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Forum: Beasts 06-15-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,842
Posted By realshelby
I am the "American" and for that matter world...

I am the "American" and for that matter world wide solution. My signature has the info.

I have spent a lot of time working with these clutch issues. I just wanted to make it clear that clutch...
Forum: Beasts 06-15-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,842
Posted By realshelby
First let's get the facts up front. Idle...

First let's get the facts up front.

Idle Hammer is a noise heard only at idle. Once throttle is applied it goes away. Pulling in the clutch lever may lessen it, but it has nothing to do with the...
Forum: Beasts 05-25-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By realshelby
Stubbs Cycles on the southeast side of Houston,...

Stubbs Cycles on the southeast side of Houston, Tx has a red standard and a black adventure on the floor. 713-644-7535
Forum: Beasts 05-04-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2,544
Views: 416,474
Posted By realshelby
Just like when the re-designed DL 650 came out I...

Just like when the re-designed DL 650 came out I am seeing almost no negative responses from owners! Sometimes the best end result comes from perfecting an already existing package. The fueling,...
Forum: Beasts 04-23-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By realshelby
DL 1000 and DL 650 engines are COMPLETELY...

DL 1000 and DL 650 engines are COMPLETELY different designs. So, nothing will align as far as mounting points on the engine.
Forum: Beasts 04-22-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By realshelby
Radiator guard might fit. The other stuff won't...

Radiator guard might fit. The other stuff won't without fabrication.
Forum: Beasts 03-19-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2,544
Views: 416,474
Posted By realshelby
I have some more news about the 2014 DL 1000 "new...

I have some more news about the 2014 DL 1000 "new clutch assembly". I just got in one of the replacement clutch baskets for the new bike and had a chance to look it over and to do a full modification...
Forum: Beasts 02-25-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,309
Posted By realshelby
They are basically the same bike as far as peg...

They are basically the same bike as far as peg position, seat height and stuff like that. I do think the '12 650 has a little better stock seat for the passenger compared to the one the '04 650 came...
Forum: Beasts 02-15-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2,544
Views: 416,474
Posted By realshelby
I have just learned there is a part number for...

I have just learned there is a part number for the 2014 DL 1000 clutch basket ( primary gear, driven ) and it is different from the current model. It means there is something different. The prototype...
Forum: Beasts 02-13-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2,544
Views: 416,474
Posted By realshelby
Springs appear to be identical to the previous...

Springs appear to be identical to the previous ones.
Forum: Beasts 02-12-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2,544
Views: 416,474
Posted By realshelby
I think the clutch baskets Suzuki is shipping as...

I think the clutch baskets Suzuki is shipping as replacement parts for current 1000 V Stroms may be the updated clutch basket they are using in the new 2014 DL 1000. No proof, but since they are...
Forum: Beasts 01-13-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,174
Posted By realshelby
If reliability and cost of owning it matter it...

If reliability and cost of owning it matter it would be very hard to beat the V Strom DL 650. My wife prefers riding on it over the RT, both have double Russel day-long seats. With her and our gear...
Forum: Beasts 12-18-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,321
Posted By realshelby
At that price you won't have any trouble selling...

At that price you won't have any trouble selling it in a year or two if you decide you don't want it. Once bigger cc bikes get under $3000, they don't seem to lose value unless just ragged out...
Forum: Beasts 12-11-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,054
Posted By realshelby
You are not lugging the engine riding at part...

You are not lugging the engine riding at part throttle at those rpms, but you are not going to get strong response from it either. While the chain slack can aggravate "throttle response" I have found...
Forum: Beasts 11-29-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 721
Posted By realshelby
The DL 650 2012 and up has quite a few...

The DL 650 2012 and up has quite a few differences between the standard and adventure model.

The DL 1000 Adventure is the same as the standard model except for the luggage.
Forum: Beasts 11-21-2013, 05:36 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 46,954
Posted By realshelby
Kith recently done some work to his V Stroms...

Kith recently done some work to his V Stroms clutch. He was thinking there might be a little slippage and it was very noisy. He installed one of my WERKS modified clutch baskets along with new...
Forum: Beasts 10-22-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,698
Posted By realshelby
The 2004-2011 DL 650 and the 2002-2012 DL 1000...

The 2004-2011 DL 650 and the 2002-2012 DL 1000 sit exactly the same....except for the seat! The DL 650 has a lower seat ( torture device ) and many owners put a DL 1000 seat on them. The factory...
Forum: Beasts 10-11-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2,544
Views: 416,474
Posted By realshelby
The 2012 and 2013 DL 650 have many improvements...

The 2012 and 2013 DL 650 have many improvements over the previous models. The 2012 DL 1000 is pretty much the same, although there is now a new ECM for them that REALLY seems to improve the...
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2013, 04:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,190
Posted By realshelby
enduro gorilla, congrats on the new Vee! Make...

enduro gorilla, congrats on the new Vee! Make sure you learn about the new ECM upgrade available on the 2012 Vee. More info on Stromtroopers about the exact service bulletin number. Seems to keep the...
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,671
Posted By realshelby
Double check your idle speed. Maybe it is not as...

Double check your idle speed. Maybe it is not as high as it used to be? Set it to 1300 with the engine warm ( high end of recommended rpms ) and see if that helps. Anything lower than 1100 can cause...
Forum: Beasts 08-28-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,512
Posted By realshelby
I hear what you are saying. Yes, the 2012 has a...

