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V Stromer
12-26-2006, 05:32 AM
Hi all
I have currently a V Strom 1000 and i am thinking to buy the Strada
The V Strom have also a problem in the low rev (Stutter) and in my
next bike i will not want to hear about it any more.
i have been reading here that the Pegaso have the same issues but
did you find a cure for it (without using PC)? i will try to get a test ride soon
but i am afraid that the dealers bike will be already tempered with.


The next question is:
is it possible to make 4000km trips on the Strada including 700km
on the high way in one day or is this to much to ask from that small motor.

Nice forum too bad there is not more Strada users to make a complete separate forum

Cortez
12-27-2006, 12:48 AM
Hi all
I have currently a V Strom 1000 and i am thinking to buy the Strada
The V Strom have also a problem in the low rev (Stutter) and in my
next bike i will not want to hear about it any more.
i have been reading here that the Pegaso have the same issues but
did you find a cure for it (without using PC)? i will try to get a test ride soon
but i am afraid that the dealers bike will be already tempered with.


The next question is:
is it possible to make 4000km trips on the Strada including 700km
on the high way in one day or is this to much to ask from that small motor.

Nice forum too bad there is not more Strada users to make a complete separate forum

The V-strom stutter is a common thing and very easy to fix.
I know a guy who owns it and he has reprogramed (small piece of hardware
he bough) a BUNCH of vstroms for free, and got rid of the problem completely!

Leave me a PM if you want to get in touch with him so he can explain what
to do. I hope he won't mind :)

ANyways, the Strada has a similiar problem at low revs that's also fixable
with a littlebit of fiddling, or with the PowerCommander.

V Stromer
12-27-2006, 04:48 AM
The V-strom stutter is a common thing and very easy to fix.
I know a guy who owns it and he has reprogrammed (small piece of hardware
he bough) a BUNCH of vstroms for free, and got rid of the problem completely!

Leave me a PM if you want to get in touch with him so he can explain what
to do. I hope he won't mind :)

ANyways, the Strada has a similiar problem at low revs that's also fixable
with a littlebit of fiddling, or with the PowerCommander.

Thanks for your replay.
I already own a YOSH box (ECU programmer) cost me 300 euro but still the stutter is there although less apparent, from my experience from 2004 the V Strom with the 32bit ECU works better then 2002-2003 16Bit ECU (like mine)
the thing is i am looking for a fun bike that i will not need a fiddle because in the near future i will have my hand full with a baby:).
from what i see 2 or 1 cylinders motors have much more problems with emission control then the 4 or 3 cylinders motors that's why i now thinking to put more money and get the new tiger.
it is amazing how many bikes are suffering from the low rev stutter that's why
i would suggest everyone to buy Power commander stock :)

Cortez
12-27-2006, 02:09 PM
Oh well, get the strada, I probably will..
:)

V Stromer
12-27-2006, 02:34 PM
The question still remains, is the Strada can go 140kmh non stop from
one petrol station to another non stop for 700 km?

Cortez
12-27-2006, 02:54 PM
The question still remains, is the Strada can go 140kmh non stop from
one petrol station to another non stop for 700 km?

Not a chance.

The fuel tank is IIRC 16L, and reviews says 5-6L/100km average.

V Stromer
12-27-2006, 03:07 PM
Not a chance.

The fuel tank is IIRC 16L, and reviews says 5-6L/100km average.

Sorry i probably was not clear (my English is not the best)
I meant is it possible lets say to ride 200km at 140kmh stop for 10
minutes to refuel and then ride again like this until 700km in one day
this is what i am doing now in order to reach the alps in one day
and i was wondering if this will not damage the 660 motor

Cortez
12-27-2006, 03:16 PM
Sorry i probably was not clear (my English is not the best)
I meant is it possible lets say to ride 200km at 140kmh stop for 10
minutes to refuel and then ride again like this until 700km in one day
this is what i am doing now in order to reach the alps in one day
and i was wondering if this will not damage the 660 motor

Oh, that!

Well, I have asked the same question and got the answer that motorcycle
engines usually don't mind high revs for prolonged periods as long as you
vary them from time to time (doing the same speed ALL THE TIME isn't good).

