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post #1 of 9 Old 02-10-2018, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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New to us DL1000

So I have a DL650 that I love, but my brother (Harley only guy) saw the trip I took on my bike (with my buddy on his DL650) and wanted to do the trip too. So I've been keeping my eyes peeled for a Vstrom for him. Long story short we found a fantastic deal on craigslist. We picked up a 2002 DL1000 for $1300! The left cowling is cracked from falling over but that's the only damage we can find on the bike. Better yet it has just over 10,000 miles on it! Crazy deal, right? If you care to read the whole story, it's here. Here's a couple pics of the bike just to stick the knife in a little further





So being a DIY minded guy and wanting to bulletproof the bike I started searching all the known things that need to be addresses on these bikes. Here's what I've found so far:
1. Throttle Body Sync
2. Get a PCIII
3. Clutch basket will eventually start to vibrate, pull and send for bushing replacement when it does
4. Stator/Rotor magnets come loose and need to be epoxied into place
5. Like all DL's do the fuel filter bypass and avoid a bad riding day because of a clogged filter

Have I missed anything? We plan to fit some Givi crash bars, good skid pan and possibly a Pro Taper ATV high (like I have on mine) but otherwise, that about the extent of "mods". But I'm always open to more cool ideas!
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That is so awesome!!! Here is my big West trip report from last year, 2 of us on 650's Vees and one lone 1200GS.

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That is an amazing deal, for sure. Bike looks box stock.
You should use a PCFC rather than a PC111 unless you get a really good deal on a cheap PC111. They are more suited for the bike and cheaper. They do everything a PC111 will do for the bike.
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Nice bargain

[QUOTE=NateHarris;5082642]So I have a DL650 that I love, but my brother (Harley only guy) saw the trip I took on my bike (with my buddy on his DL650) and wanted to do the trip too. So I've been keeping my eyes peeled for a Vstrom for him. Long story short we found a fantastic deal on craigslist. We picked up a 2002 DL1000 for $1300! The left cowling is cracked from falling over but that's the only damage we can find on the bike. Better yet it has just over 10,000 miles on it! Crazy deal, right? If you care to read the whole story, it's here. Here's a couple pics of the bike just to stick the knife in a little further





That is a real find, I had one of the first models, replacement for my brilliant TL1000S, never quite as good, comfortable but without the raw edge. I have a set of Rennegade exhausts off mine looking for a new home. Sadly distance could be a costly factor. Jorge used my bike as the prototype. Good days at Brands Hatch! Sadly he moved back to Portugal.
Now that Ford Anglia sitting there takes me back, is it a 105E? Pretty rare in UK and I bet even rarer out your way. I had a lot of experience with the Ford Anglia.
I learnt to drive and took my driving test in one of those, kangaroo starts and crunched gears, passed first time though. My friend had a much modified 105E. He was one of the timing officials at Santa Pod, he managed to put a 2000E heavily modified Burton engine in his. Never raced it but boy did it go, suspension would remove fillings!
Another friend wanted to race an Anglia fibreglass bodied Rover 3.5/Buick 215 V8 engine. He fancied competing in the RVDRA (Rover V8 drag racing association). He spent two years collecting parts, using all his holidays scouring USA for tyres, nitrous, etc. He would fill containers and ship them back to Britain. Poor sod, he would never go out socialising, he was always broke. Long winter hours in his garage, and finally.
Year three, ready for its first run, Easter meeting Santa Pod, lane 2. Eyes on the Christmas Tree. The Tree counts down. Engine revs rise to a scream. Green! Lane one takes off, Lane 2 disappears in smoke and flames. Fire Marshalls reach for their appliances, he emerges from the flames somewhat charred, the car was all but swept off the start. He gave up drag racing after that, but did get the years prize for the best burn out!
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I'm not sure if it's a 105E or not, but it's a cool little car. He also has a 66 Ford Cortina GT rust free shell that is dying for a restoration (and a new home). Alas, I have too many projects on my plate, but don't we all?
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Whats rust free? You would get your hand bitten off over here for a rust free example. I'm sure they came out of the factory pre rusted! 66 Ford Cortina GT, my brother-in-laws car. Now thats another story. Ford. I used to live 5 miles from the Dagenham Factory many of my uncles and aunties worked there. Tails aplenty.
Good luck with the restoration and hope that trip comes off, keep out of the rutts.
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Good job on finding such a great deal. Let us know how it runs.
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I wouldn't worry too much about the PC yet. These 2002 models are different from the 2003, which is different from the 2004 and up. From what I hear, if kept stock and in perfect tune the 2002 seems to have the best driveability manners of the early years.

Clutch baskets in the 2002 and 2003 are the "early" style. These were upgraded to the "late" style for very late 2003 and then going forward. These are the worst to show wear early. At 10,000 miles you have not likely gotten to the point where there are vibrations and noises starting to come in. Gives you plenty of time to get the bike sorted. The stock clutch baskets don't leave you stranded, but a modified clutch basket sure makes the bike feel a LOT better!
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Great Score! Definitely get the modified clutch basket. I would also start looking at some aftermarket seats.
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