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  1. DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    Surprise! Help needed! I acquired a 2004 DL650 that skidded side down. I don't know it's history (60,000km) but I replaced some panels and got it on it's feet again. I just checked the valves and every one of them is at least .1mm TOO TIGHT! I tried inserting the valve feeler as I rotated full...
  2. DL1000 from 2002-2012
    So I did my first valve check this weekend. Bike is still in disassembled form. Question regarding the clearances. First the numbers Front Ex L .127, R .178 In L .102, R .127 Rear Ex L .178, R .178 In L .102, R.102 Done @ 28K miles From what I can see, the exhaust valves are slightly tight. I...
  3. General V-Strom Discussion
    My Wee has 17,000 miles on the odometer. I calculate it's actually 16,000 because of the built in speedo error. Any way you look at it, it's overdue for a valve check/adjustment. I want to do it myself but I am just too lazy at the moment. My question: I know it's not the proper thing to wait...
  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...
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