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post #1 of 5 Old 07-21-2019, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
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Back with a Vee this time

Just a quick note to say hello. I was a member back in 2008. Geeze time passes fast. I had a new Yellow DL650 then. I tried a few other bikes but they just never compared to the fun of the V-Strom. I bought this 2008 1000 back at the end of May. Spent most of June going thru it and replacing items that made it fit me better. It has 43,xxx on the odometer. The clutch looks to be all new. It does have Idle Hammer. I was hoping to get the kit to fix that next Feb. But it looks like they are out of stock. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. It is good to be back again.
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2008 DL1000
42,800 miles
Saddleman seat, upgraded stator, Shinko 705's, Chain Alignment Spacer, SpeedoDRD Healer, ATV High handlebar, Zumo 395LM GPS,
LED Headlight bulbs Kit 50W 6500k Fanless, Tusk Folding Shift Lever Black/Silver, Wide Black Aluminium Foot Pegs, Foot peg lowering kit,
Givi engine guards, clutch lever push rod mod, accessory fuse panel under seat, up and back risers.
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post #2 of 5 Old 07-21-2019, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
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I replaced the OEM shifter with a Tusk unit gives me more room for my foot.
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2008 DL1000
42,800 miles
Saddleman seat, upgraded stator, Shinko 705's, Chain Alignment Spacer, SpeedoDRD Healer, ATV High handlebar, Zumo 395LM GPS,
LED Headlight bulbs Kit 50W 6500k Fanless, Tusk Folding Shift Lever Black/Silver, Wide Black Aluminium Foot Pegs, Foot peg lowering kit,
Givi engine guards, clutch lever push rod mod, accessory fuse panel under seat, up and back risers.
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post #3 of 5 Old 07-21-2019, 10:35 PM
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Welcome to the forum, DXDL.


If you having clutch issues, check with RealShelby at Werks Parts. He's a forum member too.


https://www.stromtrooper.com/werks-parts/

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post #4 of 5 Old 07-22-2019, 12:00 AM Thread Starter
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I actually have his website saved. I'm not having any issues with the clutch at all. I'm hoping it has one of his rebuilt baskets installed but can't tell. I'm needing an Idle Hammer Tamer though.

2008 DL1000
42,800 miles
Saddleman seat, upgraded stator, Shinko 705's, Chain Alignment Spacer, SpeedoDRD Healer, ATV High handlebar, Zumo 395LM GPS,
LED Headlight bulbs Kit 50W 6500k Fanless, Tusk Folding Shift Lever Black/Silver, Wide Black Aluminium Foot Pegs, Foot peg lowering kit,
Givi engine guards, clutch lever push rod mod, accessory fuse panel under seat, up and back risers.
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post #5 of 5 Old 07-22-2019, 03:40 AM
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Welcome on your return. Congrats on your K8 Vee. Ride safe.
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post #6 of 5 Old 07-22-2019, 08:31 AM
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If you remove your oil fill plug you should be able to see part of the clutch basket. If it has sort of a polished look, or if you can get a small mirror in there you might see where the anti-balloon band has been machined smooth. Those are indicators it has a WERKS modified basket.

I am going to try to get caught up enough to machine some Idle Hammer Tamers this week. I hope!

'12 DL 650 '14 BMW R 1200 RT

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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post #7 of 5 Old 07-22-2019, 08:42 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info Realshelby.

I actually had to remove the clutch cover because of over extending the pressure plate and getting the teeth out of line. That is how I know it is new. There was no sign of wear to the basket and the clutch plates looked new. The basket did in fact look shiny. I'll keep checking your website.

The hammer noise doesn't bother me too bad having the information that it isn't hurting anything but would be nice to quiet it down. I may try 20w-50 oil my next oil change. I've read that sometimes helps some.

2008 DL1000
42,800 miles
Saddleman seat, upgraded stator, Shinko 705's, Chain Alignment Spacer, SpeedoDRD Healer, ATV High handlebar, Zumo 395LM GPS,
LED Headlight bulbs Kit 50W 6500k Fanless, Tusk Folding Shift Lever Black/Silver, Wide Black Aluminium Foot Pegs, Foot peg lowering kit,
Givi engine guards, clutch lever push rod mod, accessory fuse panel under seat, up and back risers.
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post #8 of 5 Old 07-22-2019, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the welcome Gert.

2008 DL1000
42,800 miles
Saddleman seat, upgraded stator, Shinko 705's, Chain Alignment Spacer, SpeedoDRD Healer, ATV High handlebar, Zumo 395LM GPS,
LED Headlight bulbs Kit 50W 6500k Fanless, Tusk Folding Shift Lever Black/Silver, Wide Black Aluminium Foot Pegs, Foot peg lowering kit,
Givi engine guards, clutch lever push rod mod, accessory fuse panel under seat, up and back risers.
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post #9 of 5 Old 07-22-2019, 09:37 AM
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The clutch plates will look new at that mileage. Especially if the oil was changed often so there is less darker coloring on them.

No way to really inspect the basket for wear other than to have it in place without the inner hub and rotate it back and forth. Should be very little rotational play. Beyond slight movement to take up spring slack any more movement means the inner plate has worn into the aluminum from spring pressure over time.

I don't suppose you took a picture while the cover was off?

'12 DL 650 '14 BMW R 1200 RT

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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post #10 of 5 Old 07-22-2019, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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Laffin, pics at that time were last on my mind. I may pull the side cover on my next oil change and get some pics. I did at least pull the flat screen from the bottom and clean it. It wasn't too dirty.

2008 DL1000
42,800 miles
Saddleman seat, upgraded stator, Shinko 705's, Chain Alignment Spacer, SpeedoDRD Healer, ATV High handlebar, Zumo 395LM GPS,
LED Headlight bulbs Kit 50W 6500k Fanless, Tusk Folding Shift Lever Black/Silver, Wide Black Aluminium Foot Pegs, Foot peg lowering kit,
Givi engine guards, clutch lever push rod mod, accessory fuse panel under seat, up and back risers.
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