Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Montreal, Canada
Under 5mph, I will slip the clutch and drag the rear brake, it's over 5mph that I have an issue.
Again this morning I was on a ramp (180 deg U with a small decline) in 2nd, traffic slowed down so I let the throttle go a little and bike start to engine brake way too much and had to straighten the bike and downshift in 1st. Not the end of the world, but the 09 DL650 never did that in the same rpm range (I know different bike/engine)
I've ordered those exact sleeve a few weeks back from China and hope they get here soon. From what I've read they work, but are a PITA to install.
Like spec mentioned, the gearing probably doesn't help and this morning I probably would have been in 1st without the new gearing giving me more rpm. I'll try to go up 2-3 teeth in the back and see how I like it since 90% of my riding is my commute and don't my top speed.
2018 Yellow DL1000