That said.. the Pegaso will do 160km/h indicated @ 5000rpms, so 140km/h
should be like.. I dunno.. 2/3 of the avaliable revs?

I don't think it'll mind, but it probably more comfortable at 120.

The question is, can YOU take it?
The V-Strom is probably more comfortable and has better wind protection.
I didn't even ask if you had the 1000cc or 650 V-Strom (I assumed it's 1000 because that's the one with stutter problems) .. 'cause if you have
the 1000.. the 650 would be a "perfect downgrade" in my opinion.

Or a Transalp?

Did I just say this on an Aprilia forum? :gunner: :)

V Stromer
12-28-2006, 11:27 AM
Oh, that!

Well, I have asked the same question and got the answer that motorcycle
engines usually don't mind high revs for prolonged periods as long as you
vary them from time to time (doing the same speed ALL THE TIME isn't good).

That said.. the Pegaso will do 160km/h indicated @ 5000rpms, so 140km/h
should be like.. I dunno.. 2/3 of the available revs?

I don't think it'll mind, but it probably more comfortable at 120.

The question is, can YOU take it?
The V-Strom is probably more comfortable and has better wind protection.
I didn't even ask if you had the 1000cc or 650 V-Strom (I assumed it's 1000 because that's the one with stutter problems) .. 'cause if you have
the 1000.. the 650 would be a "perfect downgrade" in my opinion.

Or a Transalp?

Did I just say this on an Aprilia forum? :gunner: :)

I have the 1000 Strom, the Strom 1000/650 or the trans alp are good bikes
but i now looking for something more sporty like the Strada, Versys or tiger
with a 17" front wheel that i can fit on it real rubber.
I know the strada have only 50hp but it has some advantages for me
like low fuel consumption (compared to my V),low price, low insurence costs
and in the specs it seems that it have great curve capabilities.

the problem now is only a test ride but the weather looks bad here

Panda
12-28-2006, 03:01 PM
I think Cortez is right, cruising speed is probably about 120kph or 80mph.

Get a test ride, you won't look back!

V Stromer
12-28-2006, 04:37 PM
I think Cortez is right, cruising speed is probably about 120kph or 80mph.

Get a test ride, you won't look back!

there is nothing i want more then a test ride but
the dealer i found in my area said that i should call him in 3 weeks
and also then he is not sure it will be possible, also the weather now
is very bad.
I learned the hard way never to buy a bike without a test ride first
so i guess i will need to wait until i will find one to test.

Strada_photos
01-02-2007, 02:45 AM
With a screen added (made mine myself) it will comfortably cruise 80/90mph. Even a small screen makes a BIG difference to wind/weather protection.
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r87/Strada_photos/P1010010.jpg

Panda
01-02-2007, 08:34 AM
What on earth is that white spirally thing in your neighbours garden? Is it some sort of Christmas decoration?

cogsy
01-02-2007, 09:29 AM
Or is it an oversize winnit remover?

Strada_photos
01-02-2007, 09:30 AM
Part of my neighbours marvellous Christmas light display! :happy:

TimmyMagic
01-02-2007, 09:34 AM
And what did you do to your front mudguard!!!!

V Stromer
01-02-2007, 01:54 PM
With a screen added (made mine myself) it will comfortably cruise 80/90mph. Even a small screen makes a BIG difference to wind/weather protection.
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r87/Strada_photos/P1010010.jpg

Your bike looks cool, if i am getting one i definitely buy the fork guards

BTW where did you got them

Strada_photos
01-02-2007, 05:19 PM
The mudguard is a universal UFO part I got from ebay for about £20 - added the colour graphics. Had to drill a few holes and make up 4 spacers but very easy. The fork guards are homemade (1/2 round drain pipe and plastic brackets - cost £8 all together!) and help make the front end look a bit beefier as well as protecting the forks for a bit of off roading.
Cheers, Iain

V Stromer
01-03-2007, 01:33 PM
The mudguard is a universal UFO part I got from ebay for about £20 - added the colour graphics. Had to drill a few holes and make up 4 spacers but very easy. The fork guards are homemade (1/2 round drain pipe and plastic brackets - cost £8 all together!) and help make the front end look a bit beefier as well as protecting the forks for a bit of off roading.
Cheers, Iain

