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post #1 of 19 Old 09-15-2012, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
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I had no idea that the DL-1000 was holding so much low-end torque at bay with the stock timing-retard in effect. My bike is still new with less that 400 miles on it. Every once in a while I'd get a weird stumble while cruising around town. I figured it to be the retarded ignition timing so I popped for one of the TRE devices. I didn't expect much other than to hopefully smooth things out a bit, so I took the three minutes and plugged it in today then went for a ride.

First, I couldn't believe just how much more torque I had at low throttle opening! I pulled the front end off the ground a few times without even trying until I got used to the new throttle response. AND... the bike does run MUCH smoother while cruising around town at low RPMs and low throttle openings. My only gripe is that now the O/D indicator is on whenever the bike is in any gear.

Since it only takes a couple of minutes, I went ahead and disconnected then reconnected it a few times while cruising around. The difference is certainly noticeable, with a LOT more torque coming on a LOT sooner with it installed. So much so, that I may end up not keeping it installed. I've been used to 1000cc sportbikes, so I'm no stranger to the power. But I am thinking that Suzuki may have done us all a favor with the timing retard on these models. I think the power comes on a bit too abruptly with the TRE installed. I'll play with it on and off a bit longer before making my final decision. But for those of you who want to rip, definitely get one of these!
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Butt dynos are amazing.

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Butt dynos are amazing.
Yes...

Actually, I rarely trust my butt-dyno. Most of the time I find that I'm mislead by my wishes more than educated by any real power gains. That's why I kept disconnecting and reconnecting the darned thing. (TRE, not my butt)
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Which TRE did you buy?

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Placebo affect more than anything else...... Only way to truly findout is to do a dyno run, then I will eat my words if the proof is evident.

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Placebo affect more than anything else...... Only way to truly findout is to do a dyno run, then I will eat my words if the proof is evident.
Okay Big B. I publicly profess that I'm too stupid to feel a back to back difference.
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Oh, and Kurgan: It's from RPM Industries.
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Johnofchar on the VSRI forum did some runs on a dyno:

How can I make a de-restricter for my DL1000?

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Placebo affect more than anything else...... Only way to truly findout is to do a dyno run, then I will eat my words if the proof is evident.
big b when will you ever learn, first you got to be smart before you can be a smart ass. :biggrinjester:
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I've been reading stuff here from Big B and JRWalker here for years. I am way more likely to pay attention to Big B's opinions. They are much closer to my experiences with these bikes. When in doubt, check JohnofChar at VSRI as tiller4me wrote. John is the grand master of things V-Strom. While we are at it, castle-of-teck there and PTRider here are especially worthy of mention. There are many knowledgeable people available. Too many for me to list without slighting someone.

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