Join Date: May 2006
Location: Alberta, Canada
still have problems
some of you may remember my original post. it read:
so, i just bought the 1000 v-strom. in the past week, i put on 1000 km and i've noticed a disturbing problem. not to be confused with the thumping experienced at low revs, but, under 3,500 rpm i'll occasionally hear a "click" and the engine will cut out for a moment. if i pull in the clutch, like at a stop light, sometimes the engine will stall. i upped the idle speed a bit, so it no longer stalls, but the "click" remains and the dead spot really concerns me. what's worse, the problem is intermittent, which means every mechanic believes i'm crazy. any thoughts?
the most helpfull reply came from big b who wrote:
Hate to tell ya......but you are describing the "exact" issue that plagues the 1000. There are more threads and info on this subject, that your eyes would go blind from reading too much! Laughing Tell the dealer to sync your throttle bodies "they will need it", check the TPS adjustment, and make sure that "both" throttle cables are adjusted correctly. Also make sure that the throttle body boots are on tight. Set your idle speed between 1100 to 1300 rpm. If they actually perfrom these adjustments, you should be much better. If not.......you need a new ECM, PCIII or get reprogrammed with a tuning box. ALLOT of dealers are replacing the computers under waranty. Suzuki is aware of this problem, but has not issued a recall, and WON'T. Be a royal pain in the ass to your dealer.....if they think you are crazy, tell them to checkout this website and they will get an education!
i showed that post to my dealer and they took a look at the bike. they found no fault with the machine, but they "reset the low speed and off idle fuel." since then, the bike has been somewhat smoother, but remains intermittently unresponsive when "blipping" the throttle between downshifts. one time it even back-fired! then, just the other day, after riding at highway speeds for about an hour, i geared down for an off-ramp and, while turning, the bike acted like it was out of fuel... sputtering and completely unresponsive. this is very disturbing to me, even though the problem happens only occasionally. any more suggestions before i go back to the shop?
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