Suzuki GS Motorcycle Illustrated Repair and Maintenance

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Suzuki GS 550

Replace Intake Boot

Applies specifically to the 1980-1983 GS850. Applies in principle to Suzuki GS models with seals on the intake boots.

repair is very simple but I that it would be useful to a few tips.


Remove tank and seat

Remove and carburetors

Obtain 4 new o-rings

Obtain new intake boots if are ANY cracks or separations in yours. or separated intake boots be repaired with RTV silicone, gum, JB weld, epoxy, glue, or spitballs. They about 20 years, so every GS or will shortly need new boots.

If yours are bad, cough up the and order new ones so you can forget them and ride happily for the 20 years. Sadly, there are no or repairs — they be replaced if they are bad.

for 1980-1983 GS850G/GL, the Suzuki number is 09280-38004

Intake 1980-1983 GS850G/GL part are:

13110-45100 (right — order 2)

13120-45100 side — order 2)

NOTE: 1979 GS850G and other GS models use different numbers, but the procedure is the same. The look nearly identical, so sure you get the correct parts for bike.

Some later GS models short tubes instead of boots between the carbs and the intakes, so this procedure not apply.

Parts and Tips

On a GS 850, the o-rings are Suzuki number 09280-38004. You can order from any Suzuki dealer or Ron Ayers or Bike Bandit. If ordering more parts at the time, Ron Ayers is a bit cheaper Bike Bandit. but you’ll to find part numbers on own.

Suzuki GS 550

In any case, the four o-rings total less than $5, is probably less than the costs.

In order to withstand the heat of the cylinder head, o-rings are made of a special called Viton. Don’t o-rings from the hardware or from an assortment!

You can order o-rings that will fit McMaster-Carr in standard inch 128. They come in of 25 for about $11.00, so there’s not much savings unless doing more than one or you just like having a supply on hand. The diameter is a fit, but these o-rings are a bit fatter than the Suzuki which might be good or

Be prepared for the cheesy phillips holding the intake boots to out. When (not if) happens, simply cut a slot in the of the screw with a hacksaw or a Dremel tool (make you catch the shavings) and use an impact with a flat blade to the screws. You can also just the screw head off and remove the with Vice-Grips, but this probably damage the intake

Replace these screws allen head bolts your local hardware I always use stainless steel.

sure you check the intake thoroughly. If, judging from the they have never replaced, check them for excessive stiffness, cracking, or apart. (See the rant on the

Install O-Rings

To hold the in place during installation, you can use a few of grease. Lube the o-rings all with a light coat of

Make sure the screws and are in place in the sync ports.

Suzuki GS 550
Suzuki GS 550
Suzuki GS 550
Suzuki GS 550


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