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General GS500 Discussion / Dirty tank -- Inline fuel filter a bad idea?
« Last post by tzzzel on Today at 02:52:28 AM »
Hi. I left my bike sitting for about 3 months during the summer. Bad idea. When I tried staring it up, it showed major signs of clogged carbs. Bad idle, dying when throttled, low rpm on choke. I was told to clean the tank because my small jet kept getting clogged even after a clean of the jet. I instead tried an inline fuel filter. The one I have is a bit bigger because it fits the 5/16 in hose . I put it between the petcock and carb inlet hose. The openings of the filter are long, so I I had to extend the hose so there would be no awkward bends. Take a look. The tape is to keep the fuel filter away from hot engine.

The issue is that when I tried to start it up, i didn't see the fuel moving. The prime works, so the tank is on, but when I hit the elec start, I don't see fuel movement. Is a hose clogged? Is my hose too long?

Australian Meet & Greet Area / Re: Best place for GS parts?
« Last post by Joolstacho on December 10, 2017, 10:32:09 PM »
You shouldn't have too much problem getting Suzi parts via your local Suzuki dealer.
I agree with Pete, that's not a big mileage for a GS as long as it's been serviced and not thrashed.
If you don't know it's service history I'd want to put a new camchain tensioner in it (because they're not expensive, but when they fail it can literally wreck the engine).
Check valve shims, do those sort of jobs, but unless there are 'orrible noises or performance issues, an "overhaul" is probably not needed.
Obviously, go over things like brakes, chain and sprockets etc.

Yes, Mick Hone are good
But depends where you are I guess. There are good online parts fishies on Mick's site.
Tard Farm / Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Last post by peteGS on December 10, 2017, 08:09:13 PM »
Haha yes indeed!

Not so pretty in pink... but ready to sand...

Untitled by starpoint73, on Flickr

And cam chain guide holder post hopefully repaired...

Untitled by starpoint73, on Flickr
Australian Meet & Greet Area / Re: Best place for GS parts?
« Last post by peteGS on December 10, 2017, 08:05:08 PM »
57K? It's a GS, that's only just broken in :D

I deal with Mick Hone out of Victoria, primarily being because they're experts with Kats and give great service, they also happen to have pretty good prices.

If I'm buying a bunch of bits I find it's still cheaper with postage than buying them locally here in Brissie. Depends where you are I guess...
General GS500 Discussion / Re: Sonic Springs
« Last post by RichDesmond on December 10, 2017, 02:55:59 PM »

It won't show up until the very end of the transaction. Just process all the through and it will be there.


Hi Rich :) We must be having email issues again lol.
I'm having trouble getting the $45 freight added to my order on the website.
It shows up as being there but when it goes through to PayPal for payment, the amount is only $84.95USD instead of $129.95
Will put an order in for a pair of 0.80 once I can get that sorted :)
Cheers mate
Australian Meet & Greet Area / Best place for GS parts?
« Last post by bumpy on December 10, 2017, 07:09:51 AM »
Anyone recommend a place to get GS parts? Thinking of rebuilding my bike, after 57000k it'll be due for an overhaul
Australian Meet & Greet Area / Re: [Newcastle] New rider, GS500 first bike
« Last post by bumpy on December 10, 2017, 07:07:11 AM »
Central Coast here. Welcome aboard the world of GS500's
Projects / Builds, Racing and Tech / Re: SV650 rear shock install problem
« Last post by ajensen on December 10, 2017, 04:52:51 AM »
The Scrapheap Adventure Ride sounds cool--it is too bad I am in Tennessee, USA, which is a little far away.
Always set the exhaust valves loose--they will be happy.
General GS500 Discussion / Re: Engine oil leak after head gasket replacement
« Last post by 70pelle on December 10, 2017, 04:40:18 AM »
Yes I used OEM gaskets through out the engine repairs.  I made sure all O-rings and copper washers are in there correct place.  I have no extra's laying around. I think I have found my problem, which is my fault. To much oil in the crankcase, I'm way over full by the dip stick. So I have re-torqued cylinder. And made sure all other fasteners are tight as specs call for.  Cleaned everything up.
   I'm now waiting on carb parts from the west coast. To reseal these carbs, I had a small gas drip when sitting on the left (drivers side)carb.  I order parts straight from Mikuni, been waiting since the 28th of Nov.
   I have my Jets already, because I changed the air filter to a K&N lunch box style. And added a Two Brothers muffler, I reworked the exhaust pipes myself.

Thanks Ken

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