Question about 1999 Suzuki GSF 1200 Bandit S
Dear Sirs, The bolt that holds the starter clutch assy onto the crankshaft end keeps spinning the bolt out when starting after a few times. I've cleaned the tapers on the starter clutch and crank end (there's no woodruff key) and fitted them up to dry then applying blue Loctite to it and torquing the bolt to the 108 ft-lbs factory setting. Yet after following those installation procedures, it will spin it off after only a few tries at starting the engine again. The clutch assy is good and works as it should so I can't see the problem lies in that unit. The tapers look fine too, there's no galling or grooving on them either so the fit is as it should be. Is this bolt a one use 'elastic' type bolt that needs to be replaced after one torque installation or was there a revision of the torque setting??? I can't see any other reason it should keep getting loose. Thanks, Allan @
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Posted on Oct 09, 2018
Sounds like a charging issue. First check all wires and make sure they are clean and making good contact, then check for proper voltage at the battery. I ride a harly so I don't know the exact voltage to look for but it most likly is around 13V at the battery if it isn't you need to look at your voltage regulator and stator.
Posted on Apr 08, 2009
Just screw the cap onto the lead if it falls off cut about 6mm off the lead and try again, a standard socket for a plug of your size should fit be sure to use a proper plug socket
smoke from the front of the engine could be from the exhaust where they bolt to the head,
Get your self a good degreaser and wash down the engine then run up the bike and look for oil leak dont ride the bike as a little oil will go a long way and it will be harder to see where its leaking, usual suspects rocker cover gasket if the oil is high up,
Posted on Jul 07, 2009
Crankcase bolt (M8)
(initial):13 N-m (1.3 kgf-m, 9.5 lb-ft)
(Final):23 N-m (2.3 kg-fm, 16.5 lb-ft)
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Posted on Aug 29, 2009
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