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2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916


    Your weather is sick. Mid afternoon, sunny, 67, light breeze. Every day....

    Staying at Shelter Island.

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

    Haha yup...Am currently sitting outside at a Mexican restaurant eating the most filling burrito and right amount of kick salsa/chips making plans to ride on my next day off (Saturday)

    People suck, crowds suck, traffic sucks, immigrants suck, 10x more expensive sucks, government sucks, homeless problem sucks, taxes suck. But the weather, pretty single women, canyon roads, dirt roads, and amount of stuff to do ain't bad.

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916



    that thing got hwackd so hard, it bent!

    2 weeks later, I finally got around to replacing the clutch push rod

    she is back to normal

    while I was there - I checked the chain slack - over 2-1/4"...ouch!

    forums said 0.8-1.2" halfway between the front and rear sprocket...anything more than 1.5" is too much. I adjusted it, and now she's good to go...the back ordered part actually shipped LOL...so I have a backup to minimize down time if it ever happens again.

    tools to leave on bike to adjust chain on the fly:
    -22mm for axle head
    -24mm for axle nut
    -5mm allen key for chain adjusters

    already got my slime pump and tire plug kit for flats.

    perfect timing: YZ goes to shop for bottom/top end today

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    I am guessing clutch start/safety switch?

    Battery is fine, when it starts it fires up as usual...but sometimes I can flip the kill switch and hit the starter button as if the clutch is not pulled in...and that was the only thing that I can imagine getting mucked when I swap the clutch push rod

    If I get a running start and crank the motor a little bit while roll starting, it will then allowe to start the bike just fine

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

    The clutch interlock connector is notorious for coming loose. You will see connectors on the front of the clutch lever. The one hidden away at the bottom is the one that comes loose....

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

    I dunno what happened...only thing I can guess is that I tightened the chain (it's a stretcher...needs adjusting every week) and now it's fixed...starts without issue

    However


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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

    One quick ride for an errand got exponentially worse



    So she's parked...needs chain and sprockets anyhow

    It's been 3 months...3,500 miles...it *must* have had a lot of miles beforehand because I have read reports of 5-10,000 miles and I barely got 3,000 out of mine

    The rears are hella expensive at $130-$160 per tire...so I may try a Shink rear to use up the front and off road with them until I go to PR...then just use the YZ for dedicated dirty duty

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

    Downshifts kill rear tires

    I recommend Bridgestone T30 sport touring tires, good life and road manners and cheaper

    If the 650 is like the thousand the starter button contacts need occasional cleaning

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    Re: 2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 - breakdirt916

    T30 looks good but I want that 10% dirt option for weekend jaunts after work

    just watched this video on DL650 options:



    seems the Shinko 705 isn't half bad at a fair price...and he even recommends the front Metzeler Tourance with different rear, so I think I'd be okay running the tourance front out and a shinko 705 rear...especially at $84 shipped from Chaparral

    twenny or turdy to mount and I can call this a $115 tire installed until I'm ready for F/R dedicated street rubber

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