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Forum: DL1000A - 2014-2016   07-22-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Spec
Did you check all the associated bolts on the...

Did you check all the associated bolts on the front? Axle and it's pinch bolts, brake caliper mounts, fork triple tree pinch bolts?

Did you have extra weight on the back? If so and you didn't up...
Forum: General V-Strom Discussion   07-21-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,160
Posted By Spec
Nice you got a bike! Wear your gear every...

Nice you got a bike!

Wear your gear every time you ride really even if you're "just going around the block"!

The throttle cables may need an adjust. Should be a YouTube vid or 2 available.
...
Forum: General V-Strom Discussion   07-21-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 105
Posted By Spec
It's not an off-road bike, doesn't need to have...

It's not an off-road bike, doesn't need to have switchable ABS.

Or off-road traction control either :grin2:
Forum: General V-Strom Discussion   07-21-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 105
Posted By Spec
ABS would be a liability in those conditions...

ABS would be a liability in those conditions anyway right?

Better to pull the fuse before hand.
Forum: DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011   07-21-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 135
Posted By Spec
I use ProGrip 714 (http://...

I use ProGrip 714 (http:// https://www.google.com/search?q=progrip+714&client=tablet-android-lenovo&biw=602&bih=964&prmd=sivn&source=lnms&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiprtuvm8bjAhVHQq0KHYEWCIMQ_AUIBg) grips. Very...
Forum: DL1000A - 2017+   07-19-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 372
Posted By Spec
Nice to get seat time! I'm impressed you put...

Nice to get seat time!

I'm impressed you put 15k miles on a Grom (in your signature)!
That's some iron butt right there!
Forum: General V-Strom Discussion   07-17-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,160
Posted By Spec
Looks reasonable I don't know any specifics about...

Looks reasonable I don't know any specifics about that model though.

Buying used you are buying the owner as much as the bike. Meaning a diligent owner did or had all the maintenance done on the...
Forum: General V-Strom Discussion   07-17-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,160
Posted By Spec
Here's another piece of unsolicited advice...

Here's another piece of unsolicited advice :grin2:

Don't but a new bike or even a nice used bike as a first bike. You will drop it.Yea you will and you will cry scuffing up a nice bike!

OK...
Forum: General V-Strom Discussion   07-17-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,160
Posted By Spec
Satire? Hard to tell some times! :grin2: ...

Satire? Hard to tell some times! :grin2:

It's over 500lbs with gas in it, top heavy and tall. Certainly not a great beginner bike IMO.

Yea people have started on them and survived, people have...
Forum: DL1000A - 2014-2016   07-15-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 323
Posted By Spec
I usually just thread the screws back into the...

I usually just thread the screws back into the holes after the part is off, where practical of course.
Forum: General V-Strom Discussion   07-14-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,160
Posted By Spec
Hah, I'll let you in on one of the basic truths...

Hah, I'll let you in on one of the basic truths of motorcycles:

You'll always want another/different one!

Just when you think you've found the one that you'll keep forever another bike will...
Forum: General V-Strom Discussion   07-14-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,160
Posted By Spec
I don't understand being bored on any bike. Even...

I don't understand being bored on any bike. Even a small "under powered" bike is fun given the right circumstances. You're not in a cage (car) right?

I grew up riding dirt bikes so the mechanics...
Forum: General V-Strom Discussion   07-11-2019, 12:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By Spec
Don't lower the tire pressure much if at all when...

Don't lower the tire pressure much if at all when going off road on cast wheels.

Especially on a 500 lb. bike!
Forum: DL650A - 2012-2016   07-09-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By Spec
All the motorcycles I've ridden have a bit of...

All the motorcycles I've ridden have a bit of horizontal throttle slop. Have to really to be sure they don't get hung up.

2-3 mm is close to the minimum I would think. How are the throttle cable...
Forum: DL650A - 2012-2016   07-05-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By Spec
Am intermittent problem isn't a fuse more like a...

Am intermittent problem isn't a fuse more like a loose connection.

Check the sensors at the hub rings. Take them off and clean the ends. Check the wires themselves for nicks or breaks. Follow the...
Forum: Maintenance, Tech and Products.   07-05-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 894
Posted By Spec
V-Stroms have one of the most reliable motors...

V-Stroms have one of the most reliable motors made for motorcycles.
Don't let the noises bother you just ride it.

Compare it to a dry clutch Ducati, you'll think a Strom purrs in comparison!

...
Forum: General V-Strom Discussion   07-03-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,992
Posted By Spec
The last couple of bikes I've had I haven't had...

The last couple of bikes I've had I haven't had them long enough to wear out a chain! Put something like 25K miles on each of them, bought both used low miles. My DL-1000 is nearing 35K miles and...
Forum: General V-Strom Discussion   07-03-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,992
Posted By Spec
You guys that use motor oil/ATF and brag about...

You guys that use motor oil/ATF and brag about never cleaning what does your back wheel/ swingarm look like? :grin2:

I use Dupont Teflon Chain stuff, keeps every thing clean back there. I've...
Forum: DL1000A - 2017+   07-03-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By Spec
I'm of the opinion that no seat is comfortable...

I'm of the opinion that no seat is comfortable after a certain amount of time sitting on it.
I haven't had a high dollar seat so I may be wrong but I won't spend the bucks to find out!

I did get...
Forum: V-Strom Service and Maintenance Questions and Discussions   06-27-2019, 12:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By Spec
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