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Forum: Beasts 11-20-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 58,500
Posted By realshelby
That is not true. Any Dealer can arrange payment...

That is not true. Any Dealer can arrange payment to another state for title and registration fees. PITA, but it gets done. Most financial institutions don't allow the customer to buy the bike without...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 1,277
Views: 215,314
Posted By realshelby
Well, my new RT is sitting in the garage and...

Well, my new RT is sitting in the garage and can't be ridden.

Ain't got no seat!

Sent off to Russell. Never had a bike that didn't eventually get a Russell but always had a second seat to use...
Forum: Beasts 11-08-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,388
Posted By realshelby
I too think the 2012 and earlier BMW is a good...

I too think the 2012 and earlier BMW is a good match for the Yamaha for many owners. With the price of the Yamaha it simply cannot be overlooked. I also think the newer generation BMW's are a LOT...
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,727
Posted By realshelby
First let me say it looks like BMW has addressed...

First let me say it looks like BMW has addressed the reliability issues of past models. I will also say that $3000 for maintenance to 36K miles doesn't seem right. The maintenance on the new RT's is...
Forum: Beasts 10-24-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3,273
Views: 625,046
Posted By realshelby
Wanna bet on that? There is a V Strom DL...

Wanna bet on that?

There is a V Strom DL 1000 with about 350,000 miles on it now. It gets oil changes between 5-6,000 miles sometimes a bit over. Synthetic oil, but I don't think that matters. He...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1,277
Views: 215,314
Posted By realshelby
Solved my tail trunk brakelight adventure....

Solved my tail trunk brakelight adventure. Instead of paying $237 for the BMW brake light, then having to take it to the dealer to have the computer "accept" it and then buying a doo-dad that makes...
Forum: Beasts 10-04-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By realshelby
My bet is on a stator/magnet issue. Pull...

My bet is on a stator/magnet issue.

Pull the left side panel and look for the wire connector coming out of the stator cover on the bike. There will be three wires in it. Disconnect the connector...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 50,355
Posted By realshelby
The FJR's "electronics" can hardly be described...

The FJR's "electronics" can hardly be described as that when compared to the '14 RT's electronics package.

The FJR is in some ways a better bike. Possibly more reliable. Maybe better handling on a...
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1,277
Views: 215,314
Posted By realshelby
On bikes with the brake light in the topcase, is...

On bikes with the brake light in the topcase, is that just a brake light? With no taillight function?
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 1,277
Views: 215,314
Posted By realshelby
Here are a few pics of my new Wethead with the...

Here are a few pics of my new Wethead with the top case painted and the Vario X-creen mounted. Should have my Wunderliech bars waiting for me when I get back to the shop. Get the footpegs mounted to...
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,803
Posted By realshelby
If the bike has the top case with brakelight I...

If the bike has the top case with brakelight I think it will also have the electric locks and alarm, likely the shift assist also. So a loaded bike from the factory and the topcase has also been...
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1,277
Views: 215,314
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, 05:42 AM
Replies: 1,277
Views: 215,314
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, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1,277
Views: 215,314
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, 05:41 AM
Replies: 1,277
Views: 215,314
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, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1,277
Views: 215,314
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, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1,277
Views: 215,314
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, 06:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,165
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, 08:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,932
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, 06:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,932
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, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 352
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, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3,273
Views: 625,046
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, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 454
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, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 454
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, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3,273
Views: 625,046
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, 07:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,689
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, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3,273
Views: 625,046
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, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3,273
Views: 625,046
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, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3,273
Views: 625,046
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, 08:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,331
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, 09:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,686
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, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,380
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, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 806
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, 06:36 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 51,573
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, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,072
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, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3,273
Views: 625,046
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, 05:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,294
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, 07:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,899
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, 07:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,040
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, 06:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,040
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,...
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