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Just got back from a 300 mile ride in the Texas hill country,
A few times the Vee would not idle just die when i rolled off the gas..
It would happen after a steady run of 70 to 80 MPH..
This only happened four or five times, The rest of the time the Vee performed well,,
Could the TPS be sticking???
Wheres GrayWolf when you need him,:green_lol:
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That's a perfect description of what happens with a heat sensitive TPS. Stalling after long highway cruise.

I was out to lunch about 55 miles away. I don't know where GrayWolf is.
 

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LOL Hi GreyWolf
It was HOT about 105 in the shade..
So what do you do with a heat sensitive TPS ???
Just replace it?? It runs fine 90% of the time...
Has the TPS been up graded since 2004 ???
Thanks
Mike
That's a perfect description of what happens with a heat sensitive TPS. Stalling after long highway cruise.

I was out to lunch about 55 miles away. I don't know where GrayWolf is.
 

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Replacing it is the way to go. It's #7 in the fiche. 13580-02F00 is the part number from 2002-2010.

 

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Thanks greyWolf
I just read about a million pages on the TPS,
Its the same TPS that i used on my 1997 TL 1000 unchanged part #
I had 3 or 4 of them from my TL days but I am sure i trash canned them..
What luck
Oh well Ron ayers has my Credit card # on file. :headbang:
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Search is your friend, my friend. Stroms have been doing that since they first came out. There have been lots of threads on this very subject.

I'm sure you can research the issue and cure the problem. But it really only happens once in a while, so you can probably live with it.

After a long highway stint, you roll down the exit ramp and come to the stop sign. The bike cuts off. Hit the kill switch, blip the throttle a couple of times and then move the kill switch back to run. Start it up and everything will be fine.
 

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I had the exact same problem periodically. I thought I had cured the problem by slightly increasing the idle speed, but that caused the bike to sometimes rev excessively when shutting off the throttle. Then I did a TBS, reset the idle speed, and it has behaved flawlessly ever since.
 

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Yeah it's probably TPS

When that happened to mine, I found that the sensor wasn't broken, just not adjusted correctly. You can easily put your bike in dealer mode and check the calibration before going to buy a new one.
 

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Has ANYBODY specifically had this problem and then replaced the TPS and definitely cured the stalling issue?
It's killing me to spend $160.00 on a hunch.

BTW: I say $160 because they are about 80 bucks each and the bike takes two of em'
Seems it would be foolish to take the tank off and just change the primary.
No?
-Ej-

P.S. Greywolf, your ability effectively to cover every single thread on this board is amazing. :confused:
Just sayin'
-Ej-
 

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This is exactly what happened to me. Basically, my TPS was set far too low, and therefore when I would come to a stop, the bike would not be getting enough fuel. Combining that with the heat from driving at those speeds in the summer, and the bike would just die as soon as I came to a stop and let off the throttle. Before spending the cash, get a wire and jump the connector for putting your bike in dealer mode (there are many threads on here or vstrom.info on how to do this) and then when you turn on your bike - you can see if your tps needs adjustment. If it does, it is an easy fix - it just requires a t20 or t25 torx security bit, otherwise, you may have a faulty sensor and need to buy another one.

http://www.stromtrooper.com/dl-1000-specific/67315-2007-dl1000-missing-episodically-2.html

see the vid linked on there - on a dl1000 it is up front - you should be able to get to it without removing any plastic.
 

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The stalling issue is the TPS and there is only the lower one involved in that issue. The upper is a secondary TPS or STPS. A number of people with stalling issues and the TPS adjusted correctly have reported success with replacing the TPS. The usual test to tell if the TPS is the issue is to run the throttle back and forth between full on and full off a few times with the ignition on and the bike not running but the engine hot. If the engine idles properly for a while after that before having the problem again, replace the TPS.
 

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The stalling issue is the TPS and there is only the lower one involved in that issue.
Thank you GW.
That was the confidence I needed to move forward on this.
Placing the order for the primary right now.
Next hot day after it's in I'll run a test & post results.
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UPDATE:
Installed the new TPS and the stalling issue has been cured. :hurray:
The acid test will be next summer in the searing heat.
If it acts up again I'll post that here.
Thanks all,
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Freya was doing the same thing in cold weather. After a 20+ minute run at 90 -100 mph she'd die when stopped. She'd only run at an idle over 2K rpms for a while. After being shut down for 10 minutes or so, she'd be fine again.

Turned out to be the Air Intake Temperature sensor. Changed it out and poof! All better...




You should try hooking up the bong to the air intake. They like that...
 

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Freya was doing the same thing in cold weather.
After a 20+ minute run at 90 -100 mph she'd die when stopped.
She'd only run at an idle over 2K rpms for a while.

You should try hooking up the bong to the air intake. They like that...
After a 20+ minute run at 90 -100 mph she'd die...

Cool test parameters JC!
 

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how to cure the problem instantaneously

I had this problem occuring twice on my Vee. For me, it seem to happen when it's cool and/or humid (but not raining), and I hold the throttle steady to cruise around 100kph

First time it happened, I was 100km away from home, I was on my learner's liscence, and I had to get it back home. I needed to hold the throttle in order to have it idling.

When I got home, I connected the laptop to the PC3 and the throttle position reading was off, showing 2% when fully closed. I found that opening and closing the throttle fully a few times got the reading rights. Started the engine and it was idling fine

It happened a second time, half an hour after leaving home, heading to the cabot trail. I stopped at the first rest area, stopped the engine with the emergency switch, put the switch to RUN, twist the throttle a few times. It started and idle fine. Never had a problem since then
 

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When I got home, I connected the laptop to the PC3 and the throttle position reading was off, showing 2% when fully closed. I found that opening and closing the throttle fully a few times got the reading rights. Started the engine and it was idling fine
That is a classic description of what happens with a marginal TPS. Expect the problem to re-occur after a long cruise sometime. Replacing the TPS is a permanent fix.
 

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That is a classic description of what happens with a marginal TPS. Expect the problem to re-occur after a long cruise sometime. Replacing the TPS is a permanent fix.
Mega-dittoes. WHY won't they believe you?


If your Vee starts doing this, order a TPS.

In the meantime, you can get by by "resetting" the TPS as described above whenever it acts up -- shut the bike off, open and close the throttle several times, then continue normally. I believe this scrubs off the offending area a bit, at least temporarily.

What someone needs to do is cut open their old TPS and show the worn spot... I'll see if mine's still laying around somewhere.
 
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