20 Most Recent 2003 Suzuki VL 1500 Intruder LC - Page 6 Questions & Answers

Do you mean tyre or wheel.? Tyre removal requires the use of a tyre bead breaker and levers and rim protectors, once the tyrehas been broken away from the wheel all around on both sides , start tyre removal with the valve at about 1oclock insert a rim protector followed by a tyre lever and rest it against the rim protector and under the first bead of the tyre, then push the tyre into the middle of the wheel rim at about 6oclock on the rim, and keep it down while yuo push down the tyre lever against the rim pulling the tyre over the rim at the valve end, you will then need to insert another lever close to the ready inserted one to continue pulling the tyre over the rim all the way around untill removed completely, wheel removal on this bike is easy, securing the bike is not, because of the rear fender design you will have to lift the bike high enough to remove the wheel from the rear of the bike once it has been removed from the bike, Remove the securing nut from the r,hand side its a little fiddely unless you remove the exhaust silencers which is probably the best bet, remove the rear caliper and carrier from the bike, pull the wheel spindle from the left side out, it may need a slight. Knock to start from the r,hand side, then the caliper. Carrier can be removed , note order of spacers, and place in a safe place for replacment, from the right grab the wheel with both hands and pull gently untill it is removed from the diff, carefully remove from the frame takeing care not to mark the wheel or other paintwork, and not to dismount the vehicle fro its stand,

Suzuki VL 1500... | Answered on Apr 24, 2011

You will find that you have blown a fuse, i am not sure where it is located on your model but if you can ring up your dealer or locate a owners manual it should assist you.

Suzuki VL 1500... | Answered on Apr 12, 2011

it sounds like the needle valve or the float is sticking, allowing petrol to overfill the float chamber.

i can only give general instructions at the minute as you have not given the make model or age of the bike, but you should be able to follow them ok.
if you want detailed instructions for your bike, just let me know the make model and year.

first,ensure that the fuel is turned off. loosen the clip/s that hold the air filter unit onto the carb and pull the filter unit back.

then undo the front of the carb. this may be a clip around a rubber fitting that pulls off, or bolts depending on model.

the fuel line should have a clip and then twist and pull of the brass fitting.
the throttle cable should go into the top of the carb, the top should unscrew and you can lift up the top, the cable and the throttle slider inside. the slider has 2 slots on opposite sides. remember which side has the thick slot when you put it back.

you should now have the carb off the bike.

turn the carb upside down. petrol will leak out at this point.
there should be 4 screws holding the bottom of the carb on to the main body. remove the screws and lift the body off carefully.
clean the inside of this and make sure the rubber gasket is still in place.
looking at the now exposed inside of the carb, you should see a plastic float held in place with a steel pin that the float pivits on. the pin should push/pull out sideways.
you should now be able to lift the float up but be carefull as on some bikes the needle valve sits in a slot on the float and will lift up as well. if the needle valve is still in the carb just lift it out.

make sure that the needle valve and the seat for it are all clean and the needle does not stick at all, and make sure that the float does not have any liquid inside it.

do not alter any of the brass screws as these will alter the fuel mixture to the engine, or the engine tickover.

reassemble carefully, ensuring that everything is clean and moves freely.

hopefully this will have cured the petrol overflowing, but you may need to get a new needle valve kit if it is worn and still sticky.

sorry i cannot give better instructions, but without the model and age this is the best i can do.
if you let me know the make and model and age, i can give more detailed instructions if you need.

Suzuki VL 1500... | Answered on Apr 06, 2011

Chances are the float is stuck in the closed position. Remove the float bowl at the bottom of the carb and spray the float area with carb cleaner. Gently lift the float and then let it drop a few times. The float needle should break free. When it is free, the gas should should start flowing then stop when the float is lifted and resume when the float is lowered again. Remount the float bowl and go for a ride.

Suzuki VL 1500... | Answered on Mar 19, 2011

Pull off your side covers to access the motor and plugs.

Suzuki VL 1500... | Answered on Mar 15, 2011

Try www.emanuals.com

Suzuki VL 1500... | Answered on Jan 01, 2011

I would recommend Clymer Manuals


Good Luck!!!

