20 Most Recent 1997 Suzuki VS 1400 Intruder Questions & Answers


Hi, Jeffrey and the usual suspects are:
1. Loose parts
2. Imperfect seal at gaskets, pushrod covers, washers etc.
3. Restricted oil return line to oil tank/pan.
4. Restricted breather hoses to the air cleaner.
5. Restricted oil filter.
6. Oil tank/pan overfilled.
7. Rocker housing gasket (bottom) installed upside down.
8. Engine case sealant faulty.
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1997 Suzuki VS... | Answered on Mar 11, 2019


Hi, Jms_hbrt the answer to this question is way above my pay grade for this situation, I would call or visit my local dealer or reputable shop's service/parts department and inquire about any possible quick fix, answers, or parts inquiry.
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1997 Suzuki VS... | Answered on Mar 11, 2019


Hi, Jsmuffler before you start it in the morning, pull the spark plugs and sniff them. Do they smell like gasoline? Are they wet? If so, you may have fuel leaking past the needle and seat in the carburetor and flooding the cylinders.
Use a voltmeter on the battery an hour after you shut the bike off. It should be at least 12.6 volts. Check it again in the morning. It should still be 12.6 volts or more. If not, something could be drawing current when the key is off.
If it's a carbureted bike and the ambient temperature is warm, you may be over-using your choke/enrichner. Try cranking it with the choke turned off first and then try half-choke, and then full choke. If you start with too much choke it will flood. After it starts, shut the choke off after 15 - 30 seconds and then use the throttle to keep the bike running until it warms up. Over-using the choke will soot up your spark plugs.
A fresh set of properly gapped spark plugs can make a lot of difference in how easily a bike starts.
Engines need a richer fuel mixture when they're cold. An intake leak can also cause hard starting because it leans out the air/fuel mixture.
After you get the bike started, spray some WD-40 or carb cleaner around the carburetor intake manifold seals. If the RPMs change, you have an intake leak.
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1997 Suzuki VS... | Answered on Mar 11, 2019


Hi, Al before testing any electrical component in the Starting Circuit it is "IMPERATIVE" that you have a fully charged battery of 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a preliminary reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage, the battery is faulty and must be replaced. AGM type batteries fall into this scenario more so than lead-acid batteries.
1. Ignition Switch not in the "ON" position.
2. Engine Run Switch in the "OFF" position.
3. Engine Run Switch is "FAULTY" or corroded.
4. Check the battery terminals for damage or corrosion check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter.
5. Bank angle sensor needs a reset or is faulty.
6. FOB battery low or dead.
7. Faulty ignition switch.
8. Faulty starter button.
9. Faulty kickstand, clutch, neutral safety switch.
10. Security alarm needs a reset.
11. Starter relay, solenoid, starter motor or circuit wiring faulty.
12. Starter armature or field coils have failed.
13. Main fuse or circuit breaker may be blown or faulty.
14. Faulty ignition relay.
15. The electric starter is working but starter clutch has failed.
16. Check for engine trouble codes.
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1997 Suzuki VS... | Answered on Mar 10, 2019


Bonjour, Joter, pour ce sc?nario, vous aurez besoin de votre manuel d'entretien, de votre fiche pi?ces et de votre manuel d'utilisation si vous ne trouvez pas le meilleur outil que vous ayez jamais achet? pour votre Suzuki. Ne d?sesp?rez pas.
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1997 Suzuki VS... | Answered on Mar 10, 2019


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1997 Suzuki VS... | Answered on Mar 10, 2019


Hi, Anonymous before testing any electrical component in the Starting Circuit it is "IMPERATIVE" that you have a fully charged battery of 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a preliminary reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage, the battery is faulty and must be replaced. AGM type batteries fall into this scenario more so than lead-acid batteries.
1. Ignition Switch not in the "ON" position.
2. Engine Run Switch in the "OFF" position.
3. Engine Run Switch is "FAULTY" or corroded.
4. Check the battery terminals for damage or corrosion check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter.
5. Bank angle sensor needs a reset or is faulty.
6. FOB battery low or dead.
7. Faulty ignition switch.
8. Faulty starter button.
9. Faulty kickstand, clutch, neutral safety switch.
10. Security alarm needs a reset.
11. Starter relay, solenoid, starter motor or circuit wiring faulty.
12. Starter armature or field coils have failed.
13. Main fuse or circuit breaker may be blown or faulty.
14. Faulty ignition relay.
15. The electric starter is working but starter clutch has failed.
16. Check for engine trouble codes.
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1997 Suzuki VS... | Answered on Mar 10, 2019


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1997 Suzuki VS... | Answered on Mar 10, 2019


Hi, Anonymous for this scenario you will need your service manual, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Suzuki, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
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1997 Suzuki VS... | Answered on Feb 26, 2019


Hi, Timothy parts swapping is common with most motorcycles when it comes to interchangeable or compatible parts from one model with another "EXCEPT" for the CDI's they are year-make-model "SPECIFIC" the best thing to do is call your local Dealership Parts Department or a reputable independent shop. If your location is not near a shop then go online and find a parts catalog or "FICHE" and match part numbers depending on your criteria.
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1997 Suzuki VS... | Answered on May 20, 2018


must be battery that is goofed.

1997 Suzuki VS... | Answered on Jan 06, 2018


Hi, Mo and the usual suspects are:
1. Ignition Switch not in the "ON" position.
2. Engine Run Switch in the "OFF" position.
3. Discharged battery, needs to be 12.5 volts or better and be able to pass a "LOAD" test, your battery may show 12.5 volts but has little or zero amps and must be replaced.
4. Check the battery terminals for damage or corrosion check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter.
5. Bank angle sensor needs a reset or is faulty.
6. FOB battery low or dead.
7. Faulty ignition switch.
8. Faulty starter button.
9. Faulty kickstand or clutch pull in switch/sensor.
10. Security alarm needs a reset.
11. Starter relay, solenoid or starter circuit wiring faulty.
12. Starter armature or field coils have failed.
13. Main fuse or circuit breaker may be blown or faulty.
14. The electric starter is working but starter clutch has failed.
15. Check for engine trouble codes.
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1997 Suzuki VS... | Answered on Mar 29, 2017


Hi, Rebecca just remove the pivot pin that holds the lever and it should slide right out for this scenario you will need your service/owners manual if you can't find the first and best tool you ever bought for your Suzuki, despair not, for a mere $10 you can download another one. For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the links below. Good luck and have a nice day.
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1997 Suzuki VS... | Answered on Sep 30, 2016


Hi, Lynda and the usual suspects are:
1. Severely discharged or a damaged battery, should have 12.5 volts or better and be able to pass a load test if necessary.
2. Check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
3. Faulty main circuit breaker and or connections.
4. Faulty ignition coil and or connections.
5. Faulty spark plug, oil or gas fouled, wrong heat range or service type, wrong gap, loose in the cylinder head, broken electrode or insulator.
6. Faulty spark plug cables, leaking or broken, internal damage.
7. Faulty ignition module, switch, CKP, MAP, CMP, sensor and or any connector in the ignition circuit could have corroded, loose, or broken pins/sockets
8. Burnt exhaust valve or air leak in the exhaust system.
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1997 Suzuki VS... | Answered on Jun 12, 2016


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1997 Suzuki VS... | Answered on Nov 09, 2015


Try jumping your cylonoid post with a screw driver if it starts you got a bad cylonoid more than likely,if not it could be the clutch safety switch.

1997 Suzuki VS... | Answered on Sep 01, 2015


This is a very difficult system to bleed due to the angle of the master cylinder mounting. Start by positioning the m/cyl on the handlebar where it is level with the ground. Remove the line from the m/cly and use your finger as a bleed screw to bleed the m/cyl first. Cover the hole while pumping, hold lever and release finger to release pressure, recover hole before releasing lever just as tightening a bleed screw. Repeat untill good pressure is achieved. Cap and reposition m/cyl in the threaded hole up position so as not to loose the fluid. Reinstall hose. Move to banjo bolt at slave cylinder and continue bleeding using banjo bolt as bleeder location. Finally move to normal bleed screw to insure all air is out of system. This procedure will work provided the clutch itself has not been dissassembled and reassembled improperly. Good luck!

1997 Suzuki VS... | Answered on Jul 25, 2015


Sounds as though your pads are not retracting slightly when brakes let off. You need to service and clean up the pistons as crud and road grime have probably built up around them.

1997 Suzuki VS... | Answered on Aug 09, 2014


The tachs ground is anywhere on the frame. The coils ground is the mounting of it if all is metallic & not a plastic bracket as some are.
The connections for the rpm's will still register the same way

1997 Suzuki VS... | Answered on Jun 14, 2010

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