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Old 06-17-2014, 05:14 PM   #1
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Any Suzuki mechanics in the house?

2006 VStrom 1000, overdrive indicator goes off and on intermittently while in 6th gear. It also has a noticeable drop in power, not much, but noticeable when it does it. Sometimes indicator stays off for quite some time. Anybody seen this or know what's causing it?
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Old 06-17-2014, 05:18 PM   #2
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Any Suzuki mechanics in the house?

2006 VStrom 1000, overdrive indicator goes off and on intermittently while in 6th gear, has a noticeable drop in power, not much, but noticeable when it does it. Sometimes indicator stays off for quite a while. Anybody run into this or know what's causing it? Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-17-2014, 05:19 PM   #3
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have you been to stromtroopers?

http://www.stromtrooper.com/

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Old 06-17-2014, 05:24 PM   #4
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Not yet, this was my first shot. Not always impressed with some of the mechanical answers over there in the past.
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Old 06-17-2014, 05:29 PM   #5
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Make sure your voltage regulator contacts are clean, and start saving up for a stator.
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Old 06-17-2014, 05:34 PM   #6
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You're kidin' me!
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Old 06-17-2014, 05:39 PM   #7
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Overdrive indicator? Never heard of it.

I agree the guys over at ST are kinda no fun.

I pretty much consider myself a Suzuki mechanic since I have a DL and an SV that I do all my own work on.

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Old 06-17-2014, 05:43 PM   #8
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Well, what's your opinion on my problem? The center of the speedometer has a display for 'OD' when in 6th gear.
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Old 06-17-2014, 05:52 PM   #9
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You're kidin' me!

Do the gauge needles move when it starts to cut out?
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Old 06-17-2014, 05:54 PM   #10
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My opinion is that you have a poor contact in the wiring to/from the gear position switch somewhere.

Drop in power suggests that the stator could be going out too.
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Old 06-17-2014, 06:03 PM   #11
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Gauge needles do not move around.
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Old 06-18-2014, 07:56 AM   #12
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The gear position switch consists of a set of resistors, one for each gear. The ECM reads the voltage from the GPS and applies the restriction for that gear. Fourth gear is the only unrestricted gear. A bad resistor or a marginal connection (more likely) can result in the ECM "thinking" the bike is in a different gear than it actually is. The GPS has a blue wire and a pink wire to the ECM and a black/white wire to ground. Many people like to add a TRE module that fools the ECM into "thinking" the bike is always in 4th gear. That will enable the bike to reach speeds the frame was not designed to handle though so some discretion on the part of the rider is needed.

If you want to go the TRE route, you can get a HealTech gear position indicator with a built in TRE that will tell you what gear you are in. Any TRE will kill the O/D indicator because the ECM will always "think" the bike is in 4th gear so the GPI is a popular way to get around that.

There is an Ivan's TRE that is a TRE only. It's also pretty easy to make a TRE. http://www.vstrom.info/Smf/index.php...html#msg118411
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Old 06-18-2014, 08:07 AM   #13
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The gear position switch consists of a set of resistors, one for each gear. The ECM reads the voltage from the GPS and applies the restriction for that gear. Fourth gear is the only unrestricted gear. A bad resistor or a marginal connection (more likely) can result in the ECM "thinking" the bike is in a different gear than it actually is. The GPS has a blue wire and a pink wire to the ECM and a black/white wire to ground. Many people like to add a TRE module that fools the ECM into "thinking" the bike is always in 4th gear. That will enable the bike to reach speeds the frame was not designed to handle though so some discretion on the part of the rider is needed.

If you want to go the TRE route, you can get a HealTech gear position indicator with a built in TRE that will tell you what gear you are in. Any TRE will kill the O/D indicator because the ECM will always "think" the bike is in 4th gear so the GPI is a popular way to get around that.

There is an Ivan's TRE that is a TRE only. It's also pretty easy to make a TRE. http://www.vstrom.info/Smf/index.php...html#msg118411
GW - is the same true for the '13 DL650? Is there a TRE for that application?

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Old 06-18-2014, 08:08 AM   #14
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Answered the duplicate question in the Beasts forum, where the question belongs.
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Old 06-18-2014, 08:43 AM   #15
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GW - is the same true for the '13 DL650? Is there a TRE for that application?

thanks
No. The 650s are not restricted.
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