20 Most Recent 1998 Suzuki GSF 1200 Bandit S - Page 2 Questions & Answers


about 1200 rpm will do

1998 Suzuki GSF... | Answered on Mar 02, 2010


Make sure you turn the gas off at the tank shut off, then take the hose off the valve, then with the 2 bolts out of the tail of the tank, slide the tank toward the back of the bike and the tank should slide off the 2 front frame rubber-covered bumpers... then when it's free of the bumpers, lift it off.

1998 Suzuki GSF... | Answered on Dec 13, 2009


Is this disk or drum? Drum, loosen the cable

Disk - I dont think you can loosen it. they are suppose to self release.

There is a good possibility that your 10 year + old bike needs front brake service for possible corrosion problems.

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1998 Suzuki GSF... | Answered on Nov 02, 2009


it sounds to me like you have altered the carb balance and not the idle as you tought,you cant adjust idle with the choke operating even just a bit as this changes which circuit you are adjusting in the carbs,unless you have a set of carb balancers available you will have to take the bike to a shop to get the carbs reset to standard

1998 Suzuki GSF... | Answered on Jul 04, 2009


easy. take a "C" clamp and squeeze the break piston all the way back in the caliper keeping the old brake pads on when u do it so u dont screw up the piston. then put the new pads on and reinstall the caliper. then pump up the brakes

1998 Suzuki GSF... | Answered on Jun 14, 2009


OOPS< I forgot to give the site for the manual. :)

http://www.carlsalter.com/motorcycle-manuals.asp Most of the manuals are in English but some are not. There is no way to be sure without doing the download. You can always delete it if in a foreign language.

1998 Suzuki GSF... | Answered on May 27, 2009


the idle adjustment is between the centre 2 float bowls. Reach down under the carbs and u should find it

1998 Suzuki GSF... | Answered on May 18, 2009


its common on that bike that when the choke cable breaks the owners are to cheap to replace the cable and operate it right off the carbs

1998 Suzuki GSF... | Answered on May 15, 2009


the three pin connector is for the throttle positon sensor on uk spec bikes your s is possibly a us import they dont have them the hose is a drain for the airfilter box and should be plugged but drained regularly

1998 Suzuki GSF... | Answered on May 12, 2009


The problem you are having is in the transmission. You have lost the second gear shift fork and the drive gear on the main shaft minimum, there is a good chance you also will have to replace the second gear wheel as well.
The good news is you may not have to remove the top end when preforming this repair but you will have to split the lower cases to access the transmission.
Below is the link you can access to see how the transmission is put together and it also has the prices for the parts you may need.
GSF 1200 Parts , just click on the link and it will take you to the page to see the parts. The gears are just at $100.00 and the shift fork will cost around $32.00. Essentially the parts are not too bad but you will also need a complete engine gasket set as well. I'd buy the complete set including the top end just in case you might want to freshen up the engine.
My recommendation would be to at the minimum replace the piston rings as well. Make sure you use an AN400 honing stone and you want about a 30 degree cross hatch in the hone pattern. Do NOT get crazy when honing because you are removing precious material which will increase piston to cylinder wall clearance. You pretty much want to just remove the "glaze" in the cylinders when replacing the rings. I'd also recommend doing a leak down test on the valves. All you need to do is pour a solvent down the ports to make sure they are not leaking.
I'm getting a little carried away here so if you would like further assistance please send me a reply.
Hope this helps you!
Regards,
RSelvy

1998 Suzuki GSF... | Answered on Dec 27, 2008


Check all of your vacuum lines. Check your fuel hose routing. Check for leaks between carb and cylinders (intake boots).
Run some Seafoam through the tank.

Suzuki GSF 1200... | Answered on Aug 11, 2017


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Suzuki GSF 1200... | Answered on Mar 28, 2017


