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post #21 of 42 Old 04-09-2019, 07:59 PM
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Exactly, we have a hydraulic clutch on these DL1000s so why are we even discussing clutch adjustments.

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Because free play is an issue with the 650. I tried to answer the question with both stroms in my post. You can not adjust the free play on the 1000, you can on the 650. I tried to cover both bases. Sorry if I confused anybody.

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Good with a clutch with a cable...but the 1000 has an hydraulic clutch.
that is correct, see my preceding post.

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Ok, no problem. It's confusing obviously because this is the DL1000 section .

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post #24 of 42 Old 04-14-2019, 07:44 AM
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DOH!

I was thinking of my 650.
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post #25 of 42 Old 04-24-2019, 06:41 PM
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Hey Folks; 1st Postgres. I recently bought a used 2014 1000 with 6000 miles. It was approaching 7500 miles, so I thought I would change the oil and filter. I used a reputable filter and 5w-40 synthetic oil that I have used in many other bikes. Lo and behold the dreaded idle hammer started. I fretted, read all the threads, and decided it was something I did with the oil change. I noticed that it was not a consistent frequency, and the noise would miss a beat every now and then. It had to be the oil, filter, or level. I rode it home from work, shut it off, leveled the bike, and noted the oil was above the “full” mark. I sucked 350cc out with my sons old feeding tube syringe and hose. (He watched, and I am sure hoped he wasn’t having oil for dinner. He is deaf and Autistic). After starting it up, the loud hammer is gone. It does make a lot of noise for a modern engine, and the aluminum belly pan/guard resonates some of the noise. Try bringing your oil level to the middle of the sight glass, and see if it helps. I suspect the crankshaft or clutch basket was hitting the oil creating drag and windage.
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If dropping the oil level worked for you, that is a good thing! There have been a LOT of things tried in hopes of figuring out what starts this noise after an oil change.

Oil level, as seen in the glass, has little to no bearing on the clutch basket or crankshaft hitting the oil. As soon as you start the engine, you won't be able to see ANY oil in that window as it is in circulation.

Idle Hammer aggravates some owners to the point they get rid of the bike. Yet is has no bearing on reliability at all. Heavier oil will soften it a bit. 5-40 is on the thinner side.
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Unfortunately reading all about it, makes you notice it a lot more. Riding to/from work today I did notice the hammer, but not near as loud as the prior day???? I am going to try some 15w-50 as the viscosity is 18-19 mm2/sec at 100 degrees Ccompared to 13-14 of any w-40 multiweight oil. Fortunately my daughter’s almost 40,000 mile SV650 has a similar noise, so I am not concerned about it. I think i’ll Concentrate on using the gobs of torque, great brakes and suspension instead of the noise. If it bothers me too bad, I may contact you (Realshelby) about a clutch basket.
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A clutch basket won't have ANY effect on Idle Hammer. While a modified clutch basket does make the bike quieter, a lot in some cases, that is a different noise altogether.

I do sell an Idle Hammer Tamer. But to get them to work just right they can take a bit of adjusting. Most owners don't want to or cannot do that.
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My 2018 DL 1000 also got louder after the break in 600 mile oil change, especially idling in neutral. But I came from a DR-650, and the 1000 in the Vee is an electric motor compared to that.
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Rode my new 2019 DL1000 today just after the first 600 mile oil change. Used regular Dino 1040. It was as quiet as a sewing machine before I dropped the break-in oil. Now it is hammering away. This is my 4th DL1000. All have hammered right after the first oil change. I have learned to ignore it. I love these bikes. Wouldn't trade a V-Strom for a dozen other bikes.

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