Throttle bodies loose from new!
Hey guys, if you buy a 2012 V 1000 make sure you have the dealer pull the tank and tighten the rear throttle body clamp at the intake tract or do it yourself immediately upon getting it home.
I waited till 2400 miles when I bought a power commander V to fix the back firing problem to discover what the real culprit was. The throttle body was half dislodged and I could literally pop it up and back down with one hand and little effort. Upon tightening the factory black slip clamp I found that at full closure I could still remove the throttle body. I replaced the stock clamp with a good old stainless band / screw clamp and now the strom back fires no more.
Was ready to kick myself from not doing this day one after reading about other peoples woes with dislodged throttle bodies but I also read about how lean the V is from the factory and I lied to myself that there is no way a brand new bike could have a throttle body completely unclamped from the factory. Well, it was built on a friday afternoon or I got the trainee who could not keep up the pace of the assembly line. I have about six other items I have modified to make the bike better or more liveable that I wish Suzuki would have just done themselves but I also have to remember I paid a fraction of what the competition charges for similarly capable bikes and in the end they don't hold a candle to the V and how it does multi faceted riding disciplines well. Tour, commute, throw it into twisties, etc. Love it.
V Strom 1000 2012
6" PIAA's custom brackets, custom baffling in stock exhaust (machinist), K&N, PCV, Oxford heat grips, Eibach 800 rear spring, CA scientific wind screen,
Sibel bugle, LED rear case lights, mirror wideners, Motech quick tank bag, RAM IPHONE Xgrip, Motech center stand, Moved rear case 2" back on custom bracket, Feel free to ask how or why, I learned allot and am happy to save people pain and frustration!