2017 Vstrom 650/650XT

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

  1. poppawheelie

    poppawheelie Been here awhile

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    I have a chance to buy a very slightly used 2017 650XT, but the previous owner removed the baffle. It is too loud! I'm looking for a replacement baffle, a whole stock Suzuki muffler, or some kind of quiet can. Anyone have a take off? Anyone know of a QUIET aftermarket muffler? The Suzuki parts man tells me the 2017 muffler is not the same as 2016 and back, and a 2017 muffler is not yet available as a "part" anyway. Any help? :ear
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  2. HeidiHo

    HeidiHo Old, Bold, Still Riding

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    jojojones, I agree that it would have been nice if Happy Trail would have made their SU racks so that the panniers could have been mounted much closer to the bike, rather than having them stick out so far. However....let's turn that lemon into lemonade :-)

    By having the panniers stick out as far as they do, I decided to add 6" tool tubes on each side, between the bike, and the panniers, on each side of the bike. The result is a HUGE tool tool, with an ID of 6", and an overall length of 18". These things are like cannons, HUGE cannons, and work very well to store hardware items such as tire repair kits, full roll of duct tape, tool roll bags, etc. I was just at the Horizons Unlimited gathering in Mariposa, CA over the weekend, and people kept asking me what those HUGE cannons were, which I was happy to open them up, and have them stick an arm deep inside.

    (no one lost an arm in this frivolity) :jack

    Also got the first chance to ride the new '17 Wee-3 XT in the snow and ice, going over Hwy 89, Monitor Pass, over 8500 foot elevation, last Thursday morning, riding from Nevada to California to the Horizons Unlimited gathering. Temps dropped to 30*, had a cute little snow flake icon flashing on the dash, just to remind me ot was cold out, and the roads were icy....in case I might have not noticed that for myself.

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  3. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice 2013 DR650

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    Great news.

    I found a review that covers everything as good as I would (or eakins) if I (we) made a review.



    2017 Suzuki V-Strom 650 First Test Review Video | Riders Domain
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    Published on Sep 25, 2017Read the Suzuki V-Strom 650 reivew here: https://www.ridersdomain.com/magazine... Suzuki helped define the modern middleweight adventure segment with its early V-Strom 650, and for 2017 it ups the ante with a thoroughly refreshed model. The bevy of updates have resulted in a remarkably approachable yet fun motorcycle that holds its own in a variety of circumstances.
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  4. OSUgasman

    OSUgasman Adventurer

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    What kind of mpg are you 2017 Wee Storm riders getting?
  5. HeidiHo

    HeidiHo Old, Bold, Still Riding

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    MPG is all relevant to what kinds of speeds are being ridden, what loads being carried, and what roads or offroads being ridden.

    Thus far "I" am averaging about 40 mpg...but I ride like a wildman, and am not as much concerned about the mpg I am getting, unless I was on a very long trip with great distances between fuel stops/availability.
  6. Motopumps

    Motopumps Long timer

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    I just ran through my first tank of gas on my '17 XT. Filled it up at 255 miles and it took 4.4 gallons. I was generally riding it fairly gently, with the exception of at least one long WOT pull after warmup on each ride. Most of this was a 15 mile each way commute to work and back with a few spirited rides on twisty roads on the weekend. That calculates to 57.95 mpg.

    YMMV

    Rob
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  7. cyclopathic

    cyclopathic Long timer

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    They also tend to loosen up and get better MPG after a few oil changes and switch to synthetic. But it is all in your wrist, avg speed and luggage configuration. On my 2015 I had seen as low as 29mpg WOT on US2 at 85mph with 35mph side wind and as high as 66.6? in commute, the average around 54.3 according to fuelly over 180+ stops.

    I would expect 2017 would be marginally better, maybe 1-3mpg?
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  8. 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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  9. cyclopathic

    cyclopathic Long timer

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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.
  10. tjzondrz

    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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  11. 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.
  12. Dave MP

    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/
  13. 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.
  14. 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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    Trust me, you are not missing much by not having this gem of technical literature at your fingertips.
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  15. 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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  17. Rorider

    Rorider Been here awhile

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


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  18. OSUgasman

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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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  19. 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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  20. Motopumps

    Motopumps Long timer

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    Looks like a lovely day in the Great White North!

    Have fun.

    Rob