Question about 1997 Suzuki GSX 750 F (Katana)
One of the left valves has a small leak. Could that have something to do with the brake fluid? I didn't get a manual with the bike and still somewhat of a newbie! Thanks
Do not put oil in the brake master cylinder! Only DOT 4 or DOT 5 brake fluid should go in the master cylinder! The proper fluid should be listed on the top cover of the master cylinder. Brake fluid will have absolutely nothing to do with your valve leak.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
+1 to that.
to the guy asking the question. Seriously? if you cant figure out what you need to add take it to someone that knows what they are doing. there is nothing on the left side of the bike that has a fluid window or anything. Coolant overflow is on the right, oil window is on the right, brake master cyclinder is on the right.
Posted on Jul 19, 2009
Its funny you should mention this but yes, I had its bigger brother the GS 850 G , same problem, Apparently, in my situation I did the same thing and went to the shop and let those butchers make it worse !!!, the way i found my leak was by washing the motor with a grease and oil cleaner , strayed the whole motor and wash it all off totally, then I turn her on and let her get to operating temp went for a few mile and came back and checked it, for me it was the head gasket the guys put on and i forced them to do it again,
I found out later that it was common with the suzi's of that model and ended up doing it myself, I used the original gasket and used a compound called gasket goo and it never leaked through out the 8 years i had it .
But before you do anything , surly they gave you warrant y on the work so take it back and demand they do it properly.
Cheers and ride safe
Posted on May 18, 2009
SOURCE: I have no front brakes
First of all. Thank you for your service our country appreciates your dedication and your families support.
Bleeding the system is a series of points from front right to back left. then To front left and back right.
then repeat. 2x. After that bleed brake system at the front then the back. over and over. NO disruption of a steady stream, this is a totally sealed system. 0 air. that means if its not perfect its wrong.
The factory actually primes the lines with vacume from the caliper end. keep that in mind.
**Buy a nice new measuring cup and reuse all Fluid.
Dot4 is not cheap.
Please check caliper seals for the "wet" look around the boot and brake line inputs.
This should work. its not uncommon
The only other thing is the Brake reseviour could be sucking in air. Check for capt tightness. Gromet seal. and and the inner plunger not to be stuck in the down position. pluger is a diaphram. not an actual pin...
amazing ride man.. last of the best Wear a helmet plz.
Posted on Feb 04, 2009
Possibly if too full oil is getting to combustion chamber? Have you pulled a spark plug to see what they look like? You should check owners manual for correct procedure on addin/changing oil. I always recommend the shop manual for usually under $15 at auto/cycle parts stores.
Posted on Jul 26, 2009
SOURCE: rear disk brake: clamped!
The rear brake cyclinder need rebuilt. And please try not the type swear words please.
And the brake fluid needs to be changed.
The fluid is the same type as used in cars but make shure of the type your bike calls for. It will state on the lid. DOT3- DOT4 ?? The gas cap is sapose to be vented but you bike may have a vent that goes in from the bottom of the tank and it may be pluged.
Allso a manuel for your bike would help you out a lot.
Posted on Nov 19, 2009
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