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  1. DL650A - 2012-2016
    Hey folks, Got a bit of a weird issue on my hands - definitely my own fault :). I replaced my front cylinder head a few hundred miles ago because the spark plug threading on the old head got torn from the spark plug shooting out. I replaced the engine myself on the bike successfully about a...
  2. Maintenance How-to
    I bought a used 2005 DL650 with ~ 78000 miles. The previous owner's mechanic suggested to replace the cam chain/tensioner because he thought the front cylinder was noisy (Imperative to replace in ~1000 miles according to him). I asked another mechanic for a second opinion, and he was positive...
  3. DL1000 from 2002-2012
    There's no real mystery here, the engine was low on oil and the topmost parts were the first to go. Post mortem shows that the rear cylinder intake camshaft journal seized up. The bearing surface of the aluminum head is galled and unusable, so I am shopping for a used cylinder head. But I would...
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