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  1. '06 DL650 Noise after chain/sprocket replacement

    DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    Hey guys! Just replaced front and rear sprockets, and chain, which involved taking rear wheel off. I got everything buttoned up and chain tightened, but there seems to be a tight spot and some noise coming from the rear end. I went to take it for a ride, and couldn't even get out of the...
  2. Strange sound from behind Front Sprocket

    DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    I just installed a new rear tire today. When I reassembled the bike I took it for a quick spin and came back to clean and lube the chain. While spinning the wheel I noticed a new sound that I haven't noticed before. I'm hearing a clicking noise that seems to be coming from inside the engine...
  3. 22,500 and I think my chain needs replacing. Normal?

    DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    In the last week or so I was hearing a knocking sound when starting out in first, or reaccellerating in second. I jacked up the rear end and found a bit more play in the chain than I wanted, so I went through the tightening routine and took a test ride, only to hear less of that but now more of...
  4. Stuck in gear with clutch push rod out!

    V-Strom Service & Maintenance Questions/Discussion
    Alright here it is. If you don't want to know how it happened, skip to next paragraph. >>> Today tackled my first ever chain and sprockets replacement. I'll skip the details of how that went... needless to say I ama beginner hobby mechanic, figuring things as I go. I got my new sprockets on and...
  5. 16 Tooth Sprocket Change Help

    DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    Hi, I'm looking to do a stock to 16 tooth front sprocket conversion because I spend so much time on the freeway at higher speeds (75-85). I know the process as outlined by someone else on this site but they required the use of an air impact wrench that I do not have. Is there a way to switch...
  6. So I had "the leak" from the front sprocket area...

    DL1000 from 2002-2012
    So for the past few months, I noticed a small leak coming from the front sprocket area of my bike. At first, it really wasn't that big of a deal because I mainly park outside on the street, but it started getting annoying after highway rides, the oil would leak onto the exhaust and start...
  7. 16 tooth sprocket should be stock

    DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    my chain and sprockets needed changing so i went up a tooth on the front to 16. i should have done it a long time ago. its perfect. lower rpms on the interstate, and the buzz in the handle bars is gone. love it. i recommend it highly. i dont know why it doesnt come from the factory like...
  8. Solve this chain mystery

    V-Strom Service & Maintenance Questions/Discussion
    OEM chain. 0-27,800 miles All it ever saw for cleaning and lube was WD40. At 17K miles I replaced the front sprocket with an identical 15T from suzuki. At about 25K miles, the chain was getting noisy and continued to get worse untill I replaced it. There were no kinks, no signs of rust. I was...
  9. Long road trip prep - tires? countersprocket?

    DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    So I am planning a trip from the West Coast to the Midwest and back, with many stops along the way. Should be almost exclusively highway riding, and I have read many posts on tires and sprockets, but haven't found the exact advice I'm looking for. 1) Right now I have Tourance tires front...
  10. Question about chains from a newbie

    DL1000 from 2002-2012
    I ride about 12K a year and sitting at 20K on a 2007 DL1000, all stock. I think I need a new chain and have no idea what I need to look for. I have read some posts about sprocket teeth count and chain link count but really need help with finding my new parts. Thanks in advance for any help...
  11. Time for a new Final Drive

    DL1000 from 2002-2012
    My rear tire, chain, and sprockets are at the end of their life, at 21,000 miles. (not the tire...that lasts 4,000). I'm thinking that unlike all the other bikes I've owned in the past 2 years, this ones a keeper. So, I think I've got some decisions to make, and would really like input from...
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