Nice job they look great a specially with the barembo sticker on them

Strada_photos
01-03-2007, 01:44 PM
Cheers couldn't buy them so had to make some! Parts are very limited for this bike. Nearly got a KTM LC4 but needed good pillion comfort and decent range for future touring plans..

pegasobaz
01-03-2007, 03:14 PM
I want to do the same thing with my front mudguard but using the genuine parts from a strada trail but I can't decide what colour to paint it as it's grey as standard but my strada's red.was going to cut back the front part of the original mudguard so it still covers the fork brace, similar to the honda FMX 650

Strada_photos
01-03-2007, 04:31 PM
Was going to do something similar but got fed up waiting for the part to arrive plus the £70 cost then the cost of proper repainting. Well pleased with mine and it transforms the looks.

MaSK
01-10-2007, 08:59 PM
Sorry i probably was not clear (my English is not the best)
I meant is it possible lets say to ride 200km at 140kmh stop for 10
minutes to refuel and then ride again like this until 700km in one day
this is what i am doing now in order to reach the alps in one day
and i was wondering if this will not damage the 660 motor

I did 800km in one day on my old 2000 Pegaso. Apart from the seat getting uncomfortable the bike handled it very well.

My assumption here is that the Strada will be as good or better than the old bike.

gabriel_af
01-12-2007, 06:18 PM
The V-strom stutter is a common thing and very easy to fix.
I know a guy who owns it and he has reprogramed (small piece of hardware
he bough) a BUNCH of vstroms for free, and got rid of the problem completely!

Leave me a PM if you want to get in touch with him so he can explain what
to do. I hope he won't mind :)

ANyways, the Strada has a similiar problem at low revs that's also fixable
with a littlebit of fiddling, or with the PowerCommander.


Hey Cortez - I have nearly traded in my Peg twice due to mine stallling at low revs and the persistant stuttering problem. I've hung on to it, however, since I love the little bugger! Have you fitted a power Commander? Does it really sort it alll out? Any advice or details would be much appreciated!

Cortez
01-13-2007, 01:38 AM
Hey Cortez - I have nearly traded in my Peg twice due to mine stallling at low revs and the persistant stuttering problem. I've hung on to it, however, since I love the little bugger! Have you fitted a power Commander? Does it really sort it alll out? Any advice or details would be much appreciated!

I don't even own a Pegaso :WTF:

HOWEVER! The problem should be known to all Aprilia and Yamaha dealers!
Most of the Yamaha XT's (that the Pegaso shares the engine with) were
recalled for "adjustments" because of a problematic idle and stalling.

I'd be suprised if your dealer can't fix it.
In that case, you should look for another shop.

A few of the guys from the local forums "fixed" their XTs with a single
dealer visit, and as far as I know it's just a bit of reprograming involved -
just like the powercommander does.. so it'll probably help.

Open pipes should help too *nudge nudge* :devil:

TimmyMagic
01-13-2007, 03:09 AM
Hey Cortez - I have nearly traded in my Peg twice due to mine stallling at low revs and the persistant stuttering problem. I've hung on to it, however, since I love the little bugger! Have you fitted a power Commander? Does it really sort it alll out? Any advice or details would be much appreciated!

Everyone has the stuttering problems pretty much. I managed to get rid of most of my problems by getting the dealer to mod the secondary air valve. Search this forum because I can't remember which thread it was on. Basically you can disconnect the secondary air valve pipes and bung them up.

It really does work!!!

g-man
01-13-2007, 10:58 AM
If Panda's air pipe mod, and some fine adjustment on the Co setting make it better it could be a real quick, cheap fix for it.

V Stromer
01-13-2007, 01:24 PM
Update: still no test ride for me the Aprilia bikes starting to be competitive
with all the new models attack but the dealers availability is still poor
but i am a persistent type and i will not roll out the Strade until
i will test ride one.
there is some good news there will be a bike show in my city next week
so maybe there i will have my chance

BTW Cortez, at the start of the threat you told me you know a guy
that have a programmer to my bike the funny part is that if his name is
Igor (former Croatian) his programmer is actually also mine (we bought it together) ain't the Internet a small place:happy:

gabriel_af
01-19-2007, 11:24 AM
I don't even own a Pegaso :WTF:

HOWEVER! The problem should be known to all Aprilia and Yamaha dealers!
Most of the Yamaha XT's (that the Pegaso shares the engine with) were
recalled for "adjustments" because of a problematic idle and stalling.

