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Well shaZam!... Thanks for clearing that up i liked the link that mr 72 shared good process. Ill let u know what happens when i do it right
Thanks for all the help
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Well i got into the carbs today and i totally forgot that when i cleaned them before i never backed off the pilot jet and it was snug. I backed it out 2 turns we will see if thats any better. As far as the jets go they are all stock as is my exhaust and air filter. Any other adjustments i need to make? I tried to find some info it only specified pilot jet position though. Thanks

Unscrewing the pilot jet will cause it to ... who the hell knows, you put it in there finger tip tight ... not loosen it 2 turns.
You should be setting the air mix screw out 3 turns. Its on the bottom side in the front part - under the manifold.
Cool.
Buddha.
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Well the carbs are clean just got it all back together and it went from not revving over 5000 rpm at warm up to dying and not running at all.. Time to tear back down and see where i screwed up
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General GS500 Discussion / Re: Carb sync and maybe valve clearance check?
« Last post by mr72 on Today at 09:38:27 PM »
never backed off the pilot jet and it was snug.

That'll make it hard to get it to idle or run at low revs and 1/4 throttle or less, but it won't affect top end performance much.

On that note, when the shop did my top end rebuild they left one of the carbs like this. The other wasn't adjusted correctly at all, way, way too lean. It still started and ran pretty much fine. Idle was just funky.
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General GS500 Discussion / Re: Fuel Issue -- Help??
« Last post by qcbaker on Today at 08:25:22 PM »
Maybe the main fuel line is swollen internally or kinked somewhere. If so, that means the carb bowls would fill up much more slowly than normal. So, it would be possible that while riding, you use up the fuel in the bowls (plus whatever small amount of fuel is able to get through the swollen/kinked line) and then you start getting starved for fuel.
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"i never backed off the pilot jet and it was snug"
Yep done that
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General GS500 Discussion / Re: Terminal sounding noises up front..
« Last post by gregjet on Today at 08:21:17 PM »
On this forum is a few psots about the alternator rotor loosening. That will make the starter sound like it isn't engaging and possibly rattle ( eeek). If it is that, I would be checking the torsion on tha Alt. bolt REAL SOON.
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General GS500 Discussion / Re: Fuel Issue -- Help??
« Last post by gregjet on Today at 08:17:11 PM »
The filter mash on the tank pick up could be clogged.
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I made a set of plates , brackets, levers and heel plates for my GS500 project.
Because the left peg does not have any lever on it it is REALLY simple, especially for a fixed peg.
I made a complete aluminium lever with a proper ball bearing pivot for the right and made some carbon Heelplates.
The stock peg assembly is insanely heavy. If you want to lose some weight from a GS500 this is a good starting place. 2.6kg for the stockers ( not including lever) and .5kg for home made Al/ carbon ones. Making an Al heelplate set in stead of carbon wouldn't add much.
I didn't end up using the pegs shown and went to a fixed set ( a few grams heavier).
You could make a longer gear lever to attach to the stock position or weld in a section to make the stock one longer. Probably even get and aftermarket aluminium one to fit. I know it would still be stock shifting. Just making a simple shifter parallogram with same side actuators would give race pattern.

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Kenner, It has been over 45deg C (113F) in my shed. Maybe I should send you some of the extra heat for your workshop. Sometimes too hot to breath in there.
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