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Where is the oil filter located at on a 1985 suzuki gs550l

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In the front of the engine..lower side, well bottom side, between the exhaust headers

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Ok pal here we go...grab that oil cover and wiggle, pound and pull..it's just stuck..that bolt has an o ring on the other side thats why it doesn't pull out easily....go to a good motorcycle parts store and get a filter and 4 qts of Castrol Syntec Actevo 10-40wt Pour oil into dipstick hole, bike on centerstand on LEVEL ground..pour 2 qts in and chk dipstick then top off slowly...checking stick every 1/4 qt button her up and have a great ride for me....Drain bolt is on bottom of crankcase and is 17 mm in case you didn't know...Good Luck to you friend......Tim

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on the right site engine cover ,got three bolts on front site of the cover under this cap is it oil filter

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You may have already done this. I'm assuming you have the original BS32SS Mikuni constant velocity (CV) carbs. They were used on 80-82 models. With the fuel bowl and float chamber gasket off, set floats to 21.4 - 23.4 mm (0.84-0.92 in.) If the float chamber gasket is still on the carb, reduce the measurement by approximately 1mm. As a side note, I went to an auto parts store to buy a gauge to set mine - they didn't sell them individually. Parts man told me to walk across the street to a car repair shop that had bought several carb kits from him. Each carb kit has the L-shaped gauge with it. I checked with repair shop and they gave me one for free. For simplicity's sake, I set mine to 22 mm (without the gasket in place) on all 4 carbs. Hope this helps someone.

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