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post #1 of 11 Old 09-21-2010, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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I need info for a friend!!!

I'm looking to get some info on stroms for a friend of mind who wants to get one but he is fussy about stats. My 06 wee has almost 40k on it and I have done a valve shim adjustment which he was part of however he wants to hear from high klms strom owners about any pros and cons. I keep telling him that the strom engine is great but he wants to hear from someone else. Any and all info would be great. If anyone wants you can PM me.

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post #2 of 11 Old 09-21-2010, 05:37 PM
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This should be in General V-Strom Discussion or V-Curious, you'll get more responses there.

I know there are a few 100,000mile SVs (same engine), and maybe a couple of stroms by now too. By all accounts the engine is pretty much bulletproof.

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I have 57,000 miles on my bike and it is better than new. A DL1000 at VSRI just passed 160,000 miles.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
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post #4 of 11 Old 09-21-2010, 06:13 PM
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80,000 miles since 2007. I have even run muddy water through my engine. Still going strong, (and not burning oil).



I just want to add here, the fellow, "Tony" who is working with me on my bike, to try and revive it, is a complete stranger. I met him, early on a Saturday morning, last year, when I pushed my bike into his driveway, (I had pushed my fully loaded bike 3.5 miles out of the woods the day before, spent the night camped beside the road, and pushed the bike another 2 miles before "finding" Tony.)

The attached photo sort of explains how this all happened.......
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post #5 of 11 Old 09-21-2010, 07:22 PM
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I have over 137,000 km (over 85,000 milles for my US friends) on my 2006 Dl650. The motor has never had any work. Valves were checked twice and never needed adjustment.

I have only had two "issues":

Around 80,000 km I heard a squealing from the front that progressively started getting worse. A shot of grease in the speedo drive took car of that.

Around 115,00 km I started running out of clutch cable adjustment. In bought a cable but soon ran out of adjustment again. as it turned out the clutch actuator wore out and I needed a new one. The replacement cost about $50.so no big deal and it was as low gradual fail that took me over 5,000 km to figure out.

My bike uses a bit of oil at high rpm riding (steady superslabbing) but apart form that no issues at all.

You might want to talk to RCACS as he has over 200,000 km on his. There is also a rider in Australia with over 200,000 km.

..Tom

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post #6 of 11 Old 09-30-2010, 06:58 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the info guys I'll pass this on to my friend I think he'll be impressed!!!! I know I love my Strom best bike I've ever owned

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For a new owner, this info is good to hear!! Great pic Black Lab!! Looks like a trip full of adventure!!!

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Mine turned over 72,000 kms on Monday. Other than the ECM messing up, any problems have been a direct result of owner interference.

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What happened to your ECM Heavy???

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The end of last season it started showing the FI warning on the dash and the red warning light was on. Can't remember the code but it had to do with the secondaries. I have my secondaries out so the bike still ran fine but the light and warning bothered me. I did a bunch of troubleshooting and it looked like I needed a new Secondary Throttle Valve Sensor. Before I bought the sensor, I borrowed an ECM from a friend's bike and it fixed it. I bought a used ECM and its been fine ever since.

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