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  1. Battery losing voltage

    DL650A - 2017+
    2020 V-Strom 650 purchased 7/31/20, 540 miles on the odometer. The last few days when I turn the key the voltage reads 12.0 or less. Today was 11.7. I put approx 100 miles on it yesterday. The voltage while running is >14.0. The battery looks like it was manufactured in 10/2019. Last week I...
  2. Electrical problems.

    Maintenance, Tech and Products.
    I just bought a used 2011 dl650a from a dealer 2 days ago. It runs great but has no warranty and the dealer is several hours away. Now the despite (new) battery they just put in, it will not start without a jump. It was starting fine dozens of times over the last two days. I jumped the bike and...
  3. Electrical issue with starting

    DL1000 from 2002-2012
    Hey everyone, Lately I've been experiencing an issue where on occasion ill go to start the bike and it sounds as if the starter doesn't have enough power to turn over, then last second it does. Not a big issue in itself and probably normal. What has happened recently though is I'm coming back...
  4. Time for a new battery

    DL1000A - 2014-2016
    I went out to start my bike this morning and it was dead. Completely dead. No lights, no clicking, nothing. I cared it full last week so there should have been something. SO... I pulled out my jump battery, hooked it up and all the lights came on and all the usually hums and gauge cycling. The...
  5. 'Ree' (?) sound?

    V-Strom Service & Maintenance Questions/Discussion
    Apologies if this has been posted before. I've got a 2007 650A, and recently had to replace the battery. After doing so, there's this 'ree' sound (honestly can't describe it in any other way, 98% sure it's electrical though) after I start the engine. It's really similar/identical to the noise...
  6. Need Confirmation on Charging Issue

    DL1000 from 2002-2012
    Hey, Here is my situation. With my headlights (LED) connected my voltmeter does not read past 12.5 most of the time and if I run the bike like this it will drain the battery and won't be able to start up again later. Voltmeter will drop to 11.9 after running. Without headlights (LED)...
  7. Starting AND running problems

    DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    Hmm.... So, yesterday morning, my 2009 Vstrom struggled a bit to start, but was fine on my commute to work. THEN, after work it struggled to start, but we were able to pop start it with a bit of pushing. although, the gauges were all wonky. i rode for about 5-10 minutes and then the gauges...
  8. 2011 battery not charging?

    DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    Bought a 2011 a few weeks ago, rode it home from seller in the Bay Area down to Los Angeles, been riding it a bit for the past 3 weeks. PO put an LED voltmeter on, and most of the time at decent speeds it was a healthy green. Turning ignition on and starting it was never a problem. Had it out...
  9. Battery Help Needed!

    DL1000 from 2002-2012
    I need some help. I just bought an 05 VStrom 1000DL with 52k miles. When I bought it, the guy said that the battery was bad and needed to be replaced. I rode it for a day, and then the battery died when I stopped at the top of a mountain to take pictures. When I tried to jump it, the person...
  10. Bike only starts when negative charge cable attached!

    DL1000 from 2002-2012
    Long time no see everyone. Guess my Strom and farkles have been holding up! Anyway... Just was out in the garage trying to get the Strom ('09 DL1000) going after winter hibernation and it wouldn't fire up for me. Long story short it's some sort of electrical issue. Fuses good, battery is...
  11. Starting issues even after new battery

    V-Strom Service & Maintenance Questions/Discussion
    New to the forum AND to motorcycle maintenance. I have a basic understanding of most systems and mechanical concepts but limited experience performing my own maintenance. Tore my ACL playing rugby awhile back so my bike sat for a couple months. Then I let a friend borrow the bike for about 1...
  12. 2012 650 Won't start

    DL650A - 2012-2016
    Got stuck in a parking lot recently with a non-starter. I just picked up a 2012 V-Strom 650 used, about 3,000 miles. Ran great, no issues and then I went to start it in a parking lot one day and it decided not to go. I'm a bit new to it all so I'll lay it all out as much as I know. -I left...
  13. Battery Not Charging

    DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    Bike: 2008 Suzuki DL650 Miles: 57k Issue: Battery won't charge Background: I left my light on one day and had to get a jump from a vehicle that was turned off. Problems seemed to arise after that point. Initially replaced battery but problem persisted. Replaced Regulator / Rectifier, issue...
  14. Battery/Charging Issues

    DL1000 from 2002-2012
    Hey, I've been having battery/charging issues ever since I got my DL1000 last year. I took it to the shop when I first got it and asked them to check the battery/charger as just a precaution and they said both were fine. A few days later I went the gym on the bike, came out of the gym and the...
  15. Super Dead Battery

    DL650A - 2012-2016
    It finally happened to ME ! ... (kwap!) ... Yes ... When parking my bike, I turned the key too far, to the left, past the "LOCK" position and into the PARKING LIGHTS POSITION ... Walked away and left it that way for over 96 hours ... Battery was stone-cold dead (zip, nada, zilch). I got a...
  16. charging problem

    V-Strom Service & Maintenance Questions/Discussion
    ok, i've been pouring over threads in here went to start bike this morning 'clickclickclickclick' well poop jump it off car, starts up just fine, disconnect jumpers and it starts running funny and dies, jump it again and check voltage 14v while hooked up to car. disconnect car and it drops...
  17. Is my battery dying? Weird 'won't start' event...

    V-Strom Service & Maintenance Questions/Discussion
    Hey folks! I was out riding on Sunday doing something that involves a lot of stops and starts (Ingress if anyone knows it, if you don't, dont' worry about it). At one stop, I was idling for perhaps 3 minutes, and went to move off... now, my bike stalls easily - I chalk this to "I rode a big...
  18. Was it the mice or me?

    DL650A - 2012-2016
    Went to the garage to start the Glee this afternoon and I got nothing. I once made the mistake of turning the key too far to the parking light position, but I cannot remember if I did this in this instance. I took off the seat, and was surprised to see that the area above my battery is now home...
  19. 2012 dl650 won't start???

    V-Strom Service & Maintenance Questions/Discussion
    I can't even get the "dashboard" to light up. Kill switch is on, tried in neutral, clutch in and out, kickstand up and down and every combination of them. Thought the battery was dead so I tried to boost it with the car. That got the lights on but wouldn't turn over. Tried charging the battery...
  20. Three batteries in 3 months

    DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    I tried approaching this as simple as possible, following the reaction that most everyone has when someone has an issue like mine: "it's the battery" So, I've purchased two new batteries in the past 3 months. The problem persists. I'm comfortable saying "it's not the battery". My father...
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