Hi, Anthony if your bike has been sitting idle for months or years and you did not do any pre-storage maintenance I feel your pain it will probably have a dead battery and not want to start or if it starts it will idle and run poorly then stall, here are the following steps necessary to complete in order to get your bike back to an acceptable running condition.
1. If your battery was 2-3 years old when you last had the bike running you should replace it.
2. If you believe your battery might still be serviceable remove it from the bike and put it on a 1 or 2 amp trickle charger for 24 hours. If it is the old lead acid type with visible cells and acid levels fill each cell to the top line with distilled water and replace the caps, run the vent tube into a plastic or styrofoam cup, any cells that are cloudy/milky replace the battery.
3. After charging remove the leads and let the battery sit for a couple of hours then check the battery voltage with a volt meter, you should have 12.5 volts or better, any readings in the 11 volt range you need to do a proper load test on the battery and replace as necessary, any readings in the 10 volt range you have a dead cell and the battery needs to be replaced.
4. Drain and flush fuel tank, google " how to clean a motorcycle gas tank" find a couple forums to view the different options available.
5. Remove and inspect your air cleaner paper elements that are not oil soaked can be cleaned with a soft brush and low pressure compressed air, oil soaked elements must be replaced. Gause mesh and foam elements can be cleaned by soaking them in a container big enough to completely cover them with a solution of 1 gallon of water and 1 oz. of Dawn dishwashing liquid for small and medium size elements, for monster size double the formula and let soak for at least one hour then rinse with warm water shake off excess and let air dry, "WARNING" do not use compressed air as this will embed micro-sized dirt and road grime and destroy the mesh pattern and stretch foam elements out of shape just squeeze it like a sponge and let air dry, use a fan if you're in a hurry. When completely dry spray a very fine mist of air filter oil evenly around the whole element.
6. Remove the carburetors, disassemble and decontaminate with a carb dip or if you have EFI remove injectors and clean with carb spray and compressed air
7. Remove fuel valve and filter disassemble and clean as necessary, remove, clean, and inspect fuel and vacuum lines and replace as necessary.
8. Replace spark plugs with new ones and check for spark.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
Suzuki 1200 gsf Bandit problem will not start
http://www.motorcycleforum.com/59-motorcycle-repair/99107-help-suzuki-bandit-wont-start-new-here.html
http://www.banditforum.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=printpage;topic=66092.0
Suzuki 2005 GSF1200 Service Manual
OEM parts for Suzuki
http://mybikemanuals.com/suzuki/suzuki-gs-owners-manuals

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Suzuki GSF 1200... | Answered on Feb 25, 2017


moved you from cars to bandit motorcycles.
bad fuel is my guess. (oh so common on MC)
or needs spark plugs. new.

Suzuki GSF 1200... | Answered on Jan 07, 2017


Hi, Laz and the usual suspects are:
1. Ignition Switch not in the "ON" position.
2. Engine Run Switch in the "OFF" position.
3. Discharged battery, needs to be 12.5 volts or better and be able to pass a load test if necessary.
4. Check the battery terminals for damage or corrosion check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
5. Tip over sensor needs a reset.
6. Faulty ignition switch.
7. Faulty starter button.
8. Faulty kickstand or clutch pull in switch/sensor.
9. Starter control circuit, relay, or solenoid faulty.
10. Main fuse or circuit breaker may be blown or faulty.
11. Check for engine trouble codes.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the links below. Good luck and have nice a day.
Bandit 1200 Electrical problem
http://www.motorcycleforum.com/101-general-motorcycle-discussion/93976-2001-bandit-wont-power-up.html
http://www.crservice.dk/Suzuki_mc/GSF1200/GSF1200K6_S_01E.pdf
OEM parts for Suzuki
http://mybikemanuals.com/suzuki/suzuki-gs-owners-manuals

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Suzuki GSF 1200... | Answered on Nov 02, 2016


Hi Anonymous, if your headlight is not working, keeps burning out or is dim the first thing you need to check is the headlight bulb for damaged filaments then check your light circuit fuse, that being said the usual suspects are:
1. Faulty ground or power supply wire to headlight bulb socket.
2. Worn, chaffed, or broken wires in the light circuit.
3. Corroded, broken, or loose pins/sockets in wire connectors.
4. Faulty hi/lo beam switch.
5. Faulty ignition switch.
6. Fuse is good but no continuity on both sides.
7. Faulty wiring between battery positive and headlight bulb socket.
8. Weak charging alternator/generator.
9. Faulty voltage regulator/rectifier, overcharging.
For more information about your issue, please visit the websites below. Good luck and have nice a day.
Bandit 1200 Electrical problem
Bandit electrical problem
http://www.carlsalter.com/download.asp?p=1503

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Suzuki GSF 1200... | Answered on Jan 06, 2016


sounds like a sticking float valve flooding in from carb

Suzuki GSF 1200... | Answered on Aug 14, 2015

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