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General GS500 Discussion / CLUTCH PROBLEMS - NOW WONT START ??
« Last post by MaxyMax on Today at 02:23:29 AM »
Greetings all, looking for some help and wisdom again.

Todays issue. i took the cover off to check the Neutral switch (as light hadnt been on for sometime) took it off, cleaned, had a look around, cleaned up the cluctch cable a little . put cover back on    ..... and now back in the shaZam!.

Wont start (sounds similar to when you have a flat batt) and gears are being a little funny , hard to get to it moving, move bike around can get them sliding up/down, but dont even need clucth leaver in to do so.   

So something is very weird

Thanks in advance.

(battery is full, kill switches checked, stand is up)
Good to see you here on the forum, Alexandru  :cheers:
General GS500 Discussion / Re: 2009 GS500F Indicator Lights
« Last post by ShowBizWolf on February 26, 2021, 05:23:21 PM »
No worries!

I bought amazon bulbs once but much prefer ones from I put my links to the bulbs in the wiki.
Projects / Builds, Racing and Tech / Re: Bench Syncing Advice needed
« Last post by sledge on February 26, 2021, 03:29:05 PM »
Are we talking about jetting or syncing?

Because they are two different things FFS!!!!  :dunno_black:
AFAIK, all years which a mechanical taco drive were the same.
All years engine covers are the same (except the sump/base of the engine) other than color. You can put the older black covers on a newer silver engine, etc.
Projects / Builds, Racing and Tech / Re: Bench Syncing Advice needed
« Last post by The Buddha on February 26, 2021, 08:18:55 AM »
I want to set the gap in my butterfly valves correctly.

2000 GS500e. Lunchbox and full Vance and Hines exhaust. 40/150 jets.

How wide a gap should there be in the butterfly valve at idle? Is there any standard?

That is the correct jets for your setup. Non bleed 40 pilots, 1 washer and 3 turns if you have the stock needle.
The butterflies are synched by looking at the sun and adjusting the synch screws till the daylight you see under each - the crescent you see is equal.
Then you put it on the bike and open the idle screw as needed to keep 1200 cold and 1300 warm idle. Personally I like a higher idle but that's not the recomended number. So no exact amount it is open, you synch it by eyeball and open idle screw to set idle.
Projects / Builds, Racing and Tech / Re: Bench Syncing Advice needed
« Last post by mr72 on February 26, 2021, 07:58:57 AM »
Jetting on the later carb is completely different.

Look, I'm tired of trying to help. Do what you want. I'm not trying to talk you into anything. But you might keep in mind that you are new to this.
If you are looking into cleaning carbs, I really dont recomend any "cleaner". I know I used to recomend yamaha carb cleaner diluted with hot boiling water almost 10-1 but have opened up carbs that were "cleaned" that way. Not a pretty sight. That strips away the thin layer of protection letting the cheap cast aluminum corrode when our wonderful alcohol and oxygenated fuel hits it.

Tooth brush, wd 40, gasoline and elbow grease. Good luck on it.
I am infact getting back to this forum too after nearly 6 months of being very inactive due to life's curveballs.
I've not seen Pandy post, and Aaron (Yamahonkawazuki) Passed away a few months ago. Its not been a happy time round here but some members are very ably carrying the torch including some very very fun 400e and other crazy projects people have embarked on.

What year is your engine ? The tach in 04-09 was electronic with the signal coming out of the advancer side of the motor and into the wiring harness wasn't it. Someone correct me.
Then those cases are $$$ like cost 3X the bike is worth. People paint them all the time. Or polish or otherwise "creativity" them.
Just do some like that. Replacing it all is a lot of $$$$ and work. And likely a lot of scope for ending up with leaks where there weren't before.

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