I started just to change my air filter and ended up installing the TBS hoses. The key to my success was the small hands of my 12 yo grandson , AJ and an odd looking curved set of pliers I got as a three plier set from Harbor Freight.
This is for a 2003 DL 1000. The sources I have are the Procedure Notes for DL650 for Throttle Body Synchronisation by RBS_Cairns and How do I adjust my throttle bodies from the vstrom forum. Some of the pics on the Cairns notes don't match what I could find on my 1000. I am not sure if it is because of the difference between the 1000 and the 650.
The removal of the gas tank was done to get access to the air filter. It had nothing to do with any instructions I have read about the TB hose installation. Although the tank removal helped in getting some good pictures of the TB connections.
Some of the pic are from a previous set about the fairing removal.
After the tank removed
This is the right side of bike. The pencil is point to the rear TB connection.
Another closer look at the rear TB connector.
Another close look at the rear connector with the hose attached. The wooden pointer tip is touching the hose.
The pliers used to install the hose.
The front TB is access while looking up under the bike like this.
This is AJ adding hose to front TB
This looking up at the front TB with black rubber cap on .
This is pic with blue arrow marking hose on TB connection
Next I route the hoses to the right side on the bike. I use plastic connectors and the black rubber caps to seal the hose.
Now I think I have the hoses connected to the TB correctly.
Next is to find the Balancing screw. The Cairns pic of the screw looks like this,
Is this it ?
Pic further back
Based on the description in the Vstrom Wiki
"located on right side of bike, on the front TB."
I borrowed a TwinMax from Chuck, Gilk51 , and will test how well I understand the process. Wish be luck cause I need it. If anyone can add to the location of the adjustment screw I would welcome the help.
Also , AJ is for hire if someone in the Arlington Texas area wants this done. It took him less than 10 min to install both hoses.