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Forum: DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011   07-19-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 40
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Posted By om28
The '05 looks good, but can't really tell much...

The '05 looks good, but can't really tell much from these pics. A good price.
Forum: DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011   07-18-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 758
Posted By om28
I'm looking at the bay add for the '11. It has...

I'm looking at the bay add for the '11. It has Givi panniers and a Shad top box, the old (smaller) SWMotech crash bars and skid plate, hand guards, tank protector, and a short, tinted screen. I like...
Forum: DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011   07-18-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 758
Posted By om28
The next thing to consider, being that both...

The next thing to consider, being that both bike's mileage is at the point where wear items may be needed, would be things like chain/sprockets and tires. Maintenance records? Have valves been...
Forum: DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011   07-18-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 758
Posted By om28
Welcome to the forum! The '11 was the last...

Welcome to the forum!

The '11 was the last year of the SV650 motor, the Gladius motor started in '12. I believe the difference is a bit more power at lower RPM's, slightly better gas mileage, and...
Forum: New England   07-14-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,362
Posted By om28
Thanks Pete for another great time! As much as I...

Thanks Pete for another great time! As much as I ride in VT I never get sick of it, and it's even better with a great group of guys. Next up - NEVA.
Forum: DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011   06-30-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By om28
The snatchy throttle has been a mystery for me....

The snatchy throttle has been a mystery for me. When my bike was new the throttle was very smooth, and then one day it wasn't. Very hard engine braking when the throttle was rolled off. I had every...
Forum: New England   06-13-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,362
Posted By om28
OK, Steve you're in!

OK, Steve you're in!
Forum: New England   06-13-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,362
Posted By om28
I reserved a lean-to, it's right next to Pete &...

I reserved a lean-to, it's right next to Pete & Syd, there's room for a 2nd tent for anyone interested in sharing it.
Forum: New England   06-07-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,362
Posted By om28
Does anybody have room on their site for a tent...

Does anybody have room on their site for a tent and DL650?
Forum: New England   06-03-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 720
Posted By om28
Glad to hear all went well. After camping last...

Glad to hear all went well. After camping last weekend at Silver Lake with sbdeag I just wasn't feeling another weekend of camping. Yes, that campground has lots of ticks, last year Yuval was telling...
Forum: Stromtroopers - New member introductions   06-03-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,330
Posted By om28
Good on you for taking the plunge! A big step...

Good on you for taking the plunge! A big step quitting your job to do this. Agree, do it when you're young, traveling the U.S. on motorcycle has been #1 on my bucket list for over 30 years, I keep...
Forum: Events   05-31-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 114
  Sticky: N.E.V.A. 2019
Views: 6,116
Posted By om28
I booked a site yesterday in the Upper Safari...

I booked a site yesterday in the Upper Safari Group Camping area, once 10 sites are booked we get the discounted rate. The woman I spoke with said I was the second person to book. I'll be up for...
Forum: Events   05-21-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 114
  Sticky: N.E.V.A. 2019
Views: 6,116
Posted By om28
So I signed up on the sheet, I guess I now need...

So I signed up on the sheet, I guess I now need to call the campground and reserve a site in the Upper Safari Group Camping site. I believe they're waiting to get 10 sites reserved to get the $22 a...
Forum: DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011   05-14-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By om28
Glad you got everything squared away. Thanks for...

Glad you got everything squared away. Thanks for the update and pics.
Forum: New England   05-10-2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 720
Posted By om28
I hope to be there again this year, looking...

I hope to be there again this year, looking forward to it.
Forum: General V-Strom Discussion   05-10-2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By om28
I've test ridden lots of bikes (including the...

I've test ridden lots of bikes (including the scout) and like you, the one thing I realize when I get back on my V Strom is how much I like it.
Forum: DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011   05-05-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By om28
Hmmm....I slide the inner fork tube (with the...

Hmmm....I slide the inner fork tube (with the bushing on the bottom installed) into the lower leg then slide the guide metal bushing over the tube followed by the spacer (washer) and tap it in using...
Forum: DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011   05-04-2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 669
Posted By om28
I also had friends commenting that my...

I also had friends commenting that my directionals weren't very bright, I also did the tin foil trick with good results. Maybe I'll try the 3497 bulb.
Forum: DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011   04-28-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 833
Posted By om28
I assume there's no maintenance records from the...

I assume there's no maintenance records from the previous owner. The typical thing to do would be to replace all fluids if the dealer hasn't done so. Check radiator hoses for drying and cracking,...
Forum: General V-Strom Discussion   04-27-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,482
Posted By om28
I've been using the Givi XS308 for 5 years, got...

I've been using the Givi XS308 for 5 years, got it for the the same reason as the OP, tired of magnets scratching the tank and gassing up was a bit of a pain. With the tank lock system no scratches,...
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