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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-02-2011, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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Carb issues maybe more?

Hey guys new rider here. I'm buying a 95 suzuki gsxfs katana at a steal($500). However its a fixer upper. As it comes to stops it bogs down, backfires and stalls dead. I figure the carb needs cleaning but the backfiring has me stumped. Any ideas? Or would cleaning the carb do the trick?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-05-2011, 05:46 AM
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sounds like the pilot jets are stopped up. A carb cleaning and new plugs will probally do wonders for it.

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turn signal bulb issues

My girlfriend has a 1986 Kawasaki 454. Her rear left turn signal bulb burnt out. I went to replace it but it's corroded and I can't get a grip on it with pliers to get it out. Does the bulb turn to the left or right to get it out? Should I push in and try to grab it? Any suggestions would help. Thanks.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-09-2011, 06:56 PM
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I can't help you on how it should be turned/pushed but I would suggest spraying it with dielectric lubricant to help make your life a lot easier in getting it out.

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My girlfriend has a 1986 Kawasaki 454. Her rear left turn signal bulb burnt out. I went to replace it but it's corroded and I can't get a grip on it with pliers to get it hid blue headlights. Does the bulb turn to the left or right to get it out? Should I push in and try to grab it? Any suggestions would help. Thanks.
First, you completely stole that one guys thread, lol. Also I've seen this asked on the forum before and the question was answered. Anyway, I would suggest exactly what kanswish had said. We can't really dictate you on how to push/twist, the darn thing, but dielectric lubricant can really help you.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-28-2011, 09:43 AM
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Don't forget to check for leaking intake boots, they can get hard and start to leak if left sitting for a while. Easiest way is the start the bike and let it idle(if it does) and spray some windex around them and if the RPM's change you have a leak. Wouldn't hurt to replace them anyway if there not to crazy expensive while your in there.
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