension, steering head bearings, lighting, lubing cables and moving connections ? Haynes sounds more like I can actually use it . Do you have an opinion ?
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The 2012-2014 models are pretty much unchanged except for color. Your plans seems better suited to the Haynes.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
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