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Hi folks, i have been talking with my Gsx s 1000 dealer here in Norway about the throttle problems i have on my bike.

This summer my bike will get a recall from the dealer, and the Suzuki Company here in Norway will change the ECU unit and problem will be solved :D

Suzuki Company know about this worldwide problem so they finally made a new ECU unit :)

And i guess Suzuki wil have recall in other countries too.

So you guys get in contact with your Suzuki dealer and they will fix the snatchy throttle :) :) :)
 

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Today I filled out a Suzuki survey for new owners. I told them the throttle was dangerous and I would gladly join a class action lawsuit against Suzuki.
I will bring my concerns to the dealership service manager when I take the bike in for the 600 miles service.
I like the S1000 except for the throttle.
 

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I wouldn't say it was dangerous by a long shot. I haven't added any engine tune or exhaust changes I've gone for cosmetics and honestly the throttle is the least of my worries. All this talk of class action lawsuits is depressing. The bikes have to made to certain emission's regulations for worldwide sales and I would imagine that is a tough balancing act.
I'm not disputing the throttle is perfect but taking out some free play and having decent control of my wrist goes a long way to having smooth throttle response. It does get smoother after a 1000miles which also helps.
 

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I wouldn't say it was dangerous by a long shot. I haven't added any engine tune or exhaust changes I've gone for cosmetics and honestly the throttle is the least of my worries. All this talk of class action lawsuits is depressing. The bikes have to made to certain emission's regulations for worldwide sales and I would imagine that is a tough balancing act.
I'm not disputing the throttle is perfect but taking out some free play and having decent control of my wrist goes a long way to having smooth throttle response. It does get smoother after a 1000miles which also helps.
What he said.

Either there must be very different versions of the GSXS around or some riders just not are "compatible" with the bike.

Yes, the GSXS ECU is somewhat "sharp" programmed from on/off at low speed, but not more than it is easy to handle in my opinion.

I have installed the Rapidbike EVO on mine and have not noticed this "problem" until now when I am testing out how this device works (or not) and therefore I am very alert to any change in fueling.

The Rapidbike EVO device is of obvious reasons not doing anything when TPS is < 5% opening, and I notice that when I am riding it usually is in this range when cruising (and my milage is just as low as before).
I can also see on the Youtune device that the fueling is very lean in most cruise and low TPS range. Which I like a lot as the bike goes like a rocket when the throttle is at WOT (testing wheelies and acceleration).
The Rapidbike EVO sets the rev limiter 1000rpm higher (12.500) which is a great plus (for me).
And it adjust the fueling when revving the engine/TPS > 5%.
I cannot say that it goes any better than before as I thought the bike went OK before installing the device.
And I find the engine(ECU) fueling in regards to my throttle inputs satisfactory.
I rather have an engine that reacts instantly and "crisp" at very gentle inputs as opposed to "sluggish" and with delayed (soft) reaction to throttle inputs.
But that's just me I guess.
:)

That said, I will not say no to a new ECU if there really is a Suzuki recall in the near future. As long as it not means less HP and a "sedate" bike.
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what?!?!?!?1 you like the bike except the throttle issue, which is MORE than manageable by the way, but you'd also be happy to join a class action lawsuit? cookoo, cookoo :D

Today I filled out a Suzuki survey for new owners. I told them the throttle was dangerous and I would gladly join a class action lawsuit against Suzuki.
I will bring my concerns to the dealership service manager when I take the bike in for the 600 miles service.
I like the S1000 except for the throttle.
 

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My GSXS 1000F is at 1000 miles and AWESOME!! I LOVE the crisp throttle. I recommend that if you are having some difficulty getting used to the feel, take the bike out to a deserted parking lot and try all different starts and turns until you find out what works best for you. I put my TC on3 and stay in first gear longer than I used to on my Bandit 1250. When you get to know the bike it is AMAZING! It is like riding a butterfly that acts like a bee on STEROIDS! Yay!
 

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Just covered the best part of 400 miles on it yesterday and had to cope with everything from near stationary traffic to motorway cruising to taking off down country lanes like a scolded cat.
The bike behaved impeccably throughout it all. If there is an ECU replacement I'll want to see the results of some testing before I consider changing. I wouldn't want to risk downgrading and having less of a bike.
That said, I've got nearly 4K miles on the bike now and am starting to know it really well. I'd love to have a go on another one from someone who is having the problem and see if there really is an issue or it's just rider preference.
 

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So now its finally time for my bike to get a adjustment of my ECU unit from Suzuki here in Norway:) If that wont work they will change the unit i have been told. Ill be back for more info :)
 

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I love my Suzuki and have covered 15k miles. The throttle action is terrible unless you are a stop go jockey.
Yes I can control it like the expert that I am but I ask should you have to actively think about opening the throttle when exiting a bend?
Particuary as the engineers have fitted the bike with traction control which all seems rather pointless.
Riding over quickly undulating surfaces is downright scary as slight throttle movement rapidly escalates into an unpleasant experience. Lets ensure that Suzuki update all the bikes sold to date.
 

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Hi folks, i have been talking with my Gsx s 1000 dealer here in Norway about the throttle problems i have on my bike.

This summer my bike will get a recall from the dealer, and the Suzuki Company here in Norway will change the ECU unit and problem will be solved :D

Suzuki Company know about this worldwide problem so they finally made a new ECU unit :)

And i guess Suzuki wil have recall in other countries too.

So you guys get in contact with your Suzuki dealer and they will fix the snatchy throttle :) :) :)

I also live in Norway can you let me know who you spoke with as everyone i ask has never heard of this
 

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Just covered the best part of 400 miles on it yesterday and had to cope with everything from near stationary traffic to motorway cruising to taking off down country lanes like a scolded cat.
The bike behaved impeccably throughout it all. If there is an ECU replacement I'll want to see the results of some testing before I consider changing. I wouldn't want to risk downgrading and having less of a bike.
That said, I've got nearly 4K miles on the bike now and am starting to know it really well. I'd love to have a go on another one from someone who is having the problem and see if there really is an issue or it's just rider preference.
Hi, sorry not read this before, I seem to only have minor problems but would love a few of us south west owners to get together to try each other's bikes and see if there really is a difference between each bike.
 

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after tacking out the throttle slack it made it much better and after tightening the chain this week it is even better , good enough for me
 

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Hi, sorry not read this before, I seem to only have minor problems but would love a few of us south west owners to get together to try each other's bikes and see if there really is a difference between each bike.
I'll be down in Bideford with some biking Buddies over the weekend of the 8th 9th and 10th of July. I'd be happy to meet up and swap some tales. You'd be more than welcome to come join us for the ride out and help terrorise some caravaners>:D
 
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