2002 V-Strom DL1000 for Sale in Indianapolis
Ladies and gentlemen, the time has finally come for my mighty Vee to go on the block.
If you’re large and
cheap frugal and you like to ride fast to places far away with lots of stuff and maybe a companion, this is your motorcycle.
PRICE DROP!!!!!! Now just $2,100 OBO.
Price is negotiable. I am VERY OPEN to offers. Clean Indiana title in hand. Located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ready for a fast, clean, COVID-safe exchange.
This Vee needs absolutely nothing but a bath and a new rider. It’s set up and ready for long-distance rapid transit at a moment's notice with new tires and chain, Givi hard luggage, updated suspension, seat, and all the other expensive fixes, upgrades doodads, and accessories already handled. If you think it's missing something, just ask. I probably forgot to list it.
Any questions, concerns, feedback, rants, pic requests, etc. please email email@example.com. We can exchange phone numbers if you’d like to have a chat. Need pics? Just say the word. Please tell all your galoot friends.
118,140 miles, fastidiously maintained, nicely farkled, everything updated… aaaand, yeah, hardly ever cleaned. Why start now, I guess...
It’s dead reliable and does not use oil. The DL1000 engines are understressed and well known for extreme mileage. Just ask “Wera688” who has over 437,000 miles on his 2003.
Sorry, not interested in trades. I need to reclaim garage space.
- NEW Avon Storm 3D XM premium sport-touring tires
- NEW EK 530 chain and sprockets
- Suspension set up for 240-280+ pound rider + passenger and luggage
- Sasquatch rebuilt shock out back with stock hydraulic preload adjuster
- Sonic Springs up front with fork brace.
- ⅝” raising links in the rear. (original links included)
- Fresh MotoBatt battery
- Seat Concepts seat (with the firmer foam for larger riders)
- Givi Monokey luggage - E36 side cases, E45 (I think) top case, all keyed alike
- Givi Crash Bars
- Spiegler stainless brake and clutch hydraulic lines
- Skid Plate (Twisted Throttle, I think)
- Speedo DRD speedometer recalibrator -- speedo reads true.
- Shindengen SH775 Series Regulator (the 2002-2003 DL1000 is not believed to be subject to the magnet migration issues affecting later models, but this has been checked and epoxy added just in case)
- “TRE” device; not really a classic “TRE”, basically a widget that signals to the ECU that the bike is in fourth gear whenever it’s in gear, thereby eliminating the power cut at high RPM in fifth and sixth gears and eliminating that stupid bright green OD light in sixth. Can’t remember the brand, to be honest, but it’s a commercial device, not a homemade contraption.
Maintenance, Updates, Fixes:
- Oil change was done at 117,000 (Oil changes were every 3,000 miles with usually a Wix filter and always Rotella 5W-40 synthetic). Next due at 120,000.
- Fresh tires in October 2020, less than 300 miles ago
- Fresh 530 EK ZVX3 chain (BEEFY!) and JT sprockets less than 3,000 miles ago. Expect over 35,000 miles out of this combo with basic care.
- Valve check (and throttle body sync, air filter, etc.) last done just before 115,000 miles. Valve clearances have not changed since I bought the bike at 45,000 and set them all at the high end of the spec. I wasn’t planning to bother looking again until 150,000 miles.
- Yes, the clutch has had the Werks Parts "chudder" fix. Twice, in fact. My bike had the chudder bad, and was one of the original guinea pigs for "Realshelby’s" original clutch chudder fix, which was very effective. A few years later, he had refined the process much further and offered to perform the entire updated process on my bike’s clutch at cost as a thank-you. I installed that and put new seals in the water pump in the process, sometime between 80,000 and 90,000 miles.
- Rear wheel spacer mod done; no issues with chain alignment.
- External fuel filter mod done.
- Brake/clutch fluid and coolant flushed in 2020, will be due sometime in the spring of 2022.
- Steering stem bearings were replaced with tapered bearings at 45,000 miles and again around 110,000 miles.
- Brake rotors replaced at 112,000 miles with a good used set from a later model DL1000 with about 12,000 miles. New EBC brake pads, too.
- TPS and STPS have been replaced and calibrated. Not sure of the mileage, frankly, but they’ve given no more trouble.
- All cooling system hoses, o-rings, etc. replaced. Honestly not sure when I did that, but I’ve had no trouble since.
- One white LED headlamp, one yellow headlamp. See and be seen…
- Very bright LED tail light bulbs that do a cool triple zap blink when you apply the brakes.
- Grip Heaters
- ADVmonster voltmeter
- Touratech direct mount folding tip shift lever
- Switched power for accessories via SAE and cigarette lighter plugs up front
- Air Horn
- Mirror Extenders
- Swingarm Spools
- Charging lead on battery
- MSR ATV Low Handlebars. Cheap and strong.
