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  1. DL1000 from 2002-2012
    Hi all, I was trying to set my back preload into specs. I weight 240pounds. My sag when siting is 75mm. Should be 49mm. However I set my preload 0 up to 5 I get same measure. Actually 70 to 75mm. So just 5mm difference. Does that mean that my spring is done. I have some 63000km.DL1000 K2 2002...
  2. DL650A - 2012-2016
    Greetings. Recently bought a 2014 650 with less than 3000 miles. Following first ride on gravel/sand, I noticed leak under bike below the rear shock. Was minimal. Then took my wife around the neighborhood, and came back to a real gusher. Searched through the forums, fearing that I was going to...
  3. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    Greetings. I'm a newb to motorcycles (used to trail ride) and the V-strom. I am planning a moto/camping trip in a month or so, and am thinking about how to set-up my suspension for the load. Also, I'd like to know how to make rough adjustments for taking the odd passenger here and there. I have...
  4. Suspension and Tire Tech
    I would like to be able to adjust the rear preload to fit my needs (switching between solo and 2-up). However, my dial won't turn at all. Well, maybe 1/300th of a degree. Has anyone had this issue? If so, what can I do to get that baby spinning again? Previous owner said he had it set at 5. I am...
  5. V-Strom Service & Maintenance Questions/Discussion
    Questions abound here. I tried installing new fork springs today and dumping the fluid. The new springs are RaceTech straight rate, I think .95kg. (Got them from Sasquatch when he rebuilt my shock.) The replaced spring is some kind of progressive spring - from the pics it doesn't look stock...
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