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post #1 of 11 Old 06-02-2019, 12:29 PM Thread Starter
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So this happened the other day :grin2: couple questions.

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Well something about this bike just had me. I went for test ride, and basically after that it was a done deal....it was coming home! lol

Exceptional comfort / handling with awesome torque - and personally I think its damn sexy.

Couple questions - Just want to confirm others are experiencing the same thing....

#1. I can see how this bike does not like to be under a heavy load under 2500-3k RPM.... Maybe im a little hyper sensitive ( always been anal about my bikes) but, The motor Vibrates a lot under that RPM, and just doesn't feel like its a good thing to load it up heavy down there. You guys notice that? perhaps thats why it rattles the clutch basket apart faster on some bikes then others...how its ridden.

#2 (Very rarely) if I blip the throttle at idle it will hesitate and cough/spit (slightly) much like the old single cylinder 4 stroke dirt bikes did, but to a much lesser degree. Im thinking this is normal because of the nature of V-twins, and just wanted to confirm with you folks.

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post #2 of 11 Old 06-02-2019, 12:38 PM
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Very nice and your Vee is doing what Vee's do.
Google clutch rattle in the box at the top of the page and look into throttle body adjustments.
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Very nice, and yep it's all normal. it seems no bike is without it's quirks.

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Oooh, nice looking bike!

From my experience test driving these, that is all "normal" behaviour.

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Thank you gentlemen. Riding this bike is effortless. I can accelerate hard through corners banked over leaving my harley buddies scratching there heads - its quite humorous....not so much to them though...you can see the envy on there faces
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Thank you gentlemen. Riding this bike is effortless. I can accelerate hard through corners banked over leaving my harley buddies scratching there heads - its quite humorous....not so much to them though...you can see the envy on there faces
That DL1000 will run circles around a lot of bikes.
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That DL1000 will run circles around a lot of bikes.
ya, definitely a fast bike through the twisties. only a few days with it and already have zero chicken strips...easy to ride.
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I like to keep my Big V above 3,500 rpm and mostly around 4,000 rpm. Better responsiveness and smoother ride.
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I like to keep my Big V above 3,500 rpm and mostly around 4,000 rpm. Better responsiveness and smoother ride.

Yep, I ride it a gear lower than my 650 at similar speeds.

Those that complain about the 1000 being lumpy are riding at too low a RPM me thinks!
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Twin cylinder bike in my experience have a sweet spot around 4500 to 5500 RPM. Put you right in the middle of the power range.
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