I hear what you are saying. Yes, the 2012 has a better front suspension than the older version. BUT.....after putting the emulators and springs from Blair at SV Racing in the '04 and riding it after...
Forum: Beasts 08-27-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,512
Posted By realshelby
I have both. When the new 2012 first came out...

I have both. When the new 2012 first came out many said it didn't seem to be all that much of an improvement. That is what you get for reading specification sheets! The architecture remains the same,...
Forum: Beasts 08-22-2013, 04:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 971
Posted By realshelby
Smokin Sam, you can test for clutch chudder. When...

Smokin Sam, you can test for clutch chudder. When riding thru the rpm range where you are feeling the vibrations ( typically worse in the 2500-4000 rpm range ) lightly feather the clutch lever. Just...
Forum: Beasts 02-07-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 2,544
Views: 416,474
Posted By realshelby
Actually I think those mirrors are some of the...

Actually I think those mirrors are some of the best on a motorcycle anywhere! Just the right amount of convex for a good field of vision but not so much it distorts things. I actually bought a set...
Forum: Hacks 02-02-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 932
Posted By realshelby
hydawaydoc called me a while back and told me...

hydawaydoc called me a while back and told me about his rig and what it was doing and asked if I could help. He had ridden a sidecar rig with the modified clutch basket so he knew what they were...
Forum: Beasts 01-31-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 963
Posted By realshelby
It is easy to remove the battery from your Vee....

It is easy to remove the battery from your Vee. Take it out and take it to an Auto Zone or parts retailer that can load test the battery. Won't cost you anything and that is really the only way to...
Forum: Beasts 01-26-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 17,001
Posted By realshelby
For all intents the '04 up to '11 DL 650's are...

For all intents the '04 up to '11 DL 650's are about the same. The difference in alternator output isn't enough to make all that much difference. While the twin plug engine in the later models is...
Forum: Beasts 01-11-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 978
Posted By realshelby
I have not ridden the Tiger, and while the...

I have not ridden the Tiger, and while the Triumph triples are smooth, I think the DL 1000 is definately smoother as far as vibration. Much smoother than my R 1150 RT. When the throttle bodies are...
Forum: Beasts 01-03-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,241
Posted By realshelby
The 1000 can be a really good all around...

The 1000 can be a really good all around "adventure" bike. Especially if you stick to roads ( paved or unpaved ) 99% of the time. Later models have the same issues with the clutch which is easily and...
Forum: Vendors 12-12-2012, 06:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 885
Posted By realshelby
For Inmates only! WERKS Modified Clutch...

For Inmates only!

WERKS Modified Clutch Baskets- If you can ship your worn out DL 1000 or SV 1000 clutch basket to me this month your cost for the modifications is $250! That is $35 dollars off...
Forum: Vendors 12-05-2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 885
Posted By realshelby
While the WERKS basket modifications do reduce...

While the WERKS basket modifications do reduce noise, that was the last thing I was working to improve during development. Chudder is a VERY strong vibration during acceleration thru the 2500-4000...
Forum: Vendors 12-04-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 885
Posted By realshelby
WERKS Final Drive Minders for Beemers-Chudder Free Clutch Baskets for V Stroms

I am a do-it-yourself guy that developed a couple of products for motorcycles out of my own need. They have been so popular I have taken it to the next level and introducing them to a wider audience....
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,158
Posted By realshelby
The DL 650 Wee Strom is one of the best all...

The DL 650 Wee Strom is one of the best all around bikes out there. For dual sport ( as long as it is gravel roads! ), touring, commuting, or true adventure touring. Especially the new 2012 version....
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 253,442
Posted By realshelby
I too have a new 2012 DL 650, and we have an '04...

I too have a new 2012 DL 650, and we have an '04 DL 650 that my son rides more than me now. I also have an '03 DL 1000.

The '12 seems a LOT more refined in many ways. The fuel injection is so much...
Forum: Beasts 11-08-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,594
Posted By realshelby
There is an additional reason to change up to a...

There is an additional reason to change up to a 16t front sprocket on a 2012 Wee. It makes the speedometer just as close to perfectly accurate as you can get! The older models are not effected as the...
Forum: Beasts 10-08-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,237
Posted By realshelby
Well, that dealer doesn't know what he is talking...

Well, that dealer doesn't know what he is talking about!

There is a filter, and there is a "strainer". Maybe you would want to replace the strainer, but since it can be cleaned there is no reason...
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2012, 06:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,236
Posted By realshelby
You can install 30mm risers with NO modifications...

You can install 30mm risers with NO modifications to the cables. Any more than that the cable dance starts and my experience with that is that somewhere down the road the cables end up with a problem...
Forum: Beasts 07-31-2012, 05:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,456
Posted By realshelby
Russel Day Long. Might be a few weeks to get an...

Russel Day Long. Might be a few weeks to get an appointment. It IS the popular choice for long hours in the saddle, and if you want a passenger it may be the only choice for the hours you want to put...
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 758
Posted By realshelby
At just over 30,000 miles it is on the low side...

At just over 30,000 miles it is on the low side of mileage for a Vee. Many have over 100,000 miles ( not km ) and a couple have over 200,000 miles. Just use common sense when looking it over,...
Forum: Beasts 07-13-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,179
Posted By realshelby
Yes, there are suspension differences. The front...

Yes, there are suspension differences. The front spring is higher rate. The rear shock assembly is different also, longer, not sure about spring rate. May be other internal differences. Fork sliders...
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