I'd be suprised if your dealer can't fix it.
In that case, you should look for another shop.

A few of the guys from the local forums "fixed" their XTs with a single
dealer visit, and as far as I know it's just a bit of reprograming involved -
just like the powercommander does.. so it'll probably help.

Open pipes should help too *nudge nudge* :devil:

Duh! Sorry, Cortez, thought you were talking about the Peg, not the V-Strom!

Maybe I'll read more carefully next time - thanks for your advice though!

Cortez
01-19-2007, 11:45 AM
Duh! Sorry, Cortez, thought you were talking about the Peg, not the V-Strom!

Maybe I'll read more carefully next time - thanks for your advice though!

:worship: :worship:

gabriel_af
01-20-2007, 02:50 AM
You're right about he pipes though - not open, but the akrapovics with the baffles out! Think I might have to keep the baffles in though, to keep Mr. Plod happy!

V Stromer
02-17-2007, 03:36 PM
at last got my test ride today and it was great, the strada feel much
more powerfull then i have imagined and at 140kmh it was on 5000rpm
which i think the motor can go like this for a long distence .

my bike is now for sell :happy:

TimmyMagic
02-17-2007, 05:32 PM
Excellent news.

You'll love it :happy:

g-man
02-18-2007, 12:40 PM
Brilliant.

I'm taking mine round to give a mate a go through the week , so we might get him converted too.:)

V Stromer
04-15-2007, 04:40 PM
So, my Strom is Sold (but it still not finalized yet) during this wait some more bikes came to mind:
Ducati multistrada 620
Kawasaki Versys
Pegaso Strada
The Ducati was my first choice although i did not test ride it but i already found that a 10,000km maintenance costs 700 Euro!!, No thanks

The versys look nice and i will have a test ride tomorrow and after it another test ride on the Strada.

If i buy the Strada it will be a 2006 model (new) from grey import so i can forget about a TPS recall, anybody knows how much a TPS cost in case i will need it?
and another thing i still didn’t got an answer if the stutter at 3000 rpm is cure able with out PCIII.

But the heart still says STARDA the only problem i can not find any red ones, only black and i don’t really like it

And guys, if i buy a Strada it means we must meet in the Alps this summer:peace:

the_grump
04-16-2007, 01:16 AM
Hej,
just because a bike is a socalled parallel import (and that is surprising for an Aprilia - as one of the biggest parallel importer of them all: Könemann, actually is an official Aprilia dealer?!) doesn't affect warranty issues at all. Especially if its a safety relevant feature with an official KBA recall.
The only problem may be that they may try dragging their feet - but I doubt it somehow. Aprilia probably is so slow as they, in turn will try to claim the faulty TPS's from Yamaha, that then goes to Minarelli and so on and so forth.
That is one thing You shouldn't worry about, too much. Just find a friendly Aprilia dealer - they will make money of the operation, as they claim the hours from Aprilia direct. And if the dealer is non-cooperative, just find another.....
Greetings
the_grump

V Stromer
04-16-2007, 07:10 AM
Hej,
just because a bike is a socalled parallel import (and that is surprising for an Aprilia - as one of the biggest parallel importer of them all: Könemann, actually is an official Aprilia dealer?!) doesn't affect warranty issues at all. Especially if its a safety relevant feature with an official KBA recall.
The only problem may be that they may try dragging their feet - but I doubt it somehow. Aprilia probably is so slow as they, in turn will try to claim the faulty TPS's from Yamaha, that then goes to Minarelli and so on and so forth.
That is one thing You shouldn't worry about, too much. Just find a friendly Aprilia dealer - they will make money of the operation, as they claim the hours from Aprilia direct. And if the dealer is non-cooperative, just find another.....
Greetings
the_grump

