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Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 1,134
Views: 176,468
Posted By realshelby
Well, I hope the shock is the only issue with...

Well, I hope the shock is the only issue with these bikes!

Especially now that there is a new '14 Ebony RT in the shop behind me where the '04 RT used to sit!

Not enough miles to say much. The...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 1,134
Views: 176,468
Posted By realshelby
There are States that do NOT allow motorcycles to...

There are States that do NOT allow motorcycles to be covered by the Lemon Law. California and Florida are among them, I imagine there are others. My local dealer has two buy backs at the store and...
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1,134
Views: 176,468
Posted By realshelby
The title will still be in the "original owners...

The title will still be in the "original owners name", it won't be issued a new title until it is sold to a retail buyer. Dealers and manufacturers don't have to apply for a new title ( that is why...
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 1,134
Views: 176,468
Posted By realshelby
Yes, I do thank you! I have many years of sales...

Yes, I do thank you! I have many years of sales experience in the auto industry and have dealt with the lemon laws, or questions about them several times. It pays to learn what you are talking about...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1,134
Views: 176,468
Posted By realshelby
It is a standard buy-back due to the shock...

It is a standard buy-back due to the shock recall. I thought I might be interested in it. But, if it has a branded title, which usually means salvage, I don't want it. Probably no warranty, hard to...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 1,134
Views: 176,468
Posted By realshelby
I thought that if BMW made a voluntary buy back...

I thought that if BMW made a voluntary buy back and the customer had not started a "Lemon Law" suit the title would simply be like any other previously titled or used bike.

Either BMW doesn't...
Forum: Beasts 08-18-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,477
Posted By realshelby
I have a 2012 DL 650 and replaced the rear Pilot...

I have a 2012 DL 650 and replaced the rear Pilot Road 3 with a Pilot Road 4, both "Trail" models. Whatever that really means.

The PR 3 had 8500 miles, I cut a trip to the V Strom East rally short...
Forum: Beasts 06-15-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,485
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: 2,485
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: 311
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: 3,004
Views: 524,653
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: 393
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: 393
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: 3,004
Views: 524,653
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: 1,511
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: 3,004
Views: 524,653
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: 3,004
Views: 524,653
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: 3,004
Views: 524,653
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: 1,253
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: 2,497
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: 1,212
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: 752
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: 48,197
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: 1,883
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: 3,004
Views: 524,653
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: 1,233
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: 1,749
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: 1,772
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: 1,772
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: 1,111
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: 3,004
Views: 524,653
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: 1,043
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: 1,067
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: 17,606
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: 1,055
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: 5,506
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: 957
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: 957
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: 957
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: 1,220
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....
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