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  1. Weak throttle, now won't turn over - Suzuki GS450T

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hey everyone, I'm new to motorcycles (but not new to fixing vehicles). I picked up this bike a little while ago and haven't had the pleasure of ridding it much yet. I had a series of problems and once I fixed them, I seem to have a bigger problem--the bike won't turn over. Can you give me some...
  2. 1987 Suzuki GS450L frame compatibility

    Hard to Get Parts
    Hello, my first post on here and I have a 1987 Suzuki with only 850 miles and no title. The first owner removed the carbs for some reason and let it sit, then developed memory issues and lost the carbs and the title. He gave it to the guy I bought it from and has since passed away. The bike is...
  3. 1983 GS450A, no Key :(

    Motorcycle Repair
    I just picked up an old 83 GS450A Suzukimatic to fix up and get running again, but the guy I purchased it from did not have the key (and yes I already called my local sheriffs office and had them check the VIN to see if it was reported stolen and it's not). I called up a local locksmith and...
  4. GS450 starter or starter solenoid?

    Motorcycle Repair
    I'm trying to pinpoint an issue on my 87 GS450L. When I press the start button all I get is a single click. If I put it in gear and rock it back and forth. Then I put it back in neutral and try to start it again about half the time it will turn over once and then back to the clicking. Am I...
  5. Hooked battery up the wrong way.

    Suzuki
    So I was being really stupid and didn't think that a second battery I was hooking up would have the polarities switched. When I hooked it up I did hear a little buzz for maybe a quarter of a second. After I realized the problem I unhooked it and checked the fuse (bike only has one, 1982 GS450...
  6. Tires for an 81 gs450

    Suzuki
    New bike owner here so I appreciate any help/advice you may have. I have only been able to find one rear tire that matches what is currently on my 81 gs450, 110/90/17. My commute will be about 45 min each way at highway speeds so I'd really like to get the nicest tire I can and not be stuck...
  7. High idle when warm?

    Motorcycle Repair
    I had idle issues a while back and found a vacuum leak that I fixed. I checked it again today and there seems to not be a leak. I went on a ride today and after a short time the bike would idle at close to 5k (even went up to 7k right before I was trying to check for the vacuum leak. I have...
  8. Chain Type?

    Suzuki
    First off, sorry for to me what seems like a ton of questions but I have searched through my clymer manual and online and cant seem to find what im looking for. So, my issue this time is I believe I need to get a new chain for my 82 GS450L since the adjusters are all the way back and the chain...
  9. How To Replace Exhaust Headers?

    Suzuki
    So, sorry for all the questions but I just cant figure some things out and need an extra brain to pick. Anyways, so one the stock mufflers on my bike was cracked so I decided to get new ones. Picked up shortys since they were really cheap on craigslist. Took off the exhaust header pipes and...
  10. Hi From Colorado

    New Member Introductions
    Hey guys, just bought a new 1982 GS450L about a month ago. Turning into a cafe and got some pretty good progress so far. Also as an electrical engineering student I had to use some of my knowledge and installed some LED's (DRL - white ones) as well as some for when im braking. Looking...
  11. Electric question for an '84 GS450L

    Vintage Forum
    Hi all! I bought my first bike last fall, but it was too late in the season to have any real fun with it. I decided to get a jump ahead this year by dropping it off at a shop to have some work done, and it turns out my ignition coil is shot. Explains the loss of power, bad mileage, and other...
  12. GS450 L Carbs Leaking

    Suzuki
    So, here is my problem. I recently have had my bike fixed at a shop because of light problems and they fixed it perfect. I brought home my bike and went for a test ride, maybe about 30 minutes in total. On my way back home I noticed that it was having problems whenever idling and then it died...
  13. GS 450 Instrument Cluster Replacement

    Suzuki
    So i layed my bike down not too long ago and broke the instrument cluster (just the plastic casing and the plastic in front of the guages). I am having some trouble finding a replacement. Anyone know where to get and instrument cluster for and 87 gs450 OR a compatible cluster from another...
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