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  1. Sprocket replacement question

    General V-Strom Discussion
    I'm going to change the original chain on Glee since it started making knocking noise every time I start moving. It has 27000ml/44000km. I regularly clean and lube the chain, except when I'm on long trips which chain cleaning will be in longer intervals. Here are photos from my front and rear...
  2. Let's educate me on sprockets.

    DL1000 from 2002-2012
    Y'all may have seen my other thread where I just purchased an 04 DL1000. The factory gearing on this thing seems to be a little on the tall side. With the red line at 9500, I'd expect highway rpm to be in the four to forty five hundred range. It seems particularly tall for trail riding. It idles...
  3. When your 16/43 sprocket setup wears out, get a 530 chain and 17/46

    DL1000 from 2002-2012
    I'm a strong advocate of changing the stock 17/41 V-Strom sprocket setup to 16/43 for all-around use. This gearing change greatly livens up the bike at city speeds, makes first and second gear torquey enough to be useful on unpaved roads a low speeds, and makes sixth gear (finally) useful on 70...
  4. V-Strom: Freeway Eater!

    DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    I have a 2011 DL-650 ABS that I use as a pretty heavy commuter by my standards. I have a 150 mile round trip commute three or four times a week and I've bought a couple of things to make it more tolerable but one thing still irks me: the freeway rpm's. Personally, I hate buzzyness, high...