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View Poll Results: Check your headlight status and cause if there was a problem.
I had a starter switch problem. 78 37.86%
I had a problem with a large connector under a rubber cover in the left cowling. 21 10.19%
I had a problem with a connector on the radiator shroud. 21 10.19%
I had a problem with the high/low beam switch. 8 3.88%
I had a problem but don't know the specific area. 18 8.74%
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post #11 of 116 Old 01-27-2012, 01:07 PM
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My Hi/Low switch was glitchy, but luckily you recommended the EB relay kit early on. It's been problem free ever since.

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post #12 of 116 Old 01-28-2012, 03:11 AM
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35,000 miles the headlights intermittently stayed off after starting the bike. Flip of the starter switch would get'm on again.
40,000 miles performed surgery on the starter switch. No headlight problem since then. Everything still OEM.
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post #13 of 116 Old 01-28-2012, 04:41 AM
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After fitting a set of Xenon lights I was sent by a mate living in Guang Zhou from China in 2009..my Vee decided to snap a wire near the connector in that loom that hangs in the left fairing panel near that rubber covered connector spoken of..
My lights were going on and off intermittently..stuffed the ballast units on me though...so last year when I went to China I brought home a new set of HID Xenons .6000K units...about 18$ Australian...
with those neat little sealed ballasts half the size of the old ones..sweet again with twice the light..
I brought home a heap of sets of those grip puppy things at about 70 cents Aud a set why not ?
And billet mirrors and a top box etc ..all about a 1/4 of the Aust prices..

Just wish I could find out where the Suzuki parts are made before I go back next year after a Motorcycle tour of Vietnam we will be in China for 2-3 weeks again..
A lot of the small Suzuki stuff is made in China but I have not been able to pin the big stuff down yet ..
I believe a lot of the Big Suzuki bits are still made in Korea so may have to do a drop in there yet....

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post #14 of 116 Old 02-03-2012, 10:14 PM
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...so last year when I went to China I brought home a new set of HID Xenons .6000K units...about 18$ Australian...
with those neat little sealed ballasts half the size of the old ones..sweet again with twice the light..
Cross the 5000k barrier and you're going backwards in light output, even moreso with color recognition.

4300k max.
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post #15 of 116 Old 02-12-2012, 07:57 PM
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The only problem I have is the crack in the right hand lens and with the cost to replace the whole assembly.
I have a Plexiglas headlight guard. It has save a headlight lens at least once.

2007 DL650 ABS / 2009 DR650 / 2009 DR200
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post #16 of 116 Old 02-12-2012, 08:03 PM
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None of the above. I have a 2007 with about 21,000 miles with no electrical problems.

2007 DL650 ABS / 2009 DR650 / 2009 DR200
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None of the above. I have a 2007 with about 21,000 miles with no electrical problems.
? If you had stock wiring, that would fit

My Strom is >two years old with >20,000 miles and no headlight problems with stock wiring.

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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post #18 of 116 Old 02-13-2012, 09:24 AM
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I did the EB thing right after hearing about problems, so far so good.
My only problem was my lights were hitting the tops of the power poles in lo beam. I didn't think I would ever get them cranked down so I could see the road and now on comming traffic has stopped flashing hi beams at me. Must be close to a 1" space between the plastic and the light refelctor. ~
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post #19 of 116 Old 03-22-2012, 01:55 PM
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ive had no probs and im happy about it!
way better than the 5 3/4" single on my last bike!
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post #20 of 116 Old 04-02-2012, 03:02 PM
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starter caput

Took my grandaughter to school,as always, and when leaving, the bike wouldn't start. Th cellinoid was clicking but no starter. Finally it started and I got home. I jumped across the cellenoid with needlenose pliers and nothing from the starter. pulled the starter, to check the brushes, and they were gone. The springs were all the way to the bottom. The Wee has 73000 miles and I hadn't seen this before, on this forum. Armature checked out good so I ordered the brush assembly and O rings. $61.00. Just wanted to pass this on for anyone else, who might experience this.
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