Originally Posted by TomG
First, the V-Strom is designed to run on 87 octane and there have been several reports of problems running hi-octane. There's no use buying more expensive gas if the motor doesn't need it.
The misfire is probably an electrical problem. Your drop may have knocked a wire loose. I agree that checking the plugs is a good place to start. Trace the wires back to the coils, check the battery connectors, try to determine if something is shorting out, etc. etc.
I didn't see any prior posts by you that would indicate why you think your bike is such a lemon.
I post in 2 groups, had problems with this bike from the start.
the bike was running ok since it came from storage (winter).
Ok, I checked what someone told me and seems to be the prob.
I unpluged coil one at a time, unpluging the fist one made no dif on the way the motor was running, when I unpluged the other one the bike shut ride way.
it's the coil that goes to top cylinder. Have to lift the gas tank to reach to plug to test plug if plug works both coil and plug are good, just have to see in the manual hot to test injector.
So it as to be 1 of 3, coil, spark plug or ejector of this cylinder.
I will post more as soon as I have the time to find and come to post.This bike from the start ad rough idling, hight hidling when coming to stop on cold weather but bike at normal temp, ECM was replaced, also other parts that can't remenber, seals, and just noticed today oil leak again and anti freeze, someone tell me if this little things can't be fixed by suzuki????
It seems they don't care as bikes still come with same problem of rough idling but most of the prob is around 3000rpm, most of people noticed that, what do dealers say about this? ho it's the first one, heah right.
Dont' take me worung I like this bike but never expected to have so many trouble from the start, and things that suzuki could fix easy from assembly, that's my believe.
And since they no there's a prob with ecm they should replace eveyone's from free no questions asked, because in the end it gives bad name to them, but I guess they don't care.
Dealer on one repair told me they adjusted the mixture (hmm ecm, did they reprogram the eeprom, they don't have the qualificaton)
It's a good looking bike and she doesn't like to be stoped, that is my first feeling from the start. (staying positive
thanks to all.