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post #1 of 16 Old 08-05-2011, 12:13 AM Thread Starter
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Noisy Engine on a 1000

So i am talking to a seller who has an 05 with 20k on it. He has Leo Vince pipes, and I asked about how the bike runs.
"sounds like a typical V strom he says, noisy motor."
Is that correct?
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post #2 of 16 Old 08-05-2011, 12:49 AM
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In my experience, yes - sounds (and occasionally feels) like it's going to shake itself apart. But, after a month with my new-to-me 2003 Vee, I'm getting used to it.

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Thanks for that

makes me feel better about it
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Think "Russian tractor" - if that's what it sounds like it's running right

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post #5 of 16 Old 08-05-2011, 01:41 PM
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Update: I just (on my lunch hour) installed and test-rode a Power Commander III in my K3. Wow! It's still noisy, but waaaaaaay smoother at low RPMs and speeds, and so therefore less Russian tractor-like.

Thanks to the tall gearing and Toronto traffic, I rarely get out of first on my ride to work. Pre-Power Commander, it was pretty rough. Now it's smooth and silky (well, compared to before, anyway). Can't wait to get it out on the highway tomorrow morning!


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post #7 of 16 Old 08-29-2011, 06:24 PM
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my 03

sounds kinda like a gallon paint shaker.. but she has yet to come apart.. ride it like ya stole it
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My 04 650 was noisy and semi-rattley. Solid bike though, very dependable.
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post #9 of 16 Old 10-19-2011, 11:17 AM
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Just got my '80 Yamaha XS650 back on the road. Ride one of those for a day, and you will think the DL-1000 is the smoothest riding bike you have ever been on. Chudder....what chudder? :mrgreen:

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post #10 of 16 Old 10-19-2011, 01:16 PM
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Sounds like a box a rocks...

Ive been around Cannondale (Motorcycles) and Aprilia SXV's... this thing is quiet compared to those. lol

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