The 1995-2006 Suzuki GSF600, GSF650, GSF1200 Bandit repair manual by Haynes, covers:
- Suzuki GSF600 Bandit N600, 1995-2004
- Suzuki GSF600S Bandit S600, 1996-2004
- Suzuki GSF650 Bandit 650, 2005-2006
- Suzuki GSF650S Bandit 650S, 2005-2006
- Suzuki GSF1200 Bandit N1200, 1996-2006
- Suzuki GSF1200S Bandit S1200, 1996-2006
Note: this manual includes U.K. and U.S.A. ABS models.
Book Excerpt: 1995-2006 Suzuki GSF600, GSF650, GSF1200 Bandit Repair Manual
FUEL AND EXHAUST SYSTEMS
CARBURETOR OVERHAUL | GENERAL INFORMATION
FRAME, SUSPENSION AND FINAL DRIVE
- Poor engine performance, hesitation, hard starting, stalling, flooding and backfiring are all signs that major carburetor maintenance may be required.
- Keep in mind that many so-called carburetor problems are really not carburetor problems at all, but mechanical problems within the engine or ignition system malfunctions. Try to establish for certain that the carburetors are in need of maintenance before beginning a major overhaul.
- Check the fuel filter, the fuel hoses, the intake manifold joint clamps, the air filter, the ignition system, the spark plugs and carburetor synchronization before assuming that a carburetor overhaul is required.
- Most carburetor problems are caused by dirt particles, varnish and other deposits which build up in and block the fuel and air passages. Also, in time, gaskets and O-rings shrink or deteriorate and cause fuel and air leaks which lead to poor performance.
- When overhauling the carburetors, disassemble them completely and clean the parts thoroughly with a carburetor cleaning solvent and dry them with filtered, unlubricated compressed air.
Blow through the fuel and air passages with compressed air to force out any dirt that may have been loosened but not removed by the solvent. Once the cleaning process is complete, reassemble the carburetor using new gaskets and O-rings.
- Unscrew the gearchange linkage arm pinch bolt and remove the arm from the shaft, noting any alignment marks (see illustration 15.2a). If no marks are visible, make your own before removing the arm so t hat it can be correctly aligned with the shaft on installation.
Unscrew the bolts securing the engine sprocket cover to the crankcase and more the cover aside (see illustration 15.2b). There is no need to detach the clutch cable, release cylinder or the speed sensor (where fitted) from the cover. On 1200 models, do not operate the clutch lever with the sprocket cover removed.
- Check the wear pattern on both sprockets (see illustration). If the sprocket teeth are worn excessively, replace the chain and both sprockets as a set. Whenever the sprockets are inspected, the drive chain should be inspected also (see Chapter 1). If you are replacing the chain, replace the sprockets as well.
- Adjust and lubricate the chain following the procedures described in Chapter 1.
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Subject: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Suzuki GSF600, GSF650, GSF1200 Bandit service, maintenance, repair. ISBN-10: 1844255964 | ISBN-13: 9781844255962 | Haynes 3367