I am new to the forum and tried to find my specific problem in the many postings. Did not find the final answer but may have overlooked it. Bought half yr ago an 03 V-strom 1000. (with just over 100K kilometers) Had a “good” deal as the bike needed lot of maintenance and new tires/chain etc. Paid CAD 1,800 so have some room to work. Bike made lots of noise in the clutch area and yes indeed that one had too much play. Got it fixed in a very professional manner by WERKS PARTS USA (bushings etc ) When riding bike first time noticed a lot of hesitation and cutting out fuel supply or ignition. Cleaned the injectors, new filter, plugs and re-connected all electrical connections. Did not help, but found out with my stroboscope that the rear ignition coil fired constantly and front one not even 10% of time. Only when trying to rev up, more pulses came visible. Replaced the ignition coil assembly without any improvement. Measured resistance value and was at 3.9 Ohm (OK) As the crank position sensor and the CKP sensor are used for all of the ignition (and injectors) and the rear cylinder runs fine I blamed it to a faulty CDI. Bought one on ebay from a “wrecked “ 2003 bike. Installed and unfortunately without any result. With the strobe I can see the very intermittent firing of the front cylinder coil. Anyone with additional ideas to go from here ?