Motorcycles - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support


Hi, Brenwes4 and the usual suspects are:
1. Extremely lean fuel mixture.
2. Dirt, rust, water, or ethanol sludge in the fuel system.
3. Sticky throttle cables.
4. Multiple carburetors not in synchronization.
5. TPS sensor out of adjustment or faulty.
6. Wrong spark plugs for the type of service.
7. Throttle bodies not in synchronization (FI)
8. Faulty O2 sensor.
9. Clogged, stuck, or faulty IAC valve.
10. Aftermarket components not compatible with ECM.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
VL 1500 possible carb issue HELP Motorcycle Forum
2000 Suzuzki Intruder Carb cleaned running fine now
Suzuki VL1500 Service Manual
https://www.partsfish.com/page/oem-parts-for-suzuki
Suzuki Intruder VL1500B Owner Manual

2001 Suzuki VL... | Answered 3 hours ago


Hi, Aimee and the usual suspects are:
1. Severely discharged or a damaged battery must have 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a preliminary reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage the battery is faulty and must be replaced, AGM batteries fail in this scenario more so than lead-acid batteries.
2. Faulty alternator/generator and or voltage regulator.
3. Loose or corroded battery terminals and or cables especially the "NEGATIVE" cable, look for loose, corroded, or broken connectors inside the cable harness at "BOTH" ends.
4. Faulty main circuit breaker or ignition switch, check for loose connections and continuity.
5. Faulty system relay or ignition relay, check for continuity.
6. Faulty ignition coil, ignition/electronic module.
7. Faulty CKP, CPS, CMP, MAP, TPS, or BAS sensor, corroded, loose or broken wire connector pins/sockets.
8. Throttle cables and or idle speed improperly adjusted hot idle speed should be 950 RPM to 1000 RPM.
9. Faulty neutral, side stand or clutch lever safety switch.
10. Fuel tank empty
11. Fuel tank contaminated with ethanol sludge.
12. Water or dirt in the fuel system, or clogged filter.
13. Quick disconnect check ball stuck.
14. Restricted, blocked or kinked fuel line.
15. Faulty fuel pump.
16. Faulty pressure regulator.
17. Faulty or clogged fuel injectors.
18. Lean angle switch is faulty or needs adjustment.
19. Catastrophic engine failure, perform a compression test.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
https://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/showthread.php?63866-aprilia-rs-125-just-cut-out-help https://www.visordown.com/forum/workshop/aprilia-rs-125-timing-problem-i-think APRILIA RS4 125 Service Station Manual https://www.ultimateparts.net/aprilia/parts/RS4 http://mybikemanuals.com/aprilla/2012-aprilia-owners-manuals

Aprilia RS 125... | Answered 3 hours ago


the Vespa ET2 50 has a two-stroke engine which needs an oil mixture in the gasoline. There are 2 (two) tanks under the seat: 1 is for gasoline and the other for 2T-oil.
If you dont't fill that oil tank with two-stroke oil the engine will run dry after a couple of miles and the bearings in the motor blow up.
Then you need a complete rebuild of the engine which costs more than the value of the ET2. http://www.wotmeworry.org.uk/manuals/ET2/et2manualpt1sm.pdf
091a28fe-995a-415e-bd9a-6d5fc2d964b6-udmb4bmwhjxqyjecakier23y-3-0.jpeg

e05b05fd-c062-4787-9c2d-25d7d8fa0e34-udmb4bmwhjxqyjecakier23y-3-2.jpeg

Vespa ET2 50... | Answered 3 hours ago


- I think you splashed water into the fan shroud on the right side of the engine (see picture)
- this causes a malfunction in the ignition and needs to be serviced at a Vespa dealer
f2907171-2b0c-4aee-b2db-64e980868254-udmb4bmwhjxqyjecakier23y-3-0.jpeg

