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Motorcycle Speed Wobble Troubleshooting Troubleshooting speed wobbles can entail looking at quite a bit. Here are some bullet points on components you need to check on your bike for integrity and proper assembly. Rear Wheel Alignment Adjust your chain properly and ensure the real wheel is in alignment with your front. Common Issue, the wheels aren't ...


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Your AC drain may be stopped up. Your AC evaporator condenses water when the warm moist air passes over it, this happens in the normal operation of the AC. There is a drain that is suppose to drain the water outside the car, when it gets stopped up water collects in the evaporator case under the dash, it will eventually drain somewhere, most likely on your ...


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I believe your clutch safety switch has been damaged You have a switch underneath your clutch lever. It forces you to pull the clutch in to start the bike. There is a small phillips head #2 screw that holds in place. It can be adjusted and slid back and forth to engage properly with the clutch lever. You can see where the switch hits the lever if you ...


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Overview In terms of rebuilding the shock, there are similarities between models but there are unique differences between them that make it impossible to review all of the nuance. I'll only give a high level response to the rebuilding component. Adjustment You asked. I can't figure out the low/high speed or the rebound/compression dampening. I'm ...


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Your 4x4 system uses air/vacuum power to engage the 4x4 system. The flashing 4x4 light indicates a leak has been detected in the system. Depending on the severity of the leak, the 4x4 system might not be fully functional and wheels may intermittently slip, or not lock at all. There is a pump located behind the front bumper that maintains pressure in the ...


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You have 4 things to check to start figuring your issue out. Check your TPS Pull codes Check fuses Check hot wire of the fuel pump with a multimeter Pulling Suzuki Fuel System Codes or Entering Dealer Mode on a post-2001 Suzuki Motorcycle You can put your bike into what is called 'dealer mode' to get data and information regarding what might be the ...


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If the voltage was 10.5V that means the battery was completely empty, 0%. You should never let your battery go that low, several such discharges damage it irreversibly. I assume it is a lead-acid battery? Best never let it go below 12V (I mean voltage measured after the battery has been at rest - not powering anything, nor charged - for a few hours). If you ...


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I would say yes to both of your questions. If you have some ATF (Dexron or whatever) sitting around, squirt a "bit" into each cylinder through the spark plug hole before you do this. You don't want to drop a whole bunch in there, but enough to wet the rings (a couple of squirts from an oil can or the like should be sufficient). This will create a small ...


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If you have stored a vehicle for an extended period of time and did not prepare it for storage properly by draining the fuel it seems you should consider doing the following things. Drain all gas from the entire fuel system Replace fuel filter in the gas tank and if you have one in your fuel line you should change that too Try and charge your battery, if ...


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Assuming you connected the positive terminals and negative terminals together on the jump, there shouldn't have been any harm done to the bike's electrical system or battery. Take the battery to an auto parts store and have them test it. If the battery fails their test, replace the battery. Next, check the main fuse, usually on the same cable as the ...


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I'm sure others can provide their own viewpoints, but here are my guidelines: Define your objective(s) Know what you want to learn or master as it will set the tone for what learning areas to focus on, as well as what resources you need. Examples could include: general maintenance (plugs, filters, fluids swap) body repair engine tuning problem ...


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You can use this method to pull certain types of dents. Here is one method to resolve the dent issue. Dent Pulling glue these plastic ding tabs to the center of the dent. You can find them by googling "plastic ding tab" You will use a hot glue gun and hot glue them to your dent. Use a dent puller slide hammer. The tip should screw into the plastic ...


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It is unlikely that simply removing and re installing the wheel would cause air to enter the brake system, though I suppose if someone had repeatedly squeezed the brake lever while the wheel was off the bike, that could have run the master cylinder reservoir dry and admitted air. One should never apply the brakes unless brake pads and brake rotor are all ...


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Not Necessarily an Issue There is not a guarantee that there is a problem with your charging system if the rectifier on your 1999 Suzuki GSXR keeps burning out. Splashing through water is very unlikely to have been the root cause of the issue. Suzuki Rectifiers Your era of Suzuki is unfortunately notorious for burned out rectifiers and stators. ...


