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Old 11-24-2012, 12:52 PM
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While they're in there look at the throttle body boots

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You sign an agreement to buy 1.2 million vehicles Suzuki will fix all the issues.

The reality is it is the only reasonably priced true UJM you can buy.

What's a f"n Multistada now $22,000 ?


If I were a vehicle engineer and YOUR duly elected politicians made it so it ran like sh*t I would not be apologetic or sympathetic.
So what your saying is that Suzuki could fix the issues ( that never should have been there in the first place ) if they sold more bikes ???.
My 1982 GS850 has the same electrical shortcommings as my 07 V,so I guess Suzuki never sold enough units to fix that !!.


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The real peoblem is that we as riders/consumers keep buying bikes that have know issues so Suzuki has no reason to fix the problems!!.


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Gads! I love when people complain about the Vee.
Not sure why, but it truly warms my heart.
I think it gives me a sense of companionship as I continually dump time & money into my Vee trying to get it to be as reliable as my stinky little GS500 beater bike.
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A V-Strom is an AWESOME deal in the first place, so "IF" you have to throw alittle change at it to make it perfect....then big fuggin deal !!!

I done a few recommended setting / adjustments to my second hand VEE in an afternoon, & it RUNS AWESOME !!!

I am going to have the seller take it for a ride tomorrow
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I have tweaked my bike some to modify some stock behavior.

but

With a magnet glue and tps every 30,000 miles they will go 250,000 miles.

Yes it may make vibration and surging but she'll be running.


The jetting is because of the government but I do think they would do better because I am sure it would be no more than 100 cost to get rid oof chudder and electrical problems, so yes they are kinda guilty
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Gads! I love when people complain about the Vee.
Not sure why, but it truly warms my heart.
I think it gives me a sense of companionship as I continually dump time & money into my Vee trying to get it to be as reliable as my stinky little GS500 beater bike.
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I have one of those pesky little reliable GS500 also !!.


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When you buy a NEW bike you should get it without 6-8 year old know problems.I understand that a first year bike will have problems BUT they should be corrected,and by year 6-8 they should not exist!!.Don't get me wrong I like my V and have rode it for almost 50,000 miles with the clutch and FI issues.I did not know about this site befire I bought it and being a Suzuki guy I wanted it baddly.I can say that before I buy my next bike I will research it more and if it's a new bike that still has old issue's it won't find it's way to my garage..


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A V-Strom is an AWESOME deal in the first place, so "IF" you have to throw alittle change at it to make it perfect....then big fuggin deal !!!

I done a few recommended setting / adjustments to my second hand VEE in an afternoon, & it RUNS AWESOME !!!

I am going to have the seller take it for a ride tomorrow
Change? How about $750 or so to take a stock Suzuki tuned wreck and transform it into a great running bike. It is worth it but for some that is a bit of "change" especially if you are buying one used it becomes a considerable percentage of what you paid for paid for the bike. I won't speak for everyone with a DL1000 and state that they all have air/fuel tuning issues but it sure seems like a very common complaint at the least.

New buyers of a DL1000 should beware of this investment cost.

For everyone having issues with the bike running bad in the 3K rpm range. Just buy a power commander and get the bike dyno tuned and that bad Suzuki tuning can be tuned right back out of it. If you have some change to spare that is. The bike will run like it should have when it left the factory.
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When you buy a NEW bike you should get it without 6-8 year old know problems.I understand that a first year bike will have problems BUT they should be corrected,and by year 6-8 they should not exist!!.Don't get me wrong I like my V and have rode it for almost 50,000 miles with the clutch and FI issues.I did not know about this site befire I bought it and being a Suzuki guy I wanted it baddly.I can say that before I buy my next bike I will research it more and if it's a new bike that still has old issue's it won't find it's way to my garage..


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What is the common consensus here though? I can't imagine Suzuki selling a bike that is tuned like crap because they don't know how to tune it properly. The difference between loading a bad map and a good map into the ECU is not one that would cost them anything. My guess is the EPA forces them to do a bad tuning job on the bike to get it to pass their requirements.

As far as the bad clutch basket design goes that one is all Suzuki's bad in my book.
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My guess is the EPA forces them to do a bad tuning job on the bike to get it to pass their requirements.
That is the case.
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