abd12b25-d51c-4c65-a066-12051ce20c44-udmb4bmwhjxqyjecakier23y-3-2.jpeg

8ff7b57c-81c0-4038-8951-f8c5011689b0-udmb4bmwhjxqyjecakier23y-3-5.jpeg

d5fc4744-1244-4d99-a65e-c4be17e4932d-udmb4bmwhjxqyjecakier23y-3-9.jpeg

08cf29cf-b6dc-45a6-bf08-40426e860855-udmb4bmwhjxqyjecakier23y-3-4.jpeg

2008 Vespa LX 50 | Answered 5 hours ago


Hi, Ssghadley for this scenario you will need your service manual that has all fastener torque specs and a wiring diagram on the back pages, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Suzuki, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
spark plug gap Cars Transportation Maxperience
https://www.weeksmotorcycle.com/basic-suzuki-reference.html Suzuki VL1500 Service Manual
https://www.partsfish.com/page/oem-parts-for-suzuki
Suzuki Intruder VL1500B Owner Manual

2001 Suzuki VL... | Answered 8 hours ago


Hi, Janet before testing any electrical component in the Starting System it is "IMPERATIVE" that you have a fully charged battery of 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a preliminary reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage, the battery is faulty and must be replaced. AGM type batteries fall into this scenario more so than lead-acid batteries.
1. Ignition Switch not in the "ON" position.
2. Engine Run Switch in the "OFF" position.
3. Check the battery terminals for damage or corrosion check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter.
4. Bank angle sensor needs a reset or is faulty.
5. FOB battery low or dead.
6. Faulty ignition switch.
7. Faulty starter button.
8. Faulty kickstand, clutch, neutral safety switch.
9. Security alarm needs a reset.
10. Starter relay, solenoid, starter motor or circuit wiring faulty.
11. Starter armature or field coils have failed.
12. Main fuse or circuit breaker may be blown or faulty.
13. Faulty ignition relay.
14. The electric starter is working but starter clutch has failed.
15. Check for engine trouble codes.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
01 intruder 1500 lc electrical cuts in and out
Totally dead no power Suzuki Volusia Forums Intruder Volusia and Boulevard...
Suzuki VL1500 Service Manual
https://www.partsfish.com/page/oem-parts-for-suzuki
Suzuki Intruder VL1500B Owner Manual

2001 Suzuki VL... | Answered 8 hours ago


Hi, Surfinghound for this scenario you will need your service manual that has all fastener torque specs and a wiring diagram on the back pages, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Suzuki, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
http://www.moccsplace.com/images/shock/preload.htm
Intruder 1500 shock adjustment
Suzuki VL1500 Service Manual
https://www.partsfish.com/page/oem-parts-for-suzuki
Suzuki Intruder VL1500B Owner Manual

2000 Suzuki VL... | Answered 8 hours ago


Hi, Anonymous for this scenario you will need your service manual that has all fastener torque specs and a wiring diagram on the back pages, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Suzuki, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
2000 Suzuki VL 1500 Intruder LC cam timing marks Google Search
Timing Marks on Suzuki C50 Volusia
Suzuki VL1500 Service Manual
https://www.partsfish.com/page/oem-parts-for-suzuki
Suzuki Intruder VL1500B Owner Manual

2000 Suzuki VL... | Answered 8 hours ago


Hi, Tinasutton24 these are metric torque specifications in the most common sizes and are measured in foot-pounds.
Bolt size___Grade 4.8__Grade 8.8__Grade 10.9__Grade 12.9
6mm__________5__________8_________12_________15
8mm__________11_________20________30_________35
10mm_________21_________40________60_________70
12mm_________37_________70________105________120
14mm_________60_________110_______165________190
For more information about your question and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
http://www.venold.com/tl1000s/specs/torque_specs.html
http://www.cncexpo.com/MetricBoltTorque.aspx
Suzuki VL1500 Service Manual
https://www.partsfish.com/page/oem-parts-for-suzuki
Suzuki Intruder VL1500B Owner Manual

