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  1. 2011 battery not charging?

    DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    Bought a 2011 a few weeks ago, rode it home from seller in the Bay Area down to Los Angeles, been riding it a bit for the past 3 weeks. PO put an LED voltmeter on, and most of the time at decent speeds it was a healthy green. Turning ignition on and starting it was never a problem. Had it out...
  2. Bike will not start - Ignition won't engage

    DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    Bike has been running and starting without issue since I got it last fall. Started it fine the other day, and accidentally killed it putting into gear, and now it won't start, the ignition won't fire. Put the bike in neutral and the fuel system engages (or in gear with the kickstand up), but...
  3. General clutch issues + chudder on a 03 DL1000

    V-Strom Service & Maintenance Questions/Discussion
    I recently bought a 03 DL1000 with 64k km on the meter. I was allready informed about the infamous chudder between 2 and 4000 rpm spand - no surprises there. However, what do surprise me is the difficulty of getting the bike into motion in 1st gear. It feels almost as the clutch plates are worn...
  4. Fuel Pump won't spin up

    V-Strom Service & Maintenance Questions/Discussion
    I have a 2006 Vstrom and recently did a few maintenance items - new plugs and air filter, etc. After I put everything back together the bike cranks but won't start. when I turn on the key, the gauges and lights come on but I don't hear the fuel pump spin up. I rechecked the electrical plugin...
  5. 650 won't start, think it's fuel pump

    V-Strom Service & Maintenance Questions/Discussion
    First off, I have to say that I've been so very luck with this bike. I've had no real problems at all and now have about 57k miles on it. MOST of those miles in Mexico no less. Well, I took the bike out for a short 6-day trip out to Galveston and took the long way back via Lake Texana...