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General GS500 Discussion / Re: Fuel leaking from airbox drain hose
« Last post by gregjet on Today at 08:21:55 PM »
" Sometimes they may have a thumb print on em too."
Possibly taking creative pride a touch far?
Actually the stock fork brace does pretty well nothing. It is too thin especially at the bolt holes.  It is really not much more than a mudguard holder.
Considering the axle setup adds stuffall to the torsional stiffness of the forks , it is always worth making a proper stiffner. Certainly an easy job compared to most bikes as it is just a flat plate with holes.
Hey BTW you do need a fork brace before that's rideable.

Agree with Buddha, put a gauge on it and rule out the sensor.

Given what other things you told us about the shape of the engine, it seems fair to suspect the cause of low oil pressure is the classic cause: worn main bearing, rod bearings, etc.
Not that you care, but IMHO, overkill is a great idea here. A solution that results in a reliable repair is a winner. Plus now you have the tools to do this kind of repair again in the future if need be. Total win.  :thumb:
Tard Farm / Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Last post by peteGS on Today at 07:22:06 PM »
Flowing water? Wahoo! Good stuff Yama  :thumb: :woohoo: :cheers:

EJ... that's actually the fan blades from a pedestal fan. That's inside my filter box in the shed for when I paint in there. Normally there's filter material blocking it from view, it then goes in and around the back of where the motor is, then out the other side where there is an activated charcoal filter to catch anything that made it through the first filter.

Works pretty well for a dodgy home made job and was the only way I could see to make an "explosion proof" fan without spending a huge amount of $$$  :thumb:
Oil pressure only @ 6K or higher ???
OK you should try to put a gauge in that fitting and read it. The thing makes dismal oil pressure when its fully warmed up, but it does make a ton when cold.
Now you have the oil filter and what not installed correct ???? the spring etc - if not, you wont make nothing for oil pressure.
General GS500 Discussion / Re: Fuel leaking from airbox drain hose
« Last post by The Buddha on Today at 02:27:17 PM »

I put a light smear of fuel resistant gasket liquid on the O ring when I put them in ( both sides), which seems to help it last longer.

LOL, I have received many a complaint about carbs getting sent back with a purple goop on the side, including "hey man, its dirtier after you clean it than when I send it" ...
The gasket maker is purple, and it stays flexible and pliant for decades, I get carbs back that people that bought bikes from other people who have sent me carbs ... and I can usually tell cos they have purple smear on them.
Sometimes they may have a thumb print on em too.
Around 2 years ago - i purchased non running rusty GS500. I like them so I decided to give it a go and take it apart and clean, repair, polish, fix, paint and put it back together. It worked well - until I ran into oil pressure problem. It simply has no oil pressure.

1. I can start it and it runs OK but no oil pressure light. (That is why i do not mess around with it and shut it down quickly)
2. I have checked the wiring - tested the sensor - everything is fine.
3. Recently I replaced the oil pressure sensor. NO solution there.
4. I got pissed - and ordered oil pump replacement. Nothing Changed.
5. Then one day I raged and reved it up to 6K and Oil Light dissipated. What could that mean - oil pressure only on extreme revs?!?

Until today it is collecting dust as I ran out of ideas what is wrong with it. I would love to fix this last issue and finally get it on the road.

A few things to mention - that might or might not help for your valuable comment / suggestion.

1. When I got it - it felt like it was put together out of non compatible parts. It had a wiring and ECU from newer model. replaced it with correct one.

2. It had no pressure in left piston adn valve was not closing fully - replaced rings and exhaust valve. Compression back to normal.

3. I tried to run it without oil filter as some told that bad filter could cause low pressure. Nothing changed.

4. I have noticed a bit of metal dust when pulling off bottom cover. Since I was filling and draining it on daily basis - happen to notice that.

5. I noticed that cylinder block has some weird holes right next to exhaust hole. First time I started the they made hell of a noise blowing out exhaust from them. I googled and found out that this was for some french models - something to do with emission filtering. I most definately dont have that exhaust unit so I just closed them up with some plates and bolts.

This cylinder block head (top) is my next suspicious item to replace as it feels like oil just simply is not flowing through somewhere (there are no clogs - engine was pulled and washed and cleaned) and this unit seems like one more peace off different bike.

My Bike is:
Suzuki GS500E 1997

Thank you for your kind welcome to forum and I hope you will be able to help me with this problem.
Tard Farm / Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Last post by yamahonkawazuki on Today at 01:12:57 AM »
yes indeed my friend. now i realised how they did it in the old days. you heated water to bathe from a stove or fire. the commode well i used it indoors by flusing a half gallon of water. it worked. dropping bombs was done elsewhere ( stores etc) but it works. next project is to get the kneecrutch idea moving. found just the pad on ebay was able to examine via photo, it would work with my prosthesis. then finishing up comp buildup. then the last 3r pieces of the cow :). then i figure whats next. perhaps project cub. its still on the radar.
Tard Farm / Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Last post by Electrojake on Today at 12:18:55 AM »
Hey peteGS... what the hell is the big boat prop???  :dunno_black:

got this at least 44yo pump going again. all is well. :) eating on cheap for a few days to cover electrician cost. but hey im happy :)
Nice to have water again, eh?  :D
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