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  1. Starting AND running problems

    DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    Hmm.... So, yesterday morning, my 2009 Vstrom struggled a bit to start, but was fine on my commute to work. THEN, after work it struggled to start, but we were able to pop start it with a bit of pushing. although, the gauges were all wonky. i rode for about 5-10 minutes and then the gauges...
  2. Starting issues even after new battery

    V-Strom Service & Maintenance Questions/Discussion
    New to the forum AND to motorcycle maintenance. I have a basic understanding of most systems and mechanical concepts but limited experience performing my own maintenance. Tore my ACL playing rugby awhile back so my bike sat for a couple months. Then I let a friend borrow the bike for about 1...
  3. 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...
  4. 2012 650 Won't start

    DL650A - 2012-2016
    Got stuck in a parking lot recently with a non-starter. I just picked up a 2012 V-Strom 650 used, about 3,000 miles. Ran great, no issues and then I went to start it in a parking lot one day and it decided not to go. I'm a bit new to it all so I'll lay it all out as much as I know. -I left...
  5. My V-Strom Died

    DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    I just got an 06 Wee-Strom. I've had it a week today. I've been riding with no problems. This morning it's dead. I turn the key to "on", there's no sounds, guages don't spin up, no lights. I thought I must have drained the battery somehow and tried to jump it. Nothing. I checked the fuses - the...
  6. Starting Problem

    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...