Suzuki VL 1500... | Answered on Nov 24, 2010

I found some on google. Type in your problem then google pulled up some web sites with diagrams

Suzuki VL 1500... | Answered on Oct 30, 2010

Sputtering or popping through the carburetor as well as high idle is typically associated with an air leak (bad gaskets/intake manifold) on the intake side of the motor. The backfiring through the exhaust is also associated to leaking exhaust pipe gaskets in the head and some times the head pipe to muffler gaskets. Cleaning the carburetor is always a good idea when experiencing running problems. My guess is that the mechanic reused the gaskets on the motorcycle allowing the problem to get worse . He could have accidentally fixed the popping problem by putting in new gaskets and manifold and had a happy customer with out the time saving short cut.
As for the new sound like an alarm clock with no bell, Your motorcycle is equipped with hydraulic lifters. This problem is probably unrelated to your dealer experience. They should have been able to diagnose or test it for you. The number one reason you would have a clatter or clicking would be if an automatic cam chain tensioner went bad. But from your description (the number two reason) you probably have a hydraulic lifter that is stuck or not holding pressure. When a hydraulic lifter does not zero tolerance itself the way it is designed , you end up with ticking or clattering. This was a common problem in 1983 when Honda first put hydraulic lifters in there Shadow 750. But because of better quality control and better materials this clacking lifter problem is one that most newer mechanics have not seen. It is rare but I suspect you have a lifter gone bad. Remember to only use JASO MA certified motorcycle oil. Do not use any oil that says Energy Conserving. Synthetics help your bike run cooler and shift easier which would also help sticking lifter issues. I do not believe fuel additives will do any thing for your situation except preserve your fuel for long storage.

Suzuki VL 1500... | Answered on Oct 28, 2010

pull your choke fully closed and see if backfires, if it does close the
half way . and crank it , it should start . you have to have full charge in your battery, do not crank until you do this. if it does run
you have replace your battery, let me know, maybe I can help you
further . good luck.

Suzuki VL 1500... | Answered on Oct 26, 2010

Actually the PAIR system is used to reduce the emissions. If in your country the bikes aren't tested for emissions regularly then it's perfectly ok to remove it.

Suzuki VL 1500... | Answered on Aug 24, 2010

it is that wear u are seeing that is causing the problem, replace those parts. and since u are in there also replace the shifter forks, trust me it should clear the problem

Suzuki VL 1500... | Answered on May 21, 2010

Thanks for the clarification. You may have fuel flooding, this is caused by faulty or worn spark plugs. Get yourself a new spark plugs for better fuel burning. When cold it runs fine but fails when hot and can start when jump from a car battery this is because theres enough current to fire up the plugs for the car battery is stronger. I suggest that you replace the plug wire too for better current flow. Hope this helps and have a good one!

Suzuki VL 1500... | Answered on May 19, 2010

bad button in handlebar switch assy.

Suzuki VL 1500... | Answered on Apr 18, 2010

Probabily your clutch is slipping.

Check if the clutch command isn't to tight.
Did you use the correct engine oil type?

If both are good, your clutch paltes will be worn. Replace the plates, the counter plates and the springs

Suzuki VL 1500... | Answered on Nov 01, 2009

You need to check the trueness of the rim, The front Axel my be bent. One of the fork tube may be bent. Fork tube oil in one of the tubes may be low. The neck bearings my need replaced or tightened.

Suzuki VL 1500... | Answered on Sep 30, 2009

The maximum PSI will be embossed on the sidewall of each tire. It is probably 45psi. Inflate to max and the ride is like a rock. Inflate to 20psi and the ride is really spongy and squirrely. Set the pressure where the bike rides and handles like you want it to. You will probably end up at around 35 psi.

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Suzuki VL 1500... | Answered on Aug 03, 2009

Go have a look at www.moccsplace.com
It offers a complete owner manual in the garage section. I'm sure you'll have the diagram there. Over 200 pages of info.

Suzuki VL 1500... | Answered on Jul 07, 2009

I Know this may sound stupid,but are you sure the low beam part of the globe is not blown.

Suzuki VL 1500... | Answered on Jun 29, 2009

this sounds very much like tight valve clearances. do a compression test. ya looking for at least 120 psi. good luck

Suzuki VL 1500... | Answered on Mar 24, 2009

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