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Old 04-25-2013, 12:22 PM   #76126
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Your aftermarket clutch lever may not fit as precisely as the Suzuki part. In the picture it appears that the shoulder of the lever pivot bolt is not pulled down into the lever. If that's the case it would result in a lot of free play.
The lever pivot bolt is in as far as it can go. It's shouldered. Probably so it'll work with crappy Suzuki hand guards which attach at that point.

Bronco638: The gap between the lever and mount could be just standard cable slack. I have not been back out to the bike to see if I can make it line up properly. Will check later.
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:40 PM   #76127
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I have the same slight gap between the clutch lever and the perch. Does that indicate an issue with the perch/lever pivot point or is everyone's DR like that?
Both of ours line up perfectly.



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"The motorcycle, being poorly designed for both flight and marine operation, sustained significant external and internal damage," police noted.
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:22 PM   #76128
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:36 PM   #76129
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:01 PM   #76130
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Is it necessary to remove the spark plugs when adjusting the valve clearance, and why do people take them out?
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:19 PM   #76131
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Is it necessary to remove the spark plugs when adjusting the valve clearance, and why do people take them out?
Just one. It makes it a hell of a lot easier to turn the motor over that way to get to TDC.
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:10 PM   #76132
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Just one. It makes it a hell of a lot easier to turn the motor over that way to get to TDC.
And he should know that there are two top dead centers. Make sure to get the right one on the compression stroke.


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Old 04-25-2013, 05:49 PM   #76133
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And he should know that there are two top dead centers. Make sure to get the right one on the compression stroke.


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I've adjusted the valves before, I just didn't remove the spark plugs. Turn it CCW until T is visible and the rockers can wiggle, right?
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:22 PM   #76134
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:01 AM   #76135
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Charging system question

I recently ran my battery down with electric vest and grip heaters set too high on a cold day so I installed an LED voltage monitor to keep me from making the same mistake again. The battery charged up fine with my battery tender and seems not to have suffered any damage. The LED monitor glows green when the charging voltage is greater than 13.2V but, curiously it changes to yellow indicating less than 13.2 when I rev the engine above idle then returns to green when the RPM returns to idle. I verified this voltage drop measured at the battery using a real volt meter. I then discovered that if I turn on my grip heaters the voltage goes up and turns the LED green and it stays green at all revs.

This all seems backwards to me. Could someone please verify if it's normal to have a load such as the grip heaters raise the voltage or explain to me the problem if it's not behaving normally. I did the alternator checks for continuity and AC output and it checks out fine.

In case it matters, I have a 60Cx GPS running off the battery and I had the controller for my vest plugged in but not turned on and the vest was not plugged in during my last test ride. The lights are all stock but the headlight is running through a relay to reduce voltage loss.
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:57 AM   #76136
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Fool tap...

I want to drain my tank and put in fresh gas.

The tap doesn't want to dispense while the bike isn't running.

Is that a vacuum line I see attached to the back of the tap?

Using a hand vacuum pump I appied vacuum.

No joy.

Is pressure used here rather than vacuum?

Do I need to open the tap and de-goo it?

Is there really no inline filter here or is it contained in the tap?

Thank you sir, may I have another...
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:15 AM   #76137
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I want to drain my tank and put in fresh gas.

The tap doesn't want to dispense while the bike isn't running.

Is that a vacuum line I see attached to the back of the tap?

Yes.

Using a hand vacuum pump I appied vacuum.

No joy.

Is pressure used here rather than vacuum?

No.

Do I need to open the tap and de-goo it?

Maybe. Have you tried the Prime position?

Is there really no inline filter here or is it contained in the tap?

There is a screen in the tank as well as one in the stock carb inlet.

Thank you sir, may I have another...
Answered in yellow above.
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:35 AM   #76138
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Answered in yellow above.
Thanks.
I tried Prime and got a dribble. A roaring torrent is required by my level of patience. Is the screen in the tank located at the top of the fuel tubes?
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:48 AM   #76139
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Thanks.
I tried Prime and got a dribble. A roaring torrent is required by my level of patience. Is the screen in the tank located at the top of the fuel tubes?

Yes, there should be a screen on both tubes. You can take it apart and clean it, but a wise man said not long ago...
but if you do, Yamaha Raptor tap about $20, that's what I use.

The Yamaha tap bolts right on and isnt vacuum operated, you can turn it to off unlike the stock Suzuki tap.
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:57 AM   #76140
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Your aftermarket clutch lever may not fit as precisely as the Suzuki part. In the picture it appears that the shoulder of the lever pivot bolt is not pulled down into the lever. If that's the case it would result in a lot of free play.
I'm using the stock lever(s).

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Both of ours line up perfectly.

Thanks M.

Not only do I have that small gap, I can't seem to get rid of it. The clutch travel is very short; that is, from unengaged to fullly engaged seems to happen very quickly. I have the clutch arm positioned properly (I think) and the cable is new.

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