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Can I reach the carbs just only remove the tank or must I also remove the body-cover. I shall tune the carburetors on my Suzuki GSX600F-99. Thankful of answers.

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Body cover!...believe me... a ride around without mine on... gives me that rat look i like and it makes it a lot easier to maintain...especially if you're out on long rides and need to access or work on the bike..your preference though! Whats wrong with the bike? Seafoam might clear it up. get it from autzone $10, pour 1/3 can into two gallons gas and get on it,and you wouldnt have to do anything but ride it for 10 miles or so till problem goes away...maybe. My moto is dont mess with the carbs unless you absolutely have too! they might just be vanished all up.

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  • sir spunky Mar 13, 2011

    suzuki gsx600f 1991 model. was stood, now has fresh petrol,plugs but still spluttering after 25 miles running. revs ok in neutral but soon as you get moving and demand high revs it sputters like mad with an occaisonal backfire. ive used a multi meter on it running and its only returning 11volts instead of 14. HELP.

  • steve taylor Mar 20, 2011

    you need a new battery, anything below 12.3 means its on it way out...try a trickle charge first for at least 8 hours, ride the bike for about 20 miles at at least at 5k to 6k revs,on long open roads if possible, if the battery voltage has dropped after this long ride its probably a bad battery. The way you can test if the regulator if it is charging the battery,,,hook up the voltmeter and rev the bike at idle to 4k and you'll see it rise quickly to around 14v then it will rectify down to about 13.3v. this means that this circuit is working and that your battery is not holding a charge due to a week cell, after you trickle charge the bike it will seem to perform well for a while and you may even think its fixed! but when left to set for a long period of time the voltage will start to slowly drop.
    most motorcycle batteries are only good for a max of three years! if its a cheap one..two years!

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