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General GS500 Discussion / Re: Considering another GS500E
« Last post by mr72 on Today at 03:19:23 PM »
Heh.

Well, I am kind of coming off the high of resurrecting a free scooter, thinking I must be a mechanical magician. And then I get smacked with trivial issues with a wholly sorted GS500 that are more frustrating than anything.

If it was "just start and go any time" reliable like my Triumph is, I'd probably ride it 25% of the time. But it's "spend every weekend fixing it, then test ride" kind of pattern, which is just totally not what I am after. And it's just because THE FREAKING CARBS and it's just intolerant of sitting for any length of time at all. And it has to sit, because half the time I ride it, some tiny thing breaks and I have to fix it (like fork seals), and finding time to do that usually takes two months and it sits. Then the carbs go to crap no matter what I do for fuel. But my Triumph sat in pieces and crumpled up and broken for like 6 months and fired up immediately as soon as I hooked the battery back up. So much for legendary Suzuki reliability and quaint British bike breakdown tendencies.

And on that note, I think I'm going to go out and try to fix those carbs. And the new tires just arrived on the porch for the Triumph, so my Saturday is going to involve a whole lot of anger and madness changing tires. And a couple of packs of zip ties.
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General GS500 Discussion / Re: Considering another GS500E
« Last post by cbrfxr67 on Today at 02:42:04 PM »

dang it,.. Well it's still interestin to see what you might take for that sweet ride,...

One quote I remember from one guy's stressful build was, 'many a night you
could've bought it for a dollar, I hated the thing,....'  He did finally finish it though,...
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General GS500 Discussion / Re: Considering another GS500E
« Last post by mr72 on Today at 01:37:16 PM »
you gotta be kidding, right?

Realistically, I would let my GS500 go as-is for $1800. If I get to cleaning the carbs, $2K. I'll probably do that this weekend between shuttling mrs72's scooter back and forth to the MSF class.

I realize it's worth more to me than to anyone else, which is why I probably won't ever sell it, no matter how mad I get at it.

That said, I'd trade it straight up for the right 200-250cc Vespa, or for a DR650 with electric start in similar condition to my GS.
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For Sale / For Trade / Wanted / Hot Deals / Re: 9mm Ammo For Sale
« Last post by cbrfxr67 on Today at 12:14:40 PM »
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General GS500 Discussion / Re: Considering another GS500E
« Last post by cbrfxr67 on Today at 12:11:51 PM »
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Odds n Ends / Re: The "What Is This?" game
« Last post by cbrfxr67 on Today at 10:58:42 AM »
auto center punch?  Guy at the mayhew booth at the iteg show was all about how you could use the other end as a hinge bolt punch,...  Just pull the end and pow, there you go.  :hithead:
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Projects / Builds, Racing and Tech / Re: Legend of Seamax
« Last post by cbrfxr67 on Today at 10:56:20 AM »
Heyyyy Blue,...
I'll leave it two keys.  I just don't care that much to mess with it,... Rather put my new brakes on
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Spankin great update!  Love it.  Actually I liked the black on black,... :star: but hey love it all the same!
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General GS500 Discussion / Re: 2005 GS500F running issue
« Last post by The Buddha on Today at 09:37:15 AM »
Check for spark first so we can rule that out.

On the 04+ you'd lose spark in both if there was an issue, but I dont know what auxillary ground getting iffy would do cos I never had a 04+.
Cool.
Buddha.
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For Sale / For Trade / Wanted / Hot Deals / Re: 9mm Ammo For Sale
« Last post by Bluesmudge on Today at 08:41:45 AM »
How are spammers getting through when the new member post questions are so difficult that actual GS500 owners can barely answer them?
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