Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Salisbury, Maryland
Hello all, my name's Josh and I'm on Maryland's Eastern Shore. I'm a proud owner of an '06 1000 and I'm enjoying it so far. I've owned several bikes in the past; most recently a '95 Honda PC800 (retired at 95K+ miles). Some other bikes I've had are a Yamaha V-max, Honda CBR 1000F, Honda 700 Magna, and some others I have trouble remembering. Most of my riding is commuting to work and the occasional trip when I can get away from the wife and kids.
As a note I wanted to say that my 1K has the dreaded stumble (whatever you call it) below 3500 rpm causing it to "miss" or "buck" when riding in those rpms. I talked to my dealer (Cambridge, MD) who put a call to Suzuki. First I should say that they offered to sell me a PCIII for around $600 (Keep in mind the bike has around 200 miles so far). Needless to say I was not satisfied with this. After they called Suzuki and got back to me they said there was a service bulliten out stating the problem and offering a reprogrammed ECM. The requirements were: over 600 miles, and checking other things like the TPS, etc. That was a much better alternative in my opinion.
So, I have a few hundred miles to put on the bike before any work will be done, but I have been enjoying it immensely! I am 6'4" and it gives me plenty of room. I look forward to many years and miles on my strom.
Happy riding and keep the shiny side up!
'06 V-strom 1K