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post #11 of 19 Old 04-30-2015, 09:56 AM
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Werks Basket

I bought my K3 Vee with 16,000 miles on the clock. Came to me with 16/44 gearing and after riding a bit I decided to go to a 17/44. After the change I really noticed the chudder somewhere around 3000 rpm.

After doing some research on this site I ordered Realshelby's Werks basket and it's in the mail! I should get it tomorrow or Saturday and I also have the modified rear spacer kit sitting on my workbench soooo...can't wait for my Sunday ride!
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post #12 of 19 Old 05-04-2015, 11:18 AM
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Installed the Werks basket

I installed the Werks basket along with the rear spacer mod last Saturday and Sunday went for a chudder-free 130 mile loop around the neighborhood.

I highly recommend the Werks basket!
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I just finished installing my modified basket and took my first ride. WOW! It's like having a new engine.
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post #14 of 19 Old 10-15-2018, 07:47 PM
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My basket was so bad it shook the bike through the entire rev range. Decided to go bike shopping but found making a decision very difficult. Knowing I couldn't sell my bike in current condition I decided to roll the dice and pull the trigger on one of Terry's creations. Basically had nothing to loose. What an improvement!!!!!! I believe I'll keep the Vee a while longer.


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My basket was so bad it shook the bike through the entire rev range. Decided to go bike shopping but found making a decision very difficult. Knowing I couldn't sell my bike in current condition I decided to roll the dice and pull the trigger on one of Terry's creations. Basically had nothing to loose. What an improvement!!!!!! I believe I'll keep the Vee a while longer.


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I'm in a similar position with my K5 Vee. Been shopping around. Sure, a new bike is shiny and all...But I just don't see anything spectacular enough to get me off my perfectly dialed in wonderbike. However..the stock clutch basket is now driving me crazy at 35k miles! Think I'll follow your lead, give Terry a call, and ride on...
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I am convinced that a number of these bikes get sold because owners either don't know what is wrong with them or are not willing to put the work and money into fixing them. Around 30,000 miles is the zone where I get a lot of calls from customers. Many have just bought the bike and realize something just isn't right. Since the OEM basket goes bad slowly, it may not be as obvious how bad it has gotten. But replace it with a modified basket and the difference can literally be night vs day!

Thanks to all the Stromtroopers and others that have supported me through this venture!
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WERKS modified clutch baskets for DL and SV 1000's.
The BEST in chudder control, noise control, and lasting durability! AVAILABLE HERE: www.werksparts.com

Have questions about the clutch in your DL or SV 1000? E-mail Terry [email protected]
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I'm in a similar position with my K5 Vee. Been shopping around. Sure, a new bike is shiny and all...But I just don't see anything spectacular enough to get me off my perfectly dialed in wonderbike. However..the stock clutch basket is now driving me crazy at 35k miles! Think I'll follow your lead, give Terry a call, and ride on...
I have no doubts that you will be pleasantly pleased with that decision

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I have a L4 Wee and it has a bit of shudder when engaging the clutch at lower RPMs (based on the description on your website I can't really say its a full on chudder like the Vee). I am also feeling vibration at higher RPMs around 7-8K and it feels to me like something is out-of-balance in the motor. Does this problem ever occur with the Wee? Can a clutch basket be out-of-balance on the Wee? TIA.

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DL 650 clutch baskets are completely different. The problems with the design of the DL 1000 are simply not there in the 650. While you could always install a precision bronze bearing and tighten up the tolerances, it isn't worth the trouble.

There can always be a broken part, but that applies to all of the bike. I would imagine most if not all of your vibrations are somewhere else in the bike.
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WERKS modified clutch baskets for DL and SV 1000's.
The BEST in chudder control, noise control, and lasting durability! AVAILABLE HERE: www.werksparts.com

Have questions about the clutch in your DL or SV 1000? E-mail Terry [email protected]
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