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Are you talking about the valve cover gasket or the head gasket? Also, which bolt? It sounds like you re torqued  the head but then you are talking about the cam cap? Did you apply the head bolt torque spec to the cam journal bolts? That would surely shear them.

Anyways, you have even worse luck than me with your GS. Is it the bike, or is it you?

100% the bike.

Have owned other Bikes, including suzuki's and worked on more then I can count now. - without issue, unless I'm dropping/crashing them.  :icon_mrgreen:

Never as much bad luck ju-ju as this damn GS. - I mean it threw a connecting rod bearing... can't wait until I can get a NEW bike and just drag this thing into an open field, fire as much lead into it as I can, maybe blow it up once or twice, and set it ablaze.

it's the Allen headed bolts on top of the valve cover with the rubber o-rings under them. they tighten into the cam boots.
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Well I now have the pilot screws set to 2.25 turns out, and the bike idles fine and is smooth and strong when in the low range of revs. Still have the horrible stumble at 6k though.
I'm fairly confident I don't have any leaks, but I still don't know if I'm running rich or lean at that 6k WOT spot. I guess it's time to play with the needle again.
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Projects / Builds, Racing and Tech / Re: Another suspension thread.
« Last post by Bluesmudge on September 24, 2018, 06:57:12 PM »
I think Ď06 is the wrong year. I canít remember the Katana version history but I think you want a Kat650 or 750 shock from the 90s  Those fit without modifying anything.
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General GS500 Discussion / Re: Valve cover bolt too much ham not enough bread.
« Last post by Bluesmudge on September 24, 2018, 06:49:54 PM »
Are you talking about the valve cover gasket or the head gasket? Also, which bolt? It sounds like you re torqued  the head but then you are talking about the cam cap? Did you apply the head bolt torque spec to the cam journal bolts? That would surely shear them.

Anyways, you have even worse luck than me with your GS. Is it the bike, or is it you?
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Projects / Builds, Racing and Tech / Re: GS500GS?
« Last post by Bluesmudge on September 24, 2018, 06:44:09 PM »
Amazing job. Yours may be my favorite GS500 build I have ever seen. Any plans for hand guard or skid plate?
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Tard Farm / Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Last post by yamahonkawazuki on September 24, 2018, 06:03:36 PM »
Lol yeah. Prolly couldnt get past 70 then again coyldnt be stopped by anuthing short of high explosives. Dangit i was impressed. My 10 dollar phone case finally died. May tru and get one where yoi can put your own photo on it.
Aaron
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For Sale / For Trade / Wanted / Hot Deals / Re: 2007 GS500F Part out
« Last post by rabies on September 24, 2018, 04:14:25 PM »
Chain guard and rear hugger still available?
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Tard Farm / Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Last post by cbrfxr67 on September 24, 2018, 04:03:37 PM »
you need one of those in every color yama
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General GS500 Discussion / Re: -- GS500 picture game --
« Last post by cbrfxr67 on September 24, 2018, 01:35:50 PM »
Bump?
 :dunno_white:
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General GS500 Discussion / Re: Bike stalls dropping into first
« Last post by qcbaker on September 24, 2018, 01:28:51 PM »
Yeah, try it, and if it works, great. If not you may have to chase it up the chain. In other words, the switch may be OK, in which case jumpering won't help, but the wiring may be flaky between the switch and relay. Or the relay. Or the wiring on the other side of the relay, etc. etc.

Try the switch first.

+1 to this.

It really sounds to me like its something with the side stand switch, whether it be the switch itself, the relay, or some part of the wiring.
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