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DL650 3,043 64.01%
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Old 08-23-2013, 08:18 PM   #2356
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I think I found an even better one at Home Depot, if all goes well, I'm going to pick it up this weekend and get it mounted. Once done, I'll post up pics. It's uber heavy duty thick plastic, light, hinged, and includes a hold for a lock. I figure it will cost me about $40 for the case and mounts that I have figured out. Stay tuned
Seahorse 720 cases are around $50 shipped !!.




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Old 08-23-2013, 10:16 PM   #2357
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Thumb Tires, mostly street?? little dirt?

Just wondering what you would recommend for an early season tire, before I can really get into the mountains and hit the dirt. You know, looking for an 80 highway / 20 dirt long lasting tire? Any ideas?? Thanks
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Old 08-24-2013, 06:34 AM   #2358
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2012 adv bag lock??

just picked up a 2012 adv, the bags are nice, but I hate the idea that I have to use the key to always open them, anybody find a way to modify the locks so the key isn't always needed, but can still lock the bags if wanted?
great bike BTW, coming from riding beemer airheads my entire life, this thing is awesome!
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Old 08-24-2013, 11:13 AM   #2359
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Just wondering what you would recommend for an early season tire, before I can really get into the mountains and hit the dirt. You know, looking for an 80 highway / 20 dirt long lasting tire? Any ideas?? Thanks
K60 rear
TKC80 front.
They work great on pavement and awsome offroad,plus this combo should last around 12,000 miles!!.I'm at 8,000 miles on this combo on a NCX and the front is worn about 60% and rear around 50%.


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Old 08-25-2013, 06:31 PM   #2360
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So am I the only dufus that adjusted his clutch lever so that the high beams flash every time I pull in the clutch?

I rolled the bars forward and had to adjust my levers and found that the lights were flashing!!!
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:39 AM   #2361
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front axel

I'm trying to replace my front brake lines with longer lines and I have found that I need to pull the front wheel to get that line holder removed from the fender. So I'm trying to figure out how to remove the axel, it has an 11mm hex head and the stock tool kit is of no help. I have an assortment on Allen wrenches but they stop at 10mm. I have scoured the auto parts stores and the funny thing is that 11mm doesn't seem to exist. 7/16 is the same size as 11mm or close enough but it seems hard to come by as well. I will try a metal yard today to see if they have a 7/16 hex rod that would work. What have the rest of you done to remove the front wheel?
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:52 AM   #2362
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I got one at a local hardware store but Snap On,Mac and Craftsmen also have them.
If you can't find one let me know,I think I have 2..


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Old 08-26-2013, 10:11 AM   #2363
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engine noise

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I am a new wee owner and I have a question. is it normal for the DL650 to have kind of rattle sound (sounds like valves kinda) when accelerating at lower rpm.. like when pulling away from a stop sign.

Mine is an 05.

short answer - yes !

my 2009 does it and most owners would say these are not the quietest engines ... lots about 'engine noise' over at stromtroopers so chk them out as well, they have videos too.

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Old 08-26-2013, 10:19 AM   #2364
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I got one at a local hardware store but Snap On,Mac and Craftsmen also have them.
If you can't find one let me know,I think I have 2..


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Thank you NWR. Our city is so small that our Sears is an appliance / tool store and they were closed yesterday. I will give them a try today.
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:24 PM   #2365
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Thank you NWR. Our city is so small that our Sears is an appliance / tool store and they were closed yesterday. I will give them a try today.
No worries,I don't have the Strom anymore so I don't really need 2 !!.


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Old 08-26-2013, 01:43 PM   #2366
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Hey, good news. While Sears didn't have anything and I was headind to my next stop I spot a MATCO TOOLS truck in a tire center. Well he has a 7/16 X 2/2 " drive hex tool, yea. $45 and change later I'm on my way home. Guess what? It's 12mm which I could hav picked up yesterday from Auto Zone. So now I will return it for a 12mm MATCO unit, I don't really think it would be fair to ask for my money back since I did use it to remove mu axel. He will swap it for the correct size.
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Old 08-26-2013, 01:49 PM   #2367
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Cool,the one in my tool box is a 1/2 drive Mac.It cost me about $40 but I used it atleast 10 times!!.


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Old 08-26-2013, 01:51 PM   #2368
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A few years ago I bought a set of 1/2" drive "Allen" sockets at Summit Racing. Needed 'em to get the drain plug out of the transmission on my truck (G56) to do a fluid change. Fortunately, one of them was the right size for the V-Strom axle.

Now, for my FZ1, it uses a 19mm (3/4") one, which I don't have. So I made one. I got several of the right size nuts and put them on a bolt and welded them together. Welding galvanized steel is a PITA. The welds kept breaking. :)

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Old 08-26-2013, 02:21 PM   #2369
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A few years ago I bought a set of 1/2" drive "Allen" sockets at Summit Racing. Needed 'em to get the drain plug out of the transmission on my truck (G56) to do a fluid change. Fortunately, one of them was the right size for the V-Strom axle.

Now, for my FZ1, it uses a 19mm (3/4") one, which I don't have. So I made one. I got several of the right size nuts and put them on a bolt and welded them together. Welding galvanized steel is a PITA. The welds kept breaking. :)

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Needless to say what the galvanized fumes do for your lungs !!!.


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Old 08-27-2013, 03:24 AM   #2370
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Err anybody put in a fuse box under the seat for all their accessories?

And if so any pics..?

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