Hiccup at 3K rpm - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
V-Strom Service and Maintenance Questions and Discussions Share your service and maintenance information-questions. Please include your year and model in the text of your post.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 30 Old 04-17-2005, 06:09 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 15
Hiccup at 3K rpm

While cruising along at about 3000rpm, my '05 1000 hiccups or sputters every now and then. Any thoughts? It only has 16 miles on it!
wgm114 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 30 Old 04-17-2005, 09:18 AM
sempervee's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: In my Mind - WA State
Posts: 550
Prolly needs the Throttle bodies adjusted ...... Ask about this at your 600 mi service.. It is a common problem . .. .
sempervee is offline  
post #3 of 30 Old 05-29-2005, 05:03 PM
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Adkins, TX
Posts: 46
Also, check with your dealer. Suzuki has now admitted there's an ECM problem that causes uneveness in the 3-4k rpm cruising speed. I was just notified after writing to Suzuki, and am setting up a diagnosis and, hopefully, cure to the problem.

"Ignorance is bliss"
DL-ayed is offline  
post #4 of 30 Old 05-29-2005, 10:21 PM
Posts: n/a
Just purchased a used K5 with 5000miles on it. Got it for what I considered a bargain. I haven't experienced any of what your talking about. I do notice small hesitations, similar to what a big v-8 sounds like with longer duration cams/ etc. This goes away above 3500rpm. I'm thinking this engine does better from 4k on up. I find no need yet to "cruise" at 3000 to 3500rpm. I like the RPMs this engine will do. It is no slow harley.

post #5 of 30 Old 05-29-2005, 11:24 PM
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Beaverton, Oregon
Posts: 213
Re: Hiccup at 3K rpm

Originally Posted by wgm114
While cruising along at about 3000rpm, my '05 1000 hiccups or sputters every now and then. Any thoughts? It only has 16 miles on it!
Get out and ride the bike. Put more miles on it and see what they can do at the 600 mile service. You might also want to try different grades of gasoline. My 02 runs best on 87 octane but yours might run better on a higher octane.

rider1951 is offline  
post #6 of 30 Old 06-01-2005, 10:47 AM
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: ohio
Posts: 130
same issue

My DL1000 has same issues under 4k rpms. Asked Service Manager about it, and he said "bring it in, and we will service it, than ask if it was a warranty issue". So my $ are on the line if Suzuki declines coverage.

If anyone hears of an official Service bulletin with a commitment to warranty coverage from Suzuki, Please let us 04/05 1000 guys know.

Otherwise, I am going to try the TRE after warranty is up March 06.

Thanx, Doug.

blue 2004 1000
DCDL is offline  
post #7 of 30 Old 06-02-2005, 08:48 AM
MATTMAN's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Winchester, Virginia
Posts: 640
People might get tired of saying this, but you might want to have them check the plug caps. My 650 had a similar issue. The dealer knew exactly where to look. Don't know if the caps are the same for the 1k, but Suzuki got a bad batch of them.

650...Anything more than a handfull is wasted
MATTMAN is offline  
post #8 of 30 Old 06-04-2005, 06:45 AM
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 25
3000 rpm miss

I just drove home yesterday on my new '05 DL1000 and noticed the same hiccup at exactly 3000rpm. It's very consistent, so when I take it in for the 600 mile service, I'll have them fix it and I'll post back with what they find. I'd try the throttle body synch myself, but I don't want to risk voiding the warranty. Otherwise, it's an excellent streetbike with a responsive engine and roomy riding position. Sort of like a touring bike on a severe diet with a sportbike motor thrown in. I can't wait 'till it's broken in!

Never let your memories exceed your dreams!
TAG-Caver is offline  
post #9 of 30 Old 06-05-2005, 11:32 AM
Posts: n/a
Suzuki has a new ecm update to address this problem, it enriches the mixture about 5% and cures the stumbles and lean run conditions on 05 dl1000. I got this info from a dealer in Texas where I was having my oil changed while on a trip, I rode one that had the update-couldn't believe it was the same bike! I have an 05 dl1000 but haven't had the update yet but hope to in the next two weeks, if my dealer is cooperative. The Texas dealer said to contact the regional service rep if your local dealer plays dumb, he said the rep came to his store and updated all the stroms in stock for him. (This was CycleSports in Kerrville, TX, great shop to stop by for help, directions, service, etc.-wish my local dealer was this good!)
post #10 of 30 Old 06-06-2005, 07:07 PM
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 25
3000 rpm miss

Here's what my dealer told me:

I had not heard of any updates for the Dl1000 (sorry to the guys on
stromtrooper!) so I called Suzuki's Tech Line for some information. The
tech-line rep that I spoke with said that there is not an ECM update
available on this model. He did say that there was a limited number of
'04 models the required the throttle bodies and throttle position
sensors to be adjusted to correct a surging problem. He recommended that
we test ride your unit to confirm the problem and then check these two
areas in case they are out of adjustment.

If you are currently in touch with anyone who states that they have an
'05 Dl with an updated ECM on it please ask them for the part number off
of it. It will be printed on the ecm and will contain five digits a
hyphen and then five more digits. I would like to compare it to a stock
ecm and see if the part number is actually different.

I'd really appreciate it if anyone with the upgraded ECM could post the part # on this forum so I could give the dealer the part numbers to compare.

Thanks for your time,

Never let your memories exceed your dreams!
TAG-Caver is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome