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General GS500 Discussion / Where do these go?
Last post by gsbarry - April 23, 2024, 10:23:50 AM
Hello,

Pulled the tank lastnight and PO did not have any lines hooked up.

Does anyone know where this fuel / vent line go?

Also found this electrical connection apart, is it a tip over sensor? Any idea why it would be disconnected and where it mounts?

Thank you,

Barry
#2
General GS500 Discussion / Re: Fuel petcock issue & Bike ...
Last post by Bluesmudge - April 21, 2024, 11:43:14 PM
44 mpg sounds average. You won't do much better than that. Maybe 50 if you take it easy. Rejetting will only make it worse.
I agree that sounds correct that it's flat above 9,000 rpm. No more power to make after that, it starts going back down. Also no power down low...it's and old air cooled bike with mid 1970s technology.
#3
General GS500 Discussion / Re: Fuel petcock issue & Bike ...
Last post by Joolstacho - April 21, 2024, 03:54:08 PM
There's very little power to be had above 8000rpm, you'll over-rev it if you go up there.
Use standard size factory jets, use factory exhaust and air cleaner. They knew best.
#4
General GS500 Discussion / Fuel petcock issue & Bike goes...
Last post by moeenm - April 21, 2024, 02:23:07 PM
I'm from Pakistan and I have 2003 GS-500 with a leaking petcock.
(bought used kinda alright taken care of and had to get ringwork done because of bike chugging oil).

For now I've plugged the vacuum and run manually between PRI for ON and RES for OFF.

Parts are not available for this bike over here as it was sold for a very limited time in Pakistan (1996-2003) to Police only and alot of bikes were abused/neglected-state auctioned.

My question is, since Yamaha Virago/V Star new fuel petcock is available here (which is also vacuum operated), May I just buy that new and solve the leakage problem?

My 2nd concern is most likely with stock jetting (I guess).
Bike is kinda sleepish on low RPM till 4.5K, then it wakes up until it reaches 8K RPM and then runs flat. I am getting an average economy of 19KM/ltr which is about 44.7MPG. Do I need jet replacement? For those who have rejetted their carbs, how does it affect the fuel economy?

This is my first bike in above 125cc category and I'm learning alot through this forum.

Thank you!
- Moeen
#5
Yes, Everett, WA.  I do have a truck and can help with a local delivery if necessary.  If you're further away and need shipping, I can research what that might take.
#6
General GS500 Discussion / Re: F**&%k its just over a wee...
Last post by Joolstacho - April 17, 2024, 07:22:23 PM
Wow, 10 years... (before my heart lung surgery when I still had enough breath to ride a 'bike)!  :hithead:
Yes he was a good lad... Sad.
#7
General GS500 Discussion / Re: GS500 Stainless Steel Full...
Last post by Bluesmudge - April 17, 2024, 12:50:27 PM
Do the different muffler materials have different sounds? I had a carbon fiber Wileyco bolt on can on my GS500F a long time ago that had the best deep rumble but was also pretty quiet. Unfortunately I crashed and destroyed that muffler. I've never been able to replicate it with anything else available for the GS500. Still miss it.
#8
General GS500 Discussion / Re: F**&%k its just over a wee...
Last post by Bluesmudge - April 17, 2024, 12:47:12 PM
I'm honestly surprised its only been 10 years. That part of my life feels like 1,000,000 miles away from today.

RIP Patrick.
#9
General GS500 Discussion / Re: GS500 Stainless Steel Full...
Last post by Ripple - April 17, 2024, 07:28:44 AM
Thanks for the response. Actually I do make a system for your 1980 GS1000

https://www.ripplerockracers.com/product/suzuki-gs1000-hindle-stainless-steel-exhaust-systems-to-fit-1978-80/

As for the GS500, we would be making a superlight exhaust and Cerakote Black is an option we provide on all of our systems.For noise suppression we have db killers that are removable as well as different muffler lengths 14",16",18". 

Kemp
#10
General GS500 Discussion / F**&%k its just over a week un...
Last post by herennow - April 17, 2024, 12:47:39 AM
Ride safe, cuddle your kitties, and be cool, in his memory!!!

https://vimeo.com/96462092

https://youtu.be/zh5g-MMvV0w?si=Hc7wKSCGJLCqphRV

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