Headlight Adjustment Suzuki Gsx1100f

y and (see cover

Electrical system 8*5

7.1 Disconnect the electrical connector 7.2 Pull up on the tab and remove the 7.4 Pull out the bulb holder, being careful rubber dust cover not to touch the glass

8 Headlight aim -

check and adjustment ^

A3 Lift up the retaining clip and swing it out of the way. Warning: If the headlight has just been on, let the bulb cool before you continue. It will be hot enough to cause burns.

4 Remove the bulb holder (see illustration).

5 When installing the new bulb, reverse the removal procedure. Be sure not to touch the

8.4 Turn the vertical adjuster to move the beam up or down bulb with your fingers - oil from your skin will cause the bulb to overheat and fail prematurely.

8.3 Turn the horizontal adjuster to move the beam from side to side

1 An improperly adjusted headlight may cause problems for oncoming traffic or provide poor, unsafe illumination of the road ahead. Before adjusting the headlight, be sure to consult with local traffic laws and regulations.

2 The headlight beam can be adjusted both vertically and horizontally. Before performing the adjustment, make sure the fuel tank is at least half full, and have an assistant sit on the seat.

3 Insert a Phillips screwdriver into the horizontal adjuster guide (see illustration), then turn the adjuster as necessary to center the beam. Note: Models with dual headlights have two sets of adjusters, one for each headlight.

4 To adjust the vertical position of the beam, insert the screwdriver into the vertical adjuster guide and turn the adjuster as necessary to raise or lower the beam (see illustration).

9.2a On some turn signals, the lens is incorporated into the cover (this is a Katana 1100/GSX1100F) - remove the screw and take the lens/cover off...

9 Turn signal and taillight bulbs - replacement

Turn signal bulbs

1 Bulb replacement for the turn signals is the

9.2c On other models, the lens securing screws are on the back side of the housing (this is a late GSX-R1100) - remove the screws and lift off the lens

9.2d On all models, press the bulb into the socket and turn it counterclockwise (anticlockwise) to remove

9.6a To reach the tail/brake light bulb, twist the bulb holder counterclockwise (anticlockwise) and pull it out of the mounting hole ...

same for the front and rear.

2 Remove the screws securing the lens to the reflector (see illustrations).

3 Push the bulb in and turn it counterclockwise (anticlockwise) to remove it. Check the socket terminals for corrosion and clean them if necessary. Line up the pins on the new bulb with the slots in the socket, push in and turn the bulb clockwise until it locks in place. Note: The pins on the bulb are offset so it can only be installed one way. It is a good idea to use a paper towel or dry cloth when handling the new bulb to prevent injury if the bulb should break and to increase bulb life.

4 Position the lens on the housing and install the screws. Be careful not to overtighten them.

Tail/brake light bulb

5 To remove the bulb, remove the seat.

6 Turn the bulb holder counterclockwise (anticlockwise) until it stops, then pull straight out to remove it from the taillight housing (see illustration). The bulb can be removed from the holder by pressing it in, turning it counterclockwise (anticlockwise) and pulling it straight out (see illustration).

7 Check the socket terminals for corrosion and clean them If necessary. Line up the pins on the new bulb with the slots in the socket, push In and turn the bulb clockwise until it locks in place. Note: The pins on the bulb are

10.3a The turn signal flasher (arrowed) is mounted under the seat - this is a Katana 1100/GSX1100F flasher
9.6b ... to remove the bulb, press it into the socket, turn counterclockwise (anticlockwise) and pull out

properly in one direction, but fail to flash in the other direction. Check the bulbs and the sockets (see Section 9).

3 If the bulbs and sockets check out okay, refer to the wiring diagrams at the end of this Chapter and check for power at the turn signal flasher (see illustrations) with the ignition On. If there's no power at the flasher, check the switch (see Section 17).

4 If switch is okay, check the wiring between the turn signal flasher and the turn signal lights (see the wiring diagrams at the end of this Chapter).

5 If the wiring checks out okay, replace the turn signal flasher.

offset so it can only be installed one way. It is a good idea to use a paper towel or dry cloth when handling the new bulb to prevent injury if the bulb should break and to increase bulb life.

