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post #21 of 592 Old 08-24-2008, 08:50 PM
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I have a 05 with the power commander on it from the previous owner. It has the same ECM or ECU and has not been switched by the dealer. I've been told the bike likes to be run like everyone says above 3500, mine, around 4000RPM. I just gear it appropriately to stay there & I'm getting 42mpg both single, and two up. The previous owner told me all of the above info and he had the same problem as you. The power commander worked for this bike. Hope this helps.
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while looking for a new bike, i went to both the Kawi/Suzi/Yam dealer and the BMW dealerships. the Suzi dealer was very nice, knowledgable, and was even willing to let me test-drive both the 1K and the .650. i went to the Beemer dealer twice. the first i was in jeans and tee shirt. no one even came over and talked to me. the second i was in my work clothes (dockers and polo shirt). one guy came over. he asked what i was looking at and i told him "a bike that i fit on". I'm 6'4" and 250#. he pointed me at the GS and walked off.

i knew the problems with the 1K before i bought it. i had the dealer check the TBS at first service. they bumped the idle for me when i complained about stalling. they even replaced a bolt that had fallen off and tightened the turnsignal that had come loose. all for free. all without complaint. and i was told that if i ever have "any problem whatsoever... come and see me" by the service manager.

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Most dealers know nothing about this bike, it isn't a GSX-R or a cruiser. Most dealers do zero prep and usually do it wrong when they do....your not alone. Make sure your idle is around 1100 RPM's, your idle adjustment screw is located on the left of the bike between the open triangle section of frame. The tanks are coated from the factory with a rust inhibitor, and it usually takes a few tanks of gas to clear it out. I recommend adding some SEAFOAM engine treatment, and put some more miles on that tight engine. Once these bikes are dialed in it is nothing but smooth sailing, good reason why these bikes have such a cult following. Don't let your current dealer do any work on your bike.......find another or do it yourself, it is a breeze to work on.

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Run whatever RPM's you want, just vary them for a little while.

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post #25 of 592 Old 08-24-2008, 10:00 PM
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Unhappy Cough, burp, fart and stall mode

Recently began experiencing the following symptoms on my 2004 dl1000, with 44,000 miles.

On very hot days, usually, and after some miles the bike begins to run rich, stall at low throttle opening and cough and belch. I have had the bike in to the local dealer, during their diagnosis they hooked the laptop to the bike, rode it, it acted up but they say the computer caught nothing unusual. they checked valve clearances, throttle body synch and TPS, they then installed the updated Engine Control Module at my request.

Picked the bike up on a Friday, rode it Sat. and it ran perfectly, high temp in upper 80s. The next day, Sunday I went on a 200 plus mile ride with friends and all seemed well. Stopped for a water after a 1 hour leg of our ride and when I restarted the bike it once again exhibited all of the prior symptoms, air temp was near 100. Took it back to the dealer on monday, they rode and no problems. They spoke to Suzuki who said there is nothing else to try, just ride it.

Has anyone else had such an experience and if so, what was the remedy, short of selling he bike. I wonder about the Intake air temp sensor and the effect high ambiant temps plus the soaking effect of engine heat on a 5 to 10 minute stop may have on the sensor, it doesn't clear itself after i run it for a while. But will be fine the next morning. Any thoughts?



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Thanks for all the info. I now have an idea of what needs to be done. It wasn't my intention to come off sounding like a troll(?), but I can see now after re-reading, how it looks.
I'm still curious why so many are ok with multiple trips to the dealer or "dialing in" a new bike? I now know what needs to be checked and I'm hopeful this will work out, but should it really be this way?
This is not a complaint, just questions.
I have been buying/riding for 25 years so I thought I knew what to expect. Have I just been extremely lucky in the past?
I'm not loyal to any brand; car, bike, clothes, etc. I just try to buy what I need and will work for me.
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Thanks for all the info. I now have an idea of what needs to be done. It wasn't my intention to come off sounding like a troll(?), but I can see now after re-reading, how it looks.
I'm still curious why so many are ok with multiple trips to the dealer or "dialing in" a new bike? I now know what needs to be checked and I'm hopeful this will work out, but should it really be this way?
This is not a complaint, just questions.
I have been buying/riding for 25 years so I thought I knew what to expect. Have I just been extremely lucky in the past?
I'm not loyal to any brand; car, bike, clothes, etc. I just try to buy what I need and will work for me.
No it shouldn't be that way, unfortunately that is the way it is. It is not the bike that is the problem it is the setup. As many have indicated the fixes are relatively simple and you will be pleased when you are done. It is probably one of their least selling bikes so I don't think they are that interested in the relatively small number of complaints that they receive or maybe that is why they have removed (or at least it is rumored) that they have removed the 1000 from their line. I personally hope they have removed it in order to iron out these idiosyncracies.

Sorry about your present situation but it is not that hard to rectify and as you may have guessed many of us feel it was worth the trouble.

Unfortunately, it sounds like you happened into a crappy dealer. Find another one. If you post where you have had your issues it will serve two purposes. 1) Others can recommend better dealers in your area. I used to live in Chicago and there are plenty. 2) It might help others avoid a similar situation. If we are lucky someone who works there might even view this forum and it might change their practices.

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Bought my 2007 Vstrom 1000 new last September and now with about 20,000km I can't say enough good things about it.
Now problems .. just routine service.
I can appreciate your frustrations but not your anger.
Just pause for a bit, give your head a shake and allow the dealer to remedy the setup problems.
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Coming from a cruiser it was hard for me to keep the revs up, it just didn't seem natural but that's what the vee likes.

They don't all need a PC3, granted I bought my '06 used so maybe the PO got all the bugs worked out but I've had none of the problems some report.

Remember, any dealer should be able to take care of warranty items, there's no reason to ever go back to a dealer who treated you wrong. I have basically 2 choices around here, my local dealer is 35 miles away while the dealer I actually bought from is 100 miles away. I'm not greatly pleased with either but I'm less unpleased with the one that's 100 miles away so that's who gets my business.

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i agree with previous poster.

did you own nothing but harleys until you bought a v-strom?

if so, you're expecting the engine to run like a harley. you have to get used to lots more rpms.

i sold a kawi to a harley guy who couldn't get it home because he lug lug lugged the engine waiting for it to growl like a harley. instead, he over heated it and stalled four times.

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