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post #1 of 44 Old 08-20-2008, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone Using a TRE?

Back when I had the '03 SV1000, the guys at the SV forum were raving about the changes in their bikes' performance by using a Timing Retard Eliminator. I got one on e-bay and noticed a definite improvement in performance in the lower gears. Much snappier throttle response. But, cold idle was too low, unless the clutch lever was depressed, and it would shut off unless I kept it running until one bar was showing. That was a bit aggravating. Overall, though, it was worth it.

Wondering why I haven't seen anything in this forum about one.

Has anyone tried one? http://www.ivansperformanceproducts.com/tre.htm According to the verbiage, no cold idle problems.

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post #2 of 44 Old 08-20-2008, 11:28 PM
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Never heard of this either, but seems like a nice upgrade for $115 if it works as advertised. Also curious to know if anyone has experience with these in a strom.

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Its a closely guarded secret around here but yes they work. You will lose the overdrive indicator.
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Its a closely guarded secret around here but yes they work. You will lose the overdrive indicator.
Hello Mr. Mortine,

Will you kindly ass plain just they work and how? Please? Do I really need one?

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Hello,
Do a google search for GiPro and all the info is there on what they do.
Good luck. If you do fit one ,please let me know how you find it.
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Hello Mr. Mortine,

Will you kindly ass plain just they work and how? Please? Do I really need one?

Thank you.

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Yes they work as claimed & No you don't really need one. However there are a lot of things done to these bikes that are not really needed

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post #7 of 44 Old 08-22-2008, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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And, Jeff at JSD has 'em too - http://www.jsdproducts.com/Product_I...3V/jsd-3v.html
One's on order. He claims it wont cause the cold idle problems that my SV experienced. I'll let you know!!

From what I've read, it tells the engine management system it's in 4th gear all the time, getting rid of the timing retard built into 2nd & 3rd, and improving throttle response in those gears (I wonder why they restricted just those gears?). Unfortunately, since the ECU also controls the "OD" lite, it will never come on. That's okay - I can tell when it's in OD.

Speaking of info, my old GS1100E had a built-in gear indicator that told you what gear you were in at any time. That was nice!!

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post #8 of 44 Old 08-22-2008, 03:38 PM
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Tre

Ihave a TRE installed in my 02 vstrom 1000 and it works. It smooths out the throdle in the first 4 gears. When you are hard in the corrners is where you well really feel it. IT WORKS
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How about the 650, any benefit there?

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How about the 650, any benefit there?
No, from what I know about the 650, they are not restricted and the TRE is of no use to increase performance.

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