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  1. Charging system issues, newbie needs help!

    DL1000 from 2002-2012
    Hello all, I have been lurking around the forums for a couple months since I bought my '03 DL 1000 with 37K miles in June and am finally breaking down and asking for help because I am at a loss despite reading every post I can find about charging issues. I am more confused now than ever. I...
  2. Potential Regulator Improvements

    V-Strom Modifications and Performance
    Ever since I learned that V-Stroms use a shunt regulator, which is commonly understood to be an inefficient regulation scheme, I have wondered how bad it really is. Having recently measured the alternator characteristics, I have been able to figure out how bad it is. I thought those results, and...
  3. Semi-reversible charging system failure

    V-Strom Service & Maintenance Questions/Discussion
    After dealing with some charging system trouble, I believe I have identified the malfunction's cause and an effective remedy for it, one which can be prospectively applied to avoid the problem. I'm publishing this because it should be of general interest to V-Strom (or other bike) owners. The...
  4. Newbie. Re DL1000 recall

    DL1000 from 2002-2012
    I found out about this today. I was never notified. I spent 6 months chasing the battery round and round. :headbang: All of the warnings in the recall notice happened to me, including the stall and a resulting flop. :yikes: It broke the stock mirror and $100 worth of Givi parts. I called...
  5. Regulator / Rectifier, HID Xenon, LED, and Heat...

    Maintenance, Tech and Products.
    Sorry for the long read: Time for real world math and conditions... Except I may not not qualified and need some insight. Facts that I currently think are right. Corrections are welcome: * Stock/OEM R/R accepts full output from the bike and shunts excess electricity as heat. Heat damages...
  6. Battery slowly losing power

    General V-Strom Discussion
    The morning after I put new handguards on my dl650, I came out, turn the key to on, then noticed that someone had tipped the bike and stood it back up:headbang: Damage wasn't too bad, busted the left front blinker, scratched the tank and cracked the new guard. After some investigation, and some...
  7. Time for a new Regulator/Rectifier?

    DL1000 from 2002-2012
    I think I have narrowed down a problem in my DL1K6 to a bad R/R. My battery is not charging from the bike, I checked with a volt meter. I am going to check the r/r tonight with an ohm meter and replace it if it is bad. My oil does not have that burnt Stator smell my Harley had a few years...
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