20 Most Recent 2004 Suzuki GSF 1200 Bandit S Questions & Answers


Hi, Kamogelo your instrument gauges and lights can alert you to most electrical and engine issues they can not warn you about failed engine gaskets or seals so your engine has to resort to old fashion alert methods of colored "SMOKE SIGNALS" here is a breakdown of their meaning:
1. COLORLESS OR SLIGHTLY BLUE SMOKE on start-up means your air/fuel mixture is the right composition and everything is well burnt in your combustion chamber.
2. BLUE SMOKE on startup is usually caused by failed valve seals dripping oil into the combustion chamber when the engine is not running.
3. YELLOW OR BROWNISH SMOKE at start-up means your air/fuel mixture is too lean. Too lean means that there is low fuel but high air mixture in your combustion chamber.
4. WHITE SMOKE on startup may be caused by a blown head gasket allowing coolant to enter the combustion chamber and may start dripping out of the exhaust pipes or mufflers. Smoke while riding is usually caused by worn out or damaged valves, seals, guides, pistons, rings, or cylinder walls.
5. BLACK SMOKE on startup is usually caused by too much fuel in the combustion chamber this can be due to air/fuel mixture adjustment too rich, accelerator pump improperly adjusted, faulty choke or not in the off position, air filter dirty and clogged, faulty carburetor float needle and seat, pilot jet too large, fuel injectors leaking, smoke while riding is usually caused by the main jet being too large or a damaged carburetor.
It should be noted that aggressive or abnormal throttle operation will cause these conditions to manifest themselves exponentially.
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2004 Suzuki GSF... | Answered on Oct 09, 2018


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2004 Suzuki GSF... | Answered on Oct 09, 2018


Hi, Anonymous and the usual suspects are:
1. Excessive choke use.
2. High-speed riding style.
3. Idle speed improperly adjusted.
4. Dirty air cleaner element (may also affect idle speed).
5. Restricted fuel tank vent system.
6. Vacuum piston assembly malfunction.
7. Excessive accelerator pump output.
8. Plugged or restricted bowl vent.
9. Float level too high.
10. Loose carburetor jets.
11. Worn or damaged needle or needle jet.
12. Choke valve not seated or leaking.
13. Plugged air jets or passages.
14. Low air pressure in the tires.
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2004 Suzuki GSF... | Answered on Oct 09, 2018


check your master cylinder fluid level you have air in the line, you need to bleed out the air bubbles.
remove the master cylinder cap make sure yo uhave enough brake fluid pump the lever watch for fine bubbles keep doing it until you feel the resistance build up and the air bubbles are gone ad fluid to proper level replace the cap.

2004 Suzuki GSF... | Answered on Jan 27, 2014


Typically, the engine and transmission share the same oil. Your model may be different.

2004 Suzuki GSF... | Answered on Jun 19, 2013


plugs are plugs and thats it.
Do you mean the distributer wire leading to the plugs ? If so I hope you have a manual or can look it up on line. If you get it straightend out then change one plug and it's wire at a time so you won't have to do this again.

2004 Suzuki GSF... | Answered on Oct 22, 2012


The shift drum would not make any noise, ever. The drum will outlast all of us. All it does is move clockwise and counterclockwise as the rider pushes the shift lever up or down as needed. Go to an empty parking lot or roadway and start out slowly in 1st gear, slowly gaining speed. Does the knock show up? Now go into 2nd gear and slowly gain speed. Is the knock there? Do the same for all the gears. If the knock is only in one or two gears the problem is a broken gear tooth. When the broken gear is replaced, also replace any other gear the broken gear meshes with. Whatever broke the tooth also put the same pressure on the meshing tooth. If the meshing gears are not replaced you will have the pleasure, ( and expense ), of doing the repair all over again when the cracked tooth on a meshing gear decides to break off. This usually happens within the first hour of riding the "fixed" bike. If the test shows no knock in the gears, then chances are the knock is a cam chain needing to be tightened. Please rate my answer. Thanks. tombones49_175.gif

2004 Suzuki GSF... | Answered on Jul 11, 2011


dnt no wht code 4 my viper v200 helment can u help

2004 Suzuki GSF... | Answered on Jun 17, 2010


have you checked the chain and sprockets?

2004 Suzuki GSF... | Answered on Mar 10, 2010


hello had a atv that did this, atv had set for a while, went to ride it, had all gears, went to downshift , to first, stopped then took off again, only had first gear then second no other gears, i tried everything, all different kind of oil additives, they never worked, more than likely, my atv had set for a while and the shifter fork inside the motor had rusted just a little bit, the gear had got stuck , i had to split the motor cases, to fix mine, make sure your shifter isnt stripped out, maybe it needs adjusting, i have seen people tap on the gear shifter sometimes and it would break loose, some atv mechanics, say to ride it, eventually it will come unstuck, or break the case in half to fix shifter fork and gears....

2004 Suzuki GSF... | Answered on Feb 25, 2010


There are a series of manuals for this model, but not exactly yours, you should get enough information from them to complete your task.
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2004 Suzuki GSF... | Answered on Jan 05, 2010


The only connection that comes to mind is that due to placing sometimes the clutch has to be removed to replace the alternator. In that case while fitting the clutch not proper adjustments were made resulting in the clutch not disengaging the bike from the engine when pressed to change gears. It is only under such conditions that the clutch and the gears make a noise. All it needs is a little more adjustment of the clutch. Do it or get it done as the bike was repaired recently and this was their duty.

2004 Suzuki GSF... | Answered on Dec 26, 2009


hummm the nut should be at 100nm which is a bit really when you tighten it a tad does the wheel move side to side or feels rough get back to me

2004 Suzuki GSF... | Answered on Sep 27, 2009


Have had the smaller brother of this bike, here is what I found, try using 10W40 full synthetic oil, make sure the clutch is adjusted exactly right, if that doesn't help the engagement dogs are worn and u need an overhaul, which isn't that hard, about 10 hours work and $200 in parts.

2004 Suzuki GSF... | Answered on Sep 19, 2009


I had the same thing happen. It's a problem with the starter clutch and how it's attached . A primary bolt is loose. Be sure to have your mechanic use some locktite or really wrench it on there tight--my guy fixed it and then the same thing happened again 10 mos later. But it hasn't happened again in the several years since then. Good luck.

2004 Suzuki GSF... | Answered on Sep 07, 2009


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2004 Suzuki GSF... | Answered on Aug 09, 2009


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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