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
 

 Clutch and poor running query

Go down 
AuthorMessage
Sachster
Prospect



Clutch and poor running query Empty
PostSubject: Clutch and poor running query   Clutch and poor running query Icon_minitimeFri Jun 23, 2017 11:02 pm

Hi all,


 I have just purchased a Roadster that has stood for a couple of years and have a question or two that I wondered if anyone would be able to help me with.


 The clutch has no effect - as though it is burned out totally or permanently disengaged - I have no drive at all. Is this a known problem?
 
Secondly, I am trying to work out why there are four electrical connections to the fuel pump. Are two of those related to the micro-switch on the front carburretor that is activated at full throttle? 


At the moment it only runs on full choke and the only fully on the rear cylinder - the front cylinder is only making the exhaust pipe warm and if I open the choke the engine will not run. I expect the carbs need a clean.


Cheers,


Simon 
Back to top Go down
Bluesman
Very Valued VIP Member
Bluesman


Clutch and poor running query Empty
PostSubject: Re: Clutch and poor running query   Clutch and poor running query Icon_minitimeSat Jun 24, 2017 6:52 am

Sorry can't help with your problems. If it's any help,I lived in Bath for many years and there used to be a really knowledgeable mechanic with a small bike shop on the Lower Bristol Road, near Park Tavern in Twerton, I think, but that was a while back. If it were me, I'd go to someone local. Best of luck!
Back to top Go down
v-twin
Very Valued VIP Member
v-twin


Clutch and poor running query Empty
PostSubject: Re: Clutch and poor running query   Clutch and poor running query Icon_minitimeSat Jun 24, 2017 6:56 pm

Is the clutch lever loose or does it feel like it should??

Regarding the fuel pump etc, I know the Sachs uses the Suzuki engine but I have no idea if it is wired the same, I had a VX800 and as far as I can remember it did not have a fuel pump. I'm not sure if they did a workshop manual but it maybe worth trying to get one if they did or at least a wiring diagram.

If the bike has been stood a while the jets in the carbs maybe blocked, spark plug knackered, faulty coil, faulty HT lead......... the list is endless as to what the problem could be, you will just have to eliminate one at a time.
Back to top Go down
Sachster
Prospect



Clutch and poor running query Empty
PostSubject: Re: Clutch and poor running query   Clutch and poor running query Icon_minitimeSat Jun 24, 2017 9:54 pm

Cheers all,

Carbs cleaned - now all runs perfectly.  Clutch has started working, tho seems to bite late.  I'll persevere and see if it gets better. Just a main beam warning light and it's MoT time. Perfect.
Back to top Go down
OldManYam
Very Valued VIP Member
OldManYam


Clutch and poor running query Empty
PostSubject: Re: Clutch and poor running query   Clutch and poor running query Icon_minitimeSat Jun 24, 2017 10:26 pm

For the clutch - There is a clutch adjustment inside the removable transmission casing where the clutch cable goes into the engine. This is basically similar to a tappet adjuster - a screw with a locknut.
To adjust, first slacken the clutch cable at the handlebars, then undo locknut at engine end and turn screw in till you get 'resistance', then back it of 1/4 turn & retighten locknut. Then re-set cable at handlebar end.  That could help you get a better clutch action.
Back to top Go down
Sachster
Prospect



Clutch and poor running query Empty
PostSubject: Re: Clutch and poor running query   Clutch and poor running query Icon_minitimeSun Jun 25, 2017 7:52 am

Thanks OldManYam - the Sachs clutch is irritatingly hydraulic. I'll get inside the case and see if there is adjustment but I suspect not. Not to worry, at least it has now decided to work!
Back to top Go down
OldManYam
Very Valued VIP Member
OldManYam


Clutch and poor running query Empty
PostSubject: Re: Clutch and poor running query   Clutch and poor running query Icon_minitimeSun Jun 25, 2017 3:43 pm

Ooops .... I was assuming it was like the VX800 .... on a cable clutch.

Seeing its hydraulic, I would highly recommend changing the hydraulic fluid as it may well have gone off. Should be done every two years - as should brake fluid.

Hope you \are 'getting there ! .... I nearly went for a Sachs 800 roadster when I was looking for the 'VX', but the seller declined my offer. ..... but later said he would take it .... AFTER I'd found my current VX - So it was not meant to be. It is a nice bioke though (The Sachs).

Cheers

Yam
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




Clutch and poor running query Empty
PostSubject: Re: Clutch and poor running query   Clutch and poor running query Icon_minitime

Back to top Go down
 
Clutch and poor running query
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Clutch kit on 2011?
» Anyone running a clutch kit? RZR 800
» IOC reject cross country running for winter games
» SA Pro running Dream Team 2010/11
» dead bait straight ledger running rig question....

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Suzuki 800 Intruder Club & Forum :: The Garage :: Engine, Gears & clutch Maintanance-
Jump to:  
Slide Show
A random selection of suzuki800.com member bikes.
Latest topics
» hello from Malta
Clutch and poor running query Icon_minitimeby dabrucru Yesterday at 3:11 pm

» Overheating light is ALWAYS ON even when its 100% cool
Clutch and poor running query Icon_minitimeby olegsuperman Yesterday at 2:37 am

» Hello from Texas
Clutch and poor running query Icon_minitimeby Proudtexson Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:30 am

» The overheat Warning Light is ALWAYS on even when it is 100% cold.
Clutch and poor running query Icon_minitimeby olegsuperman Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:56 pm

» Post counter
Clutch and poor running query Icon_minitimeby peardrop3 Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:13 pm

» General facts on how too!
Clutch and poor running query Icon_minitimeby the roof Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:37 am

» Hello from Bristol uk
Clutch and poor running query Icon_minitimeby ardie Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:34 pm

» hello
Clutch and poor running query Icon_minitimeby ardie Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:32 pm

» F1 Code after Gman controller
Clutch and poor running query Icon_minitimeby Richard Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:17 pm

» 2’’ lowing kit
Clutch and poor running query Icon_minitimeby Lynchy Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:02 pm

» Avon Cobra Chrome tyres
Clutch and poor running query Icon_minitimeby KeithW Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:58 pm

» longer front axle
Clutch and poor running query Icon_minitimeby dabrucru Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:50 am

» longer front wheel shaft?
Clutch and poor running query Icon_minitimeby dabrucru Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:52 pm

» Hello Everyone
Clutch and poor running query Icon_minitimeby Biker Bill Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:53 pm

» double disk brake on a M800?
Clutch and poor running query Icon_minitimeby PASCAL Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:01 pm

» New noises???
Clutch and poor running query Icon_minitimeby Uneasy_Rider Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:36 am

» Time for a new Idea for Gear
Clutch and poor running query Icon_minitimeby Dmill1222 Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:47 pm

» Hi There
Clutch and poor running query Icon_minitimeby rtillery02 Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:11 pm

» Hello From NH USA
Clutch and poor running query Icon_minitimeby bagtoracer68 Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:21 am

» Hello from Norway
Clutch and poor running query Icon_minitimeby ardie Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:33 pm

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