Question about 1986 Suzuki LS 650 Savage
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Well you need to verify the stuff already mentioned. Sparkplug, and coil etc.
The problem is likely the the coil and just needs to be replaced.
If the plug show signs of lean mix, it could have been that way for a long time (big headache).
If you just got the bike you need to kown something about troubleshooting to isolate the issue.
Makesure the oil is up. - too low could lead to a scrapped engine.
Makesure the oilpump is working.- no pump means no oil moving will lead to a scrapped engine.
Makesure you have the correct oil by doing an oil change. - bad, wrong, really old oil could mess the filter(clogged). Check filter for grit, metal, cream - if I have to explain why... then you need to give up trying to fix it yourself and pay/pay/pay for someone who has the skills to fix it for you.
If you must do it yourself, buy the Clymer manual and read.
Search the net and learn.
Get a friend to help show you how to troubleshoot the issue and fix it.
Robert Critch, Barrie, Ontario, Canada - (BoulevardBob)
Posted on Jan 07, 2009
Thinking back 23 years sorta hurts my head. But if I recall correctly, one side of the gear has two short horizontal lines on it. These lines need to be parallel to the head gasket surface. Be sure the cam lobes are pointing down. If not two lines, there should be a single mark, usually a "O". This mark lines up with the center of the cam and the center of the crankshaft.
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Posted on Jun 18, 2009
I had the same prob with my 97, It was not the head gasket but the O-ring on top of the head. Replaced the O-ring and has been running good for a year now with no backfire. Hope this helps.
Posted on Aug 23, 2009
Don't ever break & relink a timing chain on a vehicle like yours.
You don't have to remove the crank just to replace the timing chain. says
like jeshern85 says, just remove whatever parts are blocking access. I usually wrap the chain around the crank sprocket then pull the chain up through the cylinder with a coat hanger.
Posted on Sep 03, 2009
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