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End of the Road for 2000 GS500e
« on: February 11, 2018, 05:42:36 PM »
I have had this black E model for 8 years. I have ridden it all four seasons in CT. It's been knocked over by cars 2x; and I came off the back of it once; so this is handlebar set #3. The tank holds fuel; but not it's original shape (at all). Paint is faded and plastics are held together with shoestrings. The seat is coming apart under duct tape. It has been a part-time job for me the past few years buying used replacement parts for this poor bike.

The bike runs but needle jets didn't seal after a budget carb overhaul.

Here are some images:

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Re: End of ther road for 2000 GS500e
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2018, 06:32:52 PM »
the oil over the back seat says it all.  :D
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Re: End of ther road for 2000 GS500e
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2018, 02:51:30 AM »
Are you not fixing it? Only 30,000 miles so its just getting broken in.


Edit: Just realized this is the For Sale section. GLWS!
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Re: End of ther road for 2000 GS500e
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2018, 01:38:50 PM »
I'm torn. I just bought a Kawasaki Versys which does not make me feel like a circus bear on a tiny bicycle. On the other hand, I have a lot of memories with the old Suzuki.
I'm wondering how much money others have made parting out their bikes.

The oil on the seat was from replacing oil after the needle valves leaked. It does not burn or leak oil.
The body cosmetic stuff is probably not going to sell though.



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Re: End of ther road for 2000 GS500e
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2018, 01:40:55 PM »
BTW, progressive springs.

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Re: End of ther road for 2000 GS500e
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2018, 04:35:36 PM »
Do you have the neutral light diode? Cant seem to find one anywhere

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Re: End of ther road for 2000 GS500e
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2018, 01:12:05 PM »
Do you have the neutral light diode? Cant seem to find one anywhere

Its not a diode ? you're talking about that bobbin that is in the crankcase or the light bulb in the dash. Its just a little light bulb.
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Re: End of ther road for 2000 GS500e
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2018, 08:54:21 PM »
If you part it out I'm interested in the bracket that holds the speedometer/tachometer.

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Re: End of ther road for 2000 GS500e
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2018, 11:37:16 PM »
Its the one that plugs into the two wires from the neutral light it looks like a fuse almost plugs right into the harness

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Re: End of ther road for 2000 GS500e
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2018, 10:30:02 PM »
Sorry to keep you waiting. I have not decided what to do yet. I rode it the other day for a minute; and work is too crazy to take time to tear into it right now.
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