1987 Suzuki GS450L oil leak

Discussion in 'Motorbike Technical Discussion' started by kiwi, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. kiwi

    kiwi Guest

    My recently purchased 1987 Suzuki GS450L has an oli leak it seems at
    the head gasket on one cylinder. The bike still runs but on my last
    ride it took a mile or so before that cylinder would fire. The blue
    exhaust pipe would seem to indicate that cylinder is running hotter
    than the other. This bike has only done 5k miles. Any ideas as to
    what the problem could be - blown head gasket or is there an oil ring
    there that could be broken?
    kiwi, Oct 15, 2007
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  2. kiwi

    kiwi Guest

    Thanks, tomorrow I'll look for the B12, kiwi
    kiwi, Oct 15, 2007
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  3. kiwi

    kiwi Guest

    Found the B12 and have run a can through the tank, the problem
    persists as does the oil leak. Does anyone know whether I have to
    remove the engine from the frame to remove the head and replace the o-
    ring. kiwi
    kiwi, Nov 5, 2007
  4. You don't.
    The Older Gentleman, Nov 6, 2007
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