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Old 26th May 2018, 08:23 PM
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Default None better allrounder Vstrom DL650

I just love these bikes this is now my fifth , bought this mint 2010 in the north with only 7,500 miles, mainly where i get all my bikes, sold my last one a week ago, and went up three years for no money........ good extras mra screen , suzuki metal belly pan, heated grips ,sweet givi box and plate, engine bars...and new metzeler tourance tyres fitted, private sale.....

Although i have never heard of any upgrades for this year compared to my last 2007 this one just seems to have better throttle response....almost feels like a fly by wire bike its so smooth....i have had lots of bikes in between these five v stroms but as an everyday user they are just brilliant...


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Old 26th May 2018, 08:31 PM
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Nissin calipers are possibly the best upgrade
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Old 26th May 2018, 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by DavyH
Nissin calipers are possibly the best upgrade
NO they are the best upgrade, these are fitted to each v strom, when im selling.... originals in great nick go back on, i lasted about three days on this bikes originals, after nearly creaming myself the nissins off a 954 blade were installed quick sharp, over 700 miles up in just over a week......they are savage on a dl 650...i have a contact in the states for proper racing adapter plates if anyone is interested in this upgrade..

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Old 26th May 2018, 09:48 PM
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Originally Posted by The Road Runner
NO they are the best upgrade, these are fitted to each v strom, when im selling.... originals in great nick go back on, i lasted about three days on this bikes originals, after nearly creaming myself the nissins off a 954 blade were installed quick sharp, over 700 miles up in just over a week......they are savage on a dl 650...i have a contact for proper racing adapter plates if anyone is interested in this upgrade..
I was thinking of getting one before I got the Varadero, On paper, they look a heavy enough yoke, how do you find them weight wise?
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Old 26th May 2018, 09:54 PM
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Originally Posted by empeehaitch
I was thinking of getting one before I got the Varadero, On paper, they look a heavy enough yoke, how do you find them weight wise?

A hell of a lot lighter and much more nimble than the Varadero..... Im getting on now and not a problem moving it around..........

lovely neutral steering bike not prone to running wide in bends.....my bike mates are fascinated at how well it goes ......

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Old 26th May 2018, 10:19 PM
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A hell of a lot lighter and much more nimble than the Varadero..... Im getting on now now and not a problem moving it around..........

lovely neutral steering bike not prone to running wide in bends.....my bike mates are fascinated at how well it goes ......
Everyone that has one seems to say good things
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Old 26th May 2018, 10:40 PM
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They are great bikes. I wish i was never forced to sell mine but needs must n all that
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Old 27th May 2018, 02:41 AM
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Isnt that the SV650 engine?
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Old 27th May 2018, 09:00 AM
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Have to agree they are a great all rounder. What do you think of the newer version, are there any major differences.
Mate of mine has the newer version just passed his test and hes off to Italy for the summer.
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Old 27th May 2018, 12:41 PM
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Default Re: None better allrounder Vstrom DL650

Originally Posted by Touch-me-im-a-dinosaur
Isnt that the SV650 engine?
YES but the DL 650 Rarely blow up, small sump capacity so you have to keep on top of regular oil and filter changes.......probably put up180,000 miles.on the last four v stroms without any engine issues.
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Old 27th May 2018, 12:43 PM
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dunno. ive seen a lott of worn out ones . a lot are wanked by 60-70000
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Originally Posted by Touch-me-im-a-dinosaur
Isnt that the SV650 engine?
yup. same crank
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Old 27th May 2018, 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by woodsman
Have to agree they are a great all rounder. What do you think of the newer version, are there any major differences.
Mate of mine has the newer version just passed his test and hes off to Italy for the summer.

Im sure they are good,more expensive second hand , but i just favour the older model,not sure about the differences , they are just a different bike really...
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Old 27th May 2018, 07:21 PM
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Can you stick up where you got the adapter plates roadrunner, picked up a dl1000 yesterday and this seems like a sensible upgrade. Calipers can be had for cheap enough on ebay.
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Old 27th May 2018, 07:31 PM
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I have a set of adapter plates and calipers that I never got around to fitting to mine before I sold it
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Old 27th May 2018, 08:12 PM
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Default Re: None better allrounder Vstrom DL650

Agree they are are a great bike, but think I'd opt for the 1000cc rather than the 650.

Older model looks better IMHO than the newer model. Buddy of mine purchased the 1000cc XT last month. Great bike by all means.
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Old 27th May 2018, 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by carl456
Can you stick up where you got the adapter plates roadrunner, picked up a dl1000 yesterday and this seems like a sensible upgrade. Calipers can be had for cheap enough on ebay.
I dont think he does any for the 1000 model.........i will email him tonight,,,,,USA.....get back to you....
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Old 28th May 2018, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by carl456
Can you stick up where you got the adapter plates roadrunner, picked up a dl1000 yesterday and this seems like a sensible upgrade. Calipers can be had for cheap enough on ebay.

Well good news Carl.
......He has plates for Your Model, and he now has lowering footrest brackets for anyone feeling cramped, something i have never experienced on the 650.......here you go and good luck...

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Old 28th May 2018, 04:55 PM
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Your a gent, thanks
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Old 28th May 2018, 06:12 PM
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Default Re: None better allrounder Vstrom DL650

If your gonna order from SVRacing you might as well get the fork brace from them as well, I found it to be a great upgrade on my vstrom 1000.
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