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post #31 of 595 Old 08-24-2008, 11:30 PM
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some will buy the PCIII, some will buy the the other (don't remember TBI, TCI, NFI whatever), some get the Yosi treatment (they blast the ECM with a new map) some just ride with the revs over 4K. IMHO the problem with about 20% is setup, being the TBS is way out. for the rest of us it's one of the above. Suzi just got the map wrong in favor of EPA standards mandated by the US. you don't hear about the the problems with the UK or Ausi bikes. i personally went with the PCIII. the bike runs like a bat out of hell all the way up the rev line. and don't take this the wrong way, but i eat Harley's for breakfast every day. it's a great bike.

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I feel your pain. I too was pretty upset when I bought my bike only to have it running like a pile of crap. I was beside myself that a dealer/brand would allow their bike to ship in that condition. After the first oil change I did all of the recommended adjustments and wow I have a real motorcycle. Not the ill running pile of crap that was delivered. Regardless of what others think I still have a problem that Suzuki/Dealers don't make it right from the start but with a little time you too will have yours running like a champ.

Also my bike will pull just fine in the 2500 rpm up range. Regardless of that others say you can't do that. Good luck with your new ride once you sort it out your going to have trouble staying off of it.

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Lurk on any forum for any other bike and you will read about people pissed with the piece of crap that they just bought. The FJR forums, the GS forums, the Concours forums, all contain thread after thread about poor fuel mapping, engine stalling, crappy windshields, terrible heat management etc....It appears that a lot of machines above 900cc have fueling problems due to EPA regs and many of these problems are far worse than those of the Vee strom. People spend $14 large on a FJR and then feel they must spend $350.00 on a PCIII to correct the fueling.

The only way to be truly happy with a brand new bike is to buy the Wee. Except for the buffeting, the painful seat, the lousy handlebars, the cheap turnsignals, and the fact that it falls over all the time; the 650 is perfect out of the box.

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A lot of people here (at least from what I see) are a little anal about how their bikes run. Not a slight to them, it's just that they want it PERFECT. I didn't see a need to do anything to mine, probably because I was used to riding my work bike and almost anything was a Cadillac compared to it.

When you get whatever is wrong fixed you won't want that HD back.
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Bowers, you're right, you shouldn't have to do the dealers setup for him. You obviously have a bad dealer. I've been riding 40+ years, mostly Hondas & Suzukis all bought from local dealers (except a few used bikes). I've always had great service on all bikes when I've taken them in for work. Any problems were taken care of without any hassle. I do most of my own service these days, but still go to the dealer for most parts and other gear.

Part of it may be luck, but I also support my dealer, buy most of my parts from them, make sure I see the owner/manager when I'm in picking up parts, oil, tires etc. Several years ago my wife and I were in between bikes and wanted to take a weekend trip, went to my Honda dealer ( I'd bought several bikes from them previously) and asked about renting a couple of bikes for the weekend, Joe ( one of the owners) said no we don't rent, but you can borrow two of the used bikes. How great is that! I haven't bought a new Honda for several years, but I still go into the dealer frequently for parts/oil etc for my used Hondas (didnt' buy used bikes from them and they know it) and they recognize and appreaciate my business.

So, if you can find another dealer and establish a good business relationship with him, it'll pay off.

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All you need is a throttle body synk, a yosh box tune and 2 extra teeth on the rear sprocket. The synk is easy, the Yosh box is free, sign up to have the box shipped to you at VSRI (V-Strom Riders International) the rear sprocket at ADVenture Moto. Remember don't lug this engine.
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All you need is a throttle body synk, a yosh box tune and 2 extra teeth on the rear sprocket. The synk is easy, the Yosh box is free, sign up to have the box shipped to you at VSRI (V-Strom Riders International) the rear sprocket at ADVenture Moto. Remember don't lug this engine.
Sync is easy.........2 extra teeth on rear "nah".....Yosh box tune from the loaner program could take weeks or month's to receive.......don't lug the engine is good advice.

The owner shouldn't have to spend a penny or next to nothing to get this resolved. A good reputable dealer would take care of this.....but there lies the problem. More miles need to be logged before going balistic, things tend to get better on there own.

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Maybe you should have stayed with an up-market bike. When I read your post it reads like you expected a V-Strom to stand on equal footing with a Harley or a BMW. I don't think that is a good assumption.

The V-Strom is in no way an up-market bike. Those of us that like the Strom appreciate that. Suzuki dealerships are not in the same universe as the up-market dealerships. They will never have workers and dealerships that cater to the customer like Harley and BMW often do. They will not look as nice, they have far less well trained staff and frankly they often don't give a care about the customer.

You're the one that wanted to save money. Almost all of us here are here for that reason too. Just don't expect what you paid so dearly for at that expensive dealership for a budget price. Stroms are good value for the dollar, to many of us, better than Harley and BMW. But equal to Harley and BMW, not by a long shot.

I hope you like your Strom or whatever bike you decide to go with.

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The idea that you didn't spend as much money on the bike so you don't get a good dealer to work with is bunk! I am sorry but I have previously bought only those cheap Honda's up to this point and have not had this kind of issue with my bikes on delivery. Did they have some flat spots due to emissions? Yes. But did they run like a useless pile where I had to run it higher in the RPM range just so I could ignore it-no way. As long as people continue to settle we will get what we deserve. Continue to call out the dealers and be a pain in the butt and they will take care of this stuff. Hell they may even take care of it before they deliver the bike to the next guy.

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//Suzi just got the map wrong in favor of EPA standards mandated by the US. you don't hear about the the problems with the UK or Ausi bikes. i personally went with the PCIII. the bike runs like a bat out of hell all the way up the rev line. //
I personally don't understand why the 1000 runs so rough when the 650 is so sweet.

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