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Offline stibbs

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Re: A warning to all Glee owners please read!!!
« Reply #60 on: December 08, 2013, 23:14:39 »
I just took my bike back to the dealers and they replaced it with a brand new bike. I can't understand what the problem is?  lol  :thumb:

Offline SparkyBean

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Re: A warning to all Glee owners please read!!!
« Reply #61 on: December 09, 2013, 12:59:01 »
I did the same as stromboy today. I didn't have a grip so I used something less heavy duty but better than nothing, a bit of inner tube.

Thanks to the OP and thanks for stromboy for coming up with a solution. I found it quite fiddly to do especially as I struggled to remove the plastics and had them semi hanging and in the way.

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Offline Engel

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Re: A warning to all Glee owners please read!!!
« Reply #62 on: January 09, 2014, 11:05:57 »
I've just fallen victim to this problem too.  I should have heeded the advice.  Bike is currently at the dealer and hopefully they can get a warranty claim sorted.  I'm not having much luck.
Lurk Lurk Lurk...

Offline greywolf

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Re: A warning to all Glee owners please read!!!
« Reply #63 on: January 09, 2014, 16:43:43 »
The problem seems to strike UK riders out of proportion to other locations. It reinforces my opinion the problem is with salt water corroding the wiring harness more than a problem with wearing through the harness.
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 Fatbelly

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Re: A warning to all Glee owners please read!!!
« Reply #64 on: January 10, 2014, 00:15:15 »
Yep, the advantages of a temperate climate do not come without costs. Although the climate in Japan is very similar to ours.....

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Re: A warning to all Glee owners please read!!!
« Reply #65 on: September 19, 2014, 16:28:10 »
Quote from: SparkyBean
I did the same as stromboy today. I didn't have a grip so I used something less heavy duty but better than nothing, a bit of inner tube.

Thanks to the OP and thanks for stromboy for coming up with a solution. I found it quite fiddly to do especially as I struggled to remove the plastics and had them semi hanging and in the way.
Why did you bother as bike is under warranty ???? Surely just contact dealer  :shock:

Offline playyyguy

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Re: A warning to all Glee owners please read!!!
« Reply #66 on: September 19, 2014, 16:57:16 »
Have contacted my local dealer who are finding out about it ,also contacted dealer I bought bike from in Bristol in February so far Bristol says not heard a thing that cud be wrong and no complaints from clients to date, my local dealer in Bournemouth I'm waiting to hear from after they do their investigations which will arrive in due course no doubt,,,,and will let you know,,ASAP, good post ,,,but to me it looks like a one off, a small fire!! can't see chaffing going that bad seems near impossible, :wtf: ... I work in a car garage and have seen a LOT over the years and that picture doesn't seem to be chaffing, :ty:

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Re: A warning to all Glee owners please read!!!
« Reply #67 on: September 30, 2014, 17:28:52 »
Leave it to warranty,,,,all the time u botch it,Suzuki aren't aware of the prob,durrrr

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Re: A warning to all Glee owners please read!!!
« Reply #68 on: March 31, 2015, 20:21:28 »
Hello,

 Thanks for this post,just had this problem exactly same place as you described.Done 17k miles so far.Tomorrow will see how bad is that :)

Offline greywolf

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Re: A warning to all Glee owners please read!!!
« Reply #69 on: December 04, 2015, 01:06:18 »
It appears a zip tie may cut through the insulation and allow the exposed wiring to short out on the frame.

From http://www.stromtrooper.com/general-v-strom-discussion/299697-wiring-warning-weestrom.html
Reading a Fault File in the latest Australian Road Rider mag (Pge 145). About a couple who ended up spending 3 days of their overseas holiday having an electrician tracking an electrical fault in their weestrom. Turned out to be what appears as a minor manufacturing assembly issue. Where the diagnostic plug wiring and main wiring harness are zip tied under the frame which supports the left hand pillion grab handle. There is a sharp edge which in their case had worn through some wiring and shorted out the whole system. I checked mine and sure enough there were early signs of abrasion to the protective sleeve. Simple way to fix - remove the zip tie.

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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 mikefinch

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Re: A warning to all Glee owners please read!!!
« Reply #70 on: December 08, 2015, 21:51:28 »
Thank you. I'll check mine out tomorrow.
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