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I'd like to hear about highest mileage examples DL you know of. IIRC there's a fella from IN that had ~135k on his 650, but that was in 07 & he was gonna replace it.

I'm curious cuz I tend to keep my vehicles & drive em into the ground. A DL is at/near the top of the list for future replacement of my somewhat tired Conc that has 179k.

I posted this ? elsewhere but got no response, thot it'd be common knowledge. Thanx.
 

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my old 04 650

is living now in Newport Tn, and had 136k on it a few months back. I have not talked to its current owner since I put a set of front wheel bearings in it and changed the oil for him. It was doing fine then but it probably does need the heads done and maybe a set of guides on the front jug (pretty sure timing chains are stretched). It was giving just one tiny puff of blue smoke on a hot re-start. I have most of a wrecked 05 sv track bike that will probably donate a long block when the '04 wee finally just won't go any more if he wants to fix it.

my 06 is going to get a mothballed 703 motor I have surplus now that FEx is dead:(.... in a few years when its mill gets tired.

one thing I would do to help the thing live long and prosper is pull the rear swing arm and suspension apart every year and grease every thing! I would do this on a new bike suzuki is a little stingy with the grease. I would also pull my chain adjusters and coat the screws with grease.

By the way that bike has never had ANY charging or electrical problems besides some blown bulbs. ditto for the FI system. just synced at oil changes.
 

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I'm at 90,000 on my 06. I should be over 100,000 by 2010.

What has been replaced and at approximately how many miles? Chain, wheel bearings, shims for valves, spark plugs, fork oil, brakes, etc.
 

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What has been replaced and at approximately how many miles? Chain, wheel bearings, shims for valves, spark plugs, fork oil, brakes, etc.
oil changed every 5k-10k with rotella synthetic
tires every 3-4 months
chain\sproket every 20k
spark plugs once at 12k
fork oil when i installed sonic springs
fork oil at 75k when i replaced the fork seals
original water and brake fluid
replaced the brake pads at 20k with ebc pads
never synced the throttle bodies
original battery which I have forget to turn the bike off at least 5 times that has been ran to dead

the bike has always started right up except for the dead batteries.

over labor day weekend I going to give her a tune up in anticipation of her hitting 100,000 miles
new plugs, flush the radiator, replace the brake line with fancy steal braided lines, new brake fluid and sync the throttle bodies. That should hopefully get me to another 100k.
 

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oil changed every 5k-10k with rotella synthetic
tires every 3-4 months
chain\sproket every 20k
spark plugs once at 12k
fork oil when i installed sonic springs
fork oil at 75k when i replaced the fork seals
original water and brake fluid
replaced the brake pads at 20k with ebc pads
never synced the throttle bodies
original battery which I have forget to turn the bike off at least 5 times that has been ran to dead

the bike has always started right up except for the dead batteries.

over labor day weekend I going to give her a tune up in anticipation of her hitting 100,000 miles
new plugs, flush the radiator, replace the brake line with fancy steal braided lines, new brake fluid and sync the throttle bodies. That should hopefully get me to another 100k.
Not much has been needed, no valve adjustments, and your still on the original wheel bearings. Very impressive! What awesome machines.:thumbsup:
 

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Another soon to be Connie to Wee/V convert :D:cool:

40K on the Wee and so far so good (ONE valve adjust, one chain and sproket combo, buncha tires, farkles and gas).
 

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as of March 21, 2010 I have 160,550 miles on K3 no problems so far.
 

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I told my wife that I would NOT get a another bike UNTIL I wear out my VEE,looks like I will have it for awhile..:hurray:It only has 20,000 miles on it.
 

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Impressive

There have been several threads wherein accumulated mileage is central to the discussion. The amount of miles on the odo floors me. It's hard to even wrap my mind around that many miles on a motorcycle.

I usually end up getting a new ride with just a fraction of those miles on it. Perhaps that will change with the Wee.
 

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78K on my K3. Goes to show how bulletproof these machines are! And how well this bike does its job! Ive never even had the valve covers off mine, orig. coolant.:yikes:











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Here's a 150,000 mile DL1000 report:

http://www.vstrom.info/Smf/index.php/topic,11369.0.html

Now it is time for my 150,000 mile writeup (Sept 2009). Once again there have been NO mechnicals and NO parts had to be purchased except those that I consider as 'routine maintenance'.

In the last 30,000 miles: (since the last writeup)

-a new chain at 124,436 mi.
-EBCHH front brake pads at 130,067mi (lasted 18725 mi)
-adjusted vales at 133,021 miles. 5 were a little tight. previous adjustment was at 66,804 mi. (all were within spec)
-replaced rear wheel/sprocket bearings at 135,736. first replacement.
-EBCHH front brake pads at 143,668 mi
-replaced fuel filter at 143,408 miles. first replacement. At this time I purchased a new fuel pump that I will use on my extended range tank. The original pump is still good.
-replaced battery at 147,336 miles. second replacement
-replaced chain/sprockets at 150,001 mi. previous chain lasted 25,000 mi and previous sprockets lasted 48,000 miles
-8 oil changes and 4 oil filter changes. all Castrol 10x40 syntech w/ Fram filters

tires: I prefer Tourances but I have used other tires. There were three rear changes and 2 fronts in the last 30,000 mi.
overall total average rear miles is 12,000 miles. average front mileage is 18,000 mi

Maybe its just luck but in 150,000 miles I've only has to spend a total of $20 for these three items: front brake light switch, exhaust gasket and clutch slave seal. Those might also be considered as wear items!!!

So get on that Strom and ride!!

Kith Burkingstock
Newnan GA
 

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Here is odometer pic from March 22, 2010.

 

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3 valve adjustments. the last one at 120K or so had some adjustments that needed to be made. I have the specs at home of what the measurements were. Nothing too bad.
 
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