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Offline infidel

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Re: Easy start v Strom 1000 2018
« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2019, 14:12:21 »
Your model should have both easy start and low rpm assist.

Easy start's OK, but unnecessary. Kind of fun watching it try with a flat battery, (Park light fail) - keeps going with really slow turnover for ages until giving up. No clutch needed.

The RPM assist I think is a bit of a gem - works really well and you hardly notice it kicking in.
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Re: Easy start v Strom 1000 2018
« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2019, 16:09:34 »
from 2017 all 650 and 1000 and sv comes with easy start .
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Re: Easy start v Strom 1000 2018
« Reply #22 on: January 13, 2019, 16:46:29 »
Yes it will have easy start and the low rpm assist, both of which the bike could do without, they are superfluous. I've actually had the easy start NOT start the bike (just) once, but otherwise it's reliable. I really hate the low rpm assist, would turn it off if possible, but it's a mechanical solution so can't be.
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Re: Easy start v Strom 1000 2018
« Reply #23 on: January 13, 2019, 17:29:23 »
No need for the clutch, if in neutral. Is your bike not starting easily, Biglofty? It should be just like on the video you posted just a single brief press of the starter. How many seconds does it take? Do you have to keep the start button pressed in?
If so take it back to them, might be the easy start system, or some other issue with the setup.
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Re: Easy start v Strom 1000 2018
« Reply #24 on: January 13, 2019, 18:13:48 »
That's right easy start push no need to hold my SVAL7 is the same no clutch to hold in :thumb:
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Re: Easy start v Strom 1000 2018
« Reply #25 on: January 13, 2019, 19:02:53 »
Thanks for your comments.
I was just wondering if anyone else had a similar issues. The bike starts fine holding the  clutch in and holding the starter till it fires up. I was more concerned if a fault was to develop with the ECU £££££..... I'm waiting for a reply from  Suzuki and will visit another dealer to hopefully clear things up.

Have to say love the bike, I'm 6'3 on the chunky side but still a great ride. Using more oil than expected from previous bikes.

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Re: Easy start v Strom 1000 2018
« Reply #26 on: January 13, 2019, 20:27:04 »
oil ???
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Re: Easy start v Strom 1000 2018
« Reply #27 on: January 13, 2019, 20:58:05 »
I'd be worried about oil consumption too on a new bike.

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Re: Easy start v Strom 1000 2018
« Reply #28 on: January 13, 2019, 21:40:02 »
Should not be using oil unless you were giving it some stick, a new bike running in should not be using oil. :icon_no:
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Re: Easy start v Strom 1000 2018
« Reply #29 on: January 13, 2019, 22:39:29 »
Depends what bike you were riding before.

If it was a inline 3 or four particularly short stroke engines. They tend to not use much oil. V-twins will use a fair bit of oil by comparison.
If it uses less than 100ml per 1000 miles it's acceptable. High for a new bike but acceptable.
The varadero I have has always used about 100-120ml of oil per 1000 miles and is accepted as perfectly normal for a twin with big valves and long stroke.

I suppose the only other thing I could think of with the oil use would be how are you measuring the oil level?

The engine should be run for a few minutes, stopped and left to stand for few minutes then held upright (not on centre stand)
Failing to follow this procedure could lead to a false low reading.
The excess oil will usually end up in the air box and soak into a filter or be aspirated by the engine. Thus dropping the oil level you are reading.  :shrug:

Yes all 18 onwards year models of both the 650 and 1000cc bikes have the easy start system.
As pointless as it is, but goes down well in this nanny state that has grown so weak and feeble that there is a need to save the younger generation from the unbearable pain of holding a small button in for 1-2 seconds.  :old:




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Re: Easy start v Strom 1000 2018
« Reply #30 on: January 14, 2019, 06:32:48 »
My 2016 V-STROM uses no oil between changes but my thumb is worn out due to all that pushing the starter button. In 16k miles I don't remember it ever stalling or not starting first push of the button.

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Re: Easy start v Strom 1000 2018
« Reply #31 on: January 14, 2019, 11:25:29 »
I thought all the newer 2017 face lifted 1000's had the easy start and clutch assist.  I think my 14 model has some sort of clutch assistant's too. Have it ticking over on the main stand, put it in first year and as you let the clutch out the revs rise, not by much but you can see and hear it.
 25k on my Veek now, never topped the oil up between changes. I do change it more often than the service schedule calls for, I do it every 4k but don't use anything fancy, just a semi synthetic. My three triumph's liked oil, one used 800 mil ltrs per 1000 miles( it was quickly sold!) But even the other two still used 250-300 mil ltrs between 3k oil changes.

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Re: Easy start v Strom 1000 2018
« Reply #32 on: January 14, 2019, 14:01:49 »
When I had '14 model, it had no clutch assist. As the ECU was the bad one (the other thread) it was replaced by the latest model ECU that fixed all the problems the bike had and the bike gained clutch assist (not that I ever needed one).
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Re: Easy start v Strom 1000 2018
« Reply #33 on: January 14, 2019, 16:20:59 »
On the oil point for the OP - Mine DID drink a little oil on its initial charge to first service - I topped it up twice - not much but it was down about 1/5th from max. After that 5K miles and not a drop noticeably used. I just put it down to things bedding during run in and all that extra slippery build lube in it. Fully synth since, as with all my bikes except the T350 obviously. 
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