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All engines retain a small amount of residual oil even if you let the sump drain for awhile. If you do not change the oil filter then it will also be storing some oil in it. For diesel engines, particularly, it is advisable to change the oil filter each time you change the oil. Don’t be surprised if you change the lubricating oil in your diesel, run the ...


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I got this advice from this website: Go to your rear sprocket and pull straight back on the chain. If your chain pulls away from the sprockets by much, it is probably stretched out. If the chain does not pull away and stays right on the sprocket, then the chain is not stretched out yet. Also, if your sprockets no longer look like points but a bunch of ...


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A carburetor is a carburetor: it doesn't matter what kind it is - it allows air to flow through it and meters the fuel to produce the optimal air/fuel ratio to allow the engine to run. That said, you'll have two things to look at: First, fitment. Will a different carburetor physically fit within the confines of the current carb? Will the carb output size ...


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Take the hard rubber pieces out of the sprocket assembly and put them in the hub. Note that they can only be installed one way. It does not matter if you install them in different locations in the hub. There should be something in your manual about greasing the parts that run around the axle, usually with NLGI 2. Then install the sprocket assembly and ...


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As stated in the comments, it's a lot cheaper to remove excess weight. If you use this car as a daily drive it's best to keep stuff like a spare tire and jack in your car.. Start with the easy stuff: a lot of people have a lot of stuff in their car that they'll never need. If you want to make the car even more lighter, you could opt to remove the rear seat ...


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I've had this on a few bikes and it can happen for a few reasons. If it it's only happened a couple of times i wouldn't be too worried. I've had a 'false neutral' when changing gears and instead of engaging the next gear the gears don't quite engage and you end up between them. Older bikes with higher mileage might be more prone to this. To avoid it I've ...


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You want to back off the valves so you don't damage the head when you pull the head bolts. If you have tension on the valves, you run the risk of warping the head. Likewise, when you put the head on, you want to ensure there aren't any valves which will be causing interference. If there is interference from the valves, this will affect the torque values ...


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They want you to back of the lash so you don't ruin your rocker arms The system in which this head depresses the valves is the reverse of many heads. The cams (the shaft at the top of the photo) is spinning with the lobe coming up beneath the rocker arm foot to act as a lever against the rocker shafts (short shafts between the cam and the valves) to ...


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The regulator or rectifier isn't going to be bother by a bit of water splashing on it. Quite simply, the voltage is too low for the water to pass a current. What is more likely is that water getting into/onto the high voltage part of the ignition circuit has caused a spike or surge to be sent through the low voltage circuit, which will fry rectifiers and ...


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My experience (in multiple cars, albeit not your make/model) has been that this sound always means your cooling system is under-filled. If you've emptied your cooling system and refilled it, it can be really hard to get all the air pockets out of the heater core, especially since in many vehicles it's almost as high as the radiator cap and at the opposite ...


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Two Possibilities Off the top of my head I would look at the following: The clutch start switch - a broken wire or switch will prevent you from starting the bike. It disables the starter relay by grounding it out unless you pull in the clutch. Side Stand Switch - See if the side stand switch hits properly on your kick stand. If it does not get depressed ...


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Start from the beginning. Check your battery. Then check your fried cables. Try to fix as much as possible. Make sure nothing is short-circuited. If all looks good, pull out the electric wiring diagram and identify all the items which prevents it from starting. Measure all these points and make sure there is no short/open circuits. The obvious would be: ...


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This sounds like a clutch problem. If it is nearing end of life opening the throttle can break its friction, which is why the speed drops and revs increase. Get it along to the garage before it finally gives up the ghost.


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You can, but you'll significantly reduce the life of your engine. That's the short and to the point answer. I don't know too much about bikes, but if this were a car, I'd at the very least have someone tweak the carbs and adjust the timing somewhat.


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I can't recommend it. I was told that 100LL has about 4x the lead that the old regular leaded fuel had. Even on aircraft (which run at or near 75%+ power continuously) lead fouling of plugs is a major issue with frequent cleanings required.


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I'm not an expert on bike carbs, but if they are the same as car ones there will be two settings - one for mixture and one for idle. Once you have them balanced, you'll need to adjust these to get the right levels, while still keeping the pair balanced (i.e. increase the idle on both by the same amount, then check the balance, then decrease the mixture a ...



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