Monday, May 30, 2011

The Intruder

So a friend of a friend dropped a '94 Suzuki Intruder 1400 about OHHHHH about 3 months ago. HAHAHAHA He knew when he did it was to cold in the garage for me to get right to it, and he and his wife had other bikes to ride when the weather did change so at least there wasn't a lot of pressure, just when I get to it. He inherited it from his Father when he died and it hasn't run for more than a few seconds in about 7 years. He had tried changing out the fuel pump, plugs, carbs cleaned, etc. I got into it and started by cleaning the carbs to make sure the last guy did it. It first needed a battery then the starter wouldn't turn. Found out it was the solenoid, bought one, then found out it had no fuel. Traced it to the fuel pump relay, bought one, it fired up. Went to put it in first, jumped and died, no clutch. It was hydraulic and the reservoir was dry from sitting for all those years. Took a little work pumping the clutch and shifting to get the plates freed up. After a couple rides it was running great, called and he came to get it. He seemed really happy to finally have his Dad's bike up and running and here's hoping he gets to put plenty of miles on it. I didn't get a pic of it but here is a close match minus the bags.

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