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DL1000A - 2017+ DL1000A - 2017 (L7) and later

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post #11 of 16 Old 09-15-2019, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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After no success with the TPS adjustment I purchased a Booster Plug. In my opinion it's the best money I've spent on this bike so far. It has virtually eliminated all of the problems I described in my earlier post. I do have a Throttle Tamer fitted as well and it's possible that one compliments the other but regardless I'm very happy with the result. The only con I can think of is that when the bike is at idle you can really notice the richer fuel mix by smell but that's about it.
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post #12 of 16 Old 09-15-2019, 10:14 PM
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Thanks for the report. Ever since I installed the Dominator slip on the bike doesn't start as easily and tends to lug slightly under 3k rpms. I suspect slightly richer fueling would solve it.

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post #13 of 16 Old 09-19-2019, 05:15 PM
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The deed has been done.

I didn't think it was possible to get more torque grins down low. Too funny...

Other than having to lift the tank, the install took 5 minutes.

I can cruise along in the burbs at 2k rpm now... and she makes an angry growl when you twist the throttle down low.

I'll keep you posted
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post #14 of 16 Old 09-19-2019, 11:13 PM
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Got 60km in tonight. I'm not sure what to say other than this is how the bike should run from factory. I have to adjust my throttle input in the low rpms and start modifying my gearing accordingly. Starts like a charm and still kept its' after market exhaust burble on decel (which I liked). That small decrease in the AF ratio has made a big difference IMO.

Next up the cruise install and then I'm calling it quits on farkles until next year... or maybe after some LED bulb swaps

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post #15 of 16 Old 09-22-2019, 10:32 AM
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new owner of '18 dl1000 here.... had it about a month....

snappy throttle, yes - largely manageable - but one of the things that has struck me was how much less engine braking it has compared to previous liter bikes (st2, st4s, 1150gs).... this thing is smooth, nimble, & quick enough - grin factor approaching the ducs - i like it....
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post #16 of 16 Old 09-30-2019, 12:00 AM
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I’m surprised how many think this bike has a sensitive/twitchy throttle. Ride and KTM street/adventure bike and you will think the Suzuki is smooth as butter
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