2017 Vstrom 650/650XT

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by MariusD, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. Motopumps

    Motopumps Long timer

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    Cool graphic. Yeah, my bike is naked right now. Will soon be sporting Givi bags and top case, so I am sure that will knock the MPG down a bit. Hopefully offset by break in miles.
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  2. cyclopathic

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    The graphics are from fuelly.. where you see line go down and start oscillating that means traveling. I don't take top case off so it's either with top case or all three.

    Gen2 OEM TraX setup is really wide, it kills MPG by big margin but more so speed. Anything over 75 with side cases and it drops like led zeppelin. Not sure if Givi have narrowed profile for Gen3; if they didn't should be similar picture.
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    tjzondrz Non-Nefarious

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    I'm at 1550 miles on mine and I'm averaging 59.9 MPG
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  4. Rorider

    Rorider Been here awhile

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    Hello guys, picking up my brand new 2017 v-strom 650 xt next week and I was looking online for the user manual. I'd like to start reading up on it a bit in preparation. Anyone know where I could download it from? I've been searching online, but so far no luck.
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    Dave MP Been here awhile

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    Suzuki gets twitchy about their manuals. They only offer them for purchase here: https://www.genuinesuzukimanuals.com/
  6. Rorider

    Rorider Been here awhile

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    what? For every other bike I've ever owned I could download the user manual for free. Weird. Thank you.
  7. Motopumps

    Motopumps Long timer

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    Suzuki is ashamed of their manuals...


    ...as they should be.

    I only made it through the first few pages of the 2017 DL650 manual so far:


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    :hmmmmm


    Trust me, you are not missing much by not having this gem of technical literature at your fingertips.
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  8. Motopumps

    Motopumps Long timer

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    Well, for the record, my answer was a lot more entertaining than Greywolf's. Just sayin'

    Rob
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    mcmann Motorcycle ADV enthusiast

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  10. Rorider

    Rorider Been here awhile

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    Lol yeap. Didn't know it was such a serious matter.


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    Oh man, that's awesome. Really like it during the showroom squat. A little more manageable than the KTM 1190S I used to own and much more live able. Seems like a winner. May pick one up this Fall.
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  12. Rorider

    Rorider Been here awhile

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    Picked up mine today, took the day off work and went riding :)

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  13. Motopumps

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    Looks like a lovely day in the Great White North!

    Have fun.

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  14. Rorider

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    Yeah, gorgeous day today, best day to pick up a new bike :) I already put 500 kms(about 300 miles) on it today doing a loop north of Toronto, around the Kawartha lakes. I love the bike, so smooth, so stable, comfortable, just awesome. The only thing I would address would be the fork damping which I find a bit harsh, but no big deal.
    Here's another pic from today's ride

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  15. Motopumps

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    Daily bit of manual non-sense...

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    Less than 12v? Less than 12 watts? Really?

    There is a sticker next to the cigarette lighter socket that says 36 watts, that would be 3 amps at 12v for those interested in math.

    Who the heck proofread this thing???

    :jjen
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    greywolf Unpaved road avoider

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    That's regarding the rating for the device plugged into it. A phone or GPS normally will draw 5V at one or two amps. That would be less than one amp or 12 watts at 12v. Anyway, the circuit is fused for 3 amps. That would mean it can handle 12V devices drawing up to 2,4A continuously or 3A momentarily. Phone and GPS chargers are fine. Do not plug an air compressor in there.
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  17. Rorider

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    I'm looking for a GPS/Phone mount behind the windscreen above the dash. Can anyone recommend something solid? Thanks.
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    "However....let's turn that lemon into lemonade"

    Nice. I had a 3" tool tube on my KLR skid plate. I'm trying to find a place on the 17wee for a 4" tube but no luck. Right now my tools are in one of the crash bar bags but not as protected from the elements and not protected at all from theft.

    I used locking well caps with small padlocks on the klr and you might want to do the same https://goo.gl/xxh8pQ
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    How much do you like your 2017 XT's 1 to 10... 10 being best? Light weight capable bike seems like the direction I'm headed... Street only, I have no desire to run fire roads or any unpaved surfaces on this bike.
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    "9" after 7k miles since May...would be a 10 if better fuel mileage...I'm averaging 43 and I ride fast and more ground clearance which I can eventually solve with $$$.