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  1. 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...
  2. 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
  3. 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...
  4. 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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