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Idle adjustment I have a '98 Bandit 1200 and need to know which way do I need to turn the idle adjustment. Counter Clockwise the spring is compressed. How many turns Clockwise do I need to turn it for my bike to idle. As of now it will not start. I'm pretty sure it is because the idle is way off.

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  • trooper984 May 27, 2009

    Thanks for the info. and web sites; they were a lot of help. I purchased this bike used a few weeks ago and of course it ran fine when I picked it up. I'll take your advice and take it to the local Suzuki dealer. 

  • tombones May 11, 2010

    I strongly suggest that you have a dealer adjust the carbs. Go to the site below for a free PDF service manual. The 1200 Bandit is not there but a GSF 1200S 1996 to 1999 is there. The Bandit aspect is mainly the body style. Do the free download, about 80 gigabytes. Look at the carb sections 4-11 through 4-15. When it comes to balancing and synchronizing four carbs, knowing the results if done incorrectly, I never recommend this to the home mechanic.



    I know this does not answer your question directly, but I can't give a "one size fits all" answer in this case. Aside from that, your carbs probably need cleaned and serviced anyway. And hey, you got a free service manual out of the deal!



    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



    Please rate this solution. Thanks Trooper984!

    P.S. My son is Copper938

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OOPS< I forgot to give the site for the manual. :)

http://www.carlsalter.com/motorcycle-manuals.asp Most of the manuals are in English but some are not. There is no way to be sure without doing the download. You can always delete it if in a foreign language.

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