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  1. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    Sorry for the War and Peace below, but I hope someone can shed some light on this issue... So a few months ago I heard this constant whistling/whining noise when my 2005 DL650 (clocked just over 50k, regularly serviced) was idling. The mechanic said it might be the fuel filter, but he also said...
  2. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    Hi all - I'm new to motorcycling and to the forum. I'm looking at an adventure bike, and have come to see the V-strom as an affordable and versatile option to bikes like the BMW F800. Part of the appeal is actually this forum - a community for advice and support is very appealing. I'm...
  3. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    Dear All, I am a new member of the forum and registered as I hope to be around for a while riding one of these lovely machines soon. So, I have two options - 1. 2009 WeeStrom - 47500 km - 2800 CHF - Pros: Comes with a ton of accessories - gel seats, heated grips, touring windbreaker, full...
  4. V-Strom Modifications and Performance
    HI Everyone, great to on here! Oct 2015 was the year I became sensible enough to own a bike, so got my license and my "2014 Wee-Strom", happy days. I commute to work about 20 miles everyday, have great choice of varying routes, and have an "all the gear no idea approach". Happy riding in the...
  5. General V-Strom Discussion
    Hey Everyone, First post of the forums, so be gentle please. I just joined the motorcycle club at the beginning of November, and went out and bought myself a 2009 DL650 with only 11,000km on her. I gotta say, I love it and the only regret I have is not doing it sooner, as it's winter now in...
  6. General V-Strom Discussion
    Since I'm planning a long trip and don't want to have to hunt & scavenge for food while im travelling I've been looking for cheap outside-the-box farkles. Some sturdy wire shelving for a luggage rack, hiking gear as luggage, etc. Cruise controls are expensive and I may have found an alternative...
  7. General V-Strom Discussion
    A lifetime of biting off more than I can chew has set me up for a new adventure. In September ill head off on a 5+ week trip across America on my new strom with a couple friends on HDs. In order to have money for the trip, I limited on my farkle budget. There are plenty of farkle threads but I'm...
  8. Euro Troopers!
    Hi Everyone! I am absolutely new to the whole forum "thing" and I hope that I am writing to the right people :) I am a 23 years old Wee-Strom owner (2009 model - 30,000 kilometers on it) and I am preparing for a trip of 1,126 Km (700 miles) from London to Marseille, southern France. Problem is...
  9. DL650A - 2012-2016
    After reading this thread where there are a lot of talk about added vibrations when using crash bars, I got inspired to start a thread about the subject. My experience is that any crash bar on a V-Strom will add some vibrations to the bike. My girlfriend ride a 2006 V-Strom with H&B crash bars...
  10. V-Strom Service & Maintenance Questions/Discussion
    Anybody have any advice on installing Givi Engine Guards on a new Wee Strom? I have the 2004 service manual and it mentions that the bolts for the engine are self locking and should be discarded after they're loosened. Has anyone installed these guards themselves? Will the torque values for...
  11. DL1000 from 2002-2012
    I have a 2008 DL1000 , I want a radiator guard that allows almost unobstructed air flow and sheds mud and weeds fairly well. I use my bike 80% on bad asphalt & 20% on gravel (with occasional goat path , I am the token Non ATV or sled owner in my rural area ) I want something similar to the stock...
  12. Florida Troopers
    Hello Florida brothers and sisters. I'm planning to take a 10 day ride from ATL to Key west. I want to make it down to the St. Augustine area on the first day. Then stroll down the coast to South Beach and spend a half day or so on A1A. Then on to Key West for a day or two. Then head home...
  13. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    Hello everyone. I am new (to be) to motorcycling, meaning that I am in the process of trying to purchase one and I am hoping you can guide me with your suggestions and advice. Although I have ridden BMX, Mountain bikes and Scooters (125cc) I have never made the leap onto motorcycles. In...
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