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2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916


    You seriously can't even spell "also"?

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

    Npoe I catn

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

    Okay...I may try it...already have the seals...and reading the tutorial, the only things I need to buy are oil and a 6mm Allen key that will fit on an impact driver (I have a dewalt electric impact driver). After reading about cartridge emulators I realized I don’t want them. They just offer adjustments but require you to disassemble the forms to do it. Nope.

    Also...I accidentally blue myself?



    Front and rear...at the same time...weird

    Google said it may be oil...in the tires or on the road.

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

    So I see a little oil debris around the stator cover...my yamabond repair is failing ughhh...so another pull and clean and gasket and yamabond application is in my future.

    In the mean time I will conduct the great oil experiment - how much am I losing?

    Today (total 2,300ml)
    -added ~450ml
    -48,355 miles



    I also need to schedule a Vstrom maintenance day soon...one day to oil change/inspect parts/secure skid plates/order up what I need...then after all parts arrive do the fork seals

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

    Do fork bushings while you do the seals.

    Another 30 seconds of work.

    Bad bushings will make your new fork seals leak in no time.

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

    Minimum feel for raised areas around the pits like a crater, the edge lifted I dress them down with a sharpening stone

    I have had success filling pits with jb weld then dressin it down with like 800 grit

    Then polish or buff

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

    Quote Originally Posted by Stromper View Post
    Minimum feel for raised areas around the pits like a crater, the edge lifted I dress them down with a sharpening stone

    I have had success filling pits with jb weld then dressin it down with like 800 grit

    Then polish or buff
    I’ll be trying this tomorrow. Bad seal on my Wee, found two pits at the end of the stroke. Damnit.

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

    Tried the super glue method. Fingernail test shows promise.

    My dad forgot to renew his reg on his FJR, so he'll be taking turns riding the Wee or the SS LandWhale this weekend for bike weekend. Should give it a nice test.

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

    Motion pro makes a little tool for $6 to clean the seals...I may try that

    48,998 miles and I had to add a quart

    It is losing a drip a day on the ground from the stator cover...so I need to re-seal that...but 1 quart every 600 miles/10 days is a lot

    When I move this summer closer to work and won’t need to ride anymore, I will sell this thing before it grenades...sv650’s seem to be cheaper to buy...then I will put a top case on the rear, handlebars, and a slip on

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

    Heretic just get the dl1000

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

    Ya that was the last draw...rode up to LA and tons of blue smoke out the exhaust under throttle on the way home...I parked it and taking an Uber home...I will come back to get it later...work in 1 hour!

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

    On the plus side, the $150ish? I spent on a winch paid off...press a button and slowly load the bike! So quick and easy! Couple soft loop tie downs hooked up to the crash bars worked excellent



    So ya...once your 42mpg DL650 goes to 37mpg, and it makes a tapping noise...sell it!

    I read that if you over fill it or have oil in your air filter you may be okay...and you can send the oil to a company for analysis...I will start cheapest to most expensive...but if it’s for sure done, then I may try to sell off the Givi cases, mad stad windscreen, skid plate, hand guards, crash bars, electrosport R/R separately then drop off the rest to a licensed dismantler

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

    Congratulations I think you are the first to actually kill one

    I will bet you can get a whole used engine for about 600

    One day swap

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

    Quote Originally Posted by Stromper View Post
    Congratulations I think you are the first to actually kill one

    I will bet you can get a whole used engine for about 600

    One day swap
    If he wasn't willing to put in the time to do badly needed steering head bearings, he sure as shit isn't going to drop an engine.

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

    Ya Naah

    Although

    DL650 Engine Rebuild - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums

    Rebuild seems to be pretty hassle free...worth it?

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

    For you? No.

    Just go buy a bike meant for the riding you like to do.

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

    He won’t.

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

    Come onnnnnnnnn

    Day 8 of 10 straight days in a row today...so not much time to deal with this. I finally checked it and while there was no oil in the sight glass it only took 300ml or so to top it off...to me that means I shut it down before it was completely empty and rubbing metal against metal. Topped it off and started the bike - no problem, starts and runs smooth. But once you rev the bike it shoots some smoke...but only under load. I took around the block in 2nd/idle and she started to puff under load.

    Not an anchor yet, but damn close.

    I may call the local junkyard and see what they will offer me

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

    They will only charge you $50 to take it

    and oil is cheap

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

    Smoke under load, not good.

    How many miles on the bike now?

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

    Oil is cheap but losing 300ml in one day means he bike is primed and ready for a disaster...at any time...who knows when it will start blowing smoke and losing 1L per day? Not worth getting stranded

    Bike has around 50,000 miles...I was thinking to start cheap and try the engine sealing products you pour into a spark plug hole (which I understand doesn’t usually work in the long run), measure compression on both sides, and read up on engine refreshing to see if I can do a top end with the engine in the frame...even then I want to finish one renovation on a rental before I start that.

    Or I may try the temporary fix and list it fully farkled for $1,000 with a full history up front. I bought it for two grand so riding it 20,000+ miles over a year for $1,000 was worth it!

    Depreciation has always been a huge cost of ownership so I am honestly going to try buying the lowest mileage bike I can find for a couple grand (so long as it is not an oil burner and transmission works) ride it 15-20,000 miles, sell and repeat.

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

    So a dude on Advrider offered me a 480 mile sv650 motor for $300

    No conclusive evidence if a swap can be done, but what if I just used the top end? Cylinder pistons rings etc

    edit: ugh I dunno...flipping through the clymer says pull off a lot of parts, cylinder head cover, cams, chain (make sure you don't drop it in) unbolt a bunch of fasteners I almost guarantee I would strip, then reassemble and break many items along the way

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

    That's nuts. subtle changes and its probably NOT a bolt in

    $ haggle but $600 for a dl650 and a weekend and your good to go, right now it is a brick of zero value

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

    Maybe I need to spend time before I spend money...I started reading through the clymer and I should start by checking compression, pulling the head and inspecting the valves, and figure out exactly what’s wrong before throwing money at it.

    Working another 7 days straight and 95% finished with a home renovation...so I just need to finish this off in the next month then I can start dissecting the bike.

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