- Turn signals have all been replaced. Front with flush mount, rear with clones of OEM.
- Left handlebar switch replaced with a later model DL1000 switch. Plug-in upgrade that added four-way flashers and “flash to pass” switch.
- Lovely beat-up hockey puck bolted to the kickstand to correct lean angle with slightly raised rear suspension, and give confidence on soft surfaces.
- It’s obviously had an adventurous life. Let’s call it instant "street cred"...
- Lots of scratches on the right fairing from a close encounter with a Ford in a roundabout. I picked it up and continued my grocery store run, and later replaced the handlebar and rear brake lever. No damage other than a touchup needed for the crash bars on that side.
- The seat cover has a rip in it from a boot. The repair is strong and waterproof, but pretty ugly.
- Do NOT expect nice paint. This is a workhorse, and it looks like it.
- The bike backfires a few seconds after you chop the throttle from high RPM, like if you're using engine braking into a fast corner. It's always done that, and no, there are no vacuum leaks, yes, the throttle bodies are synced, yes all the boots and clamps are in perfect shape, o-rings replaced, injectors rebuilt, etc. It runs flawlessly. The backfire goes away with the Power Commander installed, so I just chalk it up to Suzuki's weird tuning. If you look at the PCIII maps, there's a huge fuel cut at higher RPM with low throttle settings.
- The bags are in fine functional shape, but they are sun faded, scuffed, and scratched.
- The stock windshield on these bikes was an abomination. I ended up happiest by cutting a stock windshield down to almost nothing as you see in the pics. I get clean smooth air on my chest and helmet. The mirror spacers also helped a lot by moving the airflow from the mirrors outboard and away from my helmet.
- It’s still wearing stock handguards, for some reason. They don’t really do a damn thing, if I’m being honest, but they’re part of the look, maybe?
- Does not have a centerstand. There’s a trail stand under the seat that works perfectly well for easily elevating either end. I never cared enough to sacrifice the cornering clearance and carry the added weight around.
- The DL1000 gets kinda lousy mileage. 35-40MPG is about it. That’s just the way these things are.
- The PO stuck grody reflective tape all over the place. You’ll notice it on the hard bags most. The stuff seems to be invulnerable, so I just gave up and got used to it.
Cool Stuff it Comes With:
- Spare set of instruments. See, "Wera688", the guy over on https://www.stromtrooper.com/ with 437,000 miles on his 2003 DL1000, found that the odometer stops counting at 199,999. Suzuki gave him a new instrument panel the first time around, but they didn’t have any left when he ran that one up to 200,000 too. So when I spotted an instrument panel for sale from a lower-mileage bike, I grabbed it. I think it has about 70-75,000 miles.
- Radiator guard. I don’t really do gravel with this bike, so I left it off last time I changed the coolant. You can put it back if you like.
- Original shock links (it’s wearing 5/8 inch (16mm) raising links now)
- Spare levers under seat
- Endurostar trail stand under seat
- Haynes Manual
- Photocopied version of a factory manual (meh…)
- Power Commander PCIII USB (I went back to stock exhaust shortly after purchase and I like to keep things simple. I played around with maps for a while for funsies, but I didn't see a whole lot of benefit and ended up taking it out.)
- Beat up stock windshield; good for cutting down to a shape you might like better?
- Spare set of OEM handguards.
- Small tank bag if you want it.
- Spare stator.
- At least four or five oil filters
- A large box of assorted other parts
- Spare keys galore for the bike and bags.
Some pretty gnarlsome scratches on the right front fairing stemming from a weird low-speed side smush attack from a Ford in a roundabout. Oh, there's my jaunty yellow hat.
Rear view. That reflective tape on the bags is utterly immune to all known forms of physical and chemical attack. I suggest getting used to it.
The cockpit just after startup. ADVmonster voltmeter down there in the depths, so you can see it when the sun’s out. Also note cigarette lighter switched power port, switch for heated grips, Spiegler clutch and brake lines. Yeah, that edge on the vestigial windshield is kinda wobbly. If you think you can do better, there’s a spare windshield in the parts stash.
Fresh Motobatt, spare levers, trail stand, upgraded SH775 series regulator just visible behind the tupperware at the bottom of the photo. Relay for accessory power and heated grips, plus a spare relay. Filth.
Fresh rotors & pads!
Fork brace, skid plate. More filth.
Brand new premium sport-touring front tire: Avon Storm 3D XM
Brand new rear tire, Avon Storm 3D XM. Girthy new premium 530 chain (EK ZVX3), new JT sprockets. And yep, more filth. I like gold chains because they encourage me to keep the chain clean and protected, even if everything else is a lost cause.
So much room for activities! And stuff. And people. And their stuff.
Bright AND attention-getting; LED on the right side of the bike, yellow halogen on the left. Cars still do dumb stuff, but a little less stupid happens in front of you with this setup.