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  1. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    Hello, typing with motor oil on my fingers currently. I am checking the valve clearances on my '06 Wee, so this is my first time opening up the valve covers. In the service manual, it says the clearance check should be done with lobes in position A. The picture of my lobes is at TDC for the...
  2. DL650A - 2017+
    Hey folks! Having just recently had two V-Strom 650s (2017+2013) into the shop for valve checks with both being within "spec" I was wondering what your experiences have been thus far. I have attached a poll for those interested with the intention of guiding those who may be considering...
  3. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    Any of you users in the Seattle area knowledgeable of how to do a valve check and replacement? I have a garage, can pay cash and will provide beers for duration of the project. I am mechanically inclined just needing someone to look over my shoulder and assist if stuff gets wonky. Thank you
  4. V-Strom Service & Maintenance Questions/Discussion
    Hi, I am doing the valves on the DL650, found a very good guide on how to do it here, and the guide says about instructions on how to remove the PITA cowlings as one piece. I followed the service manual procedure for removing the cowlings and I'd be interested to know how to better remove them...
  5. Maintenance How-to
    This zipped Word document contains several pages of notes that I prepared after completing the first valve adjustment on my DL650. It is a compilation of suggestions from other posters and my own tips and observations. It is meant as an adjunct to the Workshop Manual, certainly not a...
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