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post #291 of 476 Old 09-29-2012, 10:17 PM
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Nothing was mentioned about throttle cable adjustment? Not sure I see that in the manual. Is this something thats going to break or what? Does it effect the running or is it a tight loose thing?
The procedure is in the owners manual, and yes it is something that needs to be checked/adjusted periodically. Nothing should break, but having correct tension for open/closed throttle does make a difference. You should not have excessive slop "play" on the throttle tube, read the manual and it will make more sense to you. Take it to Iron Pony Powersports if you want more competent techs working on your bike.......my 2 cents. Otherwise, there are many things you can do yourself.

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post #292 of 476 Old 09-30-2012, 11:37 AM
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correct tension for open/closed throttle does make a difference. ... ... read the manual and it will make more sense to you:
difference in what? reading manual makes more sense than you do, that for sure. lol..
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I see you did the 16-43 gearing I think it the best gearing for bike can run high gear now instead of 5th most the time
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Likely you have clutch chudder. There are a DIY fix, or after market referbishes available. Look it up.

Before you do, adjust your secondaries in your throttle bodies (or remove them), & then do or have a Throttle Body syncronization done......must do's !!! I did mine, & the already smooth engine is that much better !!! 100 km hr in 6 gear....hardly above idle...LOL
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I've been looking hard at the vee .. but all of the problems are definitely worrisome. Does anybody ever just buy one and it works as intended or do they all require significant adjustments to make them run correctly; and in order to make them run correctly the best you can get is 39 mpg??

For all of the 650 vs 1000 back and forth, I've not seen where the 650 is such a problem waiting to happen.
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post #296 of 476 Old 11-10-2012, 09:30 PM
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I've been looking hard at the vee .. but all of the problems are definitely worrisome. Does anybody ever just buy one and it works as intended or do they all require significant adjustments to make them run correctly; and in order to make them run correctly the best you can get is 39 mpg??
the adjustments were in me. iow's, it took me a while to get used to the DL1 long legs, especially the 6th. gear OverDrive. once i did, most of the problems just simply went away. btw, i'm averaging 46 mpg. see fuelly link.
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The only adjustment mine needed when I got it, used with about 6k miles, was to set the idle properly - very simple - that stopped the stalling problem completely. Also, not really an adjustment, but one of the throttle body boots was not seated. Once that was taken care of the rough ride at low revs went away. Still, as JR and many have said, the bike likes to run at higher revs and that may take some getting used to, but I don't have any problems rolling through 25 mph zones in 2nd gear since I clamped down the TB boot.

I get low 40's gas mileage. Not sure what's considered to be good mileage in a liter size bike...

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Smoother at low RPMs

Does this allow the vstrom to run smoothly at lower rpms?

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like most bikes, the V has issues, none of which should be deal breakers. stalling is sparate from rough spots and is cured by properly setting the idle speed. clutch chudder is annoying but has never resulted in clutch failure to anyone's knowledge.

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Does this allow the vstrom to run smoothly at lower rpms?

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It is more responsive best I can tell.

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