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I just sold my well Farkled 2005 Wee 650,
and I immediately spent the $$ on a near mint 2005 V1000 with only 15 K kms.
AND....

GOOD NEWS:
The 2005 VEE came with a couple of grand worth of extras [ Akrapovic exhaust, Power Commander, GIVI racks, side bags, crash bars, windshield, ETC. ],
BUT,

BAD NEWS:
my new to me 2005 VEE also came with the notorious CHUDDER!!!

So what to do?
As a Canucklehead DL1000 owner, what are my options up here in the Great White North?

1.] Try to sweet talk the local Suzi dealer, and Suzi Canada into picking up some or all of the cost of a "Clutch Basket Vibration" customer compaint ??silent recall??

2.] Send the basket to some one who specialises in rebuilding the clutch basket properly? Recommendations here?

3.] Is there any point to installing some of the various after market heavy duty clutch parts at this time? Recommendations here?

thanks in advance,
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realshelby is the man. I have one of his baskets and can't say enough good about it.
 

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Thanks ... I'll deal with Realshelby

My local Suzuki dealer [ my wife has known him for over 30 years ] confirms Suzuki corporate does NOT consider the CHUDDER an issue. To quote him,
"just ride the bike and ignore the vibes ... "


He also confirmed that the expected service life of a DL1000 clutch basket is about 30,000 miles. The replacement clutch basket provided by Suzuki will be identical to the original, and will also probably go bad at about another 30,000 miles.

Now THAT is some bad Karma for DL1000 owners.
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Realshelby will probably be cheaper than Sharealike too, especially if you can ship/pickup across the border.I spent around $500 Canadian to get mine done over in the UK.(then sold the bike a few months later :headbang: ).
It did make a huge difference though,as the chudder drove me right up the freaking wall coming off a Wee :mrgreen:
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He also confirmed that the expected service life of a DL1000 clutch basket is about 30,000 miles. The replacement clutch basket provided by Suzuki will be identical to the original, and will also probably go bad at about another 30,000 miles.

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There are plenty of owners out there that will confirm the baskets can have substantial chudder much earlier. Some under 10,000 miles. It doesn't just start one day, it gradually degrades. Many are surprised at the difference the "clutch chudder test" makes when they try it.
 

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Realshelby!

I'll offer yet another option: Do the shim mod yourself. Personally, I didn't have the technique to get the shims properly installed so I sent my basket to Terry. Getting them in doesn't look hard but I just couldn't get it done. Spent 2 days messing with it only to be told by Terry that it took him less than 2 minutes to get the shims installed. HUGE difference in rideability. It's worth the effort, whichever effort you decide upon.

Secondly, 30,000 mile service life on the clutch basket? WTF is that about? That's the first I've heard of this and have seen bikes here with all sorts of maladies, very few that fall under repeatable failures and I don't recall seeing a clutch basket failure, ever. I call BS on that one...

Shim the basket yourself, or send it to Terry (Realshelby) and enjoy the bike!
 

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I printed the description of the process (re shims) from Realshelby's write up and gave it to my mechanic and he did it. Made a big difference for about 40K, had it done at 100K, but think the whole basket now needs to be reconstructed. For the moment I am living with it as don't want to spend the money on an '03 with 140K. Good luck with the new bike.
 

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I've got one of realshelby's "werks" baskets (totally reworked not just the shims) in my bike and it was a night and day difference. It is by far the best sub $300 mod I made to my Vee:thumbup:
 

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Hi guys
I’m about to trade my cb919 with a Vstrom dl1000 2003
I have been reading about this clitch issue
Everybody is talking about the realshelby solution
I searched online and found shelby motors in Bronx
Is this the one?
Is it a kit that comes and you install it?
Any help will be deeply appreciated
Thank you
 

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Everybody is talking about the realshelby solution
My company is WERKS Parts LLC www.werksparts.com

The main clutch basket is the problem, the clutch discs and inner hub parts are almost never in need of replacing.

Send my your clutch basket and it is $310 including shipping back to you in the US. Other countries add a bit for shipping, $30 for Canada and $50 for other countries is typical.

I have exchange baskets built where I ship you a basket built on a good used core to fit your bike, you ship back the old one after installing the modified one.

I also keep new OEM DL 1000 clutch baskets that are taken apart and full WERKS modifications done to them. $595 shipped.

You need the clutch basket and an OEM clutch cover gasket. A clutch hub holding tool is highly recommended. New oil and coolant are good to have too.
 
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