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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-15-2006, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hey guys my buddy just bought a 05 GS500 and we seem to be having a little trouble with it. Its has been laid down and there is some damage to the plastics and stuff. He said the bike fired up and idled well yesterday. However today we went out there and started it up, and the bike won't idle. We got it fired up and it ran but it won't idle. It will stay running if you keep the throttle pulled a little. but as soon as you let it go it dies. The choke doesn't seem to operating at all. It doesn't change the way the bike runs. It doesn't seem to run any diffrent on full choke or no choke. The choke is up on the handle bar and seems to have sustained some damage but if the choke is damaged it should still run right once its warmed up right. (I guess if the choke was stuck on it wouldn't run well but then it should run right when its cold and the choke is needed, which it doesn't) could this just be an idle issue? We did finally get the bike to idle but it was a REALLY low idle and was on the verge of dying all the time, and it would only idle for a little while then die. Should we just turn up the idle and if so where would it be located on that bike. Also could that be sign of other problems? I don't know much about wrenching on bikes but the dealership is BOOKED right now (which is normal for this time of year I know) So if possible we would like to get her running better ourselves. Any suggestions would be great.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-15-2006, 09:10 PM
 
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hmm I guess that one isn't fuel injected so it could be flooded, but after a day I would think it wouldn't be flooded anymore.

Check the choke cable, or PM larryg.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-15-2006, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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Yeah its not FI but we had it running and could keep it coming we just couldn't get it to idle. I think the choke cable may be damaged but I can't figure out why once it was warm it wouldn't run. We had it running for at least 15 min or so and it still wouldn't idle. Im going out there in the morning to start teaching him to ride (we are gonna stick him on the 440 LTD) so Ill see if we can get it running better tomarrow. Any ideas on where the idle screw is on that bike?
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-15-2006, 11:10 PM
 
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Yeah its not FI but we had it running and could keep it coming we just couldn't get it to idle. I think the choke cable may be damaged but I can't figure out why once it was warm it wouldn't run. We had it running for at least 15 min or so and it still wouldn't idle. Im going out there in the morning to start teaching him to ride (we are gonna stick him on the 440 LTD) so Ill see if we can get it running better tomarrow. Any ideas on where the idle screw is on that bike?
idle screw is normally on the right side, mid way down. You should see it in an opening hole on the fairing.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-16-2006, 07:06 PM
 
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anyone ever put frame sliders on the GS500? We just go some and can't figure out how to put them on. The only way we can see to put htem on is to mount them to the fairing brackets. Which I don't think is strong enough but we don't see any other options.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-17-2006, 09:31 AM
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Unfortuanatly, as recently disccused here on TWF, the manufacturees don't seem to allow the easy option of frame sliders on these many newbie style bikes... which is basically a contridiction in terms!




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