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So a few days ago I purchased a 2006 DL1000 with only 18k miles on it for 1,800 greens.



The downside? The engine is busted.

PO managed to break the front cam chain, bent the valves and who knows what else went kaput inside that poor cylinder... so I'm calling that motor a complete loss... almost.

Anyway, I registered at stromtrooper.com (don't be jealous, I still love you guys) and posted my situation. Within minutes a guy who lives just miles away PM'd me and told me something like "hey, I have a DL1000 engine sitting in my garage, other than a broken camshaft gear, it works nice and smooth. Feel free to come and get it" ;D

So I went, brought the engine home, cleaned it and inspected it.





The broken gear:




So now I just need to open the original busted engine, take the camshaft out, install it into the new engine and mount it on the bike.


I'll post pics and updates here.









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Nice find! You DID get the pieces of broken gear out...yes? Have read of a couple/three gears breaking after having the valves adjusted....must not have been installed properly. Best to check the others just to be sure.:)

Have you read about the STV's on the DL ruining all the high rpm fun? Seems they close back down after 7K or so. Evil fun nannies they are. Very much looking forward to your experiences with the new DL as I've entertained thoughts of getting a brother for the SV to play with someday.
 

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Wow. I'm jealous of pretty much that entire situation. Some guys get all the luck...

Seriously though, awesome find and good luck with getting her back to running.
 

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Nice find! You DID get the pieces of broken gear out...yes?
Not yet. I'm afraid I'm gonna have to tear the whole engine apart to find the --- piece.




Have you read about the STV's on the DL ruining all the high rpm fun? Seems they close back down after 7K or so. Evil fun nannies they are.
Not sure what you're talking about. Would you mind elaborating?
 

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Have you read about the STV's on the DL ruining all the high rpm fun? Seems they close back down after 7K or so. Evil fun nannies they are. Very much looking forward to your experiences with the new DL as I've entertained thoughts of getting a brother for the SV to play with someday.
http://www.factorypro.com/index.htm
Go here, click v-stax on the left, select DL1000, and see what Suzuki did to emasculate the DL, and how to reverse the process.
 

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So I'm stripping her down to remove the broken engine and install the new one, and upon inspection this is what I found:

Throttle body, front intake:



Looks fine.








Throttle body, rear intake:




Something is very wrong. There is a nasty, thick layer of dirt covering it all.


I want to find out what caused it and, if possible, fix this engine just for the fun of it. It's got only 18k miles so I think it's worth trying.
 

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What I find curious is that the front one is clean. :dontknow:
 

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:happy1:


Best wishes on the fix. Sounds like a sweet deal if everything goes right, and the ban ninja will be watching you carefully if anything goes wrong :magpie:
 

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Engine down! Engine down!






And now, she is (almost*) ready to receive the donor motor - The one on the table.




* As soon as I swap that broken gear.
 

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someone seems happy. Elaborate!
Well, after cleaning and inspecting the original engine, I realized that it is not as kaput as the mechanic guy wanted me to believe (surprising, I know). Yes, the front cam chain broke and the valves bent but, besides that, everything seems to be OK. No damage to the cylinder/piston and the compression is still under specs.

Yes, I know, mounting the donor motor would be easier, but I'd rather take the chain and valves and transplant them into the original engine. That way I will:

- keep the original engine (18k vs 38k miles).
- not have to register the serial number of a swapped engine and devaluate the bike more.
- learn a lot and have fun in the process.


So wish me luck :D







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UT still tracks the Engine # on the title? None of the states I've lived in have done that for the last 30 years.

I suppose you would want to disclose the info when selling the bike, but wouldn't think it would affect any legal status.

I don't know if there are any issues swapping used valves into an engine. You might check with some pro engine rebuilders to make sure what to watch for.
 
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