20 Most Recent 2000 Suzuki VZ 800 Marauder - Page 3 Questions & Answers


Make sure you engine is hot to the touch before you ride away. After its warmed up make sure your chock is off or your motor will stall because it is too rich when warm.

2000 Suzuki VZ... | Answered on Oct 15, 2013


Are you sure the smoke is white? White smoke is usually caused by antifreeze burning.(This could be a head gasket)

If the smoke is actually light gray it is oil burning.(This would be rings or valve seals)

If it smokes mostly on startup and then stops when it warms up (It could be a worn valve guide or deteriorated valve guide seal (or possibly several) allowing a tiny amount of oil into one or more cylinders).

If it smokes mostly when you are cornering (It could be too much oil in the crankcase).

Please rate this a fixya

2000 Suzuki VZ... | Answered on Jul 30, 2013


If you mean that fuel runs out of one of the vent lines, note that one of those lines is for overflow from the carb bowl. If this is what is happening, you might have corrosion or dirt making your float needle stick, and overflow fuel to that carb. It needs to be cleaned out by removing the bowl, float and float needle.

2000 Suzuki VZ... | Answered on Sep 22, 2012


You can pull all your power from the rear tail light! You'll need a multimeter(Or at least a test light of some sort!) on your adapter you'll have a green, a yellow, a brown and a white wire.
White- is your ground(Find a good clean nut/bolt on your frame)
green- Right turn signal/brake light
yellow- left turn/brake light
Brown- tail lights

What you'll have to do is find the wires for the tail light on your bike, And one by one probe them(with your multimeter/test light) With whichever accessory on(E.G. turn lights on, then probe the wires until you find the one that has power, This will be your tail light wire. same with both of your turn signals and brake light!

2000 Suzuki VZ... | Answered on May 30, 2012


Hello Colin, the fuel leak from the upper hose would indicate excessive gas due to flooding, as you stated. It could be the float has stuck and not letting the float valve close to stop the fuel flow. This happens a lot when a bike is stored... Other possibilities - The float could have a pinhole in it causing a high fuel level, or not adjusted properly. Also, make sure the choke is not stuck partially closed. Remember, a "wet" gas soaked spark plug will not fire, so it's best to replace the plugs after they have been flooded or fouled. I hope this information is helpful.

2000 Suzuki VZ... | Answered on Nov 08, 2011


This is a common problem with vz800 models, I had the very same problem front ran lean and rear ran rich. I would advice you to do the following strong. change the frot jet to 130 rear to 135 and both needles should be 3rd from the top. it's not your fuel pump it rarely goes bad.If there is back firing then turn the carb. screw out by 31/2 turns. hope this helps. PS: it is not your petcock, nor your fuel pump. One advice have you gas tank cleaned and line it with POR only it is a good product.

2000 Suzuki VZ... | Answered on Aug 31, 2011


if it backfires through the carburetor the timing is too fast, it it back fires through the tail pipe, its timed too late

2000 Suzuki VZ... | Answered on Aug 09, 2011


i have a 98. couold someone have switched fuel lines to valve?

2000 Suzuki VZ... | Answered on Jul 10, 2011


if you are getting power to your coils and no fire thats where your problem is. look into coils make sure they test right

2000 Suzuki VZ... | Answered on May 23, 2011


Hello
I would start with the easy less expensive stuff first.
Check/Replace your spark plugs. Carbon fouled, sooty plugs don't like to idle.
Clean/Change your airfilter. Dirty air filters choke the motor. choked motors either stall or rev high.
Carburetor idle screw needs set.
that is adjusted after the bike is warmed up to operating temperature, then set idle.
If that doesn't have you cleared up then you'll need to have your carbs cleaned.

Have a great weekend
Big Al

2000 Suzuki VZ... | Answered on May 21, 2011


the floats in the bottom of the carb need adjusting the are to low

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When setting the float level be aware that the spring loaded bumper on the fuel inlet needle valve may have a tendency to compress under the weight of the float assembly which will skew your measurement. Before you obtain your measurement you'll need to make sure that the float assembly tang just barely makes contact with the spring-loaded bumper. Sometimes it is easier to hold the carb body at a 45-degree angle to avoid compressing the spring in the fuel inlet needle.

