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I think you mean a VS1400 or a VS1400GLP. I don't think there is a GSX1400. Go to the site below where you can see a parts diagram for your specific bike. You will select the actual brand, year, model, etc., once you go to the site. Part numbers and prices are also shown. You can order parts from this site. In the event no price is shown on a particular part, the part is not in stock. www.babbittsonline.com/pages/parts/viewbybrandand/parts.aspx

First, check and , if needed, change the spark plug(s), and oil. Always use the stock spark plug for your particular bike. Use 10w40 motor oil in the gear box. Don't use any synthetic oils, oil marked "EC", or oil with "special" additives. Change the oil filter if your bike has one. Changing the oil acts as the "filter" in bikes that don’t have an actual filter. Lubricate the chain. Lubricate the control cables with liquid graphite, ( Lock Eze ). Make sure the tires have adequate pressure. Check the spokes and snug up any that are lose. Aim the headlight and check all functions of the bike, kill switches, brakes, etc.

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2008 Suzuki GSX... | Answered on Jan 24, 2013

Remove the left side panel and its situated to the right of the fuse box.

2008 Suzuki GSX... | Answered on Nov 30, 2012

c42 is the ignition switch signal, check the ignition switch. c41 is the fuel pump control.

2008 Suzuki GSX... | Answered on Jun 10, 2011

bikes with coded imobilser keys are coded to the ecu and both need to be replaced

2008 Suzuki GSX... | Answered on Sep 02, 2010

There is 644 ml of oil in each leg, Suzuki say L01 type oil. 5W oil should be the equivalent, if you want stiffer suspension us 10w, it really depends on you. Most are happy with 5W oil

2008 Suzuki GSX... | Answered on Apr 13, 2010

if it seem spongy then i would bleed the system of air. air can be compressed, fluid can not. how to bleed brakes is easy task make sure the brake fluid is topped off and located the bleeder screw on the caliper.

have someone press and depress the brake several times and hold it while you loosen the bleed screw. have them hold it firmly it will lose it firmness have them hold it and tighten the bleed screw before they let it back out.

repeat severals times making sure the fluid level is at max between bleeds

tighten the bleed screw and pump up top off fluid and you should have no spongyness

2008 Suzuki GSX... | Answered on Mar 08, 2010


2008 Suzuki GSX... | Answered on Feb 03, 2010

It depends on what type of ride you want,,,i prefer 10weight and just a tad of air in the forks! Be careful when using a gas station air hose, you could blow a seal...just give a little quick burst till you see the forks raise up a little .you can use transmission fluid if you like also, it"ll work just as good.

2008 Suzuki GSX... | Answered on Sep 29, 2009

ita most probably a warped brake disc so will need machining to true it up again!
Cheers Rob

2008 Suzuki GSX... | Answered on Sep 19, 2009

That is a lot of oil - is it blowing smoke? Is there any indication of where the oil is going?
The GSX engine is bulletproof - normally - and doesn't use much oil at all. I have serviced 35,000 mile bikes after 7500 miles and the oil has been spot on.
Looking on the net, it seems the 1400 is a bit vulnerable to oil-cooler damage. With an air/oil cooled bike this could be an indication of where the problem lies. The engine won't leak oil while stationary - well, maybe a drop... but when it is warm and under revs any hole in the oil cooler could be a direct exit point for oil. Look for stains on the exhaust headers - if you are driving and there is a leak, that'll be the first place the oil will go.
It would be the first place I would look - as well as oil cooler, pipes, connectors...
Run the bike for a while and try to inspect it to see if there are any leaks you can spot while the engine is running.

2008 Suzuki GSX... | Answered on Jul 01, 2009

you should check you wheel bearings as movement in these could place your disc out of alignment when under load
hope this helps regards ian

2008 Suzuki GSX... | Answered on May 07, 2009

have you changed the plug ?

2008 Suzuki GSX... | Answered on Apr 27, 2009

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