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Old 12-13-2013, 12:59 PM   #1
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DL1000 question

I didn't see/find a v-strom specific forum, so:

I have a chance to buy a 2012 DL1K. I know some older ones had fueling issues at mid-range. Did Suzuki ever fix that? It won't be a deal breaker if not.
Anybody know for sure?
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Old 12-13-2013, 01:15 PM   #2
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No-Suzuki did not fix this problem on the 2012 V Strom. Though there may not be a specific forum here for Vee's, there are multiple resources on the net that detail this problem and methods for repair/modification. And, I wouldn't consider it a deal-breaker either - the issue can be addressed/fixed for $300 bucks or less, and a few hours of wrenching.
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Old 12-13-2013, 01:42 PM   #3
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Get onto VSRI for Strom info.
http://www.vstrom.info/Smf/index.php

VSRI is more serious and informative on tech stuff and Strom issues than any other source. Saves wading through a lot of crap.
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Old 12-13-2013, 03:17 PM   #4
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Same question with a better result!

I just bought a new 2012 DL1000 and had the same questions. Found this link to the service bulletin that fixes the problem according to several owners. I am waiting until spring to get mine fixed.

http://www.stromtrooper.com/dl1000-2...012-ecm-9.html

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Old 12-13-2013, 03:38 PM   #5
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Got it. Thanks all. My friend has a yosh box to cure this with
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Old 12-13-2013, 04:10 PM   #6
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The service bulletin cures the problem. I bought a 2012 ADV. It ran like crap under 4,000rpm. The dealer flashed it with a Yosh box. It was better.

Then I found the service bulletin. My dealer replaced the ECU and installed Iridium plugs under warranty. It is perfect now. Flashing with a Yosh box doesn't come close to how it will run with the new ECU and plugs.
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Old 12-13-2013, 05:10 PM   #7
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cool. I made them an offer I hope they can't refuse
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Old 12-13-2013, 05:48 PM   #8
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Glad to hear the Suzuki is replacing the ECM's as they did back in 06. The replacement for the 04-05-06's did the trick but I had to find the service bulliten on line myself and offer to sue the dealer CC Powersports Clarksville,In. to get the job done. Both my 05 and 06 needed the ECM changed.

The Yosh box trick doesn't work very well but FacoryPro makes a Teka Box that will do the trick.

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Old 12-15-2013, 08:48 AM   #9
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cheapest and easiest fix is to simply keep the rpm's around or above 4k. it took me a while to get used to DL1's long legs, especially 6th.gear overdrive. but, once i did, most of the problems went away. when 4k rpm's is to fast (mph) i just run in a lower trannie gear.
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Old 12-18-2013, 10:54 PM   #10
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I have owned 2 DL1K's. I am aware that there are many fixes for the fueling issues. For me, a Power Commander 5 was nice and easy, and worked lovely. Bike feels a bit more punchy as well. (could easily be in my head)
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