I've just bought a Suzuki vl 125 Intruder, after a few days i was not able to switch gears, only between 3/4 works, have fitted a new clutch which gave some improvement, but gears still seem to be sticking?, I haven't got a clue, can anyone help, please.
Thank you in advance
Can you change gears with the engine off, and rocking the bike backwards and forwards?
Is the clutch generally working OK otherwise?
Are the gear lever & any shafts / pivots clean, lubricated & moving freely?
Combustion requires 3 things:
Compression. Fuel. Sparks at the right time.
Is it actually sparking? Take a spark plug out, plug it back into its HT lead, hold the plug threads firmly against bare metal on the engine and check it's sparking as you turn the engine over. If yes, is it a good, fat blue spark? Then lift the plug off the engine *ever* so slightly, and gradually increase the distance between plug and engine to guage how far the spark can jump.
Next - has it actually got fuel in the tank? If yes, is the petrol tap in the right position? If the fuel's low it might need to be on "res". Is fuel getting as far as the carb? You should be able unscrew the drain screw at the bottom of the carb float bowls. Preferably with a small plastic tub beneath them - that way if there IS fuel in there (there should be) then you can also collect it & check it's condition - looking for dirt, rust, water, emulsion etc.
Should only take half an hour to check those carefully (check the sparks first - BEFORE you're surrounded by petrol vapour)... Also, you DO need to check both...
does the suzuki vl 125 intruder have a problem with over fueling? mine hasnt stopped doing and cant figure out why. end up thinking we've sorted it and it will be fine for the rest of the day and the next if im lucky then starts over fueling again and cuts out on me. we've checked the carbs and it seem to be fine no bits of crap in them and parts seem to work ok, the tank is fine. there just isnt a vacume i have to shut the fuel supply off all the time with the tap. boyfriend thinks it may have something to do with the needle in carbs as it should shut off the fuel supply automatically BUT it doesnt.
anyone offer me some advice?
First off, what makes you say it's over fuelling? What are the symptoms? When did they start?
Second - yes, if it is over-fuelling then it's likely to be the float valve (not the needle jet). This can fail to close because of dirt in the valve, a worn valve, an incorrectly adjusted float, or a punctured or aged float.
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hi im having the same problem Helz had. how did you fix it? please! its driving me to distraction!!
When you say "same problem" - presumably you mean "cutting out while riding along"? That could be a LOT of things.
Is it very sudden & random? Or does it stutter and die over a few seconds?
Cant get a spark out of my intruder 125. just wondered if anyone has any ideas on how to check the cdi unit? im a bit desperate to get it running. i have a megga steep drive so i cant just wheel it into the van. just thought someone might have a procedure on what to do first. i have a workshop manual coming but i will be twiddling my thumbs for the next few days. appreciate any advice
CDI units are pretty reliable - it's the connectors in the electrical system that are the least reliable parts
what have you tried / tested so far? and how?
well ive not done anthing yet. i think its an o4 or o5 and low miles. it has been left outside for quite a while, nearly a year so maybe i should look at the connector first? i dont have a spark off either coil so doubtfull both coils have gone out the same time im guessing. im hoping when i get the manual delivered it may tell me a bit more. i really need to get it running for the spring and thats not far away now. l could do with knowing what voltages and where
just love to know where to start tappy
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