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post #1 of 20 Old 10-28-2017, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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2006 DL650...buzzing

Have the 2006 DL650. Went our riding today and about 5 miles in the red light came on and the F1 displayed. I pulled over, did a google search with my phone and read a few posts from here.

I turned it on again and rode 150 miles today and that was the last time I saw the red light and F1 indicator.

Anyway, I've been hearing a constant buzz every time I'm riding. At first I thought it was a normal "V-strom Thing" but after the red light I know I need to bring it in to the dealer.
So, any thoughts on what this could be? I've read a little on the fuel injections being recalled or something? I'm thinking it's that, or something close to the fuel injection.
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post #2 of 20 Old 10-28-2017, 06:35 PM
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There were no recalls on Wees, though there should have been a recall on the stators, at least from 2008 and up. Assuming your dealer has a Suzuki Diagnostic System tool, they'll be able to read the stored code and see the cause of the FI. Stroms are noisy beasts.

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There were no recalls on Wees, though there should have been a recall on the stators, at least from 2008 and up. Assuming your dealer has a Suzuki Diagnostic System tool, they'll be able to read the stored code and see the cause of the FI. Stroms are noisy beasts.
So is the buzzing normal? And then there's just something wrong elsewhere?
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I can't tell if your noise is normal. Most reported noises are but some may not be. It's even hard to tell from a recording. Being on site with a mechanic's stethoscope is the best way to check a noise. My bike had a buzz that drove me nuts turn out to be a safety screw on my Garmin GPS mount. If the GPS was not in the mount, the loose screw would buzz. If the GPS was in the mount, the screw would be tightened and it wouldn't buzz. Having something that causes a noise and an FI would be very unusual.

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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I can't tell if your noise is normal. Most reported noises are but some may not be. It's even hard to tell from a recording. Being on site with a mechanic's stethoscope is the best way to check a noise. My bike had a buzz that drove me nuts turn out to be a safety screw on my Garmin GPS mount. If the GPS was not in the mount, the loose screw would buzz. If the GPS was in the mount, the screw would be tightened and it wouldn't buzz. Having something that causes a noise and an FI would be very unusual.
I get it. Some things just can't be explained without actually seeing it, hearing it, etc...
I'll set up a time this week to get it in. All I can say is that it sounds like the fuel injection constantly running, only not as loud as when you turn the key to "ON". Maybe softer only because the engine noise drowns out the buzz.

Thanks Greywolf...yet again!!!
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You may be talking about fuel pump noise. It is always running but is louder after turning on the key before it reaches proper pressure.

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With ear plugs a lot of the normal noise isn't bothersome. I love the way it sings when i ride the bike.
Lots of bikes ridden without earplugs scare the crap out of you. My 800ST and the G650GS are among those.
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You have to start a "diagnosis tree". Does the buzzing follow engine RPM? Does buzzing follow motorcycle speed on highway? When you say "constant", do you mean it isn't affected by either engine rpm or highway speed?
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You have to start a "diagnosis tree". Does the buzzing follow engine RPM? Does buzzing follow motorcycle speed on highway? When you say "constant", do you mean it isn't affected by either engine rpm or highway speed?
It's a constant buzzing. When I rev the engine it doesn't get any louder or softer. Just seems to stay at a constant level.
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Possibly not related, BUT there was a nuisance vibration that I could not tie to anything, be it speed be it RPMs.
Turned out to be a spacer in between GIVI crash bars, in front of the engine....
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