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post #1 of 18 Old 10-10-2008, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
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OK Gang ,

I am new to the whole V Strom thing and have some questions . I have an 08 DL1000 that I picked up from the stealership today . Bought it with the Odo on 0 , now has 52 miles . ( I know , I know , it needs to be ridden more , LOL )

I figure the best thing to do is to aska small string of questions all at once , rather than flood the forum with tons of one question threads so I will shoot my short list at you .

Throttle Body sync , can I do it myself fairly easy , and how is it done if I can ?

About how many street miles can I expect out of the stocker tires ? I am a pretty mild throttled rider .

I will ust this DL1000 for better than 95% street and is there a proven tire for good handling on dry/wet surface that will get me some long miles ?

Is there and Idle adjustment on this puppy ? Dealer says no . I rolled my eyes .

Can I richen up the fuel/air mix myself ( pretty easily ) ?

Does anyone know of a decent trailer and hitch set up for the DL1000 ?

Will someone mail me a small box of one hundred dollar bills ? PLEASE !!

Do cables and such need any rerouting with use of 2 inch handle bar risers ?

UH... UH .... Thinking .......... HHMMMM ... I guess that's about it for now . Any help would be appreciated greatly .


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Will someone mail me a small box of one hundred dollar bills ? PLEASE !!
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Yeah , and with my luck , I'd try t rehydrate those microscopic bills and they would swell up so big I couldn't even carry ONE of the dang things to the bank . LOL
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Throttle Body sync , can I do it myself fairly easy , and how is it done if I can ?

About how many street miles can I expect out of the stocker tires ? I am a pretty mild throttled rider .

Is there and Idle adjustment on this puppy ? Dealer says no . I rolled my eyes .

Can I richen up the fuel/air mix myself ( pretty easily ) ?
Wes, if you're only looking for regional input, just ignore this. If not I'll weigh in.

TBS is well docummented on this forum. Here is the consumate thread on the topic:
https://stromtrooper.com/showthread.php?t=14395

Idle adjustment is a small phillips head screw on the left side of the motor just under the tank. Raise it to 1100-1200 rpm.

Do you need to richen up your bike?

You only have 52 miles on it. It has probably stalled on you a few times as you pulled up to a stop. That is becuse the factory usually spits the bikes out at about 800 rpm. It's too low.

Raise your idle and put about 3000 miles on this bike without doing anything else. By then you will get a real feel for the bike and will be more aware of its shortcomings, if you have any at all. You will be in a better position to assess any changes you may want to make. They all get better with a few miles on them. Chances are you won't need anything else.
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wethereyet ,
Thanks man , I thought that little allen screw must have had to be the idle screw but thought I would find out . The Stealership said it was automatic idle adjustment , LOL/LOL .
As for richening things up a bit , I really was asking mostly out of curiosity . I find that most bikes are shipped running quite lean to stay within air quality standards . Leaner runs hotter , so I sort of like to keep and eye on that at first with a n ew steed .
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This is getting good so far guys . Thanks for all you input . Keep'em comin' if you will .

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Things changed for the 2007 model year. I could be wrong but I don't think there is an idle adjustment screw for 2007 and above, I think it has to be adjusted at the ECU by the dealer. I could be thinking of something else though so someone let me know if I'm wrong.

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Things changed for the 2007 model year. I could be wrong but I don't think there is an idle adjustment screw for 2007 and above, I think it has to be adjusted at the ECU by the dealer. I could be thinking of something else though so someone let me know if I'm wrong.
He has a Vee. No changes to anything.
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Apparently no changes were made to the 08 DL1000 , cuz I found the suspicious little phillips screw to definitely be an idle adjustment this a.m. . Adjusted it to dead on 1250 +/- after full warm up . It seems to help the way it runs all the way around the spectrum , especially as you come off of cruising into a parking lot or slow traffic . As I surely had expected it to do .

I am still curious of the mileage ranges folks got out of their stocker tires . I am going to be looking for a mostly street , higher mileage tire when these are toast .

Thak guys , Wes
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He has a Vee. No changes to anything.
Fair enough. I didn't even think about the 1000 & 650 being different in that respect but you are right in that the 1000 didn't see the changes the 650 did. Thanks for the info

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