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post #1 of 9 Old 07-21-2009, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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Cool DL 1000 Clutch Basket Issues

I have a 2003 DL 1000 with 27000 miles on it. New Clutch Basket installed at 9700 miles, bike still has very noisy clutch. Currently in for maintenance at 27000 miles and the bike has never improved with clutch issue, even with the "new basket mod" done at 9700 miles. I find myself riding at 4500 rpm or better to keep it smoothed out. I've looked through some of these forums but are not finding a "fix" for this. I love this bike but am having a difficult time accepting that this bike has to run this rough.

Thanks, Tedrg... happy owner but wanting to be content with this bike.

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post #2 of 9 Old 07-21-2009, 06:49 PM
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My 03 has never been updated, but I did gear down some (43T rear). This may help you to stay out of the lower rpms more often. I know mine has it but it has never been a real objection to me. Personal taste, I guess good luck

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post #3 of 9 Old 07-22-2009, 02:43 AM
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Did you do the SV basket, or the "new style" DL basket...as there is a difference, and the SV basket is a better fix.

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hmmm, can someone perhaps explain the "clutch basket issue" to me?

I have a K7 1000 and the motor is rather viby at idle, and when I pull the clutch in it's like 60% quiter/smoother. I ride at 5k rpm on average so it's not an issue for me, but I'd like to know the bike is "ok".
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post #5 of 9 Old 07-22-2009, 05:51 AM
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hmmm, can someone perhaps explain the "clutch basket issue" to me?

I have a K7 1000 and the motor is rather viby at idle, and when I pull the clutch in it's like 60% quiter/smoother. I ride at 5k rpm on average so it's not an issue for me, but I'd like to know the bike is "ok".
IT IS OK. When the clutch is engaged, there is at least 5 additional pounds of rotating mass being hit forward by every power pulse of the engine. You need to know what happens inside of the engine to understand.
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post #6 of 9 Old 07-22-2009, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
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Cool background on clutch basket issue

Are there any more specifics available on using the clutch basket from the SV 1000 rather than the "fix mod basket" that Suzuki came out with for the 2002 and some 2003 Stroms?

From day 1 with my new DL 1000 I had this vibration in the bars and seat of the pants up to about 4000 rpm. As the bike got miles on it, the problem worsened to the point that it was only smooth above 5000 rpm. A new clutch basket (Suzuki's mod) at 9700 miles brought the problem back down into the less than 3500 to 4000 rpm range, but only temporarily. A few thousand miles later and I'm back to square 1.

My dealership is working with Suzuki and they won't say yeah or nay to trying the clutch basket from the SV 1000 (they can't admit there's a problem or they take ownership of it). I've had lots of bikes from Honda STs to Harleys to metric cruisers and this is the first time I've come across this problem. I really like the VStrom but want to get rid of this nagging vibration (chutter) at lower RPMs that should be useable.

BTD, how did the SV basket work for you? any extra parts needed?
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post #7 of 9 Old 12-23-2009, 06:40 PM
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Clutch Chudder/Rebuild important info...and FYI

Allcon,
I just ordered replaced my clutch basket on my 03 Vee. Turns out the basket that was in there was already "new style". The spring slop was the same as the brand new one which initially was very disappointing until I noticed that the clutch plates were not stacked correctly by the PO. Had to driven plates together in the number 2 position. Since I had it open, I thought I'd install the new one anyway. That said, if anyone desires a "new and improved" clutch basket that looks to be in fine shape cheap...say $90 shipped to your door, lemme know.

Another important note, the new roller bearing and cage has 2 needle bearings missing across from each other, it's supposed to be that way. I read where someone thought it was a faulty part, but after a call to Oneida they said this is an improved design. (Oil galleries).

Just FYI.

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Check out this thread....a fix for your problem perhaps...

https://www.stromtrooper.com/showthread.php?t=47707
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post #9 of 9 Old 01-27-2010, 10:45 AM
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Needle bearings

I just replaced my clutch basket on my DL1000K7 My roller bearing and cage assembly had 2 needle bearings missing across from each other. Comes that way from the factory.
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