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#1
General GS500 Discussion / Re: Clutch cover oil leak ques...
Last post by Armandorf - July 17, 2024, 04:08:28 PM
which screw? impact driver, the little push inside and twist motion combined is magical.
cheapest works,you can fit sockets also, a 2kg mallet mass hit and you are done. its a must for the bike in my opinion
the pickups plate you mean? i dont thin its necesary to remove or yes, you have along allen beneath that, cant remember
#2
General GS500 Discussion / Re: Clutch cover oil leak ques...
Last post by moe_tunes - July 17, 2024, 01:42:14 PM
The screws aren't phillips type they are JIS that's why you are having trouble undoing them.
explains the difference.
All the screws on the GS are JIS type.

Hope that helps.
#3
General GS500 Discussion / Re: Clutch cover oil leak ques...
Last post by Toado - July 17, 2024, 10:19:45 AM
Sorry for the long delay - my anti virus software kept on sending my strong warnings about the site. I have obtained the gaskets etc and have removed all of the clutch cover bolts but I cannot undo the two screws on the timing plate (?) to get access to the last two bolts. Every screw driver I have tried has just stripped the phillips head out and they seem stuck fast. Any ideas? If all else fails then I will very carefull use my dremel to cut a good groove for a flat head screwdriver to get purchase...
#4
General GS500 Discussion / Re: Side stand springs
Last post by herennow - July 15, 2024, 04:52:06 AM
oDB0, I did it last week with the side stand down, but might be a bit easier with it up

Gruntle, Maybe you have non-standard springs?, I can imagine putting pennies in the inner spring. How you going to get the outer spring over the inner then, with or without washers.

Maybe post a short video? Will be interesting to see.

PS, no need to SHOUT in a discussion👍

#5
General GS500 Discussion / Re: Side stand springs
Last post by gruntle - July 13, 2024, 01:47:32 AM
@herennow
COMPLETE COBBLERS
I've used it for both my GS500 4 times for side and centre stand springs and 2 times for my Bonneville - don't knock it until you've tried it mate.  :nono:
#6
General GS500 Discussion / Re: Side stand springs
Last post by odb0 - July 12, 2024, 09:47:08 PM
Quote from: herennow on July 12, 2024, 01:14:43 PMHi, this won't really work with our double springs. It works great on single springs.

The nice thing about double springs is that each is not that strong. But together they are.

Just make a wire loop. Inch or two long. Hook it over one spring and use a long rod as a lever,hook spring, jiggle out wire, repeat, and, done.

Should I do this with the stand up or down?
#7
Scotchbrite on the pins is crucial to reduce brake pads chattering, also check both pistons are moving, sometimes one is stuck and it drags on one side, clean the pistons walls that slide with the oring.as suggstion goes,
greae or replace the 3 bearing piece that connect r6 shock to frame and swingarm.

Suggestions
-if you happen to open at any time the stator/magneto cover check the magnets, in some cases the resin gluing the magnets starts crackking. starwalts syndrome
consider that at some time the pickups will fail, its anotherr failure point, goats syndrome
-the clutch actuator and push rod need grease, inside, and this piece has to be in good shape to make the correct 3 point adjustment.i have a post about it
-petcock also fail with age(vaccum operated ON position)
-stem adjust and inspect, bearings (32005 and 32006 , some are have a plastic piece holding the cylinders instead of metal.
-if you feel fancy to replace all bearing you have swingarms to frame, you can grease them.
-check wheel bearings,grease
-cam chain tensioner, beware, for me it work ok, some replace it with fixed, many other model fit,cbx250 and others of bigger bikes
yamaha raptor 350 and other yamaha use the same carb, bowl gaskets are cheaper and more available
-beware of hand control switches cable routing, the forks can pinch them
-wiring loom can fall of the frame hangers, check
-clean clutch and brake switchs on the levers, isopropyl or contact cleaner works (syringe or spray)in the tiny gap , click them while wet 100+ times
-grease tacho and speedo gear , ends of the cable.
-tighten electrical connections, clean connectors
-lube tank lock
-replace oring of the dipstick
-replace oring in carb boots
-beware tank petcoks flat head screwdriver is perfectly straight(a bit off and resticts fuel passage) and clean gas screen petcock.


#8
Suggestion, check the old brake pads but if rebuilt the caliper I am sure you did that. Check the fork dust seals boots for cracking.
#9
Projects / Builds, Racing and Tech / 2009 GS500F naked conversion
Last post by Papa Mann - July 12, 2024, 01:35:51 PM
 Had enough of the 2001 GS500E sitting there for me to finish the 2006 GS500F engine swap, associated electronics and lube oil cooler install. 2001 title, 2006 no title (New York is a pain on this). BMW K1200LT fire that almost burned the house down got me back to the GS500 project. Bought a 2009 GS500F with a title, 10K mile and ran (kind of), fairings damaged.
One day took front forks off of 2006, tires off 2001 (300 miles on them), took off the fairings and installed the 2001 headlight assembly, fork headlight holders and turn signals, removed all fairing mount points except by the lube oil cooler. Going to remove grind the end off of them. I changed the sprocket to match the chain
New oil filter, oil, spark plugs, brake pads, air filter.
Carbs did leak on the engine cases at some point and left a brown film. Head carb cleaner would work and remove paint or oven cleaner. Any other suggestions.
Put 89 miles on it today runs great.
#10
General GS500 Discussion / Re: Side stand springs
Last post by herennow - July 12, 2024, 01:14:43 PM
Hi, this won't really work with our double springs. It works great on single springs.

The nice thing about double springs is that each is not that strong. But together they are.

Just make a wire loop. Inch or two long. Hook it over one spring and use a long rod as a lever,hook spring, jiggle out wire, repeat, and, done.
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