How to Remove a Side Cover on a Suzuki Intruder

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Many of the Suzuki Intruder 800's components are hidden within its frame, and so removing the side covers is an important step in maintaining or repairing the machine. While the side covers are held in by a set of mounting posts and screws, taking the covers off is a bit more complicated than it first seems, and requires removing the rider's seat as well. Use care to avoid damaging the mounting posts as you pull the side covers away from the frame.

Things You'll Need

  • Socket wrench and sockets
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Unbolt the right side cover. Locate the bolt between the seat and the fuel tank on the right side of the motorcycle and remove it using a Phillips screwdriver. Pull the right cover off of the frame's mounting posts and away from the motorcycle.

  • Remove the rider's saddle. Using a socket wrench, remove the bolt, lockwasher and washer from both sides of the front of the saddle. Lift the front of the saddle upwards and towards the fuel tank to disengage the saddle from the passenger pad's catch tab. Pull the saddle away from the motorcycle and set it aside.

  • Remove the screw on the bottom of the left side cover using a Phillips screwdriver. Pull the side cover away from the frame's mounting posts and away from the motorcycle.

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References

  • "The Professional Motorcycle Repair Program"; Professional Career Development Institute; 1995
  • "Suzuki VS700-800 Intruder/Boulevard S50 Service Manual"; Clymer Publications; 2007
  • Photo Credit motorcycle image by Bionic Media from Fotolia.com
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