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  1. With or without Thermostat?

    DL1000A - 2014-2016
    Hi all! Got a question and need a feedback / opinion. i'm riding a 2014 1000. Anybody have removed their thermostat and running on with no thermostat? what are the pros and cons of not having a thermostat? I'm from Singapore. Other than the monsoon season at the end of the year and the...
  2. A week in review

    General V-Strom Discussion
    Last Saturday I intended to ride to Camden SC to collect an ADVRider tag. I have to do the car rodeo to get bikes in and out of the garage and left the bike idling while I put the car away. When I came back this was under the bike. I've had this 2003 DL1000 since late last year but haven't...
  3. How to tighten a loose rear turn signal - 2009 DL1000

    General V-Strom Discussion
    My right rear turn signal is loose and dangles by the wire. I can hand tighten it, but it's so compact and awkward in there, that I can't get a wrench on the nut and a socket won't work since the wires come through the middle. So, within one ride, it loosens itself back to a dangle. I put lock...
  4. '04 Vee Coolant Gauge "stuck" at 2 bars

    DL1000 from 2002-2012
    My Google-fu has failed me. Anybody know why the coolant "guage" would always read 2 "bars"? I start up the bike from cold; 2 bars. Ride it for 5 hours; 2 bars. Oh; and it seems that the cooling fan never comes on either. Thoughts?
  5. DL1000 AL4 2014 19.000 KM

    DL1000 AL4 2014 19.000 KM

  6. Sticky ignition, hard to turn key - 2009 DL1000

    DL1000 from 2002-2012
    Just got this bike last week and I am loving it. But the key is really hard to turn in the ignition, especially to get it in and out of the "Lock" position. I put a little bit of graphite in and it seemed to help a little, but thought I'd check here first before I put more in. Any ideas on how...
  7. Tank guards, pain protectors, '14 DL1000

    Maintenance, Tech and Products.
    Hey folks! Just finished an awesome ride around the ADKs and Montreal. Came back and noticed the paint on my '14 DL1000 has some serious scuffs from my Aerostitch Darien pants. I am heartbroken but I should have know. It can be fixed. I am looking for a paint guard film or protector to keep it...
  8. 2012 DL1000 Crash Bars

    Maintenance, Tech and Products.
    Happy Friday Everyone! Looking for some protection on my new to me '12 DL1000 and was curious to see if there are any specific crash bar recommendations out there before I make a purchase. Thanks in advance!
  9. New Strom Owner in Arizona

    Stromtroopers - New member introductions
    Hello, all. I just picked up my first V-strom this week, a 2014 DL1000 Adventure. Looking forward to getting to know the bike and many of you. I'm based in Mesa, AZ. I've been riding motorcycles since I was a kid (and I'm nothing close to a kid anymore...although I still feel like it)...
  10. Extremelly Low MPG!!!!!!

    DL1000 from 2002-2012
    HI Guys. Before I explain the issue I want to apologize in advance IF this is the wrong thread, the wrong way to post or anything related. I know the subject has been discussed in the past and there is probably a huge amount of material posted. That is my first issue. I am currently so tight...
  11. 2018 Suzuki aluminium luggage dimensions

    Information Vault
    Hi all, Looking at buying a new DL1000 with the new Suzuki aluminium luggage but can't find anywhere the dimensions of it, googled, not on the Suzuki website and even the dealer has been able to find out yet!!! Anyone help? Thanks in advance, Paul.....
  12. Powerbronze rear fender 2014 DL1000 experience?

    General V-Strom Discussion
    Hello from Kansas, USA! In my searches (of google and also of these forums) I can find no mention of experience with Powerbronze rear fenders for DL1000 bikes. I just picked up a new leftover 2014 Khaki and I like the idea of a good coverage rear fender keeping junk away from the "pivot-ey bits"...
  13. 2016 Vstrom 1000 - Workshop Manual

    DL1000A - 2014-2016
    Good morning I just changed my 2006 Vstrom for a brand new 2016 Vstrom 1000. I'm can't wait for the snow to melt to pick it up at the dealership! (Yeah! Still some snow in Quebec!) Is there someone among you that would know where I could get the workshop manual for this version of the VStrom...
  14. Random and Intermittent Stalling Problems

    DL1000A - 2014-2016
    Before I get into the details I'd like to provide some information on my bike. It's a 2014 non-adventure model with just over 4,000 miles on it. The only performance modifications are a Mivv slip on exhaust, however this phenomenon happened with the stock exhaust in place as well. The symptoms...
  15. New Trooper need help in choosing

    I have driving experience but my first bike in USA. Want to get a pre-owned bike, have it for couple of years, learn about it and upgrade later. I test drove a couple of V Stroms DL1000 - 2004 and 2007 are wonderful. Need help in choosing one: #2004 model: 43,000 Miles (3000$) " " Tires, front...
  16. DL1000 Plastic off/ way

    Maintenance How-to
  17. My how to TPS 05/DL1000

    Maintenance How-to
  18. New 2003 DL1000 Owner

    DL1000 from 2002-2012
    I recently purchased a 2003 DL1000 with 64k KM here in Norway. The bike is beautiful to ride apart from a few irritation elements. The bike came with both a 17" and 19" front wheel with tyre and a GPR exhaust, PowerCommander (unsure of exact model), heated grips, 3x bags. I have already decided...
  19. Stalling Issue

    DL1000 from 2002-2012
    I purchased a 2005 DL1000 last Wednesday and it has been fantastic, so much so that I have put about a 1,000 miles on it since then. It was running like a dream. It did not have a battery tender cable on it, so I removed the battery terminal screws and put one on. The next day on the way to...
  20. Need help with bike value newby

    DL1000 from 2002-2012
    Hello, I am looking at a used 2012 V-Strom DL1000 it is in good shape cosmetically and has 44,000 miles on it. It also has hard side cases. Two questions how much is it worth? Second question is, that's a lot of miles for a 2012 i think. How many miles will these thing go with proper...