Top 10 Overlooked Maintenance Items - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
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post #1 of 2 Old 07-17-2017, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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Perhaps the motorcycle manufacturers are to blame. They’ve made their products so reliable that we take them for granted. We almost feel that if we just keep our bike’s tank full and spoon new rubber on the rims when necessary, we’ve got our machinery handled. Well, that’s not quite true, and consequently, many riders tend to overlook basic maintenance for extended periods. While lots of riders have the off-season in which they have the time away from riding to take care of annual upkeep, many little things need to be done on a regular basis throughout the riding season.
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post #2 of 2 Old 07-17-2017, 04:09 PM
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Missed the boat on cable lubrication. Many modern bikes, including all V-Stroms, have PTFE lined cables. Cable lube isn't needed and will collect dust, making matters worse. The German Haynes manual put out a warning against lubing cables. Cable lubing on the DL650

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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