Question about 1998 Suzuki VZ 800 Marauder
Only misses at low speed (less than 40) Disabled the pare valve to get rid of backfire during deceleration.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hi and welcome to FixYa,
In the versions we have worked on, almost always, your description indicates too lean a mixture on at least one of the carbs (chances are the one for the front cylinder). Considering that it has not been used for over a year, the carbs would need to be pulled down and cleaned. Old/stale gas would have coated the inside of the carbs with varnish like substance. This would be blocking the ports, holes, jets, slides and definitely, the bowl, walls and floats. Other than the above, the fuel pump/regulator would also have to be considered.
Incidentally, I was made to understand that certain versions has had known issues with the carbs and a recall was done.
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Posted on Apr 25, 2009
May be running too lean or too rich. Check the color of your plugs, black dry and sooty means they are rich, white with blisters lean.
Posted on Apr 03, 2010
SOURCE: backfireing when decelerating
it can be caused by a number of things including.
lean mixture--air leak intake or exhaust,
leak in exhaust gasket
low ignition voltage- bad plug,lead\resister cap
tight valve clearance
and a number of less likely problems like faulty kill switch, ignition switch\cable connecter,igniter.
If it is not the standard exhaust, the jetting may need a slight change
So first give it a tune and service, check valve clearances,new aircleaner, drain carbs, tighten exhaust bolts and clamps, intake clamps and bolts,it may need exhaust gaskets
Posted on Jul 08, 2010
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