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  1. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    Good day StromTrooper community. Riding a 2007 Vstrom 650DL. Was heading home after a tennis match, started the bike, turned it around, let off on the clutch and it stalled. Forgot to put the kickstand up... Re-started the bike, went on my merry way. Got to a dark street and noticed I...
  2. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    So here's the sequence of events. I'm doing a long ride from Los Angeles to the Canadian border. 2011 Wee. One night, the high beams were flashing randomly, as if a gremlin was randomly hitting the high-beam switch. Low beams stayed on through all that. But then the next day, the headlights were...
  3. 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)...
  4. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    My headlights have gone out on my '05 strom. To keep the explanation simple, when the connectors to the headlights are UNPLUGGED, they have full voltage across the pins (I think the voltmeter showed ~12V across the low beam wire and ~2V across the high beam wire) on both connectors. However...
  5. Maintenance, Tech and Products.
    I want to confirm the normal operation of the kill switch. When the bike is on, and you hit the kill switch, for me CHECK is displayed on the dash and the headlights stay ON. Should the kill switch be killing my headlights as well? Currently having an issue with my 2006, dl650. When I push the...
  6. General V-Strom Discussion
    which strom has best headlights ? best illuminates the road.
  7. General V-Strom Discussion
    Lost both beams on both lights on my wife's newly acquired 06 Wee. Having no service manual yet looked here and learned about the common start switch issue. Took the switch apart. Cleaned, tested and reassembled which was quite a puzzle. Found there was power there. Found a diagram online but I...
  8. V-Strom Modifications and Performance
    Thinking of reviving my thin strom project this winter. I have a couple of ideas that might work out but I'll wait until it get too cold to ride so I can justify taking my bike out of service for an extended period. That way, I won't have so many withdrawal symptoms. Anyway, I was wondering...
  9. Maintenance, Tech and Products.
    Gentlemen (and ladies) Been struggling with the "headlights out" problem for months now. Installed the EB relay kit, only to realize the damage had been done in the handlebar (starter) switch. So I ordered a new one. Got the bike stripped of the fairings, tank and air filter in preperation...
  10. Information Vault
    With all the reports of headlight problems, I thought it would be a good idea to gather some information on how big the problem is.
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