Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Madison Wisconsin
New Strom OK, now. What's next?
I have just bought a new 05 DL100. My first test ride last week was disappointing to say the least after coughing then stalling at all stop signs. Today I decided to put some miles on the her and I am happy to report after about 20 on the clock it seemed to have worked out what ever the problem was as it did not stall, cough or any thing out of normal v-twin issues. I racked up 100 miles in 20 degree temps and overall am very happy with the bike, except some performance lulls.
I got off a V-Max to ride the Strom and I knew it would not be a comparable ride. It is however much closer than I thought. I have already lowered the forks 15mm because of what I have read in this forum, and am planning to lower the rear with links as I am not that tall.
My question is where do I go from here to get some more power. I have read about the power commander but I am a little confused on the mapping thing, like where do I get the maps and such. And being sort of ignorant about how do this sort of thing will it be beyond my ability. Should I try a differnt box?
What about the secondaries? I looked and I figure I can remove them but I wonder if there has been anyone whohas experienced any poor side effects?
I am probably getting too far ahead of myself as I still have all the luggage, heated grips, tank bag, and some other accessories sitting in the garage ready to be put on. Maybe if I get all the suggestions I could do them when I have the plastic apart.