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  1. 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...
  2. Maybe it will, maybe my Wee won't start...(unreliable starter)

    Maintenance, Tech and Products.
    Hi all, been stalking the discussion threads for a year and now that I've been teaching myself how to work on my Wee, I finally have a problem to ask about--lucky me! I have a black 2012 V-Strom 650 and decided to upgrade my front lighting situation with the nicely made Adventure Tech wiring...
  3. 2011 battery not charging?

    DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    Bought a 2011 a few weeks ago, rode it home from seller in the Bay Area down to Los Angeles, been riding it a bit for the past 3 weeks. PO put an LED voltmeter on, and most of the time at decent speeds it was a healthy green. Turning ignition on and starting it was never a problem. Had it out...
  4. Ignition key problem: Can't lock bike

    V-Strom Service & Maintenance Questions/Discussion
    Hello Everyone, I have a 2005 650cc V strom. I went on a ride today and dropped my bike at a stop (I'm still learning how to deal up hills). Other than some scratches, the bike seemed fine. When I parked my bike back home, I noticed I was unable to turn the ignition key to lock (or even PE for...
  5. key ignition - dashboard problem

    V-Strom Service & Maintenance Questions/Discussion
    Hi, I have a 2006 dl-650, my dashboard stopped functioning while driving, the backlight, headlights, i will be more specific: (emergency ignition switch (red) on, bikestand + neutral) key in OFF position: dashboard speedo + rev counter rev up and down, but no backlight key in ON position...
  6. Starter switch question

    DL1000 from 2002-2012
    My '04' DL1000 starter switch seems to have died. The ignition- lights, gauges, fuel pump whir- all function but starter. Stranded, I was ready to call AAA when I was able to get it crankin'. When I tried to start it again same thing. After numerous tries it starts but fails thereafter. Other...
  7. V-strom-1000 ignition issue

    Maintenance, Tech and Products.
    I am new to the forum and tried to find my specific problem in the many postings. Did not find the final answer but may have overlooked it. Bought half yr ago an 03 V-strom 1000. (with just over 100K kilometers) Had a “good” deal as the bike needed lot of maintenance and new tires/chain etc...
  8. 2012 650 Won't start

    DL650A - 2012-2016
    Got stuck in a parking lot recently with a non-starter. I just picked up a 2012 V-Strom 650 used, about 3,000 miles. Ran great, no issues and then I went to start it in a parking lot one day and it decided not to go. I'm a bit new to it all so I'll lay it all out as much as I know. -I left...
  9. Bigger flame equals more power! Have you felt the difference yet?

    Pulstar Spark Plugs
    What makes Pulstar different from every spark plug on the market is the internal capacitor stores energy delivered by the vehicles ignition coil prior to the spark, and releases it in a 5,000,000 watt plasma-forming pulse. The plasma field sensitizes the fuel mixture, ensuring it ignites...
  10. Motorcycle Pulstar Dyno Video

    Pulstar Spark Plugs
    Came across this recently. We love hearing stories like this. Anyone have similar experiences? ~Andrew at Pulstar Pulstar Pulse Plugs Dynomometer Test in a Harley Davidson Sportster.avi - YouTube
  11. Pulstar Introduction

    Pulstar Spark Plugs
    Thanks for the welcomes everyone! For those who have not heard of Pulstar with PlasmaCore spark plugs before, Pulstar incorporates pulsed power technology into a spark plug to produce quicker throttle response and higher average horsepower and torque. Pulstar spark plugs prepare your fuel for...
  12. Putting hand warmers on switched circuit

    DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    Hi, folks, I added heated handlegrips to my 2005 WeeStrom. However, they do not turn off when the ignition is off, so there is a danger I will drain my battery. In fact, I presume there is a 100% chance this will happen. :green_lol: Can anyone point me to a good tutorial about how to wire it...
  13. 2012 dl650 won't start???

    V-Strom Service & Maintenance Questions/Discussion
    I can't even get the "dashboard" to light up. Kill switch is on, tried in neutral, clutch in and out, kickstand up and down and every combination of them. Thought the battery was dead so I tried to boost it with the car. That got the lights on but wouldn't turn over. Tried charging the battery...
  14. Ignition switch possibility?

    V-Strom Service & Maintenance Questions/Discussion
    Ignition switch problem? I have this issue, see the other night i was coming home and had to stop at the store for something. I get what i need and got to leave on my inherited '04 "wee" strom. I turn the key to the "on" position and i push the start switch. I get 1 turn of the starter and the...
  15. need a second key

    Maintenance, Tech and Products.
    When I bought my 05 Wee, the previous owner only had one key, I am sure there were 2 originally, but now only one. Before I loose/break etc my only key, how do I go about getting a couple of copies made? :var_24:
  16. Ignition Question

    DL1000 from 2002-2012
    I would like to make the keyed ignition unnecessary. 1. I never use the accessory or steering lock functions. 2. Occasionally I leave my key on and drain the battery. 3. I haven't lost a key, but I know it is just a matter of time. 4. The ignition is starting to get sticky. 5. I ride over...
  17. 650 won't start, think it's fuel pump

    V-Strom Service & Maintenance Questions/Discussion
    First off, I have to say that I've been so very luck with this bike. I've had no real problems at all and now have about 57k miles on it. MOST of those miles in Mexico no less. Well, I took the bike out for a short 6-day trip out to Galveston and took the long way back via Lake Texana...
  18. Definitive answers: Secondary Butterflies, Ignition Timing Retard, and Rev Limiters?

    DL1000 from 2002-2012
    There are many threads here and loads of pages all across the net about what these things do, filled with lots of speculation and heresay. I'd like to get the truth, if anyone actually knows it. Here are some of the rumors: I'll start with the Rev Limiter, since that one's simple. Just...