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  1. Clunking into 1st Gear

    DL1000A - 2014-2016
    Maybe it's my imagination, but my 2014 Vee2 seems to doing more of a clunk/lurch than it used to do when I go into first gear from neutral at a stop. I've been doing more riding around town lately, so this could just be that I'm stopping more at traffic lights and am noticing it more than...
  2. lost 1st gear (or the 6th?)

    DL1000 from 2002-2012
    Hi everyone. I've searched the previous threads for a similar problem, but couldn't find one. If this has been discussed somewhere earlier, my apologies. Here is the problem: My 2002 DL1000 was opened up for an oil pump replacement. The mechanic reassembled the engine only to find out that the...
  3. DL 650 2009 Shifting Issues

    Maintenance, Tech and Products.
    I just bought a 2009 DL650 with ~30,000 miles. when i test drove it i was able to shift through all 6 gears, but now i seem to be stuck in 4, 5 and 6. when i attempt to shift down the gear shift lever just stops. I've tried rocking the bike back and fourth and also took off the clutch cover...
  4. Falling out of gear

    DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    Hello All, Well I looking for a few ideas of what to look at to fix my issues outlines below. History: I have a 2006 650 Strom with 42K on it currently. I have owned it since the early 30K's. The guy before me was doing a lot of off road riding with it on ORV trails and decided to get rid of...
  5. Transmission Rattle, Goes Away With Clutch

    DL650A - 2012-2016
    Hoping to take advantage of the board's experience for a new rattle coming from - I think - the transmission. After a recent oil change, I've noticed that I get a non-harmonic rattle in low RPMs. It's very low pitched and sounds kind of random, like there's a rock or something bouncing around...
  6. Transmission not shifting correctly after small drop

    DL1000 from 2002-2012
    Hello All, I had my one and only motorcycle fall about 3-weeks ago in a parking lot. Very low speed on a left-turn when a guy ran a stop-sign and I tried to avoid kissing his car face-first. I'm all good now, replaced the broken left-side foot-peg and turn signal. The rest, at least as far...
  7. Transmission noise

    General V-Strom Discussion
    My new 09 650 Vstrom, 1000 miles so far, has developed a fairly loud whine that I think is coming from the left side of the transmission. I can hear it whenever a car or road divider is on the left side of the bike at most speeds. It is not audible unless there is something for the sound to...