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Forum: DL650A - 2017+   07-18-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,225
Posted By Rolex
A few minutes with a multimeter will answer a lot...

A few minutes with a multimeter will answer a lot of questions.
Forum: Maintenance, Tech and Products.   07-18-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 194
Posted By Rolex
Some LED's have a tiny grub screw that secures...

Some LED's have a tiny grub screw that secures the light to the mounting plate. (I assume it makes building the globe easier, one globe with many mounting plates)

With those you can spin the light...
Forum: Maintenance, Tech and Products.   07-18-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 68
Posted By Rolex
A compression test would be a good start. ...

A compression test would be a good start.

Prove the motor is good then move on.
Forum: DL650A - 2017+   07-17-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,225
Posted By Rolex
I don't know of any switch problems on the later...

I don't know of any switch problems on the later bikes with a single headlight.
Forum: General V-Strom Discussion   07-17-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 764
Posted By Rolex
You would think the wave would cool and keep...

You would think the wave would cool and keep things cool better.
Forum: DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011   07-17-2019, 01:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By Rolex
Are you sure you are only chasing one leak ? ...

Are you sure you are only chasing one leak ?

When restoring tractors many use coolant as a gentle way of removing paint, could you also be looking at a coolant leak ?


Stuffing paper towels in...
Forum: DL650A - 2012-2016   07-16-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 82
Posted By Rolex
Yes it is % thing, the faster you go the bigger...

Yes it is % thing, the faster you go the bigger the gap, most are off about 8%.

With your bike the sensor is on the front sprocket, if you add one tooth to the front sprocket you can get very...
Forum: General V-Strom Discussion   07-15-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 510
Posted By Rolex
Yes the bulb is to reduce the chance of the...

Yes the bulb is to reduce the chance of the leaver piercing your skin.
Forum: DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011   07-15-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 981
Posted By Rolex
The battery will never fully charge with that...

The battery will never fully charge with that system.

1; the tail light wires are not heavy enough to carry the AMP's required to charge a depleted battery.


2: the diode will reduce the...
Forum: DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011   07-15-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,723
Posted By Rolex
My son through my MT09 Yamaha down the road one...

My son through my MT09 Yamaha down the road one wet night, it only slid a few meters but it had rubbed a hole through the fuel tank.

Bikes are risky and carrying extra fuel has never bothered me...
Forum: DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011   07-15-2019, 12:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 981
Posted By Rolex
As I said earlier these things are dumb charging...

As I said earlier these things are dumb charging system so that helps, the problem is AMP's.

The more AMP's you can get into a battery the quicker it will charge, too many AMP's is not good and...
Forum: General V-Strom Discussion   07-15-2019, 12:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 764
Posted By Rolex
The disc spins inside the calliper so fast there...

The disc spins inside the calliper so fast there is very little chance for the crud to penetrate then the discs have holes or slots to remove the rest.


When I had drum braked dirt bikes I could...
Forum: V-Strom Service and Maintenance Questions and Discussions   07-15-2019, 12:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 124
Posted By Rolex
Disconnect your headlights to extend your range.

Disconnect your headlights to extend your range.
Forum: DL1000A - 2014-2016   07-15-2019, 12:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 306
Posted By Rolex
Any screws that go through plastic will have a...

Any screws that go through plastic will have a shoulder on them, those do not so they are not to secure plastic.

You need to check you have the right screws in the right place by looking for the...
Forum: DL650A - 2012-2016   07-14-2019, 12:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 127
Posted By Rolex
Water in the ignition switch is the most likely...

Water in the ignition switch is the most likely place.
Forum: DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011   07-14-2019, 12:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 157
Posted By Rolex
When I zoom in on your first photos I can see...

When I zoom in on your first photos I can see little cut outs where the lens meets the body, if they are only on one side the cut outs will face down like the Yamaha.


With the cut outs facing...
Forum: DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011   07-13-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 157
Posted By Rolex
They look very similar but slightly different to...

They look very similar but slightly different to the Yamaha ones and they have a drain at the bottom.

Where the lens meets the body there is a small nick to allow water out.

That could help you...
Forum: DL1000A - 2014-2016   07-12-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 786
Posted By Rolex
Could the speed at which you filled the tank...

Could the speed at which you filled the tank moved crud away form the pump screen ??


Are your throttle bodies butterfly's moving freely ?

I was thinking I was getting some fuelling issues,...
Forum: DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011   07-12-2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,723
Posted By Rolex
I did post this in another thread. If you...

I did post this in another thread.

If you punch diesel heater fuel tank into ebay you will find lots to choose from and you could find one that will work well with a tool tube.
Forum: General V-Strom Discussion   07-12-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 764
Posted By Rolex
They help keep things clean, the crud gets hit by...

They help keep things clean, the crud gets hit by the cut-outs and is thrown clear.
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