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The wiring harness under my 1995 suzuki savage Ls400 recently caught fire, and it is now a blob of melted wires and plastic..i had to put it out, and cut the battery cable because it was still sparking after I put it out. it doesnt appear that anything else was affected, so I've been looking online for a replacment wiring harness, and i can only find the harness for the savage Ls650. does anyone know if savage 400 and 650 use the same wiring harness? Thanks

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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.

Posted on Nov 16, 2008

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SOURCE: I neede to add oil to my Suzuki savage 650

If your Savage is the same as my old 1988 Savage, you probably checked the oil level in the sight glass on the side of the engine case. Make sure the bike is standing straight up when you check it. It is easiest to have someone else hold the bike while you bend over to check the level. If I remember correctly, the fill port should be on the upper side of the crankcase about 8 inches away. If it is not there, check the opposite side of the engine. I really miss my Savage, but after 13 years riding without having an accident, I figured I was living on borrowed time considering how blind the drivers around here are.

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

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SOURCE: 2003 suzuki savage ls650 starter won't turn- doesn't start

try the connections on the starter and the solenoid they could have corrosion which will affect the starter.if they are corroded just clean them up with a wire brush.

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SOURCE: Suzuki Savage 650 LS 4 gears found not 5.

Your bike has a fifth gear. The problem is probably a bent shift fork. Broken engagement dogs could be present but I have never seen that happen in anything other than 1st and second gear. This is approximately an $800 to $1000.00 repair. Personally, I really like only having to shift 4 gears. Don't you?

Below is a partial image of your trannie and also a generic image showing how a slider gear moves left and right when pushed by a shift fork. In this example the gear dogs engage into either 1st gear or 2nd gear depending on which way the fork moves the slider gear. If the fork were bent, the slider may go into second gear but not have enough movement to reach first gear. If the gear dogs were broken off then the gear has no way to engage.

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SOURCE: 1996 Suzuki Savage 650 backfires on cutoff

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

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