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  1. DL1050 from 2020 - ?
    Hello fellow Strommers, I'm at about 1300 km now, and I did my break-in service last week. I talked to the dealer then and mentioned the high fuel consumption I get, and he commented that it wasn't that much and that I must have been riding hard. I do mostly freeway, at about 125-135 kph (77-83...
  2. DL650A - 2012-2016
    2014 VStrom 650A with about 6,000 miles on it. Went to work this morning, no problem. On the ride home, 1.5 miles from work going about 45ish mph my bike starts acting a bit like it's running out of fuel. Power would abruptly go up and down, tach bouncing 3k-/+ as power dropped and came back. No...
  3. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    Hi, I have an issue with my 2010 650. The phenomenon is when the fuel tank is about half loaded and under, when the RPM is above 5000 the motorcycle start to ”leap”, it’s happening when the engine is warm and not from the beginning of riding, did someone had it also? What could be the reason...
  4. DL650A - 2012-2016
    Hello! Long time member first time poster... After a long ride on my 2013 V-Strom 650 ABS I came back into my home town and headed to get fuel. Suddenly, I noticed my fuel gauge went from being solid bars to flashing sequentially from left to right. Even after turning the bike off and filling...
  5. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    2008 DL650A I removed my tank for the first time today, and was surprised to find that there are not two but three hoses. One is obviously the supply line, connected to the pump with a very sturdy clip on connector. Then there's a lightweight line that just slides on, the other end disappears...
  6. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    I'm completely new to motorcycles and this is my first bike (2008 weestrom abs), I really appreciate the community and articles here as they have helped me get the bike in almost tip top shape. PO did a recent oil change and brake fluid flush. I've already flushed the coolant and installed some...
  7. V-Strom Service & Maintenance Questions/Discussion
    Ok here’s the deal. I’ve searched around and haven’t found anyone with this exact issue (though there are a few that are somewhat similar) Rode my '06 wee about 6 months ago, ran fine. Didn’t put stabil in (oops) and then went to start it a couple weeks ago and nothing. The starter cranks strong...
  8. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    I bought my first bike, a 2009 Wee last summer with only 2300 miles so i was pretty stoked. I rode it til i was almost on empty! I had done some research about gas and found all kinds of controversy so when i went to fuel up i put in regular to see if it was ok. (only put in a couple gallons)...
  9. Maintenance, Tech and Products.
    Hi I,m new to this forum and new to the world of v-stroms. I recently purchased a used 2010 wee. The Suzuki dealer told me not to use shell fuel at all as it will foul the plugs. Has anybody suffered from this. I have been using caltex 98 octane around town for my commuting but I figure on long...
  10. DL650A - 2012-2016
    Hi Guys. I curious about actual range, and the what others have experienced on filling up their bikes. The most gas I've put into my bike was 4.44 gallons. That was after 242 miles and a calculated (as opposed to indicated) fuel economy of 54.50 MPG. Also, I filled up while on the bike keeping...
  11. General V-Strom Discussion
    Hello all, I'm planning to take a week to meander around the state of Oregon in May, and I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a good resource for fuel station locations. Not a problem for the most part, but they're likely to be scarce in the remote SE part of the state. Any help?
  12. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    Hello - So my '11 Wee is having its first issue - Has anyone her experienced any similar issues? I am having an problems with my fuel gauge and/or sending unit. At just under 2k miles now, my fuel gauge has become highly inaccurate. In the last 2 tanks the first bar did NOT go off until I had...
  13. DL1000 from 2002-2012
    I need better fuel economy! I bought a 2003 dl1000 a month ago, and im averaging about 40mpg, driving it very lightly.. in other words not exceeding 4000 rpm. Is this normal? Is there anything I can do to raise that? I cleaned the air filter so far, and that got me from 37 to 41 mpg. The...
  14. V-Strom Service & Maintenance Questions/Discussion
    I have an 07' DL 1000, 17,000 mi. Every now and then, usually if she sits a few days, when I start up I have a fuel leak. It started last winter, happens on and off sometimes doesn't do it for a month or more. It leaks pretty good things get wet, fuel on ground. I Replaced fuel line that...
  15. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    when i turn on the ignition it starts to do a check but it stops and I dont hear the fuel pump pressure up. I hit the button and nothing. it was fine a few days ago. I just bought it last week and have only ridden a hundred miles. The previous owner said it has a new battery, it looks new but...
  16. Maintenance, Tech and Products.
    Hi , I'm rob from the philippines. I bought a new dl650k5 a year ago. The fuel from my tank doesnt stop flowing when i remove the fuel hose from the tank .I know it should not be this way. Other than this the bike seems to be working pefectly and ive ridden more than 10,000 trouble free...
  17. Maintenance, Tech and Products.
    My 2008 Wee-Strom is now in the shop with a difficult-to-diagnose issue. I have a feeling the shop is not totally sure what it is, either. Here's the deal: bike has 5500 miles, always ran fine. Parked it on a Friday, packed it up for a big trip on Sunday morning, bike starts but is only running...
  18. V-Strom Service & Maintenance Questions/Discussion
    Okay, so it is winter so I have been pretty much riding to and from work for the last couple months. Before that I returned from my Alaska trip and got pretty abysmal gas mileage. I chalked this up to a heavy load and a heavy headwind. That leads us up to this weekend. It was 60 degrees on...
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