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Suzuki Bandit VVT Question

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' started by Rory, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. Hi all!

    I have been reading these forums for quite some time now while waiting to get a motorcycle and have purchased a 2000 model GSF250V. The bike wasn't running very well when I bought it and I was intending to fix it. There were a few things that needed fixing/changing/repair in general servicing and also the electrical system.

    So it starts perfectly and runs/rides amazingly now, its a very responsive and solid bike. However when it transitions from the Lo to Hi cam position the bike feels like it is no longer accelerating for 1 to 1.5 seconds - once this delay is over the bike accelerates hard all the way to redline with no flat spots (and continues to pull cleanly through other gears with the VVT engaged).

    I have owned a v-tec powered car previously and currently own a Swift Sport with VVT. The v-tec had the slightest delay when it transitioned and I can't notice a delay at all in the swift (that said the swift has an extra decade of technical innovation).

    In short - should there be a noticeable hesitation? Should I be worried? would it take that long for the oil pressure to be redirected/increase and move the position of the cam?

    Sorry for the extremely wordy question!