Hi
The grey importer is UGT they sell a 2006 pegaso for 4800 euro
I have been told by them that Aprilia dealers will not accept this bike and i can get the warrenty only by UGT shops but they ofcourse don't get money back from aprilia so it is there interest to play around and try to send me away

the_grump
04-16-2007, 09:44 AM
Hi again
Well then You could buy them at ZTK (bunch of b.......s - but an official Aprilia dealer and cheap; just make sure they have checked and/or changed the TPS; EUR 5299,- list price. I bet there is some negotiation leverage - I mean the bike is now a year old, at least ;-).
http://www.ztk.de/jsp/de/zweiradtechnik.jsp?Action=Preislisten.Aprilia
In regard to the "stuttering" and the PC USB III - yes and no. The Peg will run smoother with it, so it won't be able to cope with a badly adjusted injection system all by itself. The optimum is finding a Dynojet tester, get the CO etc properly adjusted, and then the PC III programmed.
Removing the resonator box and adding a K&N filter do add to the positive aspects too (and give the bike the power and bite it should have had from the start.
Apart from that, in my eyes (and that was the same for the Yamaha xtx) much of the stuttering issue is more likely to be "sensitivity" to tiny movements of the wrist. The Peg/Yam is real sensitive to that, and you will find that loose sleeves etc, make the effects worse at higher speeds. If one tries to handle the throttle lightly things improve a ton.
Hope this helps (if You need more help - PN in german will do the job ;-)
the_grump

V Stromer
04-16-2007, 10:13 AM
Thanks allot
I can probably read your German but i am still can not write German that good but i am working on it ;).
What is the resonator box ? i have allot of knowledge in motors and the only resonator i know is a small chamber connected to the vacuum sensor for keeping a clear reading of the vacuum pressure, is that what you mean?
i am very close to buy it but i have allot of fears that it will not hold up to my expectation because my recent bikes all were around the 100ps although i liked the power of the Pegaso and more the handling i don't know if it will hold a trip to the alps once a year from Sachsen and this i can not test at the dealer demo bikes (i don't think he would like a 4 hours test).

BTW the dealer offered me a 2007 (with the new colours) model include neben kosten 6000 euro with 2 years warranty and he can deliver in one week.

the_grump
04-16-2007, 11:15 AM
Sorry,
was being too fast assuming Your were a native :spankie:
I got to the Peg (as bike nr. 27, after circa 450.000 km in all) and the Yam XTX just before it, after happily riding a YZF 1000 Thunderace.
Of course its nice cruising along with 145 bhp, but the costs are horrifying, and on slightly straigther roads, one finds oneself going at breakneck speeds or beyond literally all the time :bump:
That ain't particularly healthy, nor very good for Your licence - especially in bloody radar infested old Germany:(
I like the Peg better than the Yam because of the quality (yep, some of You may laugh now, but try having a close look at the Yam, and You'll love the quality of the Peg, eventhough one sometimes wonders what strange drugs the engineers and designers must hold to. 18 different sized screws and a leaky, non closeable fuel tab to remove the fuel tank on a thumper is maybe a tad excentric, to say the least :fangs: )
In regular configuration I wouldn't ride neither the Yam nor the Peg, they just are lacking too much ooomph. But with the alterations mentioned above I am real happy with the Peg. And my bum hurts just as much going 750 km on a bigger bike :WTF:
Apart from a Yam FZS 600 Fazer (on which I was going far too fast as well, for ordinary roads) I never had so much fun on bike for that kind of money.
And when being out with my big bike buddies - they still only get to see my tail lights, as long as the roads are windy enough:D
Why don't You try renting one for a weekend - some dealers in germany do that, especially if You indicate the whish to buy one later. Just remember - the stock ones are a bit :lame:
Enjoy the "Qual der Wahl" - the torture of having the choice......
greetz
the_grump

