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  1. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    Hi everybody, sorry if this has been done to death but I'm hoping you can help a crappy, noob, wanna-be bike mechanic get my bike running. I went to start my bike after having it sit for a couple months and of course, the battery was super dead and wouldn't take a charge. So I replaced the...
  2. DL650A - 2012-2016
    I opened up my starter switch because my headlights were out and found what is in the attached picture. There are a lot of threads on the V-Strom about how the starter button is overwhelmed by the headlight current, but I was shocked to see that the wires on my 2012 were so damaged. No wonder I...
  3. Maintenance, Tech and Products.
    Okay, I have 2005 V and she was running like a champ yesterday. Today, after a bath I was unable to get her to start. I checked the engine cut off, as it's no the first or last time I've tried t run a bike with it off. After reading an older forum I plugged in my clutch line that had pulled...
  4. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    Hey guys. Any help is greatly appreciated. 2008 DL650 ABS After a couple hours of twisties, I re-entered civilization... approached a country intersection stop sign. As we all do, I pulled in the clutch, shifted to first gear and coasted to a stop. I then proceeded to let the clutch out and...
  5. DL1000 from 2002-2012
    My '04' DL1000 starter switch seems to have died. The ignition- lights, gauges, fuel pump whir- all function but starter. Stranded, I was ready to call AAA when I was able to get it crankin'. When I tried to start it again same thing. After numerous tries it starts but fails thereafter. Other...
  6. V-Strom Service & Maintenance Questions/Discussion
    So at 262,000 some odd KM's, my starter was indicating it was on its way out. Slow cranking and sometimes no cranking. Found a place on [email protected] that sells brush kits for many makes of bikes. The price was right, shipping was very very fast and a very easy install. Parts seemed to be of top quality...
  7. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    So I was out riding my bike just fine earlier today with no issues. I came home turned off my bike and washed it about five to ten mins later. The bike now no longer starts. Water doesn't seem to be the cause or the issue as I tried again 30 minutes later and again a few hours later and my...
  8. Maintenance, Tech and Products.
    Sorry if this is the wrong spot folks, FNG here and the dealer said I might have some luck in this forum. A couple of months ago, I bought my first bike, a 2005 DL650. Fell in love with it, and even last month went on a ~2800 mile 2 week trip with it. About 2-3 weeks ago the starter went...
  9. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    I commute down to Santa Monica in the mornings and leave in the late evenings and I've found that when it is especially cold (25-40 F) or wet (fair amount of condensation on seat when I get out of class), the bike splutters and dies when I push the starter the first time, but when the fuel...
  10. Maintenance, Tech and Products.
    Gentlemen (and ladies) Been struggling with the "headlights out" problem for months now. Installed the EB relay kit, only to realize the damage had been done in the handlebar (starter) switch. So I ordered a new one. Got the bike stripped of the fairings, tank and air filter in preperation...
  11. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    I have a 2006 Vstrom 650 with about 20,000 miles. It has an intermittent starting problem which I have been unable to figure out. Normally the bike starts right up but every once in a while, when I turn on the key, the gauges come alive, headlight comes on and fuel pump spins up but when I...
  12. Maintenance, Tech and Products.
    I'm looking for any thoughts here. I rode my Wee the other day and all was fine, but when I went to start it the next day the battery was low so I charged it. The charger said it took a full charge, but it wouldn't start. Lights come on, meters self-test, etc., but it won't crank. It's acting...
  13. Maintenance, Tech and Products.
    dl650, starter spins like crazy, won't engage. I am charging battery with a tender, hope it comes to life in the a.m., but I fear the worst. Any ideas or comments? Thanks, in advance!
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