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What position should the fuel switch be in when removing gas tank on 1996 savage ls 650?

I'm assuming ON. There is no OFF position on this bike, only RES, ON and PRI (prime).

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SOURCE: removal of fuel tank to change spark plug

There should be a bolt towards the bottom of the tank. You will have to remove Your seat to see it. Undo the bolt and slide it out. Shut off the (petcock) fuel valve first. You don't need to take off the fuel line. There should be 2 other hoses under it aswell. You may need to reconnect them if they come off.

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Remove the petcock valve and dissasemble and clean it may have a clogged passage or this type may have bowl with a screen in side that is dirty, clean the valve with gum out and blow out with compressed air if possible.

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The carburetors need to be cleaned most likely clogged jets and passage ways.the low speed jet is what you want to pay close attention to make sure the are clean.
If you are going to do it yourself pay close attention do not mix up the carburetor parts always lay out the parts from each carb in the from left to right 1234 separation.
I suggest you get the service manual fir this bike before you attempt doing the work yourself.

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That depends are you talking about a fuel tank gauge float or a carburetor float. If you are talking about the Carburetor most kits have them with the kit. That said, the float is usually level at the time the fuel fill ping is in the full closed position.

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Hi, Jacob and the usual suspects are:
1. Damaged or restricted fuel tank venting system.
2. Loose float bowl screws.
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1996 650 ls savage leaking gas in to oil

your carburator is flooding . letting petrol runnining into combustion chamber and then past rings into crankcase mixes with oil. Happend to me to could not believe that was possible myself . replace float needle and fit a feul filter if needed.

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Just bought a 96 Suzuki LS 650 Savage and I got two keys, one for ignition and one for gas tank. Neither of the keys fit the fork lock, should I have recieved a third key?

Considering the age of the bike, there may have been a lock change at some stage (especially fuel cap) however a second key should be for the fork lock, not the fuel cap. Ignition, seat and fuel cap are usually the same key. The site link below is for a steering lock for your bike...ckeck the key shape with yours. Hope this helps, second link is for your bike with diagrams and part names in sections, steering stem section provided the first link with the lock, cheers

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I need to change the spark plug on my 1996 suzuki savage , I have removed the seat as well as the 2 bolts that hold the gas tank under that seat ,having trouble from there it won't lift off help please

I took mine off last night for the first time. Once you remove the 2 bolts at the back of the tank then you have to work it loose. generally pull up and back on the rear end of the tank, and then up and to the left as it starts to loosen. The reason you need to pull to the left is that the fuel selector valve will start to interfere with the throttle cable once the tank moves backward, and twisting the back of the tank towards the left will let the valve go around the cable. Take a look and you'll see what I mean. Took a while working it back and forth to get it off, but I finally did. Some people recommend you drain the tank and remove the fuel valve as an alternative but I didn't need to do that.

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Hi when i start my 650 savage & leave it ticking over the manifold glows red hot & then changes to a purple colour is this the norm! rgds steve

The exhaust manafold should NOT glow red, check for intake manafold leak, this can cause a lean running condition and can lead to severe engine damage.

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Hi i have just bought a 1990 650 savage & it does'nt start until about the 4th try of the button! i wondered if a change of spark plugs would sort it! & would i need to remove the tank to do this!...

it would make it easyer to life the tank if only to get at the 2 center plugs there a real pain to get out and in again, a good service is never a wast of time as the bike need it by the sounds of it

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Removal of fuel tank to change spark plug

There should be a bolt towards the bottom of the tank. You will have to remove Your seat to see it. Undo the bolt and slide it out. Shut off the (petcock) fuel valve first. You don't need to take off the fuel line. There should be 2 other hoses under it aswell. You may need to reconnect them if they come off.

May 24, 2009 | 1996 Suzuki LS 650 Savage

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Leaks a little oil around front head bolt tighted down did not fi

Mine had the same problem. I had to remove the head cover assembly and reseal it with new silicone.

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Fuel switch

The fuel switch has three positions:
The arrow on the handle points to the position selected.

ON = Normal operation setting. Fuel will not flow through the hose to the carb until the engine is on. Gas in the carb bowl is used to start the engine. The arrow is DOWN when in the on position.

PRI = Fuel flows through the hose to the carb at all times. This setting is used if the bike has been sitting around and the fuel level in the carb may be too low to start the engine. For safety use this setting only to fill the carb bowl with gas or for brief testing.

RES = If you run out of gas, this setting will provide extra gas so you can hopefully find more.

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