V Stromer
04-16-2007, 11:52 AM
Sorry,
was being too fast assuming Your were a native :spankie:
I got to the Peg (as bike nr. 27, after circa 450.000 km in all) and the Yam XTX just before it, after happily riding a YZF 1000 Thunderace.
Of course its nice cruising along with 145 bhp, but the costs are horrifying, and on slightly straigther roads, one finds oneself going at breakneck speeds or beyond literally all the time :bump:
That ain't particularly healthy, nor very good for Your licence - especially in bloody radar infested old Germany:(
I like the Peg better than the Yam because of the quality (yep, some of You may laugh now, but try having a close look at the Yam, and You'll love the quality of the Peg, eventhough one sometimes wonders what strange drugs the engineers and designers must hold to. 18 different sized screws and a leaky, non closeable fuel tab to remove the fuel tank on a thumper is maybe a tad excentric, to say the least :fangs: )
In regular configuration I wouldn't ride neither the Yam nor the Peg, they just are lacking too much ooomph. But with the alterations mentioned above I am real happy with the Peg. And my bum hurts just as much going 750 km on a bigger bike :WTF:
Apart from a Yam FZS 600 Fazer (on which I was going far too fast as well, for ordinary roads) I never had so much fun on bike for that kind of money.
And when being out with my big bike buddies - they still only get to see my tail lights, as long as the roads are windy enough:D
Why don't You try renting one for a weekend - some dealers in germany do that, especially if You indicate the whish to buy one later. Just remember - the stock ones are a bit :lame:
Enjoy the "Qual der Wahl" - the torture of having the choice......
greetz
the_grump

Yes i thought about renting but there is no Pegaso to rent in my area, the one
i tested is for sale and he don't rent it any more but i will try to speak with him maybe it will work.
Do you know if the new 07 Strada still have the 4.5% top value for the HU or is it 0.3% for the 07 model

the_grump
04-17-2007, 01:09 AM
Sorry, only have Internet access at work - and no: haven't got a clue regarding the percentages....:whiner:
the_grump

V Stromer
04-17-2007, 06:54 AM
From the pictures it seems that the 07 strada Don't have O2 sensor and the 07 strada factory has an O2 sensor, is this means that the 2007 starda is still Euro 2?
http://www.aprilia-aktiv.de/images/modelle/73-1.jpg?load=1176810986

http://www.aprilia-aktiv.de/images/modelle/73-2.jpg?load=1176810589

V Stromer
04-27-2007, 02:41 PM
I am happy to say that i just bought a 2007 Pegaso factory, it should come in 2 weeks and i hope Aprilia will not make problems with the delivery because this is the first batch sold in Germany (my dealer said).
can some one send me the Manual for the Strada? i must read something to pass the time until it will come:)
Thanks
VStromverkauf@hotmail.com

PS
I will probably change my nick to something more appropriate soon

aussie11
04-28-2007, 01:56 AM
i got the 2006 strada it's now 16 months old . love the look , love the way it handles . the motor is a different story . taken it back 7 times to tune , powercommander fitted and still runs bad at low reves. often stalling ,(thats not to bad) the almost stalls are the bad ones (wheel standing around corners when the donk fires up when i am just about to hit the starter again) only one dealer in town ,400 km away to the next one. what are those guys doing wrong? i think this is a common thing in australian stradas because aprila australia say this is how the bike is and there is nothing they can do . any ideas ?????

V Stromer
04-28-2007, 02:29 AM
i got the 2006 strada it's now 16 months old . love the look , love the way it handles . the motor is a different story . taken it back 7 times to tune , powercommander fitted and still runs bad at low reves. often stalling ,(thats not to bad) the almost stalls are the bad ones (wheel standing around corners when the donk fires up when i am just about to hit the starter again) only one dealer in town ,400 km away to the next one. what are those guys doing wrong? i think this is a common thing in australian stradas because aprila australia say this is how the bike is and there is nothing they can do . any ideas ?????

From what i have been reading what you describe is a faulty TPS that Yamaha was replacing on all the XT660 bikes if your dealer is not cooperating go to a YAM dealer and ask to replace the TPS as far as i know it is not expensive.
I did 2 test rides (on 2 different bikes) on the Strada 2006 and it ran good with no problems so what you have is not something you need to live with

aussie11
04-28-2007, 02:49 AM
thanks V Stromer i'll see if the tuners will do it . at this stage i'll try anything

V Stromer
04-28-2007, 02:55 AM
You can look here also
http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=107156

aussie11
04-28-2007, 03:12 AM
the bike is great above 3000 rpm and the stutter between 1800 , 2000 rpm is real bad , thats where my problem is i think . the tuner said if he used the dyno settings the bike was real bad . he tuned it by ear and by riding it in the end . but he tuned it when the motor was hot , when cold look out . runs like a carb bike with no choke . thanks for the advice .

