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While rebuilding my own and trying to undue some jetting that causes too many issues and poor gas mileage, I found some hairline fractures in the body, which may be why it runs way to rich and crappy (A Suzuki ex-tech thinks it might from CA's gasoline additives...)  And Suzuki for some reason does not make the left hand carburetor (carb) anymore the the right hand is on back-order indefinitely.

Keihin require a new cable system, which seems complicated.  HK aftermarkets require some way to run them together.  The stores tell they can't ship non-USA carbs to the USA.  And apparently the GS500F is a hydraulic cable that faces the same issues as creating the one for the Keihins.

I am fully open to all suggestions, and would deeply love to get my 89, mild cafe' racer build back on the road and under my butt, the Bay Area commute is eating away at my soul as I watch all the other cyclist drive by  :dunno_white:  :cry:

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Re: Looking for GS500e Carbs Carburetor - Suzuki no make anymore?
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2017, 08:47:12 PM »
Have you checked on eBay?

You can use GS500F carbs, but you'll need more than just the carbs to make them work. I think the intake boots, throttle cable & assembly, and choke cable as well? Or you could also go with Mikuni VM32's, but you'll need a 2-1 throttle cable (and maybe a throttle assembly) from and aftermarket supplier too. And then there's the whole jetting issue......

If nobody here has them, I'd check eBay.
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Re: Looking for GS500e Carbs Carburetor - Suzuki no make anymore?
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2017, 09:45:18 PM »
I'm going to a motorcycle junk yard soon looking for GS500 parts. ill keep an eye out for early model carbs.. dunno how many GS500s are gonna be there though, haven't been in about 2 years now, its not close at all.. about 2 hour drive.
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Re: Looking for GS500e Carbs Carburetor - Suzuki no make anymore?
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2017, 12:42:34 PM »
I have a pair available from my '92.

Although if you follow your other thread you probably will find most folks don't think you need to change your carbs. But I won't hesitate to sell you mine. The hard parts are good, but you will need at least one rubber diaphragm (take from your old carbs), virtually all o-rings will need to be replaced and there is an issue with the vacuum ports on the covers so you'll want to recycle your old tops. And I think there are no pilot jets in these carbs. They are essentially a rebuildable core.

You want them, you can have them. Say... $40 + shipping?

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Re: Looking for GS500e Carbs Carburetor - Suzuki no make anymore?
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2017, 02:19:40 PM »
Thank you for the info, I'm going to read the other post in just a minute, but here are some pictures I modified that show the part that the Suzuki Tech believes is causing the carbs to run too rich and therefore unridable really...

Also it really looks like the GSXR750 back in the same time-frame had 4 of the same carbs that the GS500e runs?  One of the pictures is a clearer shot from that carburetor of the same part

Thanks to ben2go and Old Skool_R for the carb picks.

And I am heavily considering taking mr72 on their offer (thanks again)

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Re: Looking for GS500e Carbs Carburetor - Suzuki no make anymore?
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2017, 02:47:51 PM »
You just hafta upload your pictures to an outside site like photobucket, facebook, imgur, etc and then link to them here. The upload folder on the forum has been full for a very long time lol

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Re: Looking for GS500e Carbs Carburetor - Suzuki no make anymore?
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2017, 08:42:08 PM »
Thank you for the info, I'm going to read the other post in just a minute, but here are some pictures I modified that show the part that the Suzuki Tech believes is causing the carbs to run too rich and therefore unridable really...

Also it really looks like the GSXR750 back in the same time-frame had 4 of the same carbs that the GS500e runs?  One of the pictures is a clearer shot from that carburetor of the same part

Thanks to ben2go and Old Skool_R for the carb picks.

And I am heavily considering taking mr72 on their offer (thanks again)

Not letting me add pictures, rats.

GSXR carbs ??? from when ???
OK katana carbs share parts and if someone had a gun to my head, I may be able to get a Kat left carb work in the GS'es left but not the right one - from memory.
Kat carbs make good parts donors, but I'll bet your carbs are just suffering from clutzy mech and PO's. And your main problem for now is electrical.
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Re: Looking for GS500e Carbs Carburetor - Suzuki no make anymore?
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2017, 09:21:37 AM »
I'll bet your carbs are just suffering from clutzy mech and PO's. And your main problem for now is electrical.

Yeah, but the OP sure will learn a lot by doing everything wrong and starting over with different carbs! That's how I did it, and I learned a ton along the way. And that's how I would up with a spare set of carbs.