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post #1 of 11 Old 07-06-2017, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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Fix My Chudder! please.

I have a 2007 DL1000 with just a bit over 100k on the clock. I've only put 2k on her, so I can't take credit for her longevity...

But she is a peach. Except for a really dramatic chudder and some off throttle hesitation between 3 and 4k.

I removed the secondary throttle valves and did TBS sync, which helped. But I want more :-)

I'm in the Baltimore area and my experiences with the local dealer is less than stellar. Can someone recommend a mechanic who can do the clutch basket modification? If that works I'll pop for a Power Commander to smooth out the rest of the ride and see if I can keep her going for another good bit!

Thanks in advance - Steve
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https://www.werksparts.com/ is the place that can do the job.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
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Can someone recommend a mechanic who can do the clutch basket modification? If that works I'll pop for a Power Commander to smooth out the rest of the ride and see if I can keep her going for another good bit!

Thanks in advance - Steve
There were some of us that started out with modifying clutch baskets with washers to help chudder. While that worked to reduce the chudder, it sure isn't anything like a properly modified clutch basket! Even the washer fix isn't something most shop mechanics would try to do.

The clutch baskets need a complete disassembly and rework. Considering they are held together with rivets from the factory, this isn't something the average guy can do at home. They require machine work to fix and even if you have a machine shop locally costs to do a one-off bearing and other things make the cost rather high.

That is where I come in. I have two lathes, a milling machine, and all the fabrication equipment needed to build a modified clutch basket. I machine my own inner bearings, machine the mount and bearing for the outer plate, machine the bushings to reinforce the inner plate. These are custom made parts that would take a shop quite a while to duplicate. I built 20 or more at a time, which cuts costs considerably.

A fully modified clutch basket that will outlast your bike for $310 INCLUDING shipping in the US! These modifications are extensive and include a second bearing in the outer plate of the basket that the factory does not have in a stock basket. I keep exchange clutch baskets in stock so there is no downtime. Very popular when having a shop do the installation.

My e-mail is [email protected] Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
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'12 DL 650 '14 BMW R 1200 RT

WERKS modified clutch baskets for DL and SV 1000's.
The BEST in chudder control, noise control, and lasting durability! AVAILABLE HERE: www.werksparts.com

Have questions about the clutch in your DL or SV 1000? E-mail Terry [email protected]
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Worth every cent, Terry does amazing work and he is also tech support by phone if you need it.......git er done!!!

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Thanks. I've gt her on a road trip right now but will contact Terry to get her fixed right!
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post #6 of 11 Old 07-10-2017, 05:59 PM
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Like you I picked up a well ridden DL1000 and the first thing I did on it was contact Terry and get the basket modified. You will not regret it. It transformed the bike from unride-able to being a beauty of a bike.
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Whats the typical return time @realshelby ?
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Werkes basket is definitely the best way to go. I lived with the chudder for 5 years before I finally decided to go in that direction. Installed myself and it really transformed the bike. Wish I had done it years earlier.

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Whats the typical return time @realshelby ?
One day! If it comes Monday through Thursday it ships back the next day. Friday arrival can leave Saturday, but that is when an owner requests it. I usually try to not work in the shop on Saturday. I have an exchange program that makes doing the swap in a few hours easy...

I have had owners ship baskets via UPS with next day 10:30 am delivery. If prepared I can get those built and shipped back in time for next day delivery. That is 3 days total with shipping!
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I'm a happy customer a hundredish thousand kilometers later. It's money well spent on this bike.

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