8 Make sure the rubber gaskets are in place and in good condition, then line up the tabs on the holder with the slots in the housing and push the holder into the mounting hole. Turn it clockwise until it stops to lock it in place. Note: The tabs and slots are two different sizes so the holders can only be installed one way.

9 Reinstall the seat.

10 Turn signal circuit - check %

1 The battery provides power for operation of the signal lights, so if they do not operate, always check the battery voltage and specific gravity first. Low battery voltage indicates either a faulty battery, low electrolyte level or a defective charging system. Refer to Chapter 1 for battery checks and Section 26 for charging system tests. Also, check the fuses (see Section 5).

2 Most turn signal problems are the result of a burned out bulb or corroded socket. This is especially true when the turn signals function

11 Brake light switches -

check and replacement

Circuit check

1 Before checking any electrical circuit, check the fuses (see Section 5).

2 Using a test light connected to a good ground (earth), check for voltage at the electrical connector at the brake light switch. If there's no voltage present, check the wiring between the switch and the battery (see the wiring diagrams at the end of this Chapter).

3 If voltage is available, touch the probe of the test light to the other terminal of the switch, then pull the brake lever or depress the brake pedal - if the test light doesn't light up, replace the switch.

4 If the test light does light, check the wiring between the switch and the brake lights (see the wiring diagrams at the end of this Chapter).

Switch replacement

Brake lever switch

5 Unplug the electrical connectors from the switch.

6 Remove the mounting screw or screws (see illustration) and detach the switch from the brake lever bracket/front master cylinder.

Later Models

10.3b ... and this Is a late GSX-R1100 flasher

Early Models «ran

Later Models

10.3b ... and this Is a late GSX-R1100 flasher

Early Models «ran

11.6 The brake light switch mounted on the brake lever is retained by two screws (early mpdels) or a single screw (later models)

11.9 Loosen the adjusting nut (arrowed) to remove the rear brake light switch

7 Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. On early models, the brake lever switch can be adjusted (see Chapter 1). On later models, the brake lever switch isn't adjustable.

Brake pedal switch

8 Unplug the electrical connector from the switch.

9 Loosen the adjuster nut (see illustration)

and unscrew the switch.

10 Install the switch by reversing the removal procedure.

11 Adjust the switch by following the procedure described in Chapter 1.

12 Instrument cluster -

removal and installation

1 Late GSX-R750: Remove the fairings and windshield (see Chapter 7). Remove the headlight assembly.

2 Late GSX-R1100, all Katana 750/GSX750F: Remove the upper fairing and windshield (see Chapter 7).

3 Katana 600/GSX600F: Remove the upper and lower fairings (see Chapter 7).

4 Katana 1100/GSX1100F: Remove the upper and lower fairings (see Chapter 7). Remove the headlight assembly.

5 Disconnect the electrical connectors from the cluster harness (see illustrations).

6 Disconnect the speedometer cable (see Section 13).

7 Remove the instrument cluster mounting screws or nuts, then detach the cluster from the bike.

Caution: Keep the cluster in an upright position while it's off the motorcycle or the gauges will be ruined.

8 Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.

1 Trip odometer knob 4 Cluster housing 7 Cushion 10 Bulbs 13 Bulb holder

2 Speedometer 5 Cushion 8 Bracket 11 Wiring harness 14 Warning display

3 Tachometer 6 Bracket 9 Speedometer head 12 Clip

1 Trip odometer knob 4 Cluster housing 7 Cushion 10 Bulbs 13 Bulb holder

2 Speedometer 5 Cushion 8 Bracket 11 Wiring harness 14 Warning display

3 Tachometer 6 Bracket 9 Speedometer head 12 Clip

12.5b Instrument cluster details (late GSX-R models)

5 Bracket 9 Speedometer head 13 Case 17 Bracket

6 Bracket 10 Warning display 14 Case 18 Bulb

7 Nut 11 Case 15 Wiring harness 19 Cushion

8 Gasket 12 Case 16 Cushion

1 Trip odometer knob

2 Speedometer

3 Tachometer

4 Cluster housing

12.5b Instrument cluster details (late GSX-R models)

5 Bracket 9 Speedometer head 13 Case 17 Bracket

6 Bracket 10 Warning display 14 Case 18 Bulb

7 Nut 11 Case 15 Wiring harness 19 Cushion

8 Gasket 12 Case 16 Cushion

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