Suzuki 800 Intruder Club & Forum
Welcome to suzuki800 Intruder forum

A UK Site Dedicated To The Suzuki C800, VL800, VX800, VZ800, VS800, C50, M50, Intruder / Boulevard / Marauder.

You will need to register before all the area's become visible, before doing so please enter & read the first thread in the Introductory area

It will only take a minute to register & it would be great to have you on board
This is a free to access and use site.

Suzuki 800 Intruder Club & Forum

A UK Site Dedicated To The Suzuki C800, VL800, VX800, M800, VZ800, VS800, C50, M50 Model Intruder / Boulevard / Marauder
 
HomePublicationsRegisterLog in

Share | 
 

 VS800 Carb Maintenance

Go down 
AuthorMessage
rgrimm05
Prospect
avatar


PostSubject: VS800 Carb Maintenance   Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:26 pm

Hello everyone,

I bought a 2000 Intruder 800 last year and have been enjoying it ever since. I noticed when I got it she was in desperate need of a carb cleaning, but procrastination winning i havent gotten around to it. Last week i noticed that my front carb was pushing fuel through the vent/over flow tube. From my experience this is normal a sticky float. I have done some research and it seem there is a couple of things that could cause this.

 Have any of you had this issue before?

I have also read that these carbs can be difficult getting back into sync if you have to remove them. I will admit this is beyond my scope of knowledge. After removing and cleaning would i need to have these carbs re-synced?  If so, should i just take it to a trusted mechanic and let him do the whole job?

When removing the carbs do you all recommend doing a rebuild, if so what kits have you used?

Thank you in advance for your opinions and wisdom.
Back to top Go down
simbo
* Site Guru *
avatar


PostSubject: Re: VS800 Carb Maintenance   Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:07 pm

Hi Ron, I have no experience with the VS sorry, From your explanation and own experience with sticking float valve's, would it not be best to try running a couple of tanks of fuel additive/cleaner through first before taking the carbs out, maybe that might clear the issue? Also, are the float bowls removable without taking the carbs out? that might give access to the float valve for inspection without need to re set things up?.
Back to top Go down
rgrimm05
Prospect
avatar


PostSubject: Re: VS800 Carb Maintenance   Tue Jun 30, 2015 2:07 am

That is a good question I will do some follow up pictures and videos tomorrow
Back to top Go down
rgrimm05
Prospect
avatar


PostSubject: Re: VS800 Carb Maintenance   Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:00 am

[url=[/url]">the float bowl is in a tight spot the diaphragm is accessible from the top.
Back to top Go down
captain crash
Mentally Deficient lunatic ..... & ..... Site Moderator
avatar


PostSubject: Re: VS800 Carb Maintenance   Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:18 pm

Going by the title, the best carb maintenance I know of is regular redex being put in the fuel tank
Back to top Go down
bagtoracer68
Member
avatar


PostSubject: Re: VS800 Carb Maintenance   Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:19 am

I have the 2001 VS model, and haven't had any problems with it yet, but it only has 3000 miles on it, and I've only owned for about six weeks and rode it a handful of times. That being said, my boss, (who's a bike junkie), said it may be wise to run some carb or injector cleaner through  a tankful of gas as Sim noted just to keep things well as they are. I was wondering if any of you pros had a suggestion for what may work best? Since the bike is normally aspirated, would injector cleaner serve just as well, or is there a "carburated" specific cleaner that will work better in the fashion of a fuel additive in the tank? I've heard a fair amount of discussions about Seafoam brand, but don't know anything about it, and don't want waste money on something if it's just the popularity of a brand name. Grateful for any suggestions in the right direction...
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: VS800 Carb Maintenance   

Back to top Go down
 
VS800 Carb Maintenance
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» carb vacuum slide
» BnS 20 hp twin carb problems
» Carb adjustment
» Any reason for my carb to smoke from the choke side?
» 1975 ish' bolels h14 1/2 way restored carb problem

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Suzuki 800 Intruder Club & Forum :: The Garage :: FueI Injection Modules, Fuel, Jetting & Modifications, etc-
Jump to:  
Slide Show
A random selection of suzuki800.com member bikes.
Latest topics
» Hey Guys
by ardie Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:19 am

» Help! 99 Suzuki vz800 making clicking sound!
by peardrop3 Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:40 pm

» VS800 vs Marauder 800 carbs
by peardrop3 Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:37 pm

» Newby for RSA
by ardie Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:51 pm

» Sachs-Biker... Hello from Germany
by ardie Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:50 pm

» New to the V twin thing.....
by ardie Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:48 pm

» Hi all
by Paul53 Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:18 am

» Sachs Roadster 800
by peardrop3 Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:29 pm

» Sachs Roadster 800 porn
by adilmon Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:30 pm

» Fitment VZ800 -08 & Intruder 125cc -02
by jan1 Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:51 pm

» Greetings from Hong Kong!
by ardie Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:06 pm

» Greetings From the Holly Land!
by ardie Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:05 pm

» Metzeler tyres in M800!?
by felipemazzino Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:23 am

» Greetings and Salutations from Ontario Canada
by ardie Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:57 am

» hi all
by OldManYam Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:39 pm

» Ideas 2001 VL800
by Wiggo Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:24 pm

» Innovv K2 cameras fitted to C800
by peardrop3 Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:04 pm

» Clutch Lever Problem
by Badger Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:41 pm

» Custom Suzuki Intruder 800 by Northworks motorcycles
by onion1892 Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:15 pm

» naked jugs
by mally Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:58 am

Log in
Username:
Password:
Log in automatically: 
:: I forgot my password