Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Gruene Texas .. DL650K4
hey, check this out joe, et al.
I have a newfound Strom friend nearby who also rides an 04 dl650. he sent me a mail describing his lower fuel mileage, smelly exhaust, etc and it appears our two bikes have identical symptoms! is this a Texas disease?
ok, so joe you're the second one to point out that when functioning right, the engine idles UP at start, then gradually reduces to norm. mine obviously is the big reverse. I'm just reading the FI symptoms section of the Shop Manual and its interesting that "Stall: immediately after Start" is listed as one of the "customer complaints" to check.
I read through the entire chapter and the thing is complicated! lots of sensors, lots of things that can fail, and a few things that can be adjusted within a range of tolerances. Convinces me that I need to get to a mechanic that has seen a few DL's, TL's, SV's.
If evolution is valid, why do I still bite my tongue occasionally?