Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Canberra, Australia
Wee Strom engine
I'm an Aussie rider who's keen on picking up a DL650 for some light touring and commuting. I'm in the market for a second hand wee strom and I test rode one the other day that seemed to have a rather noisy engine (maybe needed valves checked - it was not at all smooth and seemed to vibrate a fair bit more than expected), and the front brakes felt very soft and "spongy". Rear brakes we fine.
It had about 20,000kms on the odo.
Are the wee strom motors a bit noisier than most bikes, and the brakes a bit spongy, or do you guys think that this bike may have had some issues? My instincts tell me that the bike had some mechanical issues, but I'm no mechanic. I haven't been able to test any other 650's because they just dont come up for sale that often 'round here!
Cheers for your thoughts