9th Jul 2013, 16:01

I'm very interested to learn more about your "cross wiring" process for your front turn signals. Right now, I have my new lights hooked up, but they only turn on with no flash.

Did you connect the constant running wire with the ground wire?

Any more info about this would be great.


17th Aug 2013, 14:31

I have just purchased an 86 Intruder.

The only issue that I can see with the bike right now is that I can't get the choke cable pulled completely out. If I hold onto it, I can keep it out, but if I let go it retracts to 1/4 the way out.

Can anybody help me here on how to fix it, or does it need replacing?

31st Aug 2013, 14:59

I have the seat you need, chewbie2112 on eBay. Took it off my 87 700, which I turned into a bobber. I am also having carb troubles. I feel your pain.

4th Aug 2014, 23:24

I have purchased a 1986 Suzuki Intruder. Can tell me the most needed parts to only start the engine?

3rd Dec 2014, 18:48

Don't worry about the seat height and distance to the handle bar. I'm 5'6" and have a '86 VS700 Intruder. The seat is low so it fits me fine.

24th Mar 2015, 18:07

Try the starter solenoid behind the fuse box. If the carbs are good and there's no gas leak, it should fire right up.

27th Mar 2015, 12:49

You can jump start the bike very easy. I had the battery run flat on me twice by turning off the bike in parking mode (key up). I asked a bystander to give me a push and had it started instantly.

13th Apr 2015, 21:56

The tool bag is located in the sissy bar back rest. It's a hidden compartment.

6th May 2015, 08:47

I just bought a custom made seat cover (the old one ripped) that is guaranteed to fit the stock foam. Problem is, the foam is a bit messed up as well. Any idea where to find replacement foam?

31st Dec 2015, 00:15

Hi there, I also had trouble locating the battery. It is located UNDERNEATH the bike. Disconnect both terminals and there are 2 bolts under the bike that hold a little door up for the battery. Notice though that you will either have to put the bike on an upright stand, or CAREFULLY set it on its side "I set mine on its side on some old piece if carpet". Once you undo the 2 bolts to the door, the battery should then drop out. Good luck!

11th Jan 2016, 14:20

Hello. Do you live in Finland and do you still have the Suzuki VS700? I am in Finland too and just got a used VS700 and would like some advice. Thank you.

jbeto77@gmail.com. Best Regards.

16th Apr 2016, 00:12

Anyone know where I can find a used loom for my 86 Intruder?

Has anyone ever tried hooking up a Thunderheart Productions controller and wiring to one of these bikes?

23rd Apr 2016, 18:38

I bought my '86 VS700 back in 1995. It now has 28K on it. Always garage kept & maintained. I replaced the stock brick with a Corbin Gunfighter years ago & upgraded to Progressive suspension front & rear. Shimmed the carb needles to eliminate a bit of sag at part throttle, but I'm still running stock jets. This bike easily gets over 50 MPG (once on a mileage run I got 56 MPG).

I have other bikes, but still enjoy riding the Intruder.

They are just great running & looking motorcycles.

I like the narrow, lean look of them.

Maintain them and they will keep going & going... just like this thread.

16th May 2016, 03:30

I am very interested in these bikes. I've been building an 86 vs 700 for a while, stopping on occasion to have her out... anyway I'm trying to get her back up and running, but maybe with a Thunder Heart? I've stripped this harness and reshaped it twice, and it's just still a mess without doing something new here.

Will a Thunder Heart or like ignition module work in this bike?

I think it can, just hoping for some help, thanks.


18th May 2016, 20:39

Hello, I just bought a 1986 VS700. Is there any programmable computer you can put on these bikes, and has anyone ever ran a new brake light? Mine has been cut and I don't know where it starts and where it ends.

15th Jun 2017, 05:40

If you want to turn the engine over, here's what I do. I will push the bike up the nearest hill, then (hopefully there's little or no traffic) push and jump on with the bike in second gear. I have started a lot of bikes that needed the extra RPM to get going, and then after getting warmed up, was able to be dialed in.


8th Aug 2018, 13:54

Hi, I’ve seen a lot of helpful comments on here, but was curious if anyone had any helpful inputs about rewiring a 1987 Suzuki VS 700 from scratch? I recently purchased this bike, and the previous owner had no clue as to what he was doing and chopped the wiring harness to pieces. Any help would be great thanks.

5th Oct 2021, 02:18

If you remove the rubber that sort of seals the slide part of the choke, you may be able to turn the outer portion, which effectively squeezes the rod part of the choke. I did mine, but it does not seem to last. Former owner used an old wooden clothespin to hold the choke open, but really it will not hold it fully open. There are other clips available to seal chip bags. My wife bought some, maybe from a $ store or equivalent, and they are wider so may be more effective. Just a thought, cheers.

5th Oct 2021, 03:02

I was able to clean the main jet that unscrews from the carb. It also lets some air pass to the idle circuit and has very small gaps, although you cannot really see it. Blow brake cleaner thru it from air cleaner end of the carb. This will give you idle and better running if plugged. I think best is to dismantle carbs and do ultrasound cleaning. Leave in jets at air cleaner end of carb as they likely will not come out without damage and likely don’t need removal.

2nd main point is to determine if the air/fuel screw has had its factory cover removed or not, as this screw adjusts the optimal fuel/air mix at idle. Be aware that the air/fuel needle has a minute o-ring in there, so dipping in a cleaner without removing it, it could be damaged. Also there's a very fine spring in there and even a finer flat washer, so parts are easy to lose or miss. Keep the carbs separate from each other. Be careful on reassembly. Lots more info on the Internet if you look. Best of luck.

13th Jun 2023, 12:00

Hello, does anyone know where to get forward controls for a 1986 Suzuki Intruder VS700? Will one for an 800 or 1400 Intruder fit? Thanks.