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post #1 of 25 Old 04-21-2016, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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suzuki stand on ecu replacement

I have emailed my dealership that I wanted to give him a 3 attempt at the drivability proble
that I believe it is not normal for the bike to pop or backfire into the intake
also not normal to have the bike randomly die out whan the clutch is pulled in a
also not normal to not be able to drive in city traffic at slow speeds
my dealer said that Suzuki told him to tell mne to not run the engine that low it is not intended to run well under 2k
dealer then told me its like cars that some wont run under 2k
I told him that if he invested all of 5 minutes on google he would find all the information needed to support what I am saying
I asked him 4 times that it is normal behavior for a bike to run like this

if I were a new buyer of this bike I would demand a new computer before you buy
this is a 100 hp bike designed to run at low to mid rpms
how can the answer be don't run it that low
I barely even ride my Honda over 2k
is Honda really that much better then Suzuki
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post #2 of 25 Old 04-22-2016, 02:12 PM
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I got them to update the ECU to a J12 and it did not change the fueling issues. It is still sucks riding in traffic and it surges. Once on the highway it is a fine machine but I do a lot of city/in town riding. I was told they won't do anything about the fueling issues. I also asked them about the engine noises after my first service and the answer was they don't know what causes it. I take it this only happens to some of us lucky buyers. I regret not looking at this forum prior to my purchasing bike. I went on magazine articles and people's talk about reliability of Suzuki's.I only searched this site out after the engine knock showed up right after first service. I find it frustrating. I have been told to put a power commander on and a G2 throttle tamer. What's that do to warranty issues though? Plus I really don't have extra money to be laying out.
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It sounds like Suzi isn't going to warranty that issue for you anyways, so you may as well fix it yourself, or sell the bike. It may end up cheaper to put a PC on it than to sell it.

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I got them to update the ECU to a J12 and it did not change the fueling issues. It is still sucks riding in traffic and it surges. Once on the highway it is a fine machine but I do a lot of city/in town riding. I was told they won't do anything about the fueling issues. I also asked them about the engine noises after my first service and the answer was they don't know what causes it. I take it this only happens to some of us lucky buyers. I regret not looking at this forum prior to my purchasing bike. I went on magazine articles and people's talk about reliability of Suzuki's.I only searched this site out after the engine knock showed up right after first service. I find it frustrating. I have been told to put a power commander on and a G2 throttle tamer. What's that do to warranty issues though? Plus I really don't have extra money to be laying out.
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post #4 of 25 Old 04-24-2016, 02:48 AM
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Im sure you can fix the problem with this devise : www.Boosterplug.com But at the same time I must tell that I have the devise on my desk and not yet tryed it out. I have only used my bike for 1000km and I will use it for another 1000km before I mount it. After that I will post my experience. Next week I can tell if I get the same problem after the first service
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Don't get me wrong, if something is really wrong with your bike, I think you should be looked after while under warr. But seriously, you run this bike under 2k rpm?!? It's a 1000cc twin, I can't even begin to imagine how that can not be good for the motor. Don't lug it, let it breathe a little.
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I do agree with the statement about the magazine reviews. If they were upfront about these type of issues it sure would make some of these manufacturers take notice.

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Don't get me wrong, if something is really wrong with your bike, I think you should be looked after while under warr. But seriously, you run this bike under 2k rpm?!? It's a 1000cc twin, I can't even begin to imagine how that can not be good for the motor. Don't lug it, let it breathe a little.
You know this isn't a parade bike. Thats what Harleys are for! I understand having to use the clutch often in traffic is a pain, but I haven't ridden too many bikes that like going under 8 mph without being luggy and hesitant.
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it's not that ,its the very twitchy throttles and that some time you try and accelerate from stand still and the bike stalls and engine dies on you.(happened to me a few times before i installed a pc5 ) now in the beginning you think "oo i screwed up i have to learn the clutch on the bike better" but then it happens again and again and you start hearing it from other people so you know its a problem with the bike .add to that the in the EU they are changing the ECU it means they should do it here as well.
I dont understand Suzuki it's their reputation but i guess they don't care much. my solution was PC5+AT and tune her on a dyno
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I have a problem with a bike that doesn't run right
and I don't understand the line of thinking that im not riding it fast enough
its a motorcycle not a track bike
it needs to be able to ride in traffic
why you all put up with these problems is beyond me
if your bike runs like mine does and you think that's ok because its a twin your fricken nuts
you cant always be full gas all the time at some point traffic happens
the bike should be able to pull you along
for all the guys telling me to just ride the bike faster
its possible your bike doesn't run like that
the difference is so dramatic from my Honda to the strom that I am embarrassed for Suzuki
It is shameful to expect I buy aftermarket parts to fix this problem
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Virtually none of my bikes were very good in traffic. I've had to feather the clutch whenever I'm in traffic. I don't think it has to do with it being a twin and I'm not knowledgable enough to guess why manufacturers set up bike the way they do. I do know the V2 is excellent at 4000 rpm which is where many riders "live". I'm not sure this is the right bike for somone spending the majority of their day in very slow traffic. I live on Long Island, NY which has over 3 million people living on an island 120 miles long and at the most 8 miles wide and I'm able to ride this bike is traffic. It's not fun but it's manageable.
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