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Message started by Yoshi on 02/16/14 at 11:06:17

Title: Speedometer Rattle Fix/Removing gas tank/seat
Post by Yoshi on 02/16/14 at 11:06:17

This annoying rattle from the speedometer overpowers the great exhaust sound so I needed to fix it :-)

Start by removing the 2 bolts that hold on the seat

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g214/VduBpl/Suzuki%20Savage%20LS650/20140216_123622_zps51whlkot.jpg (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/VduBpl/media/Suzuki%20Savage%20LS650/20140216_123622_zps51whlkot.jpg.html)

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g214/VduBpl/Suzuki%20Savage%20LS650/20140216_123712_zpswihisjqk.jpg (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/VduBpl/media/Suzuki%20Savage%20LS650/20140216_123712_zpswihisjqk.jpg.html)

Now remove the 2 bolts and bracket that holds the rear of the tank (seat lift mod)
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g214/VduBpl/Suzuki%20Savage%20LS650/20140216_123750_zpsux9ba8yf.jpg (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/VduBpl/media/Suzuki%20Savage%20LS650/20140216_123750_zpsux9ba8yf.jpg.html)

Now turn the raptor petcock to the off position and remove the fuel line(If you have the stock petcock you'll probably need to drain the gas and fully remove it)
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g214/VduBpl/Suzuki%20Savage%20LS650/20140216_123923_zpssomxns8e.jpg (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/VduBpl/media/Suzuki%20Savage%20LS650/20140216_123923_zpssomxns8e.jpg.html)

Now lift the tank and pull towards the back of the bike
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g214/VduBpl/Suzuki%20Savage%20LS650/20140216_124003_zpshzkt5kqu.jpg (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/VduBpl/media/Suzuki%20Savage%20LS650/20140216_124003_zpshzkt5kqu.jpg.html)

Disconnect the power supply to the cluster
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g214/VduBpl/Suzuki%20Savage%20LS650/20140216_124129_zpsngjizj2z.jpg (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/VduBpl/media/Suzuki%20Savage%20LS650/20140216_124129_zpsngjizj2z.jpg.html)

Disconnect the speedometer cable
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g214/VduBpl/Suzuki%20Savage%20LS650/20140216_124141_zpskkcag4d6.jpg (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/VduBpl/media/Suzuki%20Savage%20LS650/20140216_124141_zpskkcag4d6.jpg.html)

Dont lose the spacer gasket inbetween!
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g214/VduBpl/Suzuki%20Savage%20LS650/20140216_124211_zpsvbuaawq4.jpg (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/VduBpl/media/Suzuki%20Savage%20LS650/20140216_124211_zpsvbuaawq4.jpg.html)

Now tip the tank up and get ready
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g214/VduBpl/Suzuki%20Savage%20LS650/20140216_124405_zps8v4lxczx.jpg (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/VduBpl/media/Suzuki%20Savage%20LS650/20140216_124405_zps8v4lxczx.jpg.html)

Remove the 3 nuts holding the springs in, we will be reusing the 3 nuts and 3 washers
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g214/VduBpl/Suzuki%20Savage%20LS650/20140216_124421_zpsbauluzg8.jpg (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/VduBpl/media/Suzuki%20Savage%20LS650/20140216_124421_zpsbauluzg8.jpg.html)

Now remove the speedo cable from the speedometer
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g214/VduBpl/Suzuki%20Savage%20LS650/20140216_124703_zpsdknavbkt.jpg (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/VduBpl/media/Suzuki%20Savage%20LS650/20140216_124703_zpsdknavbkt.jpg.html)

Pull the speedometer from the top of the tank (notice I already put the fuel line onthe bolt side)
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g214/VduBpl/Suzuki%20Savage%20LS650/20140216_125221_zps3hl9akuv.jpg (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/VduBpl/media/Suzuki%20Savage%20LS650/20140216_125221_zps3hl9akuv.jpg.html)

Now cut up some fuel hose a little longer then the spring, this will replace the spring and reduce the rattle
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g214/VduBpl/Suzuki%20Savage%20LS650/20140216_125633_zpsgynbmoj7.jpg (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/VduBpl/media/Suzuki%20Savage%20LS650/20140216_125633_zpsgynbmoj7.jpg.html)

Slide everything on like this
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g214/VduBpl/Suzuki%20Savage%20LS650/20140216_125741_zpsvyjs3apv.jpg (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/VduBpl/media/Suzuki%20Savage%20LS650/20140216_125741_zpsvyjs3apv.jpg.html)

Put the washers on first then tighten the nuts and then install the speedometer cable
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g214/VduBpl/Suzuki%20Savage%20LS650/20140216_130538_zpsvwmu3dhg.jpg (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/VduBpl/media/Suzuki%20Savage%20LS650/20140216_130538_zpsvwmu3dhg.jpg.html)

Follow the steps backwards for reassembly! Thanks  ;)

Title: Re: Speedometer Rattle Fix/Removing gas tank/seat
Post by WellMax on 04/08/14 at 19:47:20

Hello,

  What size fuel hose is that, that you used?

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