2000 Suzuki VL... | Answered 8 hours ago


Hi, Costellodeni for this scenario you will need your service manual that has all fastener torque specs and a wiring diagram on the back pages, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Suzuki, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
2001 Suzuki VL 1500 Intruder LC where do add oil Google Search
How to change the oil on 2003 Suzuki Intruder Volusia
Suzuki VL1500 Service Manual
https://www.partsfish.com/page/oem-parts-for-suzuki
Suzuki Intruder VL1500B Owner Manual

2001 Suzuki VL... | Answered 8 hours ago


Hi, Jcmnik70 I would love to help you with your engine or chassis noise but I just loaned my brand new pair of listening ears to your local dealer's chief technician so he could take your bike for a test ride and give you his professional opinion and estimate about your noise and repair cost. If you are a little short on "DRACHMA" and a Dealership is not on your list of fun places to visit then perhaps the list below will help soothe your worried mind so you can make an informed decision.
1. Bearings---SCREECH---WHINE
2. Belts---CHIRP
3. Brake Rotors---BUZZ
4. Cam Chains---CLICKIT
5. Clutches---CHATTER---GRIND
6. Cylinders---PING
7. Fairing Panels---WHISTLE
8. Fenders---SCRAPE
9. Fronk Forks---Plunk
10. Fuel pumps---WHIRR
11. Gears---WHINE
12. Head Gasket---HISS
13. Hydraulic Lifters---TAP
14. Instrument Clusters---BUZZING
15. Kick Starter---GRINDS
16. Pistons---SLAP
17. Power Valves---CLINK---RATTLE
18. Radiators---GURGLE
19. Rear Chains---RATTLE
20. Rear Shocks---SQUEAK
21. Relays---CLICK---BUZZ
22. Shaft Drives---WHIRR
23. Shifting Trans---CLUNK
24. Solid Lifters---TICK
25. Speedometers---bzzz
26. Starters---CLICK
27. Starter Clutch---GRIND---WHIRR
28. Rods Go---KNOCK-KNOCK---who's there, it's me "*****"
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
Strange Sound while starting the bike Video sound
Suzuki intruder 1500 sound
Suzuki VL1500K5 Supplementary Service Manual
https://www.partsfish.com/page/oem-parts-for-suzuki
Suzuki Intruder VL1500B Owner Manual

2004 Suzuki VL... | Answered 8 hours ago


Hi, Randallsimmo for this scenario you will need your service manual that has all fastener torque specs and a wiring diagram on the back pages, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Suzuki, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
Intruders Alert
speedo light change
Suzuki VL1500 Service Manual
https://www.partsfish.com/page/oem-parts-for-suzuki
Suzuki Intruder VL1500B Owner Manual

2001 Suzuki VL... | Answered 8 hours ago


Hi, Tkelectrical if your carburetor or exhaust is:
COUGHING is usually caused by an air leak in the intake system and will generally have the same telltale signs, a wet or damp build up of oil/gas seepage at the intake manifold to cylinder head or carburetor to intake manifold connection and in rare instances a worn throttle plate shaft and or seals.
POPPING on deceleration is usually caused by a lean fuel condition or an air leak in the exhaust system and is generally located where black carbon soot is seen as a flashing build up from any joint connection. This condition can easily be remedied by removing and cleaning both joint pieces and reassembling with high temp silicone and torquing the exhaust clamp to the proper spec.
SPITTING is usually caused by a faulty accelerator pump and or nozzle, or the float bowl needle and seat leaking and overflowing through the main jet mixing well nozzle, or the air-fuel mixture screw is adjusted too lean.
BACKFIRING is usually caused by a sticky/tight intake valve or a timing issue, 180 degrees out or cam chain off 1or 2 teeth.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
Intruders Alert
Suzuki 1500LC C90 Owners Group Classic
Suzuki VL1500 Service Manual
https://www.partsfish.com/page/oem-parts-for-suzuki
Suzuki Intruder VL1500B Owner Manual

