20 Most Recent 2000 Suzuki VZ 800 Marauder - Page 5 Questions & Answers


needle valve jammed open or dirt in it so its overflowing

Suzuki VZ 800... | Answered on Apr 15, 2015


The green connector is the ignition switch connector. By "wiggling" it you are bringing connection back to something in the area of that connector. Pay attention to all wires that may be moving during this process. There soldered wires on the back of the ignition switch itself that sometime break loose. Also loose battery cable bolts would cause this issue.

Suzuki VZ 800... | Answered on Oct 18, 2014


If it cuts out randomly I would suspect the green ignition wiring is where you need to start troubleshooting because the solenoid only starts the bike and a faulty one will not cut a running engine off, it just wouldn't start an engine. Check out all of your connections, breaking the connections at the connectors looking for corrosion or broken wires. Clean and put back together. Don't just spray with WD40 as that will do nothing. CLEAN CONNECTIONS are what you are after, not just damp free ones. Contact cleaner, soft wire brush, the wifes nail (emery) boards are the way to go. Pay particular attention around pinch points at the steering head as wires do not take kindly to rough play. Good luck.

Suzuki VZ 800... | Answered on Sep 29, 2014


Turn the idle screw to increase the idle speed. The bike should idle at 1000 to 1200 rpm when hot.

Suzuki VZ 800... | Answered on May 14, 2014


Bad spark plug wires

Suzuki VZ 800... | Answered on Jun 10, 2013


What year model and engine size marauder do you have. I am familiar with this model and may be able to answer your question

Suzuki VZ 800... | Answered on Jan 07, 2013


look at your library or at your dealer

Suzuki VZ 800... | Answered on Aug 27, 2012


There is a special tool to align the clutch while installing it. Hard to answer if people dont know what kind of vehicle u have!

Suzuki VZ 800... | Answered on Jun 14, 2012


If you have never done it before you will need a manual from a company such as Haynes or Clymer. This is mainly for the correct order in which to take the motor down, it will also tell you what to look for in the way of wear and what you will "Have" to replace for a rebuild. Difficulty is dependent on what your mechanical skill level is. I did my first engine at the age of 15, But I had a manual. Good luck.

Suzuki VZ 800... | Answered on Apr 22, 2012


You have a classic case of dirty contacts in your ignition switch. When your machine gets older dirt, grit, and bits of burnt copper tend to get smeared over the contact points inside your ignition switch. This shorts out the contact points or makes an electrical near impossible. Some switches are designed to have the contact base easily removed and replaced. Others you can carefully take apart. clean. and put back together. Worst case scenario you may have to buy a new switch (best option) or in the case of an older bike with discontinued parts then a used switch ( it could have the same problem your old switch has). To see a break down of parts available for your cycle, you can look at the parts microfiche at: bikebandit.com.

Suzuki VZ 800... | Answered on Sep 22, 2011


If you are still blowing fuses, keep looking for more bare spots in the wiring. Look under the tank.

Suzuki VZ 800... | Answered on Aug 13, 2011


You shouldn't need to size it, just find a site and enter your bike in. Take a look at this website
http://www.powersportsuperstore.com/Iron-Horse-MIDNIGHT-RIDER-TANK-PANEL-SUZUKI-800-VO-p/tr10-7868.htm

Suzuki VZ 800... | Answered on Aug 01, 2011


is it getting fuel? try to listen for pump running. its on the right side. my clutch has to be engaged to start

Suzuki VZ 800... | Answered on Jul 10, 2011


Make sure the choke is off

Suzuki VZ 800... | Answered on Jul 08, 2011


There are three parts to the charging system, the stator makes A/C current. Regulator/ rectifier changes the A/C power to D/C power so it can be stored and regulates it around 14.5 volts. the last is the battery. now the stator is under the LH side cover of the motor.
Worldofpowersports.com has the micro phish on your bike. when you go to the site on the home page click shop parts and then it's just as easy as clicking make yr and model.
Do you have a multimeter? test your stator before you go replacing everything. there will be three yellow wires coming out of the LH side of motor, follow those to the plug. with your meter check to see if any of the wires are grounded. use the ohm setting and it'll be easy.
Let me know if you have any other questions.
M.Woodring

Suzuki VZ 800... | Answered on Jun 25, 2011


There is a switch on the brake lever and one on the brake pedal. try and work them with WD-40 to loosen dirt and lube them up. If that does not work you may have to change one or the other. It helps to put the rear of the bike up against a wall or something to see if the light goes on and off as you work the hand or foot brake.

Suzuki VZ 800... | Answered on May 19, 2011


it sound like you may have a alternator discharge problem . Charge the battery take it for a ride when you get back try starting the bike if it starts fine disconect the battery over night then hook it back up the next day if it starts fine their is a draw from something. if it doesn't start you have a bad plate in side the battery discharging it 9replace the battery) if the bike doesn't start after your test ride the the alternator has gone bad or is not hooked up correctly.

Suzuki VZ 800... | Answered on Apr 28, 2011


check the source coil of your motorcycle.. i think the source coil is burned.

Suzuki VZ 800... | Answered on Apr 28, 2011

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