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post #1 of 14 Old 05-01-2006, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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Time for a TBS?

Nearing 7k miles and I've noticed a slight roughness when accellerating. Steady state and coast down are smooth as ever but when the throttle is open it's not as smooth.

The TB's have never been touched so maybe it's time.

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post #2 of 14 Old 05-01-2006, 09:47 PM
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Give it a shot. I just did mine at 1,600 miles and the TBs were close but off a bit. I did it on my K5 at around 6000 miles and it made a big difference in smoothness.

Once you get some permanent extension tubes on the vacuum nipples, you can check and adjust in just a few minutes whenever you want.

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post #3 of 14 Old 05-11-2006, 01:30 AM
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DL1k - did TBS at 10k and it was off 5" of mercury (yup, 5"). Just did it again 7k later and it was off 4". I put the vaccum tubing extensions on after the first TBS adjustment and now it takes less than 5min to do a TBS. Will try to post pic later of tubing.

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Is there a write-up anywhere in the forum on how to do this?

With only 1000 miles on the clock, my Strom won't hold a steady RPM when I give it gas in neutral.

Tried again yesterday after an oil change. Up on the centerstand, idling in Neutral. Slowly and carefully raised RPM's to 4K and put the throttle lock on. RPM's bounced from 3600 to 4400 RPM's (400 each way) and would not smooth out.

I feel this when I'm riding too, whether the engine is warm or cold.

The throttle bodies shouldn't be that far off at only 1K on the odo, but I know that anything's possible.

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I am recovering from an accident and typing with one hand so please excuse any typos. But anyway, my TBs were way off with only 200 miles on the clock. Do a synch now, it can only hepl. The process is so simple, but hard for meto typeit now, I feel like an expert now that I have the extention tubes installed like others hace said.
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post #6 of 14 Old 05-11-2006, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
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[quote="orezona"]Is there a write-up anywhere in the forum on how to do this?

http://vstrom.info/cgi-bin/moin.cgi/...ttle_bodies%3f

here you go.

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post #7 of 14 Old 05-11-2006, 10:11 AM
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When asking for specific tech tips, it's a good idea to have the specific model appear in the post. A lot of people put their model in their sig.

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I've done a couple syncs, too and mine were off both times. My main question is what tool does everyone use to adjust the screw? I use some long (like 7") needle nose pliers to get in the and twist the screw. Sure with that screw was pointing to the outside of the bike. So, what do you use?

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post #9 of 14 Old 05-11-2006, 12:18 PM
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I just stuck my hand in there, whilst holding a phillips screwdriver bit from my tool kit. I must admit it did worked a treat.

Now I've just got to wait for the slight burns on my ring finger to heal......

Didn't notice it whilst doing the sync, but it scabbed up overnight.

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post #10 of 14 Old 05-11-2006, 05:05 PM
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Long needle nose pliers, and a dab of the SOs nail polish to keep it there. Somehow it will be off again after some time.
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