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Well crapola.... This weekend one of my newest bikes took a shit. My 2016 Strom with not even 6k on it and is just out of warranty. Had not even went through a set of tires. Ran great the day before have not put gas in it in 2 weeks, parked in the garage and the next day its coughing and spitting backfire out the exhaust right off the bat. It goes down the road and can go to town but it is not smooth or easy at all. Had been doing great for months and have not had to touch it other than oil, tires and chain a month ago.
I ran the codes on it and it is giving me a pass C00. Its acting like it has water in the gas but when I drained the tank pulled the fuel pump and didnt see any. Checked the battey connections and voltage. Now I have it torn down to further check what the problem is. Im going to remove the power commander fuel mapper and put it back to factory settings. I will check the grounds and power connections that I can find. I may be taking it to the dealor if that doesnt work. It is just out of warranty and have not even put any tires on it yet. None or my 4 other bikes give me problems. Some Ive had for 18 years. THIS SUCKS! :furious:
 

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Check the clutch switch ....
 

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Oil and a chain in 6K miles? runs great and then gets wheezy?
Total bummer, man. Hope the problem is something inexpensive to repair.
 

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Oil and a chain in 6K miles? runs great and then gets wheezy?
Total bummer, man. Hope the problem is something inexpensive to repair.
Yeppers... Just meant that oil and chain ECT have been serviced at regular intervals. But have not had to turn a wrench on it other than that. and that was couple weeks ago just to oil the chain. I think the dealer is going to have his hands full on this one tracking it down. Could be Power Commander? ECM? Fuel pump? I have a feeling this will be pricy! Tomorrow taking off work to do more testing and take off the Power Commander. Maybe to the dealer by friday. I will let everyone know how it goes, Im worried! :var_36:
 

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I won’t be a bit surprised if it turns out to be the power commander
I will agree with you. Just a hunch! I will need to send a nice e-mail to DynoJet if it is. I have not had it on there for a year yet. Austin Powers~ LIKE FAT BASTARD, "GIVE ME MY MONEY!"
 

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Just asking...but why put the power commander on the bike under warranty? In the Suzuki On-Road Motorcycle Limited Warranty Policy booklet(which should have been given to you at time of purchase if you bought the bike new), in the section Suzuki Federal Emission Control System Limited Warranty there is a paragraph "What is not covered by this warranty. item (e) reads "use of replacement parts or accessories which do not conform to Suzuki specifications which adversely affect emission performance and/or durability."
We'd have RX-7 and Mazdaspeed car owners come in all the time with all kinds of..."stuff" and mods they did to their cars with running problems. 1st thing they's say is.."This car is under warranty". Most of the time it was an aftermarket item or installation issue which was the problem.

WARRANTY DENIED!!
Incidently, the emission warranty is good for 5 years or 18,641 miles, whichever comes 1st.
 

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Try taking it back to the dealer. If you are a good customer, some dealers may go to bat for you to obtain out of warranty service.
 

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Try taking it back to the dealer. If you are a good customer, some dealers may go to bat for you to obtain out of warranty service.
Do you know or ever heard of any? The Japanese dealers and OEM are the WORST about warranty and out of warranty issues, and more times than not their hands are tied anyways.
 

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Don't take it to the Dealer until you have removed the Power Commander. For two reasons.

1: The Power Commander is likely the problem....

2: The Dealer can and should deny a warranty claim if they work on the bike and find the Power Commander to be the fault. NOT Suzuki's fault, they should not pay for it!
 

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Yup take the PC off and leave it off..........unless you have a full race exhaust system on and a higher flowing air filter, it's simply something which is doing you zero good.
 

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PowerCommander and similar units usually cause more problems than they solve. Pull it, sell it, and enjoy the extra gas money.
 

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First, you don't need a power commander on a 650. They run great from the factory. So take the thing off and sell it, then if your bike doesn't run right, take it to the dealer and insist they fix it on warranty.
 

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Kinda wondering what the dealio is on this one too.

I got a used Bazzaz unit off of fleabay for cheap. Really wondering if it was worth it. I get FI codes for the injectors and the O2 bypass thing they gave me doesn't work. :frown2:
 

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Just asking...but why put the power commander on the bike under warranty? In the Suzuki On-Road Motorcycle Limited Warranty Policy booklet(which should have been given to you at time of purchase if you bought the bike new), in the section Suzuki Federal Emission Control System Limited Warranty there is a paragraph "What is not covered by this warranty. item (e) reads "use of replacement parts or accessories which do not conform to Suzuki specifications which adversely affect emission performance and/or durability."
We'd have RX-7 and Mazdaspeed car owners come in all the time with all kinds of..."stuff" and mods they did to their cars with running problems. 1st thing they's say is.."This car is under warranty". Most of the time it was an aftermarket item or installation issue which was the problem.

WARRANTY DENIED!!
Incidently, the emission warranty is good for 5 years or 18,641 miles, whichever comes 1st.
True but I had a plan to just remove it if the bike needed a warranty issue fixed the was not related to the PC system and take the bike in.
 

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Do you know or ever heard of any? The Japanese dealers and OEM are the WORST about warranty and out of warranty issues, and more times than not their hands are tied anyways.
Not all the time. On my KLR250 the dealer had to replace the jug because oil was seeping thru the cast materal near timing chain. It was done quickly pain free as possible and they did a good job. 17 years later the bike is still on the road.
 

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UPDATE :The PC as most of us supected is the issue. I removed it and put it back to stock and took it for a ride and the Strom ran nicely. Put the PC back on to test and bike ran like shit! Me suspect it be ta pooblem!
I called DynoJet and the guy "Mark" was stumped, he said according to the model PC they have a 1% to 5% failure rate. He said just send it back in and we will test it, On my dime (shipping and bench fee). We will replace if nessary.
I have had several PC's on my other bikes and they have worked great. This is the first one that didnt. With the Two Brothers pipe on the bike and I like my bike to "not" run so lean like the factory set up is I will just buy another PC. At least, IT WAS NOT THE BIKES FAULT!
 
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