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Have a 81 gs450l Suzuki. How do you remove the seat?

1983 Suzuki Gs... | Answered on Apr 18, 2020

put in gear and rock a couple of times then put in nuetral and try starting

1983 Suzuki Gs... | Answered on Mar 09, 2020

plugs out, number one TDC and take the cover off the engine flywheel side a small round plate, and some marks are behind it, timing dont usually go out. see this.

1983 Suzuki Gs... | Answered on Oct 26, 2017

I have the exact same bike..... mine did that as well.... changed the pick up coils...no more prob

1983 Suzuki Gs... | Answered on Apr 19, 2016

cross the 2 bolts on the starter relay/solonoid with ignition on. does this start it. ( it may spark a tad)

1983 Suzuki Gs... | Answered on Apr 19, 2016

The transmission must be shifted up from first to neutral. Sometimes neutral must be "hunted for". If you are operating the shift properly then there is a small spring under the cover where the lever is mounted that may be broken or out of place. Drain the oil before removing the cover.

1983 Suzuki Gs... | Answered on Mar 03, 2015

You have replaced the battery, the rect/reg twice and the stator twice. Wiring is thought to be OK the only part not checked is the magnetic rotor. These rarely go wrong, to see if it is showing a strong magnetic force try putting a screwdriver blade near it.

Some bikes used to have brushes in the alternator similar to a car set up these can cause problems if worn or loose. If yours is a 2 part (air gap) alternator having just the rotor and stator try this. Unplug the alternator connector that links to the reg/rect. Get a multimeter and set to continuity ohms find a good earth point on the bike and connect the black meter lead to it touch the red lead to each contact in the alternator connector in turn if you get no reading or buzz from the meter the stator is OK. I would then look at the battery. Make sure the battery is able to be charged, do not use a car charger ever, you need a charger that is for motorcycle use only, less than 1 amp output. Never try to jump start the bike from another vehicle, when removing the battery disconnect negative first when fitting the battery connect positive first. Good luck.

1983 Suzuki Gs... | Answered on Jan 05, 2015

should have a lever both sides of seat just over halfway towards rear push backwards lift seat

1983 Suzuki Gs... | Answered on Sep 09, 2014

hi it should be under the sidecover or under the seat cheers

1983 Suzuki Gs... | Answered on Jul 04, 2014

You mean flooded (with too much gas)?

You said the carbs were cleaned.
Did it work ok after that, or is that when the problem started?
Do you use the choke to start it when cold? When warm/hot? not at all because you figure its getting too much gas as it is?

1983 Suzuki Gs... | Answered on Jan 13, 2014

1983?' if so its points and they need resetting ,but what teh gap is i have no idea but 15th would make it work thats for sure ,points are located behind a cover on the engine crankcase

1983 Suzuki Gs... | Answered on May 29, 2013

did it restart when the engine was cold if so you may have got dirty fuel in your tank

1983 Suzuki Gs... | Answered on Dec 17, 2011

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