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post #1 of 7 Old 07-02-2019, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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Hey everyone - I'm 34 years old from southern Ontario, Canada. I have a 2009 V-Strom 650, with 30,000 km on the odo. I've ridden bikes since I was a toddler but never have been much of a mechanic, so I am hoping to learn plenty on here!
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post #2 of 7 Old 07-02-2019, 03:06 PM Sponsor
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Well you baught the wrong bike to learning about fixing motorcycles. Changing oil and preventative and routine maintenance yes, but DL650 hold up pretty well with little need for "repairs." So congratulations and welcome.
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post #3 of 7 Old 07-02-2019, 03:24 PM
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Welcome and congrats on your new bike.

Toronto, Canada
2015 V-Strom 1000
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post #4 of 7 Old 07-02-2019, 04:56 PM
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Welcome to the forum, lshayesy.

2020 Eastern V-Strom Rally (website) - May 14 - 17, 2020
2006 Suzuki V-Strom DL650K
1986 Honda Shadow VT700C
1974 Suzuki TM-250
1966 Triumph Bonneville T-120R
1965 Suzuki 80
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post #5 of 7 Old 07-02-2019, 07:12 PM
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What richlandrick said. I had the rear shock rebuilt by Sasquatch and a mechanic friend check the valves and I rebuilt the left fork.
That's it for 100K miles on the bike. I have replaced body parts after a crash and done some farkles. Repair wise though, gas and go.
It's a wonderful thing.
Now if you are careful and follow the manual you many booger something up and then there is a lot of info on how to fix my goofs on the forum. Plus input from lots of well intentioned experienced folk here.
The little google box at the top of the page, type in what you want to know, like, saddle bags, problems with the headlight, etc and many links will give you lots of reading.
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post #6 of 7 Old 07-03-2019, 12:13 AM
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Welcome aboard (again!)

If you haven't already done so take a look in the Canadian section in regional forums and post a hello there. Lots of Canadian Strommers in southern Ontario.


My Opinion:
Vee or V= DL1000 before 2014
Vee2 or V2 = DL1000 2015 to 2019
Vee3 or V3 = DL1050 2020 to?

My Stroms:
2006 DL650: 202,000 km 125,500 miles, Sold
2012 DL650 139,500+ km, 86,700+ miles. Sold
2015 DL1000 New July 2015 205,000+ km, 127,000+ miles.

This can help preventing from cars pulling out in front of you (SMIDSY)
SMIDSY detailed report.

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post #7 of 7 Old 07-03-2019, 03:32 AM
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Welcome to the Forum. Congrats on your K9 Wee.
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