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ProfG

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Re: A warning to all Glee owners please read!!!
« Reply #40 on: February 20, 2013, 18:23:53 »

The mouse that roared, now that was a fine film   :)  PU was excellent especially his salute   lol

But still, repent, repent, repent      I say   :old:

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Re: A warning to all Glee owners please read!!!
« Reply #41 on: February 21, 2013, 09:22:11 »
An interesting little epilogue to this story....

When Suzuki agreed to replace the wiring loom on my bike they took two weeks to actually get one to Edinburgh. I called to try to speed them up and on the second call I lost my co0l slightly, pointing out firmly that I could have walked to their spares depot in Germany faster, etc, etc.

About a week after I got my bike back I received a letter from Suzuki GB apologising for the delay and giving me a "goodwill gesture" of £100 credit towards my next scheduled service.

It seems they do care after all! It doesn't make it all better but it has certainly made me feel a little more kindly towards Suzuki.

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Re: A warning to all Glee owners please read!!!
« Reply #42 on: February 21, 2013, 09:37:28 »
Thank you Fatbelly, I will check on my V strom to avoid any future problem. I have a question that might sound strange, but when one says Glee we refer to the DL2 V strom 2012 model?
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Jacques

Offline Oop North John

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Re: A warning to all Glee owners please read!!!
« Reply #43 on: February 21, 2013, 12:11:48 »
Quote from: "Pleiku"
I have a question that might sound strange, but when one says Glee we refer to the DL2 V Strom 2012 model?

Absolutley correct, it is a combination of the Gladius engine and wee so GL and ee = Glee.

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Re: A warning to all Glee owners please read!!!
« Reply #44 on: February 21, 2013, 13:46:35 »
Plus my Glee makes me smile even more than my old Wee did.  :)
Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. 2012 DL650A outlasted me.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 (K2-L2) DL1000s. Veek=2014+ (L4+) DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 (K4-L1) DL650s. Glee = 2012+ (L2+) DL650s

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Re: A warning to all Glee owners please read!!!
« Reply #45 on: February 26, 2013, 14:08:36 »
Here's another Glee water related failure post. http://www.stromtrooper.com/DL650-2012/ ... -wash.html
Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. 2012 DL650A outlasted me.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 (K2-L2) DL1000s. Veek=2014+ (L4+) DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 (K4-L1) DL650s. Glee = 2012+ (L2+) DL650s

Offline Oop North John

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Re: A warning to all Glee owners please read!!!
« Reply #46 on: February 26, 2013, 19:41:53 »
Time to stop washing the bike I reckon  :rain:

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Re: A warning to all Glee owners please read!!!
« Reply #47 on: March 13, 2013, 03:14:29 »
Had the same problem. Mine would cut out then start again after it cooled down or I guess, after the wire retracted from the frame. Replaced wire loom under warranty but took them a while to find it and order in a new loom.

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Re: A warning to all Glee owners please read!!!
« Reply #48 on: April 06, 2013, 00:03:16 »
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Re: A warning to all Glee owners please read!!!
« Reply #49 on: April 28, 2013, 02:07:13 »
I checked mine and it was OK but did the rubber mod on it anyway ....however I did notice "the coolant rubber pipe" ... WAS ...rubbing against the frame near the same spot so covered that to stop the rubbing ..worth checking while your at it ....

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Re: A warning to all Glee owners please read!!!
« Reply #50 on: May 07, 2013, 22:18:29 »
Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. 2012 DL650A outlasted me.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 (K2-L2) DL1000s. Veek=2014+ (L4+) DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 (K4-L1) DL650s. Glee = 2012+ (L2+) DL650s

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Re: A warning to all Glee owners please read!!!
« Reply #51 on: May 07, 2013, 22:45:07 »
Mmmm.. How easy is it to get the this harness/frame point? A stitch in time and all that..

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Re: A warning to all Glee owners please read!!!
« Reply #52 on: May 07, 2013, 23:35:45 »
It's very easy to get a piece of plastic between where the harness lays on the frame cross member. It's not so easy to water/corrosion proof the connections inside the harness. I just stuck a piece of 2"x4" piece of ABS plastic between the frame and the wiring harness, then put a bead of silicone seal between frame and plastic. It took less than 5 minutes.
Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. 2012 DL650A outlasted me.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 (K2-L2) DL1000s. Veek=2014+ (L4+) DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 (K4-L1) DL650s. Glee = 2012+ (L2+) DL650s

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Re: A warning to all Glee owners please read!!!
« Reply #53 on: May 08, 2013, 07:51:44 »
Can you get to it without removing the tank?

It causes some trouble doesn't it, I wonder if Suzuki will issue a recall if it becomes more common?

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Re: A warning to all Glee owners please read!!!
« Reply #54 on: May 08, 2013, 15:15:31 »
There is no need to remove anything if you just want to put a piece of plastic between the wiring loom and the frame. BTW, all years have the wiring sitting on the frame in the same place.
Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. 2012 DL650A outlasted me.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 (K2-L2) DL1000s. Veek=2014+ (L4+) DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 (K4-L1) DL650s. Glee = 2012+ (L2+) DL650s

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Re: A warning to all Glee owners please read!!!
« Reply #55 on: May 08, 2013, 15:45:01 »
OK. Thanks for the info GW..

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Re: A warning to all Glee owners please read!!!
« Reply #56 on: December 05, 2013, 18:54:50 »
Is it worth checking a 2013 brand new bike or not?
Riding a bike is good for the soul :-)

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Re: A warning to all Glee owners please read!!!
« Reply #57 on: December 05, 2013, 19:02:03 »
A brand new bike won't show anything. If you are concerned, glue a piece of plastic between the loom and frame and forget about it.
Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. 2012 DL650A outlasted me.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 (K2-L2) DL1000s. Veek=2014+ (L4+) DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 (K4-L1) DL650s. Glee = 2012+ (L2+) DL650s

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Re: A warning to all Glee owners please read!!!
« Reply #58 on: December 08, 2013, 22:21:47 »
Oh right, wondered if Suzuki had done something about it on the new bikes, will take a look at mine when it arrives  :)
Riding a bike is good for the soul :-)

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Re: A warning to all Glee owners please read!!!
« Reply #59 on: December 08, 2013, 23:09:58 »
Can't imagine Suzuki will do anything about this. I have a length of bicycle inner tube  between my loom and the frame as a result of this thread, I've forgotten about it.