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post #1 of 19 Old 04-28-2006, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
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new strom 1000 love it, but not the stumble!

i purchased my strom a month ago and ride to work nearly everyday. wow, what a super fun bike. i only have one major gripe, and that is the stumble/hesitation between 3-4k rpm. talked to the shop and they have the yosh box, will cost maybe 40 bucks(unless i belittle them into a freebie) i am also considering a power commander. found one today for the 250 range. really like the bike and rarely drive my truck now that it is warm. any comments would be appreciated concerning the stumble problem. thanks
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post #2 of 19 Old 04-28-2006, 07:01 PM
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How many miles on your Strom?

When I first got mine it had a nasty stumble/stutter between 2,500 & 3,000 rpm. The more miles I put on it the smoother it gets. Might be worth waiting to see.

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I did/do have the same problem. I did get the new ECM which seemed to help, but the stumble was still there. I then put the stock pipes back on and what a difference, no stumble at all. I do not like the stock pipes but if that is what it takes until I get a power commander. I gather since you have just bought it you do have the stock pipes right?

Before I got the new ECM I did a throttle body sync. I didn't fix much except to maybe smooth the motor out a bit and make the stumble really clear between 3-4K. You might want to cinsider a synch, which you can do yourself. I was surprised the bike came so out of synch, must be the air in Japan :roll:

Heavy is right to about smoothing out the more miles you put on it, mine took 1500 miles and it felt like a differnt bike the next time I rode it.
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post #4 of 19 Old 04-29-2006, 08:25 AM Thread Starter
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1200 miles on my strom. i had no problems the first 500-600 miles. it seems to get worse every few days. the bike has only one aftermarket mod whichis the windshield.
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I picked my strom 06 DL-1K up a month ago and have no problems with the stumbles. I ride in the 3-4K RPM range in the city. But it is true the more mile on it the better it rides, I have noticed it this week just hit the 500 mile mark and it seems to run smoother everyday, unless I am just getting use to it. I would have more miles but we picked a bike up for the wife and she isn't into the long rides yet although she is getting better. Today we plan her longest ride to a couple state parks, should be fun can't wait!

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Have your bike remapped with a yoshi box 5+ low and mid ranges.It cured my bike's low RPM stumble.Cost me all of $15 at Suzuki shop in Memphis.Save your money that you would spend on a power commander and buy riding clothes or bike additions.Only down side of remapp is you will probably lose a couple miles a gallon in fule milage,but I feel it's worth it.
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Heavy,

How many miles on yours now? My 06 has 1100 km on it and has a light throttle surge, occasional hiccup at around 2800 rpm that seems to be getting worse, not better. No problem when on the gas, tons of power, or decelerating. It's just that phase when you are just floating along with no/light load.

I'm going to ride it for awhile and see what happens. The bike is just amazing and is everything I thought it would be. As time goes on I'll do the TBS and check the boots, etc. I hope to get through this issue without having to go through the dealer circus. I've got a three year warranty, so someone, somewhere will be dealing with this.

So much for this problem being fixed on the 06's. Any other 06 owners want to jump in on this topic. Has anyone had their dealers rectify the issue on the 06's?
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post #8 of 19 Old 04-29-2006, 04:07 PM
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Still stumbles after 11000

I have had my bike for 2 years. It now has over 11000. I still have the stumble and it will die about every 5th stop. This is really aggrevating in traffic, especially when trying to get through a busy intersection. I have tried all the suggestions on the internet short of the power commander. That will be my next mod. The dealer was no help from the start. They didn't even recognize the problem.
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Heavy,

How many miles on yours now?
I'm just a little short of you, with about 1,000 kms. I'll be well over that after tomorrow. I have mine scheduled for the 1,000 km service for Tuesday. The dealer is supposed to be pretty sharp so I'm looking forward to seeing what they can do with it.

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post #10 of 19 Old 04-29-2006, 07:32 PM
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Dealer yoshed mine at 5K miles for $35. No stumbles since and have 24K now in under 12 months. Unless you plan on fiddling with the PC, I wouldn't waste my money on it.

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