Join Date: May 2007
Location: Hermitage/Nashville, TN
Tell your dealer to look up Suzuki Technical Bulletin #35. It requires the dealer to check four things:
The bulletin says any of these things can cause the "surging" people complain of. If all these have been checked and the problem persists, they will swap out the ECM (a $1200 part).
I just had this done on a 2005 with over 19,000 miles, and I'm the 3rd owner. They didn't give me a hard time about it at all, but the service manager at my dealer was a big fan of the old TLs. He says the TLs had the same problem.
I believe the bulletin says the customer doesn't have to pay for any of it (they didn't charge me anything). The dealer gets paid by Suzuki. All this is probably a bit of a PITA for the dealer, who ends up caught between a customer and the manufacturer.
Anyway, the improvement is worth the effort. There's still a little surging in the 3000s, but it's much better. The bike will also accelerate smoothly from about 2000 rpm, which is new for my bike.
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