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  1. Mystery 28mm Nut

    DL650A - 2012-2016
    While swapping my old rear shock and spring for an even older (but with much fewer miles) DL1000 assembly I heard a ping as something metal fell on the ground beside me and the mystery of the nut began. This thing has had me scratching my head for the last few days and I can't seem to figure out...
  2. Weird Noise can you help me?

    DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    Hi everyone, I have a 2007 V-Strom 650 with 82.000kms/50950 miles, and a few weeks ago started to make noise, which you can hear on this audio file (VstromNoise.mpeg) I have already changed the entire wheel transmission and rear-wheel bearings. But the noise is still there. Any clue what it...
  3. For Sale 2012 650A

    New tires Michelin Anakee, chain and sprockets, lithium battery, Givi Panniers,Oxford Heated Grips, Denali Lights & Horn,MRA Windshield, ROX handbar risers, SW-Motech kickstand pad, mirror extenders. $5,000.00
  4. No Name Yet Rally

    This may not be the N.E.V.A Rally but it would be great if it could grow to that. For now we can call it Midwest StromTrooper Rally. MOHooligan started this idea and I hope it catches on. DATE: October 12th 2019 Join other V-Strom owners on a 200 plus mile ride through the Ozark Scenic...
  5. Vertical Vibration and Accessories?

    DL650A - 2017+
    I have two big qualms with the 2017 V-Strom 650XT. The first being the lack of accessories (Saddle bag frame, skid plate, crash bars, ect...). They demonstrated these bikes back in the summer of 2016 with a fair amount of accessories on the displayed bikes. It has only been a month from launch...
  6. 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...
  7. Riding Naked?

    DL650A - 2012-2016
    >:) I am wondering if anyone has stripped the plastic off their 2012+ DL650, and if so, how did it turn out? I would love to see pics. I am toying with the idea of getting a used tank and removing the mounting points for the plastic. Smooth it out and repaint. Remove the fairing and install a...
  8. Urgent: V-Strom Fuel Pump not Working

    DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    I am taking my 2011 Suzuki V-Strom DL650 up to Alaska with a friend on Friday, and my fuel pump has stopped working. I'm pretty sure that the problem is the high-pressure fuel filter inside the fuel pump assembly, as I have replaced the pump itself already. I really need some help finding either...
  9. V-Strom SuperBrace Install Video

    Watch Cruiseman's Garage install a SuperBrace in just a few minutes. V-Strom 650 (Years: 2004-2011) at V-Strom 650 (Years: 2012-2014) at V-Strom 1000 (Years: 2002-2012) at >> Check us out on our Facebook Fan Page
  10. V-Strom SuperBrace Install Video

    Watch Cruiseman's Garage install a SuperBrace in just a few minutes. V-Strom 650 (Years: 2004-2011) at V-Strom 650 (Years: 2012-2014) at V-Strom 1000 (Years: 2002-2012) at >> Check us out on our Facebook Fan Page
  11. 06 Wee-Strom Engine Cuts out

    Maintenance, Tech and Products.
    Just bought an 06 Wee-Strom about 2 weeks ago off CL. It had 17.5k miles and now has 18.2k miles. Everything about the bike seemed to be in perfect condition. Always garaged and maintained, according to service records. I test drove the bike before buying but because it wasn't mine I took it...
  12. Cool things going on

    Some things going on with us, we want to share. We have a new website: and a new Facebook page:, with some cool things going on there, very entertaining posts. This month on our Facebook page, we'll be showing a motorcycle themed short film everyday...
  13. Test (video): Exhaust Original vs. Akrapovič Suzuki DL 650 A V-strom L2 (2012)

    DL650A - 2012-2016
    The video was shot with a Canon EOS 5D mark III. The sound was recorded through a built-in microphone, which was set to manual sensitivity so that the sound is comparable to the second video. Test: Exhaust (výfuk) Original vs. Akrapovi
  14. 2012 or 2013 - Known issues?

    DL650A - 2012-2016
    Hi everyone Have decided to buy a new V-strom this season and can choose between 2012 or 2013 and i need some advice. Is there any changes/upgrades between these models? On my old V-strom (-06) i had problem with vibrations, is there any known issues with the new model?
  15. V-Strom Touratech Accessories Review, Sargent Seat Review

    DL1000 from 2002-2012
    Hey guys, I recently posted two reviews regarding my 2002 V-Strom DL1000 - a Sargent seat and Touratech accessories. I have a few more reviews in the works, but now am decided on what exhaust to go with. Any suggestions? Links for reviews: V-Strom DL1000 | Touratech Accessories Review |...
  16. My First Wee

    Stromtroopers - New member introductions
    Picked up a 2009 DL650A last Saturday with 7800 miles. I've been reading the forums/looking for a few months. I'm pretty excited about doing a little farkling. Ordered a Blue Sea 12V socket today and some Grip Puppies. Still contemplating a Gel seat. Just wanted to say thanks for all members...
  17. Biggest problems the Vee faces

    First post! Well I'm in the market again for a used motorcycle. I currently ride a dr650 and looking to get a dl1000. I've got two in mind, one is a 2006 with 23k miles, the other is 2003 with 43k miles. Bought have some accessories on them. The 2003 has hard cases and is priced at $3500. The...
  18. V-strom riders in Oregon

    General V-Strom Discussion
    Who and where are the v-strom riders? I live in Eugene OR, and I'm looking for a strom riding club , or just a bunch of people who like to go on rides. On the week ends. Rides up the mckenzie or to the coast. It don't matter. I just like putting miles on the wee. Tired of riding by my self...
  19. Lake Silverwood Adventure Ride (So Cal)

    There are a few of us Southern California StromTroopers going on a ride this Saturday 12/6 around Lake Silverwood near Hesperia, CA. In a Nut Shell: Who: Anyone with an Adventure bike What: A relaxed paved/dirt fire-road ride When: Saturday 12/6/2008 9:00 a.m. Where: Meet in front of Chaparral...