VStrom Owners Thread

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by Queen, Jan 16, 2006.

  1. pixilated

    pixilated Been here awhile

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    Going to be doing the forks soon and wondering if anyone has had experience with the aftermarket seals. Is it worth it to just get the OEM kit?
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  2. Cal

    Cal Long timer

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    I have changed fork seals twice in 105,oo km both times after market, first was all balls and second was just generic seals while riding in Mexico, no problems
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  3. Oil Burner

    Oil Burner Been here awhile

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    I haven't done the fork seals on the DL yet, but I did a set of All Balls on my Valkyrie. No leaks yet, but the dust seals were an absolute MF-er to get in. I'll stick to OE from now on.
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  4. allonsye

    allonsye ("lets go!")

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    Use OEM. I’ve had the after market leak straight away. How old are they? I’ve found them cluttered with grit/dirt. Easy to clean out with thin plastic and if not damaged or old, stop leaking.
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  5. pixilated

    pixilated Been here awhile

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    Not sure how old they are. I’ve had this bike about 2 yrs and have already cleaned the seals a few times. The fluid is looking dirty and I figured I should swap seals and fluids along with some gaiters. I ride a good amount of dirt and figured it good measure.
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  6. Motoman66

    Motoman66 Green Rider

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    Hi Guys, currently on Road Trip in Mexico with issue with a Vstrom 1000 2014 Fuel Pump. I am at the south border in Tapachula Chiapas and need to be back on the 7th in Mexico City. Has anyone any idea and I can get this part down there next monday ? It seems only in Mexico City I can find it Thank You all. IMG_8599.jpg IMG_8600.jpg
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  7. Gustavo

    Gustavo Motociclista Errante

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    @Motoman66 - Big bikes sell in very small numbers (if they've ever even seen one) outside the bigger cities. Most dealers have nothing in stock, not even consumables (I had to go to Mexico city to find a 530 chain and sprockets in stock on one trip). I doubt you can get it shipped from the US any faster.

    Gustavo
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  8. BlueSkyGuy

    BlueSkyGuy Been here awhile

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    Always oem fork seals when available.
  9. Motoman66

    Motoman66 Green Rider

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    Gracias Gustavo. Yes you are right. I found a very good mechanic here but he needs the part. I have friends in Mexico City who might be able to ship to me the parts if I can locate them there.
  10. Gustavo

    Gustavo Motociclista Errante

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    Did you find the websites for the large dealers in CDMX?

    Gustavo
  11. jathkajoe

    jathkajoe Been here awhile

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    Motoman66, Gustavo,

    are there any auto fuel pumps the fit? One of those may be more common.

    Jathkajoe
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  12. Motoman66

    Motoman66 Green Rider

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    On Mercado Libre. Or do you have an other web site you recommand ? Suzuki dealer wants to sell full kit of fuel pump and takes 25 days from Japan :(:(:muutt
  13. Motoman66

    Motoman66 Green Rider

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    Asked the same to the mechanic. He told me no but will insist tomorrow. Maybe from an old tsuru car :D
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  14. Just Cliff

    Just Cliff Been here awhile

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    Check with Quantum fuel systems, they sell a quality replacement pump & ship worldwide. Pump, filter & o rings are about $75, expiated shipping might be high though. I have about 50,000 trouble free miles on their pump in my C14.
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  15. Gustavo

    Gustavo Motociclista Errante

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    Tsuru is too new. Maybe an old Bocho... :lol3

    Try one of these:
    https://www.suzukitlalnepantla.com.mx/departamento-de-piezas/

    https://www.proshopmexico.com/refacciones-contacto.php

    https://www.mrm.com.mx/categoria-refacciones


    The parts fiche shows a different part number for the 2014 vs. 2015+ DL1K, but the internals look the same to me. Also supported by this:

    https://www.fuelpumpfactory.com/pro...0a-2014-2015-replaces-15100-31j01-15100-31j00

    Maybe you can find one of those easier than the OEM parts (plus, it looks like Suzuki wants to sell you the entire assembly, for ~$500 in the US), this would be a much cheaper fix.

    I found it on E-Bay too:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/FPF-Fuel-P...188866?hash=item2f45f5a302:g:1kAAAOSwwR9e~R1E

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fuel-Gas-P...:Vstrom+1000|Submodel:DL1000A+ABS|Make:Suzuki

    Based on the second listing, it interchanges with a lot more bikes than Suzuki would lead you to believe, because they only sell the complete assembly, which may indeed be different

    Gustavo
  16. PeterW

    PeterW Long timer

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    When I changed my last set of seals they were well fooked, cleaning them would have done nothing. A friend picked the forks up to take a look, turned them upside down and covered himself with oil, it poured out past the seals.

    Aftermarket seals and sliders, they've worked fine since.
  17. currenv

    currenv Been here awhile Supporter

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    Motoman,

    Does the pump run and it's just not pushing enough fuel? If so, the internal filter is clogged. Ive read (I don't remember where) that someone got his working by connecting to a power source ce but reversing polarity and pumping kerosene through it backwards until it ran clear. Worthwhile trying if you're only other option is to replace the pump. You've got nothing to lose in that case.

    Vinnie
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  18. zubinblack

    zubinblack n00b

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    I have an issue that I am not sure I should be worried about. I hear a whining and it is hard to hear where it is coming from at around 40 MPH. It disappears at faster speeds at least that I can hear. My bike has about 29,000 miles on it. Thinking on going on a long trip and I don’t what to find out that it is something major once out on the road.
  19. MrBob

    MrBob Cisgendered Supporter

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    If you're planning a trip, then you'll be wanting to have a look at your wheel bearings, but knowing how many miles are on the bike helps with diagnosis.
  20. Fatch

    Fatch Adventurer

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    Finally bought my 'strom! 2014, 650 with only 7.5k miles on her. Rode her home for a bit over 2 hours - purred like a kitten the whole way.

    Now, time to start adding accessories. What are some must-haves? I've got the aluminum hard cases, barkbusters, and an adjustable windshield, but that's pretty much it.

    Any Skidplate/crash bar suggestions? I'm a'scared to take her off the pavement at all without at least those.
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