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post #1 of 6 Old 07-27-2019, 12:42 AM Thread Starter
Junior Trooper
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Temecula, Ca
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New member, not new to riding

Hey all,

I just joined your forum. I have a 2012 DL650 with 25K miles on it. I've done a few things to it and will list them if anyone's interested. I've done a few short tours (3-4 days) once carrying all camping gear, and other times hitting motels. Living in southern California I ride year 'round (sorry east coasters...) and there are plenty of back roads to enjoy essentially just outside of my town/city.

I recently changed out the sprockets/chain and found a post on this topic/forum very helpful. I went with a 16T front sprocket and just tried it out. The engine runs much "slower" so that I'll need to be up in speed to enjoy 6th gear. That should be good for touring, we'll see. The immediate plus from this is that the speedo now reads correctly - a pet peeve of mine that they don't, usually. When it reads 75 I'm going 74 or 75 (GPS verified)!

Anyway, ask questions and I'll answer them!


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post #2 of 6 Old 07-27-2019, 03:43 AM
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Welcome to the Forum, Dave.
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post #3 of 6 Old 07-27-2019, 10:41 AM
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Hola, Lots of great roads and places in Riverside and San Diego Co. Enjoy the ride.
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post #4 of 6 Old 07-27-2019, 01:43 PM
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Welcome to the forum, Dave.
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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
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post #5 of 6 Old 07-27-2019, 05:23 PM
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Hey Dave, welcome. Thanks for rubbing in the year round riding.

2008 DL1000
42,800 miles
Saddleman seat, upgraded stator, Shinko 705's, Chain Alignment Spacer, SpeedoDRD Healer, ATV High handlebar, Zumo 395LM GPS,
LED Headlight bulbs Kit 50W 6500k Fanless, Tusk Folding Shift Lever Black/Silver, Wide Black Aluminium Foot Pegs, Foot peg lowering kit,
Givi engine guards, clutch lever push rod mod, accessory fuse panel under seat, up and back risers.
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post #6 of 6 Old 07-27-2019, 06:17 PM
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Welcome Dave!
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