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by floatsmyboat
Thu Apr 05, 2007 11:58 am
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: Suzuki 1400 Intruder Stalling issue
Replies: 14
Views: 13444

Thanks, I think you may be correct about the battery. Batteries are pretty cheap, so I will start with a new one. Even if it is the stator or rectifier, it would be a good idea to start with a new battery.

Greg O
by floatsmyboat
Sun Apr 01, 2007 4:26 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: Suzuki 1400 Intruder Stalling issue
Replies: 14
Views: 13444

I really appreciate everyones imput here. I am learning a little more as I go. I put the voltage tester on the battery and was reading 12.5 volts while running fast idle, 2000 to 3000 rpms. I realize this is low. From my automotive experiance it should be 13.5 to 14 volts. I assume it should be abou...
by floatsmyboat
Sun Apr 01, 2007 11:47 am
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: Suzuki 1400 Intruder Stalling issue
Replies: 14
Views: 13444

OK, I have just learned more by fooling around. I turned the idle down lower to a slower speed. With the headlamp on high beam, I put the turn signal on and the engine stalls. So the question is, is the alternater not putting out at low speed? Is it the battery? This is where I will start looking. T...
by floatsmyboat
Sun Apr 01, 2007 11:15 am
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: Suzuki 1400 Intruder Stalling issue
Replies: 14
Views: 13444

I agree, it doesn't sound like the switch in the clutch but it never hurts to check that. The only thing that bothers me is that it only stalls when the clutch is pulled or released. But the switch in the clutch lever should only open and close the starting circuit, but maybe it is shorting out cau...
by floatsmyboat
Sat Mar 31, 2007 8:14 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: Suzuki 1400 Intruder Stalling issue
Replies: 14
Views: 13444

Thanks for the quick reply, After I thought about it I remembered why there is a switch in the clutch lever, but doesn't that just control the starting circuit from energizing the starter without pulling the clutch? How would that affect the ignition? I guess I need to get a wiring drawing. Thanks, ...
by floatsmyboat
Sat Mar 31, 2007 8:00 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: Suzuki 1400 Intruder Stalling issue
Replies: 14
Views: 13444

I did not realize the clutch lever has a kill switch. What is the purpose of this switch?

Greg O
by floatsmyboat
Sat Mar 31, 2007 5:13 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: Suzuki 1400 Intruder Stalling issue
Replies: 14
Views: 13444

Suzuki 1400 Intruder Stalling issue

My son just bought his first motorcyle, a 1996 Suzuki Intruder 1400. While riding it home I noticed it would sometimes stall when I pulled the clutch in (disengage), and sometimes when engaging the clutch. It even did it while sitting still once, but usually while pulling up to a stop. I believe the...
by floatsmyboat
Sat Mar 31, 2007 4:58 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Help with skills test
Replies: 3
Views: 1357

Help with skills test

My 23 year old son just bought his first bike, and therefore needs to get his Motorcycle liscense from the state of Michigan. I have been looking but cannot find a diagram of the course with dimensions for the skills test that is required. It seems like the state is trying to keep all this a big sec...
by floatsmyboat
Wed Jan 24, 2007 8:53 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Suzuki GS 750L Seat
Replies: 1
Views: 2239

Suzuki GS 750L Seat

I own a 1979 Suzuki GS 750L that is in great condition. But the stepped seat is very uncomfortable and is beginning to crack and needs to be repaired or replaced. The pan is in great condition as the bike has always been stored inside. I would like to find a shop that can rebuild this seat in a way ...
by floatsmyboat
Mon Oct 09, 2006 10:27 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Back ordered Motorcycle carb parts
Replies: 1
Views: 1033

Back ordered Motorcycle carb parts

Has anyone had any dealings with Motorcyclecarbs com? I order some gaskets over 4 weeks ago for my Suzuki and still have not recieved them. I was told they were back ordered. OK, but over 4 weeks for Mikuni carbs?
Greg O.
by floatsmyboat
Thu Apr 27, 2006 6:41 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Need help sizing tire inches to metric
Replies: 3
Views: 3360

The Bridgestone is a BattLax BT 45R. Does the R mean it is a radial? This is the tire a motorcycle shop sold me.

Greg O.
by floatsmyboat
Wed Apr 26, 2006 6:11 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: 1982 GS650L First Bike
Replies: 10
Views: 9317

About a year ago I bought a 79 GS750L. I have really enjoyed this bike, once I got the kinks out of the carbs. Mine is chain drive however. I like the look of the L series that Suzuki had in the late 70's and early 80's. They ride simular to todays cruisers, although the center of gravity is a bit h...
by floatsmyboat
Wed Apr 26, 2006 5:42 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: What would you do with cracked rubber intakes
Replies: 11
Views: 5136

Paying 100$ for rubber is way too expensive. A engine rebuild cost much more than that. If the old ones are leaking, this can cause the engine to run lean, and hot and burn something, like, say a piston, or valve. I have seen good used ones on Ebay for about 1/4 the cost of new if you want to go th...
by floatsmyboat
Wed Apr 26, 2006 5:29 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Need help sizing tire inches to metric
Replies: 3
Views: 3360

Need help sizing tire inches to metric

I bought a 1979 Suzuki GS 750L a year ago, and the rear tire needed replacing. The rear tire that was on the bike was a Continental 4.50H17A K112 I am not sure what the A K112 means. This number converts to a 120/90-17 metric size. However when I bought this size, (Bridgestone) it has a smaller prof...
by floatsmyboat
Wed Feb 22, 2006 11:48 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Video camera on bike
Replies: 9
Views: 2066

Has anyone here had experience vidio taping while riding. What can you tell me about it.

Thanks

Greg O.
by floatsmyboat
Tue Feb 21, 2006 10:42 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Video camera on bike
Replies: 9
Views: 2066

Video camera on bike

My first grandchild will arrive in May, so I am purchasing a new camcorder for that event. I also wanted one with an external mic jack so I can set a microphone next to the engine, and mount the camera somewhere on the bike, probably the handlebars. Has anyone here done something like this before? D...
by floatsmyboat
Tue Feb 21, 2006 10:26 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Because it hasn't made it to this board yet (Video)
Replies: 43
Views: 9389

I think the guy pulled his parking brake, and only the right rear wheel locked up. I did not see any smoke from the left wheel, only the right. He should not be driving. How else can that happen on a dry road, sunny day, moderate traffic.

Greg O.
by floatsmyboat
Tue Feb 21, 2006 12:25 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Suzuki part numbers
Replies: 4
Views: 1296

thanks Skier

Greg O.
by floatsmyboat
Tue Feb 21, 2006 12:16 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Suzuki part numbers
Replies: 4
Views: 1296

Yes, I know but those numbers are their own part numbers. I am looking for the OEM numbers.

Greg O.
by floatsmyboat
Tue Feb 21, 2006 12:15 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Wife's First Ride
Replies: 20
Views: 3889

My wife hates motorcycles. I did manage to take her for a 20 mile ride on my brothers Suzukie 1400 Intruder last April. I kept telling her to let me know when she had enough, but she stuck it out for the 20 mile ride. I was hoping she was enjoying it, but when we got back, she said that was her only...