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DL1000 vs DL650
« on: April 16, 2019, 12:29:06 pm »
Hi Guys,

Looking in to buying a DL650, but now a DL1000 came my way, 2006 with 52K km for R45k, is this a good price and what is the difference in maintenance and fuel consumption? Also what must I look out for, any problem areas?

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Re: DL1000 vs DL650
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2019, 12:33:11 pm »
Hi Guys,

Looking in to buying a DL650, but now a DL1000 came my way, 2006 with 52K km for R45k, is this a good price and what is the difference in maintenance and fuel consumption? Also what must I look out for, any problem areas?

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I had a DL1000 (2008) and a good friend had a DL650 (2007).  The difference in fuel consumption and maintenance was not worth discussing.  The DL1000 is a beast, while the DL650 (no slouch at all) is a tad calmer.  Two up, I would o for the DL1000 everytime.

I am not sure where the rectifier/regulator is situated on the 2006 DL1000 as it moved sometime after 2004.  If under the seat, make a bracket to drop it a tad lower where it can catch more airflow for cooling, or you may well buy a few over the next years. 

It is difficult to couple a value to the bike.  R45k sounds a tad high, but I can't really say for sure.
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Re: DL1000 vs DL650
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2019, 05:37:37 pm »
What do you guys think about a DL650, 2006 with 44000km on the clock, top boks, stealth pipe, crash bars, both tires needs replacing for R45k. Is that price ok or to much, see the book value is about R27k.
 

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Re: DL1000 vs DL650
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2019, 07:38:01 pm »
What do you guys think about a DL650, 2006 with 44000km on the clock, top boks, stealth pipe, crash bars, both tires needs replacing for R45k. Is that price ok or to much, see the book value is about R27k.

Probably a nice bike, but I would think too much.  R30k... But I guess it depends on how much someone else wants it.
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Re: DL1000 vs DL650
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2019, 07:48:18 pm »
What do you guys think about a DL650, 2006 with 44000km on the clock, top boks, stealth pipe, crash bars, both tires needs replacing for R45k. Is that price ok or to much, see the book value is about R27k.
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Probably a nice bike, but I would think too much.  R30k... But I guess it depends on how much someone else wants it.

Very true!!

The only DL650 I see under R40k has in excess off 80 000km, closer to 100 000km.
 

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Re: DL1000 vs DL650
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2019, 10:31:30 am »
My toppie has a DL1000. Clutch box needs modification, will set you back around R3k and will still probably be 100% with some shudder when pulling away with mid to high revs.

Otherwise, these are solid bikes. Probably not GS solid, but value for money is unbeaten. Their engine tone is also great.
 

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Re: DL1000 vs DL650
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2019, 10:34:37 am »
My toppie has a DL1000. Clutch box needs modification, will set you back around R3k and will still probably be 100% with some shudder when pulling away with mid to high revs.

Otherwise, these are solid bikes. Probably not GS solid, but value for money is unbeaten. Their engine tone is also great.

I read a lot about their clutch issues, but my 2008 had none.  The thrust washer on the clutch packed up before 5000km.  This was replaced under warranty.  When I sold it at 70 000km it was still fine.  I wonder if Suzuki made some  mod when they replaced the thrust washer?

Agreed on the engine tone!  Pretty awesome.

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Re: DL1000 vs DL650
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2019, 12:16:02 pm »
I bought a 2008 DL1000 that had 74000 Miles on it in 2014 that is now on 190 000 Miles thats a little over 300000km

that Bike has ridden and been abused through RAIN, Hail, Sand, Rivers, mud it was serviced every 15000km or 3 months I only did the shims once in 100000km and the bike never missed a beat.

I did finally break it when the Sprocket seals pissed all the oil out and I hadn't checked the oil properly however the motor was fixed for under 10k total and that includes a complete used TL1000 gearbox and clutch from Bike hospital.

yes the DL1000 suffers from the clutch shudder but to be honest you work around that and dont even feel it after a while.

However the slipper clutch basket from the TL1000r sorts that problem out quickly and the bike has never been so smooth, although I sometimes scare myself at robots cause that clutch bites in and picks up the front wheel :ricky: the original clutch never did that.


it also sometimes has a flat spot around 3500rpm but a new fuel pump (universal Bosch R600) sorted that problem out.

I have replaced rear wheel bearings once, brake pads more times that I can count, and tyres.

on the DL1000 I fit Road pilot 4s and get around 12000 miles on the rear before looking for a replacement.

Only reason I dont ride her now is I have a KLE500 that is kak slow but its light on fuel with a loud exhaust and way more fun to ride like a hooligan.

I will never sell the DL1000 cause if I wanted to ride to Capetown tomorrow that would be the bike I choose.

and best of all she is PAID for  :deal: :deal: :deal:
 
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Re: DL1000 vs DL650
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2019, 09:46:22 am »
Just buy the 1000, you will not be sorry.... rode it at Kylami last year and came away impressed, smooth and easy ride and a lekkr engine, VERY underrated bikes imo :thumleft:
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Re: DL1000 vs DL650
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2019, 10:16:41 am »
I'm one that always look at false economics. 90% of the time the 650 can do what the 1000 can, and do it better. You buy the 1000 and 90% of the time you are wasting the bike, just to have it for the 10%.

You buy the 650. Best value for money in its class. And it can cruise two up, with luggage, all day with the big boys.
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Re: DL1000 vs DL650
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2019, 10:27:04 am »
I'm one that always look at false economics. 90% of the time the 650 can do what the 1000 can, and do it better. You buy the 1000 and 90% of the time you are wasting the bike, just to have it for the 10%.


From an adult and mature point of view, you do make a lot of sense, but then you should be riding a older, single cylinder F650GS instead of the R1150GS and that is WAY to adult and mature for me.   >:D

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