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2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916


    Get a battery tender. Hook it up overnight. Riding a bike for 20 minutes won't do a heck of a lot for a drained battery.

    Did you leave the key on by mistake for 20 minutes? Is that what you were saying?

    Probably due for a battery if I had to guess.

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

    Have not seen a voltmeter like that, very cool!

    I have a little LED voltage thing NHbubba mentioned...It will flash if voltage gets too high...Gonna mount it

    @Iglu - yes, fault of my own...Got to destination, hit kill switch, left key in on position, got phone, forgot key, left it there

    Tended it for 4 hours and she is back to normal...Pretty sure all my bikes will get tinder pig tails put on the battery...I use that little thing so much

    Got a dual sport ride around Glen Helen this weekend... Definitely not gonna take the DL!!

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

    Quote Originally Posted by breakdirt916 View Post
    Have not seen a voltmeter like that, very cool!

    I have a little LED voltage thing NHbubba mentioned...It will flash if voltage gets too high...Gonna mount it

    @Iglu - yes, fault of my own...Got to destination, hit kill switch, left key in on position, got phone, forgot key, left it there
    With the key in the "on" position, are your headlights still on?

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

    Yes. Dual halogen lamps.

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

    Go on stromtrooper search LOTS of stator r/r

    Note if r/r upgrade to better cheaper Polaris series rr

    Make SURE battery is OK

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

    Quote Originally Posted by breakdirt916 View Post
    yes, fault of my own...Got to destination, hit kill switch, left key in on position, got phone, forgot key, left it there
    How many times was it stolen in those 20 minutes??

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

    Yup headlights on...Left $100 bill on bike...Someone added another $100 with note that said "naah, keep it for Medicare copays Gramps"

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

    Quote Originally Posted by number9 View Post
    Do you have a voltmeter? I'm concerned your battery isn't charging properly. I have one of these and it's handy:



    I just plug it into the regular SAE lead that hangs off the battery for my Battery Tender. The VFRs are notorious for charging issues...
    Where U buy dat?

    I have some Yuasa jumper cables but now carry this on the Tiger.

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    Where U buy dat?
    I got a Battery Tender-branded one from Amazon. I also got this USB port, which saves needing a cigarette lighter.

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

    Quote Originally Posted by number9 View Post
    I got a Battery Tender-branded one from Amazon. I also got this USB port, which saves needing a cigarette lighter.
    These will be handy for my tractor as well!

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

    Sheez, I try to use this for everything lol



    Need to mix 5 gallons of premix, and don't want to lose the parking spot with your truck?

    Throw your gas can on the mule

    She did not like it...5 gallons of gas there was heavy!

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

    I used to haul 5 gallons of Diesel in the milk crate strapped to the back of the KiLaR. It'll do it!

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    Huh...Had a weird incident...Did some hella aggressive downshifting (not rev matching...And clutch popping on the limits of tire traction...almost-back-it-in style) before a red light and the clutch stopped disengaging. Of course it's 8pm and dark out here in the sticks, and after a 10 hour shift, so not much I really feel like tinkering with on the side of the road.

    Pulling the clutch in feels like you're just pulling a cable that's not attached at the engine.

    The change from "working fine" to "not working at all" was sudden...So I am guessing something broke or fell off inside the sprocket cover where the cable attaches to whatever mechanism in there.

    If I try jiggling the clutch lever, I can "feel it" on the sprocket cover, so I don't think the cable is broken....But we will see on my next day off when I can start dissecting parts.

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

    I get just over 200 on my 1K being "sensible" with the throttle.


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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

    Ouch dude, sorry it left you stuck. Very interested to hear what you find behind the clutch cover though.

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

    He used all the power.

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    He used all the power.
    In the clutch springs.

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

    you guyssss

    I've had many instances where I'm spontaneously "left stuck" and I always assume there's a higher power keeping me off the bike to prevent any mishap that may have occurred had I been riding.

    And to be honest, I'm okay taking a break from 2-wheeled commuting...just yesterday another guy on a local OC/socal based forum went down hard after a cager illegally crossed the double yellow and he didn't have enough time to respond. Sucks to drive that oaf/gas guzzler of a truck, but I can bring my YZ and do some light gravel road riding after work on alternating weekends.

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

    650 has a cable clutch so separation would be obvious

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    Not really sure why

    Going to get another push rod and go from there...

    Edit: and the part is on backorder. Just bought a used one from eBay instead...

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

    It's not a motard, don't ride it like one.

    Chain probably kinked off the sprocket while you were abusing your clutch and hit it.

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    I like to back-rationalize it as "improperly adjusted chain"

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

    Going to San Diego to sail next three days and weather report is funny for a New Englander. Same for each day:

    "Sunny. Overnight clear. Low 55 high 69. Chance of precipitation: zero."

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

    Brrrrrr!!

    Cold AF...I am buying a wet suit cuz I am sick of it...But will be surfing more this summer

    Which days?

    Wanna ride? Hopefully the push rod will be here in time

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

    I get in tomorrow around noon, then have three full-day classes and leave Sunday night. Staying at Humphrey's Half Moon Inn.

    If you are near there I will look for my leftover DL650 spares.

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