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Old 11-17-2009, 08:45 PM   #1
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Post i need so help on with a gs500

whats happening MH. i'm new on here and this is my first post and i hope is not a bad post. i have a 97 gs500 that needs some a little work. i bent the forks about a years ago. now i'm just trying to get it to run right again. i have been dealin with some forks that act like they know what they are doing but don't. sorry long story short can anyone get it running back right?

i have been had people working on it for a couple of weeks and its still not right
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Old 11-17-2009, 08:49 PM   #2
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You can pick up new forks on ebay or better yet call around the local salvag shops: Sam's Cycle Salvage and Union Cycles.

If you want to do it yourself you will need to be a little mechanically inclined (not much as it really is pretty simple but does require some time), a support for the bike, and a few basic tools.

If you are no comfy doing it yourself visit the super duper MotoHouston.com sponsors--Motocycles Unlimited or Sunny's.

It sounds like the 2nd option might be a better bet for you. Also, Motorcycles Unlimited is holding a basic maintenance class this weekend that will help you keep her running after she's fixed. click--> http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=118942
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i already have the forks on and have been able to ride a little bit. now what i need done is work on the idle. i have had someone work on the carbs but the idle will not set and also i not sure if i connected the valcum hoses but up right. while it was sitting up the tank rusted. i had the sand blasted
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i already have the forks on and have been able to ride a little bit. now what i need done is work on the idle. i have had someone work on the carbs but the idle will not set and also i not sure if i connected the valcum hoses but up right. while it was sitting up the tank rusted. i had the sand blasted
i ran into the same problem on my FJ600...get some tank coating for the inside. also, run to Patrick (motorcycles unlimited) as fast as you can if you want it done right the first time...


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