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  1. DL650A - 2012-2016
    Hello all! I recently picked up a new 2012 V-Strom 650 Adventure on June 2 and am absolutely loving it so far! I have about 320 miles on it and had a few questions. 1. Is riding on the highway (40 to 50 miles non-stop) bad for the Wee during the "break in" period? I've been alternating...
  2. General V-Strom Discussion
    After returning from our last summer road trip in September I noticed an apparently sudden and surprising increase in gas milage the first tank back. During the trip I pushed my 06 Wee the hardest ever--2 up with full side bags averaging 75 mph against a 10-15 mph head wind with peak passing...
  3. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    I'm riding a new '10 DL650SEA, and have just completed the 1000km/600 mile break-in period. I have an appointment with the dealer for the first regular maintenance check in 2 weeks, by which time I may ride another 1000km. Tonight I am changing the oil and filter, but I am wondering if there is...
  4. General V-Strom Discussion
    Why does the mototune breakin suggest using 2nd, 3rd, and 4th gear? Why not just 2nd? Or 2nd and 3rd? The reason why I ask this question because I have lots of streets where I can do 30-35 mph, and 2nd or 3rd would keep me in the ideal RPM range. But not sure if the higher gears are used to...
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