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  1. DL1000 from 2002-2012
    Greetings friends. I have a concern I hope someone can help me with. I have noticed on several occasions that after hard acceleration and then coming to a stop that white smoke comes from under the engine (very embarrassing). After further investigation it was from "something" dripping on...
  2. Maintenance, Tech and Products.
    35k on my WeeBeast (bought at 30k), and I just noticed the right front side of the engine is covered in oil gunk. Cleaned it off, rode fifteen minutes and checked for the culprit. It appears that the front valve cover gasket is leaking. Everything else seems dry, even on top of the valve cover...
  3. General V-Strom Discussion
    I am preparing to install my new engine guards and noticed some fluid on my skid pan. It was probably brake fluid as I just replaced my clutch fluid....so cleaned that up....but getting down there to look around for oil leaks, I see two M6 bolts missing on my engine cover (left...
  4. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    Hello gentlemen, ladies. The other day, I installed a much coveted center stand, and wouldn't you know, the first try to get her up, I lost her center of balance and she tipped over on her right side. Heart broken, embarrassed and frustrated that I let this happen, I scuffle to get her back up...
  5. Maintenance, Tech and Products.
    Has anyone experienced any oil leaks with their DL1000 in the rear of engine? I have had a slow but constant oil leak that I cannot find. At first I thought it was the drain plug and blow back from riding and the skid plate spreading the oily mess all over the chain side up and under the back...
  6. V-Strom Service & Maintenance Questions/Discussion
    Before the first service at 600 miles, I noticed a small amount of oil leaking from the filler cap. Tightened it, wiped it off and forgot about it. It happened one other time before that first service. I mentioned it at the service. They checked it and said it seemed fine. I've got just...
  7. General V-Strom Discussion
    After much research I was excited to buy a new 2009 V-Strom 650. Unfortunately, on my way home on the freeway in Dallas the front brakes failed. The front left caliper fell off the fork. The dealership had to come to the rescue. I was told that it looked like there was no liquid lock used to...
  8. V-Strom Service & Maintenance Questions/Discussion
    Hey yall, new to stromtroopers. have had my K5 for a little over a year. first bike!! 3 weeks into owning this beautiful machine, i was on the freeway and drove through a large cloud of plastic bags that had fallen of the back of the truck in front of me. a few days later, oil was quite rapidly...
  9. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    I seem to have a slight oil leak around where my crash bars attach to the bike and was wondering if anyone has experienced the same thing? It seems to originate on the rear most bolt attaching the crash bar to the bike on the shifter side of the bike. The attached photo hopefully helps...
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