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07-01-2015 06:42 AM
Laava
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Originally Posted by bruceatk View Post

I think this thread is lacking a really good example of Idle Hammer. There is one video that almost sounds like it has it, but there really is no mistaking it when you have it. I'm not sure how easy it is to capture it in a recording.
A good recording of Idle Hammer would probably ease the concerns of several owners. I wouldn't let this issue keep me from buying one. It also sounds like some on this thread have other issues that need to be taken care of. Please post a recording of your sounds.
Try getting a recording of a Benelli TNT idling, that will put all the Stromers minds at rest!
06-30-2015 11:21 PM
Nail34 Do I have to use a whole bottle of SI with each oil change and how much will the 2nd bottle cost??
06-30-2015 07:56 PM
ARATA ATTN FOLKS WITH "IDLE HAMMER"!

I have ten plus years on the internet as a molecular biologist, and I have formulated an oil additive that contains "SOUND INHIBITORS"!

I'm currently in the process of securing a patent and setting up a GoDaddy! website.

I could, of course, use any and all contributions you guys might like to send. In exchange, I could offer a free bottle of the SOUND INHIBITORS, with say a 100.00 contribution.

Don't be alarmed if it looks like ordinary oatmeal. I assure you it's not!!!
06-30-2015 02:51 PM
Vglider
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Originally Posted by realshelby View Post
I hear this all the time. Probably why the bike was sold! While this is a 2014 DL 1000 thread, the subject is exactly the same in both generations. So, the short answer is "NO" it won't hurt to ride it. The long answer is that anything that vibrates more than it should is not good for other parts around it. Specifically I suspect the chudder plays a part in the rotor magnets becoming loose. There is no proof, just my opinion.
Thank you Sir, we will be talking this fall.
Sorry to those about being in the wrong thread, I had just seached "clutch chudder" and this is where I went.
As a newbieI will say this, tons of great info on these pages, sure glad I joined.
Thanks again
06-30-2015 11:09 AM
bruceatk I have read through this whole thread. I have a Vee2 with 1000 miles and no idle hammer. I did have a 2012 Vee that exhibited idle hammer for a brief period when we experienced a run of 100 degree weather and I got stuck in traffic. After using Rotella T 10w40 I never heard it again.

I think this thread is lacking a really good example of Idle Hammer. There is one video that almost sounds like it has it, but there really is no mistaking it when you have it. I'm not sure how easy it is to capture it in a recording.

I think this thread may contain a lot of people that don't like the natural sound of the DL1000 Vee or Vee2. If you really start listening to every noise it makes you can make it sound a lot worse than it really is. I feel that way about my KLR. If I really listen closely to it I start to hear things that I normally just ignore. The sounds are always there and are harmless.

A good recording of Idle Hammer would probably ease the concerns of several owners. I wouldn't let this issue keep me from buying one. It also sounds like some on this thread have other issues that need to be taken care of. Please post a recording of your sounds.
06-30-2015 08:47 AM
realshelby
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Originally Posted by Vglider View Post
Just picked up a 03 with 73,000 km on her for a great price.
In great shape other than I have the dreaded clutch chudder.
After reading the reviews, come this fall I'm going to get the Werk's clutch.
From what I've read on the forum quite a few people just live with the chudder and thats my plan for now.
So my question is, is it a safe thing to do or will I do more harm waiting a couple months?
I hear this all the time. Probably why the bike was sold! While this is a 2014 DL 1000 thread, the subject is exactly the same in both generations. So, the short answer is "NO" it won't hurt to ride it. The long answer is that anything that vibrates more than it should is not good for other parts around it. Specifically I suspect the chudder plays a part in the rotor magnets becoming loose. There is no proof, just my opinion.
06-30-2015 03:12 AM
Nail34 vglider, realshelby is the clutch expert and he can answer that question. Just letting you know that this forum is for 2014+ DL1000's, there is a separate forum for prior years.
06-30-2015 02:08 AM
Vglider Just picked up a 03 with 73,000 km on her for a great price.
In great shape other than I have the dreaded clutch chudder.
After reading the reviews, come this fall I'm going to get the Werk's clutch.
From what I've read on the forum quite a few people just live with the chudder and thats my plan for now.
So my question is, is it a safe thing to do or will I do more harm waiting a couple months?
06-29-2015 01:40 PM
realshelby
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Originally Posted by ToadRide View Post
This can't be true RS cause I definitely hear it at up to 1500 rpm and even in second. And showing the shop mechs will just have them saying Idle Hammer so what can I do?
If the noise you are hearing is coming from the crankshaft, and is caused by the same thing that creates "idle hammer", then you are the first and only case where it can be heard at higher rpms, and/or moving. I have followed this for many years, had it in my bike as well.

That is NOT to say you don't have a noise. Some bikes, especially SV's for some reason, are known to have the nut that holds the crankshaft gear that turns the clutch basket come loose. This can and does make noise and can cause a bit of vibration. And it could be the clutch basket itself. They can make some noises when the internal components are worn. I have not been saying much about the 2104 and newer clutch baskets. I have already had them in the shop with the same wear as earlier generation V STroms. So, the chance of noise is there. But I don't think it likely you would hear any of that till above 10K miles or so.
06-29-2015 01:04 PM
ToadRide
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Originally Posted by realshelby View Post
You won't hear Idle Hammer when coming around a corner. You just don't hear it ( nor will others ) when the vehicle is moving. Only heard at idle with zero load on the engine. Something else is making the noise if it is loud enough for it to turn people around to look at it! These engines make a lot of noise, don't know if that is part of what is going on or the bike just gets attention because it looks good!
This can't be true RS cause I definitely hear it at up to 1500 rpm and even in second. And showing the shop mechs will just have them saying Idle Hammer so what can I do?
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