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  1. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    Hello everyone, I am new to this forum, I am begginer rider and recently bought 2008 650 v strom which is my first bike. It has 63 000 km (40 000 miles). I would like your help with rear shock. Everything on the bike is stock so I want to upgrade it a bit, I am 95kg (210 lbs) and I need your...
  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. DL1000A - 2014-2016
    Are the first gen and 2nd gen shocks interchangeable? Ie can I taker an elk from my 2003 and install it on a 2018? Are the mountings the same? Is the linkage ratio the same? etc.? Has anyone done this? Thanks so much
  4. DL1000A - 2014-2016
    Okay – Let’s get the disclaimers out of the way first – I am not a trained suspension technician. But I did almost flunk out of engineering at the University of MD in 1972 after spending far more time smoking reefer than studying. I am a nerd who loves to spend his farkeling pennies on...
  5. Maintenance How-to
    My weestrom has a (now) 8 year old rear shock. When I bought it a year and a half ago, I cranked up the preload, but it's nowhere near where it should be for someone my size (I weigh 255lbs, and regularly have my SO at 115lbs riding pillion). This combination pretty much squashes the spring -...
  6. DL650A - 2012-2016
    Did a quick search but didn't find the answer i was looking for, so... how much longer is the shock for a 2012 compared to the previous years? I wanted to make my forks a little better so I ordered some Intiminators from Ricor. I saw that they were having a sale so I ordered the shock too. In...
  7. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    Hi Everyone, I have tried Googling the problem but did not find any solution. My front shocks on the bike make a kind of snapping sound every time I drive through a ditch. Even if I am riding slow. I have checked and the shocks do not bottom out, Maybe they are worn? :confused: Perhaps a fork...
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