2000 Suzuki VL... | Answered 8 hours ago


Hi, Dallascmire7 and the usual suspects are:
1. Spark plugs in bad condition or have an improper gap or are partially fouled.
2. Spark plug cables in bad condition.
3. Battery damaged or nearly discharged, should have 12.5 volts.
4. Check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
5. Throttle controls not adjusted correctly.
6. Water or dirt in the fuel system.
7. Water or dirt in the carburetor.
8. Intake air leak.
9. Fuel tank vent hose and vapor valve plugged, or fuel line closed off, restricting fuel flow.
10. Choke valve inoperative.
11. Engine lubricant to heavy (winter operation).
12. Ignition is not functioning properly (possible sensor failure).
13. Faulty ignition coil.
14. Valves sticking.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
VL1500 LC Starting Problem Motorcycle Forum
Suzuki intruder 1500 no start definite fix
Suzuki VL1500 Service Manual
https://www.partsfish.com/page/oem-parts-for-suzuki
Suzuki Intruder VL1500B Owner Manual

2000 Suzuki VL... | Answered 8 hours ago


Hi, John for this scenario you will need your service manual that has all fastener torque specs and a wiring diagram on the back pages, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Suzuki, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
2002 Suzuki VL 1500 Intruder LC carburetor diagram Google Search
2000 Suzuzki Intruder Carb cleaned running fine now
Suzuki VL1500 Service Manual
https://www.partsfish.com/page/oem-parts-for-suzuki
Suzuki Intruder VL1500B Owner Manual

2002 Suzuki VL... | Answered 9 hours ago


Hi, Butch for this scenario you will need your service manual that has all fastener torque specs and a wiring diagram on the back pages, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Suzuki, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
Removing Spark Plugs in an Intruder 800
Intruder Spark plugs
Suzuki VL1500 Service Manual
https://www.partsfish.com/page/oem-parts-for-suzuki
Suzuki Intruder VL1500B Owner Manual

2001 Suzuki VL... | Answered 9 hours ago


Hi, Beverly for this scenario you will need your service manual that has all fastener torque specs and a wiring diagram on the back pages, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Suzuki, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
1997 Suzuki VL 1500 Intruder LC wiring diagram Google Search
Suzuki Motorcycle Wiring Diagrams
Suzuki VL1500 Service Manual
https://www.partsfish.com/page/oem-parts-for-suzuki
Suzuki Intruder VL1500B Owner Manual

Suzuki VL 1500... | Answered 9 hours ago


Hi, Dave and the usual suspects are:
1. Improper clutch adjustment or not disengaging.
2. Bent shift shaft.
3. Shift fork bent or seized.
4. Gear seized on the shaft.
5. Gear positioning lever binding.
6. Shift return springs weak or broken.
7. Shift return spring pin loose
8. Shift mechanism arm spring is broken.
9. Shift mechanism arm is broken.
10. Shift drum is broken.
11. Shift lever loose on the shift shaft.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
VL 1500 shifting issues
http://www.allworldauto.com/comments/SUZUKI_INTRUDER_comments_and_complaints_143-761-1.html
Suzuki VL1500 Service Manual
https://www.partsfish.com/page/oem-parts-for-suzuki
Suzuki Intruder VL1500B Owner Manual

2000 Suzuki VL... | Answered 9 hours ago


Hi, Jimmills75 for this scenario you will need your service manual that has all fastener torque specs and a wiring diagram on the back pages, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Suzuki, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
2001 Suzuki VL 1500 Intruder LC starter relay location Google Search
Suzuki intruder 1500 no start definite fix
Suzuki VL1500 Service Manual
https://www.partsfish.com/page/oem-parts-for-suzuki
Suzuki Intruder VL1500B Owner Manual

2001 Suzuki VL... | Answered 9 hours ago

Not finding what you are looking for?
Motorcycles Logo

178,671 questions posted

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Motorcycles Experts

Arnie Burke
Arnie Burke

Level 3 Expert

5500 Answers

Marvin
Marvin

Level 3 Expert

83624 Answers

1400Slugg

Level 2 Expert

260 Answers

Are you a Motorcycle Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...