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post #1 of 20 Old 06-01-2019, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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Just picked up a DL1000 - huge grin!

Hi guys

I'm the very happy new owner of a 2009 DL1000 today. Grabbed an absolute beauty in black pre-farked with new Kappa panniers, crash bars, engine guard, rad guard, bark busters, new (noisy!) Heidenaus, the list goes on....

Would love to post a pic but not enough post yet, sorry.

I've done a couple of tours around Australia on my previous bike, a Triumph Tiger 1050 but sold it in a fit of madness three years ago. However, my son was pining for a bike as much as I was so we went hunting and found this one today. Haven't had time to ride it much today but looking forward to getting out tomorrow.

Looking for a stock screen in good condition if anyone has one. Mines going a bit crazed and spoils the otherwise mintness of the bike.

Anyhow, having a good read of the forums already and learning heaps. Much appreciated!

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Welcome to the forum, John.

2020 Eastern V-Strom Rally (website) - May 14 - 17, 2020
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post #3 of 20 Old 06-01-2019, 12:42 PM
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There's a happy kid...and dad! Welcome!
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post #4 of 20 Old 06-01-2019, 01:52 PM
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Congrates..................Tiger 1050 comparo please.
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Fantastic! Nice looking bike.

Two wheelz for realz!
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post #6 of 20 Old 06-01-2019, 08:59 PM
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Awesome congrats!

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1. 2004 DL1000
2. Next bike
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post #7 of 20 Old 06-01-2019, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the warm welcome guys!

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Congrates..................Tiger 1050 comparo please.
Early days yet but on the test ride i noticed you have to keep the revs up a bit more or it'll start bucking. The Tiger triple could pull away easily at low revs, but the riding position is much more comfortable for me on the Strom. It has bar risers but so did my 1050. The Strom feels more substantial too. I'll have to ride a bit more to give you a better comparo but being 11 years older than I was when I bought the Tiger I am loving the cruisiness of the Strom over the more energetic Tiger. I will let you know
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if you get a Corbin two piece seat along with some bar risers with a pull back like mine it will make you feel like you are the king of the castle while riding it. It really helps to have you seat a little more into the bike and feel relaxed.

A power commander 3 can really help with low rev problem you are describing. Those bikes came with terrible fueling from the factory. Many threads on here about that issue and many maps to choose from for a power commander 3 to make things a lot better than factory.
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post #9 of 20 Old 06-01-2019, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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A power commander 3 can really help with low rev problem you are describing. Those bikes came with terrible fueling from the factory. Many threads on here about that issue and many maps to choose from for a power commander 3 to make things a lot better than factory.
Thanks for the advice. My bike also has IXIL Extreme pipes and mufflers so i was considering a dyno tune anyways. I had my Tiger done before a tip from Perth to Tasmania and back and was well worth it. Hopefully that might help sort the issue.
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Well i managed a 2 hour ride on her today. Must say I'm liking the bike. A little different from what I'm used to but still a great ride and I'm not suffering buyers remorse at all. I noticed a couple of minor issues though - the seat isn't overly comfy and the clutch bite is right at the end of the lever. I also noticed the clutch seemed to jump a little on start off when after about an hour. Is this a know issue or is my clutch just in need of replacement?
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