Nice compressed RR, thanks Robopie.
I have a personal interest in 1000 V-Strom since I just bought a new one this past April.
You had me stumped first with "HONDO capital Taligulapia " (sic).At first I thought you might be referring to some small obscure municipal seat
Then it dawned on me you meant TEGUCIGALPA - the national capital
The rear cylinder intake rubber blowing off seems to be a common complaint, I was told. I actually experienced that myself last August on my visit to the Indy MotoGP as I was idling down the street past the Speedway. POP and SNORRRRRT !.An easy enough fix, and I really cranked down the retaining strap.
Parking on the Speedway backstraight another identical VStrom stops beside me and we get to talking. I tell him about the intake and he right away sez- you were idling along at about 2500rpm in a low gear and it back-fired?
Amazing diagnostic power, I thought. Then he explains that it is a common event on the DL 1000, due to an idle speed lean mixture setup in the FI computer program, to pass emissions regs.
Sure enough I noticed frequent muffled backpops at that speed/rpm combo. Solution was simply to keep it in a gear/rev range to work around that.
The rider said his solution was to install a Powercommander which also fixes the problem at higher cost.
How about it DL 1000 riders - is this such a common event?
As for the DL being only a pavement and well groomed gravel road bike, that is not a problem for me , no way would I want to take it onto dirt trails and rock jumping. I dont' want to hurt myself
or the bike$$$$ So far I like it, makes nice sounds and goes awful fast in a hurry.This year I have seen 200km/h on the speedo surprisingly often.