20 Most Recent 1996 Suzuki VS 1400 Intruder - Page 7 Questions & Answers

many people will tell you what way to go, but ultimately it depends on your geographic location, and how hard you are on the bike. like what altitude, average temps..etc.
I would ask the local dealer about different choices, and then use your best judgement.

1996 Suzuki VS... | Answered on Sep 22, 2009

gas will varnish and then flake and stick in the needle valve.the hardest part your going to deal with is the correct syncing of the carbs.this is best left to a good mech with the proper tools

1996 Suzuki VS... | Answered on Sep 10, 2009

If a stock intruder is running rich it must have a restriction in the air filter or a problem with the carbs. These bike are always way too lean from the factory. Check to make sure the filters are not plugged up. Also if it is truly rich it will start and run well without the choke on. You may have inricheners that need adjusted.

1996 Suzuki VS... | Answered on Sep 07, 2009

A good place to find a repair manual would be from JC Whitney www.jcwhitney.com or eBay, I have purchased from both in the past. JC Whitney usually has a better selection, eBay can be hit or miss, but you can usually get a better price from eBay. Another source would be your local motorcycle shop, but it might be a little more expensive, but you could ask for a discount if you purchase your clutch parts from them.

1996 Suzuki VS... | Answered on Aug 28, 2009

i thought timing was electronic and when it is off the bike simply will not run---have u looked at air filters--these bikes come stock with a black foam filter which breaks down through time and could either pollute or restrict air flow through carbs. even at only 14000 miles.

1996 Suzuki VS... | Answered on Aug 05, 2009

i had same trouble with clutch-bike sat for two years--i bled clutch system and it works great now--i found to aid the bleeding process i had to back off the bolt a little at the master cylinder and bleed it there too -same as you would a bleeder screw ((( do try not to get fluid on ur paint-of course)))

1996 Suzuki VS... | Answered on Aug 05, 2009

u need an internal adjustment by buying a manual-Clymer-or going to an independent ol school guy in town itz easy to do u mite need a new clutch also or try a cable adjust

1996 Suzuki VS... | Answered on Jul 31, 2009

unlikely to be the timing,(electronic and doesnt move)more likely to be carburettors or a fuel system with grit or dirt in it,check the fuel filters especially the one in the tank (which most forget to do)then if you can do it yourself strip and clean the carbs,it only takes a very small particle of drt or a small piece of scale out of the tank to make the bike run poorly,hope this helps

1996 Suzuki VS... | Answered on Jul 10, 2009

depends what gear your in but it shouldnt be runnnig like the motor is rouring if so you probaly need a clutch kit

1996 Suzuki VS... | Answered on Jun 23, 2009

Very simple. Unscrew two screws that hold on the chrome back cover.
Pull two small clips out that hold the brake pad pins. Pull out the pins and the brakes will come right out. Make sure to bleed the brakes after installing new pads. It's also a good idea to put anti-squeal
on the back of the pads before installing.

1996 Suzuki VS... | Answered on Jun 12, 2009

Factory recommended plugs are the best. Ask your local dealer, and he will give you the correct plugs. If you are fouling plugs, look for a too rich mixture, or carbs flooding.

1996 Suzuki VS... | Answered on Jun 06, 2009


1996 Suzuki VS... | Answered on May 28, 2009

Yes you do check the oil level when the bike is straight up and down to the ground. start the bike let it run for 3- 5 min shut it off. let it stand for 3-5 min get the bike is straight up and down. then check the motor oil level.

1996 Suzuki VS... | Answered on May 25, 2009

Sounds like air in the master cylinder, bleed the front brakes till there is no air and try them. If there is still no pressure then more then likely, you need to replace the master.

1996 Suzuki VS... | Answered on May 02, 2009

the final drive gear, fill it til you cant possibly get any more in, remove plug, fill til it starts to trickle out and thats the correct level

1996 Suzuki VS... | Answered on May 02, 2009

start with the back commpartment.open it there will be a bolt .thats for back seat. next bolt is for front seat.

1996 Suzuki VS... | Answered on Apr 27, 2009

absolutely NO truth to that statement. ride it like you would any other bike.

1996 Suzuki VS... | Answered on Apr 14, 2009

should be a dipstick on the underside of the filler cap or look a little lower down the crankcase cover for a small round viewing window


look on here for exploded view.

1996 Suzuki VS... | Answered on Apr 05, 2009

You want gear oil in it, 80/90 or 90/130. Anything in that range will work. Change it about once a year.

1996 Suzuki VS... | Answered on Apr 05, 2009

ello m8,take the clutch filler resivoir off and just leave the rubber cap in,, ,the clutch housing that u r bleeding from, should have about 3 bolts holding it on to the engine,, un do them ,dont take them out but undo them till they are holding in to the casing,, pump the clutch a few times untill u see the piston in the housing move,keep pumpin the clutch untill all the slack from the housing is gone, then do up the bolts ,and top up the fluid,, try this,, if nothing ,come bk and il take u threw step 2,, cheers now

1996 Suzuki VS... | Answered on Feb 28, 2009

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