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If you find that your measurement does not match your float level spec then you can carefully bend the float assembly tang to achieve your desired measurement. Be sure to recheck your work, and if you feel confident that your float level is spot on then you can reinstall your carb and get back to riding.

2000 Suzuki VZ... | Answered on Apr 21, 2011


Yes it indicates towards the dirty carb.Cleaning the carb should help. The "idle jet is clogged or dirty".Also it can be air leak issue.Try spraying a little starter around where the carb attach and on any joins in the carbs. If the idle changes you have an air leak.But as per problem, cleaning the carb and jets throughly should help.--------- This will help.Thanks.Helpmech.

2000 Suzuki VZ... | Answered on Apr 21, 2011


I would check the rear break light switch and cabling.

2000 Suzuki VZ... | Answered on Apr 18, 2011


There are two of them. One for each carb. The rear one is just in front of ht battery box under the seat. It can be removed by removingn the 4 screws under the right side cover. The front one is under the tank. you must remove the tank then remove the air box from the frame it's the black box near the handle bars. once the air box is removed the filter comes out the same as the rear one.

2000 Suzuki VZ... | Answered on Apr 08, 2011


sounds like stale fuel in the carbs,you need to drain the carb bowls and let fresh fuel flow through them.

2000 Suzuki VZ... | Answered on Mar 21, 2011


on the right side of the bike, right in front of the rear tire there is a key hole, use your key and it will unlatch the seat

2000 Suzuki VZ... | Answered on Mar 17, 2011


pop the seat, and unscrew the two screws you see at the base of the tank. Slowly lift up and pull towards the rear of the bike, the tank will pop up enough so you can pull the wire and thenuse a deep well socket on the plug. Do one then rotate tank the other direction and do the samething for the other

2000 Suzuki VZ... | Answered on Mar 17, 2011


If you were to log on to the manufacturer's web site, I think you will be pleasantly surprised as usually one is able to download, by model number, Customer Instruction Manuals, list of Dealers for spare part supplies as required.

Just Google the manufacturer's name and follow the links. Make certain you are directed to the manufacturer's web site as some search engines direct you to other sites and they charge for the information that is normally free of charge.

I hope this helps.

2000 Suzuki VZ... | Answered on Dec 21, 2010


HAVE YOU CHECKED THE PLUGS WERE SPARKING, MY THOUGHTS WITH THIS IS A CARB RROBLEM, , REMOVE THE AIR INTAKE HOSE AND CHECK THAT THE SLIDE HAS NOT GOT GUMED UP, YOU MAY WELL SMELL FUEL AS YOU HAVE USED THE CHOKE LEVER, THE CHOKE PUTS FUEL INTO THE ENGINE THROUGH A JET WHEN THE THROTTLE IS CLOSED IN MOST CASES, THE MAIN JET AND PILOT AIR JET ARE USED WHEN THE THROTTLE IS OPEN.LETS ASSUME YOU HAVE A SPARK AT THE PLUG AND THAT THE PLUGS ALTHOUGH NEW ARE NOT FUEL OR OIL CONTAMINATED, THEN WE WILL PUT FUEL INTO THE ENGINE BY MEANS OF SOAKING A CLOTH IN PETROL AND PLACING IT IN THE AIR BOX OR RITE BEHIND THE CARB OR EVEN MOMENTARILY COVER THE CARB, TURN ON THE IGNITION AND PRESS THE STARTER BUTTON, THE VACHUME FROM THE ENGINE WILL THEN PULL IN THE FUEL FROM THE CLOTH AND THE ENGINE SHOULD FIRE, OR RUN FOR A SHORT TIME UNTIL THE FUEL ON THE CLOTH EXPIRES EXTREME CARE SHOULD BE TAKEN WHILE CARRYING OUT THIS EXERCISE IF THE ENGINE DOES FIRE OR RUN THEN IT LOOKS LIKE YOU WILL HAVE TO REMOVE AND DISMANTLE THE CARBS FOR CLEANING.IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBT OR YOU ARE NOT COMPETENT FIND YOURSELF A MECHANIC

2000 Suzuki VZ... | Answered on Oct 28, 2010


may need the float level and jets ajusted-ull need a clymer manual

2000 Suzuki VZ... | Answered on Oct 19, 2010

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