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Hi all,

I turned over 80,000 km late last week and crossed 50,000 miles today. Brought the bike home July 1, 2020.

Anyone else in this club?
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Btw 80,467 km is 50,000 miles. I overshot. :)

..Tom
 

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Twice! Had over 50k miles on my 08 DL650 and am sitting at 57k miles on my 13 DL650! Though I can’t touch your speed in doing it…lol.


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Hi all,

I turned over 80,000 km late last week and crossed 50,000 miles today. Brought the bike home July 1, 2020.

Anyone else in this club? View attachment 294634

Btw 80,467 km is 50,000 miles. I overshot. :)

..Tom
Hi all,

I turned over 80,000 km late last week and crossed 50,000 miles today. Brought the bike home July 1, 2020.

Anyone else in this club? View attachment 294634

Btw 80,467 km is 50,000 miles. I overshot. :)

..Tom
I'd be surprised if anyone on the forum could compete with your mileage in such a short time. Have you had any issues during this time? And if you adjusted the valves; what mileage intervals did you do, and was there any adjustment required?
 

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Wow Tom you are really cruising. Congrads on the 50,000 miles. I think my 09 x 650 only has like 40,000 kliks ( 25,000 miles ) on it so you are going ballistic on that bike. Wheres your favourite cruising trip that you have found?
 

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There's always someone that does more. I heard a rumour of someone last year that had more mileage on his DL1050 than I have now and did it in 5 or 6 months.

I'm a bit late on getting my valves done but they should be getting done in December or January. My previous three Stroms never needed their valves done so I'm not losing sleep over it.

Apart from the known minor inconvenience of the cruise control dropping out on occasion I have only one issue. It seems the gear position sensor or neutral sensor is acting up a bit. That affects the speed of idle if the bike thinks it's in gear and it actually is in neutral and causes the one-touch starting to act like normal bikes and requires me to pull in the clutch when starting in what is actually neutral.

Apart from that no issues so far. (Knock wood.)

I love riding this bike!

..Tom
 

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@hill100

There's always someone that does more. I heard a rumour of someone last year that had more mileage on his DL1050 than I have now and did it in 5 or 6 months.

I'm a bit late on getting my valves done but they should be getting done in December or January. My previous three Stroms never needed their valves done so I'm not losing sleep over it.

Apart from the known minor inconvenience of the cruise control dropping out on occasion Ihabe only one issue. It seems the gear position sensor or neutral sensor is actuling up a bit. That affects the speed of idle if the bike thinks it's in gear and it actually is in neutral and cause the one-touch starting to act like normal bikes and requires me to pull in the clutch when starting in what is actually neutral.

Apart from that no issues so far. (Knock wood.)

I love riding this bike!

..Tom
Your just confirming its reputation for reliability. Good to hear,thanks
 

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Bought my 18 1000 in May of 18 and now have 62,000 mi. Good, but still not on track with V-Tom.
 
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Man, V-tom you ride! Good to hear about the valve's. I love riding mine I just need some off road skills, I watch YT videos and that helps. I think my Ducati Monster is jealous that I ride the Vstrom so much...
 

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Hi all,

I turned over 80,000 km late last week and crossed 50,000 miles today. Brought the bike home July 1, 2020.

Anyone else in this club? View attachment 294634

Btw 80,467 km is 50,000 miles. I overshot. :)

..Tom
Hmmm, another reason why I will be sticking with my trusty 2016. Couldn't cope with that colour screen. :oops:

Well done Tom on that mileage though.
 

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What brand of tires and how many kilometers on a set of tires including the OEM set?
 

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What brand of tires and how many kilometers on a set of tires including the OEM set?
Apart from the OEM tires that came with the bike all my tires since have been Metzler Tourance Next. For me they are a known commodity and I know what to expect from them in all the conditions I ride. I tried to get some winter tires (Anlas makes winter tires. I used them previously) but they don't seem to be shipping them to North America.



The first chart is the bike mileage (in KM) that tires were replaced.

front tirerear tire
15629​
15629​
31500​
31500​
45075​
45075​
60503​
60400​
76093​
76093​

This is the mileage the tires had on them (in KM) when they were replaced. The third set was replaced early as I was heading out to British Columbia

15629​
15629​
15871​
15871​
13575​
13575​
15428​
15325​
15590​
15590​

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Have you had to change the spark plugs at any stage ?
No reason to do them up until now. They will get down when the valves are done.

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Hi Tom, I thought that iridium plugs would last about 50000 miles , and you are the proof of this. Why Suzuki want you to replace them at 15000 miles beats me !! The plugs are expensive and the labour time of stripping away the bike to get access to them just adds to the cost. Thanks for all your info
 

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Hi Tom, I thought that iridium plugs would last about 50000 miles , and you are the proof of this. Why Suzuki want you to replace them at 15000 miles beats me !! The plugs are expensive and the labour time of stripping away the bike to get access to them just adds to the cost. Thanks for all your info
I'm pretty sure Suzuki has been saying 15,000 miles or thereabouts long before they started using Iridium plugs. I did the first change of plugs on my 2015 DL1000 around 120,000 km and the next at 218,704 km. In both cases the pugs that came out were in perfect condition.

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I'm pretty sure Suzuki has been saying 15,000 miles or thereabouts long before they started using Iridium plugs. I did the first change of plugs on my 2015 DL1000 around 120,000 km and the next at 218,704 km. In both cases the pugs that came out were in perfect condition.

..Tom
Agree. 62K miles on my 18 and it runs perfect. Checked plugs at 45K and they looked great. Bought some new ones($55 for 4) a few weeks back and will install them during my winter maintenance.
 
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Nice!

I'm at 10% of you (5,000 mi) in 2.5 months... I'm ashamed...

Sold the KTM though so I'll be eating up the miles on the Strom now...
 
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