V Stromer
04-28-2007, 03:24 AM
the bike is great above 3000 rpm and the stutter between 1800 , 2000 rpm is real bad , thats where my problem is i think . the tuner said if he used the dyno settings the bike was real bad . he tuned it by ear and by riding it in the end . but he tuned it when the motor was hot , when cold look out . runs like a carb bike with no choke . thanks for the advice .
Anyway shutting down at low rev sounds to me like a ECU or sensor problem
and because of the recall i would start from the TPS

Panda
04-29-2007, 05:23 AM
Aussie11, have you tried blocking the secondary air system like I posted on here? Seems to have helped a few people who've had problems like you are describing.

The TPS recall only affects the first bikes, chassis number ZD4VD000-5S000008 to ZD4VD000-5S002560.

aussie11
05-03-2007, 08:58 PM
thanks Panda , i have been thinking about giving that a go . i'll let you all know what happens if i do .

aussie11
07-11-2007, 09:13 AM
hey guys , the fuel pump died on my bike 7 weeks ago, had a new one put on under warranty ,only just got the bike back and guess what , the stutter and misfireing are gone. looks like i had a faulty pump . the bike is real nice to ride now .

Clotted Cream
07-11-2007, 02:35 PM
Great news. Its interesting as I am wondering if we all have faulty fuel pumps. My stutter is not too bad and I put it down to the bikes character.

Kev

PetrolHead
07-11-2007, 03:14 PM
Have been getting used to my bike, learning a lot on every journey (first accidental wheelie away from the lights this morning); but before I bought the bike, a few independant bike dealers described the pegaso as a a bit of a lumpy runner... but no different to any other single, and slightly smoother and more top-end grunt than the equivalent BMW.

On constant/steady throttle roads it isnt always as smooth as I'd like, bit of a stutter as you say, but not lumpy enough for me to complain. My first bike though, so in some ways I'd welcome the opinion of a more experienced rider. I'd agree that its part of the character given the consistency of peoples comments.

joe bar
07-11-2007, 04:44 PM
On constant/steady throttle roads it isnt always as smooth as I'd like, bit of a stutter as you say, but not lumpy enough for me to complain. My first bike though, so in some ways I'd welcome the opinion of a more experienced rider. I'd agree that its part of the character given the consistency of peoples comments.

The slight hesitancy / surging at low speeds can be a bit of a pain, but for a single the engine is very smooth. I've had about a dozen singles from various manufacturers and this is definitely the smoothest. Overall I think they're great bikes, and much under rated by the press, who as usual tend to rave about the latest / greatest / fastest whatever.

MilesB
07-12-2007, 02:43 AM
From the pictures it seems that the 07 strada Don't have O2 sensor and the 07 strada factory has an O2 sensor, is this means that the 2007 starda is still Euro 2?
http://www.aprilia-aktiv.de/images/modelle/73-1.jpg?load=1176810986
http://www.aprilia-aktiv.de/images/modelle/73-2.jpg?load=1176810589
I don't know about the Euro ratng, but I suspect that the 07 model IS Euro 3 - the picture above (from the aprilia website?) is not correct. The 07 strada has both the Lamda sensor in the exhaust, and the same mirrors as the Factory.

Mine has very slight surging between 350 and 400 revs, but it is still being run in - first service next week.

Miles

Top Banana
07-12-2007, 11:19 AM
As a "pre-Newbie" ... in that I have yet to purchase a Peg (but hope to in the near future) ... is there any real advantage in buying the 2007 model as my local (very helpful and very friendly) dealership here in Belgium is offering me a choice of two 2006 Pegaso (one Strada and one Trail) for 6000 Euro. If I was to purchase the 2006 model (sorely tempted!), I appreciate the depreciation issue will be one that hurts me more when I come to sell it ... but, to be honest, I could see me keeping it. So, dynamically, does anyone know of significant advantage(s) in puchasing 2007 model. All help/advice gratefully received - thank you.

aussie11
07-12-2007, 09:53 PM
if i had to choose between the 06 and the 07 bike i would go for the 07 bike . simple reason being , new models tend to have problems which are fixed with the next bike comming out. the general problem being a surge and stutter at lower revs . from what i have been reading the guys who have the 07 bikes are a lot happier with their bikes as far as the stutter and surging are concerned . the 06 bike is still ok , but generally needs a little more work to get it working better. which ever way you go you will enjoy the ride . stay safe , ride smart