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  1. Bike won't shift above 4th Gear (Suzuki)

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hi Guys, My 2007 Suzuki GS500 will not shift above fourth gear and has difficulty getting into neutral. This problem is new after winter storage. With the engine off and shifting the gear shift lever by hand the gears make moderately loud clunks with an attempt into fifth gear making a click...
  2. 2001 GS500 Stall issue

    Suzuki
    After riding the bike for roughly 30-40 min on the highway, I got off the exit and stopped at a few stoplights. After the 3rd stoplight, I accelerated to roughly 50/60 mph. Once I hit 50/60, my bike started lose RPM and then they'd pick up again. Then after a few seconds it would do it again...
  3. Intermittent fuse blowing on GS500E

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hi all, I was hoping maybe someone here can help me, I have a 1999 Suzuki GS500EX, I use it to commute to work and back every weekday about an hours journey in total, it was running fine all through the summer but about two weeks ago now it started intermittently blowing its 20a fuse. The only...
  4. 1991 GS500 Acceleration dies

    Suzuki
    Hi Everyone, First time poster, first time biker. I've had my bike for about 6 months now. All of a sudden it lacks almost all acceleration. starts up just fine, but even in first gear, I can't pull away with any sort of acceleration beyond piddling forward. I can't get past 30mph in any...
  5. Just another few first bike questions..

    First Bike / New Rider
    I'm just getting ready to buy my very first bike. I've got nothing wrong with the Ninja 250, and I would love to start on it, but I'm very questionable. I am almost 5'11 and 180 pounds, and after sitting on one at the dealership I remember my knees were up pretty high on it. To me it seems like...
  6. New Rider....Newer Member

    New Member Introductions
    Hey all....just wanted to say hello. I'm a relatively new rider..I own a '92 GS500E. It needs some work but its ridable. Needs carbs cleaned and a valve adjustment and a new rear tire. Other than that its not bad for a "first bike". I figured I'd get something "not so pretty" to start out...
  7. Suzuki GS500E (90s) vs Suzuki Katana 650 (80s)

    Buying First Motorcycle Soon
    Hey guys :) I'm starting out my license training next week, and I'm doing some research on potential bikes to buy for when I get my license. From what I've read, and advice given to me, Suzuki GS500E seems like a good bike to start with and develop as a rider on. However, lately I've seen a few...
  8. 2004 Suzuki GS500F Brakes

    Suzuki
    Gents (...and ladies) ... Recently noticed my rear wheel is making noise just by rolling -- ie in neutral and pushing bike, I hear a grinding noise... THUS, I know it's time to change the back (and front for that matter) -- but I've only been able to find one site that shows how to take apart...
  9. need repair advice

    Suzuki
    Hello, I have a suzuki GS500 and am having trouble with it this year. I bought this GS about a year and a couple months ago. Last year I had to seal the fuel tank and get the carbs cleaned out because when I got it , it had rust in the fuel tank. It rode great all last season after I did...
  10. GS500 - first bike Q's

    First Bike / New Rider
    2005 SUZUKI GS500 - 1700 MILES - $4100 Is that a reasonable price to start haggling from for a bike that's almost 4years old? Haven't gone and looked at it yet. Pictures don't reveal exterior damage. My research (lurking on here) leads me to believe this would be a decent starter bike...
  11. New Rider -- 2005 / GS500F questions

    Suzuki
    A'ighty -- bought this bike (2005 Suzy GS500F) maybe 3 weeks ago, and definitely think it's a good bike to start learning on... but some basic questions: 1) What RPM should I aim at shifting with? I know it *CAN* go up to 1000 RPMs, but it seems more natural to shift at ~3.5 or so, but it...
  12. Trying to decide on a first bike

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hi everyone, I'm registered to take the MSF Basic RiderCourse next weekend, and so I've obviously been spending a lot of free time researching bikes and looking up ads in the classifieds and on Craigslist. I've never ridden before in my life, so I want something that will help me learn the...
  13. Aftermarket Fuel Injection System?

    First Bike / New Rider
    So, I am looking to get into this whole world and, like a lot of motorcycle noobs, I have found the spread of bike sizes a bit frustrating to navigate; you can go for a dinky 125-250cc engine, the next step being 600cc+. I have been becoming more attracted the older naked versions of the suzuki...
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