Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Salinas, CA / Rio Rancho, NM
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!